The Workout Salad

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For those of you who may not know, Camilla and I are in the middle of training for Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder is a half marathon, obstacle course and ohh yeah…it’s probably the toughest event on the planet. To help keep myself energized for my pre-mudder training I wanted to find a healthy alternative to the traditional carb based meal. This is an easy and quick salad, that is packed with nutrients, healthy fats and has great flavor.


your choice of salad (I use a mixed green)
1/4 pound of turkey sandwich meat (you’ll want to make sure you select one that is Paleo, so no nitrates or preservatives)
1/2 tomato
1/2 avocado
1/2 lime
1/4 teaspoon salt


Place a bed of washed salad on a plate.
Dice your tomato, avocado and turkey; then place on top of salad.
Squeeze half a lime over salad and top with salt.

It’s that easy and it will keep you fueled during your workouts. Here’s to getting fit!

Melissa Van Dover

@mvandover | 

Big news, coming to you first! = Paleo Cleanse

Paleo Cleanse

It’s now official. The book we’ve been talking about for months and that we have been unable to share the details, the title, the whole shebang is now live on Amazon and ready for you to preorder!

It feels so good to be able to share our big secret with the world and we can’t wait for you to journey with us on the road to health.

So here it is…

Paleo Cleanse: 30 Days of Ancestral Eating to Detox, Drop Pounds, Supercharge Your Health and Transition into a Primal Lifestyle.

Paleo Cleanse


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A little about the book from our Publisher:


By eliminating virtually all foods, most detox programs leave participants hungry and malnourished.The Paleo Cleanse takes a smarter approach. By allowing, but limiting, readers’ meals to only those natural foods that the human body is designed to properly digest, the program in this book guarantees that readers can quickly and effectively drop pounds, gain energy and feel great without starving themselves.

The benefits of the mega-popular paleo approach to eating are widely known, but putting its principles into practice are not so simple. Luckily, The Paleo Cleanse makes it easy by guiding readers step by step into paleo eating with everything from specific food replacements and helpful tips to customized meal plans and 100 delicious recipes.

Easy to follow and stay with, this unique cleanse has readers eating full meals while simultaneously flushing more and more unhealthy items from their system. Addressing unhealthy eating as well as all major food allergens, it also ensures that anyone can achieve renewed health after only one month of paleo eating.

Get your copy now at a discounted rate – preorder on Amazon.

Here’s to a healthier you!

Camilla and Melissa | @thepaleopact |

Frozen Summer Snack

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Continuing with our theme of fun summer treats that are sure to make you smile, we have a fantastic snack that will fill you up and basically requires no work to make. It’s easy and fast…so basically it’s the best kind of recipe.


1 banana
almond or cashew butter
agave or honey


Cut the banana into 1/4″ to 1/2″ slices.
Place a spoon full of your preferred nut butter on top (roughly 1/2 tbsp.)
Drizzle with your choice of sweetener.
Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Yes it’s really that simple and it’s that good! I hope you enjoy this lovely summer treat.

Melissa Van Dover

@mvandover | 

Paleo Popsicles

Paleo Popsicle

On these hot summer days it’s only normal to crave a little ice-cream indulgence; which is why I took it upon myself to experiment with some dairy-free alternatives. The result? Banana and coconut milk based treats so easy to make and so healthy, you can eat one every day without even thinking twice!


1/2 large banana
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon


Have a popsicle mold at the ready.
Mash the banana and then mix in the coconut milk.
Add the cinnamon and whisk until well blended.

Paleo Popsicle Mixture
Pour the mixture into the popsicle mold and place in the freezer to set for at least 2 hours before enjoying your guilt-free dessert!

Paleo Popsicle Mold

Chocolate lover like me? Simply replace the cinnamon with Cacao powder for a delicious choc-banana superfood delight.

How’s that for easy and healthy!? Enjoy,

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni |

Check Out Our New Pages!


Hi Everyone,

We have some exciting new resources for you to take a look at, our Paleo Masters and Paleo Products pages!

The Paleo Masters page will provide you with a list of the many great leaders and individuals in the Paleo community who, just like us, are committed to helping others. We’ve provided you with links, so you’ll be able to check out their websites and social media sites.

The Paleo Products page will provide you with a list of the Paleo Products that we love. You’ll also be able to find the links to take a look at the websites for these products.

We hope you enjoy these new resources!

Melissa and Camilla | @thepaleopact

Gourmet Hot Dogs

Gourmet Hotdogs

There’s no need to miss out on summer favorites, like July 4th hot dogs. I know you’re probably thinking, but hot dogs are highly processed and far from Paleo. I thought that too, until recently… Luckily there are some great companies out there, like Teton Waters Ranch and Applegate, who have made it their mission to enable us to indulge in festive foods without any guilt.

Teton Waters

If you read your labels, you’ll no doubt find a similar product at your local grocery store and then all it takes is a little stove top heat and you’ll be in business. But since that’s far too plain for a Paleo Pact recipe, let’s get creative:


2 teaspoons coconut oil
1 pack grass-fed sausages
5 button mushrooms, sliced
10 baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
Oregano spice, for seasoning


In a medium sauté pan, heat 1 teaspoon of coconut oil over medium heat.
Place the sausages in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, turning midway.

In another sauté pan, melt the other teaspoon of coconut oil over medium heat.
Add the tomatoes and onion and cook until soft.

Remove the sausages, plate them and slice them long ways down the middle.
Open them up and place two spinach leaves and two to three slices of mushroom inside each sausage.
Scoop the tomato onion relish from the pan and fill the sausages.
Sprinkle with oregano and serve while hot.


These gourmet hot dogs are great paired with other Paleo takes on American favorites, like:



Happy Independence Day to you, and to America!

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni |

June 26TH Cooking Demo

June 2014 Demo

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Thank you so much to our wonderful audience who joined us for our Paleo Brunch Demo last week.

We hope you enjoyed our Paleo take on a traditional brunch. We loved all the excitement in the demo and were very happy to see so many people interested in Paleo and learning new recipes. We had a blast answering so many insightful questions. As always if you have additional questions for us or would like even more fantastic recipes, please feel free to take a look around our blog and leaves us comments!

Incase you weren’t able to make it or would like access to digital copies of the recipes you will be able to find the recipe for the Paleo Oatmeal through the link below. We haven’t posted the recipes for the Raspberry Zucchini Almond Muffins or Frappuccinos, so stay tuned for these delicious recipes!

Paleo Oatmeal

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Our next Demo will be at the Gluten Free Fair in August, we’ll show you how to make Paleo pizza crust and bread.

Gluten Free Fair

We hope to see you then,

Melissa and Camilla | @thepaleopact