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    Lesser of Two Evils

    Listen, I understand that cereal is not primal, and I personally will not eat it. However, I have three children (ages 7, 5 and 3). They have made HUGE strides in their eating habits over the past year and a half, but breakfast is tough. They eat bacon, grass-fed hot dogs, and sausage, but they also want some cereal with their mandatory protein options. Which is the lesser of two evils...gluten-free chex (made with very unorganic corn) or organic cheerios, made with organic wheat? One day the cereal will be gone, but we are taking it slow as far as the kids are concerned. Thanks.
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    What about rice cereal? But if I had to choose between corn and wheat, I'd pick corn.

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    i'd pick corn over wheat, and rice over corn
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    To echo and reiterate: rice>corn>wheat. And I wouldn't sweat giving rice cereal with whole milk to kids that age a couple times a week as part of an otherwise nutrient-dense diet.

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    @RichMahogany, your answer brings up another question. I used to be so proud that my kids drank skim milk. Once my husband and I went primal over 18 months ago, I tried switching to whole milk for them and they didn't go for it, so I compromised with 2% milk. Is 2% worth my time, or should I REALLY be forcing whole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krmsande View Post
    @RichMahogany, your answer brings up another question. I used to be so proud that my kids drank skim milk. Once my husband and I went primal over 18 months ago, I tried switching to whole milk for them and they didn't go for it, so I compromised with 2% milk. Is 2% worth my time, or should I REALLY be forcing whole?
    My main concerns with fat-reduced milk are the actual fat-reducing process more than the macronutrient issue. REALLY don't feed your poor kids that defatted, bleached, chemically-processed junk.

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    Gradually add whole milk, by "diluting" the 2% with whole, gradually increasing the ratio of whole milk to 2%. In a couple of weeks, you should be able to give them just plain whole milk. Also, what another reply said, will work best if the milk is in something like cereal, rather than just a glass of it, but that can be gradually changed over the same way.

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    Rice cereal - how have I not thought of that (hand slap on forehead)? I will be on search for some that the kids will like. thanks for input!

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    I just spoke to my boy, Crackle. He can get you a deal on a couple kilo's of excellent stuff.

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    skim, 2% and whole milk all taste very different. when your tongue is accustomed to whole or 2% then skim tastes watery and sweet and gross

    i imagine it just tastes weird to them right now, but if you want to bump up the milk fat content then add it to the cereal and it won't be too noticable
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