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211. Real (Simple) Foods & Recipes with Nom Nom Paleo’s Michelle Tam #FabulousFriends
Episode 21128th October 2022 • Be Well by Kelly Leveque • Kelly Leveque
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Our guest today is Michelle Tam, founder and co-creator of the renowned Nom Nom Paleo universe. Dubbed the Queen of Paleo Cooking, she’s co-authored several cookbooks, The New York Times bestselling Nom Nom Paleo, Food for Humans, Ready or Not, and her most recent Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go!. 

She is devoted to sharing paleo, gluten-free and Whole30 recipes, kitchen tips and tricks with a focus on ancestral health, quick and easy eats, and staying paleo while on the go.

We chat about her initial discovery of paleo and how it successfully addressed digestion issues earlier in her life before delving into the ways the wide-reaching career that’s come from it has impacted how she and her family eats on a daily basis.

Along the way, we also get some great kitchen gadget recommendations, talk about boundaries and social media expectations, and hash out a Cracklin’ Chicken recipe that will work for any busy family.

More than a pure paleo evangelist, she thinks people should figure out what works for them in terms of diet, and actually pay attention to how food makes them feel. It’s a fresh take, and one that we’re hearing more and more of in the space as we move away from strict regimens and all-for-one wellness advice.

You will learn about...
  • Connecting on episode #201 with Dr. Stacy Sims
  • How Michelle discovered paleo in 2010
  • The at-home fitness revolution that was P90X
  • Remembering the olestra nightmare 
  • Good results with the “primal” diet 
  • Becoming a paleo evangelist 
  • Shortcuts to deliciousness 
  • Singing the praises of Magic Mushroom Powder
  • Quick cooking gadgets and recommendations
  • Cooking with kids in the kitchen
  • The digestion issues Michelle overcame 
  • Knowing yourself and being a mindful eater
  • Appreciating the Glucose Goddess and her blood sugar hacks
  • Lifestyle for diet – and diet for lifestyle
  • Influencing kids to eat healthy, real foods
  • Being frugal with grocery shopping 
  • Recommending Costco, Thrive Market, and Trader Joe’s
  • Michelle’s go-to recipes (Cracklin Chicken’)
  • Glass, stainless steel, plastic, and silicone 
  • How her books are written and illustrated 
  • Being content to wind down the hustle 
  • Loving on the Smitten Kitchen
  • Putting boundaries on social media expectations
  • Social media and connection, or lack or it  
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