Hey everyone! Today I have an awesome interview with Sarah Fragoso, author of the super popular Everyday Paleo website and Everyday Paleo cookbook. She is one of my favorite paleo folks – she’s a working, traveling, super busy mum of 3 boys and maintains a fantastic diet and exercise routine for herself and her family. Her cookbook is also an excellent tool for anyone wanting to follow an Epic Beauty Guide-style diet for clear skin, since her recipes are quick and tasty.
Annnnd…we’re giving away a copy of her cookbook! Keep reading…
1. Your cookbook is a favorite in my household collection. How long did it take you compile this tome and what was your favorite part of creating it?
It took me almost a year to create and compile Everyday Paleo. My favorite part of creating it was the simple fact that this was a family project. My husband and my children were all extremely involved, interested, and honest throughout the process and I could not have done it without their loving support.
2. If you could pick one recipe from Everyday Paleo, which one would you say is your favorite?
My personal favorite would have to be the Steak Chile Rellenos but my families absolute favorite is hands down the Everyday Meatloaf.
3. You have three adorable sons and are in great shape. Could you tell us how you got fit post-pregnancy?
Changing my eating habits was number one in my physical transformation. For fitness I worked out twice a week at Norcal Strength and Conditioning under the guidance of Robb Wolf and his amazing wife Nicki Violetti. I fell so in love with the gym that I eventually became a trainer myself and continue to work at the gym a few hours a week despite my busy schedule of taking care of a family, managing my blog, and writing books. I have learned over the years that if you are not fit, you are broken. I lift heavy weights, sprint, and work on mobility and gymnastics. My fitness routine is not that complicated and I spend less then three hours a week in the gym.
4. Since going paleo, have you noticed any benefits to your physical appearance (skin, hair, etc.)?
Yes!! I have noticed improvement overall in my skin, hair and nails. My hair grows so much faster and I notice that I need less products than before on both my hair and skin!
5. How has your skin and hair care regimen changed since going paleo?
I have greatly minimized what I use for my skin and hair care regimen. I used to use several different products and never really loved my skin or my hair but with all the good fats in my diet, I have noticed that my skin is clearer and no longer dry and my hair is easier to manage. Better skin and hair is an amazing benefit to eating paleo.
6. What are the “must-haves” in your skin care arsenal?
Must haves in include Dr. Bonner’s Magic soap which is simply a blend of coconut oil, jojoba, and hemp oil. I use this to wash my face. Coconut oil is my favorite skin care product. I use it as a nightly moisturizer on my face and I use it to remove my eye makeup. I even put it in my hair before I go to bed now and then as a leave in conditioner. I swear by Arbonne cosmetics for my makeup. I love that it looks natural and I trust the ingredients. That’s really all I use! It’s great to not have so much clutter in my bathroom and less products equals less waste and it’s cost effective!
7. Any plans for a second book or cookbook?
I’m currently working on a children’s story book called Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship that will be released February 7th. It’s a fictional story about three super hero children known as the Paleo Pals who travel the land helping children who are not all that excited about eating paleo. This book will be a resource for parents who are struggling to transition their children over to a paleo lifestyle. I am also working on a cookbook that will follow up the Paleo Pals children’s book with a May release date. The cookbook will be the Paleo Pals Cookbook and although geared towards children it will be filled with real food recipes that the entire family will enjoy! Both books are currently available for pre-order on Amazon.
How to Get a FREE Copy of Sarah’s Cookbook, “Everyday Paleo”
1. Leave a comment on this post. Include your favorite grain-free recipe OR how certain foods and/or eating healthy in general has helped you.
2. One winner will be chosen on November 23rd (day before Thanksgiving, woohoo!). Entries are open to everyone worldwide.