Our first summer as parents is coming to a close. So, I thought it might be fun to share a round-up of recipes that is focused on bringing parents and their kids together. I’m sure you know by now that getting kids into the kitchen to help prepare meals is a great way to help them establish life-long healthy eating habits. But did you know the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has put together a handy-dandy reference sheet of parenting tips for involving your children in meal prep?
Otto is just over 12 weeks old, so we have quite a long wait ahead of us before he can start helping make meals. But, it’s never too early to plan ahead, right? Assuming the world doesn’t end before he turns 2, I’ll be coming back to this post as well as referencing some of our favorite cookbooks, like Eat Like a Dinosaur, Nom Nom Paleo, Paleo Takeout, and Real Life Paleo, for ideas on how to get him involved.
Without further ado, here is a collection of recipes that are delicious and fun to make as a family! (Plus, at the end, a bonus list of my three favorite lactation cookie recipes for breastfeeding moms like myself.)
At the end of the year, it’s time to reflect. It’s crazy to think that we’ve been writing for this blog for almost 5 years, and had over 1 MILLION views during that time! We’re blown away on how this accountability project, originally set up to blog about our first Whole30® (my first post here), has grown and changed our lives. We’ve made lifelong friends, hundreds of recipes, and had a great time cooking and learning to photograph.
To send off 2016 in style, here are the top 10 recipes as rated by views for the year. We’ve also added a few of the posts we felt were the best of the year in the honorable mention, the least popular post of the year, and news and well wishes for 2017.
A few weeks ago, we were honored to receive an advance copy of The New Yiddish Kitchen by Simone Miller and Jennifer Robins and yesterday, it officially published for the world to enjoy! While we’re not Jewish, we appreciate the delicious heritage the Jewish tradition has to offer.
Today is a very special day. Late last night, we redesigned our website to That Paleo Couple and, this morning, the Best Paleo Recipes of 2015 eBook—to which we contributed—published!
Brent and I have been exploring the world of paleo cooking and food blogging since February 2011. We were living in Virginia and determined to find a healthier lifestyle while enjoying one of our favorite activities: cooking.
Now, we’re newlyweds and first-time homeowners. The redesign, That Paleo Couple, is a cheeky nod to the fact that many of our non-paleo family and friends still have trouble fathoming that we live a gluten- and dairy-free lifestyle. Over the past five years, our lives have been enriched by new friends, new adventures in fitness, and much more.
Growing up outside Richmond, Virginia, I knew where I stood—geographically. But I wasn’t ever sure if I could call myself a southerner. With parents from the midwest and family scattered all over, it was hard to find a single identity. So, I gave up trying. There are interesting places, captivating people, and scrumptious food choices all over the world; why restrict yourself?
Paleo Takeout. This may seem like an oxymoron, but I’m really excited to say decidedly it is not. Heather and I have gone almost 7 months without ordering in takeout Chinese or pizza, and this book is our favorite new tool in the toolbox to keep that habit an old one. With recipes ranging from pizza, to chicken nuggets, to miso soup, to gyros, this cookbook has all of the recipes you wish would have been “made paleo” with dozens more you’ve likely never tried. We’ve gotten permission to share one example with you below, and you can even enter to win a copy!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Also, if you haven’t been living under a rock, you know that today marks the one month book-iversary of Bill and Hayley’s latest grain-free adventure. You probably know them from either their website, their phone/tablet app, or one of their many other adventures (including most recently chicken raising). In Make it Paleo II, they’ve hit it out of the park with over 175 new recipes that we can’t get enough of. Let me tell you about three of my favorite things about this book.