Lots of people are talking about the paleo diet right now: a diet comprised solely of foods that our paleolithic hunter-gatherer ancestors had access to. The paleo diet is high in protein and fiber because it relies on foods like meat, seeds, nuts, fruits, and vegetables and excludes foods like refined sugar and dairy.
Whether you’re an avid paleo-adherent or are interested in learning more about the health benefits of this so-called “caveman” diet, Powerful Paleo Superfoods: The Best Primal-Friendly Foods for Burning Fat, Building Muscle, and Optimal Health is a must-read. Authors Heather Connell, author of Paleo Sweets and Treats, and Julia Maranan, former editor at Natural Health magazine, highlight the superfoods inherent to the paleo diet: foods that fight inflammation, promote bone health, support your body’s natural ability to detoxify, and more.
The cookbook is divided into six main sections (Paleo Super Proteins, Paleo Super Greens, Paleo Super Vegetables and Roots, Paleo Super Fruits, Paleo Super Fats, and Paleo Super Herbs and Spices) highlighting the most delicious and nutritious foods that the paleo diet has to offer.
To preview some of the recipes in the cookbook, check out these Baked Egg Cups with Tomatoes, Spinach and Prosciutto, this Blackberry-Glazed Salmon, or these Mexican Chocolate Walnut Snack Bars.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.