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!
Road to Victory!
With her competition in Roanoke upcoming, Stacy took this week to stretch, mobilize and rest. It was a week of lacrosse balls and foam rollers, mainly.
By the end of the week, she was feeling limber and ready to take on the field!
Did you see this?
Did you hear? The BRAND NEW 21 Day Sugar Detox is now available! Not only that, but this time around we contributed to the new Bonus Resource section! Yup, we have been so positively impacted by our whole family’s experience on the 21 Day Sugar Detox, that we contributed a whole eBook full of Paleo Parents 21 DSD Recipes.
We told you a bit about how the Detox principles have changed the way we develop recipes a couple weeks ago, but now we are happy to announce that the program is available. You can find out more details, and about discounts included for people who already own part of the 21 Day Sugar Detox program here.
Our Favorite Paleo Parents Archive Recipe of the Week:
So with the brand new 21 Day Sugar Detox release, its a perfect time for us to revisit these #21DSD Compliant Chocolate Trail Mix Detox Cookies! The cookies are called Chocolate Trail Mix Cookies because they remind me of the things I enjoy most in Trail Mix. Salted nuts, coconut and even the chocolate for the child in you who still longs for M&Ms. Granted, there’s no dried fruit, but there is a hint of banana chips lingering. You could definitely pack these in a lunchbox for a kid to feel special at lunch, in your bag for needed on-the-go snacks for soccer practice or …wait for it… hiking on a TRAIL!
We also got this recent comment from Erin B “I must have bought the smallest green bananas ever, so I supplemented them with a carrot. and it’s summer, so I froze the batter instead of baking. delish!!!”
Great idea Erin!
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. We hope you enjoy them!
Paleo Chicken-Under-A-Brick (aka The Best Chicken You’ll Ever Eat) + How to Split a Whole Chicken by Merrit and Fork
Dairy Free Shrimp and Clam Chowder by Everyday Maven
Watercress With Seared Prosciutto + Peaches by Nom Nom Paleo
Mussels and Sausage Zucchini Pasta by Inspiralized
Creamy Avocado and Cilantro Cauliflower Rice by Bacon Wrapped Barbells
Tuna Stuffed Potatoes by The Domestic Man
And the Special Treats Award goes to….
We know, we know. You must be thinking, “I’ve seen Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies a thousand times…” But these are different. We are so intrigued because they are made with CHESTNUT FLOUR rather than Almond Flour. James explains that Chestnut Flour is finer, lighter, and starchier than other nut based flours, creating an awesomely light and crumbly texture. We ordered some Chestnut flourright away and we can’t WAIT to test these out!
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.
Maca root is a terrific supplement that helps increase strength and endurance and many other additional benefits. Stacy started taking it when she started getting serious about her training and we settled on The Maca Team brands because they are organic and include all three varieties of maca in an easy to digest gelatinized form. We’ve been using Maca Team maca powder for about a month now in Stacy’s morning smoothies and we love it!
Extended one more day through 7/26 (TODAY!), you can get 15% off your purchase from The Maca Team with a special discount code we snagged for our readers! Use code: STRONG at checkout when you shop through our affiliate link: http://bit.ly/TheMacaTeamStore
Abe’s Market has great specials and sales every week! They have tons of great Gluten-Free and Paleo products, in addition to all of the natural living products they have in their other categories like home, baby and clothing! This week their special is all about things made right here in the US, so they are taking a “road trip.”
Save Up to 40% on Select Items AND get free shipping when you shop at our affiliate link: http://bit.ly/abesmarketsale
So most of the time, if you want a completely paleo meal, with seasonal produce and humainly sourced pastured and grassfed meats, with the right balance of nutrients, you have to cook it yourself at home. And shop for all the ingredients. And clean up all the dishes…. Sometimes it can just be too much. For those times that you just need a break, we highly suggest you check out PetesPaleo.com . Pete Servold is the classically trained chef behind this meal order service, and he does all the hard work for you. You can completely trust that your meals are prepared up to your standards, from farm fresh, seasonal ingredients and in addition, they are delivered to your door. All you have to do is heat them up. They even come in larger sizes for athletes. This meal service is perfect for busy weeks or hectic times in life, like after the birth of a baby! Each week you can see the menu online, and you can even add on snacks and supplements if you want. You can also get 5% off total order with the code ‘thepaleoview’ using our affiliate link here: http://bit.ly/eatpetespaleo
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!).
Is It Primal? – Nut Milks, Maca Root, Stinky Tofu, and Other Foods Scrutinized on Mark’s Daily Apple
So Stacy was already convinced of the benefits of Maca Root, as she has been supplementing her nutrient dense diet with Maca from The Maca Team for StrongWoman Training purposes, but we were stoked to see this new article from Mark Sisson where he breaks down why he is digging the health benefits of this particular supplement! His verdict? It is definitely primal (paleo) and it is also documented to work! Check out the article to read the full scoop.
Recommended Product of the Week
So now that you have read all about how Maca Root is good for you, I bet you want to try it! Awesome! We have a great coupon for you for the brand that Stacy loves the most: 15% off your purchase from The Maca Team with a special discount code we snagged for our readers! Use code: STRONG at checkout when you shop through our affiliate link: http://bit.ly/TheMacaTeamStore
Farm Tour at Heritage Hollow Farms TOMORROW!!!!
This event is FREE, but make sure you get all the details and RSVP on our Meet-Up Group Page.
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!