One GRITS Journey To Convert Beloved Southern Recipes to Paleo Approved, and Darn GOOD too!

This is my story of how I am striving to change my family's life, nutritionally, for the better. Here in the deep South Paleo is a foreign word. No one has heard of it, and gluten free is really almost as unheard of...
After reading Gary Taubes enlightning GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES I was determine to change! Armed with my own two hands, the internet (thank God for, and all those wonderful blogs and podcasts available now, I am beginning my journey.
Please feel free to join me as I try to adapt all of our Southern Favorites into Paleo Appropriate Scrumptiousness!!! (and all Gluten Free) I will try to post all of the good ones, and may even blog about some failures along the way.

24 February 2011

Jack's "foe Oatmeal" - Gluten Free Cinnamon Rice Pudding

My son Jack, he likes consistancy.

They boy has had Oatmeal, yep your basic Oatmeal, for breakfast for years. Atleast the last five years, day in and day out,
What would ya'll Like for Breakfast today?
Oatmeal please, momma. ( for YEARS-every day)

So going gluten free, changing to our paleo, gluten free lifestyle is a big change for this boy.

My husband suggested Rice Pudding actually. I thought, yes, that could work maybe???
I mean, if I make a super creamy batch, a large bactch, it could last all week?

He was a happy camper!

A thumbs up mom.

His favorite was is when I mix a couple of grannny smith apples in that I have cooked down in grass fed butter and cinnamon.
The other two liked it better with fresh fruit or raisens mixed in...
I have to say, the apple version was YUMMY!!!! I could go with it for dessert easily, not just breakfast. Its now in our rotation though. A break from the eggs and bacon, and a way to get some extra carbs in them here and there!!

Foe Paleoish "oatmeal"-- Rice Pudding

<p>This is a wonderfully thick, creamy rice pudding that can be served cold or warm. It can be a dessert, or a breakfast. </p> <p>I created this because my son loves oatmeal. As we have gone gluten free I needed an alternative. I know, you can get ...

See Foe Paleoish "oatmeal"-- Rice Pudding on Key Ingredient.

I do realize ya'll that Rice is not Paleo. Its a grain. But its gluten free, and on the scale of no-no's and the damage these things do to our bodies, I feel that white rice is allowed now in then in my families diet. I feel like my kids work hard and play hard and need extra carbs here and there. I feel like fructose is a worse culprit truley, and I am struggling with that more myslef.... Taking fruit away???? I just don't know???
Any thoughts ya"ll???
For now I am keeping apples and berries in my kids diet. But trying not to let them gorge on on them as I used to.....
So much to learn......

1 comment:

  1. My GP has just suggested a low fructose diet - along with gluten free. I agree with you - some rice every now and then can't be too terrible can it?


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