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Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat
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22 Reddit comments about Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat:

u/R3cognizer · 10 pointsr/fatpeoplestories

My sister highly recommends these books:

It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30

Well Fed: Book of Paleo Recipes - The paleo shepherd's pie is OMFGSOGOOD.

u/spartannugget · 5 pointsr/Paleo

Welcome! I'm a single mom to a 15 month old so I understand where you are coming from

-I make a lot of chicken thighs and buy in bulk at BJ's

-Check out Local Harvest for farmers markets in your area. I can get a weeks worth of fruits, vegetables and eggs for around $25

-Pick a day on the weekend and prep all of your fruits and vegetables for the week. It saves so much time during hectic week days.

-Macadamia nuts tend to be pricey so I try to buy raw almonds in bulk

-I recommend Well Fed or Everyday Paleo. The hot plates in Well Fed are awesome. Some of the recipes take a bit of time but are delicious.

-I use my crockpot faithfully, I prepare everything at night before bed that way in the morning, when we are rushed all I have to do is pull it out of the fridge and plug it in.

-As far as a picky toddler I don't keep anything that is not Paleo (other that whole milk from a local source) in the house. That way I'm not tempted to give in and just make mac and cheese. I give my daughter a variety of foods to try. Usually she eats everything but in the off chance she doesn't she knows she gets what's on her plate. We've had some tantrums because she would rather have fruit but I stick to my guns. I also try preparing vegetables different ways, she doesn't like cooked carrots but loves raw carrots or prefers one spice over another.

Please feel free to PM me if you need anything else and hope this helps.

u/Inksplotter · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

Short answer: Yes.

Longer answer: When I get home from school, dinner prep pretty much goes like this- chop an onion, start it sautéing in a pan. Acquire beer. (The beer fits my macros. It is my carbs for the dinner, and it stops me from snacking and ruining my dinner while it cooks. Totally optional.) Stare contemplatively into fridge at vegetables and meats, and run my mental slot machine of the available ingredients and spice combos I'm familiar with. (Cauliflower + eggplant + beef + curry? Zucchini + mushrooms + chicken + parmesan cheese and black pepper? Eggplant + fennel + chicken + basil and mozzarella? Cauliflower + baby zucchini + ginger and garlic and lime and crushed red pepper? If you need help with this part, I highly reccomend the cookbooks Well Fed and Well Fed 2. More spice combos than you can shake a stick at, made with about 85% common ingredients.) I make my selections, and add them to the pan after using a food scale to measure exactly how much of each I want. (I've measured enough to know how many calories are in 6oz of lean ground beef vs 8oz, and to estimate that an ounce of cheese is almost always 100 calories, so I can take a pretty close shot at a particular calorie count.) When everything's warm, I eat it.

u/scarsoncanvas · 4 pointsr/Paleo

Other good sources are Mark Sisson's ( blog and Robb Wolf's ( blog ...

I also read the Paleo Solution (also by Robb Wolf) when starting off and it helped me ALOT. I would recommend it for sure. I tend to check out Mark's blog more though.

Currently I'm using to track my calories and macros, and after two weeks of tracking I'm going to start re-evaluating things. I'd recommend this too, at least to start (I'm four months in and wish I'd done this at the beginning)

For recipes, you can find almost anything online, so cookbooks are kind of silly. Melissa Joulwan's Well Fed seems to be popular though. (

Otherwise, read the FAQ, start googling, and hit the grocery store for a very fun and exciting experience :)

u/snakeojakeo · 4 pointsr/Paleo

well fed has some great, tasty recipes, but is essentially a dairy-free keto recipe book. it sticks to whole30 approved ingredients, but would make a nice transition to paleo eating if you're coming from keto.

personally, i'd hoped for something a bit less carb restrictive, but if you serve the basic recipes listed with a starch, it's great.

u/sharplikeginsu · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Ha, wasn't intending to be in the asshander's business tonight, but these things happen sometimes. That whole plan is a result of trying to juggle kids, (i.e. none of that 'free time' I hear so much about,) a damnable gluten allergy (I DIDN'T WANT TO QUIT YOU, BEER), and a lifelong nerdy love of food. Oh, and I'm a programmer, so of course everything has to be an algorithm.

I struggled with mayo for a while, that whole "leave it in the jar with acid for 45 minutes" trick made all the difference. It comes from this badass paleo blog, which I found in the book Well Fed. Check out the blog link for a video tutorial, but it's about as simple as I described. I've blended in all kinds of other things; 'ranch dressing' made from actual vegetables and fresh herbs is omg tasty.

u/drcookiemonster · 3 pointsr/Paleo

I highly recommend the cookbook Well Fed. It is Whole30 compliant, so no grains and very limited sugars appearing in fruit in the dessert section. Available on Amazon:

u/deiseal · 3 pointsr/Paleo

Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan. Lots of ideas for basic recipes and how to change them via different spices. She also understands the difference between cooking a nice dinner and getting food on the table in 30 minutes.

u/bmzink · 3 pointsr/Paleo

That's a great book. Well Fed is also excellent to get you started quickly. They focus on a weekly "cook up" so that through the week your meals are fast, delicious and nutritious.

There's a second edition of Well Fed but I can't speak to that one. I just know the first one is great.

u/Greystorms · 3 pointsr/Paleo

If you're looking for physical paleo cookbooks, I can recommend Sarah Ballantyne's The Paleo Approach Cookbook as well as Michelle Tam's Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans and Melissa Joulwan's Well Fed. All of them are excellent books with a huge recipe selection, including tons of sides.

If you'd like to browse a website for recipes, look at The Paleo Mom as well as Mark's Daily Apple. There are others, but those two are great starting points.

As for flavorful sides, one of my go to recipes is roasted veggies. Try some carrots, broccoli, turnips, parsnips roasted in the oven at 350F for about an hour, with lots of healthy fat and some great seasonings, salt, pepper, maybe smoked paprika.

u/Oranges13 · 2 pointsr/whole30

I have several cookbooks that I used (and you still have time to get them from Amazon if you wish).

Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook


Paleo Comfort Foods

Some of the recipes needed some tweaking to remove added sugar / whole30 non-compliant foods. All the recipes in Well Fed are 100% compliant though, and they're AMAZING.

The good thing is that many of these cookbooks have a "meal plan" in their intro pages, so you can look to that for guidance.

Additionally, these resources should help you out: (She also has a whole30 guide here)

As always, vet these recipes to make sure there aren't any added sugars or tamari or anything like that. In general, though they should be ok. I sat down beforehand and made 3 weeks of meal plans and shopping lists so I had NO EXCUSES, and then sort of winged it the last week (LOTS of leftovers).

From my experience, I was unprepared for the amount of food I was cooking. I only planned dinners, and budgeted the leftovers for lunches. Even so I was still overwhelmed with food (especially because my husband was only eating the dinners about 4 times a week).

The secret is to plan plan plan so you cant' fail :)

EDIT: They just posted this over at the Whole9 blog today!

u/iendandubegin · 2 pointsr/Paleo

"Well Fed"

Not the cheapest book but a great building block for me. It's great for building things on top of other things. Got 1 meat, 3 veggies and 5 spices? Here's how to interchange them several ways and get at least 4 different meals. Here's recipes for 3 different simple sauces/toppings. Here's at least 10 different recipes they can be used in/on. Things like that.

EDIT: Also, crock pot is your friend.

u/sillylynx · 2 pointsr/Paleo

I make mine in a Cuisinart food processor which is supposed to make less fluffy, more creamy than if you use a blender, but mine has come out awesome and not runny at all after I did these things:

  1. Light Olive Oil. This was the key, so it gets #1.
  2. Pour in the oil as slow as possible. The stream of oil should be very small. It takes about 3-4 minutes and my arm gets a workout.
  3. Bring everything to room temperature.
  4. Use at least a tablespoon of lemon juice.

    Well Fed has the mayo recipe that I follow and it has been foolproof for me. I screwed up a bunch of batches before finding that recipe and getting it right.
u/k_ru · 2 pointsr/whole30

I second both of the previous suggestions. Most of the recipes I have gotten are from Nom Nom Paleo and Clothes Make the Girl. The latter also has a book called Well Fed. Almost all of the recipes are Whole30 approved, and the Kindle version (which is accessible through the phone app or through cloud reader on your computer) is only $10. It's a great book. There's a sequel, but I don't have that one so I can't speak to it. It is important to note, we like more simple foods, so some of the recipes in Well Fed were a little bit overseasoned. The Creamy spice market kale was the worst offender, the spice blend she has you make is delicious, but a little bit goes a long way!

Here is a list of good websites taken from the Whole30 website

Here are a few of my boyfriend's and my favorite recipes from our current Whole30 (we are on day 28):

Spicy Pineapple Salsa. We used less jalapeno and less red onion, because when the salsa sits in its own juices overnight, these flavors become extremely pungent.

Balsalmic Vinaigrette and the Asian Ginger dressing from this website. We haven't tried any of the other recipes yet, but the two we tried were delicious! We used a little less balsalmic vinegar than was called for, so it would have a bit less bite.

Sweet Potato Hash. I've tried this with a variety of spices and all attempts have been delicious!

This avocado chicken salad was so good that we ate it for lunch for two weeks straight. Of course, after that, we were totally sick of it. Worth it, though.

CHILI! I seriously cannot say enough good things about this Chili. I'm from Cincinnati, Ohio, and this chili is extremely similar to our local fare. Add some cinnamon for extra Cincinnati flavor! We've gone through an average of a batch per week because it is so good. Eat it on baked sweet potatoes. Eat it on sweet potato hash. Eat it on squash. Eat it on veggies. Use it as dip for raw veggies. Eat it with eggs and veggies and sweet potatoes. It's delicious in every way imaginable. AND you can double the recipe and freeze half to save on time. Just make sure that if you double it, you watch the simmer... with a larger batch it takes longer to reach a simmer, and I almost burned mine by turning it up too high to start simmering! This is also a good beginner recipe. It's really easy, and it's so delicious that you'll be shocked you're allowed to eat it. I attribute our Whole30 success largely to the success of this recipe.

Here's a good sausage seasoning recipe. I found that it was difficult to find compliant sausage, so I just bought plain ground pork or chicken and made my own sausage. For chicken sausage, I used Italian seasoning, extra rosemary, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Play around with different flavors! You could even make curry sausage if you wanted to!

Cilantro lime cauliflower rice. I was really skeptical about cauliflower rice at first. But it's actually very delicious. It's a great option if, like me, you don't really like cauliflower. If you make a big batch, reheat it separately. We made the mistake of reheating it with some meat and sauce on it, and reheating with the sauce already on made it a little too squishy.

Bonus: we haven't tried this one yet but it sounds so tasty that I had to share... Pineapple Ginger chicken wings. It says appetizer, but I'm pretty sure I could eat this for a meal and be perfectly happy.

Breakfast casseroles. I don't have a specific link, as I haven't found one online that I like, but if you want, I can give you my favorite breakfast casserole recipe that I've made so far.

Sorry for the wall of text, but I hope this was helpful!

u/trust_me_I_am_expert · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Now is a great time to learn. If you've already learned how to cook one meat, you can cook them all. This is my current favorite cookbook, full of healthy, clean, meat&veggie recipes:

Well Fed

u/worthypause · 1 pointr/whole30

Ha, I'm definitely in the hate-washing-dishes category with you. Luckily my almost-husband lost a bet and now he has to do all the dishes ALL the time.

Some general tips:

  • The first week is the hardest, by far. If you can get past that cranky/craving/exhausted stage around day 4-5, you can handle anything.
  • I find it helpful to a weekly haul and prep when you know you're going to have a busy week. Cut up tons of veggies, cook a few chicken breasts, brown ground meat, etc. Even portion it out if you want. Then everything is ready to throw into any sort of dish when you're hungry and all you have to do is add seasonings/sauces. Plus, then you have raw veggies to snack on when you need something quick.
  • Always leftovers. Get into the mindset of cooking for, like, a kazillion people at a time. There are a ton of great paleo bloggers and books out there if you need recipe ideas. I like Well Fed best—I couldn't have gotten through my first Whole30 without that book. It's just genuinely practical, unlike many cookbooks.
  • If you know you're going to be eating at a restaurant, look at their menu and call ahead so don't have to ask all the annoying questions at the table.
  • Various soda waters and La Croix flavors are bearable stand-ins for cocktails. It's nice to have something in your hand when all your friends are drinking. Plus, you can also rack up major designated driver points to be cashed in next month.

    Hope this helps a little! Have fun this weekend!
u/keel-tath · 1 pointr/90daysgoal

Hey everyone! It is a gorgeous sunny day so I took my strength training workout to the beach today. Hooray! I have also lost 2 inches from my waist this month so I am beyond happy.

I also got the "last resort" sports bra from Title9 and am SUPER impressed. Love love love it!

I have no recipes. I have literally been so bad at cooking lately. I will throw out there though that my favorite cookbook in the universe is definitely the Well Fed cookbook. I have made about half of the recipes and love 99% of them.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/keto

You need to learn how to cook. Check out Well Fed. It is an entirely paleo cookbook with some bang-a-rang veggie recipes (especially the cumin and citrus carrots).

If you've been eating over-steamed veggies your whole life of course you are going to hate them. That's like saying you hate meat when all you've ever eaten is bland baked chicken and well done steak. Learn to cook and you'll find a whole world of delicious foods in the produce section of your grocery store.

u/luciddrmr · 1 pointr/Paleo

Not available online, but Well Fed has a whole section at the front on making meals for the week and what to stock in your pantry, what to shop for, etc. If you buy a paperback copy you can also download a pdf for $1 so you can have a version on your computer too.

u/CharlieDarwin2 · 1 pointr/keto

Melissa Joulwan's book "Well Fed" has many good quality recipes. They are easy to make, and restaurant quality food.

u/zombient · -1 pointsr/Paleo