If you haven’t already, be sure to check out my interview with The Paleo Parents HERE.
I do not have kids yet, and I still love this book.
What a perfect way to get your family involved in making good food choices!
Stacy and Matt begin by introducing themselves and their three busy boys. This Paleo power couple, combined, lost over 200 pounds. Their commitment to eating whole foods allowed their family to overcome some serious and frustrating struggles in their lives (allergies, bouts of depression, eczema, asthma, digestive issues, and more). Their experience transitioning their whole family, successfully and enthusiastically, makes them the perfect candidates to share some Paleo wisdom with all the Paleo families out there!
The next part of the book is brilliant. It’s a story from the perspective of their oldest son, Cole. It describes why Cole wants to “eat like a dinosaur,” in a way that children can comprehend and enjoy.
And then… THE RECIPES!
Let me tell you something: these recipes are not just for children! I have more than 1/2 of them earmarked. Which ones am I most excited to try? Well, that’s a tough one… but I’d have to say that 50/50 Bacon Burgers, Egg Salad, and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream are the ones that come to mind.
Each recipe has an allergy guide, a key for areas where kids can help, a place to write notes, and a picture from a child’s viewpoint. And my favorite part: each recipe is introduced with a story or a lesson that is written for kids in the kitchen.
At the end, Matt and Stacy have included a guide to packing lunches, and a section all about “projects” that families can do (or make) together.
This book will be used heavily in my house (kids or not!), and it will serve as a fantastic gift for my Paleo friends who do have children!
What a fantastic tool to encourage your family to get on board with healthy living!
Give this cookbook to your kids, and let your food adventures begin… Paleo-style!