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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 16, 2012 Melissa smith said

    I follow you on fb

  2. On April 16, 2012 Melissa smith said

    I follow paleo parents too,

  3. On April 16, 2012 Melissa smith said

    I want this book to help prevent the progression of the autoimmune disease I was diagnosed with, and help to stop it from ever tormenting my kids the way it did/does me!

  4. On April 16, 2012 Bridget said

    I follow you on facebook

  5. On April 16, 2012 Bridget said

    I just liked paleo parents on facebook

  6. On April 16, 2012 Bridget said

    I’m cutting all processed foods out of our diet, plus my kids have food allergies. This book sounds like it would be a good fit for where I want to take us.

  7. On April 17, 2012 Tori Sinclair said

    I want this book to help my 6 year old daughter’s class understand how she eats and why her food is sometimes “different”.

  8. On April 17, 2012 Tori Sinclair said

    I follow you on FB

  9. On April 17, 2012 Tori Sinclair said

    I follow Paleo Parents on FB!

  10. On April 19, 2012 Tori Sinclair said

    I really want to get this book to empower my daughter and have some fun recipes to share with my kids that they like and could help with.

  11. On April 27, 2012 ginabad said

    We were already basically eating paleo when I learned about the diet! But I love that it’s geared towards kids and getting them in the kitchen. My 9 year old would flip – she adores dinosaurs and loves helping in the kitchen.

  12. On April 27, 2012 ginabad said

    I already follow you on Facebook.

  13. On April 30, 2012 Tanya said

    We have to be gluten free due to my celiac and passing it on to my kiddos. As well they have had problems w/ dairy. This has made things difficult to say the least esp. dealing w/ a picky 3 yr. old 🙁 I have tried a couple recipes from the website and they have been a huge success. This book would really help me help my son embrace healthier food choices, learn about food choices, and help when little sister becomes faced w/ the same challanges.

  14. On April 30, 2012 Tanya said

    Forgot I liked both on facebook

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