Weekend Wrap-Up, 8/9

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!

Vacation Week!

So, with Stacy about to head off to San Francisco for the Ancestral Health Symposium, the family decided we ought ot spend some time together as a vacation. We loaded up the car and headed to Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg! For those that haven’t heard of this place, it’s essentially a family resort with the centerpiece of an indoor water park. The kids really enjoy our time there!

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We of course made sure to pack many healthy snacks, like apple chips and pork rinds. Just because we’re on vacation doesn’t mean we have to give up healthy eating entirely, after all!

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We even packed food for lunches, like hot dogs, salads, oranges, eggs and olives.

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But the most fun was certainly running through the water like this little guy! Wes loves to run through the fountains and splash around, while the bigger ones prefer water slides.

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We spent time in the arcade where Cole is an excellent shooter and Finn can ride motorcycles.

All in all, it was an excellent time spent together!

After all this fun at Great Wolf Lodge, Stacy (finally, after lots travel mishaps, delayed and cancelled flights) got on a plane to head to the Ancestral Health Symposium 2014. In case you missed our last quick newsletter, here is her schedule for the long weekend:

Stacy's Events at AHS

Our Favorite Paleo Parents Archive Recipe of the Week:

Apple Pie Balls: Nut-Free Larabar Wannabes

Apple Pie Balls by @PaleoParents (2)

A couple years ago when we took another trip to Great Wolf Lodge, we came up with this recipe to take for road food in the car, and they were a big hit! If we had time this week we would have sent Stacy with a whole bag full for her trip to Ancestral Health Symposium. They are great because they are packed with protein and don’t have to be refrigerated, plus they are nut-free and autoimmune friendly! 

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!

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Shrimp & Nectarine Skewers by Against All Grain
Yassa Poulet (Senegalese Grilled Chicken) by The Domestic Man
Potato, Tomato and Zucchini Soup with Sausage by Free Range Katy
Kohlrabi and Egyptian Spinach Creamy “Orzo” with Seared Lemon Scallops (#primal wit the cheese, #paleo if you leave it out!) by Inspiralized
Braised Short Ribs by Civilized Caveman
Twisted Tuna Salad
Maple Zucchini Bread by Taylor Made It Paleo

Coupons and Special Deals!

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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.

Spreadshirt 20off

You know we have t-shirts, sweatshirts and tanks, right? We love our shirts from Spreadshirt, and right now they are having the best sale we have seen ever! Through August 12th, get 20% off orders over $30 with code: SUMMER14 . See our t-shirt store here. 

tropical traditions weekend coupon

Tropical Traditions has some great sales every once in a while! Right now through this Sunday, August 10th, they have 3 great specials in particular that we are excited about. You can get 10% off of your order (with a $12.99 minimum). This coupon discount includes current sales products, grass-fed meats, soy-free eggs, and their entire product line! To take advantage of this special, you MUST enter coupon code 147878 in your cart before checking out. The 10% discount is NOT applied automatically so make sure you enter the code. Also on special through Sunday are two other deals: Now, through Sunday, August 10th only, you can purchase our Grass-fed Beef Griller’s Package (approx. 10.25 pounds total) for 50% off the retail price. This package incudes: 4 packs of Rib Eye Steaks, 4 packs of NY Strip Steaks, and 3 packs of Siloin Steaks. That’s a $320.20 retail value for only $160.25! You can also buy a 2.2 lb. bag of Organic Coconut Flour for 33% OFF. That’s a $15.00 retail value for only $9.99 and a $2.00 savings over our normal sale price!

Reebok 25 sale

 We are so excited to be able to include a Reebok.com coupon for the first time in our newsletter! Stacy is pretty partial to the Reebok Nanos for CrossFit style workouts, and this coupon for $25 off orders of $90 or more is good through Sunday, August 10th. Use Promo code: BTS14 (Excludes custom and gift cards.) at checkout to apply the discount!

one stop paleo shop cupon

You may have seen that Stacy posted a picture on Instagram saying, “A couple days ago I let the boys go shopping on @onestoppaleoshop with about $20 to spend each. Yesterday a box with all their #paleo goodies arrived and they’re over the moon about getting to make their own choices and all the healthy snacks they now have. Cole chose Lamb Mint @epicbar and @gochomps stick with Pizza Flax Crackers and a berry trail mix. Wesley chose Simple Mills banana muffin mix and a trail mix with Brazil nuts (Daddy’s favorite). I got a few @rxbar to try now that I can do egg and a new Hazelnut bar by @epicbar . Finn (not surprisingly) got chocolate @paleonola and @hailmerrysnacks with a new jerky from Sophia’s Survival Foods grass-fed jerky chews made with raising purée as a sweetener. If you are trying to get your kids to eat #paleo, letting them shop on their own like this will empower and excite them – win win and fun!! #paleokids ” The cool cavepeople at OneStopPaleoShop.com gave us an exclusive coupon discount for 15% off your next order on their site with coupon code: PALEOPARENTS .


 petes paleo coupon

 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

sox box coupon

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!).

Recommended Reading

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling by Chris Kresser

This isn’t a new article from Chris Kresser, author of Your Personal Paleo Code, but it is one that is really worth re-visiting and reading. Our whole family has been traveling a LOT this summer, and these guidelines really keep us on track. Stacy left for the Bay Area yesterday for the Ancestral Health Symposium, and she definitely faced some traveling stresses. Check out this instagram selfie that Stacy took in the terminal: 

stacy squats

“Waiting for a new plane in the bottom of a squat. #thesagacontinues #iwillgetthereeventually #makethebestofit #ahs14 #ahs2014”

Recommended Products: Steve’s Paleo Goods Dried Strawberries and Epic Bars

plane food

So in keeping with the article mentioned above, what snacks did Stacy take with her to keep her from stress eating airport junk food? Steve’s Paleo Goods Dried Strawberriesand EPIC Bars certainly hit the spot! If you have never tried Steve’s whole dried strawberries, you are seriously missing out on a bite of heaven. They. Are. The Best.


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Instagram ♥

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!

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