Resources

These are resources I have found so useful on my paleo journey.  I will continue to update this list as I find great new books, blogs and articles.

Books

3pp-ipad-white-592x740If you’re new to Paleo, start here. This e-book by Paleo Parents is the best tool I have found to help figure out how to start and implement a paleo diet.

Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans – by Michelle Tam + Henry Fong is my clean eating, paleo, umami-filled go-to cookbook.  The recipes are amazing, but simple to make.  If I ever need to make something everyone will love, paleo or not, this is the cookbook I use.

Real Life Paleo – by Paleo Parents Stacy and Matt.  This breaks down a 3 phase approach that I think is a great way to introduce and implement a paleo diet.  There are also amazing recipes that I have found very easy to make.

Practical Paleo – by Diane Sanfilippo is a must read.  She is wonderful at taking very detailed topics on health and breaking them down in a way that’s easy to understand.  The recipes are very straightforward and I found easy to implement right from the start.

Well Fed and Well Fed 2 – both by Melissa Joulwan are both very straightforward and approachable.  The recipes are simple, but have amazing flavor combinations.  These books taught me so much about spices and what works well together when trying to add flavor to a dish.

Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple – by Danielle Walker is full of simple, easy to make meals that are all gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo.  The Smoky Sweet Potatoes are our favorite!

Inspiralized by Ali Maffucci – Ali has put together everything you need to know about working with spiralized vegetables and has been such a great resource for creating so many wonderful dishes.  This book teaches you to make different types of veggie noodles, veggie rice and even “noodle” buns!  It’s quickly become one of my go-to resources on my clean eating journey.

Podcasts

Nom Nom Paleo podcast – My favorite!  Even though this podcast from Henry Fong and Michelle Tam just began recently, it’s quickly become the one I want to listen to first.  Such a fun balance of information, insight, personal stories and some adorable contributions from their kids too.

The Paleo View podcast – I am still catching up on a lot of the episodes and they have filled in a lot of the gaps I found while researching how to follow a paleo lifestyle.  Stacy Toth and Sarah Ballantyne are real, genuine and fun to listen to.

The Balanced Bites podcast – I recently started listening to this podcast as well and it’s wonderful.  Most of the podcast episodes have question and answer sessions from listeners and I always learn something from the hosts Diane Sanfilippo and Liz Wolfe.

Articles

What’s in and what’s out on a paleo diet – This is a wonderful guide to the overall paleo template from Eat Drink Paleo.

Paleo Perfectionism – Diane Sanfilippo wrote this great article about the pitfalls of being a Paleo perfectionist and also how to deal with one.

7 Common Misconceptions About The Paleo Diet – There are so many misconceptions about what a Paleo diet is that aren’t accurate.  This list breaks down those ideas and explains what being Paleo really means.

Is it Paleo? Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Oh My! – This is one of the most interesting posts I have ever read about ingredients.  Sarah also discusses this information around the 50 minute mark in the podcast episode 121: The Holidays.

7 Foods That Will Work Wonders On Your Digestion – This is a list of foods that can help digestion from MindBodyGreen.  All of these foods are also included on a Paleo diet.

Lists/Guides

Practical Paleo – Guide to Paleo foods

Practical Paleo – Guide to Fats/Oils

Nom Nom Paleo – Shopping Guide

Paleo Parents – Costco Shopping Guide

Paleo Plan – Trader Joe’s Shopping Guide

Blogs/Social Media

Paleo Parents – The biggest inspiration on my paleo journey.  I adore this family.

The Paleo Mom – Sarah has great info on the “why’s” behind paleo.  She is one smart cookie.

Nom Nom Paleo – Paleo food porn at its finest.  Make sure to educate yourself on umami while you’re there.

Balanced Bites – Diane Sanfilippo has a tremendous amount of information on why and how to adopt a Paleo lifestyle.

Just Paleo Food – A collection of 100% paleo recipes from food bloggers like PaleOMG, Empowered Sustenance and a few from yours truly.

It’s Me, Charlotte –  Simple, delicious Paleo and AIP recipes and clean living tips.  Her food photography is beyond amazing.

My Amazon Store – Products I actually use and love from Amazon.

Follow me on Pinterest – I pin regularly and have a board dedicated to Paleo that is updated frequently.  I also have a board for my blog posts on Pinterest, so you won’t miss any of the recipes and information I share here.
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