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Kids with Allergies and Breakfast!!!

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Created August 19, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Hi everyone. My first question here! My fiance and I have been Paleo for a few months and LOVE it. Ready to try out with the kiddos. Big problem is breakfast: we have one child allergic to nuts, eggs and garlic. What to feed them for breakfast that won't break the bank and is fast and easy?

Oh, and we have SIX kids between the two of us, so breaking the bank and staying sane are two VERY IMPORTANT issues to us!!!

Thanks!

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on August 19, 2011
at 10:36 PM

Thanks, Jesika! It actually cooked pretty fast; if you don't have time for the bacon, just pan-fry the steak in some butter or reserved bacon grease -- I keep mine in a jar in the fridge -- and it's seriously done in less than five minutes (they're called "minute" or "breakfast" steaks at the grocer and are thinly sliced, like, 1/2" thick). I hope you try it and enjoy it! :)

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on August 19, 2011
at 09:25 PM

Breakfast is just dinner that you eat earlier in the day. Good call.

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:32 PM

See, this is why I love these kinds of groups. The information is amazingly abundant. Thanks!

1602b293fe5211cc1792056c182361be

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:32 PM

Thank you, Stacy!

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at 07:31 PM

I will definitely try this, not sure how the kids will feel, but I think WE (the adults) will love it!

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at 07:25 PM

Thanks for mentioning us!

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at 07:24 PM

Thank you!!!! I have Everyday Paleo, and will check out paleoparents in depth :) but am loving the high fat greek style yogurt.

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at 07:24 PM

Love the dinner for breakfast!!! YES. We actually can do unflavored sausage, so do it every weekend, just gets expensive each weekday. But thinking a big pot of hash on the weekend might last a while into the week.

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:23 PM

Hey, thanks for suggesting PK, Bree. Hope that you find some useful stuff there, Jesika! Good luck with your new eating approach.

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Loving the idea of leftovers. His four boys (including the one with the allergies) come from a high-carb home on their mom's end, and thus think unless they have coco puffs for breakfast then it's not a real breakfast. They LOVE the sausage and bacon, but it gets expensive every morning with eight people. Full fat Greek yogurt with berries is a great idea.

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at 07:20 PM

That steak sounds delicious. Not too fast for school mornings, though! But a great weekend morning food.

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Thank you, love this idea.

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at 06:13 PM

Very true... my kids love dinner for breakfast and actually prefer it.

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on August 19, 2011
at 04:41 PM

Good for you!!! Integrating Paleo for kids is hard, but 6 - holy moly - that's going to be epic!

That's a tough one - it seems like so much breakfast items have eggs in them.

Sweet potato hash

High fat greek style yogurt with frozen berries (my little guy loves this one)

Familygrocumentarian has a great blog with loads of kid friendly recipes on it, same with Everyday Paleo and a new one I've just started to check out is paleoparents.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:23 PM

Hey, thanks for suggesting PK, Bree. Hope that you find some useful stuff there, Jesika! Good luck with your new eating approach.

1602b293fe5211cc1792056c182361be

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:24 PM

Thank you!!!! I have Everyday Paleo, and will check out paleoparents in depth :) but am loving the high fat greek style yogurt.

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:25 PM

Thanks for mentioning us!

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on August 19, 2011
at 05:03 PM

I'm also allergic to eggs, so my breakfast options are limited if I am eating at the average diner, less so if eating at home since I don't tie myself to traditional breakfast foods. This is what I do:

  • Corned beef hash -- obviously you should check whether the particular places you breakfast put garlic in their hashes. If you make your own you don't need to worry about this. My most common diner breakfast is a side of hash and a side of bacon.
  • Home fries or hash browns. I rarely eat these since I don't like most home fries (cut way too large and end up dry and bitter), and hash browns are generally processed crap. In a pinch, though, they work. You can shred fresh potatoes on a box grater and fry them in oil for a hashbrown-alike.
  • Fish. Canned oily fish are a breakfast staple in my diet (sardines, mackerel, herring, whether smoked or not). I love them.
  • Squash, served like a hot cereal, if you have leftovers from the previous day.
  • Sausage -- since you need to avoid garlic, make up your own sausage the day before without it, and let it meld together in the fridge overnight. Then shape into patties and cook.
  • leftovers. Prior to VLC/paleo I used to eat cold pizza for breakfast. In a lot of cultures breakfast is made up primarily of staples left over from the previous night. I'm thinking primarily of things like nasi goreng (fried rice from Indonesia) and pain perdu (French toast, really). These are obviously not Paleo, but be creative with what you already have!

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on August 19, 2011
at 09:25 PM

Breakfast is just dinner that you eat earlier in the day. Good call.

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:24 PM

Love the dinner for breakfast!!! YES. We actually can do unflavored sausage, so do it every weekend, just gets expensive each weekday. But thinking a big pot of hash on the weekend might last a while into the week.

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on August 19, 2011
at 06:13 PM

Very true... my kids love dinner for breakfast and actually prefer it.

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on August 19, 2011
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I have something similar with my son, no eggs, etc. One of his favorites is a faux-oatmeal I make him. I roast a squash (butternut, etc) - this brings out its natural sweetness, then I mash it up, add in lots of butter and cinnamon and I add some ground up flax seed for texture, served warm with cream or coconut milk. He absolutely loves this.

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:19 PM

Thank you, love this idea.

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on August 19, 2011
at 06:16 PM

Cooking some chopped apples, sausage, and veg (I used cabbage and herbs) in a skillet makes a good savory breakfast sans nuts and eggs...

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1602b293fe5211cc1792056c182361be

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:31 PM

I will definitely try this, not sure how the kids will feel, but I think WE (the adults) will love it!

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:26 PM

Hey, Jesika,

There was a thread here on PaleoHacks:

- "Can a family with egg, peanut/tree nut, and fish allergies live a paleo lifestyle? Hack their theoretical menu!"

The top answer (as well as the answers below it) provided a huge list of ideas for egg-free and nut-free breakfasts.

Hopefully those give you some inspiration, too!

Best of luck! :-)

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:32 PM

See, this is why I love these kinds of groups. The information is amazingly abundant. Thanks!

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on August 19, 2011
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There's lots of great suggestions above, I would say the best advice I can offer is to forget what breakfast should look like. You'll want to come up with some special ways to offer normal foods (Spunkycoconut has a lot of egg-free recipes too, I think her bagels are made with coconut flour and egg free) but for the most part just offer his favorites. My 3yo LOVES hamburgers with guacamole, he asks for it everyday for breakfast. Matt usually makes a big batch once a week and then has it ready to microwave for him.

So glad to see you making it work - best of luck!

Stacy Paleoparents.com

1602b293fe5211cc1792056c182361be

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at 07:32 PM

Thank you, Stacy!

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on August 19, 2011
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I just fried up a thin-cut steak and covered in smashed avocado and crumbled bacon and a bit of sriracha. T'was delicious. :D

I'm also eating a banana covered in almond butter and cinnamon on the side.

1602b293fe5211cc1792056c182361be

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on August 19, 2011
at 07:20 PM

That steak sounds delicious. Not too fast for school mornings, though! But a great weekend morning food.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

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on August 19, 2011
at 10:36 PM

Thanks, Jesika! It actually cooked pretty fast; if you don't have time for the bacon, just pan-fry the steak in some butter or reserved bacon grease -- I keep mine in a jar in the fridge -- and it's seriously done in less than five minutes (they're called "minute" or "breakfast" steaks at the grocer and are thinly sliced, like, 1/2" thick). I hope you try it and enjoy it! :)

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on August 19, 2011
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Leftovers from dinner always works.

Sausage and bacon provide protein alongside some fruit.

Yogurt with berries always works and looks nice too. You can add in protein powder or rice krispies if you're so inclined.

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at 07:22 PM

Loving the idea of leftovers. His four boys (including the one with the allergies) come from a high-carb home on their mom's end, and thus think unless they have coco puffs for breakfast then it's not a real breakfast. They LOVE the sausage and bacon, but it gets expensive every morning with eight people. Full fat Greek yogurt with berries is a great idea.

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