The Grain-Free Snacker – Book Review

The Grain-Free Snacker

Book Title:

The Grain-Free Snacker
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Book Author(s):

Carol Lovett

Overview of Book:

Filled with more than 70 grain free chips, cookies, munchies and more, this is one cookbook that will satisfy the snack cravings of both the kids and adults in your home. The recipes cover appetizers, after school snacks, lunches, afternoon munchies and breakfasts on the go. Many of the recipes in the book are recognizable and familiar but offer variations on the treats you either grew up with or have shared with your own family that will satisfy both your taste buds and your desire to eat healthier. As a Paleo cookbook, the recipes use wonderfully simple and natural ingredients and are easy to prepare. An early chapter called Introduction to Ingredients gives you some basic information and tips for using the listed ingredients that will ensure your success in the kitchen.
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Mediterranean Paleo Cooking – Book Review

Mediterranean Paleo Cooking by Caitlin Weeks, Chef Nabil Boumrar, Diane Sanfilippo

Book Title:

Mediterranean Paleo Cooking
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Book Author(s):

Caitlin Weeks, Chef Nabil Boumrar, and Diane Sanfilippo

Overview of Book:

Mediterranean Palo Cooking combines the best of two exceptional philosophies for eating – Paleo and Mediterranean. Mediterranean diets are heralded for the use of olives and olive oils, an abundance of seafood and fat-rich fish including sardines. Its additional inclination for seasonal foods and wonderful spice combinations creates dishes that are flavorful and healthy. In this book readers have access to more than 150 ‘coastal recipes’ that combine both the Paleo and Mediterranean healthful eating philosophies.
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Real Life Paleo – Book Review

Real Life Paleo

Book Title:

Real Life Paleo
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Book Author(s):

Stacy Toth & Matthew McCarry

Overview of Book:

Real Life Paleo is both a cookbook and a guide book for adopting a Paleo diet. Divided into three distinct sections: Swap, Remove and Heal, the book is designed to help readers transition from their current style of eating to one that is more healthful and more natural through easy to understand and follow steps. Beginning with identifying some of the most obvious and harmful foods and swapping them with gluten free and healthier options, readers will begin to slowly transition their eating and ways of thinking. The second phase is a next step to making a full change and in the final section, readers are encouraged to adopt a fully integrated healthy change, including suggestions for more exercise and more sleep.

Who This Book is For:

This book is for anyone who is following a Paleo diet – the recipes are fantastically simple and varied, anyone considering a Paleo diet, and anyone who has ever thought of or tried to change the way they eat but found they were overwhelmed thinking about how to begin. Information is presented in simple, non-medical terminology and lifestyle changes are taken step by step so as not to overwhelm or make anything seem impossible.

Favorite Chapter:

I love Phase 1: Swap because, even if someone is not ready or feels the change to a Paleo diet is too big a leap, this first chapter provides suggestions for eliminating some of the most addictive and potential damaging foods. Even starting small – getting rid of the gluten, sugar and processed foods can make a huge difference in changing the way people live and eat and once that step has been accomplished, the next becomes that much easier. Even if someone were to commit just to making these changes, there is the potential for a feel-better, stronger, healthier revelation that is life-changing.

Top 3 Recipes:

For a weekend breakfast treat I love the Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake. If there are two brunch indulgences I miss from my pre-Paleo days they are my mom’s coffee cake with the cinnamon and brown sugar topping and cinnamon buns. This cake provides the best of both in a form that I don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying.

For a main dish, I recommend the Cauli-Gnocchi with Brussel Sprouts and Lemon Zest. Going back to pasta dishes that I once loved, gnocchi certainly tops the list, as much for the look and taste of it as for the flexibility and how it could be used. This recipe offers a viable solution to traditional gnocchi and provides one suggestion for serving it which has already inspired a few future variations in my mind.

Finally, for a sweet indulgence that actually isn’t, I pick the Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies. Who doesn’t love a soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie? The opportunity to make an after-school, afternoon tea treat that is both healthy and easy to make is a double plus. Load up the cookie jar with these treats and everyone in the house will be dipping in.

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About Heather Seftel-Kirk: Not a physician or nutritionist, Heather came to her understanding of food and health through parenting three children, now teens, who seemed not to fit the ‘norms’ of health and through questions…so many questions.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free for review purposes. I received no other compensation, and this review is based on my own opinion. Note that some links on this page (and throughout this website) are affiliate links.

Reintroducing Foods on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol – Book Review

Reintroduction Guide

Book Title:

Reintroducing Foods on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol
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Book Author(s):

Eileen Laird

Overview of Book:

Reintroducing Foods is a guidebook for anyone who has used the Paleo diet to help treat or reverse autoimmune disease. The author provides an overview, advice on what to reintroduce and when, suggestions for dealing with the process and then a host of recipes for getting back to a more complete and healthy eating lifestyle.
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Paleo Pantry Supplier: A Quick Review of Nuts.com

Nuts.com Review by Jadah West

Jadah West is the Executive Editor of Paleo Living Magazine. She’s also the founder of Salted Paleo. When not running Paleo Living Magazine, Jadah loves to spend time at the beach, at her beloved CrossFit, and working as a model.

I’ve been ordering from Nuts.com for years.

From experience, I know the company to completely stand behind their products, have decently fast order to ship times, and be responsive in customer service.

And the branding on their packaging, as insignificant as it sounds, is so adorable! It makes me get a fatuous smile on my face every time I open a delivered box.
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The Skinny Gut Diet – Book Review

The Skinny Gut Diet

Book Title:

The Skinny Gut Diet
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Plus – to celebrate the launch of this book, we’re running a giveaway so you can win a copy! Enter by clicking here.

Book Author(s):

Brenda Watson, C.N.C.
Leonard Smith, MD.
Jamey Jones,B.Sc.

Overview of Book:

The Skinny Gut Diet provides a comprehensive overview of what many people, and professionals, are beginning to talk about, or at least are hinting at – the connection between gut health and overall health, between the gut and the brain, and between gut health and weight loss. Not a diet book or a cookbook, The Skinny Gut provides basic information about our bodies, about connections to food and offers recipes geared towards better overall health and weight loss. Together these are the picture of a complete guide to changing the way you live and eat.
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Paleo Deliciousness in a Bar: Review of RAWNOLA Bars

Earthling Organics Rawnola Bars Reviewed

Jadah West is the Executive Editor of Paleo Living Magazine. She’s also the founder of Salted Paleo. When not running Paleo Living Magazine, Jadah loves to spend time at the beach, at her beloved CrossFit, and working as a model.

Over the past few years, it’s become increasingly popular to add fats into coffee. Various cultures around the world (Tibetans for instance) have been doing this for centuries, but it’s caught on very quickly in US, especially among those in the Paleo community.

However, I happily tried their RAWNOLA bars, hoping to find another great Paleo product.

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Paleo Food Delivery – Review of Kettlebell Kitchen

Review of kettlebell kitchen

I wish Kettlebell Kitchen had been around when I was still living in NYC!

We arrived back in New York City in September tired but happy from our stay in Edinburgh for the summer. We were only going to be in New York for a week before heading to California, but I was excited to see the city again and to catch up with some good friends.

What made our stay in New York even more exciting was the Kettlebell Kitchen delivery we got the first day!

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How to Supercharge Your Paleo Coffee – Review of Coffee++

how to supercharge your paleo coffee

Jadah West is the Executive Editor of Paleo Living Magazine. She’s also the founder of Salted Paleo. When not running Paleo Living Magazine, Jadah loves to spend time at the beach, at her beloved CrossFit, and working as a model.

Over the past few years, it’s become increasingly popular to add fats into coffee. Various cultures around the world (Tibetans for instance) have been doing this for centuries, but it’s caught on very quickly in US, especially among those in the Paleo community.

The general idea is to add healthy fat into your morning coffee to give your brain an extra boost.

These fats can take several forms (butter, ghee, coconut oil, MCT oil, etc.). Once added, the coffee is usually blended.

Nutritional therapist Lisa Fossey says “This gives you a slower ‘high’, which will last for longer, and won’t give you the usual surge of energy that can lead to a crash. The caffeine dilates the blood vessels, allowing the good fats and oil to pass more easily into the brain, where it is thought to give increased mental awareness and concentration. MCT is metabolized to produce ketone bodies that provide energy to the body and the brain.”

I had yet to make this super coffee for myself, so trying Pure Indian Foods’ Coffee++ was my perfect chance.

Coffee++ is a new product, and it combines ghee (clarified butter) with MCT oil, so that you don’t have to do it yourself.

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Nutritional Grail – Book Review

Nutritional Grail by Christopher James Clark

Book Title:

Nutritional Grail
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Book Author:

Christopher James Clark

Overview of Book:

In this book, the author explores healthy eating by looking at past wisdom and applying the latest scientific research to validate that nutritional and ancestral wisdom. He looks at foods that are the healthiest and those that are the most problematic, examines the issue of deteriorating food quality and explores the opportunities for detoxifying our bodies and reducing degenerative diseases through the foods we choose. Not only is this a ‘what and why’ of healthy eating, but a ‘how’ – offering solid explanation, proof and a path to healthier eating.
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Cholesterol Clarity – Book Review

cholesterol clarity by jimmy moore book review

Book Title:

Cholesterol Clarity
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Book Authors:

Jimmy Moore with Eric C. Westman, MD

Overview of Book:

This book is like a ‘Dummy’s Guide’ to cholesterol. It covers everything from basic information about cholesterol and why you need it, to opinions from different interest groups about cholesterol. The book gets into test results, treatments, myths about cholesterol, health markers and misconceptions about cholesterol and health.
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