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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 12, 2012 Mallory said

    I follow you on Facebook!

  2. On April 12, 2012 Mallory said

    I follow Paleo Parents on Facebook!

  3. On April 12, 2012 Mallory said

    I want this book so that I can get some new ideas for helping my stomach/gut!

  4. On April 12, 2012 Staci A said

    We’re always trying to find yummy recipes that are allergy friendly!

  5. On April 12, 2012 Staci A said

    I like your fb page.

  6. On April 12, 2012 Staci A said

    I liked Paleo Parents. Thanks!

  7. On April 12, 2012 Erika Buswell said

    I’m following you on Facebook as “Those Who Help Themselves” (I seldom use my personal Facebook account, so I wanted to stay updated :).

  8. On April 12, 2012 Erika Buswell said

    I’m following Paleo Parents on Facebook as “Those Who Help Themselves” too.

  9. On April 12, 2012 Erika Buswell said

    I DESPERATELY want this book because my son has allergies to a lot of different foods (corn, garlic, peanuts, oats and coconut and also has contact and environmental allergies on top of it), I’m gluten free and my daughter is in for food allergy testing next week and if nothing pops up she’s getting tested for Celiac. So, yeah, I can always use inspiration!

  10. On April 12, 2012 Jessica Walker said

    I liked paleo parents on Facebook :)

  11. On April 12, 2012 Jessica Walker said

    I like cook it allergy free on fb :)

  12. On April 12, 2012 Jessica Walker said

    I would like the book because we are just beginning our Gluten Free/Casein Free journey for my daughter and I’ve heard wonderful things about this book!

  13. On April 12, 2012 Andrada said

    I follow u on Facebook.

  14. On April 12, 2012 Andrada said

    I want this cookbook to help my kids better understand why we eat gluten, dairy, & sugar free. I also would like them to help me more in the kithchen & get excited about food & cooking. We’ve been gluten free for 4 years & are ready for some new recipes!

  15. On April 12, 2012 Andrada said

    I follow Paleo Parents on FaceBook.

  16. On April 12, 2012 Anna Lee said

    I would love this book because I have been following a paleo diet and have seen tremendous digestive benefits!

  17. On April 12, 2012 Kirstie said

    Followed Paleo Parents on Facebook!

  18. On April 12, 2012 Kirstie said

    Followed Cook It Allergy Free on Facebook!

  19. On April 12, 2012 Kirstie said

    I think this would be a wonderful book to help any child (and probably daddy as well!) help make GF meals for the family :)

  20. On April 13, 2012 ida said

    I want this book because this is the way I love to feed my children. They are gluten free, so it makes sense to go Paleo, and we limit sugar in our house too. (As in honey, maple syrup, agave only…) My girls love to cook and it would be such a welcome addition to our lives!

  21. On April 13, 2012 ida said

    like you on Facebook

  22. On April 13, 2012 ida said

    and also like paleo parents. Thanks!!

  23. On April 13, 2012 Penny said

    I want to win for my child with the long list of allergies. Pick me! Pick me!

  24. On April 13, 2012 Penny said

    I follow you on facebook and I feature your blog in the sidebar of blogs I follow on my own blog.

  25. On April 13, 2012 Penny said

    And now I like Paelo Parents on facebook! Thank you for the suggestion!

  26. On April 13, 2012 Jovan B. said

    I need some more recipes for the way I eat and this book would be perfect.

  27. On April 13, 2012 Teresa said

    I want this book for my dairy, soy, egg intolerant little boy who should probably not be eating so much grains and sugar.

  28. On April 13, 2012 Teresa said

    I’m following Paleo Parents on facebook.

  29. On April 13, 2012 Teresa said

    I’m following Cook It Allergy Free on facebook.

  30. On April 13, 2012 Jennifer Higgs said

    I follow you on FB already!

  31. On April 13, 2012 Jennifer Higgs said

    I want to use the book to teach my son how to cook for himself even though he has lots of food allergies.

  32. On April 13, 2012 Jennifer Higgs said

    I now follow Paelo Parents too!

  33. On April 15, 2012 Mandy said

    I want to get my kids and myself on a gluten free diet

  34. On April 15, 2012 vickie.haynes1@gmail said

    I follow Paleo Parents

  35. On April 15, 2012 vickie.haynes1@gmail said

    I follow cooking it allergy free

  36. On April 15, 2012 vickie.haynes1@gmail said

    I need this book so I can convince my daughter to cook Paleo for her kids. They already ask me “what will this food do for us grandma?!”. If it makes them run fast they eat it. If it makes them run slow they won’t. They’re 3 and 4 so you get the picture.

  37. On April 16, 2012 Nicole said

    I follow you on FB! Thx

  38. On April 16, 2012 Nicole said

    I am looking to go more grain free and get more ideas for paleo meals! Looks great and something fun to share with my son

  39. On April 16, 2012 Bridgett said

    My daughter has food allergies so always looking for new recipes!

  40. On April 16, 2012 Bridgett said

    Follow you on Facebook.

  41. On April 16, 2012 Bridgett said

    Follow Paleo parents on facebook.

  42. On April 16, 2012 Daralee Russell said

    I follow you on face book.
    Would love to own the book for my two grandchildren who are affected by Autism. This would be a great way to help with their counseling and explaining their diet to freinds and family. Thanks for reading this and helping out the kids to understand the wonders of their diets!

  43. On April 16, 2012 Kerry said

    I’m a g/f and learning paleo grandma, who wants to cook appealing, healthy things for (and with) my grandkids — this book would really help me out — we’d all be able to enjoy the finished results!

  44. On April 16, 2012 Kerry said

    I already follow you on Facebook!

  45. On April 16, 2012 Jill Woods said

    I want this book so I can have more recipes to feed my food allergic child

  46. On April 16, 2012 Dustee said

    I follow you on Facebook. I love the iPad app, too :)

  47. On April 16, 2012 Dustee said

    I follow Paleo Parents. LOVE IT!

  48. On April 16, 2012 Dustee said

    My son would love this book. I see so many recipes that I would love to try with him. He seems to be so much happier with this lifestyle.

  49. On April 16, 2012 Catherine said

    We’re gluten free and dairy free at my house (with an almost 2 year old), so this cookbook would be awesome for our kitchen!

  50. On April 16, 2012 Allergic Adventures said

    I’d love to win this to use with my children, especially my oldest who has multiple food allergies & intolerances…thanks!

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