If you count meals and snacks, we feed ourselves about 28 times each week. All of the Well Fed recipes made with zero grains, legumes, soy, sugar, dairy, or alcohol were created so you can enjoy your food every time. Calorie-dense ingredients like dried fruit and nuts show up as flavoring, instead of primary ingredients, and there's a balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats, so you don t have to worry about that stuff you can just eat.
The two essential tricks for happy, healthy eating are being prepared and avoiding boredom. Well Fed explains how to enjoy a cookup once a week so that you have ready-to-go food for snacks and meals every day. It will also show you how to how to mix and match basic ingredients with spices and seasonings that take your taste buds on a world tour.
The recipes are as simple as possible, without compromising taste, and they've been tested the recipes extensively to minimize work and maximize flavor. Where it makes sense, directions explain how you can cut corners on technique and when you'll have the best results if you follow the instructions to the letter. Some of the dishes are "project recipes," so prep and cooking times are included to indicate which are quick enough for weeknights and which are perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons.
With 115+ original recipes and variations, this book will help you see that paleo eating too often defined by what you give up is really about what you'll gain: health, vitality, a light heart, and memorable meals to be shared with the people we love.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Melissa has been following a 90% strict paleo diet since 2009 when she underwent a thyroidectomy. In the aftermath of the surgery and recovery, she became particularly interested in how diet affects hormones, body composition, mood, and motivation.
Well Fed is her second book. Her first is Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track, a memoir of her experiences as one of the founders of the Texas Rollergirls, the original Flat Track Roller Derby league. She has appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America in her roller skates and fishnets. These days, she's hung up her skates, and her workouts are just as likely to include yoga and meditation, as lifting heavy things and trying to stay ahead of the CrossFit stopwatch.
In 2012, Melissas blog won the Homie Award from The Kitchen for Best Healthy Cooking Blog and Well Fed was the winner the 2012 Best Cookbook Award at the San Francisco Book Festival. She is also a Community Ambassador for Experience Life magazine and has been a featured chef for U.S. Wellness Meats.
She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband Dave and their cat Smudge.