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No really, what do your kids eat?

Hi there!
Well I am starting Paleo for myself and my husband (whose a type 1 diabetic) but I am also going to try and transition the boys too. I think a lot of behavioral issues have to do with foods (and he’s got Crohn’s too).  So out with the white flour, sugar, dairy and gluten. My question is, what do your kids like? I read on your blog that they like the KND bars and jerky but what else do they eat like for lunch or whatever? I need ideas!!
Rachel
Alas, a forum to answer such awesome questions!  I know it’s a cop-out for me to say, “my kids are good eaters” so I’ll try to be specific.  This is what some of their typical daily choices look like (and please, focus on choices – the world is VERY wide to a 2 year old):

Breakfast

  • Omelet Made to Order (would you like Mushrooms and Black Olives or Ham and Broccoli)
  • A hard boiled egg, fruit with almond butter for dipping
  • 2 Fried Eggs with fruit and bacon
  • Easy Peasy Pancakes and Frozen Waffles (we keep some frozen for the toaster) with an egg and apple butter (juice sweetened)
  • Egg Drop Soup, Breakfast Butternut Squash with sausage or leftovers are popular requests too

Lunch

  • Salami slices (they like the rolls from Trader Joe’s cut thick), carrots, guacamole, clementine
  • Ham slices, mustard, grapes, broccoli with a ranch-type dip
  • Tuna salad on a bed of lettuce
  • Beef Jerky, applesauce, freeze dried fruit (doesn’t have to be cold)
  • Bunless hamburgers and hot dogs
  • Leftovers from dinner

Dinner

  • Roast Chicken, roasted root vegetables and roast kale
  • Pot Roast (we use onion, carrot, butternut squash, sweet potato) and sauteed spinach
  • Grilled scallops, wrapped in bacon, on skewers with peppers, onion and tomatoes and a side salad
  • Broiled salmon, steamed broccoli and home made applesauce

Snacks

  • Fruit, especially dipped in sunflower seed or almond butter
  • Veggies (carrots with guacamole is always a big hit, any dip really)
  • Salami, Hot Dog, Ham with mustard
  • Tuna salad in a bowl
  • Tuna or guacamole wrapped up in deli meat (get nitrate free)
  • Homemade or sugar-free applesauce
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Almond and coconut flour baked goods
  • Coconut milk smoothies and healthy ice creams are a great nutrient dense and filling treat for the ever-hungry cave-kids in your life, too!

Think about what you all like to eat and how you can make it in smaller or larger portions.  You’ve got to think less about what “breakfast” looks like and more about what will both taste good to you and provide you with the nutrition you need for the day you have ahead.  Good luck!

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