Paleo Portion Sizes: How Much Is Just Right?

Paleo portion sizes—how much is just right? It’s a very common question I hear all the time, and rightly so. When you’re just starting out with Paleo, especially if you’re coming from a past of calorie-counting (and generally restriction) or other portion control tactics, it can be intimidating to think you’re just going to wing read more…

3 Muscle Myths That Won’t Die

It seems like every time I’m in the gym training or I read an article in an online fitness magazine, I run across at least one of these three big muscle myths that just will. not. die. Science may not be perfect, but these three gym fears no longer need to prevent you from getting read more…

When Cheap is Actually Good

When I was about 21, I bought a car for $500. It was a beat up, white Plymouth Acclaim with maroon interior, and it sounded like a two-pack-a-day smoker when it ran. Sure, it got me back and forth the few miles between my college dorm and my job as a cake decorator at a read more…

June Giveaway: Elete Electrolyte Prize Packs

With summer about to officially start on June 21, I’m super excited to share this month’s giveaway with you! Maintaining a proper electrolyte level when you’re exerting yourself through training or even strenuous work is really important. They help keep your muscles and nervous system functioning properly and guard against dehydration. Unfortunately, many electrolyte replacements read more…

Easy Paleo Chicken Curry

Steph’s note: I’m really chuffed to introduce you to my guest bloggers Emma and Carla, the dynamic sister duo behind The Merrymaker Sisters! These two creative minds come up with all sorts of amazing Paleo food, both savory and sweet. Emma and Carla are well-known in the Australian Paleo world, and I know you’ll love read more…

Sweet Plantain Guacamole

Guacamole is pretty much like heaven to me. Packed with healthy fats, this combination of luscious, creamy avocado mixed with any variety of spices, herbs and aromatics is pretty great on just about anything. This recipe, one from the soon to be released book The Paleo Kitchen by George Bryant and Juli Bauer, adds a read more…

May Giveaway: Fat Face Skincare Products

I am so excited about the May giveaway! It’s for a rad travel kit full of healthy skin products from Fat Face, a $75 value! It’s funny how serendipitous things happen. I was in the checkout line at Sprouts and it turns out that Cassy, the founder of Fat Face Skincare, was in line right read more…

Vanilla Berry Chia Pudding

Vanilla Berry Chia Pudding is the perfect red, white and blue treat for this weekend. Seeing as it’s Memorial Day, I put together a quick, easy, festive treat for your holiday picnic or BBQ. You can make them parfait-style like I did here or just plop the chia pudding on the bottom and the fruit on read more…

Paleo Avocado Bacon Sliders

Steph’s note: Please welcome my guest blogger Ashley from Livin Paleo! I first learned of Ashley through her Instagram account where I saw her throwing around heavy barbells, so needless to say, she became an instant girl crush. She’s a CrossFit badass—competing in the NorCal Regionals soon—and a whiz in the Paleo kitchen, coming up read more…

Mocha Coconut Macadamia Truffles

Y’all know I don’t do many treat recipes, but every once in a while inspiration strikes and I roll with it. Last night I was working on recipe development for the cookbook, looked over at a jar of Love Bean and a great idea popped into my head. What’s Love Bean? It’s a fudgy spread read more…

My Secret Nickname

I’m going to let you in on a (not so secret anymore) secret. My nickname is Quadzilla. For a really long time, I was embarrassed by my muscular legs because they seemed so much bigger than everyone else’s. When I raced bikes, I always had to size my shorts up. And then, I found CrossFit and read more…

5 Recipes To Ease Your Real Food Transition

Paleo, Primal and real food lifestyles are gaining in popularity by the day. While the benefits—such as fat loss and stable energy—are enough to convince most people to take the leap and leave their processed food-based diets behind, for others the transition can be pretty overwhelming. If you’re just starting out on your journey to Paleo, this read more…

Chicken Florentine Spaghetti Squash (Paleo)

Steph’s note: Please welcome Ciarra from Popular Paleo back to the blog. Not only is she a close personal friend of mine, she’s a whiz in the kitchen AND she’s just finished writing a cookbook (releasing December 2nd so click here to pre-order) called The Frugal Paleo Cookbook: Affordable, Easy & Delicious Paleo Cooking. I read more…