Pay It Forward: The Last ELaD Giveaway

 

News Flash: super stealth announcement at the end of this post!

So we’ve done quite a few giveaways this month, in celebration of our newly released book – Eat Like a Dinosaur.

If you recall, first we gave away items that had inspired us in writing the book.

Next, we gave away some of the items we use in the book and on the site to get kids excited.

Then we teamed up with Honeyville, US Wellness Meats and Tropical Traditions for a lucky person to eat through the book.

And now, we announce the winner (Shelly Richardson) for the tools we used to cook through the book.

So… what could we possibly do next? What more could we giveaway? How about an opportunity for MANY people to win ELaD?

What the heck is “Pay It Forward”

I know there’s a early 21st century movie joke in here somewhere… I just can’t think of it, yet.

We’ve heard from quite a few families that they would love the opportunity to buy the book, but that their finances just don’t allow for them to do so at this time. That’s so hard for us to hear! We think ALL families should have the opportunity to own Eat Like a Dinosaur.

It’s not just about eating gluten-free, dairy-free (paleo) foods, it’s about enjoying time together, learning to love life as a family and doing activities that don’t cost much money but give you so much in return. In our opinion, the families that can’t afford this book need it the most!

So, what to do? Well, we’ve figured out a way to share copies of the book. At least 8, but we’re hoping for more (see the Call to Action below). These copies of the book will be given away to families who can demonstrate to us how they will pay the favor forward. If we send you a copy of the book, what will you do in return?

It’s not about money. It’s about taking the knowledge, time or experience you already have – and sharing it with someone else to bring them happiness in whatever form you can muster.

Yes, this giveaway is asking you to tell us how you will ‘change the world’ if we send you a simple book… but, you never know the impact a small thing can do. Just look at us, we started a simple family blog to keep ourselves accountable and we’ve helped inspire many of you to change your lives as a result! The possibilities for paying this forward are only limited by your imagination.

Call to Action

Do you have $16? Are you inspired by this giveaway? Do you want to give a copy of Eat Like a Dinosaur to a family in need? If so, contact us and we’ll add you to the list of donors and be able to increase the number of copies we’re giving away!

Here’s the giveaway details

We’re giving away (at least) 7 copies of Eat Like a Dinosaur AND 1 Grand Prize. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Be a person or family who can’t afford this book (or enter to win it for someone else who can’t afford it) – no sad stories please, just confirm you’re in need of the book!
  2. Leave a comment with the information (or a link to a post you’ve made somewhere else) on how you will pay it forward.

That’s it! Obviously, we’d love for you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, YouTube or however else you want to stalk us. But really, this isn’t about us. The only entries that will be considered for this giveaway are the items listed above – because that’s what it’s about.

Please note, we will NOT be judging people based on their need for the book. We expect you all to have integrity and honesty, if you say you need it – we believe you. You will BE judged on how you plan to give back to the community, the best “pay it forward” plans will win!

Fair warning, this is a completely subjective non-randomized drawing. By entering the giveaway, you recognize this is completely unfair by legal standards and are totally OK with that.

The Grand Prize

What will you win? Well, at least 7 of you will win a SIGNED copy of Eat Like a Dinosaur. But, 1 of you – the Grand Prize winner who demonstrates the greatest motivation and ideas to pay this gift forward – will win the following Grand Prize package:

1. A signed copy of Eat Like a Dinosaur AND

2. 1 copy each of Elana Amsterdam‘s books, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and Gluten-Free Cupcakes
Elana is the grain-free goddess who wrote the introduction to ELaD!

3. 1 music CD of The Cave Kids self-titled album, with bonus track – Eat Like a Dinosaur
Watch how happy a $.99 song can make your kids on our YouTube video!

4. 1 t-shirt of your choice from our Spreadshirt shop

Might I recommend it be one of the new t-shirt designs coming soon?
Follow us on Facebook to find out when they go live in our Spreadshirt t-shirt shop!

Special thanks to our donors for this giveaway. Get yourself on this list by contacting us!

  1. Courtney of Wildtree Natural Foods
  2. Maggie (a friend from the DC Meat-Up)
  3. Vanessa from Healthy Living How To
  4. Jennifer from Perfectly Natural Family Soaps
  5. Paula, an unexpectedly awesome reader donation
  6. Erin from Pushups and Carrots
  7. The NomBomb Family (NomNomPaleo and FitBomb)
  8. Nancy, an unexpectedly generous reader
  9. Catherine, another giving reader
  10. Lacy, another another kind reader
  11. Plus an additional 3 from us

CURRENT GIVEAWAY TOTAL: 13 Eat Like a Dinosaur books

Can’t wait to see what you all come up with to pay this giveaway forward!

Giveaway closes Sunday 4/1/2012 at 9PM EST so that we can review all entries and announce winners on Monday 4/2/2012.

The Winners of the Pay it Forward Giveaway!

Karla

“I really need this book :)  Here are the ways I would pay it forward:

1) I’d tell everyone in person and on social media how I won this fantastic book which would open the way to talk about the benefits of paleo and how helpful your blog is for people starting out.
2) I’d regularly post photos and comments from recipes I’ve cooked from the book on facebook and explain how my children have benefited / loved the food.
3) By cooking paleo foods for my children (who are a little resistant), I would be paying it forward to them and their future health
4) When I’m in a better financial position, I would purchase another copy as a gift for a friend with children.

Thank you so much for your kindness in offering the competition.”

Pagan_Fam

“The ways we would pay it forward:

Spread the good news to family and friends
Make awesome recipes for others (especially those in need from our church)
Share the book with my daughter’s first grade class to help them understand why my daughter eats the way she does & to enlighten their minds
Share recipes and info with other military families
Eat Paleo and set an example for my family (especially my two girls) as to why this is the best diet for our bodies and why it’s important to love and take care of our bodies.”

Cherylbaker1990
“Winning WOULD be my paying it forward, you see, I’m not doing the paleo diet, my best friend and her kids are. Her daughter has Celiacs and so there are some big changes going on in their family. I’m so proud of them, but I want to do something to help. She blogs a lot of her cooking experiences and has always been there to help others through things, so I think it’s time for paying it forward to mean paying her back.”

Sharmista

“My name is Sharmista and our family of 7 cannot afford this book.  We are eating Paleo to treat my daughter’s autism and my DH’s nerve disease, and it’s working!  But you said no sad stories, so I’ll leave it at that.

I would Pay it Forward by giving cooking lessons to those who want to change their diet but don’t have the cooking skills.  This isn’t a diet that you can take on if you don’t have basic cooking skills!  I know a number of people who want to make changes but are overwhelmed by the thought of cooking this way.  I would take the time to have them over, to teach them how to cook Paleo, to encourage them that this isn’t as hard as it seems. :)

Thanks for your consideration, and thanks for sharing the love!”

Beth Matthews

“I would love to win this book.  I have really changed the way my family eats the last year due to my 5 year old son’s allergies to gluten and soy.  We are lucky to live on a farm and have our own beef, pork and poultry but the additional costs of the rest of the diet make finances tight so we would love to win this.  I am a volunteer mom at my son’s school and make breakfast for the school once a week.  I would love to share some of your recipes with the kids and families and help the kids get their day started off right.  That is how I would pay it forward.  Thanks.”

Bonnie Cramer Stone

“Hello!  What an amazing way to cap off your month of giveaways!  Although I wish I could be on the donating end – for now, I will happily share my thoughts on paying it forward if I were to be blessed through this wonderful act of kindness.  First, I would pay it forward to my family by starting my personal journey to health.  As a 36 year old woman who falls into the morbidly obese category, I am appalled at myself and want to give to my family by taking back my health.  Secondly, my husband and I have plans to gradually move our entire family’s eating habits to GF, SF and beyond this summer (long story re:the waiting time) and this book would be a huge way to pay it forward to my boys specifically as they make the transition – a gift to them to make it fun and a blessing to them for avoiding the dreaded ADD.  Third, I would pay it forward day to day as I encounter other families that want to make changes in their eating habits – I love to share any wisdom/knowledge that I gain along my own discoveries.  As the oldest in my immediate circle of influence, a lot of the other moms look to me for help.  Fourth, I have plans to return to blogging as I re-start my journey and I would be honored to pay it forward to the blogging community by sharing the book and how it has impacted my life – so that others may discover it for themselves.  Lastly, I just can’t keep my mouth shut when I’m excited about something and when I find a new love.  As I anticipate the ELaD will fall into that category, I would love to pay a little bit back to you (and I suppose forward to others at the same time) by “shouting from the mountaintops” so to speak about what a great book it is.  Rest assured, it’ll be the topic of many a Facebook post, Pinterest pin, email, blog comment and more.  While I realize that none of those things themselves are Earth-shattering, I believe that the momentum created by just one person can make a huge impact.  To add to the cheesy movie-themed ideas – I guess I just want to start a Butterfly Effect :)”

Brightr6

“Winning a copy of this book would itself present a gift to people in the community as I am a scout leader and we have scouts with Coeliac issues so the book can become part of the food preparation agenda for camps! The recipes can be used as a guide assisting our scouts at events when providing food and bringing awareness of allergies tolerances and sensitivities to our scouts and the wider community! We can make a difference to understanding and handling adjustments for healthy living  showing by example creatively presenting diet conscious standards for our youths to follow!”

missy30567

“I would love to win a copy < we have 9 children and 5 grandchildren 5 children still live at home. I have been attempting paleot  alone without kids and hubby for 2 months I am down 15 pounds and off all meds for my autoimmune disease YEAH!!! Now I would like to have help through this book to get my entire family on board! Unfortunately I cant afford it right now! Thanks for considering me”

Denise

“Our community has regular blood drives and snacks are offered after donating blood, but nothing for those of us that are gluten-free. So one of the ways I’ll pass it forward is by making wonderful edibles for donors and volunteers.  Also in May a monthly community meal is being started and I’d like to be able to make some gluten free dishes that have been taste tasted and sure to be very appreciated.”

Valerie

“I need this book! I’ve recently changed my diet and I’m seeing amazing results! I know eating Paleo would help my family but there is resistance from a few members… and from our wallet. What I’ve seen so far from Eat Like a Dinosaur is exactly the type of recipes to make convert, lol!  I’ll pay forward by 1- showing it to my chiro who is always looking for new ressources to suggest to her clients; 2- bring foods from the book at potlucks; 3- create a “cooking class” for homeschoolers and help them make your recipes (and give a handout with your website and book infos) and 4- I’ll see if I can write a review for a book in English on a French site I write for… if so, Eat Like a Dinosaur will be that book! :-)”

Hope

“Hey Guys,
Great giveaway! I will not give ya a sob story of why I am need of this book, but I have a heart for single moms as my own mom was a single mom, so my plan is to give a copy of ELAD to my next door neighbor (we live in an RV park) who is raising 2 preteens on her own. Her oldest is a boy with ADHD and I have been trying to help her see that diet can help her son get off of ADHD meds which are very damaging to other parts of the body.She obviously doesn’t have the extra cash to buy a book. Diet has helped my own son (who has Autism) greatly. Aaaaaand we live in North Florida which is very southern (we’re not southerners, we’re from WA. state) and most folk here know NOTHING about diet and health. I have already recommended your site to another young family that lives in the park, they have 2 children, an infant and a 3 year old who is already obese (although I don’t know if they recognize it or not). So I would actually give away 2 copies if I had them. First priority would be the single mom though.
You guys are awesome for doing this (no, I’m not trying to earn brownie points lol!).

Hope”

Dawn

“I am entering to win for my family of 3 (plan to be 4).  My daughter and I are trying to eat healthy and she has a hard time understanding why she can’t eat other foods that family and friends eat.  It will be so helpful to her grandparents, especially, since we live with them due to financial constraint and they don’t understand why I don’t let her eat things like peeps when it’s GF.  So to pay it forward we will be loaning out this book to all of our family and friends to read AND reading it to our playgroup so that they can understand as well.  We will be bringing a snack to playgroup as well that is healthy AND yummy for ALL fo the kids.  :)”

wakeupandbeinformed

“Hi!  I’m entering for a friend of mine (ordered my book last week, can’t wait to get it!) - she’s a single mama, full time student, part time waitress – if I win I’ll pay it forward by giving her the book!  I’m also planning on paying it forward by bringing paleo dishes from now on to our twice-monthly community potlucks, sharing what I know (and am learning) about paleo foods, and volunteering to be the “treat” mom in my boys’ classrooms with delicious, gluten free, dairy free treats for ALL the kiddos, not just the ones with sensitivites/allergies! (I actually already do this, but Elana’s books could really help me take it up a notch!)  I have been eating paleo myself for the last month, it’s time to get the whole family on board. :)”

Jennifer S.

“Hi! I would love to have your book.  I am a hospital based LC and I get a lot of nutrition and weigh loss questions.  I plan to have your book in my office to share it with other mamas out in the community struggling with nourishing themselves the right way.  I’m new to this paleo lifestyle and think so many main stream moms would see that it’s a step in the right direction to healthy families.”

Tina_tracy

“My name is Tina and our family of 5 cannot afford to buy this book; and we would love a chance to win it!

My husband and I are embracing the Paleo lifestyle but find that coming up with foods for the kids to enjoy is hard…we have been sharing with our family and friends the positives of eating a healthy paleo lifestyle, and will continue to do so…We have a lot of friends who are trying to lose weight, and we will share with them different recipes and information on making not just their meal healthy, but their entire family’s meals, too.

Thanks!”

And the GRAND PRIZE WINNER:

Holly Smith

“I need these books.  I am a stay at home mom and I spend a lot of time at my daughters school.  We just found out that she has celiacs, and my Dr recommended the primal/ paleo diet to us.   I will pay it forward by teaching my daughters class about healthy eating and how it does not have to be a chore.  I will also teach them how to cook some of the things that are in the book.  After that I will share the info with my husband’s command and see if they can not work more healthy options into what they cook and feed the guys when they are deployed.  AND I will tell anyone who will listen about celiacs.  I had no idea it even existed until I found out my kids have it, and likely so do I.”

Thank you everyone for participating and supporting us and your community. And an extra big thank you to our sponsors! We are on vacation tonight, but expect a bigger announcement and for us to contact you soon!

About Stacy

Stacy Toth has written 381 post in this blog.

Stacy is the matriarch of the Paleo Parents family. After beginning a paleo diet and founding PaleoParents.com in 2010, she lost 135 pounds and found health and happiness for the whole family. The following three years have been a progressive journey with a mission to educate people about nourishing their bodies by eating real foods. Stacy can be found on all forms of social media as @PaleoParents as well as the top-rated The Paleo View Podcast and her two cookbooks, Eat Like a Dinosaur and Beyond Bacon.

  • Marcellabess

    just started eating paleo and am in need to buy this book.  

    • http://PaleoParents.com Stacy & Matt

       Just for clarification, this is not an eligible entry to the giveaway. Please read above on how to enter :)

  • ida

    I’d love this book for my little ones… been dreaming how much since I first read the review.

    • http://PaleoParents.com Stacy & Matt

        Just for clarification, this is not an eligible entry to the giveaway. Please read above on how to enter :)

  • ida

    Will pay it forward by cooking for my fabulous single mama friend who longs to change her and her little one’s diets but doesn’t know how.

  • Linda195720769

    I’d like to get the book for my grandson to help my daughter with getting her family on board.

  • Tina_tracy

    My name is Tina and our family of 5 cannot afford to buy this book; and we would love a chance to win it!

    My husband and I are embracing the Paleo lifestyle but find that coming up with foods for the kids to enjoy is hard…we have been sharing with our family and friends the positives of eating a healthy paleo lifestyle, and will continue to do so…We have a lot of friends who are trying to lose weight, and we will share with them different recipes and information on making not just their meal healthy, but their entire family’s meals, too.

    Thanks!

  • Jennifer Logan

    I would adore having this book for our family!

  • Ss1c59

    I’m a newly certified nutrition coach.  I’d like to pay it forward by using this book to help clients feed their children more healthfully.

  • Jennifer Logan

    We are definitely in need of this book!  I will pay it forward by passing along this book to other families to introduce them to a better way of eating with their children.  It can be done!

  • Sharmista

    My name is Sharmista and our family of 7 cannot afford this book.  We are eating Paleo to treat my daughter’s autism and my DH’s nerve disease, and it’s working!  But you said no sad stories, so I’ll leave it at that.

    I would Pay it Forward by giving cooking lessons to those who want to change their diet but don’t have the cooking skills.  This isn’t a diet that you can take on if you don’t have basic cooking skills!  I know a number of people who want to make changes but are overwhelmed by the thought of cooking this way.  I would take the time to have them over, to teach them how to cook Paleo, to encourage them that this isn’t as hard as it seems. :)

    Thanks for your consideration, and thanks for sharing the love!

  • Mommichigan2

    No more nasty cheetos, chips, pop, candy, chocolate, fast food, fries, greasy hamburgers and sandwiches! Our volleyball and basketball team needs good healthy gluten- free food to keep them rocking and winning games and championships! every week for hours we sit at practices and we talk about getting healthy- Eat like a Dinosaur and leave the crap alone!  I will pay it forward and make lunches and snacks for all the beautiful strong athletic 11 year old girls that really need to reverse their diets and also show their families how to eat right and be strong! 
    I am GF and just getting my family to leave the crap alone and eat right! I need way more great ideas that Eat Like a Dinosaur can give me and I would LOVE to share it with my kids but also the girls!!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kim.A.Stumpf Kimberly Stumpf

    My name is Kim Stumpf, and honestly at this point we can’t afford to get your awesome book.  Recently, our family had food intolerance testing done and the results have been a bit of a challenge.  My husband, thankfully, has been able to get his meals adjusted for his intolerance(s) while gone on military training.  My youngest child needs a little more motivation to embrace eating his new diet, because he is wheat/gluten/dairy intolerant (and a bit more).  
    As a massage therapist, I work in a chiropractic office that  helps educate their patients about nutrition, food alternatives, and diet changes.  We always give our clients recipes so that they know that they have tasty options to work with their nutritional restrictions.  I would love to share your book with all of them!  If it wasn’t for my good friend, Rebecca Kirby, I would have never known about the great work that you all have done to create this book and provide the Paleo way for the rest of us.  She has already gotten a copy of your book, but I know she would certainly have someone to pay it forward to as well!  
    Thank you for being a great resource, and I would dearly love to get a copy of your book!!

  • Janelle

    My husband is a family physician who teaches his patients about the paleo lifestyle.  We have been paleo for 18 months, and try to teach as many in our community as we can.  We would pay it forward by giving the book to a family in our area who cannot afford to buy it themselves.   The poverty level is pretty high where we live, so we hear about lots of people struggling to feed their families well and make ends meet.  This is one way we could help spread the message.  Thanks!

  • Deseray2008

    In need of this book! My husband and I have been researching paleo for several months now, just don’t have the extra money to start this new adventure. We now live with my grandparents who have A LOT of health issues. I would pay it forward by changing not only my family’s life but anyone who wants to eat healthier! I’m a certified Chef and I would offer my knowledge and cooking skills to the community so they can lead healthy long lived lifes! Thank you for your time, you’re doing an amazing wonderful thing! God Bless!! :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=773150275 Beth Matthews

    I would love to win this book.  I have really changed the way my family eats the last year due to my 5 year old son’s allergies to gluten and soy.  We are lucky to live on a farm and have our own beef, pork and poultry but the additional costs of the rest of the diet make finances tight so we would love to win this.  I am a volunteer mom at my son’s school and make breakfast for the school once a week.  I would love to share some of your recipes with the kids and families and help the kids get their day started off right.  That is how I would pay it forward.  Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1028353555 Bonnie Cramer Stone

    Hello!  What an amazing way to cap off your month of giveaways!  Although I wish I could be on the donating end – for now, I will happily share my thoughts on paying it forward if I were to be blessed through this wonderful act of kindness.  First, I would pay it forward to my family by starting my personal journey to health.  As a 36 year old woman who falls into the morbidly obese category, I am appalled at myself and want to give to my family by taking back my health.  Secondly, my husband and I have plans to gradually move our entire family’s eating habits to GF, SF and beyond this summer (long story re:the waiting time) and this book would be a huge way to pay it forward to my boys specifically as they make the transition – a gift to them to make it fun and a blessing to them for avoiding the dreaded ADD.  Third, I would pay it forward day to day as I encounter other families that want to make changes in their eating habits – I love to share any wisdom/knowledge that I gain along my own discoveries.  As the oldest in my immediate circle of influence, a lot of the other moms look to me for help.  Fourth, I have plans to return to blogging as I re-start my journey and I would be honored to pay it forward to the blogging community by sharing the book and how it has impacted my life – so that others may discover it for themselves.  Lastly, I just can’t keep my mouth shut when I’m excited about something and when I find a new love.  As I anticipate the ELaD will fall into that category, I would love to pay a little bit back to you (and I suppose forward to others at the same time) by “shouting from the mountaintops” so to speak about what a great book it is.  Rest assured, it’ll be the topic of many a Facebook post, Pinterest pin, email, blog comment and more.  While I realize that none of those things themselves are Earth-shattering, I believe that the momentum created by just one person can make a huge impact.  To add to the cheesy movie-themed ideas – I guess I just want to start a Butterfly Effect :)

  • Hope

    Hey Guys,
    Great giveaway! I will not give ya a sob story of why I am need of this book, but I have a heart for single moms as my own mom was a single mom, so my plan is to give a copy of ELAD to my next door neighbor (we live in an RV park) who is raising 2 preteens on her own. Her oldest is a boy with ADHD and I have been trying to help her see that diet can help her son get off of ADHD meds which are very damaging to other parts of the body.She obviously doesn’t have the extra cash to buy a book. Diet has helped my own son (who has Autism) greatly. Aaaaaand we live in North Florida which is very southern (we’re not southerners, we’re from WA. state) and most folk here know NOTHING about diet and health. I have already recommended your site to another young family that lives in the park, they have 2 children, an infant and a 3 year old who is already obese (although I don’t know if they recognize it or not). So I would actually give away 2 copies if I had them. First priority would be the single mom though.
    You guys are awesome for doing this (no, I’m not trying to earn brownie points lol!).

    Hope

  • wakeupandbeinformed

    Hi!  I’m entering for a friend of mine (ordered my book last week, can’t wait to get it!) - she’s a single mama, full time student, part time waitress – if I win I’ll pay it forward by giving her the book!  I’m also planning on paying it forward by bringing paleo dishes from now on to our twice-monthly community potlucks, sharing what I know (and am learning) about paleo foods, and volunteering to be the “treat” mom in my boys’ classrooms with delicious, gluten free, dairy free treats for ALL the kiddos, not just the ones with sensitivites/allergies! (I actually already do this, but Elana’s books could really help me take it up a notch!)  I have been eating paleo myself for the last month, it’s time to get the whole family on board. :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/beautifulxedge Meghan Way

    I entering to win a copy of this for my household, which is me and my mom. I’m not working at the moment, though I call myself a radical homemaker, as I take care of all the household work and planning to work on a local organic farm this summer. I have health issues I’ve been working on since last year when I started to eat meat again after 10 years of being a long-term vegetarian and high raw food for the last three. I’ve also recently realized that most of my issues from childhood to my early twenties now are most likely a gluten-intolerance and working to give up gluten and going to more of a paleo way of eating. We literary put our money where our mouth is, as is we don’t make a lot and we put most of it into good local or quality non-local food and have given up on buying unnecessary things or buying second hand or making things, as I follow the do-it-yourself mentality. My pay it forward, is to continue to spread/share the word of health and food to people that come into my life. I’m highly into food rights/issues and bringing awareness to food and the health and wellness. I’m involved with local organizations with those focuses and I’m also wanting to be able to have people of all incomes be able to access good local organically grown foods.

  • Dawn

    I am entering to win for my family of 3 (plan to be 4).  My daughter and I are trying to eat healthy and she has a hard time understanding why she can’t eat other foods that family and friends eat.  It will be so helpful to her grandparents, especially, since we live with them due to financial constraint and they don’t understand why I don’t let her eat things like peeps when it’s GF.  So to pay it forward we will be loaning out this book to all of our family and friends to read AND reading it to our playgroup so that they can understand as well.  We will be bringing a snack to playgroup as well that is healthy AND yummy for ALL fo the kids.  :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/xania.more Xania More

    Hello – Need the book – Great Giveaway!

    Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Jonell-Roragen/100002315222980 Susan Jonell Roragen

    My husband and I need this book to motivate me to be more innovative in my cooking. We are on a fixed income who would like to do more for others; so as a Grandma and Grandpa, we will happily share with several families who need to eat better; one of which is trying to cut out grains for her young daughter. This book would help the younger set, as well as the young-at-heart set.

  • Sheryl

    I need this book and can’t afford it. I will “pay it forward” by sharing with others the yummy recipes either by word of mouth or by passing on/borrowing out the book to others in need who can’t afford it. Thank you SO much for this opportunity!

  • Valerie

    I need this book! I’ve recently changed my diet and I’m seeing amazing results! I know eating Paleo would help my family but there is resistance from a few members… and from our wallet. What I’ve seen so far from Eat Like a Dinosaur is exactly the type of recipes to make convert, lol!  I’ll pay forward by 1- showing it to my chiro who is always looking for new ressources to suggest to her clients; 2- bring foods from the book at potlucks; 3- create a “cooking class” for homeschoolers and help them make your recipes (and give a handout with your website and book infos) and 4- I’ll see if I can write a review for a book in English on a French site I write for… if so, Eat Like a Dinosaur will be that book! :-)
    Thank you!

  • Karla

    I really need this book :)  Here are the ways I would pay it forward:

    1) I’d tell everyone in person and on social media how I won this fantastic book which would open the way to talk about the benefits of paleo and how helpful your blog is for people starting out.
    2) I’d regularly post photos and comments from recipes I’ve cooked from the book on facebook and explain how my children have benefited / loved the food.
    3) By cooking paleo foods for my children (who are a little resistant), I would be paying it forward to them and their future health
    4) When I’m in a better financial position, I would purchase another copy as a gift for a friend with children.

    Thank you so much for your kindness in offering the competition.

  • Chssnyder

    I would love to have a copy of your book. I am a single mom, full time student and just can’t afford it right now. I would Love to pay it forward, my family is funding a trip for my son and I to Michigan this summer so I can help my cousin with her wedding. Majority of my family is over weight, and a few are diabetic.. I already plan to spend my free time away from wedding planning to show my family good, and good for you food Does taste good too. I’d spend the summer getting my family into healthy eating!

  • holly smith

    I need these books.  I am a stay at home mom and I spend a lot of time at my daughters school.  We just found out that she has celiacs, and my Dr recommended the primal/ paleo diet to us.   I will pay it forward by teaching my daughters class about healthy eating and how it does not have to be a chore.  I will also teach them how to cook some of the things that are in the book.  After that I will share the info with my husband’s command and see if they can not work more healthy options into what they cook and feed the guys when they are deployed.  AND I will tell anyone who will listen about celiacs.  I had no idea it even existed until I found out my kids have it, and likely so do I.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ldyhalstead Donna Clements

    I would love to have this book. But. I would so much rather see it  go to someone who really would not be able to buy it at all. I only have to wait… a month or two or three. There used to be a time when I could only dream of maybe someday buying it.  Today my life is a bit more abundant and I have patience. It is indeed awesome what you intend to do. Good luck with choosing the eight people who will be blessed by owning this book, I know it won’t be easy for you.

  • Sarah Rapport

    I bought the book and love it! I would love to win a copy to give to my brother who can’t afford it. They are trying really hard to help their daughter get well and this book will help them so much. Thanks!

  • lalamompaleo

    I have my copy but would love to donate to my daughter’s daycare. So they can teach and help little ones understand eating healthy is essential to our lives.

  • Pagan_fam

    I would absolutely love to win ELaD!  We are a military family trying to adopt the Paleo lifestyle.  With my husband being deployed for a year yet again (to Florida—not Afghanistan [again]. I don’t want to mislead anyone), it’s been hard to get the kids on board.  Eating Paleo isn’t the cheapest way to eat (as many know), but we’ve been making sacrifices to make it happen.  Good health is just too important not to.  With our budget being spread so thin between Florida and Indiana we would be honored to win Eat Like a Dinosaur. 

    Thanks for your consideration!
     
    (Ps Our two year old loves the song & video!)  

  • Pagan_fam

    The ways we would pay it forward:

    Spread the good news to family and friends 
    Make awesome recipes for others (especially those in need from our church)
    Share the book with my daughter’s first grade class to help them understand why my daughter eats the way she does & to enlighten their minds
    Share recipes and info with other military families
    Eat Paleo and set an example for my family (especially my two girls) as to why this is the best diet for our bodies and why it’s important to love and take care of our bodies.  

  • http://twitter.com/denimorse Denise Morse

    i would like to get a copy for my sister who is just moving into her first place this weekend and needs to learn how to eat on her own and healthy 

  • Marcellabess

    My plan is to have the best choices for my whole family to become more healthy.  And to begin offering discussions (get togethers) to pay it forward to my friends, family and friends of friends.  

  • Denise

    Our community has regular blood drives and snacks are offered after donating blood, but nothing for those of us that are gluten-free. So one of the ways I’ll pass it forward is by making wonderful edibles for donors and volunteers.  Also in May a monthly community meal is being started and I’d like to be able to make some gluten free dishes that have been taste tasted and sure to be very appreciated.

  • Cherylbaker1990

    Winning WOULD be my paying it forward, you see, I’m not doing the paleo diet, my best friend and her kids are. Her daughter has Celiacs and so there are some big changes going on in their family. I’m so proud of them, but I want to do something to help. She blogs a lot of her cooking experiences and has always been there to help others through things, so I think it’s time for paying it forward to mean paying her back.

  • http://corvidarium.blogspot.com/ wendy

    I’d love to win a copy of this book… not only am I trying to convert my family to a paleo way of eating (especially my teenaged daughter, who wishes that she can live off of bread and juice), but I also have a friend who just found out she’s diabetic.  I’d love to be able to cook things for her, to show her that healthy food can also taste really good :)

  • Missy30567

    I would love to win a copy < we have 9 children and 5 grandchildren 5 children still live at home. I have been attempting paleot  alone without kids and hubby for 2 months I am down 15 pounds and off all meds for my autoimmune disease YEAH!!! Now I would like to have help through this book to get my entire family on board! Unfortunately I cant afford it right now! Thanks for considering me 

  • Holly Smith

    Did you guys announce winners already?  I must have missed it. 

  • Brightr6

    Winning a copy of this book would itself present a gift to people in the community as I am a scout leader and we have scouts with Coeliac issues so the book can become part of the food preparation agenda for camps! The recipes can be used as a guide assisting our scouts at events when providing food and bringing awareness of allergies tolerances and sensitivities to our scouts and the wider community! We can make a difference to understanding and handling adjustments for healthy living  showing by example creatively presenting diet conscious standards for our youths to follow!     

  • Jaini Ann Jenson

    I would love to have this book, I would pay it forward by sharing this book with another family in the neighborhood who I have convinced of going Paleo also for our kids sake. We need ideas and so do they, it would continue to inspire those of us who are getting lost on this new journey. And encourage others of our family of wonderful meal ideas, plus she is a mad baker for her church and neighborhood kids and it would be a great way to get everyone involved. Because you know a goood recipe does make the difference. Thanks for the opportunity to effect not only me but others that can join the ride through your book. 

  • Jodie

    I would really love a copy of your book. I am fairly new to paleo and I am finding it difficult to transition away from the SAD diet, but importantly getting my kids on board. I am sharing the benefits of Paleo to those who will listen, and know the best way to do that it to lead by example. A family member had a health scare recently and I believe that their treatment would be enhanced by the Paleo diet and their children who eat ALOT of junk food would then benefit from their parents lifestyle change – I would love to share the book with them and have already given them some recipe/food ideas based on Paleo. I will also share it with other families I am close to who are willing to change their lifestyle for the better. It’s one book that will be well used.

  • Jennifer S.

    Hi! I would love to have your book.  I am a hospital based LC and I get a lot of nutrition and weigh loss questions.  I plan to have your book in my office to share it with other mamas out in the community struggling with nourishing themselves the right way.  I’m new to this paleo lifestyle and think so many main stream moms would see that it’s a step in the right direction to healthy families.

  • Susie Anthony

    I need to win this book! I plan to pay it forward by sharing this book with my family. My husband has 7 siblings with 11 nieces and nephews so far, and we have 5 kids of our own. The health of our family is very important to all of us. Also, I am currently taking the nutritional therapy practitioner course through the Nutritional Therapy Association. I plan to use your book as a guide for clients who may need some help coming up with healthy kid friendly meals. Thank you!

  • Dawn

    THAAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUU!!!

  • Holly Smith

    Oh my gosh!!  You guys just made my whole month!!!  Thank you so much!!   I don’t know what to say, but I can not wait to show my kids and the classmates and my husband’s command!  Thank you so much again!

  • Missy30567

    Thank You so much! My kids are dancing around the house singing “Rat on a Stick, Rat on a Stick, we get to eat Rat on a Stick” these are the same kids that have protested about all the changes I have been trying to make to our diet :) Your generosity is already changing our lives!!! Cant wait to host a paleo dinner for my whole family, and friends!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

  • Jennifer S.

    Totally thrilled!!!!!! Thank you!!

  • Dawn

    I just had to let you know that my daughter and I have been watching the videos of the reviews and she has chosen to make the frozen waffles for her first recipe.  :)  It’ll be perfect to send with her to her grandma’s when she stays the night over there because she LOVES waffles!  :)  Thanks again!  I wish I knew who chose me so I could thank them directly.

    • http://PaleoParents.com Stacy & Matt

      Hope you love them! Lots of people picked the same people, so it may have been several who selected you!

  • Holly Smith

     I just got the ELAD book!  I am so excited!  We are making shepherds pie tonight.  Will the other stuff from the grand prize ship soon?  I want to take all the books to my daughter’s class and let them vote on what to make.  Thank you again

    • http://PaleoParents.com Stacy & Matt

       On the way, promise!