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Fat options for my 5 year old daughter

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Created July 17, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Hi. I have a 5 year old daughter who is going paleo along with me. She is very happy to eat foods that she likes or new foods that have no taste or are PLAIN vegetables or fruits.

She currently does not get a lot of fat. I don't know how to add more! She won't eat much meat other than loving chicken nuggets every day. I am going to try to cook her more scrambled eggs.

She also doesn't like how creamy avocados are.

She likes yogurt but she's used to the really thin sugary kind. Maybe I should push higher fat greek yogurt? She does drink whole milk.

What should I do about her negligible-ish fat intake? She doesn't like the taste of coconut oil or olive oil, and won't really eat meat unless its chicken....

Thanks

Edit: Update: I tried making ice pops with yogurt, orange juice, and coconut milk. She didn't like them. I actually didn't either. But I found out how good coconut milk is!

In the meantime, I got her to eat scrambled eggs cooked in butter(after a year of not wanting them, more or less) again and she wanted a hard-boiled egg which she never likes the looks of in her school lunch because another kid in her class has one every day! So we're off to a good start, even though she's not into the unusual ice pops or anything with coconut.

Going lower on the bread items (still giving her approx 1 small serving a day. Don't know what to put in her lunchbox aside from pasta with cheese, it looked empty with nothing else in it) and fruit (1 serving a day) and upping the vegetables (to offering them twice a day instead of a week! oops..) and planning how to get her fats.

Thank you to everyone for your answers. They have really helped me.

Edit 2 days later: She really enjoyed the chicken with butter I made and green beans with butter. The next morning after eating only 1 serving of bread the night before she was more alert, calm, and happy than usual! I loved it. But she looked super tired by the time I picked her up from school again. She also loved the ground beef with butter (tried for the first time and loved it) that I made for myself tonight thinking she wouldn't want it. We're making progress! She is very proud that she feels/eats healthy. I am wishing I could give her more sweetened dried fruit so she doesn't resort to asking for cookies before bed :/

Edit 1-2 weeks later: We are doing very well. She is trying new things every so often and not sticking to them, but I have a feeling she will eat them again in a few days or weeks (like scrambled eggs and meats) and that is fine with me. We are eating more vegetables, fruits, and things with butter! Still dialing down the frequency of the meals with bread in them. Her cold went away, and she grew! She looks a lot older/taller, and I am going to measure her next weekend to see the difference in how tall she got from a few weeks ago eating a healthy-ish SAD diet. I don't argue if she wants bread items (because she doesn't fully understand why I offered them before if they are not good), but I don't specifically offer them now. Still on an upward trend! Keep you updated.

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on July 27, 2012
at 09:53 PM

Thank you! I will have to try some of these. The list is making even me hungry!

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on July 24, 2012
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I should try bacon. I have sensitive skin (acne that I'm doing pretty well at keeping at bay with Paleo) and I have heard that bacon can make people's skin flare up. I could try it though. She does like dried fruit. I should buy more of it. A dehydrator sounds fun. I will put it on my list of things to get someday (need a new job rt now). Thank you!

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on July 23, 2012
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I remember loving those as a kid too, I do remember that both were dusted in a heavy coating of sugar. 1-2 pieces is probably good. Do you think she would make the leap to fresh mango or papaya? You can get a decent dehydrator for under $40, and make your own dried fruit without the sugar if dried is her fave.

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She is loving dried papayas and mangoes, but they are sweetened and I'm a little concerned as to how much to give her in one day. Right now I'm trying to use them as an extra special snack, maybe one large piece of each per day. Any thoughts?

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on July 19, 2012
at 02:51 PM

what about celery with almond butter and raisins? (ants on a log?) other ideas: http://everydaypaleo.com/2012/04/03/school-lunch-ideas/ Now is a good time to cultivate her palate. If she's hungry, she'll eat it.

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on July 19, 2012
at 03:40 AM

I have actually whipped up some Kerrygold with a bit of honey and cinnamon on occasion, too. A little bit of honey butter on their sweet potatoes and my guys whine a lot less about eating them. Some folks might say "whoa, too much sugar!" Thing is, I have to compete with their SAD routine when I don't have them, which makes it tough sometimes to strike a balance. So I make a few compromises with them that still allow me to sleep at night.

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on July 18, 2012
at 08:11 PM

Kudos on the progress you have made so far! Have you tried bacon? It brought a friend's child back from a bread only diet when she was 4. What about string cheese, pops nicely into a lunch, no noodles needed. Does she like fruit? If so, I'd offer her more than one serving a day at her age. Dried apples, raisins, dried cherries, seem to be all the rage with the little kids in my life and pack easily in lunches too.

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on July 18, 2012
at 08:10 PM

Have you tried bacon? It brought a friend's child back from a bread only diet when she was 4. What about string cheese, pops nicely into a lunch, no noodles needed. Does she like fruit? If so, I'd offer her more than one serving a day at her age. Dried apples, raisins, dried cherries, seem to be all the rage with the little kids in my life and pack easily in lunches too.

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on July 18, 2012
at 08:03 PM

Half and half makes a damn tasty hot chocolate or chocolate milk.

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Btw, I love this idea. I haven't tried it because I haven't used much butter as a sit-out-on-the-table item before, but I will start. Still having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that fatty butter is still good for you and this is a "I want more fat" post!

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on July 18, 2012
at 05:21 PM

That does sound yummy. I looked for cream at the store and I didn't find the right kind. I will look again. I think I picked up half and half and the store clerk I asked said nono you don't want that! I don't drink coffee so I wouldn't know! I will add butter to everything. And I'll try the cream with fruit thing. We'll see if it works. She's a little fearful of new foods. But it runs in my family so maybe she picked it up somewhere.. She will try things if I pressure her to, and is happier knowing she doesn't have to eat things she doesn't like. Thank you!

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Hi Karen, We live in an apartment and don't have much access to planting area, but she plants at school and gets exposed to eating freshly grown food that way. She loves it. Also her exposure to her friends liking it I feel like has made a big impression on her. That's why she loves one of her favorite vegetables, because they grew it at school.

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Heh miked I keep thinking of your answer. She will eat what's in the house because that's what's in the house. That really makes me feel better. Thank you!

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on July 17, 2012
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I will try the vegetables with butter. I have been steaming them, but I could even warm them up with butter on them before I give them to her.

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on July 17, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Having a child help you plant, weed and harvest a garden is another great way to get them involved and willing to taste new foods.

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on July 17, 2012
at 07:07 PM

My granddaughter helped with food prep from the time she was 2-3 on. It was messy and not necessarily helpful (tossed salad is literally tossed all over), but it get's kid involved and interested in food. She was safely using knives with supervision by 5. Kids are eager to learn if given the chance, and have more ability than we give them credit for.

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on July 17, 2012
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IF they're not too picky! (Mine was, it's okay. Kids make their own decisions and sometimes that's the most important part!!)

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on July 17, 2012
at 07:04 PM

Thanks MathGirl. It is hard, but we are doing great just by trying! Different kinds of popsicles sounds like the best way to go. She likes popsicles. But I will continue trying different things. I actually tried melting coconut oil into regular chocolate for her, but she thought it was too weird that I was messing with all this food stuff for her to try at one time and got turned off. I made pretty cool-looking chocolate bars by dripping the chocolate into ice cube trays and putting them in the freezer. You can add lots of things to the chocolate that way, like dried fruit or nuts.

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on July 17, 2012
at 06:58 PM

+1. If she can't get in the car and drive to the grocery store, then she eats what's in the house.

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on July 17, 2012
at 06:34 PM

I do most of the cutting, but my 5yo and 3yo help cook. The trick is that any skillet food gets cooked in a dutch oven. Then they can stand on a chair and stir/dump into the pot and wont get spattered. Also with veggies, there is a lot of prep they can do (oil, season, etc) and then help put the sheet into the oven. They can help make salads and salad dressings by measuring the oil and vinegar. They can help set the table...

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on July 17, 2012
at 06:25 PM

I second the butter. Have no experience in lard, so I'll keep that to myself. Try it on veggies, and fruit (with cinnamon!) Vegetable gravies are another option, as the vegetables can be cooked down into a mush and add bulk. I would recommend rice bran oil as it has no taste, and nutrients of the bran that's good for skin and hair. But I don't know how paleo that is. It's thin, coats well and is almost flavorless. It's similar in cooking qualities as peanut oil, but supposedly not bad for you. They use it for deep frying instead of peanut oil and canola in Asia.

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ie she was too tired to make it. But we had been out all day. But she is tired a lot and on the verge of colds. However she is lean and muscular also. I'll keep you guys updated on the progress.

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Popsicles! She loves popsicles. Great idea!! And coconut milk with yogurt is something I should try also. I heard that once kids are eating more healthy they will keep eating more healthy, so we just gotta get over this push and keep in the right direction.

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This is a wonderful idea. I try to get her as involved as possible, but a large part of preparing our food lately happens to be cutting it up or cooking it on the stove. Not 5 yr old friendly activities! I bought some organic cacao powder to try to put coconut oil in last weekend and she didn't even like that. Tried to make it together. She is so tired she really needs more fuel! Fat fuel, I believe.

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on July 17, 2012
at 05:21 PM

She's 5 years old. You have control over her diet. It's good that you're trying to set up healthy eating habits now before it's too late.

Yes, she should be eating FULL-fat dairy ONLY. None of this wimpy low-fat high-sugar insulinbomb crap.

If she doesn't like the taste of coconut oil or olive oil, sneak a bit of it into foods like salads or meats that will mask the taste.

Add lard or butter on EVERYTHING. Take a tablespoon of cold lard from the refrigerator, add a bit of stevia to it and tell her to lick it off the spoon.

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on July 17, 2012
at 06:25 PM

I second the butter. Have no experience in lard, so I'll keep that to myself. Try it on veggies, and fruit (with cinnamon!) Vegetable gravies are another option, as the vegetables can be cooked down into a mush and add bulk. I would recommend rice bran oil as it has no taste, and nutrients of the bran that's good for skin and hair. But I don't know how paleo that is. It's thin, coats well and is almost flavorless. It's similar in cooking qualities as peanut oil, but supposedly not bad for you. They use it for deep frying instead of peanut oil and canola in Asia.

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on July 17, 2012
at 06:58 PM

+1. If she can't get in the car and drive to the grocery store, then she eats what's in the house.

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on July 18, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Heh miked I keep thinking of your answer. She will eat what's in the house because that's what's in the house. That really makes me feel better. Thank you!

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on July 17, 2012
at 05:25 PM

higher fat greek yogurt <- and just add some chocolate chips or berries to it. Get her used to the taste as a treat, then start to remove the additives

Macadamia Nuts, Almond Nut butter on celery, etc.

Add butter to sauteed veggies.

Lots of ways. The easiest way though is to get her into preparing her food. When she helps to make the food, she will be more inclined to eat it.

C0c839648b31512515daaffe8e4e9ad1

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on July 17, 2012
at 06:16 PM

This is a wonderful idea. I try to get her as involved as possible, but a large part of preparing our food lately happens to be cutting it up or cooking it on the stove. Not 5 yr old friendly activities! I bought some organic cacao powder to try to put coconut oil in last weekend and she didn't even like that. Tried to make it together. She is so tired she really needs more fuel! Fat fuel, I believe.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 17, 2012
at 06:34 PM

I do most of the cutting, but my 5yo and 3yo help cook. The trick is that any skillet food gets cooked in a dutch oven. Then they can stand on a chair and stir/dump into the pot and wont get spattered. Also with veggies, there is a lot of prep they can do (oil, season, etc) and then help put the sheet into the oven. They can help make salads and salad dressings by measuring the oil and vinegar. They can help set the table...

C0c839648b31512515daaffe8e4e9ad1

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on July 17, 2012
at 06:25 PM

ie she was too tired to make it. But we had been out all day. But she is tired a lot and on the verge of colds. However she is lean and muscular also. I'll keep you guys updated on the progress.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on July 17, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Having a child help you plant, weed and harvest a garden is another great way to get them involved and willing to taste new foods.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 17, 2012
at 07:07 PM

My granddaughter helped with food prep from the time she was 2-3 on. It was messy and not necessarily helpful (tossed salad is literally tossed all over), but it get's kid involved and interested in food. She was safely using knives with supervision by 5. Kids are eager to learn if given the chance, and have more ability than we give them credit for.

C0c839648b31512515daaffe8e4e9ad1

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on July 18, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Hi Karen, We live in an apartment and don't have much access to planting area, but she plants at school and gets exposed to eating freshly grown food that way. She loves it. Also her exposure to her friends liking it I feel like has made a big impression on her. That's why she loves one of her favorite vegetables, because they grew it at school.

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on July 17, 2012
at 05:30 PM

Will she not eat those plain vegetables with loads of butter on them? Or how about fruit (apples and pears) with cheese?

Ditch the crummy yogurt and puree full fat plain yogurt with coconut milk and frozen berries (I use 1/2 C. yogurt + 1/4 C. coconut milk + a handful of frozen berries). Add a little honey of it's not sweet enough for her. Pour it into a bowl like yogurt or serve it with a fun, curly straw as a smoothie or freeze it into popsicles.

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on July 17, 2012
at 07:11 PM

I will try the vegetables with butter. I have been steaming them, but I could even warm them up with butter on them before I give them to her.

C0c839648b31512515daaffe8e4e9ad1

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on July 17, 2012
at 06:21 PM

Popsicles! She loves popsicles. Great idea!! And coconut milk with yogurt is something I should try also. I heard that once kids are eating more healthy they will keep eating more healthy, so we just gotta get over this push and keep in the right direction.

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on July 18, 2012
at 01:15 AM

I know you already picked an answer, but I just wanted to mention that my guys love heavy cream. One of them would drink it straight out of the carton if I let him, and the other only likes it whipped. Either way, they usually love a bowl of fruit drenched in cream. Blueberries, strawberries and bananas are favorites.

Also, I'll echo the suggestions to add butter to everything (especially leaner cuts of meat, fish, etc.) and the occasional spoonful of almond butter.

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on July 18, 2012
at 05:21 PM

That does sound yummy. I looked for cream at the store and I didn't find the right kind. I will look again. I think I picked up half and half and the store clerk I asked said nono you don't want that! I don't drink coffee so I wouldn't know! I will add butter to everything. And I'll try the cream with fruit thing. We'll see if it works. She's a little fearful of new foods. But it runs in my family so maybe she picked it up somewhere.. She will try things if I pressure her to, and is happier knowing she doesn't have to eat things she doesn't like. Thank you!

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on July 18, 2012
at 08:03 PM

Half and half makes a damn tasty hot chocolate or chocolate milk.

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on July 17, 2012
at 09:46 PM

fat options that work well with my finicky toddler:

  1. 3 yolk omelettes, throw out 2 or all of the whites.

  2. buttered GAPS almond or hazelnut bread

  3. sweet marrow custard with vanilla bean

  4. Cream, egg, or coconut milk based soups like cream of mushroom, Avgolemono,
  5. "Fettucine" style zuchinni noodleswith a carbonara or alfredo sauce
  6. Extra fatty paleo meat balls with ground pork included
  7. "Milk" shake/ smoothies made with berries and coconut milk (blend some grassfed butter in there too)
  8. Baked or dehydrated zuchinni chips with a healthy fat based dip
  9. Berries dipped in greek yogurt sweetened with raw honey or stevia and frozen
  10. Cheesy Cauliflower Tater Tots
  11. Turnip and Squash Gratin
  12. Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower
  13. Shrimp butter on veggies or any deliciousness
  14. Bacon, all the bacon

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on July 27, 2012
at 09:53 PM

Thank you! I will have to try some of these. The list is making even me hungry!

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on July 18, 2012
at 07:33 AM

Straight up butter. I have yet to meet a child who doesn't instinctively jab a finger into the stick of butter on the table or lick the paper clean with those little butter pats in restaurants. Give her a butter knife, and let her serve herself.

I don't know if chocolate would sweeten the deal with the coconut flavor, but I make little chocolates in silicone ice cube trays or candy molds made with dark chocolate, coconut butter, and coconut oil. You just melt them all together, proportions don't seem to matter too much, and then pour into the molds, and cool in the fridge. You can also use that mix like you would Magic Shell over ice cream.

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on July 18, 2012
at 05:23 PM

Btw, I love this idea. I haven't tried it because I haven't used much butter as a sit-out-on-the-table item before, but I will start. Still having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that fatty butter is still good for you and this is a "I want more fat" post!

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on July 19, 2012
at 03:40 AM

I have actually whipped up some Kerrygold with a bit of honey and cinnamon on occasion, too. A little bit of honey butter on their sweet potatoes and my guys whine a lot less about eating them. Some folks might say "whoa, too much sugar!" Thing is, I have to compete with their SAD routine when I don't have them, which makes it tough sometimes to strike a balance. So I make a few compromises with them that still allow me to sleep at night.

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on July 17, 2012
at 06:54 PM

Fruit smoothies using whatever is in season, full-fat coconut milk, and avocado, thinning with a bit of water unless the fruit is super juicy. It can even be frozen into popsicles.

Make a dip for her raw veggies using full-fat sour cream (there are European styles that have probiotics) or homemade mayonnaise. You can mix in whatever seasonings she likes, even bacon-bits. I'm dealing with similar issues with an almost 8-year-old, so I feel your frustration!

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on July 17, 2012
at 07:04 PM

Thanks MathGirl. It is hard, but we are doing great just by trying! Different kinds of popsicles sounds like the best way to go. She likes popsicles. But I will continue trying different things. I actually tried melting coconut oil into regular chocolate for her, but she thought it was too weird that I was messing with all this food stuff for her to try at one time and got turned off. I made pretty cool-looking chocolate bars by dripping the chocolate into ice cube trays and putting them in the freezer. You can add lots of things to the chocolate that way, like dried fruit or nuts.

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on July 17, 2012
at 07:04 PM

IF they're not too picky! (Mine was, it's okay. Kids make their own decisions and sometimes that's the most important part!!)

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on July 18, 2012
at 05:13 PM

Update: I tried making ice pops with yogurt, orange juice, and coconut milk. She didn't like them. I actually didn't either. But I found out how good coconut milk is!

In the meantime, I got her to eat scrambled eggs cooked in butter(after a year of not wanting them, more or less) again and she wanted a hard-boiled egg which she never likes the looks of in her school lunch because another kid in her class has one every day! So we're off to a good start, even though she's not into the unusual ice pops or anything with coconut.

I went to the grocery store yesterday. I will still keep experimenting. I got chicken (to add in addition to chicken nuggets to her diet) and I will try to get her to eat ground beef again. She said she'd try it.

Going lower on the bread items (still giving her approx 1 small serving a day. Don't know what to put in her lunchbox aside from pasta with cheese, it looked empty with nothing else in it) and fruit (1 serving a day) and upping the vegetables (to offering them twice a day instead of a week! oops..) and planning how to get her fats.

Thank you to everyone for your answers. They have really helped me.

Edit 2 days later: She really enjoyed the chicken with butter I made and green beans with butter. The next morning after eating only 1 serving of bread the night before she was more alert, calm, and happy than usual! I loved it. But she looked super tired by the time I picked her up from school again. She also loved the ground beef with butter (tried for the first time and loved it) that I made for myself tonight thinking she wouldn't want it. We're making progress! She is very proud that she feels/eats healthy. I am wishing I could give her more sweetened dried fruit so she doesn't resort to asking for cookies before bed :/

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on July 18, 2012
at 08:10 PM

Have you tried bacon? It brought a friend's child back from a bread only diet when she was 4. What about string cheese, pops nicely into a lunch, no noodles needed. Does she like fruit? If so, I'd offer her more than one serving a day at her age. Dried apples, raisins, dried cherries, seem to be all the rage with the little kids in my life and pack easily in lunches too.

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on July 18, 2012
at 08:11 PM

Kudos on the progress you have made so far! Have you tried bacon? It brought a friend's child back from a bread only diet when she was 4. What about string cheese, pops nicely into a lunch, no noodles needed. Does she like fruit? If so, I'd offer her more than one serving a day at her age. Dried apples, raisins, dried cherries, seem to be all the rage with the little kids in my life and pack easily in lunches too.

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:09 AM

She is loving dried papayas and mangoes, but they are sweetened and I'm a little concerned as to how much to give her in one day. Right now I'm trying to use them as an extra special snack, maybe one large piece of each per day. Any thoughts?

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on July 19, 2012
at 02:51 PM

what about celery with almond butter and raisins? (ants on a log?) other ideas: http://everydaypaleo.com/2012/04/03/school-lunch-ideas/ Now is a good time to cultivate her palate. If she's hungry, she'll eat it.

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on July 23, 2012
at 09:03 AM

I remember loving those as a kid too, I do remember that both were dusted in a heavy coating of sugar. 1-2 pieces is probably good. Do you think she would make the leap to fresh mango or papaya? You can get a decent dehydrator for under $40, and make your own dried fruit without the sugar if dried is her fave.

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on July 24, 2012
at 11:14 AM

I should try bacon. I have sensitive skin (acne that I'm doing pretty well at keeping at bay with Paleo) and I have heard that bacon can make people's skin flare up. I could try it though. She does like dried fruit. I should buy more of it. A dehydrator sounds fun. I will put it on my list of things to get someday (need a new job rt now). Thank you!

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on July 17, 2012
at 10:00 PM

It takes time! Over time, she'll come to love it. I was paleo for a year eating super fatty foods and loving it. Then I did a three month switch, still paleo, but very little added fat. I then had a hard time switching back to fatty foods for about a month. Now everything is normal again!

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on November 16, 2014
at 08:40 PM

Try making some foods for her that have cocoa butter and coconut milk.

Here's a recipe for Paleo Chocolate Mousse.

Here's one for Paleo Chocolate Chips.

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on July 17, 2012
at 05:31 PM

It may not be ideal as far as omegas are concerned, but leaf lard is practically flavorless. If you can find some good local stuff, you can add it to pretty much anything without changing the flavor.

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