Monday, January 19, 2015

Two For Tuesday: Our FlagShip Product

It all started with a KIT and a KID. In 2007, our founder Steve was working for his father’s exterminating business, but his real passion was nutrition and fitness. After getting to know some young teens on his regular route, he was moved to invite them to workout with him in a local park. From the conditions they were living in, Steve knew their recreational options were limited and potentially dangerous.  

Before long, Steve had a pack of kids he trained regularly with whatever equipment he could fit in the trunk of his car. A firm believer in paleo nutrition, Steve wanted to provide a nutritious lunch for his young athletes that they could eat at school. So he packaged beef jerky, nuts and berries to stay fresh in their backpack. And his flagship product the PaleoKit was born.

Knowing he had stumbled upon a solution for paleo dieters looking for hard-to-find portable lunch and snack options, Steve started selling his PaleoKits online. Seven years and 60 products later, athletes, outdoor enthusiasts and paleo people around the globe have made Steve’s PaleoGoods their favorite on-the-go clean eating options.

It is our pleasure to celebrate our roots this week by featuring our PaleoKit for Two for Tuesday! Please share this blog on your Facebook Wall by 10pm EST today and two lucky winners will get THREE Apple PaleoKits. Check back on our Facebook page Wednesday morning for winners.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

On Quality

"Buy quality: cry only once."
Someone said this to me when I was younger and it took me a moment to understand, probably because I focused too much on the "cry" verb. I wanted to know why I was crying. Who likes to cry? Why would we even talk about crying?
Then I realized I was being stupid. See, the point of the saying was that buying quality was the smart thing to do. That more tears come from the results of bad decisions, not from the results of good decisions. And that something made from poor ingredients or materials will bring tears twice: once when you pay, and a second time when you regret the decision you made to pay.
Now, nobody I know likes to part with their money. I certainly don't. If you're anything like me, you work hard for your money, and life is not easy nor are times certain. So it simply makes sense to spend on things of value to you, on quality that you deserve. There is enough BS everywhere that you look. Don't need to be adding more of that to your life, right?
Plus, when you think about it, there is only one thing in your life that is always there: you. Jobs may come and go, friends and loved ones may pass, exercise habits may change (or ebb and flow), yet you are the one constant in your life. You. So, it makes sense to take care of yourself. And part of taking good care of yourself is not eating garbage. You simply must fuel your body and your life properly if you want to achieve.
Blaise Pascal, the famous mathematician, once said: "What is important is not the quantity of your knowledge, but its quality." In much the same vein, the quality of your food is important, not just the quantity. Sort of like what we see in the gym. Volume doesn’t trump good movement. And eating a lot of junk doesn't get you farther. Eating smart does, though.
So, I might take that old saying on quality and tweak it a little: "Be smart. Buy quality. Don't cry at all."
Well, unless your workout was really bad...
Lisbeth Darsh is a writer and social media consultant. She is the author of "Live Like That" and blogs regularly at Words With Lisbeth. A full-time believer in the the power of words and fitness to change your life, Lisbeth was a key player in the success of CrossFit, leading the CrossFit, Inc. Affiliate and Social Media Teams for years. Now, when she's not writing, you can find her front squatting, bombing down the Santa Cruz trails on her mountain bike, or trying to convince her two teenage boys that she's an adult and in charge.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Two Winner Tuesday: Cinnamon Pecan PaleoNuts

Have you ever tried our Cinnamon Pecan PaleoNuts? They are wildly delicious. Our blend of raw almonds, pecans and walnuts has a light crunch, a hint of salty sweetness, and a warm cinnamon kick. Forget those mixed nuts laden with mystery oils and ingredients! Play it safe with our snack!

We are thrilled to feature Cinnamon Pecan PaleoNuts for Two Winner Tuesday! Please share this blog on your Facebook wall by 10PM EST today to be entered for the drawing. Winners will be announced on Facebook Wednesday morning and will receive THREE containers of this delicious treat. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Get In The Lunch Line! (and get your lunch in line)

Planning is the key to sustainable healthy eating. Prepping and packing is the fool proof way to go, but it's obviously a TON of work. Well worth the effort, but work nonetheless. When time is off the essence and you need something fast on the go, we are proud to offer you dozens of options that help make every meal Paleo.

If you're lucky enough to work in a place with a corporate cafeteria, you might save some time on packing and prepping for lunches. Check out this picture from our good friend Jason Khalipa of HGST's cafeteria in Cali.

If you'd like to see healthy options at your corporate cafe, shoot us an email at We'd be happy to take care of you!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Green Smoothie Bowl

Our friends the "Wasser Twins" Laurel and Becca love to start their days with a green smoothie bowl. It's like a smoothie, but slightly thicker and eaten with a spoon. You can make it your own by adding delicious toppings. PaleoKrunch is the perfect topper! 
Laurel is the younger of the two by 5 minutes and a survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She is remarkably the first cancer survivor to become a professional triathlete. In 2008, Laurel was named Rookie of the Year her first year as a professional. 
Check out more of Laurel's story and some great recipes here on her website!  

Trailblazer Smoothie Bowl

1 banana, quartered and frozen
1 apple, quartered, core sliced out
2 large handfuls of spinach (about 2 packed cups)
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/4 cup cow or almond milk, plus another 1/4 cup to help blend, if necessary
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. A Vitamix or other powerful blender will zap through this easily. Standard blenders, like the ones we use, might need up to another ¼ cup of milk to blend the ingredients.
Top with your favorite fresh fruit, seeds, and nuts. Our current favorite combo: Steve's PaleoKrunch, hemp seeds, blueberries and cashews, shown here.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Join PALEOPrime+ and SAVE!

Act now to shop at 20% percent off until January 9 at 11:59PM EST! Join the PaleoPrime+ Membership program for a one-time annual fee of $50, and you can receive FREE SHIPPING for one year. 

1. PURCHASE PaleoPrime+ and in one business day, you will be granted access to the PaleoPrime+ Membership section with a welcome email.

2. SHOP in the PaleoPrime+ section for FREE SHIPPING and great perks like 15% off thePaleoPrime+ product of the month, 20% off all new products for 20 days after launch and MORE!

3. SAVE during our special New Year’s incentive where members will receive 20% off everything in the PaleoPrime+ section until 11:59PM EST on January 9. Savings will be reflected in your cart.

Stock up and your membership will pay for itself with your very first order! Click here to learn more and purchase your membership TODAY!

PLEASE NOTE: It will take approximately ONE BUSINESS DAY to grant you access to the PaleoPrime+ section. If you purchase the membership in the same cart as products, you will not receive your FREE SHIPPING or your discount. We will send you an email granting you access to the PaleoPrime+ section, and then you can begin shopping! 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Two Winner Tuesday: FIG BAR

This week's Two Winner Tuesday prize is the FIG BAR! We are changing our weekly giveaway just a bit. Please share this blog on your Facebook wall by 5PM EST today to be entered for the drawing. Winners will be announced on Facebook Wednesday morning.

A delicious blend of shredded coconut, raw almonds, and delicious figs, PaleoFig Bars have a shelf life of 10 days and should be refrigerated upon arrival. However, for SAME-DAY FRESHNESS TASTE, we recommend enjoy within 1 week. To prolong freshness, store your PaleoFig Bars in the freezer.