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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!!



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.


  1. On April 10, 2012 marya said

    I need to follow a paleo diet bc of a chronic health issue. I want to get my kids on board. my son jas Down Syndrome and is gluten free which has helped with GI issues.

  2. On April 10, 2012 Erika said

    I’d love this as my little dinosaur is every day more interested in cooking together!

  3. On April 10, 2012 Erika said

    I follow you on FB :)

  4. On April 10, 2012 Erika said

    I follow Paleo Parents on FB too!

  5. On April 10, 2012 Desiree said

    I have read the story of this family. How wonderful that they have written a cookbook that not only addresses healthy eating and food allergies, but is appealing enough to engage a child.

  6. On April 10, 2012 Janell Garwood said

    I would love to win a copy of Eat Like a Dinosaur because I have four little girls and I know this would totally help them get on board for eating better!

  7. On April 10, 2012 Sammy Fullbright said

    I would like to win this book because I am still learning the paleo lifestyle and would like to give my daughter some paleo options

  8. On April 10, 2012 Janell Garwood said

    I like you on Facebook!

  9. On April 10, 2012 Janell Garwood said

    I like Paleo Parents on Facebook!

  10. On April 10, 2012 Liz said

    I follow you. I follow paleo Parents. I would love to add this book to my kitchen – I am always lookIng for new creative grain free recipes for my kids.

  11. On April 10, 2012 Sammy Fullbright said

    Followed Cook It Allergy Free

  12. On April 10, 2012 Sammy Fullbright said

    Followed Paleo Parents

  13. On April 10, 2012 lisa Fogarty said

    I have a child who is 5 and so interested in dinosaurs.. but hard to get him to eat… good food…. I think this book would get him to see that it’s not just mommmy and daddy… it’s animals…. too… I follow you and cook and allergy free on facebook… I am gluten intoterant and so is my son….. what a great giveaway.. thanks for hosting…. I follow… paleo parents on FB too…

  14. On April 10, 2012 Helen M. Thelen said

    Following both now. This book would be a huge help to our family which has recently gone gluten free for my husband’s health, and my 11 year old loves to cook!

  15. On April 10, 2012 Sarah Rapport said

    I just started flowing you on Facebook! Happy find!

  16. On April 10, 2012 Kristina Johnson said

    I would love a copy of this book because I need some “kidspiration” for my kids to get them on board for paleo eating . We found Paleo from living my children’s allergies. I would love for my kids to understand the why behind all of this and see that other kids have to eat this way to, and it can be a fun thing!

    I now follow you on Facebook and I already followed Paleo Parents. ; )

  17. On April 10, 2012 Sarah Rapport said

    I already follow paleo parents and think they rock!

  18. On April 10, 2012 Sarah Rapport said

    I would LOVE to win this book for my 5 year old daughter who has to eat gf, dairy free, soy free, sugar free and grain free :)

  19. On April 10, 2012 Dana said

    I need more resources for gluten free, dairy free, soy free food!

  20. On April 10, 2012 Dana said

    I follow you on FB!

  21. On April 10, 2012 Dana said

    I follow Paleo Parents on FB!

  22. On April 10, 2012 brad said

    This book would be just the ticket to get my little picky eater on the paleo pathway.

  23. On April 10, 2012 brad said

    Following cook it allergy free on fb.

  24. On April 10, 2012 brad said

    I am already following paleo parents on face book.

  25. On April 10, 2012 Michelle Whittaker said

    I already follow Paleo Parents and now I follow yall on Facebook. I would love this book because I have read the reviews and heard the talk about the amazing benefits it has. My 3 year olds has a skin issue that doctors have told me she’ll just always have and theres no reason to it. Ive heard that changing to a paleo diet can “solve” or help many issues and if I can help my daughter, Id be so greatful!!!

  26. On April 10, 2012 Kim Riffle said

    I want this book to give it to my grandson his parents are in disagreement about Paleo lifestyle, Mom (our daughter) for, dad not so for, so I want to get him understanding too!

  27. On April 10, 2012 Kim Riffle said

    I followed you on Facebook!

  28. On April 10, 2012 Kim Riffle said

    I have followed Paleo Parents for quite sometime now!

  29. On April 10, 2012 heather said

    I have a 4 yr old and after divorcing his dad, I have recently realize all the bad foods I have been ‘poisoning’ him with, but he sees anything green as yucky, I can’t huge vegetables in brownies and smoothies for ever. I’d love this book to get him interested in trying new foods as he is Very interested in what I am doing in the kitchen And reading.
    I am already a fan of paleo parents on fb.

  30. On April 10, 2012 Leslie said

    As recent newcomers to Paleo eating and cooking my little 4 year old guy and I would like this book to cook through it together as we discover new health.

    I already follow Paleo Parents and followed you today.

  31. On April 10, 2012 Myriah said

    Some of the changes I’ve tried to make to the family diet have met with a little resistance. I think the kids could get excited over this book <3

  32. On April 10, 2012 Myriah said

    I started following Cook It Allergy Free on FB!

  33. On April 10, 2012 Myriah said

    I already follow Paleo Parents on FB, that’s how I found out about this giveaway <3

  34. On April 10, 2012 Ginger Worsley said

    I am now following Cook it Allergy Free and Paleo Parents. I would love to have this book because my daughter and I both are on GFCF diet and always looking for new ideas. Thank you.

  35. On April 10, 2012 Sharon said

    I just had my second endoscopy 2 1/2 years after my initial celiac diagnosis and my intestines are still showing the same amount of damage even though I’m very careful of everything I eat. I still feel tired, achey, foggy and have terrible constant acid reflux. So my next step is to try a paleo/SCD/GAPS style diet and hope for the best. This book would surely help me to do this as I am feeling very overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin! Thanks for the opportunity!

  36. On April 10, 2012 Sharon said

    I like you on Facebook

  37. On April 10, 2012 Sharon said

    I like Paleo Parents On Facebook

  38. On April 10, 2012 Melissa Vega said

    I have been doing a gluten/casein/soy/preservative/dye free diet for the last 4 years for my 6 year old with autism and my 3 year old with food allergies. I have recently spent the last few months in the hospital due to pancreatitis. I have been told by my doctor and dietician to eat a low fat, high protein diet to limit the flare ups of the pancreas. I have heard such great things about the book and would love to have a more paleo style diet. With young boys that love dinosaurs, I think they will be excited to help me cook from this cookbook!

  39. On April 10, 2012 Jesse (OutToLunchC) said

    I’m really interested in the Paloe dite and this book would be such a fun way to learn about it and starting eating that way.

  40. On April 10, 2012 Kate M said

    I have been looking at this book for a while, I am so intrigued by the paleo diet for our family, I have hashimotos and suffered 3 miscarriages this year I feel cutting grains (and more ) out of my diet may help its just finding things my 3 year old and husband like to that seems like the hard part. this book could help!

  41. On April 10, 2012 Kate M said

    I like you on Facebook

  42. On April 10, 2012 Kate M said

    I like paleo parents on Facebook

  43. On April 10, 2012 Kiwe McGuire said

    My daughter (4) and I are are Gluten/ Casein / Dairy / Corn / Egg / Oat Free (+ 20 other foods) due to food allergies… we can use all the resources we can get to make a variety of foods that we both enjoy not to mention the hubby who can eat anything he wants!

  44. On April 10, 2012 Karin Goodman said

    This book would help me get my kids into eating / cooking more healthy foods that are gluten free. Three of the five of us in our family are gluten intolorent and my youngest is also dairy free.

  45. On April 10, 2012 Amy said

    I would like this book b/c the Paleo diet is perfect for all the food sensitivities in my family.

  46. On April 10, 2012 jen said

    what a fabulous giveaway. what a journey we’ve been on the last year. i thought we were on the right track by having gone organic, cooking everything from scratch, eliminating most wheat, refined sugar, etc.

    ahhh, what my baby son (nearly one year) has taught me. after a traumatic birth he was put on antibioitics and despite probiotics his gut never got off to the right start – he exhibited signs of eczema and allergies early on so i dramatically changed my diet. we’ve since found out it’s very bad candida…. so paleo diet here we come. gluten free has changed things for us so far, and i imagine we will be eating like this for a very long time to come.

    i’m delighted to find out about this book and thank you for the chance.

  47. On April 10, 2012 jen said

    i follow you on FB, for the 2nd entry

  48. On April 10, 2012 jen said

    and i follow PaleoParents too! thank you so much.

  49. On April 10, 2012 Brenda said

    This book would be great as my 2 1/2 year old grandson is autistic, and I think
    cooking Paleo may help him. Thank you.

  50. On April 10, 2012 Brenda said

    Follow you on PaleoParents on Facebook.

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