Originally Posted by crunchy_mama
what do you guys think about buckwheat. technically it is a flower and I see it used a ton on a paleo board I visit.
I'd be interested in hearing others' opinions on this, too. For ds, he reacts much less to buckwheat than to true grains, but he does react to it (at least he did about a year ago when we last tried it). It took us awhile to realize he was reacting to it because it's so subtle. We're hoping he'll be able eat it when all is said and done.
It is still a starchy food, so for those who need to avoid starch (i.e. those on the SCD), it wouldn't be OK. But ds can eat potatoes no problem, and he does fine with arrowroot when use it to thicken gravy.
Another "grain" that isn't technically a grain is quinoa. We haven't tried that with ds. Mainly because we feel like our diet is pretty good as it is, and because dh and I really didn't care for quinoa when we ate it for awhile years ago.