Primal Life Kit: Feed Your Brain


UPDATE April 10, 2013: This special sale is now over, but you can still buy the individual products. Be sure to check out the excellent ebooks, meal plans, magazines, and paleo products below!


Ah, Spring! It’s a great time to start thinking about fresh starts, getting outside, and emerging from winter hibernation… unless you live in Texas like me, in which case it’s already hot and muggy and all you want to do is stay in the air conditioning and read good books. Ahem. Anyway…

Neely Quinn, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Paleo and the founder of the Paleo Plan web site invited me to be part of a really great package called The Primal Life Kit, and I’m excited to share it with you guys. It’s more than a bundle of books! The Primal Life Kit includes ebooks I haven’t seen before, plus meal plans, magazines, and discounts on badass paleo products. The Kit is worth $485, but the cost is only $39. Here’s what you get:

  • 22 ebooks (in PDF format)
  • 2 meal plans
  • 3 magazine subscriptions
  • 2 fitness programs
  • 1 short audio book
  • 8 discount codes


What’s in the Primal Life Kit?

I think my favorite ebook in the Kit — besides Well Fed, of course — is The Obstacle Course Race Training Program. Back in the day, I really, really, really wanted to get good at parkour. It was all part of my plan to be an international spy (see posts here, here, and here for my previous attempts at badassery). The PDF of the obstacle course training program isn’t super fancy, but it’s packed with great training ideas that require very little equipment. It’s perfect for our upcoming trip to Europe and my re-commitment to superhero/spy training. I’m also super excited about the subscription to The Performance Menu (plus back issues!) — such a great magazine!

What I like about this Kit, as you’ll see below, is that it covers some of the practical challenges of living paleo — like affording high-quality food and dealing with autoimmune challenges — and really is an educational tool kit for navigating life as a paleo person in a non-paleo world.

12 Recipe and Meal Planning eBooks
Paleo Power Lunch: Easy, Filling, & Delicious Workday Meal Strategies by Stormy Sweitzer of ($27.50)

30-Day Intro to Paleo by Hayley Mason and Bill Staley of (authors of Make It Paleo) ($15)

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Melissa Joulwan of ($14.95)

The Paleo Breakfast Recipe Book: Over 100 Pages of Recipes by Suzanne Crawt of ($17)

Paleo Crock Pot: 25+ Beef, Pork, & Chicken Recipes by George Bryant and Abel James of ($2.99)

Fast Paleo Top 100: The Top 100 Paleo and Primal Recipes Shared with FastPaleo in 2012 (plus Top 100 Muffins, Top 10 Beverages & Smoothies, Top 10 Cookies, and Top 10 Ice Creams by James Gregory and Ute Mitchell of ($14.97)

Toadally Primal Smoothies by Primal Toad of ($5)

Sow: Planting the Seeds for Health, Well Being, and a Superhero Life! by Joe Rignola of


4 Autoimmune and PCOS eBooks
21-Day Paleo Cleanse: 3 Week Autoimmune Protocol Meal Plan by Neely Quinn of ($25)

Awaken: 30+ Egg-Free and Grain-Free Breakfasts by Karen Sorenson of ($9.99)

The Autoimmune Paleo Plan: A Revolutionary Protocol to Rapidly Decrease Inflammation and Balance Your Immune System by Anne Angelone of ($4.99)

PCOS Unlocked: The Manual by Stefani Ruper of (special abridged 53 pages for this sale includes discount on remainder of her ebook) ($19)

5 Informational and How-To eBooks
The Wild Diet by Abel James of ($17)

21 Life Lessons from Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb by Jimmy Moore of ($15)

Primal Deliverance: How Paleo Saved My Life From Addiction by James Gregory of ($14.97)

Primal Tightwad: Maximizing Your Health on a Minimal Budget by Carolyn Rush of ($14.95)

Free The Animal: How to Lose Weight and Fat on the Paleo Diet by Richard Nikoley of ($7.95)


2 Meal Plans
Primal Blueprint Primal Meal Plan – 1 month subscription to weekly Primal meal plans, grocery shopping lists, and the accompanying recipes for just $.01 from Mark Sisson and ($9.99)

6-week Paleo Meal Plan – 1 free 6-Week Paleo Meal Plan from Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson (author of Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat and co-author of The Paleo Diet Cookbook) at ($59)


2 Fitness Programs
Sarah Fragoso’s Everyday Paleo LifeFit fitness and nutrition training program – 1 month for $.01 from the author of Everyday Paleo and ($20)

The Obstacle Course Race Training Program ebook by Stew Smith, CSCS and former Navy SEAL at ($16.99) WOOT!


3 Magazines (Online Subscriptions)
The Performance Menu: Journal of Health & Athletic Excellence – Free 1 year subscription (12 issues) and 1 year of back issues from ($70)

Paleo Magazine – Free 6-month online subscription (3 issues) and access to all back issues ($29)

Paleo Living Magazine – Free 3-month (4 issues) iPad subscription (no expiration) ($15.96)


2 Bonuses
Primal Moms Look Good Naked: A Mother’s Guide to Achieving Beauty Through Health by Peggy Emch of – Audio recording of a portion of this new paperback book spoken by the author (Free)

The Modern No-Nonsense Guide to Paleo ebook by Alison Golden of – Three ebook chapters on Paleo shopping, kitchens, & lunches from her new book (Free)


8 Discounts
Kasandrinos Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 30% off Greek extra virgin olive oil from Tony Kasandrinos’ family farm until December 31st, 2013

Bulletproof Coffee Kit – 20% off Monthly Bulletproof Coffee Kit (24 oz. of coffee and a 32-ounce bottle of MCT oil) from (no expiration date) ($9.80 value)

Primal Life Organics – 20% off organic, Paleo, gluten-free, vegan skincare products, hair care products, and deodorant until May 1st, 2013

Amrap Nutrition Refuel Bars – Buy one 8-Count box of Refuel Bars on Amazon and get 1 box free until April 30, 2013 ($23.95 value) (NOTE: I tried an AMRAP bar at PaleoFX, and not only was it delicious, but the nutritional profile was good — nice balance of protein, carbs, and fat.)

Optimum Performance Training – 15% off apparel, supplements, and online fitness training course until Dec 31, 2013

Paleo On The Go – 10% off Paleo food delivered to your home from until May 1

Squatty Potty – 15% off all products through April and 10% for the rest of 2013.

Sport Journals – 20% off WODbooks (for recording your workouts) until May 11, 2013


How It Works & Things You Should Know

1. This sale runs for one week: from Tuesday, April 2 through 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 9. After you purchase the kit, you’ll be sent an email with a link to all of the downloadable products, as well as the coupon codes for all of the discounted products.

2. I make a commission when you buy, so The Primal Life Kit not only helps you, it helps me, too. (Thanks in advance!)

3. When you click the buy link below, you’ll be taken to a page to pay with PayPal.

4. Because it’s a special, one-week sale, there will be no refunds. All of the goods and discounts you’re buying are web-based; these products are downloadable ebooks, online magazine subscriptions, and discount codes — you won’t be shipped any physical goods with your purchase of The Primal Life Kit. Please contact with any questions about the Primal Life Kit.


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  • Jess says:

    I bought this bundle today and am LOVING it! Fun stuff for me to read 🙂

  • Jess says:

    I dont know who came up with this idea, but promote them immediately! Its so awesome that the “paleo/crossfit” community came together to give such valuable recipes and knowledge at such an affordable price! Yay teamwork!!!

    • Mel says:

      I really love these bundles for that reason, too. It’s great to be introduced to new paleo people and work together to get the info out to people.

  • Lyn says:

    I was skeptical, but I got this today and I’m SO glad I did! The egg-free breakfasts book and the 21 day Paleo cleanse book did it for me. ….and now I get so many more!

    i saw this deal offered through several places but I went through your site, Melissa, because I love your cookbook so much! Also, I love your positive attitude, humor, and the fact that you were the only one I saw that was honest about getting a commission. Thanks!

    • Mel says:

      Sweet! Glad you’re finding it helpful… and thanks so much for making the purchase from my site. Really appreciate it!

  • Shelly says:

    what a great deal! My husband is working on smoothies, and I already made one of the crockpot recipes. I think Well-Fed is going to be a favorite in my kitchen. I have been doing lots of prep and cooking on weekends but this will help me take it up to the cookup. Thanks for the book and making it available in this bundle.

  • Olivia says:

    Super bummed that I missed the sale. Next time.

  • Shari says:

    I just found this site. My Dr has suggested I follow a Paleo diet. I am wondering if I can still get this great bundle?