Friday, March 9, 2012

{Paleo 101 Books} Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship by Sarah Fragoso

As you know I'm already a fan of Sarah Fragoso's blog, "Everyday Paleo" and her book of the same title. She's a talented trainer, writer, wife, and probably most importantly, an amazing mom. Her first cookbook shared favorite paleo family recipes, a unique workout system for those new to workouts and training, and a great introduction to the paleo diet for parents and kids alike.

This book however, is just for kids. (Well, I say that, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading it myself!) In this book little Jimmy is used to eating packaged, sugary, and very processed foods. His parents have discovered a more healthy way to eat: all natural fruits and vegetables, meats, chicken, fish, nuts, and even baked goods made with almond flour. But Jimmy is reluctant and doesn't want to eat the new healthy foods his mom and dad want him to try. Enter Paleo Pals, some really cool super-heros that take Jimmy on a fantastic food adventure to show him how and why it's important to eat healthy, whole, and natural foods.  The end of the book shares really fun paleo recipes that kids can make with a little help from their parents.

Overall this book is just plain FUN! Whether you're on a gluten free diet, the paleo diet, or a primal plan, or just want to incorporate healthier, whole foods into your everyday life, this is a great book to share with kids on why it's important. The pictures are super cute and colorful. The book is really fun to read and (while I don't have children) I think the characters can really relate to kids and their feelings.

I definitely recommend adding Sarah's newest book to your children's library. It would also be a great book to donate for the waiting room at your local doctor's office or even your local library. Have you read it? I'd love to know what you think of it!

GLG Disclosure: Victory Belt Publishing provided me with with a copy of this book for review, if I chose to do so. This is not a sponsored post and I did not receive compensation. The opinions in this post are completely my own.

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  1. That sounds super cute! Thanks for sharing

    1. thanks Cheryl! This was a cute one to review!

  2. I agree, the pictures are really cute and the story is fun. I find myself wishing, though, that the font was more kid-friendly. It's a fine font just a little harder to read than some. I'd love to be able to recommend it to young readers.

    1. Isn't it funny aseafish, how something like an odd font can change your perspective on something? I have a hard time reading certain fonts too, so I completely understand. Another odd thing about this book in particular was that it had a very strong ink/paper scent, which most people probably wouldn't notice, but since I'm so sensitive to scents/chemicals, it was a little frustrating!

    2. Absolutely! I love the artistic look of many books, lately, but I'd love it if they'd keep the text simple and large enough to read. When I look at my favorite cookbooks, and I have more than I want to admit to, they are clear and easy to follow. I don't mind a complicated recipe. I do get a bit frustrated when I have to work harder to read the directions than make the dish.

      One thing I liked about Paleo Pals is that the recipes, themselves, were in an easy-to-read font.


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