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June 01 2016 - - A scrumptious primal meal for every day of the week. Master your culinary skills with our easy-to-make and tasty-to-eat paleo/Primal recipes.

Where’s the Recipe?

October 27 2018 - Hey all, I know some of you are stopping in this morning wondering where the usual recipe is. Where's the beef marrow? Where's the sweet meats? Where's the roasted veggies? Fear not. The team and I...

Snickerdoodle Latte Recipe

December 05 2020 - You can do mornings one of two ways. You can pour plain coffee into your mug with the sole purpose of jumpstarting your day. Or, you can wrap your fingers around a frothy mug of warm, sweet-spiced cof...

Summer Watermelon Salad Recipe

August 08 2020 - We can generally get our hands on a watermelon any time of year, but these are the months when they actually taste sweet and juicy. As soon as watermelons come into season, my Summer Watermelon Salad ...

Keto-Friendly Recipes

October 05 2017 - People assume that keto is a limiting diet. They focus so much on what they "can't" eat, they never get around to enjoying what they can. For me, there's not much difference between my keto meals and ...

Budget Eating Recipes

July 18 2008 - Sure, you want to save money at the market, but how does that translate to the dinner table? Here are just a few options (among so many) for serving up healthy food without breaking the bank. No need ...

Warm Spinach Salad Recipe

March 26 2022 - "Warm" and "salad" might not be two words you'd normally associate, but we promise you that this warm spinach salad recipe has the goods! This high-protein salad boasts colorful, nutrient-dense veg...

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

March 05 2022 - Simple, creamy, and comforting, this homemade, healthy butternut squash soup is the ideal weeknight dinner. This classic cup of soup features a delicate, earthy flavor with a rich and velvety texture....

Keto Burrito Recipe

June 13 2020 - Everyone loves a good burrito. They're hearty, filling, and you can stuff them with whatever you're in the mood to eat. Wrap them up, and they make a convenient and flavorful meal on the go. Can you h...

21 Keto Bread Recipes

June 20 2019 - Thanks to Courtney Hamilton at Paleohacks.com for today's keto recipe roundup. One of the biggest challenges on the keto diet is curbing your cravings for carbs. We’re used to filling up on br...

21 Keto Bread Recipes

June 20 2019 - Thanks to Courtney Hamilton at Paleohacks.com for today's keto recipe roundup. One of the biggest challenges on the keto diet is curbing your cravings for carbs. We’re used to filling up on br...

Summer Weekend Recipes

August 03 2007 - Here are two recipes that will treat you right this summer weekend. Enjoy a perfect, mouth-watering mix of watermelon, heirloom tomatoes and feta cheese (trust us it's delicious) while picnicking this...

How to Roast Garlic (Plus a Bonus Recipe!)

March 14 2022 - Oven-roasted garlic is the new latest and greatest Internet culinary craze. Everything old is new again, huh? Seemingly simple, this take on a savory topper to vegetables and Italian-inspired dishe...

23 Fall Salad Recipes

October 09 2019 - A special thanks to Aimee McNew at Paleohacks.com for today's Whole30® recipe roundup. Autumn is abundant with hearty and savory foods, but that doesn’t mean salad season has to be over. The ...

Whole30® Recipe Roundup

January 08 2020 - Eating well means different things to different people, but I think we can agree that it should always taste good. The recipes that follow happen to be aligned with Whole30® eating guidelines—but m...

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Liver Appetizer Recipe

November 07 2020 - Today's recipe is courtesy of Ashleigh van Houten, nutrition journalist, public speaker, certified health coach, and self-proclaimed muscle nerd. Ashleigh recently released her new organ meats cookboo...

How to Cook Eggs Perfectly, Every Time: Poached, Sunnyside Up, Jammy, and More

March 20 2021 - When you ask people what foods they learned to cook first as a child, most often they'll tell you scrambled eggs. Even though a kid can do it, there's a lot of variation to your scrambled eggs. They c...

Collagen Coffee Chocolate Bomb Recipe

February 28 2022 - Coffee, collagen, and chocolate? That's three of our favorite things in one recipe! While this chocolate bomb recipe might sound too good to be true, you can make this decadent coffee upgrade at ho...

Italian Chicken and Basil Kabobs Recipe, Because Everything Tastes Best on Skewers

May 29 2021 - Kabobs typically have a warm-spiced Middle-eastern or a sweet Hawaiian flair. We're changing it up and marinating our chicken kabobs in your favorite Italian flavors, like garlic, basil, lemon, and an...

Low Carb and Keto Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes

November 20 2021 - Mashed potatoes are almost expected as part of a holiday spread. In fact, I would argue that mashed potatoes appear on more holiday tables than a turkey or roast, because even vegans will serve them. ...

Top 10 Paleo Apps

November 09 2017 - "Apps aren't paleo, Sisson. Grok waited for days for aurochs to wander within spear-chucking range, not overnight for the release of the iPhone X." True. But this is the world we live in. These are th...

Dear Mark: Fitness (and Keto) Benefits of Baking Soda

May 07 2018 - For this week's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering a couple questions from the comment section of last week's Weekend Link Love. First, what's the effective dose of baking soda used in the autoimmune...

Contest Video: Primal Blueprint Bodyweight Exercises

October 02 2009 - As part of our ongoing Primal Blueprint Fitness Video Contest reader Pieter submitted his interpretation of Primal Blueprint bodyweight exercises (the current theme). He is in the running for a cash a...

Contest Video: Primal Blueprint Upper Body Workout

October 09 2009 - As part of our ongoing Primal Blueprint Fitness Video Contest reader Albrecht submitted his interpretation of Primal Blueprint bodyweight exercises (the current theme). He is in the running for a cash...

Contest Video: Intense Bodyweight Workout

November 13 2009 - As part of our ongoing Primal Blueprint Fitness Video Contest reader Tom Greenwald submitted his interpretation of Primal Blueprint bodyweight exercises. (The new theme is Creative Sprint Routines.) H...

Contest Video: Bodyweight Basics

October 16 2009 - As part of our ongoing Primal Blueprint Fitness Video Contest reader Peter Nathan submitted his interpretation of Primal Blueprint bodyweight exercises (the current theme). He is in the running for a ...

Contest Video: Primal Blueprint Sprint Routine

November 20 2009 - As part of our ongoing Primal Blueprint Fitness Video Contest readers Anders, Annika and Rob submitted their interpretation of a Primal Blueprint Sprint Routine (the latest contest theme). They're in ...

Getting Primal in the Netherlands

November 27 2009 - As part of our ongoing Primal Blueprint Fitness Video Contest Mark's Daily Apple reader and competitive CrossFitter Blair Morrison submitted his interpretation of a Primal Blueprint Bodyweight Routine...

Summer Reset: 30 Days, 30 Actions (Plus a 21-Day Staff Challenge AND Giveaway!)

May 31 2017 - At the onset of our annual 21-Day Challenge this past January, I offered up a post that proposed thinking small—"41 Primal Action Items and Individual Experiments for Success in 2017." The idea here...

Primal Blueprint Forest Sprinting

January 08 2010 - This inspiring Primal Blueprint Fitness Video was sent in by reader Tom Greenwald. Let Tom know what you think in the comment board. The Fitness Video contest has ended, but there are still ways to...

My Experience with Exogenous Ketones: Tale and Truth

December 27 2016 - I woke up the morning of the ceremony with butterflies in my stomach. I'd done the necessary prep. I'd abstained from carbs the past week and food the past 24 hours. I'd performed four consecutive ful...

Holiday Eating: Considerations for Keto and Primal Types

November 13 2018 - ‘Tis the season… for wondering “Seriously, what the heck am I going eat this holiday??” I’m guessing that most Mark’s Daily Apple readers can relate to the angst that comes with trying ...

Tracking Your Food: When, Why and How

November 05 2019 - There was a time when food tracking was treated like a given, a necessary tool for anyone wanting to lose weight or better their health. Thankfully, there's more nuance to that conversation now. The f...

Why We Crave Comfort Foods

May 09 2013 - We all have them - ”comfort” foods that feel like more than just food. Far beyond the random edibles of our day, these are imbued with the likes of positive memories, celebratory identities, nurtu...

Basic Cooking Skills for Rookies

December 01 2020 - It’s easy to ignore your lack of rudimentary cooking skills when you order pizza or get takeout every night. When people switch to Primal or keto diets, they usually find themselves spending conside...

Savoring the Holiday

November 26 2008 - Catalogs, store fliers, magazine articles, and recipe books presume to offer it: “All you need to make a perfect Thanksgiving!” By now most of us have the “stuff” that typically goes into Than...

Summer Reset: 30 Days, 30 Actions (Plus a 21-Day Staff Challenge AND Giveaway!)

May 31 2017 - At the onset of our annual 21-Day Challenge this past January, I offered up a post that proposed thinking small—"41 Primal Action Items and Individual Experiments for Success in 2017." The idea here...

How to Really Bond with Your Family This Holiday Season

December 15 2020 - Let’s not beat around the holly bush: the holiday season just isn’t the same this year. You could get down in the dumps about it OR you could get creative about finding ways to celebrate with frie...

The Power of Holiday Tradition

December 24 2008 - Sure, we believe in happy, healthy holidays. Why else would we (in the good company of other blogs, magazines, and newspapers) serve up "healthy" holiday tips: recipes, activities, etc. to make your C...

Are You Ready? 8 Tools and Tips For Your Challenge Prep

June 07 2018 - How many of you will be joining us for the Challenge next week—and how many for the first time? (I'd love to see a show of hands in the comment section.) The cool thing about the Challenge each y...

50+ Primal Thoughts, Tips and Recipes for Your Thanksgiving

November 22 2017 - The team and I are hustling today, getting everything in place before the holiday weekend, and all of us are already thinking about the festivities (not to mention feasts) to come. So, you'll forgive ...

Primal Grilling Guide (+ 7 Recipes)

June 09 2019 - We'd argue that grilling is one of the best parts of summer. Over the years, Mark has served up tips for making the most of your grill cooking, including these Primal grilling tips and techniques as w...

Instant Pot Oxtail Stew

March 03 2019 - People don't talk about oxtail stew these days, but it's a true Primal-worthy classic. With an arguably richer taste than beef and more succulent feel when cooked for stew or soup, oxtail might just b...

How to Throw a Low-Carb Barbecue Party—With 20 Recipes

August 30 2018 - As we move toward September, we might be thinking of Labor Day parties or fall tailgating weekends—events perfect for a barbecue spread. But when you're eating Primal, keto or otherwise low-carb, tr...

Top 10 Paleo Apps

November 09 2017 - "Apps aren't paleo, Sisson. Grok waited for days for aurochs to wander within spear-chucking range, not overnight for the release of the iPhone X." True. But this is the world we live in. These are th...

21 Books to Begin 2018

November 30 2017 - The book is an ancient technology whose importance has only increased in modern times. With a book, you gain access to another person's mind or life experiences. That's hard to beat. People who aren't...

Why Aren’t We Talking About the Cognitive Health Crisis?

November 29 2017 - If you look at the latest stats, you might assume there's no cognitive health crisis. The overall number of dementia cases are going up, but that's because the aging population is growing. Older fo...

7 High-Tech Tools for Better Primal Living

March 03 2011 - Superficial observers of the ever-growing Primal movement often assume us to be a bunch loin-clothed Luddites, but, generally speaking, we aren't paleo-romaticists eschewing all things new. In fact, m...

Dear Mark: Gender and Retirement Mortality, Muscle-Sparing Keto, Freezing Keto Recipes, Net Carbs, and Carb Timing

November 06 2017 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering 5 questions from readers. First, are there differential mortality effects of mortality on men and women? What role do social networks play? Second, is k...

Introducing the Primal Cooking Series!

May 13 2019 - As I mentioned in last week's Success Story post, I'm unveiling something new today—a new cooking series I call "Primal + Keto Cooking Made Easy." My co-author for the Keto Reset cookbooks and leade...

Summer Watermelon Salad Recipe

August 08 2020 - We can generally get our hands on a watermelon any time of year, but these are the months when they actually taste sweet and juicy. As soon as watermelons come into season, my Summer Watermelon Salad ...

Snickerdoodle Latte Recipe

December 05 2020 - You can do mornings one of two ways. You can pour plain coffee into your mug with the sole purpose of jumpstarting your day. Or, you can wrap your fingers around a frothy mug of warm, sweet-spiced cof...

Budget Eating Recipes

July 18 2008 - Sure, you want to save money at the market, but how does that translate to the dinner table? Here are just a few options (among so many) for serving up healthy food without breaking the bank. No need ...

Warm Spinach Salad Recipe

March 26 2022 - "Warm" and "salad" might not be two words you'd normally associate, but we promise you that this warm spinach salad recipe has the goods! This high-protein salad boasts colorful, nutrient-dense veg...

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

March 05 2022 - Simple, creamy, and comforting, this homemade, healthy butternut squash soup is the ideal weeknight dinner. This classic cup of soup features a delicate, earthy flavor with a rich and velvety texture....

Keto Burrito Recipe

June 13 2020 - Everyone loves a good burrito. They're hearty, filling, and you can stuff them with whatever you're in the mood to eat. Wrap them up, and they make a convenient and flavorful meal on the go. Can you h...

Organ Meat Recipes

March 20 2009 - Yesterday, we walked you through the basics of organ meats. We thought we’d follow that up by giving you the opportunity to put this new knowledge to work with some traditional recipes that include ...

Fantastic Fall Recipes

September 26 2008 -

Creamed Spinach Recipe

May 07 2022 - Creamed spinach gets a bad rap because the version many of us grew up with was too often overdone and underwhelming. It's a shame because cooked spinach can and should be bright and delicious! This...

How to Roast Garlic (Plus a Bonus Recipe!)

March 14 2022 - Oven-roasted garlic is the new latest and greatest Internet culinary craze. Everything old is new again, huh? Seemingly simple, this take on a savory topper to vegetables and Italian-inspired dishe...

The Missing Piece To My Puzzle (Plus a Recipe—and a Giveaway)

July 20 2018 - It's Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark's Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark's Da...

Goodies Against the Grain: Sadie’s Story (and 2 Amazing Recipes) + IG Giveaway

February 13 2018 - Today's guest post is offered up by Sadie Radinsky, whom I had the pleasure of chatting with on a recent episode of her podcast, Jump For Joy. I think you're going to love her story and be inspired by...

From Adrenal Fatigue to Keto Clarity: I Now Have More Energy than I Can Handle!

December 09 2016 - It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark's Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’...

Concrete Reasons to Continue on the Primal Path

May 10 2013 - It?s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark's Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark?s Da...

Rebel Musician Goes Primal After Years of Hard Living

May 18 2012 - It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark's Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’...

Finding Balance After A Lifelong Eating Disorder

August 25 2017 - It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark's Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’...

Life Is Full of Adventure and Possibility

December 10 2018 - It's Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark's Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark's Da...

Primal Health Chef: Using Food For Health

December 31 2018 - It's Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark's Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark's Da...

After Six Months I Was In Remission

March 25 2019 - It's Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark's Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark's Da...

Is Constant Ketosis Necessary – Or Even Desirable?

September 28 2017 - Good morning, folks. With next week's The Keto Reset Diet release, I've got keto on the mind today—unsurprisingly. I've had a lot of questions lately on duration. As I've mentioned before, a good si...

A Metabolic Paradigm Shift, or Why Fat Is the Preferred Fuel for Human Metabolism

May 19 2011 - There’s a good reason so many people (mostly the sugar-burners, whose disparate group includes fruitarians, veg*ans, HEDers, body-builders, most MDs, the USDA and virtually every RD program in the c...

Dear Mark: Glycogen

October 20 2008 - Dear Mark, I'm trying to understand how glucose that's created by proteins and fats is used and stored. Is that ~200g of glycogen stored in the muscles to be used for exercise, or is it stored in ...

What About a Zero Carb Diet?

January 13 2010 - Zero carb is getting (relatively) popular. A handful of valued MDA forum members eat little-to-no-carb, and several others probably imagine it's ideal even if they don't personally follow it. I wanted...

12 Favorite Keto Blogs

April 04 2019 - With the explosion of keto, there's an ever growing constant stream of new information about the significant benefits, supposed risks, and varying “rules” for how to adopt a keto diet. As with mos...

Monday Musings: Torcetrapib Part Deux? and Keto Diets Seize the Day

November 22 2010 - Overburdened doctors sure do love tangible targets, like lipid numbers. They’re easy to hit with drugs. There’s no guesswork – statins and the like actually do lower cholesterol (whether that’...

Tracking Your Food: When, Why and How

November 05 2019 - There was a time when food tracking was treated like a given, a necessary tool for anyone wanting to lose weight or better their health. Thankfully, there's more nuance to that conversation now. The f...

Dear Mark: Changing Trajectories, and Magic Mineral Broth

August 26 2013 - In today's edition of Dear Mark I field two Mark's Daily Apple reader questions. First up, I tackle a query from a reader who's had to make a small but significant shift to his lifestyle due to changi...

Why We Crave Comfort Foods

May 09 2013 - We all have them - ”comfort” foods that feel like more than just food. Far beyond the random edibles of our day, these are imbued with the likes of positive memories, celebratory identities, nurtu...

A New Future for Foodie Culture?

March 26 2008 - When you hear the words “foodie culture,” what comes to mind? Connoisseurs of all things delectable? Elaborate multi-course meals? Diabetes, obesity, and heart disease? Turns out an increasing num...

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