I'm sure going Primal will be great for your 2 yr old with Down's. And starting now, it'll become habit for her - just her idea of the normal, right things to eat - and she really will be set for life. (Thinking of my 35-year-old 'little' brother who has Down's too - habit is a powerful thing!) There's the weight advantage... and maybe it'll reduce susceptibility to depression in adult life, too, and reduce the ever-present catarrh in the meantime... and not to forget way less risk of tooth decay and needing dental work...
The more I think about this, the more excited I am for her
I had a dehydrator...sadly I sold it at a yard sale and wish I had it back. I also need to find a really good food processor...any budget friendly thoughts?
Originally Posted by dragonmamma
My children are big pasta and tomato sauce eaters! They just love noodles. I actually bought a can of coconut milk to try out on them. I like it, I hope they will too. The stevia is a problem for me, it's a turn off and taste bitter. I've been a big Splenda user (I know really bad), and I'm trying to break away from that.
For breakfast they like oatmeal too.
I think besides cooking more, I really need to invest in a good food processor!
Originally Posted by FairyRae
Yes, it's amazing the advances they are making to lead for a better life for our kiddos! At the same time, I still know food is an issue. I'm glad you are excited for her...it makes me want to really work hard to make a positive difference in her life, so her eating habits will not have negative consequences for her future!
Originally Posted by Hilary
Hamilton Beach was suggested in another thread as a good, cheap processor. I ordered model 70670 and am happy with it. Less than $50 on Amazon.
Originally Posted by wifeymomof3
Welcome! I learned about high fat, low carb eating just over a year ago. It just rang so true for me and made me feel so much better. And I began switching my family over to "better choices" (at the time, I had a 20-yo DS, 16-yo DS, 13-yo DD, 9-yo DD and husband). I kept hoping they'd really get turned on to the idea like I have, but all they focused on was their upset tongues over the food changes. Having "stuff" in the house that we should not eat has not worked out. If they don't like what I serve, then they migrate to those poor choice foods. I wouldnt have minded if they'd have just used them "occasionally". But esp my now 17-yo DS will just sit and eat the stuff by the handfuls (and grumble cuz he's got a belly on him!). So i've decided as of now, when the bad stuff runs out, it does not come back in the house. At the same time, tho, I have really tried to prepare dishes that they like. And lots of meat. I try to always have some meat in the fridge (already prepared) so they can grab that out if they need something to eat. It has been so heartening to watch my 17-yo grab chicken out of the fridge, put a glob of butter in a pan and heat up that chicken just to eat it. I know now we are making progress.
I made an apple crisp and pumpkin pie for Christmas (using the Nourishing Traditions recipes) and neither were a hit. so there is still a lot of hit and miss as we try to find out way to being a primal family...
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