Every Saturday we bring you a blog rendition of some of our favorite things going on this week in our own world and in the paleo world at large in a Weekend Wrap-Up. Every week we will feature our favorite paleo recipes from our archives and from other paleo bloggers that are on our minds lately, as well as a few coupons for products we personally love, and some suggested reading for things we found interesting this week. Let’s do this thing!
Our Favorite Paleo Parents Archive Recipe of the Week:
What can I say? We just have creamy, cool, frosty desserts on the brain lately. I blame it on the stress of madly finishing Real Life Paleo…. But I actually don’t feel that bad when we make our own popsicles (see below) or even better, dairy-free ice cream like our Dairy Free Salted Nut and Caramel Ice Cream. It is a BIG hit every time we make it – we really can’t keep a batch in the house for long! I dare you to!
The Best New Recipes in Paleo of the Week:
Just a few short years ago, paleo recipes were hard to find, but now there is such an abundance of great, real-food blogs. Here are a few new recipes that caught our eye this week:
Best New Recipes of the Week:
Bacon Wrapped Avocado Egg Nests by Salted Paleo
Easy Roasted Chicken (Recipe from The Ancestral Table) by The Domestic Man
No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Jars – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free by Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind
Grilled Plantains by Super Nummy, Yo!
Salmon Scallion Patties by The Kosher Cave Girl
Plantain Skillet Brownies With Salted Caramel Sauce by So Let’s Hang Out
How to Make Tahini by The Kitchn
Coupons and Special Deals!
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! Every week we’ll highlight some products we think you’ll find useful, interesting, or just plain awesome! Remember, you can always see what we recommend on our sidebar! We REALLY appreciate you shopping though the links on our blog or newsletter, as it supports the costs of running the blog without resorting to advertisers of things we can’t control.
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Most of the time, we don’t really do “protein bars” – they are usually filled with too much processed junk. EPIC Bars are a totally different story. They are completly paleo friendly, and they are basically jerky bars, mixed with complementary flavors (like real flavors, not artificial), and chock full of protein that is easily digested by your body. The best part? They use only meat from animals that are grass fed and pasture raised. Our favorite flavor is the Bison Bacon Cranberry bar, and it is one of the best sources of emergency protein on the market. You can take them on planes, road trips, camping trips, or just do like we do and keep a box in your car for emergency protein right after a great workout! Get 15% Off your order with coupon code “EPICDAD15” through 6/15/2014. (affiliate)
For our Paleo Parents Fan Appreciation Week, we are putting our eBook on sale for 35% OFF through 6/10/2014 ! We got so many emails and comments asking us, “I don’t think I can go cold turkey and switch to a paleo lifestyle, but I want to take some steps toward a healthier way of eating… where do I start?” Well, our 3 Phase Paleo eBook is our answer! Have you wanted to take the plunge, but not sure how to ease yourself or your family into it? We promise that everyone can learn some great tips that will help you start improving your family’s heath today. It isn’t about being perfect – it is about taking small, manageable steps in the right direction. Just enter code: “PParents35” at checkout.
We absolutely love the company that we use for our Paleo Parents T-shirts! They produce high quality t-shirts, and right now they have an awesome sale for 15% OFF T-shirts with code “MYSHIRTS2014” at checkout.
You might have noticed that Stacy loves to wear High Knee Sock while she is training for StrongWoman. They protect her shins, and they are also fun because of all the cool things you can say with just your socks! Stacy loves the fun socks from thesoxbox.com and she snagged you this discount code for 5% off your order with code: “stronglikestacy” (plus 20% goes to wounded veterans!).
First it was the Wall Street Journal, and now its TIME.com. Yes people, our paleo principles are going mainstream and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This article is well worth the read because it talks about the principal that us “paleo peeps” have been shouting from the rooftops for a while now: just counting calories will get us nowhere in the long run. They may not call it paleo, primal, or gluten free, but this article does highlight that the biggest issue facing our overweight nation is the high consumption of sugar and processed grains. We love that they point out that eating “100 Calorie Packs” of junk food is a pointless endeavor, and that by just simply limiting calories, we are focusing on the wrong issues. We aren’t arguing the fact that if you consume less calories than you use in a day you will lose weight – that’s just a fact, but long term, permanent weight loss, and more importantly BETTER HEALTH can only be achieved by improving the quality of our food, and not only reducing the quantity.
Recommended Product of the Week
Let’s face it people – summer is here! Kids are out of school, and darn-it if they aren’t always asking us for something to eat! One of our biggest suggestions to people is to make sure your kids get plenty of healthy fats. The healthy fats keep them satiated (full) for longer, and give them the energy they need for all of their summer activities! In the summer time, we turn some of our favorite smoothie recipes made with coconut milk into popsicles to hand out to the kids when they say they are hungry. Our kids favorite is Mango Strawberry with Coconut Milk. We use the same recipe as our smoothie, and just pour it into the molds to freeze. We like these molds because they are BPA Free and they make 10 at a time! For a bonus you can even add some grass fed Gelatin to the mix (the green kind) to bump up the nutritional content and add a small amount of protein.
Join Stacy for a FREE and open to the public strongman workshop – all levels of fitness welcome, it is very scalable!
Stacy will be speaking twice at this year’s Ancestral Health Symposium:
August 8, 2014, 11:25 am – Ancestral Health for Women in the Modern World: the HPA Axis Meets the HPT and the HPG Axes (or why we recommend women eat carbs) with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne of The Paleo Mom & with Stephanie Gaudreau of Stupid Easy Paleo on August 8, 2014, 3:15 pm – Specific Requirements and Health Benefits of Strength Training for Women
You can register for the Symposium here: http://www.ancestralhealth.org/registration
There’s also been a lot going on over on Instagram, go check it out so you don’t miss out! You can catch glimpses of our every day life, with plenty of heavy lifting, our boys being #totesadorbs and all the delicious things that Matt cooks for our family!