Hi hackers. Having recently discovered Paleo/Primal, I'm working to transition my family away from our SAD ways towards a healthier way of eating. We're not too far off actually, just have to get rid of some crackers, bagels and cereal.
One of our big challenges are going to be my 3-year old daughter's affinity for Oatmeal with Flax Granola for breakfast. Rather than forcing her cold turkey to at 7am one random morning (and dealing with the ensuing meltdown), my plan is to focus on taking her Paleo during the rest of the day (lunch/dinner/snacks), while slowly transitioning her off the Oatmeal/Flax in the morning.
There seems to be a real emotional attachment to her morning ritual that I'd like to find a way to transition her gently, rather than just sticking an egg in front of her and saying "no more oatmeal". So I'm wondering if anyone has any recipes or thoughts on substitutes for her favorite breakfast meal. The oatmeal is basic Quaker instant, we pour whole milk in it and she then puts a several handfuls of this stuff into the bowl:
I think she digs the taste and the crunchiness of the granola. (She actually refers to them as "crunchies"). I'm assuming that the seeds in this cereal are fine, but I'm wondering if there's some "less-evil" versions of the grains that she's eating that might make for a more peaceful transition. If so I'll happily put in the time making our own version of this concoction.