Hi Friends, Here’s a Look at Our Week!
This week we celebrated the birth of an amazing husband and father. Matt started his birthday with BREAKFAST IN BED, featuring his favorite savory quiche from a local gluten-free bakery, The Happy Tart.
His requested birthday dinner was a gluten-free pizza made with fresh organic ingredients from ZPizza. Matt is the keeper of our home and head chef, we were happy to give him a day off from the kitchen and indulge his birthday wishes!
Matt’s birthday was a multi-day celebration (he sooo deserves it!) and Stacy surprised him with a trip to one of his old favorite stomping grounds: The Cheesecake Factory! Years ago when we first went paleo, we had a horrible experience there and hadn’t been back since. But, they’ve now added a gluten-free menu, and are food-allergy friendly.
It isn’t for paleo perfectionists, but it is for people who want to feel normal, have a night out and celebrate something special without getting sick! Although Matt’s old favorite dish was a pasta they now serve with gluten-free pasta as an option, we choose to get grilled asparagus app, Steak Diane (Matt), and Shepard’s Pie (Stacy) while the kids had several options on the kids’ menu! Lots of veggies and meat meant we indulged in the Godiva flour-less cheesecake!
If you too love the The Cheesecake Factory you might want to keep an eye on the blog this week. Your tastebuds will thank you later!
In other news… You’ve seen it, and no doubt you’ve been wondering, does the new Epic Liver Bar taste like iron-y liver? Could this finally be the way you get your nutrient-dense offal in a way that doesn’t make you want to PLUG YOUR NOSE as you take a bite?! YES!! YES!! No liver taste detected! You also know we have (kid-tested!) recipes to ease you into organ meats too though, right? Go Team Liver!
Reading books with the boys is our nighttime ritual, and we cherish this quality time spent with them. On the heals of the “Like a Girl” movement, and after Matt wrote about Why Girls Matter, we’ve loved reading about the origin of Wonder Woman with the boys. They were even chanting her name during the story. An original Strong Woman!
And speaking of strong women, Stacy shared on Instagram that her workouts aren’t always PRs and rainbows, narrowly missing both the Log Press and the 750lb tire (click here to see the video, complete with adorable Finian commentary!). But it’s moments like this that help her “Be More Human” and fight even harder.
Reebok’s “Be More Human,” is a message to encourage constant progress, to better yourself and the world around you, and that when you test your physical limitations you can transform your life (we’ve seen this in our boys and in ourselves!).
Congrats to Our Friends!
We’ve already made several awesome recipes from Bill and Hayley’s Make It Paleo II. The boys have loved choosing which recipes they’d like to make and then helping in the kitchen! Like the PEANUT BUTTER BARS and the dairy-free chocolate mousse below – so good!!!
Yiddish Kitchen (hello- best bagels ever!!) is offering a special bonus recipe for anyone who orders this ebook now through March 31st: TACO HAMANTASCHEN!
Lastly – does your desire to lose weight CONSUME YOUR LIFE, or do you feel like you’ve put your happiness on hold until you lose the weight? Do you feel like you are either on the paleo bandwagon or vowing to get back on, riding a constant emotional roller coaster? Our friend Summer Innanen is hosting this awesome FREE CLASS to help you break up with the diet mentality and find that balance you’ve been craving. She’s awesome, and you’ll love it – money back guarantee! (get it, see what we did there?)
Are your kids PICKY EATERS?! Our boys weren’t always healthy food champs, no way! It took time and effort. Sometimes there’s more involved than just patience, so if you’re still struggling maybe check out these —> Underlying Causes and Cures of Picky Eating Habits
Do you know the difference between Arrowroot and Tapioca? If you’re using these flours in your Paleo baking, check out —> A Girl Worth Saving’s explanation of the difference, along with some awesome recipes!
Stacy’s talking your ear off over at She Thrives blog! They were kind enough to interview me, and we talked about what it is like to be a Strong Woman raising three boys, my tattoos, self respect and self love, and when I stopped caring so much about what others thought. To read my interview! —> CLICK HERE!
Is there any food more worthy of the description “worth eating” than whipped cream?! A question I get a lot on Instagram is where I find the additive and preservative-free whipped cream you always see on my (paleo) waffles.
We make it ourselves! One of my all-time favorite presents from my boys, I use the isi Cream Whipper with Trickling Springs Grass-Fed Cream or full-fat coconut milk for this gorgeous luxury.
Speaking of putting whipped cream on everything, I credit collagen-rich bone broth with helping heal my digestive tract after years of mega-dysfunction. Yes, MEGA. And improving my skin by leaps – no, yards – no, MILES! And though I’d never give up my bone broth, I love Vital Proteins collagen for its same effects. Plus, it makes the best pudding and chocolate mousse!
Does anyone else love living in a world where you can eat chocolate mousse that will also heal your intestines and help clear your skin?! You’ll find this dairy-free recipe that includes vegetables in Make It Paleo II!
Your Favorite Breakfasts of Champions!
Raspberries & Cream Breakfast Cake
Events & Announcements
Baltimore Area Celiac Support Group Meeting
Sunday, April 12th: 1:30-3:00pm
—> Stacy will be speaking, singing books, and bringing snacks to share!
Details and RSVP here!
Paleo Fx- Austin, TX
Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th
—> Stacy AND MATT will be hosting a cooking demo on how to make their signature soup!
Details and Register here!
Weekly Coupons and Discount Codes!
We’re fortunate to partner with some incredible companies that, like us, work towards promoting health, wellness, and… fun! Your support of these companies helps support us, and we greatly appreciate that.
COCO MANNA BREWING CHOCOLATE: 10% off with code: ppbrewedchocolate
RxBAR: 10% off with code: paleoparents
SUSTAINAPAK: 10% off with code: paleoparents10
DELICIOUS OBSESSIONS: Mention Stacy from Paleo Parents to get a free copy of Delicious Obsession’s coffee ebook with your order!
THE SOX BOX: 10% off with code: stronglikestacy