Eat Like a Dinosaur cookbook review

I haven’t done a formal review of it, but we loved our review copy of Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship, which is by Victory Belt Publishing. Paleo Pals is a kids story book with about ten recipes at the end. My kids adore this story and its message.

Yesterday we got our review copy of Eat Like a Dinosaur, by Stacy and Matt of Paleo Parents. We were uber-excited =) Also by Victory Belt Publishing, Eat Like a Dinosaur has a similar illustration style and message, and it too has Zoe and Ashley riveted. The foreword is written by Elana, one of the most lovable people I know, and there is a short story told by one of Stacy and Matt’s boys in the beginning. The rest of the book is a fabulous kids cookbook with over 100 recipes.

In this (too cute) kids cookbook Stacy and Matt share their inspiring story of the power of food. Food has the power to both harm and heal, depending on what it is you’re eating. As you know, my family is mostly grain-free (and in fact, Ashley and I have been 100% grain-free for almost a month now) as well as casein and refined-sugar free. We made this choice to fight our health issues and autism. …and it’s working. 

Likewise, Stacy, Matt, and their boys have turned their health around by eating this way. They have lost a collective 200 pounds and successfully treated ADHD, asthma, eczema and allergies. Wowza.

And we have other things in common too. For instance, we share a love of good fat, and the belief that good fat is crucial for your brain (you, your baby, your grandma—everyone). I know you will love reading this book as much as your kids do.

Speaking of which, on to the kids! I watched and photographed as Zoe and Ashley made Mini Nut Butter Cups from Eat Like a Dinosaur this morning. All I helped them with was spooning the batter into the mini cups (because they asked me to), and putting it into and taking it out of the oven.

Above: Contemplating what they will make next while they wait for their Mini Nut Butter Cups to bake =)

Above: After I took them out of the oven. 
And they were so yummy — Gobble, gobble =)
What is Zoe most excited about before they make another recipe from Eat Like a Dinosaur? Writing her own notes in the yellow notes box provided for you on every recipe page. Can I just say, that idea was genius
Maybe it sounds like I’m gushing, but I don’t care. I want to close by saying how proud I am of Stacy, Matt, their boys, my girls, and all of you who are turning your life around by eating this way. You guys rock =)

♥, Kelly

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  1. says

    Kelly, what a beautiful post. The pictures are stunning! I’m so happy, touched and generally speechless. I remember buying your book after loving your site and recipes, and it’s such an overwhelming thing to see YOUR family with OUR book in their hands.

    I can’t thank you enough for such the lovely review. *happy tears*

  2. says

    I am looking forward to getting a copy for my boys. I know it would inspire them as it certainly looks like in the cute pictures of your precious girls. It is easy to see that you inspire them Kelly. We have been grain-free this past year and a half.

  3. says

    Another outstanding review of Matt and Stacy’s book–love it! I’m savoring my copy, just like a good novel, and there’s not a kid in sight around here. 😉 Love the photos of your girls, Kelly. Bet they will get much, much enjoyment and new ideas from Eat Like a Dinosaur! :-)


  4. says

    Love your blog! I will follow for sure. I also get my coconut oil and all things coconut from Tropical Traditions. Have been for years. I even use for my face.

  5. says

    our community of health-conscious real food eating mamas and fathers grows every day.

    the story of the weight loss at paleo parents is astounding. i hope their cookbook wakes more families up to real, wholesome, unprocessed food.

    that’s why i am proud to make people think about food on my own site. without dietary change, i think my son’s autism would be profoundly more severe.

  6. says

    I love this!! AND, the children involved is so precious! I would be honored if you would share this with my readers. We are trying to encourage kids in the kitchen-being little helpers with mom- and making family friendly, healthy recipes :)
    Here is the link:
    Thank you so much for your consideration. Blessings to you, your family and to eating healthy! Carrie-young living oil lady

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