What — all the Paleo goodies crammed into my app and blog weren’t enough for you? You want more information to chew on?
Here are two dozen of my favorite Paleo resources on the web. I’ve also provided links to a few books, podcasts, and other products that these smarty-pants have written. (The ones that take you to Amazon are affiliate links, by the way.)
Ready? Pull up a chair and let’s get started.
Robb is the man. When I make my food choices, I think: “What Would Robb Do?” (One of these days, I’m going to have a belt buckle made with the letters “W.W.R.D.” embossed on it.)
Listen to Robb’s weekly podcast here, and buy his book here.
Mark’s Daily Apple
Like a lot of people, I was first introduced to ancestral nutrition through Mark Sisson. My husband put a copy of The Primal Blueprint on my nightstand, and by the time I finished reading it, the scales had fallen from my eyes. “The Sisson” is a guru to just about everyone on this list.
Mark’s books are available here.
Chris Kresser is really, really tall. And he’s also really, really smart. If you enjoy geeking out on the science behind the Paleo nutritional template, Chris is your guy.
Follow the links to learn more about Chris’s Healthy Baby Code, Personal Paleo Code, and Paleo Meal Plan Generator.
My pal Diane Sanfilippo is a fantastic resource for nutritional information, and she’s one smart cookie. She’s the creator of The 21-Day Sugar Detox, which has worked wonders for tons of folks. Check out Diane’s podcast and her new book, Practical Paleo — it’s packed with everything you need to know to implement a Paleo diet, and crammed with tons of mouthwatering recipes, too.
Melissa and Dallas Hartwig aren’t just nutrition educators; they’re real food superheroes. They’re responsible for the Whole30 dietary re-set program, and I love hanging out with them. Plus, Dallas wears cool socks.
You can order their new book, It Starts with Food, here.
The Clothes Make The Girl
I love, love, love Melissa “Melicious” Joulwan. Read her blog, her roller derby memoir, and her insanely great cookbook, Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat, and you’ll fall head over heels, too. I’ve called Mel “the Paleo M.F.K. Fisher,” and I mean it. Seriously: One of the best perks of my job has been to get to bond with Mel and her equally amazing husband, Dave.
The Food Lovers Kitchen
Our good friends Hayley Mason and Bill Staley are the creative minds behind their beautifully photographed and designed blog, and co-authors of Make it Paleo: Over 200 Grain Free Recipes For Any Occasion, one of the bestest Paleo cookbooks on the market. We think the world of these two cuties.
Paleo Comfort Foods
I always look forward to seeing Julie and Charles Mayfield; it’s impossible to avoid having a blast when you’re around this dynamic duo. And get this: They’re not only the authors of a wildly successful cookbook, Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen, but also the grand poo-bahs behind a CrossFit gym. Damned overachievers.
Stacy Toth and Matt McCarry are the real deal. Together, they lost over 200 pounds on the Paleo diet, and have since turned their focus to educating families about the transformative benefits of ancestral nutrition. Don’t miss out on their kids’ cookbook, Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipe & Guidebook for Gluten-free Kids — it’s filled with delicious gluten-free recipes that children and adults can prepare and enjoy together.
As a working mom, Sarah Fragoso was one of my biggest role models when I started blogging, and she continues to inspire me — every day. Sarah’s book, Everyday Paleo, is available here.
How does evolutionary biology and ancestral nutrition affect us mentally? I often find myself turning to Dr. Emily Deans for the answers. Her keenly intelligent blog posts are always thought-provoking. Read them here.
The Domestic Man
Russ Crandall, The Domestic Man, is a classically-trained chef with a beautiful, minimalist site that delivers incredibly mouth-watering recipes and photographs. I love his Asian-inspired dishes, but the one recipe I can’t stop drooling over is his Gluten-Free Southern Fried Chicken.
Liz Wolfe isn’t just the most hilarious person I’ve ever met in the Paleo community — she’s also a brainy nutrition educator and one of the most engaging writers in the entire blogosphere. Did I mention that Liz is also the co-host of the Balanced Bites podcast? Because she is, and she rocks.
Jen’s Gone Paleo
Jen Cereghino is a Paleo-eating CrossFit gym owner whose blog was one of a small handful that inspired me to kickstart Nom Nom Paleo. Check out her site to sample a bit of her awesomeness.
Drs. Michael & Mary Dan Eades
Michael and Mary Dan Eades are bestselling authors and Paleo pioneers, but even more importantly, they invented the SousVide Supreme — a.k.a. my favorite kitchen tool in the whole wide world.
The first time I met my friend Diana Rodgers, I totally (but unintentionally) snubbed her. I’ll probably spend the rest of my life trying to make up for it, even though she’s (hopefully) already forgiven me. Diana is a super-knowledgeable nutritional therapist and farmer, and a great source of information about all things food related. She’s also the blogger behind the excellent Sustainable Dish site, another can’t-miss read.
Juli Bauer is the superwoman behind PaleOMG. She’s a prolific writer, firebreathing athlete, and talented cook — the total package. You owe it to yourself to check out her recipes.
Laura Schoenfeld really knows her stuff. If I were you, I’d keep an eye on this one and her wonderful blog. Laura’s also incredibly sweet, and even lets me call her really horrible names. (In jest, of course.)
Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations
George Bryant doesn’t just run one of the most successful Paleo recipe sites on the Internet — he’s also an active duty Marine, a social media genius, and an all-around great guy. If you’re not already a fan of his on Facebook, I’m guessing you live under a rock.
Modern Paleo Warfare
Finn and Greg over at Modern Paleo Warfare are super-crude and super-funny — my kind of guys. Their food photography is stunning, and their writing always has me on the floor in stitches.
Megan and Brandon Keatley say they make “Paleo recipes that don’t look or taste like dog food,” but that’s not the half of it. Their food is incredible, and their site is beautifully designed. You must check it out.
Latest in Paleo
I’m a huge fan of Angelo Coppola’s weekly podcast. His soothing presence and fascinating mix of Paleo news and information makes the Latest in Paleo podcast a must-listen for anyone even remotely interested in the science and practical implementation of this lifestyle.
The Foodie’s run by Matthew Lucas of Free Range CrossFit in Tempe, Arizona, and features some of the best Paleo recipes on the web. Users can browse from scores of dishes, save and organize their favorite recipes, create a shopping list, and more. Check it out!
Ever since Patty Strilaeff created one of the best Paleo recipe aggregators on the web, people have been obsessively combing over the delicious submissions to Chowstalker. The site is a terrific resource — not only for finding new recipes, but also for discovering some incredibly talented bloggers and foodies in the Paleo community.
There you have it — my curated list of crazy-good Paleo sites. Are there more Paleo resources that I enjoy? Sure. You can check out a more extensive list over here.