Below is a list of Paleo Resources, with books and websites that I found to be really helpful and informative. I also included some of my favorite Paleo cookbooks. While I love finding recipes on the internet, sometimes I still just want to sit and flip through a cookbook, I'm old-school that way.
In addition to the recipes that you can find here at A Whole New Twist, you can find recipes from my favorite paleo bloggers on my group Pinterest board: Primal Paleo Recipes . Check it out, there are new pins being added every day!
“Practical Paleo” and http://balancedbites.com - Of all the books I have read about ancestral eating, I found this to be the most readable, and to-the-point. Without delving too deeply into the whole caveman dogma, she does a great job of breaking down the principals of the Paleo diet.
“The Primal Blueprint” and http://marksdailyapple.com -Of all the ancestral food plans out there I like eating Primal the best. You are allowed to have limited full-fat dairy, the occasional glass of wine, and even some dark chocolate. It is a really livable approach. Rather than missing all the things I can’t eat, Mark Sisson’s enthusiasm makes me feel that eating Primal is a way of embracing life.
“It Starts With Food” and http://whole30.com - Many people like Whole 30’s complete immersion approach into the Paleo lifestyle. I would like to try it at some point, but for now I’m still standing at the edge and happy to inch my way in.
“The Paleo Solution": The Original Human Diet” and http://robbwolf.com - If you want the science behind the diet, this is a great resource.
“Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It” -Although not necessarily a Paleo book, there is some fascinating research on the effects that sugar and insulin have on our bodies.
“Grain Brain": The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers” -I wish this book had more clinical evidence, however, I found it really interesting and disturbing that the wheat we consume today has been genetically altered and is a different plant from the wheat people ate in the 50’s
"Nom Nom Paleo": Food For Humans" and http://nomnompaleo.com - Michelle Tam has a ton of amazing recipes, many of them with an Asian flair. She is funny and cool, and I wish I could just hang out with her.
“Well Fed” and http://theclothesmakethegirl.com - Let's face it, if you want to eat real food, you are going to have to cook. Melissa Joulwan has a lot of time-saving tips for preparing food in advance, so when you are hungry and exhausted at the end of the workday you can toss together a healthy no-fuss meal. Many of her recipes have Middle Eastern flavors.
“Against All Grain” and http://againstallgrain.com - Danielle Walker’s website is so beautiful, and she is so lovely, and her photos are so dreamy, you imagine that if you just ate her food, all life’s troubles would disappear. I can’t eat almond meal, so a lot of her baked goods are out for me. I have made some of her “healthy treats”, for my family and they were well received.
"Make Ahead Paleo": Healthy Gluten-, Grain- & Dairy-Free Recipes Ready When & Where You Are. The title pretty much says it all, this cookbook has some great slow cooker and freezer friendly recipes that you can make when you have the time so you are prepared for the nights when you don't.
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