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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The Skinny Gut Diet – Book Review

The Skinny Gut Diet

Book Title:

The Skinny Gut Diet
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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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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

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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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The Modern No-Nonsense Guide to Paleo by Alison Golden

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Paleo is so easy.  Just eat real food.

Except…it’s often much harder than it seems.

Giving up foods is not easy to begin with, and then what happens if eating the way that you’re “supposed” to doesn’t actually work?  What if you still can’t lose weight, solve digestive issues, or feel better?

Fortunately, there are people who’ve been through this journey before you.  Alison Golden is one of them.  And she’s picked up a lot of wisdom along the way.
 

The Modern No-Nonsense Guide to Paleo

This book is Alison’s gift to anyone who is struggling with some aspect or another of living a healthy Paleo life.  Whether you’re just starting out, getting back in the saddle, or really trying to perfect your Paleo life, the purpose of this book is to make everything a little bit easier for you.
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Everyday Paleo Thai Cuisine – Paleo Cookbook Review

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Book Title:

Everyday Paleo – Thai Cuisine
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Book Author:

Sarah Fragoso

Overview of Book:

If you love Thai food, then this book is definitely for you. It’s got everything from oyster sauce (page 58) to mango sticky rice (page 218) and green curry (page 136).

Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo travelled throughout Thailand and her recipes are filled with authentic spices and flavors. There’s even a section at the end about her family’s travels through Thailand. I especially loved reading about the different cooking classes she took and the markets they visited (it really reminded me of my visit to India where I took 3 cooking classes in a week!).

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Keto Clarity – Book Review

Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore Book Review

Book Title:

Keto Clarity
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Book Authors:

Jimmy Moore with Eric C. Westman, MD

Overview of Book:

This book has everything you need to know about being on a Ketogenic diet – from what is ketosis, answering criticisms of a ketogenic diet to how to make sure you’re producing ketones.

And if you’re wondering what ketosis is, then here’s a quick definition for Keto Clarity: “a metabolic state that happens when you consume a very low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet that causes your body to switch from using glucose as its primary source of fuel to running on ketones.”

As Jimmy goes on to explain in more detail, “Ketones are actually the preferred fuel source for the muscles, heart, liver, and brain. These vital organs do not handle carbohydrates very well; in fact, they become damaged when we consume too many carbs.”

The diet that induces ketosis and ketone production is called the ketogenic diet (or often shortened to the keto diet).
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Paleo By Season – Paleo Cookbook Review

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Book Title:

Paleo By Season – A Chef’s Approach to Paleo Cooking
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Book Author:

Peter Servold

Overview of Book:

Peter Servold was trained at Le Cordon Bleu and then worked at Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta, Georgia, focusing on farm-to-table dining. He now runs Pete’s Paleo, a Paleo food delivery service that ships to the entire US!

This book is based on cooking locally using fresh seasonal ingredients. There are over 100 recipes grouped by season (rather than by the traditional appetizer, mains, and desserts categories). The book has a variety of recipes and indicates the skill level required for making each recipe (one dot is easy and four dots is professional chef level).

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Dairy-Free Ice Cream – Paleo Cookbook Review

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Book Title:

Dairy-Free Ice Cream
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Book Author:

Kelly V. Brozyna

Overview of Book:

The subtitle to this book says it all: “75 recipes made without eggs, gluten, soy, or refined sugar.” Sounds perfect!

You might already know Kelly’s delicious recipes as she’s the blogger behind TheSpunkyCoconut.com (which she’s been writing at since 2008).

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The Zenbelly Cookbook – Paleo Cookbook Review

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Book Title:

The Zenbelly Cookbook – An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
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Book Author(s):

Simone Miller

Overview of Book:

Simone is a top-notch chef and owner of Zenbelly Catering. So, what you’ll find in this amazing cookbook are really detailed instructions, Paleo recipes to impress, and handy tips for cooking like a pro!

Why is Simone such an amazing Paleo cook? Well, apart from her obvious experience as a chef, she also has a knack for recreating the exact tastes of traditional non-Paleo foods. As Simone puts it: “That’s probably because if I want pizza, I want pizza. Not the flavors of pizza in a bowl – real pizza. On my birthday, I want the chocolate cake that I remember from my childhood backyard birthday parties. And once in a while, I want warm cookies fresh out of the oven.”

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We Can All Scream For Ice Cream – Book Review

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream

Book Title:

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream
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Book Author(s): Jennifer Robins & Vivian Cheng

Overview of Book:

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream is a book filled with recipes for frozen treats allowing concerned parents to let kids ‘be kids’ and enjoy the same kinds of treats their friends are having, and for adults to enjoy without breaking their healthy eating patterns.

The book has been written specifically with the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol in mind. This means the recipes have taken Paleo eating one step further, eliminating allergens including nuts and other ingredients that are often connected to food intolerances. Introductory chapters include information about digestion and the connection to health issues and kitchen tips. Recipes can be made with an ice cream maker or without so there are no special tools required.
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