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How to add FAT into my family's diet like butter.

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 12, 2010 at 4:09 AM

I would like to get my kids to eat more fat. They don't like coconut oil, but I slipped it into a smoothie today. They thought there was something wrong with it...'what did I put into it?,' they said.

I give them bacon which they do like. They also like cheese & yoghurt.

How do I get them to eat more butter? Putting it on crackers or bread would just add refined carbs that I am trying to avoid. I cook eggs in butter or coconut oil, but they don't like to eat eggs everyday. And of course there is the obvious to add it to cooked veggies.

What are some other ways to add butter and other fats to diet? They eat grass-fed beef (with all the fat), but that's mostly a dinner item.

Trying to get the family to leave the SAD behind, is taking patience, but I am not giving up! If I can't get grass-fed butter, is it still a good choice of nutrients?

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

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on October 02, 2011
at 05:48 AM

Wow, looks amazing! great photography too. thanks !!! for your reply

306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

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on September 08, 2011
at 11:38 PM

Yes, I literally made the flour at home, out of coconut pulp leftover from making coconut milk from shredded coconut. The recipe was basically the same as yours, with some modifications that shouldn't have effected the egginess, though. It didn't rise much at all, but I think that's due to the baking powder being old. I suspect I need to add more of my flour than the standard recipe calls for - I made cookies the other day which ended up quite cookie-like and not eggy, but I added more flour than called for. This is my first attempt at flour, so I'm trying to hack it :)

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on September 08, 2011
at 09:18 PM

I found this to be much more "bready" than "eggy". What recipe did you follow? Did you literally make the flour at home?

306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

(3808)

on September 08, 2011
at 09:03 PM

Did this bread really turn out bread-like for you? I made some with a very similar recipe today, and it turned out very eggy, and I'm trying to figure out if that's how it's supposed to be, or if my homemade flour or some other modification is the culprit.

065bc9a541c742defb28b9c58ad34fbd

(1783)

on March 04, 2011
at 04:40 PM

"if someone eats butter by itself, they will vomit." Really? Before or after they run around feeling awesome? http://paleohacks.com/questions/24509/1-4-lb-of-butter-and-boundless-energy#axzz1FYYHyLf0

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 16, 2010
at 06:14 PM

I think that once they are over 5, its time to drop the "and a half". I'm also pretty sure that fractions are a Neolithic concept...

24868bf5aa2c49e269392765932d9dc4

(510)

on August 16, 2010
at 04:48 PM

Well, if you have kids like mine, they won't eat them no matter what they are smothered in--if they were smothered in chocolate mine would not touch veggies! One is almost 12 and the other is 8.5. I have a little bit of hope for the 8.5-year-old, but I am very concerned for the older one.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on August 16, 2010
at 07:09 AM

While I'm all for n=1 experiments, we mustn't forget that they are still n=1 experiments and therefore not very credible for generalizations. Dairy is known for calcium, especially milk but nutrition data entry for Milk, whole indicates that 100 g provides only 113mg of , while RDA being around 1000mg. Cheese is where it's at. About vomiting, n=1, it's all relative (and volume connected). I can easily "eat" 250 ml of cream, struggle with 250g of butter and struggle with 250g of cheese. Also butter is a source butyrate and vitamin K2 MK-4...

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on August 15, 2010
at 06:00 PM

I learned from a grassfed-beef-serving joint in town called Farmburger that bone marrow is a fantastic topping on a (bun-free) burger.

485bcefe7f1f7a6df1a293a826bf6137

(2191)

on August 15, 2010
at 03:24 AM

Sorry, missed that in the original post.

88905cfc5bb098ad3830671a1af373a8

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on August 14, 2010
at 09:51 AM

thanks for this comment as people may want to know ways to increase fat in their diet without dairy - and without too much protein.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 14, 2010
at 06:35 AM

Oh- PS I roast them in the oven for a short time first.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 14, 2010
at 06:31 AM

Yes! Just pop the marrow out to eat it and then suck on the bone. My mum said that during the war when people couldn't get steak they would eat marrow bones because the flavour was similar.

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 14, 2010
at 03:30 AM

Thanks for the great ideas...having the link to your recipe's is helpful! I was indeed, hoping for a "cracker" type of thing to put butter on, I feel that would be a nice in-between snack. I personally don't feel "hunger" pangs but kids get sooo hungry (craving) re-fined carbs; trying to avoid...

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on August 13, 2010
at 12:28 PM

Low carb tortillas are high fiber wheat, bad idea healthwise, break ties with the bread or they will still crave it

1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on August 13, 2010
at 10:01 AM

If they like pumpkin, a lovely pumpkin soup may have potential, especially if you serve it with a hefty dose of heavy cream! Mmmmmmm....

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 13, 2010
at 05:34 AM

I am not a big fan of cod liver oil. To me it is a supplement that supplies things that I can get from other more whole sources like fish, liver, etc. Plus its levels of vit A are very high which can be a prob. And getting D from the sun is probably better if possible.

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 13, 2010
at 04:34 AM

yeah, they will (limited--love carrots mostly) and I did address that in my original question. I have a wonderful CSA box (community supported agriculture) I get every week with a variety of veggies. Seems to be best way to get butter--on veggies...:)

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 13, 2010
at 03:36 AM

HI Superfox, Thx for your reply. I have tried to reduce the grains in the last 6 months. While I think that our diet has been pretty good over the years; I used to believe that we needed our all our grains. We didn't eat the high sugary types of grains nor did we eat fast food. I am a stay at home mom mostly, we have a small garden, I involve the kids in cooking & I DO make them try new things, but I like the "three" idea. Like I said I am not giving up. My husband is a farmer & supports me in the foods I make for the kids. We believe in & raise real food.

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 11:28 PM

low carb tortillas? I didn't know there were any. Great idea. My kids are really into the tortillas for their taco's etc., I really don't ever give them any sugar what so ever..no candy bars or sweeteners added to anything..but I KNOW they get it elsewhere on occasion. My kids are starting to like coconut milk. I love the coconut milk and water...it is very refreshing. I think I added it to the smoothie, but I might have added cream. I will keep trying. I also got a kid friendly tasting cod liver oil.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 12, 2010
at 10:28 PM

Also, forgot to mention, lowcarb tortillas are pretty tasty and work great as bread substitute and for tacos and burritos. Shiritaki noodles are a great sub for regular noodles. When I am cooking for others, I put more effort into subbing foods and making it more like what they are comfortable with in SAD, just with a more paleo/lowcarb twist. LIke I might add a few dark chocolate chips on top of something instead of prepping it plain like I would for myself only.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 12, 2010
at 10:24 PM

Prob is, when you eat lots of sugar, then the taste bud response to sweet things gets very blunted and it's harder to taste/enjoy the smaller amount of sweetness that exists in natural foods. Might want to try subbing less damaging carbs to satiate them, like potato instead of wheat, a favorite fruit instead of candy bar, stevia/splenda blend instead of sugar, etc. You can put stevia on strawberries and top with homemade whipped cream and chocolate and it's pretty yummy! Not totally paleo but still way better than SAD.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 12, 2010
at 10:16 PM

Sat fat is the most stable fat, not easily damaged or rancid like PUFAs and MUFAs. There is good evidence it is the healthiest of fats as it can't easily be altered by standard handling into transfats and other more harmful fats. High fat diets mean less insulin/glucose swings. Cholestoral is made from fat and is believed to be helpful in immune response and cancer control. Low sat fat and low cholesterol diets are correlated with increased rate of cancer (as are statins). I suspect a high sat fat diet is healthy, but exactly the best amount of intake may turn out to be a complex ?.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 12, 2010
at 08:12 PM

Eva: How does sat fat prevent cancer? I can see that happening, if it is displacing crappy food, or are you talking about a direct mechanism? There is still a difference between eating enough fat (which should come naturally from eating whole foods) and forcing fat down your gullet, which is what some people seem to do when they start off with paleo (cream/coconut milk chuggers, butter guzzlers, etc), as though there is some sort of quota that must be fulfilled.

15d23403fb836f2b506f4f3ad2c03356

(1219)

on August 12, 2010
at 06:48 PM

Don' think there's much fat in chocolate powder since the powder is just cacao without the cacao butter (i.e., without the fat).

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:45 PM

I am not a big fan of most veggies either. I find that if I mince them small and only add a little, the taste of them gets more diffuse and less irritating. Might also be harder to pick them out, LOL!

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:37 PM

Thanks Eva for your answer :) I just read, "Eat Fat, Lose Fat," and also heard Sally Fallon in an interview with Sean Croxton on Underground Wellness. I was so enlightened. That is exactly why I was trying to add more fat. (By the way, I am not trying to lose fat. Just trying to maintain my healthy weight and body fat %)

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:33 PM

True...I love the my homemade beef broth from grass-fed beef bones. They always pick out the veggies....but at least they can get the broth w/ butter...thanks!

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:31 PM

How do you eat marrow bones? chewing on a t-bone??

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:30 PM

Yeah that should work. I gave away my chocolate protein powder. I will borrow it back...:)

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:29 PM

I suppose I don't really know if they need more fat, but if they get more of it, they might want less of the refined foods they are craving. I keep most of it out of the house. But my plans get sabotaged every where...like at grandma's or the neighbors. My husband is not paleo. I would like to try making again the chocoloate mousse w/ avacado. I liked but my kids did not.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:27 PM

Saturated fat is protective, satiating, and helps prevent cancer. Saturated fat intake has been shown to be protective against cardiovascular disease as well and is effective for weight control and carries many important nutrients. Fat intake at every meal is important for proper digestion of important nutrients that can only be digested in presence of fat. Saturated fat is good for you. That is why paleos like to maintain a good level of sat fat intake.

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

(2065)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:25 PM

If she is cutting out refined carbs, the calories need to come from somewhere, therefore she probably wants to add extra fat. Cutting her kids caloric intake from carbs and not adding calories from somewhere else would be detrimental to her children's health unless they are very overweight.

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:14 PM

Dave, I was just thinking about looking for a recipe like coconut bark. Thanks for the ideas.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:13 PM

Grass-fed butter is great, but regular butter is still pretty good. Way better than Canola oil.

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:12 PM

Yes, thank you for your reply. We use only the full fat of dairy products. Not only do I not like the sugary versions most yoghurt, most use high fructose corn syrup. I put fruit in fruit and nuts. In my kids I use my homemade jam. I have no craving for sugar. Such a nice feeling. Oh, yeah I could make the homemade hollandaise to put on the eggs.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:10 PM

I bought some coconut oil and it was months before I figured out what to do with it. I frequently eat it with a spoon - but I doubt your kids will. What my kids *will* eat with coconut oil: Coconut Bark. Look up some recipes. I just wing it: In a saucepan on low heat I put a pack of Kerrygold butter and an equal amount of coconut oil (or so). A square or two of bakers chocolate. Maybe some almond butter or some walnuts. I'm a T2 diabetic, so I sweeten with stevia and sugar alcohols (erithritol, usually). I also throw in a scoop or 2 of protein powder. Mix well. put in a baking dish and freeze.

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:09 PM

I would like to add more for the satiation factor, since most of my kids are still craving refined carbs.

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on August 12, 2010
at 05:19 AM

I made some and it's great!

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1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on August 13, 2010
at 09:55 AM

Fatty meats would be my first move. Most kids instinctively like the fat on the outer edge of lamb chops and steak, and a good pork roast with generous crackling is a winner! Fatty fish like salmon is a good plan, too.

Avocado is good, but if they don't like the flavour on its own, try my Choc-Avocado Mousse. Add honey or maple syrup, and serve it with whipped heavy cream to create more of a milk chocolate flavour, if they can't take the richness of dark chocolate.

Coconut cream in curries is another tasty choice - try my Coconut Chicken Curry.

Then there are nuts - choose high-fat ones like macadamia for a tasty treat. You could even use macadamia nuts and others when preparing my Grain-free Granola so they get some healthy fats at breakfast.

And don't forget that egg yolks are a good source of fat and many other nutrients, and can be used in all sorts of tasty concoctions. If they already love bacon, how about Bacon-wrapped Frittata?

Almond pancakes topped with whipped cream, fruit and bacon is always going to go down well, too!

Finally, if you want to use crackers as a base for butter or soft, fatty cheeses like brie, try my Sunflower Sesame Crackers for a refined-carb-free option.

This has ended up sounding like a promotion for my blog ;) But recipes help 'disguise' fats, and also provide tasty ways for kids to enjoy healthy eating, rather then trying to shove plain butter and coconut oil down their throats.

I hope you'll write again and let us know how you went!

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 14, 2010
at 03:30 AM

Thanks for the great ideas...having the link to your recipe's is helpful! I was indeed, hoping for a "cracker" type of thing to put butter on, I feel that would be a nice in-between snack. I personally don't feel "hunger" pangs but kids get sooo hungry (craving) re-fined carbs; trying to avoid...

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5740abb0fa033403978dd988b0609dfd

on August 12, 2010
at 05:32 AM

I think take baby steps. First, make sure all your diary (milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, etc.) are full-fat (~4%) varieties. Next slowly start adding a little less sugar and a little more fat to the foods you already make. If you guys are eating yogurt, buy plain and add a little jam or fruit on your own. The amount of sugar added to the flavored varieties is astounding. No sane person would spoon that much sugar into any food they were going to eat. Finally, as has already been said, make fatty sauces to put over food that you may already be eating. Good luck.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:13 PM

Grass-fed butter is great, but regular butter is still pretty good. Way better than Canola oil.

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:14 PM

Dave, I was just thinking about looking for a recipe like coconut bark. Thanks for the ideas.

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:12 PM

Yes, thank you for your reply. We use only the full fat of dairy products. Not only do I not like the sugary versions most yoghurt, most use high fructose corn syrup. I put fruit in fruit and nuts. In my kids I use my homemade jam. I have no craving for sugar. Such a nice feeling. Oh, yeah I could make the homemade hollandaise to put on the eggs.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:10 PM

I bought some coconut oil and it was months before I figured out what to do with it. I frequently eat it with a spoon - but I doubt your kids will. What my kids *will* eat with coconut oil: Coconut Bark. Look up some recipes. I just wing it: In a saucepan on low heat I put a pack of Kerrygold butter and an equal amount of coconut oil (or so). A square or two of bakers chocolate. Maybe some almond butter or some walnuts. I'm a T2 diabetic, so I sweeten with stevia and sugar alcohols (erithritol, usually). I also throw in a scoop or 2 of protein powder. Mix well. put in a baking dish and freeze.

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62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 12, 2010
at 05:10 AM

You can try putting heavy cream into a smoothie. They might like that better, if you are doing diary. Fatty sauces are also good, either with cream or coconut oil or some such. What meat does not taste great with a nice fatty sauce all over it! I also make whipped cream with heavy cream and a dash or splenda and sometimes a dash of chocolate. Deep frying stuff like chicken coated with egg and coconut flour is a way for the chicken to soak up more fat in the fry process. I also like to slather parmesan cheese or blue cheese on top of things. Steak tastes great cooked with a heap of blue cheese on top!

Edit to add: forgot to mention, I think coconut MILK is very tasty in a smoothy. Haven't tried coconut oil yet. The milk has a lot of good tasty saturated fat as well. Plus coconut milk would not be considered 'weird.' Many nonpaleos consume coconut milk smoothies just for taste. I personally prefer it over milk.

-Eva

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2b8c327d1296a96ad64cdadc7dffa72d

on August 13, 2010
at 12:21 AM

LisaW, How long have you been trying to improve your children's diet? If you have obstacles (like school, grandparents, HUSBAND) it will take longer than you might hope.

If you're dealing with children who immediately announce they don't like something, please try a new deal - they must take three normal bites of a new food/dish on THREE separate occasions before rejecting it completely. Then, after each introduction, ask them for specific things they don't like. Often, if it is texture, you can prepare it a different way. If it is taste AND texture, the three times will help you know if they just aren't used to it, or if they really hate it.

You may have to take this more slowly try introducing simple substitutions for some foods and slowly eliminating them. If their Dad isn't supportive of any of what you're doing, they'll throw "but Dad doesn't have to eat it" at you, and frankly, that's a tough objection to remove.

Fat in and of itself will NOT change your children's taste buds from the refined foods to other things. Remember that one missed meal (if they don't like it, and have done their three bites agreement), won't cause death by starvation.

Get them involved in the shopping AND preparation of food. First, they'll understand where food comes from and the commitment it takes to prepare it for consumption. Second, they'll learn to cook. Third, they may come to dislike the chemicals infused in food and reject it for freshly made. Fourth, if you're eating out a LOT, stop. That alone will help accelerate your efforts.

Lastly, subscribe to the 100 days of real food blog. This mother of two girls, aged 3 and 5 chronicles her attempts to improve. It's been over 75 days, and her kids don't clamor for refined unhealthy foods anymore. Let me warn you -- this was a HUGE task on her behalf, and her chronicles might help your efforts. Check out her blog here: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/. She has a companion site for recipes called Food Illusion. That link is on her 100 days blog.

Good luck! And be patient. You WILL prevail!

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 13, 2010
at 03:36 AM

HI Superfox, Thx for your reply. I have tried to reduce the grains in the last 6 months. While I think that our diet has been pretty good over the years; I used to believe that we needed our all our grains. We didn't eat the high sugary types of grains nor did we eat fast food. I am a stay at home mom mostly, we have a small garden, I involve the kids in cooking & I DO make them try new things, but I like the "three" idea. Like I said I am not giving up. My husband is a farmer & supports me in the foods I make for the kids. We believe in & raise real food.

1
C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

(2065)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:28 PM

Soups and stews are one of the easiest ways to add extra butter. I haven't met a soup yet that doesn't benefit from copious amounts of butter. It's also an opportunity to get homemade bone broth into them.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:45 PM

I am not a big fan of most veggies either. I find that if I mince them small and only add a little, the taste of them gets more diffuse and less irritating. Might also be harder to pick them out, LOL!

1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on August 13, 2010
at 10:01 AM

If they like pumpkin, a lovely pumpkin soup may have potential, especially if you serve it with a hefty dose of heavy cream! Mmmmmmm....

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:33 PM

True...I love the my homemade beef broth from grass-fed beef bones. They always pick out the veggies....but at least they can get the broth w/ butter...thanks!

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2b8c327d1296a96ad64cdadc7dffa72d

on August 12, 2010
at 04:46 AM

First, why do they need more fat? Are they eating a lot of refined carbohydrate?

Second, What type of coconut oil are you using? Unrefined is best, and doesn't add much flavor.

Third, Have you tried making chocolate mousse with avocado?

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on August 12, 2010
at 05:19 AM

I made some and it's great!

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:29 PM

I suppose I don't really know if they need more fat, but if they get more of it, they might want less of the refined foods they are craving. I keep most of it out of the house. But my plans get sabotaged every where...like at grandma's or the neighbors. My husband is not paleo. I would like to try making again the chocoloate mousse w/ avacado. I liked but my kids did not.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 12, 2010
at 10:28 PM

Also, forgot to mention, lowcarb tortillas are pretty tasty and work great as bread substitute and for tacos and burritos. Shiritaki noodles are a great sub for regular noodles. When I am cooking for others, I put more effort into subbing foods and making it more like what they are comfortable with in SAD, just with a more paleo/lowcarb twist. LIke I might add a few dark chocolate chips on top of something instead of prepping it plain like I would for myself only.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 13, 2010
at 05:34 AM

I am not a big fan of cod liver oil. To me it is a supplement that supplies things that I can get from other more whole sources like fish, liver, etc. Plus its levels of vit A are very high which can be a prob. And getting D from the sun is probably better if possible.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 12, 2010
at 10:24 PM

Prob is, when you eat lots of sugar, then the taste bud response to sweet things gets very blunted and it's harder to taste/enjoy the smaller amount of sweetness that exists in natural foods. Might want to try subbing less damaging carbs to satiate them, like potato instead of wheat, a favorite fruit instead of candy bar, stevia/splenda blend instead of sugar, etc. You can put stevia on strawberries and top with homemade whipped cream and chocolate and it's pretty yummy! Not totally paleo but still way better than SAD.

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

(2065)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:25 PM

If she is cutting out refined carbs, the calories need to come from somewhere, therefore she probably wants to add extra fat. Cutting her kids caloric intake from carbs and not adding calories from somewhere else would be detrimental to her children's health unless they are very overweight.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on August 13, 2010
at 12:28 PM

Low carb tortillas are high fiber wheat, bad idea healthwise, break ties with the bread or they will still crave it

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 11:28 PM

low carb tortillas? I didn't know there were any. Great idea. My kids are really into the tortillas for their taco's etc., I really don't ever give them any sugar what so ever..no candy bars or sweeteners added to anything..but I KNOW they get it elsewhere on occasion. My kids are starting to like coconut milk. I love the coconut milk and water...it is very refreshing. I think I added it to the smoothie, but I might have added cream. I will keep trying. I also got a kid friendly tasting cod liver oil.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:34 AM

What kid doesn't like whipping cream? And maybe they would enjoy marrow bones- I used to love them when I was a kid.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on August 15, 2010
at 06:00 PM

I learned from a grassfed-beef-serving joint in town called Farmburger that bone marrow is a fantastic topping on a (bun-free) burger.

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on August 12, 2010
at 04:31 PM

How do you eat marrow bones? chewing on a t-bone??

88905cfc5bb098ad3830671a1af373a8

(803)

on August 14, 2010
at 09:51 AM

thanks for this comment as people may want to know ways to increase fat in their diet without dairy - and without too much protein.

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on August 14, 2010
at 06:35 AM

Oh- PS I roast them in the oven for a short time first.

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on August 14, 2010
at 06:31 AM

Yes! Just pop the marrow out to eat it and then suck on the bone. My mum said that during the war when people couldn't get steak they would eat marrow bones because the flavour was similar.

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on September 08, 2011
at 07:44 PM

The other day I baked a loaf of bread made with coconut flour, roasted some marrow bones, and smeared the marrow on slices of the bread.

My non-paleo wife loved it and gave it her "approval" (which is a big deal).

Since you mentioned wanting a "cracker like" option that you could smear with fat, it might work for you.

how-to-add-fat-into-my-family's-diet-like-butter.

(Bread Recipe Here)

how-to-add-fat-into-my-family's-diet-like-butter.

(Marrow recipe here)

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on September 08, 2011
at 09:03 PM

Did this bread really turn out bread-like for you? I made some with a very similar recipe today, and it turned out very eggy, and I'm trying to figure out if that's how it's supposed to be, or if my homemade flour or some other modification is the culprit.

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on September 08, 2011
at 11:38 PM

Yes, I literally made the flour at home, out of coconut pulp leftover from making coconut milk from shredded coconut. The recipe was basically the same as yours, with some modifications that shouldn't have effected the egginess, though. It didn't rise much at all, but I think that's due to the baking powder being old. I suspect I need to add more of my flour than the standard recipe calls for - I made cookies the other day which ended up quite cookie-like and not eggy, but I added more flour than called for. This is my first attempt at flour, so I'm trying to hack it :)

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on September 08, 2011
at 09:18 PM

I found this to be much more "bready" than "eggy". What recipe did you follow? Did you literally make the flour at home?

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on October 02, 2011
at 05:48 AM

Wow, looks amazing! great photography too. thanks !!! for your reply

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on September 08, 2011
at 07:06 PM

I've recently gotten more fat into my diet with coconut milk. I don't love its flavor, so I just mix in cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice and it's a wonderful little drink!

Also, with Thai Kitchen canned coconut milk (it hasn't worked with the Whole Foods brand), if you shake and shake and shake the can, then pour the coconut milk into a covered plastic container and refrigerate, it gets thick like a pudding/mousse. To that you can add the pumpkin pie spice or cocoa powder for a nice treat.

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on March 04, 2011
at 04:31 PM

Toss some steamed broccoli with a few tablespoons of melted pastured butter. Yummy!

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on August 15, 2010
at 11:19 AM

Fatty meats have protein, vitamins and minerals, butter doesn't. Whole milk has protein, vitamins and minerals, butter doesn't. The WAPF will tell you butter is "essential" but it is not. I still think it's empty calories compared to other high-fat alternatives.

I'm sorry if it looks like I'm trolling, I just can't help but feel personal about the butter issue. Sally Fallon of the WAPF would call me a politically correct diet dictocrat, but I would still tell her that heavy use of butter contributes to obesity, I know because I was a fat kid and I added butter to my food.

Butter is a dairy product, but it is altogether a very different product. Production of butter involves the removal of the protein, and the mineral that dairy is famous for, calcium, is also removed. Furthermore, while milk, cheese, and yogurt can all be eaten on their own, if someone eats butter by itself, they will vomit.

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on August 16, 2010
at 07:09 AM

While I'm all for n=1 experiments, we mustn't forget that they are still n=1 experiments and therefore not very credible for generalizations. Dairy is known for calcium, especially milk but nutrition data entry for Milk, whole indicates that 100 g provides only 113mg of , while RDA being around 1000mg. Cheese is where it's at. About vomiting, n=1, it's all relative (and volume connected). I can easily "eat" 250 ml of cream, struggle with 250g of butter and struggle with 250g of cheese. Also butter is a source butyrate and vitamin K2 MK-4...

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on March 04, 2011
at 04:40 PM

"if someone eats butter by itself, they will vomit." Really? Before or after they run around feeling awesome? http://paleohacks.com/questions/24509/1-4-lb-of-butter-and-boundless-energy#axzz1FYYHyLf0

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on August 14, 2010
at 02:59 PM

Cook your eggs in bacon fat and deep fry your burgers in animal lard. That should help a little. Also if you melt butter and put it in whole milk and add some salt and a little suger that will make your kids very healthy as well.

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on August 13, 2010
at 04:04 AM

They won't eat vegetables smothered with butter? We use Kerrygold every night on either zucchini, bok choi, daikon, or asparagus (and I add sea salt to mine), and it makes these otherwise boring veggies wonderful.

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on August 16, 2010
at 06:14 PM

I think that once they are over 5, its time to drop the "and a half". I'm also pretty sure that fractions are a Neolithic concept...

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on August 15, 2010
at 03:24 AM

Sorry, missed that in the original post.

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on August 13, 2010
at 04:34 AM

yeah, they will (limited--love carrots mostly) and I did address that in my original question. I have a wonderful CSA box (community supported agriculture) I get every week with a variety of veggies. Seems to be best way to get butter--on veggies...:)

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on August 16, 2010
at 04:48 PM

Well, if you have kids like mine, they won't eat them no matter what they are smothered in--if they were smothered in chocolate mine would not touch veggies! One is almost 12 and the other is 8.5. I have a little bit of hope for the 8.5-year-old, but I am very concerned for the older one.

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on August 12, 2010
at 02:54 PM

Err, how is indiscriminately adding fat/butter to your family's diet useful? It's good if you're replacing say margarine with butter, but randomly chugging butter is not a practice I'd recommend. It's nice and all, but it's not a magic bullet. Same goes for coconut oil (Oil in any drink is not something I'd serve to anyone without their consent). Just eat a whole foods diet and get rid of this idea that you need to supplement your diet with fat..

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on August 12, 2010
at 04:37 PM

Thanks Eva for your answer :) I just read, "Eat Fat, Lose Fat," and also heard Sally Fallon in an interview with Sean Croxton on Underground Wellness. I was so enlightened. That is exactly why I was trying to add more fat. (By the way, I am not trying to lose fat. Just trying to maintain my healthy weight and body fat %)

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on August 12, 2010
at 04:09 PM

I would like to add more for the satiation factor, since most of my kids are still craving refined carbs.

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on August 12, 2010
at 10:16 PM

Sat fat is the most stable fat, not easily damaged or rancid like PUFAs and MUFAs. There is good evidence it is the healthiest of fats as it can't easily be altered by standard handling into transfats and other more harmful fats. High fat diets mean less insulin/glucose swings. Cholestoral is made from fat and is believed to be helpful in immune response and cancer control. Low sat fat and low cholesterol diets are correlated with increased rate of cancer (as are statins). I suspect a high sat fat diet is healthy, but exactly the best amount of intake may turn out to be a complex ?.

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on August 12, 2010
at 04:27 PM

Saturated fat is protective, satiating, and helps prevent cancer. Saturated fat intake has been shown to be protective against cardiovascular disease as well and is effective for weight control and carries many important nutrients. Fat intake at every meal is important for proper digestion of important nutrients that can only be digested in presence of fat. Saturated fat is good for you. That is why paleos like to maintain a good level of sat fat intake.

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on August 12, 2010
at 08:12 PM

Eva: How does sat fat prevent cancer? I can see that happening, if it is displacing crappy food, or are you talking about a direct mechanism? There is still a difference between eating enough fat (which should come naturally from eating whole foods) and forcing fat down your gullet, which is what some people seem to do when they start off with paleo (cream/coconut milk chuggers, butter guzzlers, etc), as though there is some sort of quota that must be fulfilled.

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on August 12, 2010
at 04:48 AM

Sometimes I will put chocolate protein powder (not exactly paleo) into a couple of ounces of good-quality pastured whipping cream. It makes a nice chocolate-pudding-like snack, and it's quite filling.

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on August 12, 2010
at 04:30 PM

Yeah that should work. I gave away my chocolate protein powder. I will borrow it back...:)

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on August 12, 2010
at 06:48 PM

Don' think there's much fat in chocolate powder since the powder is just cacao without the cacao butter (i.e., without the fat).

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