Book Review: Eat Like a Dinosaur

If you’re the type of person that isn’t fooled by the growing volume of processed gluten-free goodies on grocery store shelves, you will love the forthcoming book Eat Like a Dinosaur from the Paleo Parents. This book is full of family friendly, super healthy, and may I say, super delicious, recipes. And I am proud to say that I wrote the forward to it.

You will love the recipes for 50-50 Bacon Burgers, Chocolate Chip Cookies (date sweetened) and everything in between. The book is simple, with fabulous illustrations as well as tips for how to get your children to gobble down healthy food while living in a world that pushes processed fake foods.

Here are some of my favorite features:
  • Ancestral-based approach to eating
  • Over 100 quick and easy, fun, family friendly recipes
  • Special chapter for parents, sharing tips and tricks on how to approach a diet change with your kids
  • Visually highlights top 8 allergens so that kids can self-identify recipes that work for them
  • Allergen index in the back

Watch a video preview of the book below with Stacy, Matt, Cole, Finian, and Wesley!

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30 responses to “Book Review: Eat Like a Dinosaur”

  1. Elana, my husband just recently found out that he has multiple allergens: gluten, wheat, corn, dairy, tapioca, potato and the list goes on. I am so grateful to you and all the effort and time you have put into creating recipes that I am able to use to add variety to his (and my) diet. I made to Shepherd’s Pie the day I received the recipe in my email – my husband was elated. He absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to try out some of the other recipes in the “Almond Flour Cookbook”. Also, I made the Paleo bread and he was thrilled. Thrilled that he could have sandwiches again. So thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! You ROCK!!

  2. Elana,

    We’re beginning to plan our backpacking/camping trips for this year, and I’m wondering if you’ve made up an almond flour recipe for Logan Bread? I converted my recipe to gluten-free years ago, but would like to come up with a grain-free version now.


  3. As a person who was diagnosed with a gluten allergy late in life, I am looking forward to this book because it will include recipes I can share with my daughter and her children who also suffer from the same allergy to gluten. The recipes look quick and simple which makes it seem less scary trying new recipes. I love the pictures with recipes!

  4. I recently heard of a sweetner that I had never heard of before and I am curious to know your opinion of it, if you are familiar with it. It is Luo Han. From the limited information I have about it it seems similar to stevia.

  5. WOW!!! This is great! I teach nutrition and have been eating gluten free and casein free for over 10 years and I still struggle to help my daughter find yummy paleo foods she likes to eat.
    This is a gem :)

  6. My 5 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with allergies to wheat, milk, and eggs. Are the recipes in your book free of all of these things or just the wheat/gluten? I am so excited about buying this book but wanted to make sure the recipes would work for her. I’m overwhelmed at this new diagnosis and not really sure what to make for her now.

    • The book is true to the cover, all recipes are free of dairy, legumes (soy) and grains. We also note where they are nut and egg-free on individual recipes :)

    • This book is dairy and wheat free. There are eggs in some of the recipes in this book but I think that your daughter will be able to enjoy most of the recipes. Another site you should check out is They have 5 young kids and lots of good recipes without wheat, dairy or eggs.

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