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Paleo eating/diet...any tips or advice?

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mslicketysplit Tue 11-Dec-12 16:34:12

Tortillas would be out as they contain grains and no legumes so refried beans aren't allowed either. I make a pizza base using almond flour or scoop out the centre of a halved courgette and fill it with tomato sauce, raw cheese and veg. Much yummier than it sounds!

AppleAndBlackberry Thu 29-Nov-12 16:09:58

My kids quite like smoothies, if you make your own you can add things like avocado, spinach, coconut milk or cucumber to the fruit (probably not all at once!).

You could also serve breaded fish/chicken with vegetables and without the chips/mash which would be a good compromise if you don't need to go totally gluten free. Even better if you have the time to make your own breaded chicken, you can mix in ground almonds with the breadcrumbs.

Mine also like nakd bars and coconut macaroons.

Badvocsanta Thu 29-Nov-12 11:23:34

Oh! blush
What a typo!
Thanks will check that blog out...

ohfunnyface Thu 29-Nov-12 11:20:31

LOL breaded children.

If you lightly bread it and oven bake it, I can't see the problem.

Do they like guacamole or humous? I bet if they like humous they'll love the re-fried beans.

TellMeLater Thu 29-Nov-12 11:18:55

Here you go the Paleo Parents blog! They have an ebook available to buy. My advice don't buy books written by health professionals and nutritionalists- they are much too worthy....low carb/paleo by people who love good food will help you stick to it without feeling deprived - google there are free recipes on most of the paleo forums. Good luck!

Badvocsanta Thu 29-Nov-12 11:13:08

Will try the tortilla pizza, thanks.

Badvocsanta Thu 29-Nov-12 11:12:56

Yes I think so.
We have made great strides with ds1 this year wrt food but kids will be kids I guess smile
It's good to know the odd bit of breaded children isn't too bad.

ohfunnyface Thu 29-Nov-12 10:37:12

Here are a few ideas for you:

Tortilla pizza:

grill tortillas and chop up all your favourite veg and heat in the pan with the spray oil (I use peppers, red onion and courgette, all chopped into strips) then spread the top of the tortilla with tomato puree, cheese and load with the veg.

It's also REALLY nice with re-fried beans (comes in a tin) and I just add a layer of those before the veg.

You can then add breaded chicken on top (light breadcrumbs aren't the end of the world) and the tortilla is SO much better than a thick pizza base. I use wholewheat ones, but white ones are also nice.

I imagine it's just about slowly changing their tastes?

Badvocsanta Thu 29-Nov-12 10:30:03

My kids are 9 and 4.
Very different tastes!
Ds1 was a total carb iunkie but we managed to cut down, he is a total fruit and veg refuser but we have compromised wi a flirt purée for lunch box and peas and sweet corn at dinner time. Not ideal. He will eat fish and chicken but only breaded so that's my next task!
Ds2 eats fruit and veg every day which is great but wing eat meat or fish! Argh!
He also like sweet things like chocolate and cake which ds1 doesn't.
Neither drink milk so that's good.
A typical day for ds1 would be:
1 egg omelette for breakfast and fromage frais
Brown bread and butter, fruit purée and flapjacks for lunch
Pizza/GF pasta and meatballs/fish fingers and rice/roast potatoes and chicken goujons
Ds2 would have:
Porridge, fruit, fromage frais, toast for breakfast
Brown bread and cheese spread for lunch and fruit and chocolate
Dinner would be mashed potato, carrots and broccoli
Thanks for the link!

ohfunnyface Thu 29-Nov-12 10:23:37

this is a good recipe website.

What sort of food do your children like? What ages are they?

Badvocsanta Thu 29-Nov-12 09:06:42

No I don't sad
I guess I am after tips for children's paleo food mostly.

ohfunnyface Thu 29-Nov-12 08:59:31

do you have twitter?

healthhabits often posts really good paeleo recipes and links to a paeleo free ebook of different recipes.

I did the P90x last year and there are some really tasty recipes in their diet guide that are very on paeleo ideology.

Personally- I don't think you can beat lots of red onion, peppers and courgettes lightly grilled (so they're still crunchy!) and oven baked salmon with pesto and a bit of couscous with pepper and peri seasoning. Filling AND tasty.

I love their tortilla pizzas too. Yum yum yum.

Badvocsanta Thu 29-Nov-12 08:54:34

Have read a lot about pales eating over the past few days and am going to try it.
However, the book I read did nit really have any recipes or tips for how to get kids to eat paleo.
I.e. high protein, no dairy or wheat.
I am 100% sure many of my health problems stem from the way I eat (high carbs, sugar etc) and I know my eldest SMS health has improved immensely since we cut down his carbs.
Are there any good cook book I could get? Thanks

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