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32 Best Paleo Books of 2016

I've always been a bookworm, and my transition to a Paleo lifestyle has transformed my book collection, too! Each year I look forward to new Paleo book releases, and eagerly collect new offerings from favorite authors, as well as diving into the work of new Paleo thinkers, writers, and experts. 2016 was a little extra special for my Paleo library, too, because I actually wrote my first book, The Everything Guide to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: A Healing Plan for Managing Symptoms … View Recipe

Bone Broth Diet: Book Review

Bone broth is undoubtedly a Paleo and all-around health food habit that isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, a naturopathic doctor who released a book on this topic, not only believes that bone broth is amazing for general health, but also for weight loss, too! Her book, Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet: Lose Up to 15 Pounds, 4 Inches — and Your Wrinkles! — in Just 21 Days is a great read for anyone looking to optimize … View Recipe

Book Review: The Paleo Kids Cookbook

One of my favorite parts of being a Paleo writer and nutritionist is the chance to try out and review new release Paleo cookbooks on a regular basis. The Paleo Kids Cookbook by Jennifer Robins of Predominantly Paleo has been on my radar for awhile, and I was thrilled to receive an advance copy to review. I've had my eyes on a number of stellar Paleo cookbooks, but I can honestly say that The Paleo Kids Cookbook is hands down one of … 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 allowing … View Recipe

On-the-Go with Paleo Meals To Go!

Camp on Paleo! One of the (many) reasons why I love my job as a Paleo Plan Nutritionist involves sampling and reviewing the rapidly evolving array of Paleo foods that are becoming available on the market. Now I know what you’re thinking...pre-made foods aren’t Paleo! While it may be true that our ancestors didn't have pre-packaged foods, it’s also true that most of us are no longer living in caves or gathering our food from the wild. The reality is that … View Recipe

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Hopper Crunch – A Paleo Snack Food Review

I just ate 40 crickets. It’s true! I just enjoyed a few handfuls of Hopper Crunch, the new and innovative Paleo granola that incorporates 40 crickets as cricket flour in each ½ cup serving. It’s kind of weird to think I just chowed down 40 recently creepy crawly arthropods, but why shouldn’t bugs be on the menu? Our ancestors certainly ate them and  as vastly more gastronomically acceptable in the form of flour, crickets fit today’s Paleo model: they're grain-free, … View Recipe

Minimalist Shoes for General Workouts

In a previous post, we talked about what to look for in footwear. We made the assumption that you don't have any extreme foot issues, and that you're going to be doing basic general workouts, no long distance running. Here are a few shoes that I recommend to my clients, as well as where to pick up a pair. Converse Canvas Known as "Chuck Taylors" by the cool kids, this is really the first, and most basic, "minimalist" shoe. These are actually the … View Recipe

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Rickaroons – A Paleo Food Review

Let’s face it giving up treats and desserts for the Paleo lifestyle can be a daunting challenge even when we know that grains, dairy, refined sugar and all the typical additives and preservatives found in these products makes us sick. Of course it’s possible to make wonderful homemade Paleo goodies however we don’t always have the time or wherewithal to do it which creates a large niche in the market for alternatives. With their adaptation of the classic macaroon, the … View Recipe

Sweet Paleo Sneak Peak

Are Baked Goods Paleo? Almost daily, I hear people debating about whether or not baked goods are “Paleo”. Of course traditional donuts, cookies, cakes, and muffins made with wheat and refined sugar are obviously not. Less obvious, is that most “gluten-free” treats sold in bakeries and grocery stores (even health food stores) are loaded with grains and other toxic ingredients ranging from refined to processed to genetically modified and beyond. If you ask me, there is no cookie or cake … View Recipe

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Is Flow™ Hive Paleo?

There’s A Buzz of Revolution In The Air. A Beekeeping Revolution! Can you imagine walking out to your backyard or up to your urban rooftop and literally pouring yourself some fresh honey from a spout attached to your own personal beehive? Can you imagine doing this without wearing any protective clothing and without worrying about getting stung because the bees never even know you’re there, pouring yourself a bit of honey for your Paleo pancake breakfast? Well, two Australian entrepreneurs are … View Recipe

3 Phase Paleo Helps You Ease Into Paleo (and It’s On Sale)

Whether it's changing your diet, increasing your weekly exercise, starting a meditation practice, giving up cigarettes, or any other big life change, a big switch all at once can backfire in a big way. When you place such stringent rules on yourself (and your family or spouse), you can start to feel deprived, stressed out (because all big life changes are naturally stressful), and even angry. In order to create lasting change, it may be better to make gradual shifts in … View Recipe

Coconut Oil Makes Good Paleo Lube

What do YOU use virgin coconut oil for? Our previously disdained saturated fat-filled coconut oil is now pretty much accepted by even the most skeptical as a healthy oil. I've written about why coconut is actually very beneficial for you to eat. But it's not just good for cooking. The Many Uses of Coconut Oil You can put it on your skin, your hair, your nails, eczema, psoriasis, you name it. It can be used as a massage oil, too, … View Recipe

PaleoOnTheGo.com Delivers Paleo to Your Door

I recently had the opportunity to try out some of the meals and side dishes made by PaleoOnTheGo.com, which is a company out of Florida that prepares Paleo foods and ships them directly to your home. They're giving Paleo Plan readers 10% off right now on your first order, so I wanted to give you guys some info on them. Ingredients Exclude... They make their foods without soy, wheat, barley, rye, corn, sugar, preservatives, rice, dairy (except for ghee sometimes), … View Recipe

Teton Waters Ranch 40% Off Grass-Fed Tri-Tip Sale!

In an attempt to keep you guys up to date with all the awesome Paleo products out there, I'll be doing more blog posts dedicated to just that. We'll be wheeling and dealing with all these different companies to get you guys some sweet deals, too. First up... grass-fed beef!  Devon and Ethan from Teton Waters Ranch are offering Paleo Plan readers a 40% off promo code on their grass-fed beef tri-tip for the entire month of March! All you … View Recipe

Korean Short Ribs Recipe and Promo Code from Teton Waters Ranch

I was recently gifted 5 pounds of grass-fed beef short ribs by Teton Waters Ranch. In fact, Ethan Chutkow (yes, his name has "kow" in it), the operations guy for Teton Waters Ranch, and Devon Byrne, the recipe creator for their website, personally dropped off the ribs to my house. Quite the service! Here are Ethan and Devon... And here are my ribs... Teton Waters Ranch is a burgeoning new grass-fed beef company. Their cattle live the good life near Yellowstone National … View Recipe

Fishpeople Prepared Dinners Review

(Note, this review by Jason Glaspey.) Earlier this week we got to try Fishpeople prepared dinners. While eating Paleo typically means trying to cook our own food--using whole ingredients--there are times when it's easy to wax nostalgic for simple, heat-and-eat dinners. So, when I read about Fishpeople, I was intrigued. Their whole gig is centered around making healthy, natural dinners from sustainably harvested fish, and natural ingredients. And even better, two of their dishes are pretty close to Paleo (there … View Recipe

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