Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipe & Guidebook for Gluten-free Kids

This week I was attending a trade show, and as I often do when I attend shows, I came prepared with snacks assuming I might not be so lucky as to find something allergen-free friendly at the convention center. And while the South by Southwest show here in Austin was incredible, it fell a bit short on gluten and allergy free options, so I was very happy to have just purchased my Steve’s Original Paleo kits – which were DELISH by the way! 

And so when I was at lunch one day, I was chatting with some guys I met who worked for the company that makes the Body Bugg (weight loss tool used by The Biggest Loser and 24 Hour Fitness). Anyway, we got around to the subject of food allergies and kids, and one of them told me that his children’s school in Pennsylvania actually sections off the kids with food allergies into a SEPARATE CLASSROOM. Yep, you read that right – the allergy kids have their own classroom. He said the logic was that this prevented the other “normal” kids from having to limit which foods they take to school so they can bring whatever they wanted, and thus they wouldn’t make fun of the kids with allergies who made food an issue for the non allergy kids. REALLY people?? Do we really think that by separating our kids we’re preventing them from being made fun of? Honestly, this is a whole other topic I could go off on, but I’ll stay on track with why I bring this up. It just goes to show how important it is to help understand how we can make our kiddos feel ‘normal’, regardless of their differences.

So, when a friend sent along a link to a book written by a set of Paleo parents trying to help others learn how to live a Paleo life with their children, I quickly bought a copy, and I’ll follow up with a review after we read it 🙂

Here’s a description of the book below and a video clip you can watch as well. I hope this helps you navigate the complexitiies of a ‘different’ lifestyle choice for you and your family too!

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Book Description

Don’t be fooled by the ever-increasing volume of processed gluten-free goodies on your grocery store shelf! In a world of mass manufactured food products, getting back to basics and cooking real food with and for your children is the most important thing you can do for your family’s health and well-being. It can be overwhelming when thinking about where to begin, but with tasty kid-approved recipes, lunch boxes and projects that will steer your child toward meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts and healthy fats, Eat Like a Dinosaur will help you make this positive shift.With an illustrated children’s story describing the paleo diet, and colorful, mouthwatering photographs of recipes without grains, dairy, soy and refined sugar, this book is written for children. For those with food allergies, the top 8 allergens have been visually marked on each recipe for children to self-identify recipes that may contain eggs, nuts, fish, or shellfish.Parents needn’t panic! Details on the tools and products your family needs to get started have been provided, as well as an assortment of tips to help you along the way. Eat Like a Dinosaur will inspire your entire family to shop for new ingredients and get into the kitchen together. Let Matt and Stacy, the Paleo Parents, show you how to make the transformation in your family’s life. With positivity, practicality and an appreciation for the fact that even the healthiest children sometimes want cupcakes and chicken nuggets—this book simply provides healthier ways to give kids the foods they love.
To happy, healthy kids!