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    Primal Bread Alternates for Kids?

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    I have a 7 year old and a 5 year old, and, as I've read Mark and Robb Wolf, I'm horrified at how DH and I have been feeding them. So, we've already started making changes. Not too much at once, I don't want to freak them out. They're not particularly fond of anything different, food-wise, so it's a challenge.

    The older child is better about eating what we give her, just because we said so, even if we get sad looks. And the, "I didn't like it. I only ate it because you told me to." Her sister is really good about whining and crying and having a fit over anything different. We've transitioned them from sugary stuff to fruit and veggies, and now it's time for the next step, grains. Thank God I never gave them that fake white bread, but they love their 100% whole wheat. I thought I was doing the right thing by them, turns out I'm just using a different poison.

    I've already tried wrapping the 'sandwich' in lettuce instead of bread. Also, I do the meat and cheese roll-ups. (I don't see any signs of lactose intolerance, so dropping milk is an experiment for another month.) Reception on those ranges from tacit acceptance (older kid) to angry defiance (spoiled little sister.) Any other ideas I might be able to try with them?
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    You could experimenting baking bread using coconut and almond flours? it might be fun for the kids to help and pretty awesome skill to learn. People on the boards seem to like the results for sandwiches
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    We use this recipe, it is the best and easiest I have tried...
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    Edited to add: Highly recommend the almond flour over the flax.
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    Personally I think Riv's oopsie roll is vile. I've tried it twice. I can't even stomach the smell, let alone the taste & texture. Trust me, you are better off with a lettuce wrap or cheese & deli meat rolls.
    About the only bread I miss is pumpernickel and ciabatta. Those were some awesome breads!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    Personally I think Riv's oopsie roll is vile. I've tried it twice. I can't even stomach the smell, let alone the taste & texture. Trust me, you are better off with a lettuce wrap or cheese & deli meat rolls.
    About the only bread I miss is pumpernickel and ciabatta. Those were some awesome breads!
    I have actually shared his recipe with non-paleos and even they like it, so I think it is worth trying. Be sure to let it cool before eating.
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    I struggle with breakfast of the kids. We've got twins that go to day care, and so it's a chore to get them fed and out of the house. Cereal is the easiest thing. What do you guys do? We're trying to transition them to a more primal diet, but we sacrifice Primal-ness for the sake of convenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersellen View Post
    I have actually shared his recipe with non-paleos and even they like it, so I think it is worth trying. Be sure to let it cool before eating.
    I'm obviously doing something wrong then. Any tips?

    John, I feed my 2yo bacon and fruit most mornings for breakfast. She likes greek yogurt and larabars too. I would think these are just about the fastest thing you can get into little tummies in the early am. She is starting pre school in the fall.
    If your little ones will eat hard boiled eggs, that's a good option too
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    I've had Rivvin's bread twice now, and think it makes a passable substitute for a slice of bread under a runny-yolked egg. My DH didn't like it, but I didn't try it with my daughter.

    I make mine with half almond meal/half flax meal. I think a kid would like the french toast version of this with some honey, maple syrup or fruit puree on top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_solo View Post
    I struggle with breakfast of the kids. We've got twins that go to day care, and so it's a chore to get them fed and out of the house. Cereal is the easiest thing. What do you guys do? We're trying to transition them to a more primal diet, but we sacrifice Primal-ness for the sake of convenience.
    My 7yr old loves scrambled eggs. My 2 yr old will peck at them, so that is a work in progress. She still has a fit about getting cereal or pancakes in the morning. My current strategy is to put eggs and other stuff in front of her so at least she will have both. Recently I have started making gluten-free pancakes and freezing them so at least when she is flipping out about that, I can whip them out of the freezer. I just have a low tolerance for early-morning toddler meltdown, so I just focus on small incremental changes.

    Other meals are a much bigger challenge for me. The 7 yr old is a bit more flexible and will eat roasted chicken and various veggies fairly regularly. Nether of them will eat red meat or fish of any kind. The toddler is almost impossible with the veggies either. Anything with a coconut is a no-go either. All the "paleo-kid-friendly" recipes are mostly a complete fail for them.

    Pulling my hair out, because every time I put their standard "food" in front of them I feel like I am feeding them poison. However I am not having much success introducing the alternatives. I also do not want to have a throwdown with them at every meal as I think that will just set them up for an unhealthy relationship with food for the rest of their lives.

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