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 This week's tester is Melissa Freas-Kampf and family from Horsham, PA. Melissa is a mom of two and a professional program manager. She trains with her husband Steven at CrossFit Five Star, and she tested 16.34 for us earlier this year. So without further ado, a little word from Melissa:

"When I'm not in the gym or at work, it’s all about quality family time. We have busy lives with all the sports and activities the kids are involved in, but when we have down time I love to cook with my kids. Not only are they more likely to eat the meal when they help create it, but the pride they display when it’s all finished is great to see as a parent. I know I am setting them up for a healthy successful future in the kitchen. My two kids helped with the items that they could for this meal plan. I love getting the kids involved in the cooking process. My husband helps with the onions because they make me cry.

"I recently tried the Plantain Breakfast Deep Dish. AMAZING! This was a great change up for my normal breakfast routine and had enough fuel for my post morning gym recovery. It was a great way to start my day and sometimes end it too, because I loved it so much I may have had it for dinner as well."

Here are the pictures from the Kampf's family meals:

Chuckwagon Brisket Pot Roast

Chianti Braised Short Ribs

Cinnamon Infused Short Ribs with Butternut Squash

Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Paleo Banana Currant Muffins


A great big "thanks" goes out to Melissa, Steven, Blake and Brynn for doing a great job on this week's meals! Teaching young children how to work in the kitchen and being a part of preparing the meals they eat is always a good move. I admire you!

(Melissa with family and friends)












I have been a cook for the past 20 years and a CrossFitter since 2008.  It is my passion to share my cooking knowledge through the videos on this site.  I want to turn you into a Culinary Ninja while helping you "Keep it Paleo!"

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