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How to be a Healthy Mama and Grow a Happy Baby

by Melissa Urban, who ate at least three bagels during her pregnancy (the gluten-y kind) and her kid turned out JUST FINE. My son is 2-1/2, so I still remember my pregnancy well. Do you know how I spent most of it? Buried in books, online message boards, and pregnancy-related websites....
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Soup Sundays, Part One

This 4-part Soup Sunday cooking series comes from Ali Rakowski of intersectioncoaching.com, and the author of Bowls of Love. If you’d like to submit a recipe, helpful tip, testimonial, or Whole30 article for consideration, email it to [email protected]. Bowls of Love Background: I love soup so much that I wrote...
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Whole30 Approved: Primal Palate Organic Spices

We’re thrilled about our newest Whole30 Approved partner, Primal Palate Organic Spices. We know that a successful Whole30 requires extra time in the kitchen to plan, prep, and cook. Primal Palate Organic Spices are a quick way to add flavor and creativity to your Whole30 meals, maximizing your time, effort,...
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Tailgating with Whole30 and PRE Brands: Part 2

Here in the U.S. we’re deep into football season (or, what Whole30 co-founder Melissa Urban generally refers to as “sportsing”), and your tailgating and Sunday watch parties are in full swing. We firmly believe you can stay Whole30 compatible and make a delicious tailgating dish that everyone (even your “I’ll...
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Dear Melissa, Can I Intermittent Fast During my Whole30?

Welcome to Dear Melissa, where I answer your questions about transitioning into or completing a Whole30, successfully sticking to your new healthy habits, and figuring out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, I’m helping you decide whether Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a good protocol to add on top of your...
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Whole30 Freezer Cooking, Part 4

This 5-part freezer cooking series comes from Maria Barton of MariaMakes.com. If you’d like to submit a recipe, helpful tip, testimonial, or Whole30 article for consideration, email it to [email protected]. Welcome back to our Whole30 freezer cooking series, where I’ve been sharing original recipes and also showing you how to...
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Dear Melissa: Why Do I Still Want to Kill All the Things?

Welcome to Dear Melissa, where I answer your questions about transitioning into or completing a Whole30, successfully sticking to your new healthy habits, and figuring out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, I’m helping a few of you figure out why you’re stuck in Kill All the Things mode, and...
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Ask Chef Richard: Radishes

Today we’re rolling out our next video from Chef Richard Bradford, creator of the recipes in The Whole30 and owner of Whole30 Approved Pre-Made Paleo. (Missed our other #AskChefRichard videos/Q&As/recipes? Check them out here!) Today, Chef Richard will be demonstrating roasting techniques for radishes, as outlined on page 167 of The Whole30. And as a bonus, Chef Richard...
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Should You Be Supplementing Your Real Food Diet?

In our first New York Times bestselling book, It Starts With Food, we say that the food you eat either makes you more healthy or less healthy. In our follow-up book The Whole30, we then help you figure out which foods make you healthier or less healthy in your own individual context. People...
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Tailgating with Whole30 and PRE Brands

It’s tailgating season; that means the return of U.S. football (or what Whole30 co-founder Melissa Urban generally refers to as “sportsing”). However, that doesn’t mean you have to abandon your Whole30 to enjoy the big game. We’ve teamed up with Whole30 Approved partner PRE Brands and Jenn from Pretend it’s a Donut to...
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Whole30 Freezer Cooking, Part 3

This 5-part freezer cooking series comes from Maria Barton of MariaMakes.com. If you’d like to submit a recipe, helpful tip, testimonial, or Whole30 article for consideration, email it to [email protected]. Welcome back to our freezer cooking series! (In case you missed them, check out the first two posts in the...
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Dear Melissa: Grandparents Behaving Badly

Have the grandparents of the family been unsupportive of your Whole30 efforts with your kiddos? This is definitely an emotionally-charged issue, but Melissa Urban has some excellent advice and strategies for both the parents AND the grandparents for having this important conversation.Read advice from Whole30 headmistress Melissa Urban on how to get your kids' grandparents to support a Whole30-inspired diet for your kids.
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Ask Chef Richard: Potatoes

Today we’re rolling out our next video from Chef Richard Bradford, creator of the recipes in The Whole30 and owner of Whole30 Approved Pre-Made Paleo. (Missed our other #AskChefRichard videos/Q&As/recipes? Check them out here!) Today, Chef Richard will be demonstrating roasting techniques for potatoes, as outlined on page 167 of The Whole30. And as a bonus, Chef Richard...
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Dear Melissa: My Whole30 Buddy is a Total Downer

Welcome to Dear Melissa, where I answer your questions about transitioning into or completing a Whole30, successfully sticking to your new healthy habits, and figuring out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, I’m talking to those of you with a Whole30 buddy who’s kind of bringing you down,...
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Whole30 Freezer Cooking, Part 2 (With Maria Barton)

This 5-part freezer cooking series comes from Maria Barton of MariaMakes.com. If you’d like to submit a recipe, helpful tip, testimonial, or Whole30 article for consideration, email it to [email protected]. Welcome back to our freezer cooking series! (In case you missed it, check it out last week’s post for everything...
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Ask Chef Richard: Beets

Today we’re rolling out our next video from Chef Richard Bradford, creator of the recipes in The Whole30 and owner of Whole30 Approved Pre-Made Paleo. (Missed our other #AskChefRichard videos/Q&As/recipes? Check them out here!) Today, Chef Richard will be demonstrating roasting techniques for Beets, as outlined on page 167 of The Whole30. And as a bonus, Chef Richard...
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Whole30 Freezer Cooking, Part 1 (With Maria Barton)

This 5-part freezer cooking series comes from Maria Barton of MariaMakes.com. If you’d like to submit a recipe, helpful tip, testimonial, or Whole30 article for consideration, email it to [email protected]. Scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest for #Whole30 recipes can be intimidating.  What if you work 40+ hours a week and...
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Warm, Rich, Comforting Whole30. (Yeah, We Know it’s Still Summer.)

While many of us are taking advantage of the end-of-August heat wave by boycotting the oven and grilling All the Things, still… the feeling of fall is decidedly in the air. (And in the stores. Dunkin Donuts debuted some of its new pumpkin-flavored offerings this week. Really, Dunkins? Really?) Which reminded us that sometimes,...
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I’m Already Healthy… So Why Should I Whole30?

We recently received a Twitter question that caught our attention. It was simple and to the point, and it went like this: “My greatest curiosity of how my #Whole30 experience may unfold: I have no known problems, so what improvements might be in store?” (@aaronadel) This is a pretty common...
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Ask Chef Richard: Roasted Bell Peppers

Today we’re rolling out our next video from Chef Richard Bradford, creator of the recipes in The Whole30 and owner of Whole30 Approved Pre-Made Paleo. (Missed our other #AskChefRichard videos/Q&As/recipes? Check them out here!) Today, Chef Richard will be demonstrating roasting techniques for Bell Peppers, as outlined on page 167 of The Whole30. And as a bonus, Chef...
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Life After Your Whole30: The One Bite Rule

From Melissa Urban, who maybe isn’t actually a donut person When I was in Portland, OR for the Whole30 book tour, I was told by basically everyone on the internet that I had to try one of Portland’s famous donut joints—either Voodoo or Blue Star. As I do enjoy a good...
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Ask Chef Richard: Roasted Tomatoes

Today we are excited to introduce a new resource for our Whole30 community; a video series from Chef Richard Bradford, creator of the recipes in The Whole30 and owner of Whole30 Approved Pre-Made Paleo. The Whole30 features more than 100 delicious, simple recipes for your Whole30 journey (and beyond). We worked hard to...
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Dear Melissa: Do I Always Have to Do the Whole30 By-the-Book?

Welcome to Dear Melissa, where I answer your questions about transitioning into or completing a Whole30, successfully sticking to your new healthy habits, and figuring out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, I’ll explain why you should always do the Whole30 100% by-the-book, even if you’re convinced certain...
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Taming Your Sugar Dragon, Part 2

Part 2 in our 2-part series on taming your Sugar Dragon Cravings. Urges. Irresistible pulls towards the sweet stuff, the carb-y stuff, the comfort stuff. This is collectively referred to as your “Sugar Dragon” in the Whole30 text; that fire-breathing beast clinging to your back, roaring loudly in your ear,...
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Best of Whole30 Recipes: Pot-Luck Perfection

Today’s recipes are courtesy of Whole30 alumni Maria Barton (Maria Makes and @mariamakesstuff on Instagram) Intro from Whole30 Co-Creator Melissa Urban I recently gave a lecture on dining out and travel at the Soulstice retreat in Park City, UT. During my presentation, I was asked how to handle an invitation to a pot-luck while...
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#JulyWhole30 Recipes: Brussels Sprout and Spaghetti Squash Salad

This article was contributed by Whole30 alumni Anne-Marie of SoapQueen.com Fresh and full of crunch, this salad made of Brussels sprouts and spaghetti squash is a great alternative to the traditional leafy salad. Ingredients One spaghetti squash Approx. 4 cups Brussels sprouts, finely chopped One Roma tomato, diced Lemon zest from...
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Taming Your Sugar Dragon, Part 1

Part 1 in our 2-part series on taming your Sugar Dragon Cravings. Urges. Irresistible pulls towards the sweet stuff, the carb-y stuff, the comfort stuff. This is collectively referred to as your “Sugar Dragon” in the Whole30 text; that fire-breathing beast clinging to your back, roaring loudly in your ear,...
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8 Hacks For Your Whole30 Vegetables

This article was contributed by Whole30 alumni Dawn of Made It, Love It Paleo I have always loved vegetables. My mom tells stories of how I would go crazy for pureed green beans, carrots, spinach, and turn my nose up at the bananas, pears, and peaches when I was a baby. ...
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Mexican Benedict, From Against All Grain

Today’s special #JulyWhole30 recipe comes from our friend Danielle Walker of Against All Grain. Mexican Benedict Serves 4 Chipotle Hollandaise Sauce 1 to 2 dried chipotle chilies 3 large egg yolks 2 teaspoons lime juice 2/3 cup salted clarified butter or ghee, melted 8 large eggs, poached 1 tablespoon Whole30-compatible bacon...
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Get Creative with the #JulyWhole30: Maria’s Hot Dog Bar

Today’s #JulyWhole30 guest post is from Maria Barton of MariaMakes.com. If you’d like to submit a recipe, helpful tip, testimonial, or Whole30 article for consideration, email it to [email protected]. I’m working through my second Whole30, and though I have pinned a million amazing looking, Whole30-compatible dinner recipes, sometimes you just...