If you are thinking it will be impossible to get your child to eat paleo foods you are right, which is why you should stop thinking that way… Being creative and spending some time at everydaypaleo.com will give you plenty of firepower when it comes to getting Kids to try paleo and actually like it. The best piece of advice I swiped from Sarah Fragoso was to get my Son involved in the process. Anytime I cooked a paleo dinner it would be dismissed hat in hand, but by including Talan in the actual preparation and cooking of our dinner the entire question of eating what was prepared vs. wanting some crappy grain based foods was completely averted! This also created a great context specific time to talk (in a 6 year olds terms) about food choices and to do some discovery with new flavors and spices.
I am of the opinion that it is a huge mistake to treat children as a special case when it comes to food choices. If a food is crap (like all pre-prepared kid’s foods are) then why give it to a child simply for the sake that they are a child. It’s all marketing that has folks thinking we should give children “special” (garbage) foods and then feed them some vitamin enriched milk shake. Children eat what they see their parents eating, and what is prepared for them. The only excuse here that holds any merit is that this does take some extra time, however the extra 1% of time and effort this takes means living a longer, healthier life filled with more energy and better looks. What gift could be greater? Not to mention the extra time is being spent right next to your Child, and this opens the door to more fun in the grocery store by getting them involved in the selection of what THEY think would be fun to cook. Let your kids help you in your efforts to be AWESOME and let me know how it goes because you won’t be disappointed.
Look Ma, no hands!
Kid Friendly Paleo Chicken Nuggets
Chicken tenders cut into “nuggets”
Let Child place these parts into a bowl with a beaten egg or two (which they can also crack and beat the egg)
Then take these out and place into a bowl with an even mixture of Coconut Flower, and Almond meal.
Place in a pan and cook at 350 degree’s for 25 minutes and hit them under the broiler for a minute or so to brown them up
Now eat them with veggie’s
ON TO THE TRAINING:
On the minute Presses: (reach a 1rm for the session)
Start with a load that can be handled for 5 reps and add weight each set until you achieve failure
SCORE: reps (weight) 5 (75), 5 (80), 5 (90), 5 (95), 4 (100), 4 (105), 3 (110), 1 (115)
rest 5 minutes
7 minute AMRAP 7 dumbbell hang power clean, 7 dumbbell push press, 7 ring push up
Score: 8 rounds
In what way have you been Getting after it?…