Did you know that last year the most researched diet on the internet was — “Paleo diet”? Paleo diet is also known as the Caveman diet that is a high-protein, high-fiber eating plan. The basis for this is that early humans sustained themselves on wild plants and meats. It is primarily a low-carb diet that avoids most, processed foods and sugars, grains, dairy, alcohol, legumes, potatoes, and processed oils. What the diet does include is primarily grass-fed meat, fish, poultry, free range eggs, organically and locally grown vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds.
Although there is controversy in regards to the benefits of the Paleo diet – there does seem to be some evidence that the Paleo Diet can have substantial health benefits. These benefits include; increase insulin sensitivity, weight loss, better gut health, less allergies, among other health benefits. The avoidance of processed sugar and foods, itself is a gigantic step to healthier body and lifestyle.
Now that I told you the basic of Paleo diet I like to enlighten you a wonderful Paleo cookbook written by an amazing young lady – Heather Resler, who is a food and nutrition blogger @ cookituppaleo — she is still in high school but, dreams of becoming a nutritionist someday. This book has over 70 recipes in that are all delicious and nutritious and I can guarantee that your taste buds will be jumping for joy. There are tips for eating Paleo on budget and full-color photos of every recipe.
- Kitchen Essentials
- Breakfast Recipes such as Banana Bread Pancakes
- Lunch Recipes such as Sweet Potato Sandwich Bread
- Snack and Munchies such as Secret Ingredient Smoothie
- Desserts such as Chocolate Pudding
- Side Dishes such as Curry Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Weeknight Favorites such as Bacon Wrapped Steak
- Weekend Favorites such as Chicken with Mushrooms and White Wine
I especially enjoyed the Snack and Munchies section of the book. We all love to snack don’t we? It had such healthy snacks for every age – kids and adults. I found some great recipes such as this one that is on page 98:
Secret Ingredient Smoothie
- 2 Cups Frozen Blueberries
- 2 Lightly Packed Cups Fresh Baby Spinach
- 2 Tablespoons Raw Organic Honey or 1 Ripe Banana
- 2/3 Cup Full Fat Canned Coconut Milk
- 1-1/3 Cup Coconut milk or Almond Milk
Directions: In a blender, layer the frozen blueberries, fresh baby spinach, raw organic honey or banana, full-fat canned coconut milk, and unsweetened coconut milk in order listed. Blend on highest setting for 2-3 minutes, or until the spinach in the smoothie is completely liquified. Prep time: 5 minute Makes: 2-3 servings
There are recipes for every occasion and every meal. You don’t have to be a Paleo Diet follower to enjoy and benefit from this book because the recipes are for anyone that enjoys healthy, tasty food. You can’t go wrong with this cookbook because it all about eating healthy and real foods. Many of the recipes are easy and simple for a quick-lunch or if you are planning a special dinner; you are sure to find the right recipes to make your meal the talk of the town. So don’t wait any longer – get this book and start cooking for your health and your family’s health.
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