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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 Stephanie said

    Follow Paleo Parents too!

  2. On April 10, 2012 Stephanie said

    I want this book because of all the amazing recipes, as well as the opportunity to teach my (future) kids why we eat so well!

  3. On April 10, 2012 Venessa said

    I would love this book because I’m gluten free, but also need to be grain free.

  4. On April 10, 2012 Venessa said

    I “like” cook it allergy free on Facebook.

  5. On April 10, 2012 Elysia said

    I would love to win this book for all the tasty recipes!

  6. On April 10, 2012 Elysia said

    Liked cook it allergy free on Facebook.

  7. On April 10, 2012 Elysia said

    Already following paleo parents.

  8. On April 10, 2012 Mandy said

    Liked paleo parents on fb

  9. On April 10, 2012 Mandy said

    Already like Cook it allergy free on fb

  10. On April 10, 2012 Kimberly McGowan said

    Already following cook it allergy free. :)

  11. On April 10, 2012 Kimberly McGowan said

    Following Paleo Parents now too!

  12. On April 10, 2012 Lois Blinco said

    I’m sick and sick of not eating food that does/doesn’t make me sick, sounds like it’ll help.

  13. On April 10, 2012 Kimberly McGowan said

    Our oldest son Jacob has been GFCF among others because of the allergies and gut issues that unfortunately go along with autism so it would be wonderful to have this cookbook. Have heard so many great things about it! Over the past few years we have really “opened our eyes” to what eating healthy really is about and would love to add these great recipes to our diet. Both of our boys are taking an interest in cooking with us in the kitchen as a family. They would love it!

  14. On April 10, 2012 Jennifer said

    Would love some kid-friendly gf/cf recipes and this book sounds like a lot of fun to use with the kids!

  15. On April 10, 2012 Jamie said

    I have three children with allergies, eczema and asthma who are big time grain lovers. I also suffer with hormonal imbalances and too many other things to mention. We are ready to make the switch and say goodbye to grains! I need all the help I can get!

  16. On April 10, 2012 Jamie said

    Follow Paleo Parents!

  17. On April 10, 2012 Jamie said

    Follow Cook It Allergy Free now too :)

  18. On April 11, 2012 Amanda said

    I would like this cook book for my son who is a very picky GF eater and loves dinosaurs.

  19. On April 11, 2012 Amanda said

    I already follow Paleo Parents

  20. On April 11, 2012 Holly said

    Would love this book for some new fun allergy friendly recipes and it looks fun!

  21. On April 11, 2012 Holly said

    I follow Cook allergy free on FB

  22. On April 11, 2012 Molly said

    I’m absolutely fascinated by the Paleo diet and would love to get my hands on this cookbook so I could learn more about it.

  23. On April 11, 2012 Serge said

    Hi, I followed you a little while ago for both FB pages. I’d like to get this book in order to educate my daughter on paleo eating and to help her understand why we avoid certain types of foods

  24. On April 11, 2012 Jayn said

    I’d love to have this book for my family. I’m GF, DF, EF, and SF. My 14 month old is GF, DF and EF. My husband is trying to eat healthier. :-)

  25. On April 11, 2012 Jayn said

    I like CIAF on FB

  26. On April 11, 2012 Jayn said

    I like PP ON FB.

  27. On April 11, 2012 Leslie Roberson said

    Just liked Paleo Parents!

  28. On April 11, 2012 Leslie Roberson said

    Just liked Cook It Allergy Free!

  29. On April 11, 2012 Leslie Roberson said

    I need this cookbook because drastically changing my diet has enabled me to regain my health. I see some of the health issues I had in my children, thankfully on a much milder scale, and need some kid approved recipes to help heal them without them knowing!

  30. On April 11, 2012 SANDRA said

    My family will soon be going Paleo (after by oldest son’s EGD s/p celiac dx) and this book will hopefully pave the way for our family to healthful, safe eating.

  31. On April 11, 2012 Cheryl Black said

    I would love this book to help my daycare children learn to like more healthful food. One child in particular could GREATLY benefit from a change in what she eats.

  32. On April 11, 2012 Cheryl Black said

    I followed your Facebook page.

  33. On April 11, 2012 Cheryl said

    Following Paleo Parents

  34. On April 11, 2012 Marie Walch said

    I was just diagnosed with narcolepsy and have decided to try Paleo to see if it makes me feel any better, I feel bad letting my kids eat all these horrible things just because I do not know how to incorporate Paleo in my children’s life, so I am determined to make it work for them too!

  35. On April 11, 2012 Marie Walch said

    I follow paleo parents!

  36. On April 11, 2012 Lori Raymond said

    I am trying very hard to make healthy/allergy free choices for my family. Any resources I can get would be more than helpful.

  37. On April 11, 2012 Jessie Haynes said

    I’m a goober I posted on the facebook page. Sorry

    My children and husband are all about mommies new diet, but so far they only like sweet potato fries. I am already a follower of paleo parents and cooking allergy free.

  38. On April 12, 2012 Hilary Wilson said

    I’d love this book because No 1 son thinks he’s a spinosaurus & No 2 son is allergic to dairy and soya.

  39. On April 12, 2012 Hilary Wilson said

    I now like Paleo parents on FB

  40. On April 12, 2012 Hilary Wilson said

    I also like COOK IT ALLERGY FREE on FB.

  41. On April 12, 2012 Jennifer said

    I really want to make the switch over to Paleo and need a guide book to get me going.

  42. On April 12, 2012 Pure2raw twins said

    would love to get this book for our sister for our daughter who now eats gluten free!

  43. On April 12, 2012 Peddler's Choice said

    I liked Cook it allergy Free on facebook

  44. On April 12, 2012 Julie said

    I now follow Paleo Parents on Facebook.

  45. On April 12, 2012 Julie said

    I am also now following cook it allergy free.

  46. On April 12, 2012 Julie said

    I would love this book to become a child again, rejuvenate my meals, and to share with my future grandkids!

  47. On April 12, 2012 R Lin said

    I have been research Gluten Free diet. however, It is not strict enough. Someone has suggested to try the Paleo diet. This book would be great help.

  48. On April 12, 2012 R Lin said

    I followed Cook It Allergy Free on FB.

  49. On April 12, 2012 R Lin said

    I followed Paleo Parents on FB.

  50. On April 12, 2012 Shannon said

    I would love this book because I think my 5 year old will think it ROCKS

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