Danielle's Digest: Week of July 19th - Danielle Walker

Win a private cooking lesson with me!! But first, let’s make cookies!

I went live and used the new #grainfree pancake mix you all got in your preorder bonus PDF in my famous real deal chocolate chip cookies! Have you received all of your freebies?! And show of hands- who’s read the first 2 chapter of Food Saved Me?🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, see my last few posts. 😉

Here’s the recipe, and watch til the end because I let out a little secret about a huge Christmas in July discount for my cooking courses!!

Gluten-Free and Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup sustainable palm shortening, ghee, or grass-fed butter
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups grain-free flour mix (included in the Food Saved Me preorder bonus!)
1/2 cup dark chocolate pieces (just chop up a dark chocolate bar)
1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips

Cream the fat, sugar, and honey for 1 minute until creamy.. Add the eggs and beat again. Add the flour mix and vanilla. Beat on high for 1 to 2 minutes. Bake at 325 for 12 to 14 minutes.

I first sat down to write this book after almost 10 years healthy and years off of medication. It’s difficult to sit and revisit all of your most painful memories. And it’s even more difficult to have to write them out.

A year after I began writing, feeling like I finally figured out the puzzle – everything I was writing about and thought I knew was called into question. I considered scrapping the book entirely (or at least changing the title), and I thought thought the message I had been sharing for a decade of healing with food was all a farce. Imposter syndrome was at an all time high.

But as I healed, and I sat back down to write again, I was reminded of everything I had learned in the 10 years prior. All of the stories from YOU of how food, and my recipes, had changed your lives. All of the puzzle pieces I had already put together with every setback and road bump and the learnings that came from each. I was reminded that Food *had* Saved Me in the past. And it could do it again.

This isn’t a story of how I perfectly overcame an autoimmune disease. It’s a story of resilience. Of hope. Of going through incredibly dark times but getting back up again and using it for good.

It’s a story of taking control of your life and not letting something else run it. Of trying to search for the good that God has placed in your life, rather than dwell on the bad.

It’s available for preorder now. I believe with every ounce of my being that this is a story that needs to be told. That many have not ever heard but need to. And I know it because over 400 of you submitted your own Food Saved Me stories that are included in the book, and they’re nothing short of miracles.

✨Pre-order, share it with your friends, and let’s get this out there for people who need healing, or their loved ones who need support.

THANK YOU!! You took the book to number 8️⃣3️⃣ in all books on Amazon overnight!!! This is all you, friends. My goal was to break the top 50 so it would be featured on that list and hopefully discovered by people needing hope and healing, so we’re ALMOST there!!
If you preordered, don’t forget to claim your freebies and enter for the private lesson with me!

Next week, I’m going to be sharing your Food Saved Me stories with your photos on my feed. If you want to share your story, post a before and after photo with your story to your own page and use @daniellewalker and Food Saved Me so I can add them to the others we’ve been saving up!

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her I’ve got twenty” melts me 🥰

My top 20 gluten-free pantry items and snacks!

Do you keep any of these gluten-free snacks and foods stocked in your own pantry? What do your kids go through the quickest? 👇

Mine – seaweed, grain-free crackers, and dried mango.

After an emotional and busy, but such a life-giving week launching the preorder of Food Saved Me, Ryan surprised me with a visit from one of my dearest and best friends and it was the most fun, heart-filling weekend. A year and a half with some of your closest friends living in a different state and not being able to travel was not fun, but thankfully we’re all healthy, here, and ready to pick up where we left off.

Do you have that person or people? The ones you can just pick right up with? Tag your friends 👯‍♀️ that you can go months without seeing (ahem @officialangiesmith only took 4 years to get back out here), but that you can just fall back into place with immediately like no time has passed at all. 💃 💃

Also, when it comes to my phone catalog of photos with @officialangiesmith – for every normal photo, there’s about 10,000 laughing ones. 🤣

The classic ice pops sold in most grocery stores that I grew up eating are filled with refined sugars, artificial coloring and ingredients I don’t feel comfortable giving my kids. I am so happy that we now have DeeBee’s Organic products for a delicious, clean and healthy treat! Both my kids and I have been LOVING their ice pops after a day swimming at the pool or running through the sprinklers. If we’re honest, and Ryan can attest, I think I’ve actually consumed more of these than my kids! Especially after a workout in the hot sun when I want something refreshing, low in calories, and without added sugar.

DeeBee’s Organic products are packed with whole fruits without any fillers, so you can feel good knowing that they are enjoying a nutritious snack. DeeBee’s  aims to recreate those nostalgic treats we knew and loved as kids into clean, short label, chemical free, delicious fruit-based treats for today’s modern family. They’re shelf stable and can be stored in your pantry until you’re ready to shake, freeze, and enjoy!

DeeBee’s now has a 30 pack available, which you can order online and use code DANIELLE20 for 20% off! Click here to shop!

“Food Saved Me by getting my MS under control. I went from taking daily shots and needing a walking aid to no shots and walking without an aid. I was able to have a second child which we thought was never a possibility. I had debilitating migraines that went away by going paleo. My entire life was changed because of a paleo lifestyle. I discovered Danielle after I made the change. I felt I could have “normal” things again.” – Becky P

Have you read the first 2 chapters yet? You don’t have to preorder, anyone can read them! Just tap the link in my bio. Here’s a little snippet from the opening letter from me, to you.
Tap the link in bio to read the rest!

After reading the first couple of chapters, if you feel like you or someone you know resonate with my story, you can pre-order and receive a free 30 minute step-by-step cooking lesson from my online cooking community, 5 delicious bonus recipes, AND a chance to WIN a private virtual cooking lesson with me and up to 6 of your friends or family!

Tap here to download your free chapters & pre-order!.
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The BBQ Chicken Salad with Peach Power Slaw from the Packed Lunches chapter of my Eat What You Love cookbook is one of my favorite post-work out lunches, but I don’t always have time to make everything from scratch.

Here’s a quick rendition:

Start with a good portion of mixed baby greens, add cucumber, avocado, goat cheese (omit for Whole30 or dairy free), peaches, and tomatoes.

Toss some cooked chicken with your favorite sugar free bbq sauce then add it to the salad. Top with sprouted seeds and a drizzle of dairy free ranch!

How do you organize your freezer?!

These magnetic white boards were a game changer for my garage freezer. I have them categorized and every time I add something or take it out, I just change the tally. It’s so easy to find something quickly for dinner and know exactly what I have, without having to dig through the bins. And I find I buy less on impulse, or have things go to waste!

I added a swipe up to my stories for the boards!

Save, share with a friend who could use a little organizing help, and tag me on your stories if you try it out!



Danielle’s Digest: Week of July 19th


  1. Leah says:

    Garden looks amazing! A post on it alone would be interesting 🙂

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