Weekend Wrap Up, 10/18: REAL LIFE PALEO has arrived!

OMG Real Life Paleo is HERE in our hands!!!!

I just can’t believe that it is finally here. OUR BOOK IS HERE IN OUR HANDS! You know how when you are pregnant you feel like it is such a long time, but also short at the same time, but then all of the sudden after all of the waiting and preparing and worrying, your baby is suddenly in your arms!? Stacy even matched her outfit on Thursday to go with her new book-baby. 

Stacy Holds Real Life Paleo for the First Time on PaleoParents

If you want to watch the video of Stacy looking at it for the first time, check it out on our facebook page here. We are just so giddy and thrilled!

The advance review copies should be in bloggers hands shortly, and we can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks! Don’t forget, it isn’t too late to receive yours on release date, November 4th, by pre-ordering the book to get the lowest price

Building a Strong Immune System

The arrival of fall coincides with the return of the cold and flu season. But don’t you fret, we have the ultimate resource to keep your immune system going strong – check out our round-up of nutrient dense foods. Although these foods are ideal when trying to fight the sicks, they are even better when used as preventative medicine to stay healthy and strong on a daily basis!

50 Recipes for What to Eat When You're Sick on PaleoParents



We also seem to have pumpkin on the brain this week! We shared a *Sneak Peak* recipe from Real Life Paleo for our Pumpkin Pudding on Tuesday…

Pumpkin Parfait  from Real Life Paleo by Paleo Parents


And then on Thursday we continued our pumpkin obsession with our Tutorial Thursday: All Things Pumpkin and Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies! YUM!

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies on Tutorial Thursday by PaleoParents


For these Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies you need:

  • 1/2 C pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 C palm shortening (or butter or lard)
  • 1/2 C maple syrup (Grade B will add a lot of flavor)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 C blanched almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
For the full recipe and instructions on how to make pumpkin puree, see the whole post here.

Clean Eating = Clear Skin

The interesting thing about the paleo lifestyle is that different people from different walks of life come to paleo for different reasons, but they stay for one main reason: through eating whole, real foods they have healed from some sort of ailment and their life has become more positive and healthy as a result.

You may have heard of awesome transformation stories of weight loss or healing from chronic digestive issues, but this week on Guest Blogger Wednesday, Olivia March Howell shares her story about how she came to this lifestyle in search of a cure for her issues with Cystic Acne. 

Lovely at Your Side Guest Post, Paleo Parents - Image 1


Stacy has also found personally that the cleaner she eats, and the more she stays away from treats and alcohol, the clearer her skin is. However, when she does occasionally experience a few breakouts around birthday celebrations or because of stress, she loves to use the Primal Life Organics Banished Serum for spot treatment.

Stacy’s PICKS: The Best New Paleo Recipes of the Week

There were lots of great new #paleo recipes that caught Stacy’s eye this week, and she faithfully added them to her Paleo Pinterest boards and tweeted about her favorites to make sure everyone saw them!

So what were the star recipes that stood out to her (that she is currently begging Matt to make)?

Stacy's Picks for Best New Paleo Recipes on PaleoParents


Since cooler temperatures and shorter days are ahead, comfort foods are a must-have a few nights a week. This week there were some awesome new recipes that fit the bill in the comfort department, but also have healthy, whole paleo ingredients. Everyday Maven posted a hearty recipe for Beef Chili with Butternut Squash, and The Domestic Man also posted a quick and easy recipe for Pressure Cooker Short Ribs that is perfect for a busy weeknight. But the absolute winner in the comfort food department was Merit and Fork’s new recipe for Paleo Chicken Pot Pie. I mean how flaky does that crust look???

This interesting recipe for Grilled Baby Artichokes with Chimichurri Sauce also caught Stacy’s eye from Helene, blogger behind Tartlette. Incidentally, Helene is the amazing food photographer extraordinaire, and author of Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography and Styling. It is one of the best book resources for food photography, and we highly recommend it! Helene’s blog is awesome, and she is also gluten-free!

Lastly, it wouldn’t be a week in fall if we didn’t notice some new pumpkin and apple recipes – and there are a lot out there! These Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars from PaleOMG, and also this easy Pumpkin Almond Butter Freezer Fudge from Taylor Made It Paleo caught Stacy’s eye.

Beth from Tasty Yummies is one of the inspirational bloggers that moved us to start our Tutorial Thursday series, and in her installment this week of the Original Tutorial Tuesday, she shared a recipe for Apple Pie Dehydrated Apple Chips that were just absolutely beautiful. For more info all about apples, check out our post from a few weeks ago here.

Want more recipes from us?

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Don’t Miss These Deals

Every week we highlight some products we think you’ll find useful, interesting, or just plain awesome! When we find deals on things we love and use anyway, we like to take advantage. So of course we pass on these great deals to you when we find them! 

Remember, you can always see what we recommend on our sidebar! We REALLY appreciate you shopping though the links on our blog and newsletter, as it supports the costs of running the blog without resorting to advertisers of things we can’t control.

20% off OhKuol Jewelry on PaleoParents

This week we did a flash giveaway for some of Stacy’s favorite handmade Druzy jewelry from OhKuol on Etsy. If you didn’t win, you can still get 20% off the OhKuol Etsy Store with an exclusive code we got: ‘PALEO20’ ! 

Caroline's Dream Coupon on PaleoParents

It’s awesome that there are so many small companies out there that can provide paleo friendly personal care products. Caroline’s Dream was just nominated in the Best of Paleo Magazine 2014, and they are offering 20% off with code ‘PALEOPARENTS’ at www.carolinesdream.com on their natural lines of Creams, Face Cleansers, Lip Balms, and Salves. 

Free Shipping is Back for Tropical Traditions on Paleo Parents

FREE Shipping is back at Tropical Traditions! Use coupon code 141310 at checkout and you will receive FREE ground shipping on orders of $15.00 or more!

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You can get $5 off orders $30 or more with code ‘NINA5’ at our Spreadshirt Store with all of our brand new T-shirt designs!

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We dare you! Go eat some bugs! But seriously, these EXO protein bars are delicious and your kids will just love the idea of eating crickets! Get 10% off with code ‘PALEOPARENTS10’ and free shipping when you shop here.

one strong cookie

Need a treat fix? Check out this new company called One Strong Cookie. They make some awesome paleo/gluten-free treats and they have an awesome mission! Go check out their website to learn more, and get 10% off your order with code ‘paleoparents’.

Tessemae's Talegate Pack on Sale

Check it out! You can get $4 off Tessemae’s tailgate pack (ketchup, honey mustard and BBQ sauce) with code ‘TESSEGATE’ at tessemaes.com – perfect for all those football parties! We absolutely love the honey mustard in our house.

one stop paleo shop cupon

The cool cavepeople at OneStopPaleoShop.com gave us an exclusive coupon for 15% off your next order on their site with coupon code: PALEOPARENTS . You can check out all their Paleo-friendly products here. 

Pete's Paleo New Meal Lines

Pete’s Paleo Meal Service now has a line of 21 Day Sugar Detox approved meals, Wahls Paleo Meals AND a Gut Healing KIT! How awesome is that? You can also get 5% off total order with our discount code: thepaleoview .

new sox box

Need some workout socks and want to support soldiers? Stacy’s favorite brand from thesoxbox.com gave us a discount code for 5% off your order with code: “stronglikestacy”(plus 20% goes to wounded veterans!). 

Upcoming Events

We’ve got the Paleo View Book Signing Tour on the brain! 


We are heading out on the road and visiting FOURTEEN cities during our Paleo View Book Signing Tour! The events will include story telling with loads of laughter, knowledge bombs and general information. We will also be signing books and answering questions.

Space is limited so be sure TO RSVP using the links below!

If you click each city name below, it will take you to the FREE RSVP event page!

11/1        Fairfax, VA

11/2        Arlington, VA

11/4        Washington, DC (release party)

11/5         Columbus, OH

11/6         Tampa, FL (cough cough, um, FL the other events are blowing up the registration numbers, where you at?) 

11/7         Raleigh-Durham, NC

11/8         NYC, NY

11/9         Chicago, IL

11/10       Minneapolis, MN

11/11       Atlanta, GA

11/12       Phoenix, AZ

11/13       San Diego, CA

11/14       Portland, OR

11/15       Seattle, WA

To find out more details, head to our Event Page on our blog here.

Can’t Make it out to an event? How about an online seminar!

Stacy was one of the contributing experts for the  Weight Loss Solution Online Conference, and we highly encourage you to check it out, register and see what it is all about. Stacy, along with other paleo and weight loss experts have contributed presentations designed to help you lose weight the healthy way (by focusing on health, not weightloss). You can find out more here.

Have a great weekend!

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