View Full Version : How did you get kids off (cooked) bread?
11-26-2006, 01:28 AM
Did you make them go cold turkey? ie no cooked bread in the house anymore, or substitute it with something?...what? (My DH still loves his toast in the morning so kids want to partake as well...though they do a fresh fruit plate & fresh juice as well...)
I just realised that when we're at home my kids are now really high raw (dd was snacking on a raw nori sheet this afternoon) but the sticking point is cooked bread.
They don't eat the crackers I make (flax, sesame & veggie pulp + spices)...
Any other sure fire ideas for weaning kids of cooked bread?
11-26-2006, 01:34 AM
Some families transition with Ezekial bread - my picky kids didn't like that "hard bread with the things (grain berries) in it" as they call it. So I had to just do it cold turkey i.e. not buy it anymore and they just dealt with it. What I DID do was asked them what their favorite raw foods were and made sure to stock up on plenty of them.
I've since allowed bread back in so they could have toast and pb&j sandwiches, but I'm highly considering getting rid of it again as I can definitely see the addiction there that they have developed for it.
This is something I am working on in my household, sooo hard. Since my kids do not eat any meat and very little dairy they eat a lot of bread and cereal products.
I am trying to introduce more vegetable broth and soups, my middle son won't any raw veggies :( !!
Slowly but surely I guess??
Hey! I don't have kids but my husband is the same way. :) He loves most raw foods and eats very high raw. And most of the cooked foods he eats (at least those he eats at home :) ) are the best one can hope for in a cooked food, at least IMO. Except bread. He loves his toast. And I really hate to see him eating such junk. I just hate to see him eating bread since, IMO, it's olne of the worst foods around. He loathes Ezekial and manna bread too.
But I've learned that I can't make hi want to eat or not-eat certain foods, any more than he can make me do the same.
So I've been making lots of soaked oatmeal and sometimes he'll eat that instead, with raisins, nuts, and chopped apple/pear/banana. It seems to satisfy his starch tooth.
I used to bake all of our bread, and I'm thinking about starting to do so again. At least I would know what goes into a loaf and there'd be no chemicals. The problem would be that he'd eat even more bread if it were homemade. And I might be tempted too!
12-11-2006, 10:36 PM
I am just starting but my kids already ate whole wheat breads w/ "things in it." We have been eating alvarado bakery and the lumpiest grocery store bread I could find for ages. So when I made there lunch with eizekial bread today they honestly never noticed (it was the only thing eaten in my daughters lunch actually). I think that may be the way to go. switch to really good wheat breads with ever increasing lumpyness and THEN swinch them to eizekial. At that point you can start making the bread for fewer days or just stop at that point.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.