The Best Paleo Blogs of the Year

Written by Rena Goldman on May 15, 2017
best paleo blogs

We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at bestblogs@healthline.com!

The paleo diet, also called the Stone Age or caveman diet, focuses on eating the way humans ate before farming began and became part of our eating patterns.

Staples of the diet include lean meats from grass-fed animals or wild game; fruits and vegetables; nuts and seeds; and fish high in omega-3s. People who eat paleo avoid grains, dairy, legumes, refined sugars, salt, and highly-processed foods.

Some research shows the paleo diet can help with weight loss and diabetes. That’s because it cuts out processed foods, which can have unhealthy additives, and sugar. It’s also high in antioxidants and fiber.

These bloggers show how healthy and tasty it can be to go paleo. They provide recipes, resources, and tips on how to best live the paleo lifestyle.

paleo leap

Paleo Leap

Sébastien Noël, creator of Paleo Leap, believes that health and wellness can be dramatically improved through diet and lifestyle changes. He offers hundreds of recipes that all fit paleo diet requirements. The blog also discusses ways that eating paleo can help with different conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, and how to improve habits, like getting better sleep and getting rid of sugar and junk food cravings.

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Tweet him @PaleoLeap

grass fed girl

Grass Fed Girl

In addition to being a published author of four cookbooks, Caitlin Weeks is a certified nutrition consultant, holistic life coach, and certified personal trainer. Her blog offers lots of different recipes to try, from snacks to desserts. If you live in Nashville, or are just passing through, check out her posts on the best paleo-friendly restaurants in the area. Caitlin’s posts are short and sweet, allowing busy readers to get recipes and tips without having to read through long descriptions.

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Tweet her @grassfedgirlnc

Paleo Diet Blog

Paleo Diet Blog

If you like to know the science behind food and the human body, Dr. Loren Cordain’s blog is an informative read. His research has been published in several top scientific journals, and his posts highlight some of the most recent studies published in medical journals, and take deep research dives into subjects like grains and their effects on the body and brain.

Visit the blog.

Tweet him @ThePaleoDiet

paleo mom

The Paleo Mom

The Paleo Mom believes in a lifestyle rather than a diet. Dr. Sarah Ballantyne combines her background in medical research (she holds a PhD in medical biophysics) with her life experience as a mom. Her recipes are neatly divided by meal category, and she even includes a section explaining kitchen basics for paleo eaters. Other areas of focus include explaining nutrition of foods, like bone broth and turmeric, and the ways a paleo diet can help with autoimmune control.

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Tweet her @ThePaleoMom

Paleo Hacks

Paleo Hacks

Paleo Hacks is full of unique recipes, like dairy-free Parmesan cheese, and Cajun oven-baked pickles. The blog has several different contributors, from nutritionists to fitness and health enthusiasts. You’ll also find exercise tips and DIY recipes for beauty and bath products.

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Tweet them @PaleoHacks

Balanced Bites

Balanced Bites

Diane Sanfilippo, best-selling author of “Practical Paleo” and certified nutrition consultant, addresses her listeners directly in weekly vlog posts and podcasts. Each takes on a specific topic, like how to know if carbs are right for you, or portion control and snacking. She offers balanced tips and acknowledges that there is no one-size-fits-all way of eating, so it’s important to pay attention to your body and know your individual needs.

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Tweet her @balancedbites

Nom Nom Paleo

Nom Nom Paleo

If an eating plan isn’t easy, you probably won’t stick with it. That’s why many Michelle Tam’s recipes are both practical and require very little prep time. Tam doesn’t eat 100 percent paleo because she believes in giving herself some flexibility. Many of her recipes, including chicken pho, require an instant pot. She keeps a list on the blog of best deals if you’re looking to buy one.

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Tweet her @nomnompaleo

 

Paleo f(x)

Paleo f(x)

Paleo f(x) is an organization that believes paleo is more than a diet, but a movement that can help to improve human health overall. Come here not just for paleo-friendly recipes, but for lived-in information — like why some common paleo foods might not actually be good for you — and advice on how to make your whole lifestyle, not just your eating habits, healthier.

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Tweet them @PaleoFX

The Domestic Man

The Domestic Man

Russ Crandall’s recipes are inspired by food from all over the world, and they’re all gluten free and paleo friendly. It’s a good way to try different cuisines without worrying about unwanted additives. Bring Central America to your kitchen with Crandall’s Pesce al Sale (salt-crusted fish) or whip up the Indian dish Keema Matar in less than 30 minutes.

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Tweet him @thedomesticman

Elana’s Pantry

Elana’s Pantry

Elana Amsterdam has been eating grain-free for over a decade. She’s known for her knowledge and her passion for the paleo diet, and has appeared on various major news outlets to discuss her best-selling cookbook, “Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry.” Elana offers a wide variety of recipes that are designed to meet the needs of several special diets. She prides herself in creating simple, nutritious recipes with short ingredient lists and prep times.

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Tweet her @elanaspantry

Paleo Plan

Paleo Plan

The Paleo Plan aims to make eating a paleo diet easy and affordable. Founder Jason Glaspey started the meal plan service after he and his wife realized they were wasting food due to poor planning, and decided he wanted to help people in similar situations. Blog posts written by a variety of contributors go in deep on a variety of topics, like how alcohol fits into eating paleo and how the food we eat can have effects on conditions like osteoporosis.

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Tweet them @paleoplan

Chris Kresser

Chris Kresser

In order to treat a health issue, Chris Kresser — author of the best-selling book “The Paleo Cure”believes you need to get to the root of the problem. His blog addresses common questions, like which nutrients are important for kids as they grow and what causes weight gain. Chris dives deep into topics, explaining the current research and breaking down what it means.

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Tweet him @chriskresser

The Spunky Coconut

The Spunky Coconut

Kelly Brozyna shares more than just delicious paleo recipes and dietary tips — her blog posts invite you into her life. Kelly talks about her personal health issues (endometriosis and celiac disease), what it’s like raising a daughter who has autism, and how changing her diet has made a difference in her and her family’s life.

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Tweet her @spunkycoconut

Terry Wahls M.D.

Terry Wahls M.D.

Dr. Terry Wahls believes that food can be used for healing. She used the paleo diet to help her walk and become more independent after multiple sclerosis left her wheelchair-bound for years. On the blog, she focuses on how eating can have a powerful impact on your health. In one particularly in-depth post, she discusses the use of popular medications for autoimmune diseases, their cost, and how changing diet and lifestyle can have a profound effect at lower risk and cost.

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Tweet her @terrywahls

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Finding the time to prepare healthy meals can be a daily challenge. Many of Lexi’s recipes take less than 30 minutes to make, while being paleo-friendly. She also provides vegan and vegetarian options for those who aren’t meat eaters. Dishes like her homemade poke bowls and hearty breakfast bowls are packed with bright-colored veggies and healthy proteins.

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Tweet her @Lexiscleankitch

Primal Palate

Primal Palate

The Primal Palate duo Hayley and Bill started eating paleo together and decided they wanted to share their love of the paleo life with the world. They offer unique takes on common dishes, like apple pie spiced cookies and gluten-free matzo ball soup. The two even have their own organic spice line. You’ll also find DIY gardening tips and makeup tutorials from Hayley using her favorite clean makeup brands.

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Tweet them @PrimalPalate

Real Everything

Real Everything

Stacy and Matt believe in being real with their audience. On their blog, they talk about the things they love, like living paleo, in hopes of helping and inspiring others. In addition to sharing paleo recipes (including one for paleo peeps!), they talk real-life struggles and how they strive to live healthy.

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Tweet them @PaleoParents

Cook Eat Paleo

Cook Eat Paleo

Lisa Wells’s recipes use ingredients you can find at most local food stores and farmer’s markets. They’re also quick and easy to throw together when you’re short on time. Her healthy avocado smoothie with cacao, which she recommends for breakfast, is a good example of her healthy time-saving meals.

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Tweet her @CookEatPaleo

The Paleo Network

The Paleo Network

Going paleo and getting more active helped Suz Crawt lose weight and feel better. In addition to paleo recipes, Suz talks about health issues, like how to know if you’re vitamin or mineral deficient, and what changes you can make to improve. A believer in plants as medicine, she also offers a roundup of 25 herbs to have in your kitchen and why they’re good for you.

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Tweet her @PaleoNetwork

Paleo Flourish Magazine

Paleo Flourish Magazine

Paleo Flourish Magazine offers blog posts from a variety of contributors that give advice on living a paleo lifestyle. Recipes are either paleo or keto and divided by diet. Roundups, like their list of best paleo snacks, are helpful for finding products to replace non-paleo snacks you might miss, like potato chips.

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Tweet them @PaleoFlourish

Melissa Joulwan: Well Fed

Melissa Joulwan: Well Fed

Retired roller derby girl Melissa Joulwan writes about her wins and losses in the healthy eating, working out, and overall life departments. She discovered the paleo lifestyle after having a thyroidectomy and realizing the role than diet can play in her overall health. Her recipes are inspired by cuisine from around the world and are each is accompanied by colorful plated photos and recommended food pairings.

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Tweet her @meljoulwan

Real Food Liz

Real Food Liz

In a quest to live a simpler and healthier life, Liz Wolfe and her husband traded their city life for a country homestead, complete with chickens and goats. Her blog posts, a chunk of which are vlogs, explain her tips and tricks for finding good food and using non-toxic beauty products. Liz acknowledges that eating paleo isn’t always easy, and just because something meets the paleo label doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Her posts strive to help you make healthy and informed real food choices.

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Tweet her @RealFoodLiz

Nature Moms

PaleOMG

Juli Bauer’s PaleOMG goes well beyond paleo recipes and meal plans. She shows off her passion for a balanced life through food, fashion, home décor, travel, fitness, and beauty sections. When Juli discusses her fitness and food habits, she’s very thorough and her upbeat adventurous attitude makes posts fun to read.

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Tweet her @paleOMG

PaleOMG

Nature Moms

Keeping things natural as a mom isn’t always easy in today’s world. Tiffany Washko wants you to have lots of hacks, paleo and otherwise, to keep the whole family healthy. She talks about everything from advice on cooking quinoa to money-saving Craigslist finds to throwing your child an eco-friendly birthday party.

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Tweet her @TiffanyWashko

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