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Apr
10
2012

Do You Want to Eat Like A Dinosaur? This Giveaway Is Your Chance!

Eat Like A Dinosaur

I think this cute guy inherited his mother’s love of cookbook reading.

The other day, waiting for us on our doorstep, was our copy of the new cookbook Eat Like A Dinosaur, by the Paleo Parents, Matt and Stacy.

My oldest son, who had been anticipating the book’s arrival, was so excited that he never even took off his jacket or put away his lunchbox. He just tore open the package and plopped his tiny little behind down at the counter and read the entire book cover to cover.

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After my son skipped over the “Boring Chapter for Parents” (the book calls it this, not me), he read the actual Eat Like A Dinosaur story out loud to his little brother. And then he read it again.

After that, he started pouring through recipes. This book has over 100 kid-approved recipes and projects that are free of grains, dairy, and legumes.

I think he had our entire menu planned for the next two weeks on that first afternoon.

We have had a blast cooking our way through the book…everything that we have made together has been a hit and has received a big two-thumbs-up each time.

So far, we have cooked up the following meals (all done with the help of my boys):

  • Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
  • Mini Egg Pizzas
  • Maple Chicken Salad
  • Fool’s Gold (aka Chicken Nuggets)
  • Bacon Burgers
  • Ten Tomato Ketchup (to use up our tomatoes from the garden and to satiate my youngest son’s abnormal affection for this condiment)
  • Apple Bacon slaw
  • Grain-free Granola
  • Apple Rings and Cinnamon Apple Tidbits (thanks to my husband’s new dehydrating obsession and his purchase of the Excalibur 9-tray Dehydrator)

We have all loved everything that we have made so far. My son still has a number of recipes he wants to try, but I thought I better let you all know now how much we are already enjoying this book!

(note: I do have pictures of many of the dishes, but am experiencing an issue with my photo uploader – I will update our photos once it is remedied)

Some fun facts to note about this book:

  • 288 pages – more than recipes, includes a “how to” chapter for parents and “projects” to get the family spending time together
  • illustrated kids story aims to get kids excited and thinking positively about embracing food changes
  • over 100 recipes and projects which are grain-, dairy-, legume- and refined sugar-free, but not lacking in flavor or fun!
  • all recipes have full color, bright, fun layout with corresponding photo – enticing to kids
  • allergy-friendly book has top 8 allergens on each page and easy index in the back
  • written & photographed by normal suburban family who turned their health around with switching to a “real foods” diet (lost over 200lbs, kids no longer have asthma, eczema, allergies, behavioral issues, etc.)
  • All recipes are Paleo, but it’s not a paleo specific book – it’s for all kinds of families with a wide range of food habits – including those with allergies, WAPF, GFCF or simply trying to eat better

Eat Like A Dinosaur receives 8 thumbs up in our house…since all four of us love it!!

AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY TIME…

IF YOU WANT TO EAT LIKE A DINOSAUR TOO…TWO OF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A COPY RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!!

You are allowed the chance to enter 3 times by doing each of the following. Just leave a separate comment for each thing you do so I can track your entries:

1. In one sentence, tell me why you want this book. ;)

2. Follow Cook It Allergy Free on Facebook (or tell me if you already do).

3. Follow Paleo Parents on Facebook (or tell me if you already do).

Two winners will be chosen at random on Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00 am Pacific Time. Winners will be contacted via email then. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.

 

265 Comments
  1. On April 10, 2012 Nicole Housmans said

    I follow Cook It Allergy Free on FB. 2 of my children are gluten intolerant. Gradually we shifted to where the whole family (5 of us) are not eating gluten. Now I am eating Paleo and I need to get my kids on board!

  2. On April 10, 2012 Tessa Simpson said

    I would love to limit the grains in our family’s diet, keep to the moderation theme! Plus I have heard so many great things, how could I NOT want to get my mitts on a copy?!

  3. On April 10, 2012 Tessa Simpson said

    I already subscribe and follow you

  4. On April 10, 2012 Tessa Simpson said

    I already subscribe to Paleo Parents!

  5. On April 10, 2012 Danielle Armknecht said

    We would love love love this at my gluten free daycare! Oh my goodness this is going to be a huge game changer for gluten free families everywhere!

  6. On April 10, 2012 Alisa said

    Holy cow Kim! You guys have been going to town cooking from this book! I’m impressed. I have a copy already, but haven’t jumped in yet :)

  7. On April 10, 2012 Shannon said

    I’ve been gluten and dairy free for 25+ years, but am having trouble with digesting something else recently and want to switch to a Paleo diet. That’s why I would love to have this book!

  8. On April 10, 2012 Shannon said

    I follow you on FB.

  9. On April 10, 2012 Shannon said

    I follow Paleo Parents on FB.

  10. On April 10, 2012 Deborah Marcus said

    I follow Cook It Allergy Free and Paleo Parents on Facebook. I really want a copy of this book because my daughter has an tree-nut allergy and it would be great to be able to share these recipes with her school so that we can ensure their Cooking Club are embracing recipes that she can have as well as the others in her class, who also have allergies. I find that we need to help our community understand the impact of allergies and partner with them for solutions.

  11. On April 10, 2012 Jaclyn said

    I would LOVE to get a copy of this book because my husband and I recently completed a Whole30, and have eliminated wheat from our kids’ diets, but we’re struggling to make the changes *fun* for the kids (4, almost 3 and 1) so that it doesn’t seem like we’re depriving them of their favourite foods.

  12. On April 10, 2012 Athena R said

    Oh my, this book would be perfect for my boyfriend’s nephew. He eats a gluten-free diet and he also likes to read. I would love to win this book for him.

  13. On April 10, 2012 Jaclyn said

    I follow Cook It Allergy Free on FB.

  14. On April 10, 2012 Jennifer J said

    I have three beautiful nieces and 1 gorgeous nephew and I want them to be healthy forever, so I need this book!

  15. On April 10, 2012 Jennifer J said

    I follow Paleo Parents on facebook

  16. On April 10, 2012 Jennifer J said

    And I liked you on Facebook too!

  17. On April 10, 2012 Linda said

    Sometimes things said simply to kids can be heard by adults. (And my passion for nutrition (GF,DF,SoyF,SugarF) keeps getting bigger and bigger, talking to anyone that will listen! :) ) Sounds like an amazing read!!! :)

  18. On April 10, 2012 Linda said

    I already follow you on facebook. :)

  19. On April 10, 2012 Mihaela Law said

    Ive started to eat gluten-free about two months ago to get my RA under control, so I’d love to have this book to be able to cook with my nieces and nephews and educate them on how delicious GF foods can be and also to educate their parents that it is easy to cut out gluten, even for kids!

  20. On April 10, 2012 Nicole said

    I want this book because my daughter was just diagnosed ADHD and I want to take her paleo, she is already gfcf and I want the transition to be easy and an adventure.

    I already like Cook it Allergy free and Paleo Parents on Facebood!

    :)

  21. On April 10, 2012 Renata said

    I already follow you on FB!

  22. On April 10, 2012 Kristin Sokel said

    I would LOVE this book! I work Autistic & Developmentally Delayed preschoolers and both my Teacher’s Assistant & I were recently diagnosed with Celiac’s. Many of our students are also following Gluten-free diets, so cooking projects (which are usually so fun) have really become difficult :(

  23. On April 10, 2012 Kristin Sokel said

    I follow you on Facebook!

  24. On April 10, 2012 Nikki V said

    Our household eats gluten free since we have two kids with celiac disease, and since they are extremely picky I think this book would be fabulous to convince them that nutrition can be fun and taste good!

  25. On April 10, 2012 Renata said

    I already subscribed to Cook It Allergy Free on FB!

  26. On April 10, 2012 Kristin Sokel said

    I just started following Paleo Parents of Facebook too!

  27. On April 10, 2012 Nikki V said

    I already follow Cook It Allergy Free on FB.

  28. On April 10, 2012 Nikki V said

    And I already follow Paleo Parents on FB. :-)

  29. On April 10, 2012 Renata said

    since I am eating paleo I can see how much better I feel and perform. I think kids NEED to have a good diet from the very beginning so this book would help me with making paleo meals for kids!

  30. On April 10, 2012 Nicole Worrall said

    I already follow Cook It Allergy Free and Paleo Parents on Facebook. I would love to have this book because I have a 19 month old son who has multiple food allergies (including wheat and dairy) and it is sometimes a struggle to find recipes out there that are both kid friendly and allergy friendly at the same time!

  31. On April 10, 2012 Rachael said

    I would love this book! My 3 yr old son loves to cook and loves dinosaurs, and I am GFCF. We don’t yet know if he has any intolerances, but I’m always searching for foods we can all eat together.
    Also, thanks for fixing the posting options! :)

  32. On April 10, 2012 Rachael said

    I already follow you on Facebook and have your app!

  33. On April 10, 2012 Rachael said

    I’m now following Paleo Parents, too!

  34. On April 10, 2012 Holly said

    My family is Paleo including my two kids so anything to get them to enjoy this would be great!

  35. On April 10, 2012 Holly said

    following Cook it allergy free!

  36. On April 10, 2012 Holly said

    I already follow Paleo Parents!

  37. On April 10, 2012 Cindy said

    I would love to win this book so I can hopefully find some paleo meals that my kids love!

  38. On April 10, 2012 Cindy said

    Following you on FB!

  39. On April 10, 2012 Cindy said

    Follow Paleo Parents on FB!

  40. On April 10, 2012 kelly said

    I have 4 kids that I cook for (2 who are gluten intolerant and I am Paleo) and would put ELaD to excellent use and absolutely love Stacy and Matt.

  41. On April 10, 2012 Camille said

    I follow Cook It Allergy Free already.

  42. On April 10, 2012 kelly said

    I already follow you on facebook!

  43. On April 10, 2012 Camille said

    We follow a dairy free diet due to food allergies.

  44. On April 10, 2012 kelly said

    …and also follow Paleo Parents too!

  45. On April 10, 2012 Rachel said

    I’ve made the switch to Paleo, but my kids (7 & 4) are having a hard time making the switch – this book would be a HUGE help!

    Following Paleo Parents and Cook It Allergy Free. :)

  46. On April 10, 2012 JulieVK said

    I want to win this book to give to my niece and nephews; their mom is thinking about going Paleo but running into major resistance!

  47. On April 10, 2012 JulieVK said

    And I follow Paleo Parents on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. On April 10, 2012 Camille said

    I now follow Paleo Parents on FB too.

  49. On April 10, 2012 marya said

    Followed cook it allergy free on FB

  50. On April 10, 2012 marya said

    followed Paleo Parents on FB

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