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  • Paleo Chicken Pineapple Meatballs Recipe

    These Paleo Chicken Pineapple Meatballs are a really simple and kids-of-all-ages-friendly way to protein up your lunch or dinner. Before I get into the recipe, you may have noticed that things are looking slightly different around here! That’s right, we launched a brand new version of the site earlier this read more…

    Paleo Chicken Sweet Potato Frittata Recipe

    Paleo Chicken Sweet Potato Frittata is one of my favorite post-workout foods because it’s 1) packed with protein and 2) totally portable. In fact, it’s totally representative of the tasty post-workout bites in my upcoming cookbook, The Performance Paleo Cookbook! (It comes out in just a little over a month, and read more…

    Do I Need to Eat Post-Workout Meal?: Ask Steph

    (Want to submit your own question to be featured on Ask Steph? Submit it via the contact form, and use the subject line “Ask Steph!”) Adam C. writes: Steph, I’m wondering if you can help me figure out if I need to eat a post-workout meal? I usually train 3 times a read more…

    Plantain Protein Pancakes Recipe

    Plantain Protein Pancakes are a great way to get some more good carbs into your post-workout recovery window. I created this recipe specifically for Breaking Muscle, so head on over there to check out the ingredients and the directions! (For 10% off my favorite brand of protein, Stronger Faster Healthier, read more…

    Gelatin: Not for Post-Workout Recovery

    Gelatin is not a good protein choice for post-workout recovery. Now, let me note, gelatin is great for some things (click here to read), but I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately: bloggers recommending gelatin as the sole source of post-workout protein. This is not only misguided, it’s just straight up read more…

    Paleo Zucchini Frittata Recipe

    Paleo Zucchini Frittata is one of my favorite make-ahead breakfasts, perfect for busy folks and athletes. You can make up a batch ahead of time, slice it when it cools and take it with you for post-workout or just along for the ride to work. I created this recipe specifically read more…

    Sweet Potato Applesauce Mash Recipe

    When I competed on the team at the 2013 CrossFit SoCal Regionals, we had tubs full of mashed sweet potato with applesauce at the ready as one of our post-workout carb refeed options. You can mix the sweet potato and applesauce in any ratio you want, but I’d do just read more…

    Is Whey Protein Paleo?

    Is whey protein Paleo? “No whey. Whey.” Gets confusing after a while. Kinda reminds me of these guys (I’ve just dated myself). Perhaps one of the most common questions I get from athletes is whether or not they can use whey protein if they’re Paleo. It’s used by so many read more…

    30 Paleo Post-Workout Carb Refuel Recipes

    If you’re a Paleo athlete, you need to replace carbs post-workout for good performance in the long run. And no, I’m not talking about a tray of coconut honey-caramel chocolate-drizzled Paleo pizookies after each workout. If you’re already well-versed in carbology (I made that word up), feel free to skip read more…

    Paleo Post-Workout Nutrition

    You want to eat clean for maximum performance, but are you getting the right nutrition at the right time? Figuring out when, what and how much to eat post-workout can get pretty confusing to say the least. Let’s talk timing first. You should consume your post-workout (PWO) meal as soon as read more…

    Paleo Smashed & Loaded Sweet Potato

    One of my favorite things to do with leftover roasted sweet potato is to smash it and brown it in a pan with ghee. It gets all caramelly and crispy and drool-worthy. I wanted something different for breakfast today, so I smashed my sweet potato then loaded it with pan-fried eggs, read more…

    Pre- and Post-Workout Fueling Summary for Athletes

    More on this to come soon, but here is a simple diagram to help you remember general fueling recommendations for pre- and post-workout nutrition. In short, for a pre-workout meal, stick to protein and fat while the post-workout window – ideally within 15-30 min of finishing your training – should read more…