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    Talking Alternatives or greater amounts of rice cereal porridge

    DS is one and loves his farex/nestle rice cereal porridge in the mornings. He was on farex but the packets ran out so quickly that we tried the Nestle box last week but it only lasted a week too.

    I like the added nutrition in the baby porridges, but was wondering if I can buy it in a larger amount or if there is something in the adult isle that is just as nutritious and is fine in texture.

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    Default Alternatives or greater amounts of rice cereal porridge

    I used to make DS quinoa porridge for breakfast - just quinoa flakes from the health food shop mixed with formula and I added pear or banana - no need for added supplements like the processed cereals as quinoa naturally has iron and protein and fibre plus other minerals and vitamins
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    I made a massive batch of quinoa porridge and it froze okay too. We don't give him breakfast Monday through to Wednesday as he gets it at daycare.
    Basically cooked quinoa then on the stove simmered with milk I grated in pear and Apple at the end. Before serving I occasionally sprinkle with Cinnamon


    Quinoa was $9/kg at Costco

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    Another vote for using quinoa flakes to make porridge. I also use them to make bircher muesli with yoghurt, grated apple, sultanas and cinnamon, if you think he'd eat a cold breakfast.

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    Oh I have to get on this quinoa porridge train, never know what to give DS2 for breakfast, and I have both quinoa and quinoa flakes sitting in my cupboard!

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    Another good one to buy is puffed quinoa from the organic shop which literally looks like baby rice bubbles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Another good one to buy is puffed quinoa from the organic shop which literally looks like baby rice bubbles!
    Oooh! This thread has helped not just DS, but when I went and saw my specialist the other week he said I have to switch to grain-free. All the books in the library are out already and I've been trying to find something that I can make up a dry museli with - I'll add those quinoa bubbles to the list!

    Will see how DS goes with the quinoa - I have both the flakes and the grain-sort. I actually just had some in a salad for lunch.
    I've always been low-gi, it will just be a little more prep I think to completely switch over. Breakfast is the big one for me - I need something quick and easy.

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    Little Ted a bit off topic, but for good grain free recipes (they're not all grain free but often have a grain free option) is www.wellnourished.com.au
    There is a breakfast ebook that you can buy with just breakfast recipes that is good too. The recipes are really easy and always work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBug'sMum View Post
    Little Ted a bit off topic, but for good grain free recipes (they're not all grain free but often have a grain free option) is www.wellnourished.com.au
    There is a breakfast ebook that you can buy with just breakfast recipes that is good too. The recipes are really easy and always work for me.
    Thank you! I'll check it out. I don't mind having the same thing every day for breakfast - I usually make my own museli, I'll just have to find an alternative for oats and bran. It already has nuts, dried fruit, seeds and coconut. I bought up a few things I was low on at Woollies today as they had a sale on some of their seeds and things in the health aisle. Today I just had eggs and grilled tomato with a little ricotta as I haven't had a chance to organise myself otherwise due to my study load.

    Had a look at some of the books at the shops today but had two of our kids with me so didn't get to have a good look - will see what I can get from the library or find online. Would love to sit down with someone who specialises in grain-free and find out all the hacks, substitutes and where to buy things. Might pop down to the health food shop if I get a chance on the weekend...without the kids.


 

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