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    shellsewnsow reacted to moggle in HELP! Other Breakfast Ideas - non-eggs   
    I think a lot of people go through the egg boredom stage.
    I took it in steps. I started with (and still often include) chicken breast, pork and smoked salmon. Pan-fried chicken breast with avocado/tomato/pineapple salsa was nice. I've developed a basic pork meatball mix and made up several variations.
    Then a couple of weeks ago I had a big ole steak for breakfast just because I could :-D
    Someone advised me to vary my egg preparation as well. So I've tried the muffins, the omelette and scrambled too.
    Soon your brain will see it as just 'meal 1' and you'll be happy to eat anything.
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    shellsewnsow reacted to Avalanche in HELP! Other Breakfast Ideas - non-eggs   
    I usually eat smoked salmon, salad greens, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and strawberries for breakfast. You just have to check the smoked salmon packets to make sure they don't list cane sugar as an ingredient.
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    shellsewnsow reacted to Megan H in HELP! Other Breakfast Ideas - non-eggs   
    I came from a "cereal EVERY day" background to having to change that for W30. At first I found I often needed some egg-free days but also don't fancy a steak for breakfast so I cook up some ground beef in ghee with chopped peppers, mushrooms, onion and throw in some tomato and spinach at the end. Although I warmed to eggs and found after a week or so even on my egg-free days I was cooking one to put on top of the meat mix! My trick to getting used to eating eggs every day was to have a bucket load of vegies at the same time. In between 2-3 cups of vegies, the few eggs almost went unnoticed. My little mantra (and it may or may not be helpful) was that I have basically had my way on the food decisions for 28 years and that 30 days of bending to something I may not like as much was a small price for feeling a lot better. And wouldn't you know....I finish my Whole52 next week and I think I'm going to keep having eggs for breakie.
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    shellsewnsow reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Oh, and this isn't food, but if you're signing up for the Whole30 Daily, pick your start date 1 day earlier as they arrive late in the day, Aussie time
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    shellsewnsow reacted to peacefrog in Extremely Fussy eaters, meals and lunch boxes   
    I have three young kids and I hear you on this one! My husband is an extremely picky eater, too (I swear he would eat hotdogs and fries every night if he could). So here are some things I've done:
     
    1. I bought the cookbook Paleo Cooking for Cavekids. The recipes are very basic, but the key is that each step of the recipe is cartoon illustrated so kids can make the recipe themselves. It really helped get my kids in the kitchen. And when they cook it themselves, they are more open to eating it.
     
    2. Along the same lines as #1, I simply make an effort to get the kids in the kitchen more. I have to learn to overlook the mess. But when my daughter chops the carrots herself or stirs butter into the broccoli, she's a lot more likely to at least try it.
     
    3. I offer it over and over again. When I first started giving my kids bone broth, they turned up their noses at it. I kept offering it (mostly at breakfast). I made sure to always offer it when I knew they were hungry. Now they LOVE it, and smack their lips and say "yum" when I give it to them.
     
    4. I bought the book Paleo Pals. It is a kid book about how paleo eating is healthy. For a while after reading it together, my eldest daughter was constantly talking about "healthy" foods being "good for her body." It helped get the message across in a kid-friendly way that wasn't just me preaching to her.
     
    5. I use the bento trick of making food fancy. I shape an organic hotdog into an octopus or flower. I shape hard-boiled eggs (with molds) into cars or hearts or bunnies. I cut meat (like slices of roasted turkey breast) into shapes with cookie cutters. I do the same with veggies like cucumbers. I spear things (meats, cheese, fruit, veggies) on cute cartoon picks to make it interesting to kids.
     
    6. I compromise. I try to use "safe starches" when I can. For example, I make the kids' chicken noodle soup with rice noodles instead of wheat noodles. I am willing to pour cheese sauce (made with rice flour) all over veggies if it'll get my kids to eat them. I make homemade popsicles with greek yogurt and blended fruit. They eat these for breakfast and think it's a treat, but I consider it a pretty healthy breakfast.
     
    7. I gradually add it in. When I make the aforementioned noodle soup, I use 2/3 rice noodles and 1/3 zuchinni noodles. The kids get used to the "zoodles" so they're more open to zuchinni in general.
     
    8. I am constantly exploring new recipes. Cauliflower pizza crust. Paleo "corn dogs" muffins. Almond flour blueberry muffins. Coconut flour pancakes. A lot... and I mean A LOT... of SWYPO recipes are bad. Not even close to the real thing. But some are pretty decent. And if you find a good one, keep it.
     
    9. Sometimes I just put my foot down. I made an egg casserole the other day that was just egg, ground meat, and sauteed veg. Kids hated it and refused to eat it for breakfast. I let them know that this was the breakfast I was serving, and that they would not get anything else to eat until our usual mid-morning snack. They accepted this, and they were fine until they're snack, but it's important to me that they know I am not a short order cook, and that I believe the healthy foods I offer are the best for their bodies.
     
    10. I serve plenty of what I know they will eat. My kids like bacon. They don't like eggs. For breakfast, I serve bacon, eggs, and fruit. I know they'll eat the bacon and fruit. At least that's something.
     
    11. We have a three bite rule. Before you can have seconds of anything, you must have three bites of everything on your plate.
     
    12. I don't make foods forbidden. They are going to encounter pizza and spaghetti and cupcakes in everyday life. My kids get these things sometimes. I believe that making foods forbidden only makes them more tempting. Unlike some kids I know, mine will leave half a
    cupcake or cookie behind when they've "had enough."
     
    Do my kids eat healthy all the time? No. Not at all. They don't eat nearly as healthy as I'd like, as often as I'd like. But as parents, I think we just should do the best we can do, and not sweat the small stuff too much.
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    shellsewnsow reacted to Semolina in Teaching a 5yo   
    We talk about food all the time (I have two five year olds and a six year old). At dinner time we regularly discuss whether butter is healthy (!), why doughnuts are bad for you, what kinds of protein are the best (eggs are better than cheese; ground beef is also good etc etc)).
     
    We also talk about poo a lot (though not at the table LOL). My kids periodically suffer from constipation, and we talk about why that happens and that they have to think about what they eat (and drink) because it impacts on how they feel etc. The kind of thing we never talked about when we were growing up, but I want to help my kids make the connection between what they eat and how they feel.
     
    You can take a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. Same with my kids. I can give them food, but not make them eat it; and likewise they are going to be presented with all kinds of food I don't approve of and the best I can do is equip them with as much information as I can to help educate them make good decisions about food. My kids are the only kids I know who will stop after a couple of pieces of chocolate and say they have had enough; or ask to save some cake for later because they can't eat it all now (whilst other kids are just stuffing their faces.) We eat lots of unprocessed food at home, we talk about healthy choices all the time (including how fat is good for you, and you want a strong healthy body made up of muscle, bone and fat) and that is as much as I can do. Ultimately what they eat is up to them; my job is to provide them with lots of healthy food for them to eat and the information they need to help them make choices when other people are providing food.