There are so many bloggers, writers, and smart “paleo-people” out there! I thought it might be fun to ask some of them a few questions to see what is going on in their “neck of the woods.” I am hoping to make this a weekly element on my website… If you are a blogger, and would like to be featured on EasyPaleo.com, be sure to comment on this post so I can contact you.
This week we’re talking with
I found these guys as I was browsing for Paleo Pages on Facebook. I was immediately impressed by how consistent they are with their Paleo life, even with three busy boys. The biggest excuse I hear from people who are on the fence about going 100% Paleo is “but I have kids!” Well, that excuse is no longer valid. Check out this interview with Paleo Parents, Matt and Stacy, and be sure to check out their website and Facebook page too!
Easy Paleo: Tell us a little about yourselves…
We are Stacy and Matt, the Paleo Parents, and we chronicle our experiences with paleo and with our 3 young children (all active boys!) on our blog at PaleoParents.com. In many ways, we’re fairly typical suburban parents with a few twists. First off, we managed to switch our entire family away from a typical American diet and to a grain-free, legume-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar-free diet. The result of that has been increased health and well being. Our kids no longer have many healthy ailments, and we have lost 200lbs with solving life-long chronic health issues. The second thing that makes us a little different is that Matt is the one who stays home and Stacy is the one who brings home the bacon, so to speak.
Easy Paleo: Tell us your Paleo story/stories…
After every pregnancy, Stacy has had to give up dairy or else our babies have had serious gas issues for the first 6 months of their lives. Just before our third son was born, while looking up dairy-free recipes, Stacy stumbled on the term “paleo diet.” Curious, she did some research. Within a few days, she had tossed out most of the food in the pantry and had committed to changing her health. Before the first month was up, Matt saw how much success she was having and jumped on board as well. That was 21 months ago. Since then, we’ve lost 200 pounds, cleared up depression, allergies, symptoms of ADD, and much more. Our kids, too, have benefited, resolving excema, asthma, ADD, and behavioral issues.
Easy Paleo: Tell us about your book!
After all the changes that happened in our family, we really wanted to share it with the world. We thought that children, in particular, could benefit the most, but would also be the hardest to convince. Cole, our oldest, was a big inspiration to us. He really embraced healthy eating once we were able to explain it to him. We thought, why not write a book for him?
That’s where the idea of eating like a dinosaur came in. It’s simple to explain to a child that “We will only be eating things a dinosaur could eat.” So we set about to write a book for kids on eating the paleo way. There’s an illustrated story in there, plus a lot of kid-friendly recipes and projects and, best of all, we wrote it for kids, not parents.
Easy Paleo: What is your favorite Paleo recipe/menu item?
Easy Paleo: What do you wish everyone knew about Paleo?