Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipe and Guidebook for Gluten-Free Kids
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Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipe and Guidebook for Gluten-Free Kids

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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...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by Victory Belt Publishing
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Ellen
I love this book! I had heard of people who actually sit down and read through a cookbook. I did not understand. I read novels, biographies, non-fiction but cookbooks?! Who sits down and reads through a cookbook? Alas, I have joined the ranks of those who do. I have literally read this cookbook.

First of all, the design is excellent. It is visually attractive and just "feels good" to look at. The left and right margins are color-coded by chapter/type of food. In the right-hand margin you can tell...more
Brenda
We have been cooking various recipes from Eat Like a Dinosaur all week long, and have absolutely loved every single thing we've made. Usually I have someone complaining about what I make for dinner, but the kids are not only loving everything I cook, but helping me in the kitchen. My 5 year old, who wants to be a chef when he grows up, is so happy to be helping me cook dinner, and we love that there are kid friendly directions in every recipe.

I love that these recipes are healthy, and that there...more
AnandaTashie
This is a gluten-free, grain-free cookbook that's geared toward families. 3 stars overall, but 4 stars for the recipe section specifically.

I skipped most of the first section where they tell their story. I honestly didn't care that much, though I'm happy they found health. ;) (Also, it didn't completely resonate with me. "Little did we realize how quickly a chunky baby could turn into an overweight preschooler." Then, they later talked about how their youngest, a grain/dairy-free baby, was in th...more
Jennifer
I LOVE this book. 1st... I waffled for a long time about whether it was worth purchasing thinking it was just a cute picture book with a couple of recipes in the back. WRONG-O!! This book is awesome. The first section "boring parent stuff" is dedicated not to science-schmience about why paleo makes you feel better. It's the story of how these parents and most importantly - kids - felt better and experienced improved overall health from a real food diet. Their stories are inspiring and filled wit...more
priddymomma
I love this book! It was well written, and my son loves the children's features of the book. I wasn't a huge fan of all the recipes however. The Green Frittata is really tasty! I would add mushrooms and/or meat and some spices. The mini egg pizzas were a huge hit with the kids, though it was annoying to peel the paper cups off of them. Maybe use silicone muffin pans with that recipe. The Lemon Dill Salmon recipe was a huge hit with my husband and I (and I don't usually care for salmon!), but the...more
Iska
We are slowly eating our way through this book. The beginning contains an overview of the Paleo Parents and how they started in Paleo eating. Then there is a cute story for kids about eating paleo. My carb-aholic and picky 6 yr old dd is now more conscious about what she is eating, doesn't put up as much a fight about eating her veggies and meat, and she has liked everything that I have made. The chapters are well organized and there is a picture of the meal on the right side and the recipe on t...more
Kimmae
Good cookbook - paleo style food for kids. Didn't make any of the recipes.
Lynn
This is a terrific book, packed with creative ways to change your eating habits. It's directed towards those with children, but Paleo eaters of all ages will enjoy the recipes. There are a lot of great ways to incorporate more vegetables into the diet, as well as some some transition recipes for treats like cookies and cupcakes for those who miss the grains. If you'd like to try giving up grains and processed sugar, I'd recommend this book.
Marissa Garcia
I think this is a great option for kids and their parents. The quality of the publishing job is has more weak points than strong (font is generic and weak, the picture book portion leaves a lot to be desired), but the writing of the parents portion and the actual recipes are good.
Trace
Borrowed this through the Inter-library loan system. Lots of great recipes. I'm debating about whether to purchase this one. I have other paleo cookbooks requested from the library - perhaps I'll wait to compare them before deciding...
Stacey
This is a great book for converting kids to a paleo lifestyle. If your trying to lose weight, this is not the recipe book you want. There are a ton of options for treats for the kids and the dinosaur story is great!
L3nda
Part children's book part grown up recipe book! I love this book--it has realistic recipes, a story that makes kids feel better about their diet and lifestyle and a great success story of one family.
Christy Sibila
eh...I found 3 recipes in the book that look awesome. I tried the frozen waffles, and that was a hit! Most everything else looked lackluster, and did little to spark my interest.
Tia Mattes
My boys LOVE picking out these recipes and helping make them. They are so proud when they get to help pick (and create) the menu.
Devon H.
Super cute cookbook! If I had kids and were trying to keep the family paleo, I'd definitely recommend this book.
Suefht
Good intro to Paleo cooking. Beautiful pictures and nice assortment of recipes. Recipes not that kid friendly.
Marykate
This book had some good recipes and good suggestions on how to encourage children to eat Paleo
Jill
I really liked this book! Great recipes, I don't have any kids, but I love easy to make food.
Kristen Reitmeyer
This book has really helped us weed out the processed foods and allergens from our kids diet.
Shannon
Fun, informative & a great way to get the kids involved in choosing to eat healthier!
Jill
Dec 10, 2013 Jill rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: paleo
Fantastic cookbook! Great for kids and adults alike.
Anna Patterson
Ok, but really the recipes not that kid-friendly
Sarah
Great guide to eating paleo with small kids.
Jenn
Some definite things we loved in here.
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