desperatedepressed Posted July 9, 2014 Share Posted July 9, 2014 I am leading into doing a Whole30 and would love to include my kids. I want to at least move them towards a more Paleo way of eating before I consider Whole30 with them. I have been eating a partially paleo diet for a while and have discovered that I feel a lot better on it. Some persistent rashes and gut problems have improved or stopped since doing this. I feel better when I don't eat grains at all. Previously I was on a low gluten diet with spelt flour products. My husband is supportive in that he doesn't complain that I choose to eat this way but is critical of the 'eating fat' part of the diet. My children constantly complain and refuse to eat most of what I serve. As the person who prepares most of the meals, I am finding the criticism from my family hard. My husband for the most part will eat what I serve, though often I realise he is less than thrilled. He has always been a fussy eater and our 2 children, an 8 year old daughter and 5 year old son have inherited this tendency and refuse to eat anything unfamiliar. They would rather go to bed hungry and this is their response to everything I serve (unless its bolognaise on pasta, home-made pizza with standard dough base or takeaway). We have had a pretty healthy diet (at least what I thought was healthy) and they both enjoy raw vegetables and will eat a lot of fruit. I have been trying to vary meals but they will only happily eat either salad or raw vegetables. They don't like them cooked. They also only eat certain vegetables (carrot, celery, cucumber, tomato, corn). I find it really hard to pack a protein source for lunch boxes that they will actually eat. They like sandwiches and fruit and that's it. They also differ in their fussy food triggers. My daughter will eat ham roll-ups but my son won't. My daughter likes boiled eggs but won't eat them cold my son won't eat them at all. They both like peanut butter (which I now know is actually a legume) but won't eat any other nut butters. They want them on sandwiches anyway. I've looked at lots of paleo kids lunch box ideas and the protein is not anything my kids will eat. My son is constantly hungry but will only eat things like fruit or sandwiches with only honey on them. He will eat a chicken drumstick if it is the only option but only if its warmed up which wouldn't work for lunch boxes. Avocado or any kind of egg or tuna salad would get a 'yuck'. Any ideas on what I can try?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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