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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 Brenda said

    I started follow Cookitallergyfree on Facebook.

  2. On April 10, 2012 Holly said

    My family is all gluten free, and the fact that it is dinosaur themed, and written to kids will really appeal to my kids!

  3. On April 10, 2012 Holly said

    I liked you on FB.

  4. On April 10, 2012 Mary said

    I have daughter and granddaughter who need to eat like dinasaurs, and I do it myself most of the time! Would love to win this book for them.

  5. On April 10, 2012 Holly said

    I liked Paleo parents on FB.

  6. On April 10, 2012 Karen said

    I would LOVE to have this book!! My hubby and I have been eating Paleo for some time. Our kids haven’t had much choice but to eat what’s put in front of them (oldest is 7) but I would love to get them actually excited and involved in our food and meal choices! My 3 year old has recently taken to “helping” me in the kitchen, she would love this! And maybe my 7 year old would be a little happier about how we eat if he had some ownership in it.

  7. On April 10, 2012 Mary said

    I already “like” Paleo Parents! Would love to win!!

  8. On April 10, 2012 Mary said

    I now “like” Cook It Allergy Free. Fingers crossed!!

  9. On April 10, 2012 Karen said

    I already follow you on FB!

  10. On April 10, 2012 Karen said

    I already follow Paleo Parents on FB!

  11. On April 10, 2012 Jess K said

    I already follow Paleo Parents on Facebook.

  12. On April 10, 2012 Jess K said

    I follow you now on Facebook.

  13. On April 10, 2012 Jess K said

    I would love this book because I could get my sons excited about eating healthier. We already do the non-processed approach and make much of our own food, but they would really benefit from this book’s approach to children and food. So great!

  14. On April 10, 2012 Kelli said

    I don’t have any kids yet, but I am doing a lot of research about the paleo diet. If I won this book I would give it to a friend who is just starting the paleo diet. Her child would benefit greatly from such a book!

  15. On April 10, 2012 Kelli said

    I follow Paleo Parents on Facebook.

  16. On April 10, 2012 Kelli said

    I follow Cook It Allergy Free on Facebook.

  17. On April 10, 2012 Brittany said

    I am gluten free and would love to reduce or eliminate dairy and gluten from kids diets as well.

  18. On April 10, 2012 Brittany said

    I follow you on facebook

  19. On April 10, 2012 Brittany said

    I like Paleo Parents on facebook

  20. On April 10, 2012 Anna said

    Hello there! I am a gluten free gal who loves to cook, and would love to eat like a dinosaur– who says paleo gluten free casein free living can’t me delicious? I am the prime paleo for this contest. Plus I love your blog. Thanks!!!!!

  21. On April 10, 2012 Sue Mosier said

    My daughter needs to eat grain free. I am always looking for recipes that are good tasting and that she can enjoy.

  22. On April 10, 2012 Emily said

    I already like Paleo Parents on facebook and I just liked you on facebook now. I want this book to share it with my kids. I think they will really like the dinosaur theme and understand the lifestyle changes better.

  23. On April 10, 2012 kc said

    I’d love to win so I can make those waffles that I keep hearing about!

  24. On April 10, 2012 Amy said

    Following you on facebook!

  25. On April 10, 2012 kc said

    I paleo parents on facebook

  26. On April 10, 2012 kc said

    I follow cook it allergy free on facebook.

  27. On April 10, 2012 Marcella Bess said

    I so want to try this book. My son has been loving trying so many different recipes and this looks perfect for him!!

  28. On April 10, 2012 Shirley @ gfe said

    I’m not entering the giveaway as I already have my own copy of this fabulous book, but I wanted to say how much I love this review and seeing your sweet guy reading it and knowing that he read it to his brother. So, so cool! Not to mention all the recipes that you guys made! Fun and tasty times at your house for sure! :-)

    xo,
    Shirley

  29. On April 10, 2012 Tiffany said

    I follow you on FB!

  30. On April 10, 2012 Tiffany said

    I would love to have this book. My 3 year old daughter and I are already dairy free and recently became gluten free (among other things) a few months ago after an allergy diagnosis. It’s so hard to find good things that she wants to eat.

  31. On April 10, 2012 Tiffany said

    I follow Paleo Parents on FB!

  32. On April 10, 2012 Lorri said

    My daughter and I both have celiac disease and have been following a gluten free diet very strictly, but even so we sometimes have problems even knowing we are following it strictly. We want to start a Paleo way of eating to see if we can have better results and start feeling much better! Thank you for this opportunity!!!!!

  33. On April 10, 2012 Christy G. said

    Follow Cook it Allergy Free on FB :)

  34. On April 10, 2012 Christy G. said

    Follow Paleo Parents on FB

  35. On April 10, 2012 Christy G. said

    I’m about ready to make a change in my children’s diet. This book would be a GREAT help :)

  36. On April 10, 2012 Cindy W. said

    I would love to win a copy of this book to use on baking day with my preschool classes.

  37. On April 10, 2012 martine said

    I Follow Cook It Allergy Free on Facebook

  38. On April 10, 2012 martine said

    I allready followed Paleo Parents on Facebook

  39. On April 10, 2012 martine said

    I wich to have this book to help my 3 years old to eat better ! Thanks

  40. On April 10, 2012 Sarena said

    My youngest son Max reads cookbooks too. He normally reads through them and then tells me what looks good and what he wants to try out. I love cooking with my boys! The book sounds like an incredible tool to get the kids in the kitchen to learn more about food!

  41. On April 10, 2012 Sarena said

    I already follow you on fb!

  42. On April 10, 2012 Sarena said

    I am now following the Paleo Parents on fb.

  43. On April 10, 2012 Jaclyn B said

    Now following Cook It Allergy Free on FB!

  44. On April 10, 2012 Jaclyn B said

    Already following Paleo Parents on FB!

  45. On April 10, 2012 Jaclyn B said

    Would love a copy of the cookbook! I think it would be just the ticket for some new creative recipes for my picky little eater! Thanks!

  46. On April 10, 2012 Lisa H said

    I already like paleo parents on Fb

  47. On April 10, 2012 Lisa H said

    I liked cook it allergy free on Fb

  48. On April 10, 2012 Lisa H said

    We recently stopped eating paleo because I thought it was too hard for the kids but I think after this book I will try again! I hope I win this!!!

  49. On April 10, 2012 Jeannie Wilson said

    I can just see Conner getting all excited about this book. What a clever name to get kids interested. It worked!! Now he will get Carson excited too. I just love my little sweethearts, and of course my big sweethearts too. Little Mommacitta oxoxox

  50. On April 10, 2012 Stephanie said

    Follow you on FB :)

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