Weekend Wrap-Up, 7/5

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!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy July 4th on Paleo Parents

Right now our family is visiting Stacy’s hometown, Virginia Beach, Virginia to enjoy a mini-vacation over our 4 day holiday break. While we soak up the sun here we’re excited to also cheer on fellow team members compete in Brute Strength Gym’s Star Spangled StrongMan on Saturday.  (If you’re wondering, Stacy’s next contest is the NOVA’s Summer StrongMan Showdown in August – come compete too or cheer her on in the sidelines, it’s open to the public!)

No family trip is complete without drama, so of course there’s a hurricane blowing in at this very moment. But we remain hopeful that it won’t deter us from continuing to have a blast this weekend. We’ve got lots of board games, family and friends with us, and a kitchen full of amazing paleo foods. No seriously, because there’s 8 real food eaters in Stacy’s mom’s house (where we’re staying) we brought more food than we brought clothes! If you’re not sure how to travel and stay eating clean, don’t miss last week’s The Paleo View (our podcast)!

Our Favorite Paleo Parents Archive Recipe of the Week:

Creamy Ranch Cole Slaw

What really makes this dish interesting and not just your typical coleslaw is the inclusion of broccoli  as well as cabbage. We recommend trying to find broccoli slaw already packaged at the grocery store. And try not to go too light on the herbs here. I know it’s a lot, but it makes it better that just a plain mayo slaw.

 Creamy Ranch Coleslaw by PaleoParents 4

The Best Recipes in Paleo of the Week:

This week, we did a round up of 30+ Ideas of Paleo Recipes to take to a pot luck! Make sure you check out that post for all these great recipes.

 all the recipes

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.

us wellness meats

US Wellness Meats is pretty awesome… I mean, where else can you order Grass Fed Beef, Pastured Pork, Pastured Poultry, Grass Fed Bison, Grass Fed Lamb, Wild Caught Seafood in one place and have it shipped straight to your door (for a flat handling cost that is under $10)? The other awesome thing about them is that every few weeks they send out a new discount code for 15% OFF orders of 40 pounds or less. This week, the code is “SUNLIGHT” so make sure you stock up on all your summer grilling favorites, pastured pork rinds, pastured pork LARD, and even stock! Everything comes shipped to you frozen and is of the highest quality! You can shop our affiliate store here: http://bit.ly/uswmeats

Primal Life Organics is having a MAJOR BLOWOUT SALE through July 7th ONLY. WHAT’S ON SALE??? NOW thru July 7th (Monday 11:59 EST), receive 20% off the following products with coupon code “summertime”.
Fire and Ice Primal Face Treatment
Infiniti and Beyond Primal Face Package (package only)
Banished Primal Blemish Serum
Primal PitStick- all scents including Dirty PitStick
Primal Face and Body Package
Want to know more about this awesome company that Stacy personally uses? Her favorite products and review is posted in her Skintervention post.


Each Third Bear Candle is hand-poured into reusable glass jars, using sustainable 100% soy wax (because we’re certainly not going to eat that soy!), phthalate-free fragrance oils, and all natural wood wicks. If you want a discount and to support Wounded Warrior Project while experiencing the joys of clean-burning, nostril-pleasing candles (the definition of win-win-win), just click this link and enter the promo code ‘PALEOFREEDOM’ at checkout.


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

The Original Paleo Post Workout Meal on paleomagonline.com by Tony Federico

paleo magazne

This new article just came out where Tony Federico of Paleo Magazine online asked nine different “Paleo Experts” (inlcuding Stacy!) what their ideal post workout meal is, and how they make it happen in real life. If you are constantly wondering what to eat after you workout to refuel and help build muscle, definitely give this article a read!

Recommended Product of the Week

We Can ALL Scream for Ice Cream: Paleo Autoimmune Protocol Recipes of Frozen Treats

ice cream download book

Yes — you read that right! This is an eBook specifically for AIP friendly recipes for frozen treats! This book is free of all the top 8 allergens, including nuts and eggs! It is an absolute steal at only $5.99! Get it here now!


Upcoming Events!

Strongman Intro Class Event

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

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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