Nom Nom Paleo App Review and Giveaway

One of the cool things about being totally rad bloggers and authors is getting to try things out early. Sometimes, though, that comes with some problems. For example, the amazingly talented minds behind Nom Nom Paleo invited us to review their new iPad app a couple months back. Unfortunately, we didn’t own an iPad. Won’t it work on our iPhones or our iMac or our Macbook (I know, so much Apple products in one family is downright ridiculous)? Of course not.

We were feeling sad and left out because of this, but thought we would make due without. Until, that is, Stacy got to try it out at PaleoFX in March and was so overwhelmed by how beautiful and incredible it is that she decided we would make it happen.

And that’s how it is that we went out and acquired an iPad for one app (which makes our Apple consumption completely obscene). Not that we’re not enjoying and using it for many other things, too.

As skeptical as I was that any one app would be worth the expenditure, I was so impressed by fantastic result of the Nom Team’s effort that I came around and decided my kitchen needed more Noms in it. Here’s why:

It’s beautiful! All the photos are vibrantly colored and appetizing. You ever encounter someone so talented it terrifies you and makes you despair of ever thinking of entering the same field? That’s what I feel like every time I look at anything in here. I look at this picture and I want to tear up copies of Eat Like a Dinosaur!

Every single step of these delicious recipes has its own page with directions and process photos. You’ll never be confused about if your food is looking correct! Better yet, it’s got seriously handy tools that you didn’t even know you needed.

This is the recipe card, the text portion of the app where it will run down everything in a single scrolling page. Notice something cool? Yep, that’s right: a shopping list. Check off those items and Nom Nom will make you your very own shopping list to take to the store. This feature is so genius that I don’t know if I can cook without it again!

Also cool? Glossary

Anything tricky or less familiar has its own call out box so that you can learn these concepts. Pretty awesome.

Not only that but it’s great for kids as well. We wrote a kids book, but an app has the interactivity that the written word can’t possibly match. The kids love to scroll through all the recipes, looking at the beautiful pictures. Cole can now pick out his recipe and check off the ingredients we still need. I can still hear them pointing out all the recipes they want to make!

I’m seriously jealous. This is so much more user friendly and efficient that a cookbook. I honestly feel that I’m looking at the future of recipe books here!

And that’s the best way to look at what’s going on here. It’s a cookbook plus. For $4.99 for the Starter Set and $.99 for each additional set, you end up getting a completely gorgeous and unique cookbook for a little more that half of what Amazon sells our book. What a tremendous bargain.

Oh, and before you bother Nom Nom, I’ll answer your most pressing question. Unfortunately, this is only for the iPad. So no support for iPhones and computers or Android, including Kindle and Nook. Understandably, there was significant development investment cost. The Noms have said if they make enough money on this app to make it worthwhile, they’ll look into other platforms too. So, tell your friends to buy it if they have an iPad but you don’t!

And if you do have a iPad and want the app, though, why don’t we gjve you a copy?

How to enter:

  1. Follow and like us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google + or whatever you’re using other than a stone tablet these days
  2. Follow Nom Nom Paleo as well
  3. Leave ONE comment saying you’ve done all this and let us know what your favorite Nom Nom recipe is!

Winner will be selected in two days on 5/3, so enter quickly!


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  • gendalia
    May 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    I’ve already gotten the app and all the sets, and I agree, it’s beautiful. In your copious free time, I was hoping you’d do the same with Eat Like A Dinosaur. What would be even cooler, but it’d require more collaboration, is if we could add Eat Like A Dinosaur sets to the Nom Nom Paleo app. Just a thought.

  • Melissa Fritcher
    May 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Done and done and done! My favorite NNP recipe is the cheater pork stew. <3

  • Meredith Rhodes Carson
    May 1, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Thanks for the app-ortunity 🙂 Off the top of my head, my Nom Nom Paleo recipe is the mayo – simply because she does it by hand… will require the app for a more informed decision…

  • Pam Brisse
    May 1, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    ooo! It was my birthday yesterday and I got a new ipad! So of course I’d love to get this new app! I follow both pages on FB – thanks!

  • Veriria
    May 1, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    So, when will it be available for purchase on the iPad?  I keep looking for it, but it’s not there.

    • Stacy & Matt
      May 1, 2012 at 1:11 PM

      Should be right now. I found it searching Nom Nom paleo last night.

      • Veriria
        May 1, 2012 at 6:19 PM

        I guess I tried to search for it before it was released, then!  Because it was longer than a week ago that I tried.

        However, I read all the reviews before looking to purchase it.  $4.99 is high for most apps, and now knowing that you’d have to pay more money for additional content? I’m not so sure about that. Spark People has a free app for recipes that has a “low carb” section, and while it’s not ALL technically paleo or primal, at least it’s usable.

        • Stacy & Matt
          May 1, 2012 at 7:08 PM

          At the risk of sounding like a jerk, how much would someone have to pay you to develop an app (pay developers) and put together content of over 100 recipes and 1500 photos? We think it’s a STEAL, and you do get quite a lot for the basic purchase. Add-ons are just that… only if you want to. Plus, when they make changes or add recipes it’s a simple update to the app – for us, we have to go to reprint or do another book.

  • Jax111979
    May 1, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Following done! I love Nom Nom Paleo’s Asian cauliflower fried rice – yum!!

  • Apreynolds25
    May 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Been following both for awhile! 

    • Apreynolds25
      May 1, 2012 at 12:31 PM

      and would like to try the kale and carrots recipe!

  • TanyaV
    May 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Done! Favorite Nom Nom recipe would be the chicken with 40 cloves of garlic. So yummy!

  • Maggie
    May 1, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Done! 🙂

  • Mary s
    May 1, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Already done!! The green chicken is phenomenal!

  • Cassandra Fulford
    May 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Followed both on pinterest. Love her blog and the Asian cauliflower rice!

  • Amelia
    May 1, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    I like both of you guys and my favorite Nom Nom recipe are her Turkish Sliders. Yum!

  • Bquinby86
    May 1, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    I’m a follower of all!  Love the Paleo Krabby Patties 🙂

  • Tricia
    May 1, 2012 at 5:58 PM


  • Alex
    May 1, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    I’m a fan of both of you fabulous people, and I have to admit that I learned how to microwave sweet potatoes by following Nom Nom Paleo’s instructions. Definitely going to steal my sisters iPad and try out this app as soon as I can! 

  • Sharon N.
    May 1, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Already done and done.  My fav Nom Nom is simply her mashed cauliflower.  Her recipe made me realize how important the butter is…don’t skimp on the butter!

  • Kori Rotondi
    May 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    I’m seriously considering investing in an iPad just to get this app.  Is that extreme?  I’m not so sure…

  • Noise Colour Life
    May 2, 2012 at 2:34 AM

    Done! NomNomPaleos Sister’s Phenomenal Green Grilled Chicken!

  • Betty K
    May 2, 2012 at 2:55 AM

    Done!  I just made the Damn Fine Chicken for the 2nd time, it makes the house smell amazing for a couple of days.  I pre-ordered your ELAD book and we’re really enjoying it.  The sausage egg cups have become a house staple, great job you guys

  • Linda
    May 2, 2012 at 6:19 AM

    Steps to win completed!  

    I’ve been following Nom Nom’s journey (and yours!) for a while now, and I’m anxiously awaiting the iPad update so I can download it to my 1st generation iPad.  You’re not alone in your love of Apple products.  I’m affectionately known as the “Apple whore” in my family (and I don’t flinch a bit at the nickname)–I have more Apple technology than any woman needs.  You’re in good company. 

  • Willemijn Maas
    May 2, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Oh wow I’d really like to win this!
    I’d liked NomNomPaleo already and now I found your site also, and liked you on FB, Pinterest and Twitter (that’s ‘all’ I have).
    Great website you have here, I’ll visit you again soon to find some special treats for my sweet daughters first birthday!!
    My fav NomNom Recipe is Asian Cauliflower Rice! so easy! And the kids munch away on it!

  • Tamara
    May 2, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    I’ve been following Nom Nom and I just started following @PaleoParents. I’m so excited for this iPad app and giveaway!

  • Kelsey
    May 2, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    I absolutely adore her roast chicken recipe and make the “world’s best braised cabbage” on the regular. omnomnom. 

  • L.
    May 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    I did all the steps. My favorite recipe is probably the oven-baked sweet potato fries – love them!!

  • Mabel Figueroa
    May 2, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    I already religiously follow you both. My favorite Nom recipe is her Kalua pork, so amazing and simple. 

  • Katie
    May 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    done and done and my favorite simple as it may be is the bacon guacamole sammies YUM!

  • Sweet T
    May 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Liked ’em all!  Excited about getting the app!!

  • Valerie
    May 2, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Liked you and Nom Nom Paleo on Facebook. I love her pressure cooker bone broth! She inspired me to get a pressure cooker!

  • Kelly O'Neill Kasznel
    May 2, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    I follow both of you on all formats like a stalker;) I love so many of Nom Nom’s recipes but the latest one to try was sauteed kale and bacon… so good!

  • Jamie Krantzberg
    May 2, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Have been a huge fan of Nom Nom, love the Damn fine chicken among others.

  • Allison
    May 2, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Love following both great paleo websites.  My favorite is anything with Kale.

  • bethanyrx
    May 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Liked and liked, we’re excited to try some of their sous vide recipes!

  • Allison
    May 2, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Already like you guys and Nom Nom! I…really hate to say this, but I don’t yet have a favorite recipe! I will say that there was recently a slow-cooker chicken recipe that I fudged. I need to go back and actually make it! 

  • Kim Ruffino Jacobson
    May 2, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Liked both.  I really love her Fritatta.  Easy and delicious!

  • Sistermomy
    May 3, 2012 at 5:39 AM

    I liked and followed and my favorite recipe is Kale and bacon!

  • t0rie
    May 3, 2012 at 6:10 AM

    I’ve followed you on Facebook and Twitter. Already follow nomnompaleo. In fact, I was SO pleased to read that you went out and bought an iPad JUST for the app – because I’m THAT close to doing the same. One of my favourite recipes – has to be the brussel sprouts chips…. but honestly, I can’t really narrow it down.

  • Jonathan Goldenberg
    May 3, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    I have been following ya’ll for a while now. I like you on all my social networks. I have gone from 300 to 185 lbs from Paleo. Your recipes have helped me greatly. My favorite recipe is the bacon and guac sammies!

  • Plassphoto
    May 3, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    I hope I’m it too late! Done, and done! Unfortunately, I’ve ony just learned of Nom Nom Paleo! I’m still getting my feet wet being Paleo. Wouldn’t this be a great app to help me? 🙂