Gratitude Giveaway

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It’s been a month since the release of Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat, and thanks to all of you, we’ve had several exciting reasons to celebrate. Our first print run of 20,000 sold out within two weeks (which just about gave Dave, who is in charge of inventory, a heart attack). During the week of October 26, our book appeared on the Washington Post‘s Best Seller list for nonfiction. PopSugar Fitness included Well Fed 2 in its list of “must haves” for November, and Amazon’s editors named Well Fed 2 one of the best books of 2013! (Here’s the cookbook list; use the right arrow to find us.)

That’s all because you beautiful people read my blog and eat my recipes and buy our book and tell your friends and review WF2 on your blogs and are just, generally, the awesomest internet people in the universe.

Thank you!

The “Gratitude Giveaway” Prize Pack

UPDATE 12/1/2013: We’ve got a winner! Thank you, everyone, for sharing your gratitude in the comments.

To show you our gratitude, we’ve lined up some of our favorite paleo products for a giveaway that can only barely hint at how much we appreciate you. I hope you like this prize pack — and please do support these companies. They generously offered up their products to share with you and to join in our celebration.

GoodBody Baked Goods: Ultimate Box O’Goodness (1 bag of each of the five flavors)
I don’t often eat paleo treats, but when I do, I always crave GoodBody Baked Goods. [my review]

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Primal Pac
s:
5 small packs, 5 large packs, and 3 jerky-only packs, plus a t-shirt or tank top
My #1 choice for paleo-to-go: grass-fed, clean-as-a-whistle jerky, macadamia nuts and marcona almonds, dried mango (DRIED MANGO!) and cranberries. Also Whole30 approved!

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Paleo Magazine:
1-year subscription
It’s the only full-color, glossy, print magazine dedicated to paleo eating, good lifestyle habits, and the personalities behind the science and food. (And soon, you’ll be seeing writing from me in each issue!)

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Lava Lake Lamb: $100 gift card
My love for lamb rivals my affection for (fatty, crispy) pork, and Lava Lake Lamb offers the most delicious lamb I’ve ever eaten. And trust me, I’ve eaten a lot of lam. [my review]

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Tendergrass Farms: 5 pounds grass-fed ground beef, plus free shipping
I love everything about this company, from their delicious meat (raised to be happy and healthy) to their attention to detail (even the t-shirts are environmentally friendly) to their business practices (family-owned, operated with integrity). [my review]

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Lunchbots: Large leakproof set
Before Lunchbots, I cared more about the food inside the containers than what I stored it in — but the large leakproof set totally changed my mind. (And all of the Lunchbots containers are, like, bulletproof and awesome.) Stainless steel, practically indestructible, the perfect size for a batch of soup or chili… these are a kitchen workhorse. [my review]

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Chomps Snack Sticks: Box of 24 Chomps sticks
These little dudes are freakin’ good — like, “take me back to my junk food days of eating Slim Jims” good. And believe me, that’s high praise, indeed. [my review]

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Carbonell Olive Oil
: Swag pack with apron, towel, tote bag, and extra-virgin olive oil
This recently became my favorite extra-virgin olive oil: mild, fruity, luscious, and found in regular ol’ grocery stores. [my review]

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How To Enter

UPDATE 12/1/2013: We’ve got a winner! Thank you, everyone, for sharing your gratitude in the comments.
One lucky winner will receive the following goodies:


To Enter:
 
Leave a comment on this blog post and tell us what makes you feel grateful right now. Sorry, International friends! The winner must be in the U.S. because of the meat shipment.

Deadline: Deadline to enter is midnight (Central) on Saturday, November 30. I’ll pick one random winner on Sunday, December 1 and announce it here.

Thank you and good luck!

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Comments

    • Elizabeth Martin says:

      I am grateful for an understanding family that lets me eat “weird” (not my word, by the way). I am the only Paleo eater in the house, and I have their full support. They’ll even try my creations and not get mad when I don’t eat birthday cake with them. 🙂

    • Danielle B. says:

      Thankful that I found Paleo last year! And your cookbooks :). Changed my life!

    • Alice Boudreaux says:

      My family, my health and my country make me Thankful!

    • Tyson says:

      I am thankful for more great recipes and advice for paleo living,

    • Dominique says:

      Grateful for the opportunity to win this goody giveaway.

    • Paulette says:

      I am thankful for my son who has lead myself and many others down this road to REAL food. It has changed the lives of many. I am also pleased to hear that your Well Fed 2 is doing so well. It is encouraging to know that so many people are looking at food in a healthier way. The more we demand quality food, the more will become available.

    • Deb says:

      I am grateful to have a community that supports and uplifts the Paleo lifestyle. I know I can go online at any time and find so much help. Thanks for having a blog that encourages healthy eating!

    • Sarah says:

      I’m really grateful that my husband and I have amazing friends. Our jobs have us living apart temporarily and friends make it bearable.

      Unrelated, I loved Well Fed so much that I bought book 2 without even browsing it. It showed up right before I went out of town and I’m looking forward to making great things when I get home.

    • Jessie Irvin says:

      I’m thankful I get to host Thanksgiving this year, so I know all the food will be safe for me (I have celiac disease) and healthy (I’m planning an all-paleo meal). I’m also thankful for my understanding and helpful husband. I couldn’t do it without his support!

    • Monika L says:

      I am grateful for my husband, who is traveling down the Paleo road with me and who is the most loving and supportive person I know. I am grateful for your posts about your trials with the thyroid, which provide inspiration to those like me just starting with hormone experiments.

    • Kristine Canada says:

      I’m thankful that I stumbled upon WellFed, a gateway book that has changed the way I eat. Sometimes I get a little bummed that I didn’t find my way to this lifestyle earlier but there’s no use crying over spilled mild. Besides…milk isn’t Paleo. 🙂

    • Lynn says:

      I am thankful to be ‘ahead of the curve’ in my knowledge and understanding of how changing your diet can not only make your belly-troubles go away, but can also make your skin clear up, your recovery from workouts faster, and your energy levels more sustained. I say ‘ahead of the curve’ because I’ve been mostly paleo for about 2 years now, and many of my coworkers are slowly converting over as they age and have more health problems that their doctors prescribe dangerous medications for. They take the rX as a wake-up call and are finally willing to try more conservative methods.

      I’m grateful that by helping myself, I can lead by example for others to help themselves.

    • Sharlene M. says:

      I am grateful for family & friends!! Also very thankful for paleo eats that make me feel good…and also for your awesome mayo recipe!! 🙂

    • Kristina Ryding says:

      I am thankful that I get to eat your delicious food and not count ONE SINGLE CALORIE of it!!!!!!!!!!

    • Pam says:

      Feeling grateful for a day of cooking, a warm house and a wonderful family!

    • Bonnie says:

      Grateful for Whole 30, Well Fed & Well Fed 2, and a supportive man who will eat everything I cook and (at least pretend) to love every bite! (His favorite is the Sunshine Sauce) 🙂

    • Miguel says:

      I am thankful that my girlfriend found this goldmine of a book. Way to make paleo awesomely delicious, she knocks it out of the park whenever shes in the kitchen. Also thankful for my family and friends.

    • Cyndi says:

      I am thankful for my family’s support. They are not Paleo, but since I host Thansgiving and many of the holidays, they support me cooking mostly paleo dishes with just a few of the old favorites thrown in for them. I never hear any complaints about not having pasta, etc. They are the best around!

    • erin says:

      I am thankful for my husband and my health. And my kitty : )

    • Jon Gillespie says:

      Im thankful that my family have taken an interest, in eating cleaner and getting exercise after watching me eat “weird” the past few years. My mom has even begun crossfit! Love it!

    • Kate Cox says:

      I am grateful that I was able to get a copy of Well Fed 2 so that I could make some of the recipes for this coming Thanksgiving. I am grateful to be able to feed my family healthy and tasty food, and I am grateful that there are people like the folks behind “Well Fed 2” to help me along that road.
      Thank you

    • Lauren says:

      I’m so grateful that my friends intoduced me to this site, Paleo, crossfit, and a healthy way of life in general!

    • Kim Kendra says:

      Right now, I am grateful for paleo food choices that are healthy, nutritious and delicious. I’m also grateful that there are many, many more of these options that I can share with my friends and family.

    • Kristen Chorneau says:

      I am thankful for all the wonderful blessings in my life: my sweet family, a job I love, supportive community, my health, and grace.

    • Wendy Kilgore says:

      I am very grateful that I took charge of my health and feel better than I ever!

    • Caroline says:

      I’m grateful that I have amazing friends who are more than happy to share their family Thanksgivings with me when I can’t make it home to be with my own family for the holidays 🙂

    • gwenkt says:

      Right now, I’m grateful for the hunters in my life who have shared venison with me. It makes the very best chili.

    • Maureen says:

      I am grateful for the gift of friendship! I have two friends ask enormous favors of me this week, both of which touched my heart, while another friend moved halfway across the country. Friendship makes it all worthwhile!

    • Kimberly J says:

      I am thankful for the farmers that work hard to provide us with real quality food. I am thankful for bloggers like yourself that provide us with a wealth of information. I am also thankful for my family and friends.

    • Julia D'Amico says:

      I am grateful for my friend, Christine, who I met when we were doing internship together. I was always 20 lbs overweight, tired, anxious, and had skin problems. One day, Christine casually mentioned the paleo diet and changed my life. I did my first paleo challenge feb 2013 and lost 15 lbs in one month. My skin problems improved and I only felt anxious in anxiety producing situations (as opposed to feeling anxious all the time). Since then, I’m still mostly paleo (my “cheats” consist of rice) as well as 100% gluten, dairy, and added sugar free. I also started crossfit and have become stronger, healthier, and happier. All of this was because of one person and what she thought was a casual conversation. 🙂

    • carrie pugh says:

      I am simply thankful for each day that I get to spend with my two beautiful girls.

    • M D Waller says:

      My mom traveling to be with us every year for my daughter’s birthday, my grandmother turning 90 on Tuesday (and celebrating 71 years of marriage to my grandfather on New Year’s Eve, God willing), and loads of family time in the coming weeks…these are the things that make me feel grateful right now!

    • Julie Hayes says:

      I am grateful for the delicious Sweet Potato with bacon soup I just had for dinner. Delicious!

    • Melody Guy says:

      My health. I’ve had a challenging year illness-wise but I’m still standing and am in awe at my body’s resilience.

    • Kate J says:

      I am grateful for access to healthy food options and getting out into nature’s playground each weekend!

    • amy says:

      I am grateful for all the support I have had over the past years since realizing I have many food sensitivities. It is a true blessing for individuals such as you to produce blogs, cookbooks, etc. to help people learn to eat better!
      Thank you!

    • Sandee says:

      I am grateful that prayers led me to a holistic health doctor. In March my shoulder, hip and knee hurt really bad. I hurt all the time. After taking anti-inflammatories, my stomach hurt for 3 months and I was so totally depressed. My doctor took me off flour, sugar and dairy. Also no processed foods. In one week all the joints quit hurting and my stomach didn’t hurt any more. As of today I have lost 66 pounds and feel absolutely great!! I have so much energy and want to keep eating well. I can’t express my gratitude, I would have never thought at 65 I would feel this great.

    • Nichole says:

      Too many things to type Mellissa! At this very moment my heart is bursting because my practice is thriving, I get to help relieve people’s pain and I get to introduce people to the paleo diet on a daily basis. I get to recommend your amazing website and books to my clients all the time and a lot of them listen 🙂

    • architectmom says:

      I am thankful for the ability to so easily communicate with my boy who is in college in CA. Between, texting, Facetime, email and Facebook, I am still able to feel connected to him!

    • Elena Herting says:

      I am grateful for my husband and awesome step kids.

    • Emily says:

      So unbelievably grateful for the best year of university I’ve had yet – Special thanks to my university rugby team and the chance to represent my school at Nationals (the first time for our school in 8 years!). Amazing teammates, encouraging roommates and very supportive friends and family back home. Can’t forget to give huge thanks to my box (Esp. my coaches!) at home for getting me into CrossFit 2 years ago and onto the Paleo track 🙂

    • Janet says:

      I am grateful for my Creator, for all the blessings He has brought to me in my life and for always being there in the tough times to help me grow and stretch myself.

    • jgillespie says:

      I am so grateful that I found out about the Paleo lifestyle. I have struggled most of my life with issues related to food. For the first time I feel like this is a way of life that I can really adopt. THANK YOU for being a part of this journey!!

    • Joanna says:

      On a bitterly cold night in New England, I am grateful for a warm and cozy apartment. It’s not a palace by any means, but I love it.

    • Laurie Eisenhart says:

      I am grateful to be in the best shape of my life due to CrossFit a clean healthy diet and a supportive community. It’s great to be on top of the world at 52!

    • christina s says:

      I am grateful for my health. It is something that I have always taken for granted. Just a few weeks ago I learned just how fragile your body can be and to tressure/take care of yourself. It is the only one you have.

    • Diedra says:

      I am thankful for a supportive family and community. New journeys are never easy, but it has been worth every step!

    • Diannah Robertson says:

      I’m grateful that there really are people out there who truly want to bring something positive and healthy into the world, instead of just those who want to bring whatever will make them the most money. The gift of ISWF and both Well Fed’s have made a huge difference in my quality of life. I’m grateful for Melissa J, the whole Whole 9 team, plus my neurologist for getting me started on this, and helping me see this through.

    • Paul says:

      I am most grateful for my wife who supports me in my madness, loves me despite my faults, is a perfect partner, a dear friend and the answer to the prayers of my heart.

    • Linda says:

      I am grateful I found the Paleo lifestyle and have passed the information to all my personal training clients. They love Well Fed 2!!!

    • Kylie says:

      I’m thankful for my family and friends. They are such an amazing support system I just am so lucky to have them in my life.

    • Cyndi says:

      I’m thankful for the privilege to make choices everyday that allow us to share our stories, passions and kindness with others.

    • Tammy says:

      I am grateful for those who have dedicated their lives to bettering the health of others!

    • Judith says:

      Right now, I am grateful to have a cat who is eating again. After a huge scare and a moment to grasp that he won’t be with me forever, I am ever so grateful for his love and companionship. 🙂

    • Sara says:

      What makes me feel grateful right now is the love and support shown to me by my family this past year as I had some changes in my life. Especially with my diet changes and conquering another Whole30 this past summer!

    • Krin says:

      I am grateful for the bloggers and professionals who have taken on their passion to inform us about this amazing way of eating. I have been doing paleo for 9 weeks and have never felt so good!

      Thank you!

    • Julie G says:

      I am grateful for… The pork roast recipe (we’ve had it twice and the whole fam loves it!), the Brussels sprout recipe (ditto!), snow on the ground and boys to sled with (followed by non-paleo hot chocolate- it’s a balance, right?), and a husband who enjoys trying all things paleo as much as I do!

    • Tracy Greene says:

      I am thankful for the time I spend with my granddaughter and how eating the right food for my body gives me the energy to run, play, and jump so I can keep up with her.

    • Emily says:

      Always grateful for my family, but especially this year for putting up with my med school-induced stress! Can’t wait to go home for Thanksgiving! Also grateful for you, Mel, for putting out these awesome cookbooks and helping us eat healthy! 🙂

    • Kelly Davis says:

      It’s my BIRTHDAY and I’m thankful for each day of my 45 years!

    • Laurel K says:

      I’m so grateful for my family and my health 🙂

    • Kell says:

      I am grateful for my family and friends. I struggle with maintaining a healthy dieting and choosing the right food, but I’m grateful to have to enough food, period. Happy thanksgiving!

    • Rolland says:

      I’m grateful that I’ve got friends who inspire me

    • Chelsea Kerschensteiner says:

      I’m grateful for friends and family who are continually supportive of me and motivate me to reach my goals.

    • Sara McCormack says:

      I’m grateful that paleo eating has completely changed my quality of life. I’m also grateful that I’m marrying a man that will also partner with me in this for the rest of our lives.

    • Marilyn says:

      So grateful for 3 generations that found this great way to eat and enjoy life. It keeps grammy healthy and involved!

    • Lauren says:

      I’m greatful for finding paleo and this community. It’s because of people like you and your site that I was able to learn all about paleo and better my health lose weight and feel amazing. This community has done more for me and I’m sure many others than the drs we have paid and trusted all our lives. Ty for sharing what has now made my life amazing. Xoxo

    • Carol says:

      I’m grateful for all the fun, entertaining things there are to do in life!

    • BikramJen says:

      I’m grateful for my seemingly newfound ability to find beauty in the present moment even when I’m mourning my past. I’m grateful for my amazing child, and for my animules (no, that’s not a typo). I’m grateful for my family, and for my friends who are part of a bigger family. I’m grateful for having realized that self-love is really, really important and deserves more than lip service. I’m grateful for the opportunity to try again every day. I’m grateful for your blog and for olive oil mayo and chocolate chili. Am grateful to realize I could keep going here! Thank you. 🙂

    • Jennifer says:

      I’m grateful for my doctor who told me about Whole 30 and Palio. I love my healthier lifestyle!

    • Skully says:

      I’m thankful for the internet. I know, that sounds totally dorky and lame, but I am. Why am I thankful for the internet? Because it’s allowed me to connect with people from my past; it’s allowed me to connect with a truly wonderful person who then happened to move to my city and help me make big steps in my (hopefully soon, total) recovery from life-halting anxiety; it’s helped me learn about various illnesses after being diagnosed and it’s helped me connect with others who also deal with them and therefore find a bit of comfort and strength and support; it’s helped me discover so much in the way of art/artists, philosophy, spirituality; it’s helped me find things that inspire me to create in my own life which is a wonderful, therapeutic, and glorious thing; it’s helped me learn more about health, nutrition, food, and it’s helped me find your blog, through Facebook- which is pretty effing spiffy. The internet, while it has its obvious downfalls, has also changed lives in a variety of ways, for the better. Mine included. Which is why I am grateful for it. 🙂

    • Amanda S. says:

      I am thankful that I have heat where I live; there are so many that do not!

    • Atticia Bundy says:

      I went to a holistic doctor after my regular doctor strongly recommended I have my thyroid removed. My new doctor said that I may still need to have my thyroid removed, but that I should stop eating gluten and wheat. She recommended a book on healing the immune system. I started exploring what else I should avoid eating. So, out of this scary situation, I’m so grateful that I discovered the Paleo lifestyle and I just started a Whole30 challenge today!

    • Lisa Stancil says:

      This is the most epic paleo giveaway I’ve ever seen!!! Soooo exciting, someone is going to be one happy well fed paleo junkie. So what am I thankful for right now? Probably a lot, actually! I’m thankful for my kitchen and for my ability to go in there and make delicious healthy things happen. I know a lot of people are incapable of making time to cook, so I am really lucky to be able to do that. YEs I work full time and never miss a CrossFit class–but I have very few other hurdles to keep me from giving myself nutritious delicious food. I’m also lucky to have my health, wonderful friends, a loving family, and a boyfriend who makes me feel special every day 🙂

    • J says:

      Right now I feel grateful to have a healthy family, a warm safe place to live, and the time and resources to keep working at improving our lives.

    • Katie says:

      I am grateful for my husband, my health, and my new job!

    • Yvonne Johnson says:

      I am grateful for a strong body that lets me move and lift. A healthy mind that let’s me think critically. A loving spirit that allows me to see the challenge in adversity. And mostly for an amazing family that lifts each other through the rough times.

    • marsha fields says:

      I am thankful for finding this lifestyle and being able to fulfill my mother’s death bed wish of me losing weight and being more healthy so I can live a longer healthier life than she did for me and my family. She passed away from pancreatic cancer at a young age of 64.

    • Haley Mills says:

      I am so thankful to have learned about the paleo diet. It has changed my life tremendously and has given me the opportunity to help people around me as well. I am blessed for this opportunity!!

    • Yolanda Kastner says:

      I feel really grateful right now because I have choices I can freely make. Like whether I want to eat paleo or not. I have the choice of eating healthy foods or not. And that’s compared to some people in the world where they don’t have access to basic necessities like food or clean water. Thank you for your motivation and your wonderful information! It keeps me going!

    • Tami M. says:

      I am thankful for beauty that surrounds me in my Central Oregon home. I am thankful for my loving family that lives far away, and for my “adopted family” of friends that live close by. I am thankful for a wonderful and supportive partner, and the unconditional love of my four-legged rescue doggy companion. I am also thankful for the two awesome cookbooks, Well Fed and Well Fed 2, for helping me totally rock my Whole145 challenge.

    • There are so many things but as Thanskgiving and Christmas approach, it’s so apparent how grateful I am to be able to eat as a choice. To choose to even have a Paleo Thanksgiving is quite a blessing and I consider myself lucky. It’s also so wonderful that I can invite someone over to share the day who would otherwise be home alone.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I am grateful for my wonderful family. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday (despite its questionable origin story), because it allows me to combine some of my favorite things: delicious food, great company and ample time for reflection. This year, I was having anxiety about the holiday because it’s the first year my siblings and I are doing separate dinners with my mom and my dad, but planning our menus and trying to ensure we have healthy options for everyone has gotten me back into the spirit and optimistic that this will be a positive, though different, celebration.

    • Olivia says:

      I’m grateful for a four day holiday from work, so that I can enjoy my family and try out some of the new recipies in Well Fed 2.

    • Alicia S says:

      I am grateful for better health this year thanks to gluten-free and sugar-free eating, amazing and supportive paleo cooking resources and that my family allows me to bring my ‘weird’ gluten free/sugar free food items to share at Thanksgiving. This year the biscuits, veggie dish and 1 dessert are all made by me with fresh ingredients & all healthy!

    • Sinclair S. says:

      I am thankful for finding your first cookbook. For someone that doesn’t like to cook, this has shown me that it can be done easily. Can’t wait to check out the WF2.

    • Lisa says:

      I am extremely grateful for finding the paleo lifestyle and getting my health back! I am also thankful for having a husband who is willing to maintain this lifestyle with me, because doing it on my own would be so much harder. Eating this way has literally changed my life. In less than a year and a a half, I am completely off all of my medications, including two cancer class drugs, several immunosuppressants, and high doses of prednisone. Life is good!

    • Hilary Jones says:

      I am so very thankful for people and blogs like yours. A couple months ago I was struggling with stomach problems, you name it I had it, then I came across the Paleo Diet and the Whole30 Program and adapted some of these techniques and it not only helped me a ton but I am finally returning to my normal self again and I can’t tell you how thankful I am for that (not to mention with your recipes it makes it so easy!).

    • I am thankful for my beautiful healthy children who are amazingly open to trying new foods. They take some persuading sometimes but I am blessed. I know people whose kiddos eat only hotdogs or only lunchables lol. I’m glad I don’t have to battle that.

    • Karen says:

      I am truly grateful that my boyfriend, who just 4 months ago didn’t feel the need to spend extra money on organic food, has finally come around to point of eating paleo all on his own!! He feels so much better and noticed so many positive changes in his body. Not to mention.. It’s a lot easier when you don’t have cheat foods laying around!

    • Anne says:

      I’m thankful that after five months of being “Well Fed” my parents have both reversed their Type 2 Diabetes and are off all meds, my husband is off blood pressure and cholesterol meds, I’m off asthma meds, and my kids are healthier and happier than ever. Thanks for helping us find our health through excellent food.

    • Tina says:

      Very grateful for my family and friends, and especially my boyfriend who has been crossfit-ing with me since March of this year. He’s been a champ taste testing all the paleo recipes I try 🙂

      Eating paleo has pretty much eliminated a lot of the digestive issues I used to have. So yes, I’m very grateful for the paleo lifestyle.

    • Laura says:

      I am grateful that I have the luxury to choose what I eat, and that I can afford fresh, healthy food.

    • Lisa says:

      I’m grateful to live and work in a wonderful city.

    • Sara says:

      I am grateful for God, my husband and son and that I am grateful to find Paleo so that I can live a healthy long life with my family.

    • Joanie Funderburk says:

      I am grateful for family, friends, health, and happiness. Life is good!

    • Sarah says:

      I’m thankful for good health and family!

    • Alexa Reeves says:

      I am greatful for my health and my family and my rescue dogs that I can give a better home to.for friends that support me and life. <3

    • Nikki says:

      I am greatful for finally finding a way of eating that makes me feel good, happy, and so proud of myself. I am 26 and started at 230lbs and really down on myself and in denile. Now I absolutely love cooking and trying new paleo recipies. I’m thankful for all of those who publish their recipies in books and online. And I’m grateful that now when I go to work and teach my 10 very active special edu 4 yr olds, I am now gaining back the energy they require and the ease of being able to get up and down off the floor. I am so grateful at how happy I now am and how much I love eating paleo, how good my body feels, and how excited I now am in the kitchen! It’s not only helped at home but at work too and I’m so grateful how eating paleo has changed my life!

    • Kevin says:

      I am thankful for so much… My family and to be husband. A way of eating that has been healing and restored my life and aided in losing over 100 lbs. Being employed and living out on my own. Life is a gift and I’m really beginning to see that.

    • Sonja says:

      I’m thankful of all the healthy eating friends I have made on the Whole30 journey. I feel more connected to healthy eaters than I ever have. I’m also thankful for your meatballs in Well Fed 2.

    • Christine Becerra says:

      I am grateful for this amazing journey of love, patience, fulfillment and surprise that is raising my spirited, young daughter.

    • Heidi says:

      I’m grateful my Pilates instructor told me about whole30 and ISWF. We did a group whole30 in January and I have been eating paleo every since. The whole30 lead me to you and I purchased your first cook book – love it!

    • Carla Ferner says:

      I’m thankful for all that God has given me. I truly need nothing more but would be grateful for these prizes should I win!

    • Lisa H. says:

      I am grateful for each and every day. It’s always a new opportunity to enjoy the people and things (including food) that bring me such joy.

    • Renee Kirkendall says:

      I am so ever grateful for trying a 30 day Paleo Challenge, that is now in its 7th month! I love the new lifestyle and after a glowing review at the doctors with weight loss, blood work and cholesterol numbers I am hooked!

    • Laurie S. says:

      I am grateful for my beautiful family & friends that have been on this amazing journey called LIFE!!! LOVE LIFE 🙂

    • Jennifer lessard says:

      I feel graduate for everyday that I get to walk this earth.

    • Christopher says:

      I just started the paleo diet less than a month ago. It is always nice to find food I can eat and people to talk to about lessons learned.

    • Barbara Simmonds says:

      My Health!

    • marianne taylor says:

      I’m greatful that I started the journed of whole30. 3 years ago. What a journey!!! Would have never learned about Melissa and excellent food. Just gave my sister the “paleo for dummies book!! Thank you Melissa

    • Karrin says:

      Thankful for a brother and his now fiancee who helped us get our feet wet with Paleo last Thanksgiving; for a daughter who did a whole 30 challenge with me this summer; and for a wonderfully supportive husband and family who are willing to try anything at least once! It’s a fabulous journey!

    • Sooz says:

      I am grateful for the dedication of the leaders in the Paleo community, such as yourself, who are so generous with your time and have the desire to help others. After 4 long years of searching, I finally feel like I am on the right track to healing myself and hopefully feeling better. I spend countless hours educating myself through your blogs/websites/posts and books. I am so grateful. I hope to experience the transformation in my life and give back to others when I am feeling well again.

    • Brandi Conrad says:

      I am grateful to have discovered Paleo living in my 30s & that I can influence my parents & my child with healthy lifestyle choices to live long & productive lives by taking care of their bodies with exercise & the right foods.

    • Lisa says:

      I am grateful for the eye-opening experience the whole30 provided, the great strides my household has made ridding itself of processed foods, added sugars, and harmful ingredients, feeling better, stronger and healthier – a gift that I can keep forever

    • Lori Rill says:

      I am grateful that my daughter is having a good year on exchange in Europe and that I am finally starting to get a handle on my sugar issues.

    • Meghan Smith says:

      I am thankful for my good health, my new husband, my supportive family and that I am gainfully employed!

    • Nicki says:

      I am grateful for the opportunity to have learned about the effect of the foods we eat on our bodies, the friends that introduced me to this lifestyle and the Well Fed cookbook (which i use A LOT–my egg foo young is to die for), and for my job which allows me the ability to pay more for the good healthy food. Thank you.

    • Monique jacques says:

      Im grateful for all the peole who support me eating paleo, even though dont eat the same way.

    • Tara says:

      I am grateful my path to wellness has led me to soon donate my kidney to a friend and fellow Crossfitter. I passed the medical evaluation with gold stars thanks to eating paleo (special thanks to WF and Whole30!) and doing CrossFit. It took me 37 years before I figured out that eating REAL food makes all the difference in the world and every day I am thankful for my health and honored I can soon help another person live a longer and better life.

    • Megan Stevens says:

      I’m grateful for my husband and four kids and the ability to provide real healthy food for them.

    • Devin Henry says:

      I am thankful to have a wonderful family, a gym that I can call home and a fridge that holds our families new recipes. We are still newbies to eating paleo but love the results we are seeing.

    • Clover says:

      I feel grateful right now for God’s Blessing on my life: 3 Healthy children, a Supportive husband and Energy filled life due to say Bye Bye to soda and sugary substance and Hello to Clean Eating and plenty of rest!!

    • Amy Matyas says:

      I am grateful for finding a new lifestyle and an exciting road to health. I am also grateful for the 2 best cookbooks (Well Fed and Well Fed 2) in the world! Every recipe has been outstanding; can’t wait to try every single recipe!

    • Victoria Jekielek says:

      I am grateful for my loving, supportive family. Also for my boyfriend, who eats all of my cooking experiments, no matter what.

    • Alana says:

      I’m thankful for all the wonderful people (such as yourself) who are sharing the “good food word” and that the message reached me!

    • Linda S says:

      I am SO thankful for my husband and my girls who are amazing gifts from the Lord to me! I am grateful to Jesus for all of His blessings in my life, especially eternal life.

    • Kimberly says:

      What makes me feel grateful right now…it’s a long list! I’m constantly counting my blessings because the family I have, especially my husband and son, are always here for me and mean so much to me. I’m grateful I get to help my dad come back to a healthy lifestyle after his heart surgery set him back. I’m grateful my Grandmother is still with us, and still shares stories of her life and what my Grandpa was like. I’m grateful I get to wake up in a warm bed, and eat good food, because it hasn’t always been warm and there hasn’t always been food. I’m grateful for ISWF, and the whole9, because it opened up a whole new world of how to live! 🙂 just thankful for it all!

    • Karri says:

      I am so grateful for the humor in your cook books! I don’t really *love* cooking, but I do love to laugh so it helps! I’ve tried a few other paleo cookbooks and Well Fed is by far my favorite. Can’t wait to try my first Well Fed 2 recipe!

    • Robyn Koch says:

      I’m grateful for the ability to make choices. Whether these choices are about what I eat, wear, participate in, where I live, who I share my time with, etc., I’m blessed with a sound mind to be able to make decisions and have the freedom to make and follow through with them. Without choices, I would’ve never had the opportunity to help make a difference in others’ lives or choose positive healthy options for my family and myself. I’m grateful to be able to choose to be so.

    • Darcie says:

      free time to spend with all my family makes me most grateful!

    • Cristina says:

      I’m grateful for the ability and the support to change my life, get my health back and the self-control it takes. After many weeks of debate/nervousness, I finally enrolled in Crossfit and convinced a friend to go with me. I’m beyond excited to see the changes in my body from Crossfit and eating a Paleo diet.

    • Stefanie Sopotnick says:

      I’m soo thankful for discovering paleo/primal and all the wonderful bloggers and writers that teach me so much about helping my family’s health!

    • Renee says:

      I am greatful for finding the paleo community and sharing the world of paleo with friends and family.

    • Maurice says:

      I’m so grateful for my awesome family and friends, my health and vitality, to be young, realizing at such an early age that my purpose in life is to persevere, the journey ahead along with the daily struggle, to continue to be the strongest version of myself, and the delicious food that is available to us all 🙂

    • Annette says:

      This has been a year of major upheaval in my life – all for the better. I conquered so many hurdles with the support of my friends; for them I’m so grateful.

    • Renee Mote says:

      I am thankful for my husband’s supportive presence and behavior since I began eating Paleo Sept 15. He tries whatever I cook and when he is not eating on plan, he doesn’t eat in front of me.

    • Jodi H. says:

      I am thankful that I finally found a solution to virtually eliminate the pain I had been living with for so long. I will eat paleo for the rest of my life. Thank you for making it easy for me to find/make great paleo eats!

    • Annette says:

      Your original WellFed Cookbook carried me through my first Whole 30 and the first few months after my celiac diagnosis. I continue to use your cookbooks every week and my husband says I’m a better cook now than when we were eating the standard American diet. I give you the credit for that 🙂 Thanks for being brilliant!

    • Sandra says:

      I am thankful for access to knowledge. Without this I would not be on a path to better health. I am thankful for learning about the benefits of a paleo lifestyle and how this contributes not just to my health today but to disease prevention in the future. I am thankful that I can choose to reject the mainstream cultures attempt to force-feed me consumerism and quick-fix pharmaceuticals. Thank you for not being afraid to be a leader and bringing this alternative lifestyle to those willing to grow.

    • Leslie says:

      I am SO thankful that food is medicine. We can make the choice to supply this medicine to our pain-filled bodies. I am thankful for Well Fed for making this so DO-ABLE!

  • Sharon Abraham says:

    Wow, what a prize! I’m grateful that my husband learned about Paleo eating 2+ years ago and we made the switch. The health difference for me is huge. I can’t imagine ever eating differently again. Our copy of Well Fed is so well-loved, pages are falling out. WellFed2 will be under the tree this Christmas, for sure!

  • Ashley says:

    I’m grateful for all the supportive people in my life. It’s easy to forget how important and helpful that support is… Especially when you’re making tough choices and setting hard goals.

  • Emily says:

    I’m so thankful for all the paleo bloggers like you who helped me become healthy again and “chefy” and happy!

  • Jessica says:

    This is amazing! I am grateful for my improving health, my family, finding love again, the sunshine and the beach, my unconditional kitty love, and so much. Thank you!

  • Megan says:

    I’m so grateful for you! Thanks for providing me so many delicious new ideas for paleo cooking. May the kitchen NEVER be boring. I’ve now bought 4 copies of WF2 (tis the gifting season!)

  • Lisa says:

    Currently I am grateful for a roof over my head and heat in my home. It is almost winter and there are so many people without basic necessities, we sometimes forget how fortunate we are.

  • Kristin Coyne says:

    I’m grateful for my family and friends.

  • lucia says:

    I am grateful for my non-paleo family. They support me wholeheartedly and are soooo good to me!

  • Jan Rose says:

    I love Well Fed 2 and I’m so grateful to be learning about this way of eating while my kids are 8 and 9 so that they have a chance at a healthy adult life!

  • Carla W. says:

    Just grateful for my life, my kids and my hard-working husband 🙂

  • Susan says:

    I’m grateful that I found out about Paleo eating which has made such a difference for our family’s health. And for your mayo recipe — I just LOVE it!

  • Lisa says:

    I’m grateful for a wonderful family. And 2 kids willing to do a 15 day paleo challenge.

  • amanda rowland says:

    I am just greatful to be alive. I have had a horrible pregnancy complicated by life threatening conditions. I am almost to the end and I am thankful the baby and I are both going to be ok.

  • Erin says:

    Grateful to see some family that I normally don’t spend thanksgiving with. And stretch pants.

  • Jackie says:

    I am grateful for my health and the health of my family! I’m also grateful for the delicious recipes you’ve published so they eat well and don’t even know it!

  • Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    My children and my husband!

  • Michelle Meehan says:

    I was vegetarian and now paleo due to a thyroid disease so I am Super Thankful to blogs like your’s that helped me to learn and both your cook books which I LOVE and has helped me tremendously in this new life path I’ve taken.

  • Jenna savall says:

    Holy awesome giveaway! Woo hoo! I am beyond grateful for my health(thanks to Paleo) and the fact that even though I am thousands of miles away from my family I still get to spend Thanksgiving with my future family, my future inlaws. I’m a lucky girl!

  • Maida Ference says:

    I’m grateful for my health, my sobriety, my faith and my family. I used to be what was deemed “super morbidily obese.” I’ve lost 150#, practice Bikram yoga and can be present. I am grateful to fit in a go-cart with my child, to be able to see the world with them without having to sit down to catch my breath, to model to them a healthy lifestyle and self care, because I know they learn how to treat themselves by how we treat ourselves. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Amanda says:

    I have so many things…health, family, friends, great vacations. Aren’t we all so lucky?! Thank you for all you do!!!!

  • Shannon Johnson says:

    I am grateful for all the fabulous recipes you have provided my family with. And all the knowledge you have shared. My family is so much healthier thanks to you.

  • Jeremy Rosen says:

    I’m grateful for my health and physical ability to do CrossFit. It’s my birthday! Well Fed 1 was my first paleo cookbook!

  • Luanne M says:

    I’m grateful for clean water and fresh food. So many people on this Earth don’t have access to either. I have a good job that pays me well enough to afford a roof over my head and food on the table. I have a vehicle that runs. Most importantly, I have people who love me and whom I love. Life doesn’t get much better than that.

  • Sheila M says:

    I am thankful that my Mother at age 80 is willing to change her diet to gluten free, and more natural/whole foods, so that she will feel better, also that my cousin will do the same and is already feeling better after a week. Thanks for all the information, bloggers like you give to us to allow us to live longer and to give us the tools to pass on the information.

  • Carmen N says:

    Bought WELL Fed in pdf over a year ago. SO exciting to change my eating habits with the delicious recipes. When I ordered Well Fed 2, I treated myself to a paper copy of the original as well. Love the photos and the care put into each item. You make good eats so fun Melissa. Thanks!

  • Felecia says:

    I am grateful that people are willing to share paleo recipes so I can try new things all the time, particularly with being on the AIP. 8)

  • Cheryl says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends!

  • Blayne says:

    I’m grateful for my health (thanks to Paleo) and my awesome son!

  • Jen Millerd says:

    I’m grateful that I’m no longer in pain so intense it would take my breath away. I keep my ulcer and celiac in check by eating clean!

  • Jessica B says:

    I am grateful for my ability to cook. Growing up, most of my meals came from highly processed sources. The paleo diet helped me learn the difference between real food and all of the other junk that is pushed onto us by large corporations.

  • Rachel R says:

    I am grateful for my family!

  • I am grateful for my family and my friends they support me no matter what. They encourage my eating habits even on thanksgiving. I am the only one who eats paleo. They even will try anything that I attempt to make on my own without a recipe guide!

  • Kristina says:

    I am grateful for the many opportunities I have been given and my children.

  • Diane Ness says:

    I am first and foremost eternally grateful for my supportive husband. He’s followed along with me on first going gluten-free, then primal. I’m thankful for my improving health and weight loss. I’m thankful for my two healthy adult children. And lastly, all the wonderful support and information in the paleo/primal community.

  • Caitlin says:

    I am grateful for this incredible community that comes together to support one another!

  • Pam says:

    I thankful for my beautiful family and friends. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Melissa!

  • Jessica says:

    I’m grateful that my best friend is awesomeness incarnate and that the month long migraine seems to have finally broken. Two different sort of “gratefuls,” there, but still the ones uppermost on my mind at the moment. 🙂

  • Stephen Ness says:

    I’m grateful to still have a roof over our heads, being a lot more healthier than we were a year ago, and for my loving wife.

  • Shannon says:

    I am grateful to be alive and well!

  • Karen Harris says:

    I’m grateful for a community that continues to support my prefered good choices. It allows me to present delicious goods to my family, on well thought out, well tested recipes.

    This book is my Christmas gift to many this year!!

  • Dakota says:

    I’m grateful for my health. I was in a serious car accident recently and luckily I walked away with only a few injuries. I’ve come to appreciate my family and friends more than I ever have. I’m thankful that this accident was able to be something somewhat good and afforded me the opportunity to take stock of all the wonderful things I have in my life.

  • Melanie B. says:

    Right now I am grateful for the time and ability to educate myself and change the way I eat as I adapt to a new chapter in my life that requires my mindfulness.

  • Minda says:

    On this cold Austin day I’m grateful for heat, our fireplace, and the chicken and veggies I’m roasting in the oven!

  • Donna Thompson says:

    I’m grateful that things finally clicked with my husband – vegetable oil is bad, grassfed is good, etc. It makes shopping and cooking together fun again!

  • stephanie s says:

    I am grateful for the strength and ability to teach my daughter a better way to live.

  • Yahaira says:

    After being sick for two years and not knowing why, I changed my diet a year ago and haven’t looked back. I’m grateful to be able to go on my morning runs, to spend quality time with my husband, and just generally feeling alive.

  • Joanne says:

    I am grateful for all the diet resources for good health,not prescription medication like most modern medicine Drs. would prescribe.
    I Love Well Fed and hope to add 2 to my collection!

  • Tammy says:

    I am super grateful for my family and all of their support.

  • Julia says:

    I am grateful for my life. Three High school classmates have died in the past year from various things and it really brought focus to the fact that we just never know how much time we have left and should be thankful every day that we are still here.

  • Christina says:

    I am grateful for my family most of all. My parents are getting up there (my dad turns 80 the day after Thanksgiving, and his health is failing rapidly) and I am thankful for every single moment that he is still in my life. I am also grateful for adversity, for that is what reminds us to appreciate what we have!

  • Barbara Paquin says:

    I’m grateful that Melissa wrote her cookbooks, so I can benefit from her knowledge and her awesome recipes!

  • MJ says:

    I’m grateful for the support & patience of my non-paleo DH (&his parents who we visit at the holidays) as I’ve over the years gone from vegetarian to gluten free and now paleo in trying to improve my health & performance

  • Keri Wilston says:

    Thank you for such an awesome giveaway and for the chance for us all to reflect and be thankful. It’s difficult to pick one thing to be thankful for so I’m going to go with one word that describes so much…..Simplicity….I am thankful for the simple, every day things that bless my life. Hugs from my boys, cuddling with my cat, a phone call from my mom, and most recently the paleo lifestyle…nothing like fresh, creamy paleo mayo I’ve made myself. Thanks again, Melissa for the cookbooks and your website. Xoxo

  • Annie says:

    I’m thankful for the military and the adventure of a life it allows us to lead!

  • Becky K says:

    I am grateful for my family and friends, for the love and support I receive for all my “crazy” ideas, and for my new lifestyle of paleo and crossfit. 🙂

  • Jennifer G says:

    I’m grateful that through daily exercise and following a paleo diet, I’ve lost 50 pounds in the last year and have significantly improved my lab results. I’m grateful for my family who appreciate my paleo cooking, for Well Fed and Well Fed 2 cookbooks, and that I have a truly wonderful life.

  • Lauren says:

    An amazing husband, beautiful kids, new baby in the family, wonderful family and great friends…new & old. So much to be grateful for!

  • Emily T. says:

    I’m grateful for the sense of community that I have newly discovered during this past year.

  • Joan says:

    I am grateful for a new start every day. Making changes can sometimes be difficult and I sometimes backslide. Knowing that each day is a fresh start helps me stick to my path.

  • CaitC says:

    I’m grateful for a supportive husband who, even though he hates veggies, helps me cook paleo dinner every night with rarely a complaint (he does insist that no matter what I call it, cauliflower is still cauliflower). A supportive spouse and family makes all the difference in this lifestyle

  • Ramona Beyuka says:

    I am grateful for my amazing mother who is always supportive of me, and although she doesn’t eat paleo goes out of her way to make sure I have plenty to eat when I am around. I almost overeat when I am at her house! Thanks Mom, for everything you do for me!

  • Jessica Todora says:

    I am grateful for finding the paleo lifestyle and crossfit. In the past 3 months I’ve made changes to my body I didn’t think possible. I am stronger, leaner and more comfortable in my own skin. But the best is I’ve been able to take my health back into my own hands. I’ve been able to get off my diabetes medicine. My numbers are perfect and my blood work is proof that this way of eating can and will change your life! I am forever grateful for making the first step to regaining my life!

  • Olivia says:

    Today I am grateful for my mother and sister–they will be watching my son while I go back to teaching next week! YIKES! I am so grateful he will be with people who love love love him!

  • Lauren says:

    I am super grateful for my healthy, sweet, and adorable six-week old daughter!

  • Melissa Lux says:

    I have such gratitude for my friends. They are my chosen family and I love them even more than bacon.

  • ZuzanaH says:

    I’m grateful for a strong, healthy body; some quiet time to prepare yummy food; and especially for my hubby who supports me in all my crazy ventures.

  • Emily Elise says:

    I am grateful for parents who have put up with my diet changes and are starting to join me in the pursuit of health.

  • Michele Costigan says:

    I feel grateful for each new day I have and all the wonderful people in my life who support me in my recovery and healing.

  • Heather says:

    I am grateful that I found Paleo, and thru additional reading, found your site. I have learned so much in the last 2 years, regarding food and how much it affects my body. While I am still a work in progress, I am grateful that sites like yours are here to remind me just why this way of eating is so much better for me. Oh, and your recipes rock!

  • Linda S says:

    I’m grateful for my family and being able to feed them healthy food.

    Love both of your books 🙂

  • Kristie says:

    Right now I am grateful that the challenges in my life thus far have taught me to appreciate what I have and especially who I have in my life. I’m fortunate to be blessed with the love and friendship of amazing, kind, compassionate people who support me and my choices.

    And Paleo hot cocoa. Mmmm.

  • michelle says:

    I am super grateful for my and my family’s health. We are very lucky to have it. (:

  • Shannon says:

    I’m grateful for family… My new baby son, wonderful husband, and awesome extended family who support us all.

  • Anne says:

    Oh my… is that open to people on the other side of the Atlantic? I’d sure love me some of all that!
    I’m grateful that even though we don’t have thanksgiving in Europe, I still get to make cranberry turkey meatballs and mashed sweet potatoes for dinner ^_^
    (and garlicky greens… that Melicious sure earned her nickname! :o)

  • Lane says:

    I am grateful for the past year, which has led to wonderful changes in my life physically, mentally, and emotionally. I am grateful for my supportive boyfriend who is willing to grill, sautee, or bake any recipe I throw his way and is patient enough to teach me and give me pointers along the way, too. I am grateful for my sister who introduced me to paleo eating in the first place and endured my criticism and snarky remarks before I took the plunge, too. I am also grateful for my mother who has been researching paleo Thanksgiving recipes, so my sister and I feel comfortable indulging during the holidays. Because of supportive people like them and delicious recipes (like my favorites in WF and WF2), I am happier and healthier than I have ever been and my entire well-being has benefitted as a result.

  • Cindy says:

    I feel grateful for having a job. Parts of it I don’t like, but my best friend just lost hers. Perspective is everything.
    I feel grateful for my husband’s health. 2 years ago he was miserable-and a few weeks out from having spinal fusion surgery.
    I feel grateful for my son’s health. 2 1/2 years without a seizure.
    I feel grateful for my health, too. I’ ve lost some weight.. a lot more to go, but at least I haven’t yo-yo’d back up.

    What a great contest!

  • Jennifer S. says:

    First and foremost, I am grateful for my health and the health of my little family. I will forever be grateful to my husband for supporting me in staying home with your son.

  • Linda Smith says:

    I’m grateful that I didn’t die 2 and a half years ago when I got septicaemia from undiagnosed gallstones blocking my Common Bile Duct. Since then I’ve turned my life around – lost 4 stones, got into the best shape of my life, eat clean & qualified as a PT. Best of all I’ve become part of a great local fitness community through which I’ve found new friends and a way to involve my husband and children in this new side of my life. So many plans to make happen and adventures to have – I am truly blessed.

  • Kimberly says:

    Thankful for life, family & friends. And chocolate.

  • Sarah says:

    I am most grateful for the few days I had with my mom before she passed away. They will forever be the most meaningful days of my life. Within them came the gift of realizing what really matters in life. Truly grateful.

  • I am thankful for my sister, who is the best friend I could ever ask for and who gave em the gift of the best nephew ever. My boyfriend who is my forever cheerleader and trainer and best partner I could ask for. For my parents who are endlessly supportive and let me pursue my dreams/whims. And for my brother and cute puppy- for adding humor and furriness to my life.

  • Lauren P. says:

    I am grateful for my happy, healthy family who love and support me–especially my fantastic husband!

  • Melody says:

    I am so grateful that there are family and friends that support our quest for better health…and for folks who come up with great recipes to further help us eat well! love the cookbooks Mel.

    from another Mel.

  • Dawn says:

    I am grateful for all the paleo resources, especially this blog, Well Fed and Whole 9, that help me to enjoy yummy, nutritious foods and discover interesting new meals!

  • Manette Gutterman says:

    I am grateful for my health and family!

  • Megan A says:

    I am grateful to have found CrossFit and Paleo/Primal eating. I’m blessed with strength and a level of health that I didn’t think I would see again

  • Lauren says:

    I’m thankful for health & happiness.

  • Mary Ellen says:

    I am grateful that I found the Whole30. That was a spring board to educate myself about food and my body. I am so very grateful that I have been learning this before I become a mother. My children will be fed & taught differently. I am grateful that my husband is supportive and encouraging!

  • Kate says:

    I am tremendously thankful that I can still do all that is necessary to show my son what is good about life!

  • Jen says:

    I’m grateful that my husband and I live in a wonderful environment where farmers’ markets are abundant, the weather is beautiful most of the year, he’s able to work from home doing what he loves, and I can keep us on track regarding our health and other aspects of our lives. We feel very fortunate and never want to take it for granted or forget where we came from.

  • Brittany Guillory says:

    I am grateful for my family- the nephews, siblings, parents and aunts and uncles that I won’t be able to see this Thanksgiving. They will be with me in spirit this year. Also, I am grateful to have a body that works so hard to keep up with me and that although not “perfect” is amazing.

  • Michele McLendon says:

    I’m grateful for Jenny Craig not sitting well in my system and leading me to find the paleo lifestyle and CrossFit almost 3 years ago! Both have changed my life! BTW, lots of changes at CFA these days. 🙂

  • Kristin kittle says:

    I’m thankful for finally getting a pediatrician (integrative med) that acknowledges and treat my daughters neurological speech disorder, childhood apraxia of speech. He’s also helped us go gluten and dairy free due to discovering our intolerances. It’s amazing how much better we feel.

  • marty says:

    Grateful for the internet and all the great resources available!

  • I am grateful for your wonderful cookbooks, recipes, and general awesomeness! I am grateful for a happy and healthy family. I am grateful for snow! Let it SNOW!

  • Jeni C says:

    I’m so grateful for such a kind and knowledgeable paleo/primal community. I feel so lucky to have access to awesome bloggers, authors, and doctors!

  • Kristin says:

    I’m grateful for all the little pieces that come together to make a pretty great life.

  • Lori Warren says:

    I am forever grateful for the innocent, unconditional love of children.

  • Hannah says:

    I’m grateful for having such a loving and amazing guy in my life who allows me to be healthy and non judging for my cheat days when all I want is ice cream. He is always willing to give my paleo cooking a try. He actually bought me my first paleo cookbook which was Well Fed. Thanks for all that you do!

  • Natheena says:

    I am thankful for my sweet child that although is autistic has embraced the Paleo lifestyle. She even helps keep me on track 🙂

  • Erin says:

    I am grateful for finding the bravery to finally put myself first and becoming the healthiest and strongest I have ever been, as well as being a motivator for my husband to improve his fitness as well!

  • Michelle says:

    I am grateful, always, for my two wonderful 4 year olds who never stop teaching me about life! And for discovering paleo and how it’s helped me love my body again.

  • Victoria says:

    I’m grateful for having good friends and being in good health!

  • Martine says:

    I’m greatful did freinds and family who go out of their way to make sure I can eat well! And doubly greatful for tonight’s Friendsgiving!

  • Geri says:

    Today in particular I’m very grateful for the unconditional love of my closest friends, without which I can’t imagine life.

  • Katie Raddatz says:

    Like many comments before me, I am so grateful to have found Paleo/Primal/Whole 30. What started as an effort to lose weight has turned into a way of taking care of myself that has created an abundance of other healthy changes. For the first time in my entire life I put myself first. This way of eating has not only changed the way I eat but it has completely changed the way I see myself. I see myself as a more confident, autonomous, balanced and strong woman. My goals are less about losing weight, now. They’re more about treating myself the way I would treat my most loved friends. That’s because this “diet” taught me how to make friends with myself.

  • Tamra Wysocki-Niimi says:

    I am so grateful for your recipes! And for learning that when I eat Paleo, I feel so much better — more energy, better sleep, clearer skin, and fewer migraines. Thanks so much for your inspiration and instruction, Melissa!!

  • Lindsay says:

    I’m grateful for an amazing family, a roof over my head and at this very moment a warm dog cuddling with me.

  • Janine says:

    Too long a list, really. But on the food and health level? I’m really grateful to have learned about soup for breakfast!

  • Holly Rogers says:

    I am thankful for being able to spend the holidays with people I love.

  • Emily says:

    I am grateful for local farmers and those of us who are “voting with our dollars” to support the hard work that they do to provide fresh, local, sustainable, healthy food.

  • Vivian M says:

    I’m grateful for my parents and my paleo eating boyfriend who showed me the right way. I’m also thankful for my life, my friends and family, because I honestly don’t know where I’d be without them.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I am grateful that we don’t just get one shot at health. There is always the hope of another day filled with good choices.

  • Karen Coar says:

    I am grateful for discovering Whole 30 and that my husband and I have been eating Paleo for 10 months now. It’s changed everything in our lives for the better.

  • Erica says:

    I am grateful for so much right now. My increased health, thanks to
    Paleo; my amazing partner; my increasingly challenging (in a good way) job; my family; my friends.. Everything in my life is wonderful right now. 🙂

  • Janna says:

    I am grateful that I learned about the paleo lifestyle, and that I have the knowledge to make the right decisions to keep myself and my family healthy, happy and enjoying life!

  • Christine says:

    I am grateful for the cold air in my lungs that has recently descended upon San Antonio, Texas. The cold air reminds me of early morning basketball practices in middle/high school and symbolizes my resilience to the changing “seasons” in life (and the weather!).

    Life is so good!

  • Carla says:

    I am grateful for you sharing your story and giving us such wonderful tips and recipes that make Paleo eating easy and a.pleasure!

  • Beth says:

    I am grateful for all the information and support I can find online as I start my paleo journey. Also, for being able to spend Thanksgiving with my family.

  • Clara Yori says:

    I am grateful for my health and perspective. I didn’t have my health for several years so I understand now how important it is. And I am grateful for the positive and fit people around me.

  • meghan says:

    I’m grateful that I get to see my family this week. It hasn’t been the easiest year for any of us, but I think this is a good time to be trying to turn everything around.

  • Margaret says:

    I am grateful for better health through good eating….and for great recipes!

  • Christopher Sorel says:

    my health and my kids health

  • valerie s. says:

    I’m grateful for my good health that I found by simply eating the right kind of foods. Our bodies are amazing healing machines and it’s never too late to begin the healing process.

  • Renee says:

    I am grateful for my family, my friends, my health, and the amazing support and guidance of people like you. And when I need a recipe for a potluck I’m going to on Wednesday, I can open my Well Fed 2 book and find a recipe for Turkey Cranberry Meatballs!!

  • Debbie says:

    I’m incredibly grateful that my husband and I found Paleo two years ago. We are now very healthy and are looking forward to many happy holidays with our grandchildren. I’m grateful for a family that gets Along and for God in all of our lives

  • Selvi s says:

    I’m so grateful for my family!!

  • Patty says:

    I’m thankful for the health of my family and for the information you and those like you put out to help me cook nutrient dense meals for them. Thanks!

  • Roberta says:

    I am grateful that in the last couple years I have learned that roasted brussels sprout and broccoli with sardines is one of the best things ever. And even more grateful that I am eating it right this minute!

    And really grateful for your cookbooks. Not only because I use them all the time, but because now giving gifts to people is easy!

  • Jamee Tate says:

    I am grateful for a job that I love and for being able to provide healthy meals for myself and my husband. For my husband and his tenacity to figure anything out. For my family living close by and always providing endless laughter. For my close friends and for the new friends I have made at Crossfit. For finding Paleo and all the benefits it has brought to my life.

  • Susan Christy says:

    Temps in the teens this week make me grateful for a roof over my head and heat in my house.

  • Lisa Gibson says:

    Right now I’m grateful that I’m learning how food affect our health. Starting to make changes in the way my teenage do and I eat. Very grateful for that wonderful teenage soon who still likes spending time with me as well.

  • Sue says:

    I am grateful for my close friends and family.

  • Kel says:

    I am grateful for my family, and my health. I am grateful for my yoga practice which has brought new joy to my relationships.

  • Frank says:

    I am greatful for my boys (1 and 3) and now having the energy to keep up with them.

  • Stephanie says:

    I’m thankful for my health, which is better than it’s been in years. I’m also thankful for my friends who have supported me along the way.

  • Mike says:

    Thankful for my good health, and all the good people I’m surrounded by.

  • blyger says:

    I am grateful for the strength of mind and body I have found through the Paleo community, Thank you!

    blyger

  • robyn says:

    i am grateful for my friends, who are always there for me. My family who loves me. the sun that makes me happy and warm. the bed i sleep in, the air i breathe. i am grateful for the life i am living.

  • Robin says:

    I’m grateful to be surrounded by healthy people and opportunities. It can be difficult to do it alone, but with so much positive support and resources, it makes it all a little easier.

  • Amanda says:

    Grateful for all the amazing Paleo and Ancestral Health bloggers out there! You all have made a huge impact on my life!

  • Claire says:

    I have so much gratitude for my learned ability to care for my family with a well stocked kitchen. I am grateful for our health and happiness and that we have enough to share with others.

  • Dominique says:

    Grateful for the opportunity to win this goody giveaway. (Reentering as a separate comment)

  • Heather says:

    I am thankful for all the great recipes in Well Fed and Well Fed 2 that make eating paleo so delicious!

  • Melani says:

    I am grateful to you Melissa for explaining the process of precooking for the week – no one ever broke it down like that before. I started eating Paleo last May and am grateful for how great I feel (and look) but I was starting to falter because I never really cooked before ( I just microwaved). I got Well Fed 1 and 2 and my first issue of the Paleo magazine two weeks ago on a shopping trip to Montana ( I am from Edmonton). I am grateful to all the Paleo people out there who willingly share their knowledge and encouragement. Thank you all

  • Isa says:

    Right now I am grateful that the sun is shining and that tomorrow I get to go home to visit my family and celebrate the holidays. I am guaranteed a week full of delicious food!

  • Katrina says:

    I am grateful that my husband recently got a new job that will enable us to move closer to family.

  • Susan says:

    I am thankful for the life saving help I have gotten from blogs and cookbooks like yours. It has been a rough year of health challenges that have led me here. So long to the “yeast beast” and SIBO. At 60 years young I am starting the way I cook all over. I need all the help and suggestions I can get. I am also thankful for the support of my family and friends. Could not do it without them.

  • Chasity Anderson says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends and that we have our health!

  • Tamara says:

    I’m grateful for an amazing fiancé that encouraged me to step into a crossfit box a year ago (and then begin eating paleo). He has been supportive by my side as we’ve begun our fitness/lifestyle journey since day one. Because of his support, we’re so much happier and healthier now and I love sharing our healthy lifestyle with all out friends and family.

  • christy says:

    I am grateful for my family and friends. As well as all of our good health 🙂

  • Ellen Pool says:

    Today I am thankful for a couple of things…for learning about Paleo after my Hashimoto’s diagnosis, and for awesome Paleo cooks like you (truly this is not meant to be a suck up…lol…I mean it 100% no matter if I win or not) that are making this journey a little easier 😉

  • Liz says:

    I’m grateful for friends and family! And a warm comfy home!

  • Julie says:

    I’m so grateful for the amazing Paleo bloggers who have helped me turn my life around through the power of free information!

  • Michelle says:

    I’m grateful for having amazing people and great food in my life, often at the same time!

  • Devyn Price says:

    I’m grateful for the Nerd Fitness community who has supported me in challenging myself to be better, healthier and happier.

  • Ruth says:

    I am grateful to have an awesome boss, who is covering my classes fdfor the rest of the fall semester so I can stay here in Texas after thanksgiving and take care of my mom.

  • Lori says:

    This year I’m really thankful for everything (after 37 edits to this post I’m going with “everything.”)!

  • Rebecca says:

    I’m grateful for this big life I share with my daughter and husband.

  • Janice says:

    I am thankful that I have the option to stay at home with my little ones and the flexibility to provide home cooked meals for them.

  • Joe Disch says:

    I’m thankful for my supportive family and friends, and for the freedom too many take for granted.

  • jen says:

    grateful for all i’ve learned through dis-ease. amazed at how much has changed for me since i started on this journey. also grateful for this contest – i love that you asked us to share what we are grateful for, so much more meaningful than clicking a bunch of like buttons. happy holidays!

  • Delphine Dor says:

    I am grateful for taking a chance on MYSELF and thinking I am good enough to make the change to switch to a whole 9, well fed kind of life. It has done wonders for my health, body and overall self esteem— not to mention rubbing off on everyone I meet… it’s like magic!!! Even if I don’t win anything, I just wanted to say thanks, for Well Fed and Well Fed 2. ~D.

  • Lisa says:

    I am grateful for freedom, a job, health and family. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Adrian says:

    I’m grateful for the folks who can compile such useful information into life-altering instruction manuals; such as Dallas & Melissa with “It Starts With Food”, which led me to “Melicious” and being “Well Fed” & “Well Fed 2”. (also grateful for amazon pre-order which allowed me to buy WF2 the instant I first heard about it!)

  • Rachel P. says:

    Gosh, how can I even narrow my gratitude list down enough to fit in this box? I finally nailed down the job of my dreams after years of “thanks, but no thanks” responses to my job search efforts. I have the health and energy to meet the demands of said dream job. I have an awesome husband. I have a warm, cozy roof over my head and a purring cat in my lap. I’m grateful for this life.

  • I’m grateful for all the wonderful paleo blogs out there, helping me to eat heathfully! Have a great holiday!

  • Cass says:

    Grateful I have a family

  • Jackie M says:

    I am grateful for my family – my parents and my brother and niece. I’m also grateful that my grandmothers still have their health and that my own health is improving daily – yes, thanks in part to a transition to paleo!

  • Sarah Nokleby says:

    I’m grateful for my good health and wonderful family. I’m also thankful that eating Paleo has changed the way I view food and weight loss. I’m no longer obsessed with eating low fat all the time. I just eat real food.

  • Kelly Seaton says:

    I’m just so grateful for my health, my husband and my children. Without those three I would have nothing. I can get by without a house, car, job etc. It’s my body and how it gets me through these days. My husband who’s support is unwavering. And my children who albeit drive me bonkers, I’m happy for those moments.

  • Donna Korytkowski says:

    I am so thankful that I’ve finally decided to make the changes necessary to improve my health. Doing so has improved EVERY aspect of my life, and has also inspired others to improve their health as well.

  • Angela says:

    Grateful to be pain free thanks to the paleo way, for my family, & that my husband’s faulty heart valve was caught in the nick of time & fixed by a very capable surgeon.

  • Rebecca says:

    i’m grateful for my health and the ability to live life to the fullest 🙂

  • Sue M says:

    I’m grateful for my dancer friends, for the ones I know I can simply walk into their arms and they will be happy to see me, and the dance will be amazing.

  • Claire says:

    I am grateful for my wonderful fiance, who has embarked on this Paleo journey with me this year!

  • Julia says:

    I am very grateful for our warm house, loving family, and our amazing health!

  • Catherine Griffice says:

    I am so very grateful that my Paleo lifestyle has given me back my good health and improved my outlook on life….at 72 years young!!

  • Niki says:

    I am grateful to have given birth to a healthy baby girl today ON MY BIRTHDAY! can’t ask for a better gift than that!

  • Sara Monroe says:

    I’m greatful for my health, and for the good health of those I love! It doesn’t last forever!

  • Stephanie H. says:

    I’m thankful for the health of my family.

  • Keith says:

    I’m grateful that a change in diet has allowed to live a better life and extend my years to see my 2 daughters grow up and live their lives as well. thanks to all those that publish and support this dietary lifestyle and share it with us all.

  • Jessie says:

    I am grateful for my growing family, seasonal tea flavors, and the opportunity to meet the two people who have most influenced my cooking (and by extension, my health) over the last few years: you and Nom Nom Paleo! So excited for her book release party!!!

  • Diane says:

    I am grateful for my wonderful husband and 4 awesome kids. I’m grateful that back at age 42, I was able to pull myself out of the pit of obesity and over the last 5 years have learned to eat in a healthier manner with clean, real food.

  • Catharina says:

    I am grateful for the safe arrival of my baby girl. She has turned my life upside down and I never thought I could feel so much love!

  • Tracy S says:

    I am grateful that because of Paleo, I no longer have chronic pain. And I’m thankful that Paleo food is good for you AND tastes good!

  • Blake Adams says:

    I am thankful for my copies of Well Fed and Well Fed 2!

  • Chavonne says:

    I am grateful for my families health. My older daughters ongoing stomach problems brought us to Paleo and it has been life changing. We all feel great and have more energy to enjoy life and good old family time:)

  • Kelly C says:

    Friends, family (4-legged ones included) and colleagues that inspire me to be better everyday. Part of that is treating my body right by eating right- your cookbooks rock!

  • Jennifer S. says:

    I’m grateful that I didn’t have any close friends or family lose their homes in last Sunday’s tornadoes in central IL.

  • Elsa says:

    Grateful for the sunrise spice blend that I’ll be using in my sweet potato casserole for turkey day.

  • Kaye says:

    I am grateful to have maintained my sense of curiosity into adulthood.

  • Marissa says:

    I’m grateful to have friends and family that support my crazy obsessions with crossfit, eating paleo and my dog Stella.

  • Monica Cline says:

    I’m thankful that I learned about Paleo because I am now living pain free and I have a lot of energy from all the good food. I am also thankful for WellFed. Your cookbook and approach to cooking has given me permission to use the spices I love. Now my family and I eat tasty and healthy food all the time. They don’t know they are eating Paleo, but they are full, satisfied and healthy. Ha!

  • I’m grateful for my family, friends, and inspirational fellow food bloggers. What an amazing giveaway! I have Well Fed 2 and love it!!

  • Kay says:

    I am grateful that I was able to convince my mum to give the whole 30 ago because I used WellFed2 to cook for us all. My whole household is now on day 14 looking through both Well Fed books for inspiration. Thank you Mel, I appreciate you.

  • Clare says:

    I’m grateful for all of the (many) opportunities I’ve been given & all the possibilities ahead. Each year, about this time, I start to think that next year will be ‘the year.’ And it always is-for that I’m grateful!

  • Karen says:

    I am thankful for my husband who has taking over the cooking to help me stay paleo through my pregnancy when I can’t bear to cook food. I am truly lucky to have married such a wonderful man.

  • KimW says:

    So many things to be thankful for but mostly health and family

  • Rachel Dixon says:

    I am very grateful to have finally scored a home and a job after a year of loss, unemployment, and other hardships. Looking up at my ceiling and being proud of everything I have had to overcome in order to have these simple gifts really puts my priorities in line.

  • Angela h. says:

    I am grateful for my husband, eight children, two son in laws, and my first grand baby on the way. And every single one of us has our health. I am so blessed!

  • Kristen Hushagen says:

    At this moment I am grateful for wool socks and a hot tea! Soothing and soul warming. 🙂

  • Brynda Fowler says:

    I am thankful for my health, my family, my life and my CrossFit family!

  • Celina Byrd says:

    I am thankful that I have the means to choose to eat healthy and I have access to healthful foods. Many around the world do not have this luxury.

  • CindyLuu says:

    I am grateful for my health.

  • Datsme says:

    I’m thankful for my SO who supports me in my paleo/eating endeavors. He calls me out (which I need) and carries all the groceries and is just generally awesome 🙂

  • I’m grateful that I’m 60 years old and Whole 30 has made me feel better and younger than I did at 50, or 40, for that matter. I’m also grateful for your five-spice ribs, Melissa! A go-to favorite all year round in our house.

  • Joan says:

    I am so grateful for my family,and all the people who I have leaned on for support as I walk the path to better health.

  • Monalisa says:

    I am grateful for taking the challenge of living abroad (I’m a Brazilian who moved to Seattle almost 4 years ago), and for all the changes that came with it. Here I met wonderful people, and learned a lot. I learned how to take good care of myself and the ones I love. I concluded my first whole 30 a month ago and I’m grateful that I had your books and blog to help me with it.

  • Melissa says:

    So thankful for both of your cookbooks, and a chance to restore my body to good health 🙂

  • Mary Beougher says:

    I am grateful for my family and all the knowledge I’ve gained over the last year about the paleo diet and how to keep them healthy. I am also grateful for the writers of great cookbooks like Well Fed that help me on the journey.

  • Jennifer says:

    Grateful for my family, good health, and happiness!!

  • Robyn Plantz says:

    I am thankful that Paleo has been a way to control my Diabetes and hopefully save my feet from amputation. My mother, uncle, and cousin all had amputations.

  • Pat says:

    I am grateful got all my blessings, especially my family!

  • Jacquie says:

    I am grateful that I have put myself first by learning how to eat to fuel my body. I have lost over 65 pounds this year by eating paleo and working out with kettlebells and I am pumped about regaining my health and confidence. I am also thankful for your support through your blog posts and cookbooks that give me healthy & delicious foods to make. 🙂

  • Vanessa says:

    I’m thankful for my family who never complains about being my paleo taste testers!

  • amy sennick says:

    I love both well fed and well fed 2. So much info and so many good recipes. Paleo eating make me feel so much better!

  • matthew Boylan says:

    I’m grateful for all of these oppurtunities to win items that I can’t really afford

  • Jenny says:

    I am grateful for my family,friends, and health. I feel so great after completing the WLC, which was much more delicious than I could have ever thought thanks to WF!

  • Jenn eats donuts says:

    I’m grateful for my loved ones who have been supportive of me and my endeavors to go back to school and to get healthy.

  • Amelia says:

    I’m grateful for loving to cook! and i have you to thank 🙂 i never cooked- never! until i read Well Fed. Your cookbook not only taught me how to cook, but also how enjoy it, how to experiment, and how to laugh it off when things don’t go as planned! SO, i’m grateful for YOU! and my husband is too 🙂

  • Kerry says:

    That all sounds amazing. I’m grateful for my frIends who are more like family that are always there to support, laugh, cry or share wine with.

  • I’m grateful for the free range turkey in my fridge right now, and grateful that since we have people coming over, the whole family helped clean the house!

  • Melissa says:

    I’m grateful for my daughter and my husband, for good friends, and for the health and hope a Paleo way of eating offers.

  • Eileen says:

    Congratulations! I’m grateful for so many things, but this week, I’m grateful for a new ability I’m practicing: letting go of anger quickly by repeating the following mantra: “The first act of war is defense. Can you see the other person’s point of view?” It’s like pricking a balloon, and I feel my anger dissolve away. It doesn’t mean I don’t get angry, but it doesn’t last as long. Here’s to inner peace!

  • Peggy says:

    I’m new to paleo (starting week 4 tomorrow) and I’m grateful for a husband who cooperated with my need to purge the cupboards, fridge, and pantry instead of just attempting to pass over those items on a daily basis while preparing meals. My willpower wouldn’t last long if temptation was close at hand!

  • Elaine Meier says:

    Thankful to have found Paleo (and your books) and my husband who may not get Paleo but ALWAYS checks with me first on how to make my part of a meal !

  • Jimmie says:

    Grateful that I found the paleo diet and the sites that allow me to further my cooking abilities and to stay informed of the paleo lifestyle.

  • Gloria T. says:

    I’m thankful for my amazing parents who take care of my 2 1/2 year old son everyday while I’m at work so that he doesn’t have to go to daycare.

  • maggie chen says:

    I am so very grateful to have everything in this world I need–a roof over my head, a loving husband, a loving family, a stable job. I am reminded every day of how blessed I am.

  • Sophie of Marseilles says:

    Thank you for this giveaway! I’m grateful for my close friends in my recent discover (thanks to you!) of the Paleo diet to reach a better health, even though some of them don’t follow/understand/approve this diet!

  • Canadace says:

    I am greatful for my boyfriend, friends and family, who are encouraging and supportive of this new Paleo lifestyle along with my new found love of CrossFit. He tells me how proud he is of me for sticking with and pushing through. I want this lifestyle to be engrained in me so in a few years when we have children we can lead by example and give them the healthy tools for their future! 🙂

  • Lara says:

    I am grateful for life…each day is an opportunity to grow, to learn, to eat well, and to laugh!

  • Sheri says:

    I’m grateful that eating paleo/Whole 9 may help w/ my many food allergies. Every day is better and my mind is more clear.

  • JennF says:

    I’ve been shopping for our Thanksgiving feast this weekend and I’m so, so thankful to live in an area where I can purchase 90% of what I eat from small, local farmers who care about their products as well as their customers.

  • Jennifer says:

    I am grateful for my larger than planned family (4 kids in 6 years, oh my!), and how willing they have been to (mostly) embrace thislifestyle. I have an amazing husband who supports me, and has began to do his own research into paleo, and it’s really starting to understand WHY I cook the way I do. I am also grateful for all the resources out there that make living a paleo lifestyle do much easier!

  • Colleen says:

    I’m grateful for the understanding that I need to put myself and my health first sometimes.

  • I am grateful for my family and good friends.

  • Bella says:

    I am mostly thankful for finally I am growing up 🙂
    And I now know there are things in life that are trully really important and stuff we have to learn to let go …. Thankfull for my beautiful crazy family …. My friends that keep me grounded when I lose my head in the clouds …thankful for my son who always meshes me laughso hard my belly hurts …. It’s miracle to see the world again through the eyes of a kid ….

  • Missy Olsen says:

    I am very grateful for the friends I have met through my CrossFit communities that have introduced me to the Paleo Lifestyle. I am very thankful that I can now control my anxiety (which I feel will one day go away forever) as well as feel better physically and mentally. I know I am heading down a path that will lead to long term health benefits not only for myself, but also for my future children.

    I am also very thankful for my supportive spouse who is also living the Paleo lifestyle and is my personal chef! He’s my rock in more ways than one!

  • Emily a says:

    I’m thankful for my healthy little son.

  • Jackie Nowak says:

    I am grateful for the fact that I can wake up each morning, to a wonderful family, a house with heat and good health.

  • Jenn says:

    I am extremely grateful for my continued health and family.

  • Mona Alaudhi says:

    I am grateful for my health and the health of my family. I am also grateful for being able to enjoy food and share it with those i love and care for.

  • Kymber says:

    I’m grateful for my wonderful family who loves me as I struggle with my health

  • Siobhan says:

    I’m grateful for today, my family, my cats, and my health.

  • Kris says:

    I’m of course thankful for my family, but I am also thankful for finding your blog, cookbooks and the Whole30. It literally has and is changing my life. I run a blog on it, and am also thankful for all that read it.

    I hope I can positively influence people like your blog has!

    http://whole360.blogspot.com

  • Candy says:

    im grateful for incredible friends. I met someone this year quite unexpectedly who has filled a spot in my life i never knew was empty.

  • Lydia says:

    Whee!

    I’m grateful that I made it through today’s session with my trainer. Man, sometimes he really pulls out a tough one and this one of those times! Squats, lunges, AND step-ups, all on the same day?

    *whimper*

    But I don’t pay him to go easy on me, so I suppose I’m also grateful that he’s such a fantastic trainer, who understands my limits but doesn’t let me slack because of them!

  • Mary-Anne says:

    I’m grateful for all the wonderful information that is shared and the very yummy recipes. 🙂

  • Adrienne says:

    I am thankful for the love and support of my family. I’m also thankful for my health.

  • Amy says:

    I am deeply grateful for the work you do, Mel…and I’m also profoundly grateful for my wonderful husband, Dave.

  • Alena M says:

    I am grateful for my growing family!

  • Kara says:

    I am grateful for bacon and avocados. Without them I wouldn’t survive. 🙂

  • Tracy says:

    I am grateful that for the first time in eight years, I am finally back to a healthy weight. And I am ache free. I am the healthiest I have been in a very long time. And I am so thankful for finding this series of cookbooks.

  • Megan B says:

    I’m thankful for the fact that it’s nearly winter right now, because I LOVE to ski! Plus the usuals: family I love, pooches that make me laugh, and my ever-patient spouse.

  • Emily says:

    Wow, what an AWESOME giveaway! Our kids were just whining about being out of Goodbody treats…

    And speaking of, I am incredibly thankful for my amazing husband of almost 13 years, and for my four crazy, fun, kids, and their continued health and overall well-being. We have many, many really big extended family problems right now, but there is such solace in our family home, and we enjoy each other so, we have nothing but gratitude this holiday season for many things, INCLUDING you and your cookbooks and how you make the Paleo lifestyle sustainable and enjoyable!

  • Tracey says:

    Today I am grateful for a warm home, two crazy cats, and a day off with my husband to watch football (still waiting on the Pats game!), while te snow falls outside. This month I am grateful for new and old friends tha helped support me as I left one career for another (which was/is a scary thing to do, but made me much stronger). This year I am grateful for looking outwardly, taking risks, and starting on a journey toward lifelong wellness. Oh, and I’m grateful that leaving the hospitality biz means I will have Thanksgiving off to spend with family for the first time in over ten years 🙂 While the important thing is to celebrate thanks all the time, many don’t realize the joy that comes from not working on family holidays! I can’t wait!

  • Megan says:

    I am grateful for all the fabulous paleo recipes on the internet, and for the wonderful wealth of good fresh food available locally.

  • Debbie says:

    I”m so thankful a friend talked me into trying Crossfit. It led me to paleo and a whole healthier & stronger me at 59 than I ever thought possible.

  • Kalissa says:

    I’m grateful that this year I started a job that I love, that I am able to stay highly active and healthy, and that the people who surrounded me are incredibly supportive. Especially for my boyfriend, who not only really gets me, but also fully supports my dietary choices and weightlifting and triathlon goals.

  • Melissa Huijbers says:

    I am grateful for my boys. They are my best supporters in changing our eating habits to paleo and let me know what they like and don’t like. Plus, they have also been helping more in cooking the meals.

  • Becky says:

    Living in an area that was ravaged by tornadoes last week, I am grateful to have a roof over my head, and a home that is heated.

  • sdk says:

    feeling grateful for hope.

  • Jana says:

    I’m grateful for ghee, coconut oil and a wonderful partner to share in my continuing paleo eating adventures!

  • Emma says:

    I’m glad that I found a way of eating that makes me feel good. And that I can just get back on that way of eating when I off-road and feel awful and, within two weeks, be great again.

    I’m grateful for all of the new foods I love, and that I have a much wider range of foods to eat. And that it’s delicious.

  • Lindsay says:

    I’m grateful for my family, friends, health and paleo blogs!!

  • Tia says:

    I am grateful for the way my life turned around, for finding Paleo, for my kitties, for my barbell, and seriously, for finding Well Fed. At first it really intimidated me, but slowing I learned to go out of my comfort zone and try new things..and to trust in the recipes. It has completely changed my relationship with food and the kitchen. It is very rare that I cook a meal without WF or WF2 by my side.

  • LucyInDaSky says:

    I am thankful for my family that has stuck by me through a really hard time. At the end of October, my girlfriend left me, I lost my job and had to withdraw from school because I cannot afford to pay for school without a job. My family has helped me keep my apartment and is helping me find a new job and get back to school.

  • Tiffany says:

    I’m grateful for my son first and foremost. Also I’m grateful for my health and the changes I’m starting to make in my diet. Beginning to make positive changes in my life is a great example for my son and I hope he keeps a healthy lifestyle as he grows.

  • Adelyn says:

    I am thankful I have found a better way to eat and resources to help me!

  • Beau says:

    I’m grateful for the great online paleo recipe community. Your website is one of the ones that changed the way I cook. Thank you.

  • Tapetum says:

    Thankful to have found a way to eat that helps my body heal, and doesn’t just stave off the worst effects of my autoimmune problems.

  • Vee says:

    I’m grateful that I am able to pursue better health and have made substantial progress in the last couple of years. I’m hoping Well Fed 2 will be under the Christmas tree. Unless I win a copy sooner. 🙂

  • Tapetum says:

    Commenting a second time, because I forgot to change my outdated e-mail on the first entry. Sorry!

  • Joi M. says:

    I am grateful for discovering paleo and being able to “eat” my way to health. I’ve been able to pretty much overcome anxiety and depression and feel so amazing and clearheaded after years of battling these challenges. I am grateful for people like you, Melissa, who’ve made this community so friendly and open and understanding and have provided such wonderful resources for all of us on our journeys to health. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Jennifer says:

    I am grateful for the ability to buy locally sourced foods and family/friends to share it with.

  • Naomi says:

    I feel grateful for good health and health insurance

  • Melissa says:

    I am grateful for my family and how they have all—grandparents, aunts, cousins— tried to make every family gathering paleo friendly and even started cooking paleo meals on their own. Their excitement to eat new foods came from the recipes we made from well fed!

  • Lea O'Reilly says:

    I am grateful for my husband and daughter, my job, and for everything else in my life. I am surrounded by amazing people, whom I love, that support my change in all things, including changing my diet and exercise habits.

  • Jessica says:

    I am an ICU nurse, and every time I work, I am grateful for my good health and that of my husband and family. I see so many terrible injuries, chronic illnesses and sad moments, that I am so very grateful that I am able to care for these people rather than have to be the one taken care of. I know that the way we eat plays so much of a role in our health, and I see the effects of chronic inflammation in the body every shift., so I am also grateful for learning about paleo eating, and yours was the first website I found.

  • Shana says:

    I’m grateful for health brought back by healthy eating.

  • Jen S says:

    I am grateful that my son will be with us for Christmas this year! He normally goes to his father’s house across the country.

  • Charmaine Dupuis says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter this awesome draw. I am grateful that both my parents are alive. I love them dearly.

  • Tiffaney says:

    I am grateful for my amazing family and friends,for good health, for the roof over our heads and the warm yummy food in our bellies!!

  • Alicia says:

    Melissa, congratulations on the success of Well Fed 2! It’s not at all surprising given your gift for creating flavorful, unique dishes. I’m thankful that a dear family member recently had successful surgery to remove a tumor in his pancreas–beating all the odds. The road to recovery is long but I am so grateful for each day together.

  • Cynthia says:

    I am grateful for the process of figuring out what I need to not eat in order to be healthy, and for the knowledge to have a Thanksgiving that does not end with me bloated and in pain.

  • Chel says:

    I am grateful for the voice I was given to make a difference in people’s lives. Whether it’s just a smile or being able to help give an education to an unknown individual halfway across the world.

  • Emily says:

    I’m grateful for the tantalizing smells of tod mun chicken cakes with cucumber relish that are taking over my kitchen right now.

  • Kareema says:

    I am grateful for the fact I can eat real food, that my family is at least attempting a healthy journey with me, and that I have love and peace in my life

  • Gretchen says:

    I am grateful for my husband and 3 beautiful children. I am grateful for a warm, cozy house in this chilly weather.

  • Bren says:

    I’m grateful for much improved health after finding Paleo a little over a year ago!

  • Sandy says:

    I am thankful for the opportunity and support from friends, family and paleo community to jumpstart a lifestyle of being healthy and and eating clean.

  • Elizabeth F says:

    I am grateful for people like you and websites like this that make eating “real” BEYOND yummy!!!

  • Kassie says:

    I am grateful for my wonderful family! I don’t know where I’d be without them.

  • Katee L says:

    I am grateful for an amazing family and family-in-law. Everyone loves each other (most of the time!) and are all incredibly supportive of each other in accomplishing their goals.

  • Erika Washee says:

    I’m greatful that I’ve found the paleo way of life and hope that I can learn to live like my ancestors and reclai my health!

  • ~heather~ says:

    I’m grateful for a cookbook that understands and embraces world-flavors! I’m also grateful that my husband is so much happier at his new job even though he works an opposite shift from me.

  • Jennifer B. says:

    I am grateful for all the Paleo chefs who have inspired me through their blogs and cookbooks to live a healthier life while still eating well!

  • starla roddan says:

    I’m grateful for my health, and the opportunity to discover so many delicious products and recipes.

  • andie says:

    One of the benefits of turning 40+ as a female, is you absolutely can’t ignore the changes your body is going through. you can fight it or you can be grateful for the opportunity you have been given to both age, and learn more about what makes your body tick. I’ve chosen the later :-). I’m grateful to all my teachers who have helped me to understand what makes my body work as unique machine, and I how I can change my behaviors to life a more vital and joyful life.

  • Misty A. says:

    I am thankful that after taking the Paleo leap I am on the road to health recovery and overall wellbeing.

  • Ronda Hollandsworth says:

    I am grateful my family and friends are all healthy and still here with me to celebrate the joys of life.

  • Brittni says:

    I’m grateful for my family, friends, and of course my kitties (total crazy cat lady)!

  • Vonda says:

    There are a lot of things I’m thankful for, but I’m thankful for the paleo community and all of their recipes and wisdom to take on the paleo lifestyle 🙂

  • Sarah says:

    So grateful for the upcoming holiday season and sharing paleo meals with my friends and family!

  • Andrea P. says:

    I am grateful for my health, family, and job right now. I have literally been through hell and back with my health; my family is in three different states; and I fought like hell to get and keep my job. I am grateful I was able to obtain a postgraduate degree; yes, I am in debt but I am doing what I love to do every day. I am also grateful for all of the Paleo people that have helped me on my Paleo journey! Thank you for all that you do!

  • Kristin says:

    I am grateful to have found this better way of eating before it was too late. I watched too many family members before me suffer, and I vowed my children would be healthier than I ever was. We are well on our way now, thanks to you and to so many others like you. <3

  • Mandy says:

    I’m grateful to be able to come to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving and my sister’s birthday before starting a new job in a new state in December!

  • Terri says:

    I am grateful that I have raised four amazing kids who are out there making the world a better place.

  • CarmenD says:

    I am grateful to live in a country that offers me the freedom to be able to choose my diet as well as an economic status to do so. I make less than $30,000 a year and am able to live a healthy lifestyle based on my food and exercise choices. Seven years ago I decided to stop being a drug addict, an overeater and an underachiever. having gone from 178 pounds down to a healthy 140 for my 5 foot five stature I have never have felt more happier healthier and energetic in my entire 46 years of life. If it weren’t for people like you who share the knowledge and publicly share in their day-to-day struggles in the coming the best that they could be I wouldn’t be where I am.

  • jenny swanson says:

    I am grateful for my family!

  • Elena F. says:

    I’m grateful for my two daughters. That I get to be here to watch them grown, share experiences, and homeschool them. I feel incredibly lucky.

  • Rachelle M. says:

    I’m thankful for the funds to purchase good, wholesome foods that nourish my body. Even as a broke college student, I’m eating better than a lot of people who simply can’t afford to.

  • sarah zielsdorf says:

    I’m so grateful to be back enjoying life. A year ago I was diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease without known cure. By committing to eating a clean paleo diet, I have reversed this disease and will never go back.

  • Delee says:

    I’m grateful for my family and friends, my good health, my growing strength through good clean eating and CrossFit. Love this lifestyle!

  • Pauline says:

    I’m thankful for my health, my family and friends!

  • Nellie B says:

    I am grateful for my family and friends, and for the ability to make good healthy food.

  • Douglas S. says:

    I’m grateful for just about everything in my life right now – supportive friends and family, a stable career, and lots of other enjoyment throughout the year!

  • Hannah says:

    I’m grateful that my wonderful Renaissance-man crossfitting paleo short-order chef of a husband surprised me with WellFed2 as a birthday gift!

  • I am grateful that I found the Paleo lifestyle and that it has given me my health back and changed my life!

  • vincent says:

    I am grateful to have a family that not only thinks I eat different, in their words, but also likes to try the way I eat to see if it helps them feel better. I am also grateful to have a wife who also thinks I’m weird but also understands that food plays a vital role in our lives.

  • Laura says:

    I am super thankful for my amazing family. I have a loving and supportive husband and two sweet children!!!

  • Virginia Eide says:

    I am so grateful for my children who have grown into amazing adults, and for the guidance of one of my sons who led me to Paleo and Crossfit.

  • Erica says:

    I am grateful for my vegetarian partner, who is open-hearted enough to peacefully coexist with paleo me. She couldn’t be more supportive, in fact. We both eat in a way that makes us feel, perform, and look bangin’, so there are no wars of ideology in our little house. I love her tons and am grateful she’s in my life.

    She also puts up with my totally Type A kitchen organization freak outs, so bonus gratitude points.

  • Erin Steinkamp says:

    My family for all their support and encouragement as we work on making our diets better!

  • kmmc says:

    The health and well being of my friends and family:)

  • Christine says:

    My family and health.

  • Jen Welzel says:

    I am so so SO extremely grateful to have worked hard all year on creating a business I could do from home doing things that I enjoy doing, and now, finally my business is picking up. I am thankful that I can work from home now becuase it gives me a chance to do the other things that are important to me, like cook paleo food and be here when my kids get home from school 🙂

  • Shelley b says:

    This time of year I’m grateful for so much! My family,my friends, my life! I’m so blessed. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway, I love all your yummy recipes!

  • Jane Schulz says:

    Thankful and grateful that I have found a new way of nourishing my healthy self and finding great sites like yours to enable me the choices I have to eat and live a healthier lifestyle. Thank you for your hard work , I’m grateful to you!

  • Mecha Andris says:

    God, My wonderful family and finding Paleo so I can actually breathe thru my nose and done have us is infections every 3 minutes! Mecha

  • Stacey says:

    I am grateful for my amazing husband who started us down this healthier road, our families and friends, and our awesome farmer!

  • Heather breaux says:

    Grateful I found crossfit which has led me to paleo. It’s not everyday you find a group of folks who want to genuinely help you reach your goals.

  • Susan says:

    I’m grateful to have learned that what I eat DOES make a difference when dealing with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. And I think often of my wonderful grandmother who also had RA and wish she’d known some of these things. Her life could have been so much better.

  • Silvana Barbieri says:

    I am thankful for my family, for my children and my amazing husband who spend all wednesday making lard while I was at work. I am thankful for my husbands high blood pressure dropping after start eating paleo.

  • SGR says:

    So grateful to have found a way of eating that keeps me healthy, energized… And I don’t feel as if I’m being punished or deprived

  • Ashley Crouch says:

    I am grateful for my loved ones that hang with me through everything! I am also thankful that I am a strong woman who won’t give up when I struggle with my food choices or weight. Each day is a new one!

  • Meredith says:

    I’m so grateful for my friends & family… always…

  • Gretchen says:

    grateful for a warm house with this cold weather here!

  • Fawn says:

    I’m thankful for the love, support and understanding I receive from my boyfriend, the opertunity to live life the way I do, and the resources to support it…

  • Delia says:

    I am thankful for my wonderful daughters and husband and being able to feed my family health food 🙂

  • Katelin schro says:

    I’m grateful to finally find out what’s been wrong with my body (celiac) and the cure (paleo). Thanks for all your help with the latter!

  • Lilia Lam says:

    I’m grateful for finding the paleo diet when I did, which was July of this year. It has changed my life dramatically in only positive ways. It’s had really helped me become a healthier person, and I don’t think I’ll ever change this lifestyle.

  • Yaya says:

    I am grateful for the Paleo lifestyle allowing me not to live in fear of getting cancer again. I also grateful for my nieces and nephew, who made me laugh through chemo and keep me laughing a year later.

  • Kate Kear says:

    I am grateful for the understanding and support of my husband and parents, who all listened to me when I first tried Paleo and felt better. Their support in the little things, like cooking or keeping Paleo ingredients on hand, their advocacy with other family members and acceptance of my food restrictions have made it possible for me to survive larger family gatherings and other events with tasty food and emotional support when other people gave me a hard time.

  • Tiffany L. says:

    I am grateful for my friends, family, & sweet doggies!

  • Tara! says:

    I am grateful for my freinds and fiancé who threw me a SUPRISE birthday party complete with a coconut flour/coconut oil chocolate layer cake with icing that my fiancé !!!!! baked!!!!!! woot!!!

  • Jenn M says:

    I am grateful for finding this whole food movement. I don’t know where I’d be if not. Probably still on the stair master, chewing sugar free gum by the pack, sipping on my water enhancer (hey, it’s sugar free) and dreaming of my 8 small meals a day made up of gross food covered in Splenda.

  • Jinny says:

    I am grateful that I found the Paleo lifestyle! It has helped me understand how certain foods like gluten and sugar can impact my RA. Your site and books have been a great resource for making natural foods taste unbelievable!

  • Jennifer S. says:

    I am grateful for my health and a supportive husband who eats paleo too (most of the time). We are both still working on our 9 year old son – but we are extremely grateful for him – even when he doesn’t eat paleo!

  • Sara Grambusch says:

    What awesome stuff! I’m grateful to have access to such nourishing food.

  • Mary Durbin says:

    I am thankful for my family, my friends, and my health.

  • JennieLynn says:

    Life is wonderful because of the love of family and friends.

  • Shirley Scott says:

    I’m thankful for figuring out I am gluten sensitive, which led me to Paleo.

  • Heather says:

    I’m so thankful to have my family, friends, four-legged friends, a good job, a great place to live and last, but not least, my health. Hope everyone has a great and healthy Thanksgiving!

  • Connie Grass says:

    I am eternally grateful for the last 18 months with my mom. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2012. Although we think we will lose her this week, we have packed as many memories as possible into the last 18 months.I am grateful for every moment of that time, even the roughest of days.

    I am also grateful that my sister and I found the paleo diet this year, I truly believe this lifestyle has helped us handle the stress, sleep better and choose whole foods rather than junk food when emotions are running high.

  • Faith L. says:

    I am grateful for an amazing nutritionist who has helped me more than any doctor ever has – just through changing the food I eat.

  • Kim says:

    I am grateful for discovering Paleo and all the wonderful bloggers who have made my journey to healthier eating & better health so much easier than it might have been. Without all those wonderful folks I might have given up and gone back to my S.A.D. ways.

  • Henry Lei says:

    I’m grateful for my family, my friends, and the opportunity of working in Florida this spring!

  • Stacie says:

    I’m grateful for my fiance, who does all the dishes after I cook up a week’s worth of Well Fed recipes! 🙂

    His most requested dish: Citrus Carnitas!

  • I am grateful to have a new daughter this Thanksgiving! 🙂

  • Beth says:

    I am grateful for my wonderful husband and kids this Thanksgiving! I am blessed to have such a wonderful family and to have the resources to make them wonderful, nourishing food.

  • Kent says:

    Grateful for my health and the health of my loved ones!

  • Pamela says:

    I am so grateful to find a way to nourish may family in a way that makes sense and is doable.

  • I’m grateful for the most kindhearted, selfless, grateful 8 year old daughter a woman can have. She’s amazing!

  • Alyssa Ferguson says:

    I’m unendingly grateful for my family and for my consistently improving health. It’s been a long tough expensive road but I’m grateful for all I’ve gained along the way.

  • Cari says:

    I am grateful for my former 2lb 11oz premie who is now 6, my strong willed 4 year old child and my severely allergic (6 food allergies) 1 year old!

  • Lyn Chapman says:

    I am grateful that a Paleo lifestyle is working for me…

  • Jennifer says:

    I am grateful for my family and friends. I am grateful for discovering the paleo lifestyle and as a result having more good days with my chronic illness.

  • Tiffany says:

    I am super grateful to be lucky enough to have a job that I absolutely love! I work in child protective services, and it’s the best thing I have ever done.

  • Thankful for 21 days of vacation and time with family!!!

  • TC says:

    I am grateful for my friends. They are wonderful and supportive. It feels like we’ve known each other forever, even though it’s only been about six years or so.

  • Kim says:

    I’m home from graduate school for the first time in three months, about to sit down to a meal my mom cooked for me. I’m really grateful for good food and family.

  • Jeannie Sloop says:

    I am grateful for so many things this year but the biggest change is taking on the Paleo lifestyle. It has literally changed my life

  • Jenn says:

    I’m grateful that, after five months of being unemployed, I finally got a new job!! How did I celebrate? Finally bought the copy of Well Fed 2 that I have been dying for but just couldn’t afford to splurge on. Thank you for the generous way you treat your fans!

  • Lexie Morris says:

    I’m grateful for my amazing chef-of-a-husband who puts up with my incessent food blog stalking and creates incredible meals all the time!

  • Karen Holmes says:

    I am thankful and grateful for a job that I enjoy with people who are my friends, my supportive family and all of the blessings I am able to enjoy every day. Right this very moment, I am grateful that I am warm in my house enjoying a cozy evening meal of a hot bowl of home made soup. Brrrr….its cold outside!

  • Lori says:

    I am grateful for my amazing family, and the chance to get healthy for myself.

  • shirley says:

    I am grateful for my partner who has stood by me through thick and thin for 24 years…looking forward to 24 more!

  • melanie anderdon says:

    I am grateful for my health & my family.

  • Kristi White says:

    I am thankful that I finally figured out how to eat well after many years of attempting to follow conventional advice. I am thankful that I can pass on good eating habits to my two children and maybe start to change the world with this small start.

  • India says:

    I’m grateful for the weather that has made the water around my office so amazingly clear.

  • Jennifer J says:

    I am grateful for the ability to cook and eat food the way it was supposed to be and feel good about it. Thanks Paleo

  • Tim says:

    I’m thankful for all the things that enrich my life. My love, my friends, my family. Food, drink and all that merry.

  • Carmel says:

    I am so thankful for healthy friends and family, my health, and a wonderful new career in healthcare!

  • Ashley says:

    I am grateful for a happy and healthy family!

  • Beth Martin says:

    I’m thankful for Well Fed 2 giving me inspiration to get back in the kitchen.

  • Shana says:

    Right now, and always, I am thankful for my family. They keep me sane and loved.

  • Dee Dee Fasquel says:

    I am thankful for my awesome husband of 14 years and my awesome French bulldog – Mr Bubbles

  • Rebecca fraley says:

    I’m so grateful for my amazing husben and supportive family and paleo for changing my life !

  • Kristin says:

    I am thankful for technology. It allows me to communicate with my fiancé who lives on another continent. I wish he could be with me for the holidays.

  • Alissa King says:

    I am grateful for my children, who remind me why it’s important to take care of myself so that they can learn to do the same.

  • Erica Kenny says:

    My Gratitude is endless. I have so much a loving family,great friends,a husband who tries all my odd food and suports my every move.I have 3 great dogs who also eat paleo and raw.May you all be as blessed as I.

  • Sheila Williams says:

    I am greatful for deciding last year to invest in my health and through that found the Paleo lifestyle and Well Fed 1 and 2!

  • Mary MacDonal says:

    I’m so very grateful for my family. I don’t know where–or what–I’d be without them.

  • Sonya says:

    I’m so thankful for an office of coworkers who also enjoy dino chow and that our pot lucks are full of things all of us can eat. The support and new learning we provide each other every day is invaluable.

  • Leslie Fielder says:

    I am so thankful/grateful for my family! I am also thankful that I have found this amazing lifestyle (Primal/Paleo) in my twenties and that my husband is totally on board with our lifestyle change!

  • Emily says:

    I’m grateful for a support system that picks me up when I fall down, and holds my head up high whenever I need the reminder.

  • Erika says:

    I’m grateful for my health.

  • Marijka says:

    I’m thankful for my 3 boys, they truly make everything worth it.

  • Grace S. says:

    I’m thankful for my health. While it’s not perfect, my body does so much for me everyday without much complaint. I’m also thankful to see so many people moving towards eating real food and the social communities that support them.

  • Amy H says:

    For my children and husband who make me laugh everyday!

  • Michelle Draeger says:

    My health, my lovely husband, my goofy dog and my awesome friends. Everything else is gravy. Mmmm… Gravy…

  • jaime says:

    I’m grateful for you Melissa! Your first book was what made my transition to a paleo way of eating not just tolerable, but enjoyable!

  • Amy says:

    I’m especially grateful for a renewed relationship with my younger brother in the past several months. Our relationship has felt strained because of some family crap for a long time. We have the relationship now that I always hoped we would, and secretly feared we might never find again. And I’m eternally grateful for good friends….the ones who are really more like family. 🙂

  • LauraG says:

    I’m thankful for so many things right now – my Mom for teaching me so much, for encouraging me to be strong & independent, to be myself; my job which pays the bills and has moved me towards going back to school; the amazing websites & people I’ve come across on the internet; my trainer who believes in me & encourages me in the best way; and my friends – they are simply amazing 🙂

  • Mish says:

    I am always so grateful for my husband, and not just because he happens to be sweeping the living room right now 🙂

  • Apryl says:

    I am greatful for so much. My amazing husband, my super kids, my improving health just to start!

  • Denise Hudgens says:

    I AM GRATEFUL THAT I HAVE THE LOVE OF MY FAMILY.

  • Ashlie says:

    Each year I grow more and more grateful for my dearest friends, for our health, and the for opportunities we have had–to grow and to learn from our previous mistakes.

    In the past, my friends and I suffered from what’s easily labelled as “addiction,” but which, to us, feels like so much more. Personally, I lost many friends as a result of my poor decisions and reckless behavior; I can say that my oldest and dearest friends experienced this, as well.

    What I am most grateful for is that we have one another, that we have each dedicated ourselves to living a paleo lifestyle and to empowering ourselves both physically and mentally, and that together we did what we never thought we had the power to do in our weakest moments: to rebuild.

  • Jenny S says:

    I am grateful for the fact that I have finally found a lifestyle that has been enriching and healing my mind and body. Growing up with rice had been very painful and difficult because I could not understand why I couldn’t digest what was considered the norm. I felt like such an oddball and couldn’t enjoy the dinner table heartily.

    Since finding out about the Paleo lifestyle, I have become free of the fear of the unknown, of the frustrations in not having clear answers to my body’s ailments. I am also very thankful for the generosity of the Paleo Community with knowledgeable and down-to-earth bloggers who have mentored me along the way! 🙂

  • Josh says:

    I am so grateful for a beautiful wife, a healthy baby boy, a cozy home, access to clean foods, a crazy dog, an awesome job, and new mercies fresh every morning!! (P.S. Pick me, pick me, pick me!!!!)

  • Kelli says:

    I am so grateful for my health and the health of my family. And for the love of my husband and parents!

  • Alison Stone says:

    I am grateful to have found a way of eating that makes me feel good, and that has so drastically changed my daughters health for the better!
    Thank you

  • Kim says:

    This year I am thankful for my family :0)

  • Harlan says:

    I am grateful for modern medicine and co-pay assistance programs. Without both of those things, I would not feel nearly as good as I do now, and would probably be dying.

  • Rachel says:

    I am so thankful to have wonderful family and friends, a God who loves me, food to eat everyday, a car to bring me to a great job, in a country where I can be free. So, so thankful!

  • Diane Howell says:

    This year has been a rough one; my grandmother passed and my 4 month old nephew passed as well. Through these tragedies’ our family pulled through and together we have learned how valuable life is and how quickly our life and the lives of others can be taken. We have only one body and we strive each day to keep it strong and healthy; both mind and body. I’m grateful for my family for its strength and courage.

  • GG Johnston says:

    I am thankful for the discovery that great food can change health, happiness and create an incredible connection with family.

  • Chelsea C says:

    I am thankful for an able body that allows me to run, jump, lift, swim and bike, my amazing group of friends and family and my Creator.
    <3

  • krista says:

    thankful for my hubs and son!!

  • Vivian Thompson says:

    I’m grateful for the freedoms we have as Americans and the lifestyle we enjoy.

  • Patti says:

    I am so grateful for so many of the paleo superstars that have done all of the work with books, programs, 21 day detox, recipes, support and making everyone feel like a part of this large family of whole food eaters!! I am also grateful for this life and all the freedom we have here in the US. Thank you!!!

  • Amy says:

    I’m grateful that I’ve finally realized that I have control over my health and now have the knowledge to take that control.

  • Johna says:

    I’m grateful that I get to sing for a living.

  • Liz Sauer says:

    I am most thankful to have my husband home for the holidays this year! Last year he was serving his country in Afghanistan 🙂

  • Vivian Varela says:

    I’m grateful that even though I’m the only paleo eater in the house, I’m supported by my family and friends, and I’m grateful that my partner shares my love of paleo 🙂

  • Courtney S. says:

    I’m grateful for the family and friend support system I have that allows me to work on my health my own way. I’m able to get up and face each day with some motivation and good back-up!

  • Kelli says:

    Thankful for my health, my friends and family, my wonderful fiancé and my French Bulldog. Also thankful for great blogs like this that have helped guide the way to clean eating.

  • Sofia GG says:

    I am grateful for all of the things that have happened in the past year and learning to embrace the good and bad.

  • Lisa says:

    I am oddly thankful for a Hashimoto diagnosis this year that led me to love real food, and a whole world of Auto-Immune Paleo Protocol cooking. I am thankful for you, your amazing cookbooks, and all the other Paleo champions out there. This lifestyle is amazing, and I am lucky to be a part of it. My husband and parents are also very supportive, and I am grateful for that daily.

  • Liz says:

    I am grateful for the generosity of those around me. For my weird and incredibly close family who supports healthy living. I’m also thankful for my dog Kua and my two kitties who make every day a little better.

  • Jen says:

    I am grateful for my two beautiful daughters and for the magic that is watching them grow up.

  • Tami Collins says:

    I’m grateful for having great group of kind and loving family and friends. What would life be without them?

  • Alyson says:

    I am grateful that at 44 years old I am now learning the right way to eat and be healthy. I started CrossFit 3 months ago and started feeding my body with healthy food. I am grateful that it is never too late learn new things. I am grateful for my supportive box, for them introducing me to Paleo, for my amazing family (that does not eat like me but is still supportive), I am grateful for my health.

    • Alyson says:

      I also want to add that I am not even close to 100% on the Paleo lifestyle but I try every meal. Sometimes I am successful and not so much other times. That being said, I am making small changes everyday.

  • Therese says:

    I’m grateful for my job which is allowing my husband to pursue his goal of being a small farmer.

  • Lori B. says:

    I walked back into my condo this morning after working out and heading to the office to get ahead of my work. It was blistering cold outside and as I shut the door behind me I realized how grateful I am to have a roof over my head, a warm cozy home (not large at all) and the time to take stalk of life and be grateful. My health is a priority and I am grateful to be able to take my health in my own hands and continue on that journey to repairing my health one step at a time.

  • Tasha L says:

    I’m grateful for some amazing friends to share life with! And I’m so grateful I get to help people every day at my cool job.

  • April says:

    I am grateful for a friend introducing me to the Paleo lifestyle. I am also grateful for all of the wonderful, amazing blogs and cookbooks I’ve found that have made my transition to cave woman as smooth as possible. This community is awesome!

  • Teresa says:

    I am grateful for all these awesome Paleo goods that make it easier to eat this way! I am also grateful for my health, which I have found through Paleo. And for my friend and family, Paleo or not 🙂

  • TSnow says:

    I am grateful for each and every day my eyes open and I have another opportunity to learn and share.

  • Corinna says:

    I’m so grateful for my health! Thank goodness that I could make a few small changes to my diet, eat pale, and feel fantastic again.

  • Heather D says:

    Grateful that my friends convinced me to try Paleo. I have loved Well Fed 2! Just made mayo and ketchup for the week. Great recipes!

  • Scot Herrick says:

    I am grateful for my wife, who just lost her father last week. And I am grateful for the two racing greyhounds we adopted this year.

  • Bryce Johnson says:

    I am grateful for a wife who puts up with my cooking, a family that makes paleo goodies, and my health.

  • Lucy says:

    I am grateful to God for blessing me with two healthy children.

  • Danielle Barkhouse says:

    My gratitude lies with my family. I have a strong mother, a hard-working father and two little brothers I could not be more proud of. We were taught to work hard, respect each other and the things you work hard for. We are all adults now, making our own way and starting our own families. I live 2000km away from my family, but I carry their love and lessons with me everyday. I am so grateful that I have their support, despite the distance. I owe them everything for the woman I am today.

  • lisa says:

    i’m grateful for my boyfriend and his kids and how it’s helped my family become closer; for all the health problems i had in my 20s and how it’s shaped my lifestyle; for my love of travel and how it’s opened my eyes to the possibilities of the world. it’s all amazing.

  • Kristin says:

    Wahoo! Thanks for the giveaway! We are loving Well Fed 2.

  • Yuni Piedra says:

    I’m grateful for my loving husband, our children, our family, our health, we are very blessed, and also very thankful to you, along with all the other Paleo superb cooks/chefs who are kind enough to share awesome recipes with the world. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

  • karen mcgowan says:

    I am grateful that there are so many terrific paleo bloggers and cookbook authors like you that make it so easy to embrace a new lifestyle.

  • Kevin P says:

    I’m grateful formy wife who is always there for me, no matter what i need.

  • Jennifer F says:

    I’m thankful for a husband who always has nice things to say about new paleo adventures (even when they don’t turn out quite right) and for TCMTG and nomnopaleo for sure fire ways to making cooking fun!

  • Kristy says:

    I am thankful that I found this blog, your cookbooks and the Paleo lifestyle. A doctor recommended your first Well Fed book to me as a means to help my Crohn’s Disease symptoms. Almost immediately after adopting Paleo and cooking from Well Fed, I began to feel better and almost 1 year later, I am off meds and experience no symptoms!

  • Sue says:

    I am grateful for my wonderful family and friends and for Paleo. Finding this lifestyle has given me my health and the power over my destiny. I am so thankful for all that I have.

  • Tracy says:

    I am thankful that after having three surgeries in the past two years, this year has been surgery free. I’ve finally been cleared to exercise and I can start taking steps to improve my health. I’m also thankful for my parents who have always been there for me, even when I felt like no one else was.

  • Petra says:

    After being sick all week, I’m grateful for my (usually) good health. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Katie says:

    I’m so very grateful that I found Paleo and for the amazing people like YOU that make it easy to cook and eat delicious meals!

  • Katie says:

    I am thankful for my dog. He is a great friend and, it’s so fun to explore the world on foot with him!

  • Emily H says:

    Thankful for all the positive changes in my life due to eating paleo. I am a MUCH happier person.

  • Jenn j says:

    I am so very grateful for my health.

  • Sadie says:

    I’m grateful for a diet that makes me feel so much better!

  • Holly says:

    Every day for the past 2 1/2 years, I’ve been grateful that I discovered the Paleo lifestyle and have had the opportunity to experience true quality of life that comes when I eat squeaky clean & use my muscles every day. For 30 years I thought I was doing pretty good; now I know how to feeling consistently spectacular. I’ll never get used to that.

    I am immensely grateful for the knowledge and experiences that others have shared in books, scientific research articles, and blogs over the years. I think that none of us can truly know how we’ve changed others’ lives by setting an example, but we can all be grateful for the opportunity to truly know what it is to be alive.

  • Eve V. says:

    I’m grateful of the generosity I’ve found on Facebook – the sharing of information, recipes, support. Thank you.

  • Jennifer M. says:

    I am grateful for my husband and seven year old daughter. We are on this journey to a continually healthier life style together and it has been so amazing to see the changes in them as we improve our diet and lifestyle. My husband is free of stomach pain and off several ulcer medications. My daughter is off chicken nuggets and Lunchables and happily eats healthy foods. They are so supportive of all my kitchen adventures and I am so lucky. Grateful to have so many resources like you to help make eating healthy easy, fun, and tasty!

  • Hannah says:

    I am grateful for my son who inspires me to be healthy and happy every day!

  • Melissa says:

    SO grateful to have a warm home during this incredible cold snap in Chicago. Also grateful to have found Mel Joulwan, who has made transitioning to healthier eating (and even a Whole30!) so much easier and TASTY. These offerings are all wonderful, healthful options, and I’d be grateful for the help in my budget by receiving them. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  • Annie L says:

    I’m grateful to be spending thanksgiving (maybe the most paleo friendly holiday) with great friends and good food!

  • Noah Singer says:

    Thankful for my own and my families health.

  • Samantha says:

    I’m so grateful to have found CrossFit this year as I’ve not only been able to finally lose weight this year (down 40lbs with 60 more to go!) but it’s also led to me discovering a better way to eat and feel.

  • Shavonne Davis says:

    I’m grateful for my family, my health, and my job.

  • Tiffany says:

    I Am Grateful That I Have Been Giving A Chance To Improve My Family’s Health And MIne Through This Site!!!!

  • Jennifer Speer says:

    I am grateful to Mark Sisson for his Primal Blueprint book which inspired me to go Paleo and, more importantly, to buy and prepare good quality food for my family and myself. Also, grateful for awesome Paleo/Primal/Whole Food bloggers who come up with fantastic recipes that are doable and don’t make me miss all that bad gluten stuff I used to eat. 🙂

  • Bonnie j says:

    I’m grateful for my family, friends, and well fed 2!

  • Shannon Flynn says:

    I’m thankful for my wonderful family and the opportunity to do crossfit!

  • Laura says:

    I feel greatful for a wonderful family.

  • Katherine says:

    I’m grateful for my mom who’s here visiting for Thanksgiving. She’s cooked countless Korean dishes and they are all so DELICIOUS.

  • Lauren says:

    I’m grateful on this freezing cold night for heat and shelter in my cozy house, with my family whom I love, having just enjoyed a yummy roast chicken and paleo fixings.

  • Stacy says:

    One word: Family. They make us who we are!

  • longhornval says:

    I am grateful for finding and living the paleo lifestyle 18 months ago. I am in the best health and best shape of my life!

  • Katie W says:

    I’m grateful for family and a warm home. It’s cold outside!

  • Marcia says:

    I’m grateful to the Hartwigs (Whole30) that led me to you, your cook books, your blog, and my new lifestyle which I began a bit over a year ago… I’ve lost 52 lbs. and feel GREAT!!! Thank you!

  • Laura B says:

    I am grateful that while I wait for my physical copy to get here, I have a pdf version of Well Fed 2 to tide me over! I am grateful for a good job, a loving family/family of friends, and an amazing boyfriend that despite not being a paleo-eater, will help me stay on track, even for a whole 30.

  • Donia says:

    I’m grateful for living in a secure place with few natural disasters.

  • Jill says:

    I am grateful that paleo eating has turned my health around after 2 decades of misery!!

  • Liz says:

    I am grateful for wonderful husband who make everything easier!

  • Courtney says:

    I’m grateful for my family’s unwavering love and patience for me.

  • Melinda Stewart says:

    I am grateful for the internet, which has allowed people to easily share important, life changing information!And for people like you who are talented, smart, and generous with your time and energy. Thanks for writing not only one but two beautiful books that inspire me every day. I have a wall of cookbooks and your two are my favorites!

  • Jenn Nolan says:

    I am grateful that because of resources like “It Starts with Food” and “Well Fed 1&2” that my hubby, teenage son, and parents are finally on board. Whole30 family challenge starts December 1st!

  • Steacy Gibson says:

    I am grateful for health, happiness and my amazing family. I’m one lucky girl.

  • Maria Crawford says:

    I am thankful for my husband of 29 years who loves me as I am faults and all!

  • Kat says:

    I’m grateful for health and happiness.

  • Natasha says:

    I’m grateful that, after a stressful summer of preparation and moving, I’m settled into a wonderful town with an amazing job and people I love. And thanks to Paleo, my health is better than ever!

  • JM Tansey says:

    I am grateful for my fiancé and the love she gives me . She has helped me regain my health.

  • Kelli C. says:

    I am greatful for my family and our new son who will be joining us this week!

  • Anita says:

    I am incredibly thankful for my family and best friends who are always extremely supportive and understanding of my paleo lifestyle 🙂

  • Adrienne Clark says:

    I am thankful for my son! No one tells you how amazing parenthood really is until you e experienced it!

  • Tammy Jones says:

    I am so thankful to have discovered eating Paleo in the past few months! It has been life changing for me and my family.

  • Andrea says:

    I am grateful that I have access to a great CSA, meat share, and raw milk – as not everyone does. This makes it affordable to feed my family healthy local food :-).Also grateful for the farmers who provide all of that wonderful food – and work SO hard to do it.

  • Jennifer says:

    Right now, thankful for a warm home in this cold weather.

  • Lauren says:

    I am grateful for the support system of my family and friends, without which this yea would have been much more difficult!

  • Kristin says:

    I’m grateful that I’m about to complete another year around the sun; that I have family, friends and a wonderful husband who are always on my team; that I have my health; and that I can enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

  • Alycia Mummert says:

    Just added both of your cookbooks to my amazon cart!!

  • Sarah R says:

    I’m thankful for good health, a husband who is a cancer survivor, and our little girl! 🙂

  • Mirella says:

    I was just thinking about gratitude today! It’s a freezing day here and I was thinking how lucky and blessed we are to have shelter. It’s easy to take things for granted but I try to stay mindful of all the things we have – family, friends, a warm place to be, and nourishing food. What else is there really? Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • Chrissa says:

    I am grateful that I am able to enter this contest and read your blog. That means I have so many things that others do not. I have the ability to see, to read, to type. I have internet, a personal computer, a roof over my head, and clothes on my back. I have plenty of food to eat, the ability to cook and find fresh, healthy local ingredients. I have a supportive husband who understands me better than I understand myself. I have so much more and am grateful every day for the life I have.

  • Megan says:

    I am thankful for my family…immediate and extended…that have supported me always! Same goes for my friends! I am one lucky girl…maybe lucky enough to win these amazing treats 🙂

  • Tara says:

    I’m grateful to live in Northern California where we have such amazing foods at our fingertips!

  • Ashley Harvey says:

    This year I am most thankful for my son’s compression suit. He has special needs and this suit has enabled him to start making progress in his therapy!

  • Sharon says:

    I am grateful for my family. My Mom turns 83 this week and while she’s been dealing with some health issues recently, her optimistic outlook continues to inspire me.

  • Gina says:

    I am thankful for the courage I found to try the 30 day Paleo challenge. It has completely changedy life! But, I am even thankful that my husband agreed to take the Paleo journey with me. We have taken charge of our health and it’s makes us an even stronger couple.

  • Pauline says:

    For forgiveness and second chances because no one’s perfect!

  • dana wilson says:

    I am grateful that Crossfit has come into my life (yay!), that my life is blessed by love and friends, and that I have the awareness of how precious every day is.

  • Jeanette says:

    Very thankful for my amazing family & friends! Of course!

    This year I’m very blessed to have added CrossFit & paleo to my life – they have changed me forever!

  • Marjorie says:

    I am so thankful for my husband (my best friend), my family, and my home! So blessed!!

  • Jennifer Poelking says:

    I am grateful for my family and how understanding and supportive they are, no matter what is happening in our lives!!!

  • Vannessa says:

    I am grateful for my current health which isn’t 100% but it’s much better than it was 6 months ago and for the last 5 years. I am starting to feel normal again and that is a huge blessing. I am also grateful for my family who cares for us and provides so much for us.

  • Ann says:

    I’m grateful for my healthy family, who fills my life with joy!

  • Erin says:

    I am so grateful for my husband and son who fill my life with joy and silliness everyday!

  • Julia says:

    I am grateful for my family!

  • Roxana S. says:

    I am grateful to all the health bloggers because without them I would not enjoy the level of health I enjoy today. I’ve pinned and tried almost everything there is to do out there and most within the forgiving privacy of my own home because when you tell people you are thumping your thymus not only might you get some concerned quizzical looks but the ones with dirty minds will pepper you with kinky questions. So I thank you all for your bravery, honesty, humility and for helping me get my sense of humor back :O)

  • Claire C says:

    I am thankful for my health, my family’s health and the ability to work to put good, nutritious food on our table.

  • Kimberly Smith says:

    I am grateful to be sitting here, healthy with my family in my warm comfortable house.

  • Fawndrea says:

    I am so grateful that my family makes healthy choices together and we do not beat each other up when something isn’t exactly according to textbook. This makes it easier to maintain.

  • Nicole says:

    I am grateful for my three beautiful children and that we are all healthy:).

  • Julie T. says:

    Thankful for my husband and kids.

  • Shelby F says:

    I am great full for my family! Even though we are a crazy and dysfunctional family, I wouldn’t trade them for anything!

  • Suzanne says:

    I am thankful every day for my sweet family! Even, or especially, when they are driving me bonkers!

  • JessicaD says:

    I am thankful to be able to spend thanksgiving with my family this year and our new puppy ;). I am also thankful for my husband everyday to help make our confortable lifestyle possible. As well as being able to teach myself new tricks in the kitchen thanks to bloggers like you!

  • Katzen M says:

    Eternally grateful for my best friend who has gone above and beyond to be there for me during a two year bout of depression, and who continues to be by my side as I climb up out of that darkness and tackle the life changes I need to recover. Glad I’m still here to see the sun rise.

  • Sara says:

    I am grateful for my health and my family this year!!

  • Jen says:

    I am thankful for my health, my family, my job and that it allows me to pick up my kids from school every day. I am thankful that there are people out there who fight for our country.

  • Andrea says:

    Right now, I am grateful for my little family. All 4 of us are currently in our king-sized bed, waiting for the kids to fall asleep, after having read stories to them. I do love the snuggles!

  • Renee says:

    I’m grateful that most of our Thanksgiving shopping is done (though I still need to make a farm visit to get some fresh eggs) and it’s not even Monday yet!

  • Becky says:

    I’m thankful for my wonderful kids, my family, and supportive friends.

  • Kristyn says:

    I am thankful for my health and the health of my family and friends.

  • Amy S. says:

    I’m grateful for my husband. I feel his love at all times. He is so supportive, loving, patient and understanding. After 16 years together, I truly love him more every single day.

  • Lindsey says:

    My two fur babies make me feel grateful. Seeing them get excited and happy just at me walking in the door reminds me to take more notice of all the moments that fill my day and appreciate being alive to experience them.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Melissa. 🙂 You’re a peach!

  • I’m grateful for enlightened souls like you, Dallas, and Melissa, who changed my approach to food (and my health) forever!

  • Lauren s. says:

    I’m grateful for my amazing family, and my boyfriends family…which I now think of as my own. I’m thankful for my wonderful friends, and for most of them having found equally wonderful partners and many having cool little ones. I’m glad to have regained much of my health after struggling with eating disorders and GI issues for more than half my life. I’m thankful to be alive, because I probably shouldn’t be. It’s pretty awesome to be alive every day 🙂

  • Brooke M says:

    I am thankful for the paleo lifestyle! It has been such a wonderful change in my life! I have found a joy for cooking again, a renewed energy, and my body is finding health again.

  • Jennifer Johnston says:

    I am grateful for my life, I’m a stage 3c breast cancer survivor.. It has helped my refocus my life and be grateful for all the little things!

  • Amanda says:

    I am thankful for my husband and children. Our focus on health, real food and true wellness brings us joy.

  • Ellen Puetz says:

    I’m thankful for my landlord and their pasture of beef & hogs as well as their chickens providing me yummy fresh eggs.

  • Kathleen says:

    More and more I’m seeing how lucky I am to have the time, resources and support to focus on my own health adventure. I’m so thankful for this time in my life and the strength to keep moving forward.

  • Betsy Russell says:

    I am grateful to have a new love of Paleo and running, and a husband and kids who support both!

  • Dave says:

    I am so grateful for my wonderful kids and wife and for the health we all share.

  • Bernie Chen says:

    I’m grateful for all the paleo bloggers who help keep me going!

  • Tanya says:

    I am thankful for people like you, that share your recipes so that people like me can make our families delicious and healthy meals.

  • Christina Dwyer says:

    I’m thankful to the Navy for giving my husband the last two weeks off before he has to move 3000 miles away from us.

  • Glenda says:

    I am grateful for a God who will never leave me nor forsake me!!!

  • Ybus says:

    I’m grateful to have a loving family and that I have the ability / knowledge to feed them healthy.

  • Vicki says:

    I am thankful for paleo changing my health for the so much better.

  • Danielle C says:

    I am grateful I have electricity right now. We’re in the middle of a winter storm and there are a lot of people without electricity in the area.

  • Tara says:

    I am now thankful for good health thanks to paleo eating.

  • Joy Bigelow says:

    I am grateful for the support of family and that I have a job.

  • Christina Alifrangis says:

    I am grateful for the people in my life and for the opportunities I have. I’m thankful for my best friend who has been weird with me since we were 5. I’m thankful for my boyfriend who not only helped me open up again after a deeply traumatic period in my life but who supported me through various symptoms of poor diet and who has continued to support this “crazy” way I eat. I’m thankful for the opportunities I’ve had, especially the opportunity to become a physical therapist and help people the way I’ve been helped.

  • Vertie says:

    I’m grateful I got one of those 20,000, and for my son, my husband, and my dog.

  • Erin says:

    My traveling husband will be home for the whole week – a rarity. I’m grateful.

  • Laura Donohue says:

    I am grateful for my amazing husband, my two beautiful kids and the awesome life we have created together! I am so lucky to be as to share my life with them:) Oh, and bacon. I am very grateful for bacon!

  • Cheryll Collins says:

    I am grateful for my health!

  • Nancy V. says:

    I’m grateful to have found a path to health. Still learning.

  • Christine says:

    I’m thankful for my husband, my family, a roof over our heads and lots of healthy food on the table.

  • Diana Cote says:

    I am most grateful for my family, my husband is my best friend.. he loves me and supports my choices, he gave me my daughter who is my world and brings me so much joy and my mom who has and will always be there for me through thick and thin and loves me unconditionally. I couldn’t be as happy as I am today without them, they make my life worth while and i love telling them this everyday. You never know what life could bring and i want them to know how much they mean to me.

  • Laura Cooper says:

    I am grateful that my hips don’t hurt anymore. The pain is gone since going paleo a year and a half ago.

  • Katie says:

    I’m grateful for so many wonderful resources that make it easier to live a healthy lifestyle.

  • Courtney VanBriesen says:

    I am so thankful for finding the paleo diet and improving my family’s health

  • Lauri Polunsky says:

    I’m grateful that my husband stuck it out with his job, that my children are healthy and that we have enough.

  • Cecilia says:

    I grateful I discovered paleo

  • Katherine says:

    I am thankful that I am finally getting to see a pain management doctor. I’ve had two reconstructions on my leg and would be able to have a knee replacement if I were 30 years older. I’ve lost almost 60 percent of the cartilage on that knee, so I’m in chronic pain. Seeing this doctor means I get some much-needed relief.

  • Hieu says:

    I am grateful for my health, which allows me to go to the gym and do all of the barbell work that I love; my luck to be born into a time when I can have easy access to info from people around the world, including you and this website; and my family, who are warm, loving, and fantastic people.

  • Colleen Thompson says:

    I just got married 3 months ago and am very grateful to be going into this holiday season with my husband!

  • Lori Hartman says:

    I am SO grateful for my husband, my family, my friends, and my fur babies.

  • Nancy says:

    Lately I have been grateful for hugs from little ones with sticky fingers, deep belly laughs shared between sisters, and a husband who won’t give up even when things seem impossible.

  • Jen G says:

    I am grateful for being here and making the changes that I needed to make this year. It’s been a crazy year for me! It started by making the choice to eat better. One day, I saw who I had become and did not recognize myself. I started researching food and was introduced to the paleo way of eating. Since January, I lost more than 40 pounds. I don’t weigh myself really because I do not want to get discouraged. All I know is that I used to be an XL (tight) and now I wear a medium to small size. I still have work to do but I am grateful to have made the time and effort for myself with this investment. I am also grateful for the many years that my cat gave me, I said goodbye to her this year, and will forever remember her.

  • Kendra says:

    I am thankful that my daughter is healing well from surgery. I am thankful for my grandsons laughter. I am thankful that my son who is in the army, will able to get home this year for Christmas. I am thankful for my amazingly patient and supportive partner.There are so many things I am thankful for, but these are in my top 10 right now.

  • Dania R. says:

    I am grateful that ditching grains and sugar has helped me have a strong and healthy pregnancy and I am on a good track to pop out my little paleo nugget in January. I am also grateful for your silky gingered zucchini soup because it has helped me get through many mornings and many days when I wasn’t up to eating much else.

  • Stephanie says:

    I am grateful for my family who support me no matter what.

  • Miriam says:

    I’m grateful for Amazon to deliver my Well Fed 2 to Colombia and today for FINALLY finding sweet potatoes in this country! 🙂

  • Jen Dolmage says:

    I am truly grateful to be able to call Alaska my home. I have made the most meaningful relationships here and am still struck with such a sense of wonder when I look out on the mountains. I feel so grateful to have found where I belong.

  • Jaime N. says:

    I am thankful for finding a new and flavorful way to better health through paleo. W30, and your amazing recipes. Thank you!

  • Caroline N. says:

    I am grateful for my family and our good health.

  • Holly says:

    I am grateful for so may things. I am very grateful for your cookbooks! So many inspiring ideas for quick, healthy, nourishing meals that my whole family loves! Thank you!!!

  • Christine M says:

    what is there to not be thankful for. I am loved, I have a place to lay my head, I have a healthy family , Jesus my Salvation and desire for better health.

  • Wendy says:

    I am grateful that I am looking forward to turning 60 next month and being healthy and happy!

  • Heather says:

    I am grateful for all I have right now. Granted it may not be much at the present time, but I have more then many. I am also grateful for having a family that cares so much for me and all the crazy things I do!

  • Denielle says:

    I’m grateful for the family I have acquired over the years.

  • Nicole says:

    I am very grateful that my husband and I get to spend Thanksgiving with both sets of parents and siblings. We are so excited!

  • Cindy says:

    I am grateful to be working, healthy, and have my family near me.

  • Kelly McCarty says:

    I am grateful for the wonderful life that a Paleo has introduced me to. It has truly changed my life and my family’s life!

  • Debbie says:

    I’m thankful for my health and the health of my family.

  • Carrie says:

    I am so grateful that my son and I were able to spend over 4 weeks in September/October with my Dad after finding out that he had terminal pancreatic cancer.

  • Kay Bowden says:

    Thankful for family, my health, and for not developing carpal tunnel trying to reach the end of the comment thread so I could leave my comment!

  • Cheri says:

    I am grateful for my husband and my son. They let me be me.

  • Tami Jo eaton says:

    I am so grateful to have my health and that I have a healthy family!

  • Donna says:

    Right now I am grateful for my husband and my family and friends. It is times like these that help me understand how lucky I am to have all these people in my life.

  • Abby Roan says:

    I’m so grateful for the warm bed and super nutritious food I’m so fortunate to have right now.

  • Stompy says:

    I’m grateful for the people in my life. That includes my dog.

  • nicole i says:

    so grateful for family, friends, food and freedom

  • Becky says:

    I’m grateful for having food lifestyles that agree with me and i don’t have to eat like a bird! 🙂

  • Katy Hinsdale says:

    I am most grateful for my 3 healthy, beautiful and smart girls, along with my amazing husband who is beyond the most phenomenal father I could have ever dreamed up!!

  • Faith says:

    I am so grateful for my family, our health, freedom and for websites like yours that helps others learn how to be and eat healthy!

  • Amy Ayers says:

    I am most greatful for my husband. 4 1/2 years ago, I was awarded the opportunity to become a stay-at-home mom. Before they started school, I thoroughly enjoyed being home with my 2 boys every day. Now that they are in school, I love being able to volunteer in their school several days a week and be there when they may need me. My husband works his butt off every single day in order to allow me to do that. Thank you Ron for letting me be what I most love.

  • Inbal says:

    I am grateful for my family, our health, and new found Paleo diet and CF – which led to a new and better lifestyle for all of us.

  • Jessica says:

    I am grateful for the ability to live life the way that I choose and to have such a supportive husband who enjoys trying new things with me.

  • april says:

    I’m grateful that my brother introduced our family to the Paleo lifestyle a couple of years ago. We have all slowly started on this journey and are all at different places with it, but I’m so glad to know that our family is becoming healthier!

  • Cassie Hall says:

    I’m thankful for losing 75 pounds & my husband losing 85 pds through crossfit & eating paleo/primal this year. Also thankful to have the ability to learn from so many bloggers & be introduced to so many wonderful suppliers of paleo/real food products.

  • Erinn Loveland says:

    I am grateful for all those willing to share their knowledge about health & wellness so that I may use it too!

  • meredith says:

    I am so thankful for my families health and how fortunate we are to eat healthy so we can hopefully stay healthy!

  • amyb says:

    grateful for my health

  • Traci says:

    I grateful for the opportunity to birth a baby in a few short weeks and to be able to share with her that her food should revive and sustain her not poison and control her. I learned it late, but can’t turn back now!

  • Laurie says:

    I am grateful for an awesome and supportive family, and finding a lifestyle change that I can live a lifetime living. I’m am extremely grateful for the 70 lbs. I lost last year with this lifestyle change and look forward to losing another 70.

  • Beth says:

    I am thankful for some pretty amazing friends and family and for great health. My friend, Leslie, introduced me to paleo a couple of years ago and I’ve never felt better!

  • Alex says:

    My happy healthy family! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Barb says:

    I’m grateful my niece and her family are coming to visit this week!

  • Cat says:

    I’m most grateful for my church. You couldn’t find better, more genuine, more spirit filled people!

  • John Clifford says:

    I am grateful for my daughter, Charlotte. Her impending birth a year ago prompted me to join my local box and commit to exercise. In the year I’ve gone (mostly) Paleo and have been healthier and happier than any year before.

  • Kelly Reed says:

    I am incredibly grateful for my two daughters and my husband. Building our family was difficult to say the least, which is why I am all the more grateful for them.

  • julia says:

    I’m grateful for my dad being alive – he had a heart attack a few weeks ago and quadruple bypass surgery, so it was a tough few weeks.

  • Jessica Bender says:

    I am grateful for every day that I share with my amazing daughter, and that she and my husband love me through all of my ups downs.

  • Robin Ritchie says:

    I am great flu that I found this way of life. My whole life has changed in the last 5 months!

  • Gale says:

    I am so grateful that I found The Paleo (Diet)LIFESTYLE. I have regained my health and just can’t believe I can eat such wonderful food and get healthier and lose weight. I am also so thankful for Well Fed 1 & 2 because those books have helped me so much. They help with cooking skills, wonderful recipes and organizational skills. Makes Paleo so much easier!

  • Kristyan W says:

    I just spent the most wonderful day in celebration of my new baby nephew, watched my 5 year old daughter sing her first solo, ate a fantastic meal with my parents, my husband and kids, and all of my siblings and their families, and found out a new niece or nephew is on the way. How could I possibly not feel grateful?! I am so blessed!!

  • Brandon Ladd says:

    I am grateful for finding paleo and becoming the inspiration to my co workers in the fire department. Not only have I lost 40+ lbs but my fellow firefighters have lost hundreds of pounds as well. Making all of us healthier and better role models for the community in which we serve.

  • Käthe says:

    Each and every year I am greatful for my health. I cannot imagine what it would be like to not be as healthy as I am. I am blessed.

  • Michaela murphy says:

    My husband, my kids, red wine, and my vitamix. (Depending on the day, that order may change!)

  • Eva W says:

    I’m grateful that I live close to my family and closest friends, and get to see them more than just the holidays.

  • Liz Overton says:

    I am thankful first and foremost for God’s saving grace and secondly for my family and friends. I’m so blessed!

  • Susan Becker says:

    I am grateful for a warm home on this cold night, for the sound of my husband playing tenor saxophone in the next room, and for my children, safe and sound.

  • Juliann says:

    After a pretty nasty health scare a few months back, I’m incredibly grateful for the community of family and friends who have provided an amazing amount of support. Visits, phone calls, good (paleo) food, and much, much more. I love to give (food, small gifts, laughs) and it was certainly a lesson in receiving and being grateful.

  • Christina says:

    I am grateful for a wonderful doctor that believes in medicine beyond prescription drugs and shots. A doctor who stands beside the decisions of our family to eat Paleo and raise our son that way. I am also very grateful for my spouse and son who eats all my meals even when it’s something new and different.

  • Cindi says:

    I am soooo grateful for finding my first and FAVORITE paleo recipe on your blog….The best chicken you’ll ever eat…EVER!! And I’m grateful that my husband loved it so much he’s starting to cook more paleo meals!! Thank you!!

  • Robin says:

    I’m grateful for this life FULL of adventure!!!

  • ladywild says:

    Its been a rough few months. Illness and surgery in the family recently. I’m so so grateful and thankful that today everyone is on the mend and getting stronger.

  • neonmoon10 says:

    I’m so grateful for a loving husband.

  • That is an amazing giveaway! Congrats on the success of your 2nd book – so awesome!!!

    I am grateful for my health and the health of my family. It is our most valuable possession.

  • Christina LB says:

    Especially since I am sick right now and need the rest, I am grateful that my children are actually asleep. Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference.

  • Star-Shine Cheng says:

    I am thankful for my family and my health. I have the Paleo way of eat to thank for my health. Cooking all of our food has brought us closer and we all spend more time together.

  • Brandae says:

    I am grateful for my five boys.

  • Arleen says:

    I am grateful for my awesome husband, and my new grandson to be!

  • Kelly says:

    Thankful for great friends, great food, great job and the sun finally shining today 🙂

  • Melanie says:

    At this moment, I am grateful for health.

  • Janette says:

    I am grateful for the sweet, healthy baby falling asleep on my arm.

  • Tracey says:

    I’m grateful for my family. It’s been an extraordinarily difficult year and they have been there with me every step of the way. I am truly so blessed to have them in my life.

  • Julie says:

    I’m grateful that there are so many great website and books to help me on my paleo journey

  • Kelly says:

    I’m thankful that my mother is traveling 3000+ miles to visit me and that she’s (finally) giving clean eating a whirl and doing fabulous!

  • Kelly MC says:

    Since it’s still Sunday in texas here, maybe it isn’t too late!
    I am grateful that paleo has given me my life back. I found out the same month that I had narcolepsy (an autoimmune disease) the same month my mom found out her cancer was terminal. I was 24. Two years later, she’s passed away, and I find myself well. It is such a surprising and amazing thing, to be living. Not only that, I met my now husband while she was in hospice, and he does paleo and cross fit too! Your book Well Fed made a really terrible transition period in my life manageable, live able, and tasty. Thank you so much for that 🙂

    -Kelly in San Antonio

  • TanyaJay says:

    I am grateful for having a supportive family to lift me up and help get me through hard times.

  • Kristina Vetter says:

    I am grateful for my children, for my loving husband, my stalwart father, and for my health

  • Maya B says:

    I’m thankful for my family, friends and my health. I’m thankful for every new day because it means I have another opportunity to improve – physically, spiritually and intellectually.

  • Erin B says:

    Grateful for those in the Paleo community, such as yourself, who offer constant support and insight into the lifestyle we have chosen. Also for a supportive hubby and amazing kiddos who are willing to give almost anything momma asks of them a shot!

  • Suzanne Burton says:

    I’m grateful to Dallas and Melissa for the whole30 and It Starts With Food. I’m grateful for your books and blog and the way that you share your stories with us, which puts such a human face on something/someone extraordinary. I’m grateful for the huge contribution you make on a regular basis to my well-being, and for the joy that I feel again in the kitchen, after such a long dry spell. I’m grateful that I wake up everyday and can think of so many things and people to be grateful for. Happy holidays to you and Dave and Smudge.

  • Katie C says:

    I am overcome with thanks for my two daughters sleeping cozy in their warm beds, and for a kitchen full of produce.

  • Lizzie says:

    Grateful for my family and my ability to be strong and healthy.

  • Leta Reti says:

    I am thankful for discovering a Paleo Diet this year, and being healthier than I ever have been in years!

  • angie w says:

    I am grateful for a husband who treats me well and loves me for who I am.

  • Stephanie KL says:

    I’m grateful that at age 72 I am able to move like a 52 yr. old. My mind is clear and I have the energy to live life with all that it throws at me. My life is shared with my husband who supports me in my endeavors and for him I am truly thankful!

  • Jeannie says:

    Love the healthy recipes your books provide!!!!!!!

  • Christina says:

    I’m grateful for the journey. The entire process is maddening but critical for our success. I’m grateful for my children. They teach me humility and patience and grace every day. I’m grateful for my husband. He is truly a good man and my favorite person. I’m grateful for funny people and artists. Life would be so joyless without them! I’m grateful that I have too many things to possibly list. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  • Marcia W. says:

    I am grateful for my health and my supportive family. We have all been on this Well Fed journey together and we share the shopping, cooking,clean-up and story telling. Our individual results are amazing and we benefit as a family, too. Thank you.

  • Kylie says:

    Wow. I am so grateful for my wonderful friends and family, who are always there for me. I’m thankful for my dogs and cats, my school, and my opportunity.

  • Rebecca says:

    I am grateful for my sobriety, the new job I’m starting tomorrow, and for the wonderful life I’ve been given.

  • Christine G