My top 6 recipe book recommendations I usually only share with my clients!
I LOVE my recipes. They are designed to be nutritious, low-toxicity, low-inflammatory, contain whole real food, easy to cook in large batches, and remain tasty when frozen and reheated. Meal prep, batch cooking, and having pre-prepared food in the refrigerator or freezer are necessary for long-term success on any eating plan for life.
Sometimes though, we need recipes that can be cooked on the fly, or maybe for a special meal when leftovers are not as necessary.
There are innumerable recipe books on the market. It is difficult to find just the right ones. I have experimented with several, and these are my top choices for everyday-type food.
Many of the recipes are ultra-low carb. Others can be modified a little to make them so. There are also some higher carb recipes that would be good on carb refeeds or for post-workout meals occasionally.
In Everyday Paleo, Sarah Fragoso gives detailed instructions for acquiring a Paleo lifestyle and improving the health and longevity of your family. An active mother of three, Fragoso shows that eating Paleo is not only feasible for the busiest of families, but also easy, delicious and completely life-changing. She offers numerous recipes for all meals of the day, and provides tips for getting around common roadblocks, such as eating out. Finally, to keep your entire family fit and sane in the 21st century, she lays out easy-to-follow workout routines that you can do either in the gym or your own home.
Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook
The Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook offers guidance on how to bring your family together with the magic of real food. As modern life grows more hectic with each passing day, a part of living the paleo lifestyle is slowing down and enjoying the time we have with family and friends. This cookbook is intended to remind us of how precious these moments are, and that some of the fondest memories can be made while sitting at the dinner table with the ones we love. Savoring these moments, along with delicious and healthful food, is what life is all about.
Paleo Slow Cooking
Although eating a paleo diet (no gluten, grains, dairy, or legumes) has proven to be highly effective in shedding unwanted weight and improving overall health, many find preparing and cooking real-food meals on a daily basis difficult to manage. Let’s face it, prepping and cooking meals, as well as cleaning multiple pots and pans, can take a lot of time from your already hectic schedule. Not to mention the difficulties in making healthy food taste delicious. Enter the slow cooker, an easy-to-use devise that allows you to enjoy a wonderful, home-cooked meal without slaving for hours in the kitchen.
The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook: 150 Simply Delicious Everyday Recipes for Your Whole30
Millions of people have transformed their lives with Whole30, yet co-creator Melissa Hartwig wants to make it even easier to achieve Whole30 success—with delicious, compliant, fast, and easy recipes. This follow-up to the best-selling The Whole30 Cookbook is packed recipes designed to get you out of the kitchen fast, so you can enjoy all the benefits of your Whole30-inspired lifestyle.
Tony Federico and Chef James Phelan
Embracing the Paleo movement is about getting back to basics – eating food in its most simple, unprocessed form. What is more basic than cooking over fire?! This book contains recipes using a variety of methods for cooking locally farmed meat over fire: primitive campfire, wood and charcoal, gas grilling, and smoking. Paleo Grilling will help you to choose the best meats for any meal, and offers international recipes, including side dishes and desserts suitable for the modern caveman.