If I asked a room full of people to raise their hands if they had ever heard of the Paleo diet, I guarantee you that almost every single hand in that room would be up in the air.
Lately, I've been seeing more and more people talking about the Paleo diet - and for a good reason. Although a lot of diets can often get complicated and hard to understand, the Paleo diet is pretty simple: only eat what a caveman would eat. What's better than being able to eat as much as you want and not have to track anything? Nothing! That's what I thought.
The Paleo diet rose to popularity mostly due to its hefty promises of transformation and good health. The whole idea of it might sound like a cheesy ad played on late-night television, but it really is a diet that has worked for many people.
I see these people's stories everywhere I turn, and they're truly inspiring. It was these people's ratings, their experiences, that inspired me to look into the diet in the first place.
Although there are many guides available on the internet to help you get started with the Paleo "diet," sometimes it's just easier to sit down with a real paleo book.
Because of this, I gathered a bunch of cookbooks that I've been lucky enough to get the chance to try, and I'll be providing you all with some quality reviews to help you choose which one(s) to add to your cookbook arsenal. Keep reading to learn more about each book in my extensive list!
Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans takes a humorous approach to the positive lifestyle of a Paleo diet. The book contains more than one hundred "nomtastic memories" for anyone looking to extend their Paleo recipe repertoire. Written by authors Michelle Tam and Henry Fong - an accomplished husband-and-wife duo, the Nom Nom Paleo cookbook has received many awards for its five-star recipes.
Slow cookers are amazing tools for any person and any kitchen. I love the fact that you can put it in and go back hours later without having to do much of anything in between! The great thing about this cookbook is that it's simple and gets straight to the point. With only 40 recipes in the book, you won't get overwhelmed by an overload of possibilities and ideas. Instead, you can focus on what really matters: the food!
One thing I do have to say, though, is that there are no pictures with the recipes. Although pictures are definitely a must-have for me when I look through a cookbook, I do have to admit that the inclusion of Paleo breakfast and dessert recipes for the slow cooker does make everything better again!
This book was written by Natalie Perry, a widely known and extremely respected Paleo blogger. This cookbook is massive with more than two hundred recipes that cover all sorts of different Paleo ingredients. Those ingredients include appetizers, snacks, desserts, soups, chilis, meats, seafood, vegetables, and even some staple pantry items. The exclusive recipes included in this cookbook seem to be mostly drawn from Asian, Latin, and Middle Eastern culinary roots.
Danielle Walker is a self-trained chef who has now changed the worlds of Paleo families everywhere. This cookbook, Against all Grain, is filled to the brim with recipes for all courses from appetizers to desserts. She even includes some fun and healthy recipes that your kids will love, as well! Everybody knows how hard it is to get your kid to love healthy food. Luckily, Danielle fixes that issue!
This Paleo cookbook really is ultimate; the title doesn't lie! Altogether, ten experienced Paleo chefs and bloggers came together to create this amazing, extensive resource for anyone in need of some quality Paleo recipes.
There's even an entire chapter dedicated to making the Paleo diet easy with almost eighty fast and simple recipes. There are plenty of great Paleo cookbooks, but this is probably the only one that truly deserves to be called "ultimate." In total, ten popular Paleo bloggers contributed to the creation of this cookbook.
Written by Diane Sanfilippo, the Practical Paleo is exactly that: practical. It targets the core of nutrition and various health issues, throwing the Paleo diet at them with force. This awesome cookbook comes with over one hundred and twenty recipes for your culinary enjoyment.
This one is a New York Times bestseller and has even sold over one hundred and fifty thousand copies. That's a lot of books - and a lot of people reading! The best part about Paleo for Beginners is that it even includes a huge list of all the foods you can eat while following a Paleo diet. Now you won't have to wonder if your favorite food is allowed!
For anyone with special kitchen tools, you'll understand how difficult it can sometimes be to find recipes specific to the equipment you have.
However, for those of you who own an Instant Pot, you don't have to worry about that anymore! This cookbook, written by Jennifer Robins, includes 80 different Paleo recipes created with your Instant Pot specifically in mind.
In the end, making a switch to the Paleo diet can ultimately turn your life around and bring you back to your natural and healthy roots. The best part about it is that it's incredibly simple.
Although other diets like veganism and vegetarianism are both simple, as well, they lack the added ease of not having to count your calories or other nutrition values. For vegans and vegetarians, it is often harder to get the nutrition you need, so tracking with a cookbook can help guarantee optimal health in those situations.
For those following a Paleo diet, though, there is no tracking involved.
In the end, making a switch to the Paleo diet can ultimately turn your life around and bring you back to your natural and healthy roots. The best part about it is that it's incredibly simple. Although other diets like veganism and vegetarianism are both simple, as well, they lack the added ease of not having to count your calories or other nutrition values.
For vegans and vegetarians, it is often harder to get the nutrition you need, so tracking can help guarantee optimal health in those situations.For those following a Paleo diet, though, there is no tracking involved.
For those following a Paleo diet, though, there is no tracking necessarily involved. Of course, you can track your nutrition data if you want to, but you can, otherwise, eat as much as you want - as long as you're choosing the right foods!
The books I've supplied for you here are excellent resources to get you started, and you can do a quick Google search online for even more info about the diet itself if you'd like. I congratulate any person who is making or has already made the switch to a happier and healthier life, and I welcome you to the clean life. Living Paleo is living better for your weight, and that's all there is to it!
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