Our ancestors didn’t have 1,000 recipes from which to choose, so it should be far easier for you to eat Paleo than it was for them. This suite of recipe books is pretty extensive, with hundreds of recipes in different categories like fish, red meats, pork, appetizers, and even organ meats. It’s a way to get a solid grounding on what you should be making for yourself, while at the same time giving you quite the database of recipes to select from. They say these recipes will help you burn fat, perform better cognitively, and even slow down the aging process. These meals can be prepared quickly and easily, so you won’t spend all day in the kitchen.
Both the ketogenic and the Paleo regimens promote low-carb, high-fat and moderate-protein meals, though the former focuses on getting your energy from a meat diet, while the latter aims to help manage diseases such as epilepsy and type 2 diabetes. This best-seller by keto diet advocates Jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich provides 150 delicious recipes that recreate favorite meals in exciting ways (avocado egg cups, anyone?). The authors also introduce you to novel ingredients including kelp noodles, liquid smoke and “Copycat Baconnaise” (arguably an improvement on mayonnaise).
This is where it all begins. Well, for me it was actually Melissa and Dallas Hartwig's first book, It Starts With Food, but that's more of a nutrition book than a cookbook so it's not on this list. The Whole30 book is an upgrade from that, with even better meal planning and cooking resources. No doubt that the official Whole30 Cookbook, which was released in 2016, is also a good one to keep in your kitchen. I'd like to get my hands on that one soon. Buy it here.
1. One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies: This super healthy and nutritious meal features chicken breasts and the veggies of your choice, all topped with a delicious balsamic and Italian dressing. Pro tip: As with all of these recipes, make sure to wait until you’re ready to eat before you add any glazes or dressings on top. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)
This chicken salad keeps things light and has an eclectic mix of meat, fruit, and vegetables, so you’ll feel great after eating it. While some might think that Paleo eating doesn’t include salads, this is a misperception. In fact, you’ll likely end up eating more salads than you ever did before so you can balance out a meal. This salad makes a great lunch, and will surely give you energy to help you through the rest of the day, without a sluggish after lunch feeling. Consider using baby spinach or baby kale leaves instead of ordinary lettuce for the base.
Regardless of the origin of the name, the caveman diet has many of the same principles as the paleo diet. It’s focused primarily on the consumption of higher quantities of real, unprocessed, non-packaged food that cavemen could have eaten thousands of years ago, before Safeway, Walmart, and all of the other mega-super-duper-grocery stores we have available in today’s world came into being. Here are the basics:
In today's fast-paced, modern world, the family dinner can easily get swallowed up by work, errands, and kids' activities. But sit...ting down to a healthy, home-cooked meal doesn't have to be a thing of the past. In Make Ahead Paleo, Tammy Credicott shows you how to eat well at home and on the run, without sacrificing flavor or good nutrition. Tammy offers up more than 85 flavorful recipes that are ready when you and your family are, wherever you are, each one beautifully illustrated with a photo that will inspire you to start shopping and chopping: dishes such as Flank Steak Roulade, Pecan Stuffed Chicken, Mushroom Meatballs, Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken, English Muffins, Toasted Coconut Blondies, and even Pumpkin-Cardamom Cupcakes. You'll be amazed at how easily, economically, and efficiently you can feed your family grain- and gluten-free meals using fresh, natural, whole-food ingredients.In Make Ahead Paleo, you'll find:Recipes and tips for whipping up freezable mealsInventory sheets to help you keep track of your frozen creationsDelicious timesaving recipes for your slow cookerA busy work week menu with full grocery listRecipes to take on the roadSweet indulgences that freeze and travel wellMake Ahead Paleo is the perfect guide for cooks who don't have all day to slave over a hot stove but still want their meals to taste as if they did. Wherever your hectic life takes you, make it nutritious, make it flavorful, and make it ahead! read more
Stack these bacon breakfast sandwiches nice and tall and you’ll have a formidable breakfast you’ll want to slow down for. The key is starting with a Paleo-approved bread and using thick cut bacon. Cutting the bacon nice and thick gives it a different quality than typical breakfast bacon and you’ll get more meaty flavor in each bite. Top the bacon with an egg, and add in some fresh spinach so you’re getting a serving of veggies too.
Meatloaf is one food you don’t have to give up while following the Paleo diet. The great thing about meatloaf is everyone usually likes it enough to make it a regular menu item. In this version it has been miniaturized so that you don’t end up making one big loaf, but rather individual-sized portions so that everyone gets a nice outer crust, and it avoids the problem of soggy or crustless middle section pieces. You’ll notice that the breadcrumbs have been done away with as they aren’t allowed on the Paleo diet. You won’t notice they’re gone because there’s coconut flour instead.
Stuffed burgers are all the rage, and you can get into the craze with the Paleo diet, you just have to stuff the burger with Paleo friendly foods. In this recipe they’ve used an avocado as the stuffing, which gives these burgers potassium and healthy fat they wouldn’t otherwise have. They are grass-fed ground beef for the burger meat, which you’ll want to get into the habit of buying since it is closer to the natural way cows would eat. They’ve also managed to sneak in some sun-dried tomatoes, so you’ll be getting additional nutrition from those.
Make-ahead meals work well in so many situations, especially for people who have busy households or simply don’t have much time for cooking. This particular cookbook takes advantage of that concept and directly applies it to paleo cooking. In it, the author offers 85+ different recipes, which are designed so that they can be easily frozen and reheated. Likewise, many of the recipes use a slow cooker, which can act as another way to save time.
Eat and Live Healthy for Two: Paleo Slow Cooking for TwoAre you trying to live healthier by following the Paleo way of cooking and... eating? Have you ever made and followed recipes and end up having tons of leftovers because your aim was to cook for two? Do you feel that you are too novice to make delicious dishes using your crockpot or slow cooker?If you have answered “Yes” to all these questions, then this book is definitely for you! This is Paleo cooking in its most worry-free and fool proof way!Paleo cooking using a crockpot or slow cooker can be both exciting and challenging. But with the help of this book, you can start recreating and even coming up with your own Paleo recipes using this cookware with utmost confidence. And not just that, inside you will learn:· The reason why you should go for a Paleo lifestyle· 40 delicious, healthy and completely Paleo recipes that you can cook using a slow cooker.· Recipes that help you prepare your food ahead of time.· How to reduce recipe servings or yields to suit your need to cook for just two people.· And so much moreBring out your slow cooker and get ready to be the star of the kitchen and the dinner table with these amazingly easy Paleo recipes!Don’t Delay. Download This Book Now. read more
Turmeric is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties and has been used for a long time in cooking and medicine in India. This PBS post goes into much about the history and benefits of turmeric. Dr. Axe also has a great post about how turmeric can be medicinally better than some drugs on the market. Check it out here. I’m sure that by now you’ve heard that turmeric is good for you and your body and it is great to introduce it into your everyday cooking. It is easy to add it to roasted veggies, smoothies, and also teas. Check out our turmeric maple roasted beets and carrots for another recipe idea!
Primal Paleo Diet Cookbook: Over 100 Quick and Easy Paleo RecipesWhether you’re just starting out on the Paleo diet or have been e...ating Paleo for years, the Primal Paleo Cookbook: Quick and Easy Paleo Recipes is going to help you make delicious, healthy meals without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.This book was designed for people who want to be able to get their meals on the table fast, without the need for a lot of special ingredients or difficult cooking techniques. These recipes feature fresh, whole foods that are cooked the Paleo way—without refined sugars, processed foods, or unhealthy oils. They’re perfect for those days you come home tired from work and need to get dinner on the table without a lot of fuss, using ingredients you already have on hand. Or when you want to put everything into a slow cooker and then set it and forget it.In addition to more than 100 Paleo recipes, also included in the book is a brief overview of the Paleo diet—what it is, the health benefits of eating the Paleo way, how to stock your Paleo kitchen, and a 7-day Paleo meal plan.Read on for quick, easy, and most of all delicious Paleo recipes! read more
Hey Tessa! Good question. So after calculating from my credit card, I spend about $275 on average on food without really budgeting. I stick to eggs and chicken as my main form of protein and look for when grassfed beef is on sale. Even at $7 a pound I can get about 3 meals out of that, so it’s not too bad. I will probably be doing a post on this in the next few months when I get back to school and am keeping track of exactly how much I spend on what.
This is a wonderful green bean salad that will be bursting with flavor. Go with organic green beans and you’ll be able to tell the difference in how they taste. The additional ingredients are all Paleo inspired, with walnuts as a source of healthy fat, something that you’re supposed to get enough of each day you’re on Paleo. She’s also using a red onion, and olive oil. Olive oil is additional healthy fat, and the Paleo diet is one of the few diets out there that places such a primary importance on getting healthy fats into your body.
Feeling full and fulfilled when you’re on a diet may seem impossible, but it’s the only way to turn your diet into a healthy lifestyle. Naturally promoting superior health and weight control, The Paleo Cookbook serves up wholesome recipes from around the world that emphasize lean proteins, vegetables, fruits and healthy fats. A staple for any paleo table, The Paleo Cookbook gives you your fill of a healthy and balanced life with every dish.