Paleo Diet Cookbooks
Cooking according to the paleo diet doesn’t need to be a challenge. There are a multitude of paleo diet cookbooks available, and most are available online for highly acceptable prices.
If you aren’t familiar with the paleo movement, according to wikipedia.org, the paleo, or paleolithic diet:
The “contemporary” Paleolithic diet consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, vegetables, fruit, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.
I personally have been eating and cooking paleo style dishes for a year or two now, and it has been one of the best decisions and commitments I have ever made. I have more energy, clearer skin, my immune system is near bullet proof, and my body rejects fat accumulation automatically.
Below is a list of six excellent paleo diet cookbooks I’ve found and checked out.
Update for 2015
Paleohacks Cook Book (Still the best Paleo cookbook on sale!)
The Paleohacks Cook Book contains over 200 recipes and is a great addition to any kitchen.
Inside, you’ll not only get 125+ delicious mouthwatering recipes, they’ve also included some great bonuses
as well to help you get started as fast as possible. Like the bonus “Paleo 4x Cookbook” which lists some
great recipes that only require 4 ingredients to keep it as simple for you as possible.
Click here for more information on the Paleohacks Cook Book!
I’ve managed to find an additional three excellent paleo diet focused cookbooks. All three (Robb Wolf has a few) are great for any serious paleo chef’s kitchen, but if I had to choose, I’d take The Paleo Recipe Book… 370 recipes, WOW!
Update 1: The Paleo Recipe Book (Great choice!)
What an amazing cookbook. Each recipe is laid out in great detail and includes all the necessary information you could want to cook the most amazing paleo meals. Upon signup you receive a free meal plan relative to the cookbook and its contents. This was a great find!
Update 2: Paleo Diet Guides from Robb Wolf
If you aren’t familiar with Robb Wolf, you’d better study up quick sharp! Rob Wolff wrote The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet (featured as number 1) on my list below, and has been in countless authoritative interviews about the paleo diet and the primal way of life. He owns a crossfit gym as is as real deal as they come when it comes to paleo. His cookbooks are easy to read, high quality and the recipes are delicious. Check it out!
Update 3: Paleo Cookbooks
Don’t let the simple name fool you. Take my word for it, these are great, high quality paleo cookbooks that contain pretty much all you’d need to know when it comes to cooking paleo meals. While I wouldn’t peg the contents of Paleo Cookbooks on the top shelf as far as my recommendations go, the deal they offer has a lot of value. Heaps of free guides along with solid, easy to follow recipes means it’s a winner all round. Check it out!
Although written by first time author Robb Wolf, The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet is no simple effort. The book is an easy and informative read, focusing on providing all the relevant facts in a conversational tone. Wolf provides information on exercise, food groups and includes a multitude of recipes to get you cooking paleo in no time! Highly recommended.
#2 Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
Don’t be fooled by the simple design of this book’s front page, inside you’ll be provided with robust information about topics which directly relate to paleo cooking and the paleo diet. How fats are not only required but are beneficial, how low-fat diets are a fad and can cause things like nutrient deficiencies in your body.
This is a great pale diet cookbook if you are specifically interested in how fats are incorporated into paleo. A great learning resource. As much a textbook as it is a cookbook.
This is a great cookbook, it’s the one you’ll probably go to the most as it’s closest to convential cooking as you’ll most likely find. It’s full of recipes that will make your grandmother happy, all while keeping to the paleo cooking paradigm.
There are about 100 odd recipes included in the book, and all of them have something different to offer. If you are looking for comfort soups, stews etc, this is the book to get your hands on. On a side note, this features fantastic photography, and containt gluten free content!
We feed ourselves about 28 times per week
Yup, that’s quite a bit when you think about it. I really like this book. It has a great feel to it. The recipes are designed around those that really love food and just like to eat in general. Meals are quick to prepare and cook, and factor in things like caloric density and GI. This book has a great level of inspiration and really get’s you yearning to get into the kitchen and do some paleo cooking.
#5 Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals: Delicious, Primal-approved meals you can make in under 30 minutes (Primal Blueprint Series)
I think Mark Sisson is the business. He is deeply engrained in the paleo movement, and focuses and things like eating to live and the art of play for excercise. If you haven’t read the Primal Blueprint from cover to cover, I suggest you urgently do so.
Mark teaches about eating low carb, caveman style food. This paleo cookbook has great pictures, an excellent layout and is certainly one of the best in existence.
#6 The Primal Blueprint Cookbook: Primal, Low Carb, Paleo, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free (Primal Blueprint Series)
Don’t underestimate how influential Mark Sisson is in the paleo cooking sphere, while his main contribution to the movement was The Primal Blueprint, his paleo recipe and cooking books are just as full of solid, practical information.
That’s it for our top 6 paleo diet cookbooks, I hope you’ll get some of these and start living paleo and embrace your inner caveman.