Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:41 PM
In the new year, when I start cooking more and really working this thing as a lifestyle, I'm eager to see what happens. The best thing is that I've been getting them into the kitchen with me recently, and they are loving cooking and prepping food.
I didn't realize how just taking out the active junk from the house would affect their health, even without switching them to Whole30. I'm very relieved and optimistic about the new year.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:12 PM
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:57 PM
Thank you Kirsteen. My girls are nine and they are very interested in how dishes are created. Also, since they are nine, I can have them in the kitchen with me and not worry about Imminent Death or World War III anymore. Ha! So I'm looking forward to more cooking together. I told them today that in the new year we'd be cooking together from Well Fed and the Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook, and this would mean that we wouldn't be watching Disney channel but it would be worth it. So they each grabbed a cookbook and started looking through it, reading out dishes and ingredients and picking favorites.
Amy I think that's wonderful. I really wish I'd started all this when my kids were younger and I could still influence them. My son is 24 and on the autistic spectrum, there's only about 6 foods he eats, none of which I would choose but there's absolutely no changing it. My daughter is 27 and much more influenced by what her partner eats which to be honest is not great but there it is. It's great to start them young and hopefully they'll grow up with habits that will last.
Also, I pointed out to my daughter that her allergies have improved significantly already, and she said she had noticed it and wondered why. I told her that it was because of no more junk food (I haven't sprung on them yet that at some point we'll be calling pasta junk food, hehe), and she was pretty happy.
I like these kids. I think I'll keep 'em.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:03 AM
Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:08 AM
Yes, and with my one kid who still would eat pasta and Ragu three meals a day if I'd let her, I have instituted the "no thank you" bite rule. She has to eat a full bite of everything offered before she can move on to the pasta and sauce. She is not happy, but she isn't gagging either, and I know the more I expose her to good food the more she'll appreciate it. The other one wants to try EVERYTHING and gets really excited about new foods. So interesting.
I've noticed that my kids eat a lot more food now. I still have stuff around for them that I don't eat, but the meals I make are paleo so that's what they get. Not having chips gives them the choice of fruit or nuts for a snack. They ask for salad every night. One of my daughters doesn't like cooked veggies. She eats them, but isn't happy about it. Give her some meat and raw veggies and she's in Heaven. They have done well with the changes. It's a gradual process for us, but it is coming along faster than I thought it would.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:03 AM
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:10 AM
Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:49 PM
My husband doesn't eat paleo but I try to stick to a paleo diet (plus some dairy) and I pretty much insist my kid eat as paleo as I can. And I have to say, I love that she clearly thinks of bananas as dessert. The other day she saw cookies on Grandma and Grandpa's table and kept on movin'. It did not occur to her to request one. And it didn't occur to me to eat one!
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:58 PM
I love that your daughters are interested in cooking! I can't wait to make that a part of my child's life. I also won't mind her making her own breakfast some day! And good for you for setting a good example. A lot of people use their kids as an excuse to not exercise or eat a bunch of craptastic food, and here you are going out of your way to eat good food in front of them and they're picking it up on their own!
My husband doesn't eat paleo but I try to stick to a paleo diet (plus some dairy) and I pretty much insist my kid eat as paleo as I can and I love that she clearly thinks of bananas as dessert. The other day she saw cookies on Grandma and Grandpa's table and kept on movin'. It did not occur to her to request one. And it didn't occur to me to eat one!
Love that! Also, your baby is adorable!!!! You should have ten more. (No pressure, heehee)
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:55 AM
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