How many parents have tried every trick in the book to get their kids to eat healthy? How much harder does it get to find kid-approved meals when a child has special dietary needs or restrictions? If you’re about to give up on trying to force feed your child broccoli, take a look at Eat Like a Dinosaur a new recipe and guidebook for gluten-free kids by the Paleo Parents, Matthew McCarry and Stacy Toth. Together with their three young children, they’ve created a book that is not only fun for kids, but also useful for parents who want their kids to try the paleo or primal diet, which also happens to be gluten and casein-free.
Chapter two in this colorful book is a story for kids called “Eat Like a Dinosaur.” Written and illustrated like a picture book, this short little tale explains to kids what to expect when the eat like a dinosaur, and how it can benefit their health. After this are over 100 kid-tested and approved recipes completely free of grains, dairy and legumes.
It’s always good to check with your child’s pediatrician before beginning a restrictive diet, but for those who want to give this one a try, there are a lot of delicious looking recipes to choose from. Be sure to check out “Fool’s Gold (Chicken Nuggets)” made with almond flour and arrowroot powder, “Spaghetti with Meatballs” made with spaghetti squash, “Banana Bubble Pudding” and “Lava Fudge Cupcakes.” Each recipe is accompanied by a picture of the finished product, along with a photo of the Paleo Parents and their kids cooking or enjoying the food!