Danielle Walker, On Her New Cookbook, Easy Recipes, And More - Exclusive Interview

Burnout is real, especially when it comes to the kitchen. With all of the health tips and lifestyles being thrown around online, it can be hard to find what's right for you. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free offerings are becoming more prevalent as brands recognize food restrictions and offer more options. Although restaurants seem to be providing more accommodations than in years past, changing your food habits can be stressful. That's why Danielle Walker, a bestselling cookbook author, is releasing a new cookbook that acknowledges gluten-free and dairy-free meals while making it easy.

In an exclusive interview with Mashed, Walker gave us the inside scoop on her fifth cookbook to date, "Healthy in a Hurry." The book provides no-cook lunches, freezer-friendly meals, pasta dishes, sheet pan dinners, and easy grilling recipes. The food influencer has amassed over 447,000 Instagram followers to date for her paleo spin on your favorite cuisines. She revealed her go-to gluten-free dessert recipe, why meal prepping is so important, and how to repurpose leftovers. We are taking these tips in stride!

What advice do you have for people looking to maintain a healthy meal balance while traveling? A lot of people are going to Europe and things like that right now, but they might have some qualms about being gluten-free and dairy-free.

Well, gosh, if you're going to go to Europe, live it up. Eat all the things that you can, as long as it's not going to make you sick. I'm gearing up to travel to do a few book tour stops and going out to New York to launch this book. I travel with a lot of snacks. I love roasted nuts, dried fruit. I keep a ton of jerky sticks from the New Primal, things like that, chopped sticks. I keep those things in my bag at all times in case you can't find something.

But if you're gluten-free ... First of all, there's so many places these days, at least if you are gluten-free, but not celiac, that have lots of gluten-free options. My go-to — I go back to it time and again when I get tired of salads — but I get the burger, and I don't do the bun and lettuce wrap it instead.

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