Best Paleo Cookbook 2014
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If you are just getting started with the Paleo Diet, you will at some point be looking for a good Paleo Cookbook. Here are some of the best Paleo Cookbooks 2014. As far as the BEST Paleo cookbook, that depends on what you are looking for and a number of other factors. No one product is the best for everyone.
Paleohacks Cookbook-Paleohacks Paleo Cookbook
Obviously we feel Paleohacks Cookbook is one of the best Paleo cookbooks 2014. This book was compiled by the people at the Palehacks online community. It is actually six books in one, as the main cookbook comes with five free bonus books. This collection was put together by Paleo enthusiasts for the Paleo beginner. It covers important subjects like getting started with Paleo fast, quick Paleo meals and snacks, dining out Paleo and other necessities. It also includes a Paleo food list,grocery lists and other tools.
Well Fed and Well Fed 2
Melissa Joulwon has been on a 90% strict Paleo diet since 2009 following a personal health crisis. This best Paleo Cookbook offers a great selection of crowd pleasing recipes and is a follow up to the well recieved Well Fed 1. It not only includes recipes that are grain free, but ensures that these meals include a balance of omega 3 fats for nutrition.The recipes are tasty and it is put together in an attractive and easy to follow manner. Every recipe offers a section of variations so that you may experiment and make a dish more to your taste.
This is a good introductory cookbook to Paleo with some insight into Paleo strategies for particular health conditions. It explains some very technical science information in a clear and simple manner.It also looks at prepackaged foods and the negative effects of preservatives. This is a very popular book with those that are interested in the Paleo diet for particular health disorders. It contains a well rounded collection of recipes and quite a bit of information on the workings of the body and autoimmune conditions. This book contains over 120 recipes including appetizers and Paleo fast food.
Against all Grain -Danielle Walker
Danielle is a self taught chef that fought her own battles with autoimmune disorders. The r ecipes are very inventive and this is a favorite of many Paleo enthusiasts. Danielle does not believe in depriving herself of delicious foods and has many delicious dishes without grains, dairy or legumes.Includes a special section for childrens recipes. Great photography and delicious treats from appetizers to desserts. It includes her “World Famous Sandwich Bread” which is a healthy alternative to store bought sandwich breads.
The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
Robb Wolf is a former biochemist and one of the leading experts on Paleo diet principals. One of Robbs fortes is his easy writing style, giving you sound information with an occasional chuckle. This is a book that is often described as “life changing”. There are many recipes, however the focus is perhaps more on the science behind the Paleo diet. Robb believes and designed a 30 day trial to the Paleo lifestyle. This is a great introduction to Paleo due to the quality of the information and Robbs easy to read and familiar writing style.
The Paleo Approach -Sarah Ballantyne Phd
This is another scientific Paleo plan. The purpose of the book is to guide you to eating the right foods to fight and ward off autoimmune problems. This book is full of important health information and insights for those that are interested in healing inflammatory problems. This book does give quite a bit of technical information, yet also gives practical every day tips to improve your health. Also includes tips on Paleo shopping and meal plans.
The Ancestral Table -by Russ Crandall
The main focus of this book is to present familiar traditional recipes that have been altered to be Paleo and healthy. You will find new twists to your favorite meals in this popular book. The book is well designed and there is a lot of personal input on the various dishes. These are recipes that you might not see in other Paleo recipe books. They include international dishes as well as American favorites. There is a lot of personal touches and insight to this book that make it a very enjoyable read.
Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook by Sarah Fragoso
The author is also the Author of the original Everyday Paleo. Sarahs dedication to health is apparant reading this book. She is a top trainer at a respected health club, a mother of three and an author. This is also a personal journal for Sarah who learned to overcome many years of g.i. problems. You can also see her concern for her daughters in her meal planning. The recipes are simple yet good enough for the entire family. Her insights into fitness and chronic pain make for an amazing book. This is a good start for anyone that is not only thinking of their own health, but the health of their family as well.
Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals by Mark Sisson
Mark is a health and fitness expert and the author of the popular The Primal Blueprint. He is also the webmaster of Marks Daily Apple a very popular health and nutrition blog. This is a “quick and easy” Cookbook for Paleo foods. There is a lot of variety in the dishes and attention to detial is given for each recipe. There are photographs of the ingredients and the finished product as well as full nutritional information. Some of the dishes may be a bit apart from the norm which may require ingredients that you dont have on hand. The clarity of the recipes,the photographs and the nutritional value are the high points of this book.
Paleo for Beginners-John Chatham
This is a popular book for Paleo Beginners. Although the cover shows photos of Paleo foods, this book is not really a cookbook or recipes book. There are many useful tips for starting Paleo inluding quizzes. It teaches you how to shop for Paleo and more, however there are really no recipes in this book. Still Paleo for Beginners isa bestseller and one of the best Paleo books of this year.
The Paleo Diet for Athletes by Loren Cordain Phd and Joel Friel
Loren Cordain could be called the father of the modern Paleo diet. In this book he gets together with coach Joel Friel to put together an optimum book on primal nutrition, particularly for runners, crossfit and other athletes. The book is loaded with information with sources and at times challenges previous thoughts on the subject. Includes chapters on recovery and other important information on Paleo for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
Make It Paleo Over 200 Grain-Free Recipes for Any Occasion
By Bill Staley and Hayley Mason
This is a rather large book with beautiful photos and design. It is kind of a combination cookbook/ coffee table book. The book is more than a cookbook and contains valuable information on Paleo and the Paleo lifestyle. Great detail is shown in the preparation, and combined with the insight into the Paleo lifestyle may make this a good candiate for the Paleo beginner.
I have seen this book discussed so many times and the interesting thing is, this seems to be a bit of a love it/ hate it book. Many people love it and would call it their first choice for a Paleo cookbook, and others seem to feel that it is pretentious and the recipes are mediocre. Others feel the book is gorgeous and the recipes are great. Perhaps some of that discrepancy comes from the fact that the book is priced higher than many cookbooks, and that I think many of the recipes tend to focus on mainstream family cooking rather than exotic Paleo cuisine. Be all that as it may, I still feel this is a beautiful job and a contender for best Paleo cookbook.
Nom Nom Paleo-Food for Humans
By Michelle Tam and Henry Fong. This book is full of humor and loaded with step by step photography. The recipes are simple and yet adventurous enough for all kinds of people, beginner or experienced. You will find traditional recipes and the not so traditional. Many of the dishes include 10 or more step by step photographs to help you create delicious Paleo foods for your family. This book would be a great choice for someone that knows a little about Paleo but is just starting to prepare meals.
Paleo Slow Cooker – John Chatham
For those that love Paleo and slow cookers. John Chatham seems to write books on many different types of cooking, not only Paleo. He has written books on the Mediterranean diet, juicing, the DASH diet and others. Paleo Slow Cooker gives recipes for breakfasts, snacks and appetizers; soups, stews, and stocks meat and vegetarian entrees; and breads and desserts. It does conatin some information on Paleo and gluten free, but other than that, the book is exactly as the title states. I wouldnt consider this a perfect place to start for a new Paleo chef, but rather a specialty book for those that love the slow cooker. It would be a good addition to those that love Paleo but have busy schedules and have come to rely on slow cooking to provide healthy meals.
Paleo Chef for Dogs: Homemade Gluten-Free Dog Food Recipes
I wanted to include this one. It turns out that mans best friend often shares his autoimmune problems as well. Many dogs are allergic to grains and some of the most popular premium dog foods are grain free.
Paleo Chef for Dogs gives you great recipes for dogs based on Paleo diet principles. The book is a fun read, and the recipes just may help your best friend live a longer healthier life.
Primal Cravings: Your favorite foods, made Paleo by Brandon and Megan Keatley
This is an interesting Paleo title that is selling well and gets great reviews. The premise as the title suggest is that this a collection of recipes for Paleo versions of your favorite foods.The book is designed well and full of beautiful photographs. There are very interesting recipes including unexpected things like Thin mint cookies and apple pie. A lot of work went into this book. It is the kind of book that even an experienced Paleo dieter will find refreshing. It may not be perfect for the beginner, but it certainly would be great early in your journey or later in your journey.
Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life- by Nora Gedgaudas
Someone wrote to me and suggested this book and it is indeed a great contender for Best Paleo Cookbook 2014. Nora is a certified nutritionist and holistic practitioner. This book is a treasure house of nutritional information. It examines our ancient ancestors and how our eating habits have changed for the worst. It examines the role of hormones and many other fascinating subjects. It is certainly a respected book on Paleo and is one of the most highly rated books on Amazon on the Paleo diet. It gives one a clear understanding of the role of nutrition in the body and gives the reader a plan to improve their lives.
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