Category Archives: Holidays

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10 Tips For a 4th of July Paleo Party

Holiday celebrations are traditionally based around sharing food with friends and family, which can get a little tricky when you’re eating Paleo. The Fourth of July tends to be dominated by barbeques, hamburgers and hot dogs, booze, explosions, setting things on fire, and other American favorites.  Whether you’re navigating a non-Paleo party this year or throwing your own 4th of July celebration, here’s a few tips that will help you to party Paleo-style! If you eat partially Paleo (80/20 rule … Continue reading


Paleo Plan Holiday Gift Guide

DOWNLOAD OUR PDF VERSION - print and start shopping...   Looking for the perfect gift for the Paleo or fitness fanatic in your life? Our team at Paleo Plan has put together this uber handy shopping list of a few of our favorite things...that we’re pretty sure the Paleo peeps in your life are gonna love too! Most of these gifts are available online, and if you place your orders soon, they should arrive before the holidays do. Happy shopping, and … Continue reading


Make Thanksgiving a Healthy Habit

Fall into Thanksgiving Mmmm...I just love the spicy-sweet scent of cinnamon, the sound of crisp fallen leaves crunching under my feet, and the warmth of the season’s first crackling fire in the wood stove. The fall season is finally upon us and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! What does the word Thanksgiving conjure up in your mind? Perhaps it's turkeys, pilgrims, pumpkin pies, or cornucopias. Maybe you think of family, food, and fun-filled memories. Or perhaps, the word elicits a … Continue reading


Pre-packaged Paleo-Friendly Halloween Treats for Kids

Every Halloween my kids implore me to hand out “real candy” (the irony!) to trick-or-treaters and I’m loath to admit that in my pre-Paleo life, there were years I simply caved under pressure.   Conventional candy contains potentially harmful ingredients such as artificial flavorings and colorings, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and more that sneak up on trick-or-treaters like ghosts with mal-intent. During the years I managed to avoid handing out candy, there were stickers and temporary tattoos and … Continue reading

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6 Reasons I’m Thankful for My Paleo Husband

Yesterday was my 1st wedding anniversary! Even though this is really cheesy, I want to say thanks to my husband for being on board with me dietarily, as well as in most other areas of my life. I know there are tons of people who eat Paleo without their significant other to support and help them with it, and Seth's definitely made our life together easier by embracing Paleo. When I met him he was eating... well, let's just say he … Continue reading

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5 Tips To Get Back On The Paleo Train

I hope all your holidays were fantastic and that you enjoyed some much-deserved time off to be with your families and friends. Seth and I went to his parents' house and spent a few relaxing days playing Catch Phrase, eating good food, putting together an entire winter scene (that's what's in the picture), and opening fun presents. Our dinner wasn't anything too ornate, since we went nutso on Thanksgiving with cooking. Our Simple Christmas Dinner We bought a couple three-pound … Continue reading


Q&A: Navigating A Non-Paleo Holiday

We recently received a question from a reader that we think you might be able to relate with. With the holiday season in full force right now, a lot of you are stressing about how you're going to navigate Christmas dinner and dessert without offending, confusing, and/or alienating your family... Q: Hi, I am wondering how you get around being at social functions? Being Italian, big holiday meals are the norm for my family. I get frustrated trying to explain … Continue reading

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Why Your New Year’s Resolution Sucked Last Year (And How You Can Make This Year’s Better)

Statistics say that about half (45%) of Americans make New Year's resolutions. Resolutions usually involve self improvement, money, and/or weight loss. In fact, 38% of resolvers wanted to lose weight in 2012. Only 8% of all resolvers attained their goal in 2012. And that's not for lack of trying. Over 75% of people were still on their new path to self improvement after 2 whole weeks last January! That number trickled down gradually until June, when fewer than half (46%) of … Continue reading


Photo Tour of My Paleo Thanksgiving

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I know it's been a handful of days since the big turkey day, but I thought I'd show you what actually happened in our kitchen and at our table. With pictures! I wrote up a post explaining what I thought we'd be making, and while we mostly stuck to that plan, there were some alterations. And we had some fun during the 48 hours of shopping, prepping, cooking, and baking. Hope you … Continue reading

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Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes!

It's almost time for the big day! I don't know about you, but I have yet to even get my turkey. However, I DO have our menu planned out and it's almost all from Paleo Plan. That's not because I'm contractually required to eat mostly Paleo Plan foods (because I'm not); it's because I think these recipes are delicious. Amazing. The best. So unlike last year, we won't be giving you another downloadable Turkey Day meal plan, but here it … Continue reading

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Our Mostly Paleo Wedding

Since I bombarded you with blog posts over the last two months about wedding planning, wedding recipes, and the fact that I couldn't do much in the way of blogging (or anything else) because of wedding planning, I thought it would be fitting to let you know how the wedding actually went. On Sunday, June 17th (yes, Father's Day - oops), I married Seth Lytton, my best friend and boyfriend of almost 7 years. We had a very small ceremony near … Continue reading

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Top 5 Paleo Plan Blog Posts of 2011

Before we get ahead of ourselves in 2012, let's take a look back at what we learned in 2011. The blog is a place for not only the occasional rant, but also new information and encouragement. Here are the top 5 blog posts from 2011. If you haven't read these yet, maybe take a look at them and see if you learn something new. Anyone else have any favorites? 1. What To Eat For A Paleo Breakfast 2. Stop Eating … Continue reading


Top 10 Paleo Plan Recipes of 2011

Now that we've officially entered 2012, it's time to reflect upon 2011. Last year there were some recipes that really stood out at Paleo Plan. We thought we'd share the top 10 recipes starting with the most popular. And the winners are... 1. Carrot Banana Muffins (I'm not really surprised - are you?) 2. Paleo Pumpkin Muffins (really guys?) 3. Almond Flour Pancakes (I'm seeing a trend here...) 4. Bison Chili 5. Paleo Candy Bars 6. Crock Pot Pork Loin … Continue reading

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Paleo Christmas Recipes

Trying to figure out what to make for Christmas, Christmas Eve, or some other holiday dinner? Have no fear - I have it all planned out for you. Even if your guests aren't Paleo, they'll love what you've made for them if you follow these recipes. There's no dairy, no gluten, no grains, no soy, no refined sugar, and no "vegetable" oils in these recipes, and the menu feeds about 5 or 6 adults with some leftovers. Anyone have any … Continue reading

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Top 10 Paleo/Primal Gifts

Struggling to think of an awesome gift for your Paleo friend/significant other/family member for Christmas or Hanukkah? The fact that they're Paleo may actually make this easier because there are some things you KNOW are important to them: the food they eat and possibly the activities in which they partake. We have some gift ideas for those people. If you're trying to get someone into the Paleo or Primal way of life, many of these ideas will work for them, … Continue reading

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How To Resist Temptation Over The Holidays

If you've been losing weight on the Paleo diet this year, you know that it can be a finnicky process. For some people on the diet it's easy as... er... cake, but for others not so much. One slip and the pounds come back and you're defeated. Sucks to have bad genes or a messed up metabolism, or both. Enter Thanksgiving and Christmas, Hanukkah, etc. Self control and logic are lost to impulsiveness and rationalization. Delicious food is everywhere tempting … Continue reading