The Starter NSNG Checklist/Info Sheet

NSNG = No Sugars No Grains. NSNG is a trademark owned by my friend Vinnie Tortorich. I have permission to use the term, and the recipes I publish in the Eat Happy cookbooks adhere to this philosophy. From NSNG, you could branch off into Low Carb, Paleo, Keto, LCHF (low carb high fat), IF (Intermittent Fasting), Dairy Free, AIP (autoimmune protocol), Whole30, FODMAPS, or even Carnivore, depending on what way of eating works best for your body. NSNG the perfect foundation for the way I eat, and I individually tweak from there based on my set of circumstances. For example, I can’t tolerate dairy, so I avoid that, I cycle on and off eggs, and I’m naturally in ketosis most of the time because I avoid carby foods and also do IF on the regs.
Are you ready to start cutting out processed sugars and grains but don’t know where to begin? Wanna help a friend or family member on the path to NSNG? I got you, baby.
The following is a checklist of NSNG basic info to help make that commitment a reality. This list is going to continue to evolve, and I’ll add more resources as they come to light.

Intro to NSNG Checklist:

This pdf is crucial. Vinnie sums up NSNG and all its FAQs. It’s the What and the Why of NSNG.
These are my cookbooks, and they are the How of NSNG. The above links take you to Amazon, but you can also get the books at Barnes and Noble or directly from the distributor ($25 plus media mail shipping).

This meal plan covers 93 meals over 31 days. Options for days. Literally. And it’s in Excel format so you can edit it on your end to your heart’s content (can also be used in Google Sheets for family meal planning/sharing). Read the accompanying instructional PDF first.

This list of grocery store perishable and pantry staples will help you wrap your brain around what to put on your shopping list. It’s available at the above link in PDF or Excel format.
Vinnie produced this with filmmaker Peter Pardini, and it’s another great educational tool that explains the history of how fat was maligned by Big Food in the interest of profiting off of processed foods, and what we can do to get back to eating real food again.
This is coming up July 25 & 26, and is entirely FREE. I am doing a cooking demo, and the speakers will be the likes of Dr. Shawn Baker, Dr. Eric Westman, Dr. Cate Shanahan, Nina Teischolz, Ivor Cummins, and more. Well worth the time and mind-blogglingly free price tag.
NSNG has a specific philosophy behind it: to stop the diet mentality and live a healthy life physically, mentally, and emotionally. People ask why there isn’t any counting or nutritional info on recipes, and this is where I share why it’s my mission in life to break us all of diet mentality.
Yes, I put my recipes on Pinterest, but there are so many other folks doing it too, why not go see the boards and boards of recipes I’ve curated for your inspiration.
This is where people who love to cook NSNG food go to answer questions, give ideas, inspiration, post pics of Eat Happy creations and their own, and give all around support to folks who are getting their butts in the kitchen.
Instagram is the social where I spend the most time. I like the interface, I like pretty pictures, and most importantly, you will see me develop recipes in real time just about every single day.
More cooking videos, with the recipes on pdf and downloadable at my site.


  • Barb Farr / Reply

    I signed up for the recipes but cannot get them.

    • Hi Barb-
      I searched for your email all throughout mailchimp, and it shows no record of you signing up. Easiest way to sign up is to go to the 31 Days of Meals blog post, scroll to the bottom and sign up there. It will immediately take you to a landing page to download the recipes and Meal Plan, plus you will receive an email with the download links as well.

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