Category Archives: Paleo Tips and Tricks


How to Start Eating Vegetables (When You Don’t Like Them)

One of the biggest concerns that I get from people who are considering switching over to a Paleo diet is that they don’t like this, that, or the other kind of vegetable. Do you have to LOVE vegetables to be able to eat a Paleo diet? The answer may surprise you! No — you do not have to love vegetables to follow a Paleo diet. You only have to be willing to try them. I’m not saying you have to … View Recipe


The Best Paleo Halloween Recipes

Halloween is a festive time of year known for sweets and spooks, and we are here to tell you that you can be 100% Paleo and all-in for a delicious, allergy-friendly Halloween. The recipes in this roundup will help you throw the tastiest Paleo Halloween party on the block, or just spice up your kiddo’s lunchbox with meals that his or her friends will wish their moms had packed. Not convinced why a Paleo Halloween is necessary? After all, how … View Recipe


4 Tips for an Allergy Friendly Halloween

Halloween can be a tough time for kiddos with food allergies. It can feel isolating and seem totally unfair when everyone around you is happily swimming in piles of colorful Halloween candy, and you can’t eat a single bite of it! While there’s not much you can do about that, there are ways to help your child feel less excluded during the trick-or-treat season. Even if it doesn’t affect your immediate family, you should be aware of the growing epidemic … View Recipe


Paleo and Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease

Millions of people are walking around with impaired metabolisms, carrying extra weight that won't budge, suffering from depressive tendencies, inflammation, chronic pain, dry skin, brittle hair, persistent insomnia, and debilitating fatigue. What if I told you that for some people, all of these life-altering symptoms were due to a single disease? And what if I told you that in many this disease regularly goes undiagnosed for years, or is misdiagnosed by medical professionals who often don't run the correct lab … View Recipe


4 Paleo Foods to Support A Healthy Heart

Cardiovascular health should be at the top of American health priorities, it would seem, based on the high rate of heart disease and disorders that people experience. Still, the advice coming from the government in the form of the US Dietary Guidelines and various other health sources seems conflicting, and people are left confused as to what helps and what hurts their cardiovascular health. Well, look no further, because we have the 4 best Paleo foods to support a healthy heart right … View Recipe


6 Reasons Why You Need An Instant Pot

  A few times each year the Paleosphere explodes with excitement over a kitchen gadget known as the Instant Pot. I’ve watched with intrigue for years as people buy them and claim that their lives will never be the same. This year, I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about and I purchased one from Amazon. As a new mom who is beyond sleep-deprived, I wanted to believe that the Instant Pot would change my life by … View Recipe


4 Reasons Why Paleo Doesn’t Have To Be “All or Nothing”

Whether you’re new to Paleo, or you were Paleoized long before it was a hip, Hollywood trend, chances are you’ve encountered a “Paleo purist.” Maybe you are one, or were one for awhile. White potatoes aren’t Paleo, they say. You can never eat dairy, even the stuff from pastured cows. White rice is forbidden. You have to be low carb or your diet is a “faileo.” You can never eat gluten-free grains. If you eat any amount of hydrogenated oils, … View Recipe

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What Is The Ketogenic Diet?

Have you ever heard of the ketogenic diet? Also known as "keto", "nutritional ketosis", or "keto-adapted" diet? What Is The Ketogenic Diet? Basically, it's a diet wherein you decrease your carbohydrates and let your body start using ketones from fat as fuel instead. It's a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. And when I say low-carbohydrate, I mean in the range of about 0-15% of calories. For an average person , that limits carbs to about 75g max, and usually a lot less. … View Recipe

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Video Interview with Neely on Paleo and Athletes

I recently was interviewed by my friend, Heather Kelly, of and Caveman Cafeteria blogger. We talked about how athletes who go Paleo need to eat differently than their sedentary counterparts, what I eat, and how I fuel my rock climbing completely Paleo.

Check it out if you're any kind of athlete, even if that means you're just working out hard a couple times a week! And please let me know what you think in the comments.


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How to Substitute Coconut Flour for Almond Flour

I can't eat almonds, which means I can't have almond flour. You may have the same dilemma. Does that mean you and I are screwed out of any delicious Paleo baked goods - sweet or savory - forever? Absolutely not. This girl (I'm pointing at myself here) has indulged many times over the last 3 years without almond meal or its often misunderstood cousin, almond meal. It's taken some experimentation, of course. But with the help of my brother-in-law's perfectionistic … View Recipe


Will My Cholesterol Be Ok on Paleo?

This is a great and very common question from a reader! Hi Neely! I'm a recent convert to Paleo and have my wife interested as well. We've been doing it for about a month now and I'm very happy to have almost completely rid ourselves of processed boxed foods. But I was wondering, seeing as how you've been on it for years, if you or anyone else has seen positive changes in their blood chemistry? I guess I'm speaking specifically … View Recipe

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The Alcoholic Drinks I Love

I have a confession to make. The first time I ever got drunk was when I was 11 years old - in fifth grade - with my two best friends. We were at one of their houses and I distinctly remember her parents leaving for the night (why would they ever leave us alone?), and us immediately raiding their well-stocked liquor cabinet. We had no idea what we were doing, and we didn't drink that much probably. But by the … View Recipe


10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on Paleo

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You heard about Paleo from someone who lost weight effortlessly on Paleo. They told you Paleo was amazing, the food tasted great, you could eat bacon (omg!), and that they ate as much food as they wanted and they just.... LOST WEIGHT! Poof! So you decided to try it for yourself, and in the first week you lost 7 pounds... 7 freaking pounds. That's more weight than you'd lost in the past 5 years combined. … View Recipe

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Paleo Sports Drink Recipe

Just a quick post to tell you about an alternative to the standard sports drinks (Gatorade, PowerAde, etc.) out there. No need to consume toxic dyes - yellow no 5 anyone? - or high fructose corn syrup, or anything you can't pronounce, just because you need a good dose of carbs for your workout. You can make your own. This Paleo Sports Drink is a great way to get some simple carbs in your system before or during a long … View Recipe


Paleo Sweeteners 101

Paleo sweeteners are a confusing topic, and I receive a lot of questions from people about it. I've written about agave and coconut sap, but nothing specifically on raw honey, stevia, molasses, or grade B maple syrup, all of which are sweeteners I'd consider using if I were to make a Paleo treat. Why Are Sweeteners So Taboo in The Paleo World? So, the main reason our Paleo forefathers (Loren Cordain and company) suggested we not eat sweeteners was because we, as a … View Recipe


Going Paleo While Pregnant

I receive questions pretty regularly from women who are pregnant and wanting to go Paleo. They want to know whether or not it's safe for them to change their diet so drastically in the midst of such a dynamic phase of their lives. Here's what I say to people who are pregnant when they ask if they should go Paleo. I don't think it's a bad idea. However, I do think it's VERY important that you transition slowly and methodically. … View Recipe