I started eating well in '03 and DH hasn't paid any attention to eating well until now. I don't know quite what finally got him thinking about eating good food, but thankfully he is about ready to commit to a good diet. In the past I was grain free/somewhat modified paleo with limited dairy. DH wants to try paleo now.
Long story short, I need to be dairy, legume and nut free (and limited grain), DH wants to try paleo (changeover from a totally awful SAD), and our nearly four-year-old loves milk (mostly raw when I can get it), anything sweet, and abhors change. Ugh. If I don't support DH 100% by only having good foods at home, he will slip up. He doesn't like sweets, but will gorge himself on other fare if it is around. The easiest solution with DD, I imagine, would be a gradual changeover, such as I stop buying any premade foods like granola bars or "healthy" cookies.
Basically, I would like to know if anyone has been successful with a radical family food conversion. I know I can maintain my diet because I've done very well in the past and only added back grains/dairy from boredom/busy mom syndrome. But I'm worried about DD adjusting to not having "fun" foods in the house. She has a much better diet than most children in that she eats veggies, fruits and meats. But she hates butter, spits out cod liver oil in whatever form I've tried for her, and won't touch coconut oil unless I sneak it into a smoothie or something I bake.
Anyone have any advice on converting the family, especially dealing with headstrong little ones?