The inventors of the paleo lifestyle coined the term “caveman diet,” meaning a diet that emphasizes lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats while eschewing dairy, grains, legumes, processed foods, and alcohol. The paleo diet has become increasingly popular and even has studies to back up the health benefits.
If you choose to adopt the paleo diet, knowing what you can and cannot eat is only the first step. You have to be able to cook meals that are nutrient-dense and will keep you satisfied. We compiled a list of the best paleo cookbooks to get you through any meal with a smile.
Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great
Danielle Walker spent years battling an autoimmune disease and found her medicine through food. Walker’s paleo and gluten-free journey inspired her to develop a cookbook with recipes that are great for the entire family.
Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind: Over 150 Paleo-Inspired Recipes for Every Craving
You know that happiness is real when one of the best paleo cookbooks is dedicated to your cravings. With over 150 recipes, Vanessa Barajas helps you indulge without feeling guilty or straying from your diet.
Down South Paleo: Delectable Southern Recipes Adapted for Gluten-free, Paleo Eaters
When you have a deep love for fried chicken and other Southern delicacies, the paleo diet can seem impossible. Luckily, Jennifer Robbins has developed recipes for all of your Southern favorites that won’t ruin your new lifestyle.
Juli Bauer's Paleo Cookbook
If you are new to paleo, Juli Bauer, also known as paleOMG, has transformed all of your favorite meals into paleo-friendly food options in one of the best paleo cookbooks. Everything from pistachio-crusted lamp chops and layered flourless chocolate cake can be found here.
Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle
Diane Sanfilippo takes a practical approach by creating recipes filled with whole foods. She discourages counting calories, focusing instead on the foods that will make you feel great and lead to lasting weight loss.
Whether you choose to try the paleo diet or not, the best paleo cookbooks deserve a special spot on your shelf.
The accompanying slideshow is provided by special contributor Bittersweet Cook.