Hi Friends- here’s a look at our week!
It was the perfect day spend outdoors with the boys, picking berries (and eating them!). Stacy was able to hold a squat for AN HOUR, where in previous years she would have squatted 5 minutes and then scooted down the rows on her bum. Love noticing surprise real life improvements in strength and health, thanks to AIP and Strongwoman!
The boys had a great time picking too- especially Cole. He also joined us on The Paleo View Podcast this week to talk about his struggle with ADHD and what we’ve done to improve it (drinking COFFEE!). Plus, since we knew it would be controversal that we’re supplementing our 9 year old with coffee, Sarah covers the science behind caffeine for children with ADHD.
Oh, what’d we do with those 15 pounds of strawberries? Made an incredible Refrigerator Strawberry Pie (with gut-healing gelatin!) and then froze the rest to have that just-picked-flavor year ’round!
We continued the week of spending time together with a family movie night. Whereby this kid thought he could steal the cuddly cat and our Paleo Treats?! That’s Stacy’s fave- the “Bandito,” an almond butter chocolate cup. We would only ever share in exchange for snuggles… Boy and cat snuggles MELT OUR HEARTS.
Oh, and those boys. How silly they are. They asked Matt what “Troll Caught” Tuna is and then Matt tells a story about how this special tuna is caught by a SWIMMING WATER TROLL kept in a cage on fishing boats. Think they believed him? Here’s how we use this tuna for the WORLD’S EASIEST DINNER.
Part of Stacy improving her adrenal function and overall health is with more time spent doing fun things with the boys, and relaxing- which is just what we are planning on doing for the next couple weeks while Stacy is taking some time off work. This includes getting a lot of Vitamin D, poolside with our favorite water babies. Of course!
Of course, vacation doesn’t relieve me from also focusing on health through nutrient density and lots of healthy vegetables… so the #saladwithstacy #dailysalad continues. Eating out is a great time to try new salads, especially if they use in-house made dressings – like this GREEK LAMB GYRO SALAD. We’ll being trying to create this one at home! And if you’re looking for some more inspiration check out our “Everything Salad” Round Up —> HERE.
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In celebration of One Pot Paleo being released we wanted to share with you our favorite cooking vessels and the yummy foods use them for.
Lodge Cast Iron Pan: this really is the work horse of our kitchen. It produces incredible steaks and chops with the perfect sear, plus it sautés veggies like a champ. Try our Bacon and Apple Stuffed Pork Chops in this pan.
Le Creuset Enameled Dutch Oven: there are some things we prefer not too cook in cast iron, like foods high in acidity- and for those we used an enameled cast iron pot. Try our Chicken “Noodle” Soup in this one!
Stainless Steel Sauté Pan: the “you can do anything to this pan” pan. Use it on high heat, cook acidic foods in it, and leave it soaking in dish water all day with no problems. Also great for getting a great sear on your food and deglazing to create sauces. Try our Turkey Thai Basil in a big ‘ol Stainless Steel Pan (a great alternative to a Wok!).
Stainless Steel Pot: a great (and much more affordable) alternative to the enameled pots. Available in all different sizes, like smaller ones for jobs like making sauces, to larger all-purpose pots for making soups and steaming veggies. This is the pot you want to make our Not Beanie Weenies in (still a household favorite!)
Now that’s interesting —> Chemical Attraction: Why Mosquitos Zone in on Some People but Not Others.
Not exactly what I expected from this article, but I LOVE IT —> Damage Control: What to Do When You Over-Indulge.
Read —> Target is All Like, Granola and Yogurt and less Cornflakes. I love love love to hear this! Bringing more healthy options and less artificial food to mainstream is such a HUGE STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
If you suffer from an Autoimmune condition or know someone who does, please (politely) share what you’ve learned from being part of this community. You just might SAVE THEIR LIFE! —> Scientists Officially Link Processed Food to Autoimmune Disease.
Your Favorite Recipes for Warm Weather!
Events & Announcements
Whiffletree Farm Tour with the Paleo Parents
Bring clothes and shoes for tromping around, a picnic lunch if you’d like, and a cooler in case you want to take home any goods from the farm (and trust us, you’ll want to).
—-> RSVP to Whiffletree Farm Tour here!
Weekly Discounts & Coupons
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.
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PALEO MEALS TO GO: 5% off with code: PaleoParents5
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DELICIOUS OBSESSIONS: Mention Stacy from Paleo Parents to get a free copy of Delicious Obsession’s coffee ebook with your order!
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