Alex Snodgrass is a recipe developer, health enthusiast, and founder of the popular blog and social media outlet The Defined Dish. Her first two books, The Defined Dish and The Comfortable Kitchen, were instant New York Times bestsellers. Her recipes use better-for-you ingredients and are known for being simple, easy, and full of flavor. In 2018 she was recognized as a finalist in the prestigious Saveur magazine Blog Awards in the category of "Most Inspired Weeknight Meals.” In 2022, Alex launched her multipurpose dressing line, SideDish, to further make mealtime easier and more delicious. She lives in Dallas with her husband and two young daughters.
MELISSA URBAN is the co-founder and CEO of Whole30, and a six-time New York Times bestselling author. She is the host of the Do the Thing podcast, and is a prominent keynote speaker on social media and branding, health trends, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.
“Infused with grace, charm, and encouragement to cook what you love, involve the whole family, and create your own version of “balance,” The Defined Dish Wholesome Weeknights—and Alex—will quickly become as beloved in your family as they are in mine.” —from the Foreword by Melissa Urban, Whole30 co-founder “Alex and The Defined Dish are my go-to for delicious recipes that are as enjoyable to make as to eat! She approaches both food and life with a playful soulfulness that nourishes my family and my heart.” —Brené Brown, PhD, New York Times #1 best-selling author of Dare to Lead “I discovered Alex’s cooking when I was attempting to survive a Whole30 and was at a loss. Alex’s recipes are never intimidating and are always packed with flavor . . . they are guilt-free even when they taste like a guilty pleasure, and they got me excited to be a better cook.” —Erin Foster, comedian and amateur home cook “Innovative, bright, simple, absolutely delicious, and totally doable, there’s not a cookbook I’m more excited about. I can’t wait to try every last dish, especially the Better Than Takeout section—her specialty is easy swaps that transform restaurant dishes into something Whole30 and healthy. Alex teaches us how to find balance and have fun doing it.” —Teri Turner, creator of nocrumbsleft “Alex Snodgrass effortlessly strikes a delicious balance between healthy, healthy-ish, and indulgent recipes that are approachable and family-oriented. Whether you’re crushing a round of Whole30, discovering your food freedom, or searching for weeknight inspiration, The Defined Dish offers something for everyone.” —Ronny Joseph Lvovski, creator of Primal Gourmet —