Paleo on the Page: The Best Books to Fuel Your Paleo Diet

Whether you’re just starting to dip your tastebuds into the Paleo Diet, or are so engrossed in ancestral eating that you’ve recently moved into a cave, cracking open a Paleo cookbook or two can only improve your nutritional happiness. From Paleo Diet guides to eating for athletes, this collection of seven mouth-watering cookbooks will get you in the kitchen and on the road to Paleo satisfaction.

 

The Paleo Diet Recipe Book Paleo Recipe Book

This massive tome is an excellent resource for everyone—from beginners to ancestral eating experts. Jammed between its covers are more than 350 recipes, eye-popping photography, and basic information vital at any stage of the Paleo Diet. The Paleo Recipe Book’s 8-week meal plan is a great starting point for Paleo rookies, but veterans can also find inspiration in this extensive Paleo guide. paleorecipebook.com, $27

 Paleo Hacks Paleo Food Guide Paleo Hacks

PaleoHacks.com’s active community message board is like having hundreds of Paleo Diet experts constantly on call. Want to learn how to thicken gravy without flour or cornstarch? PaleoHacks has the answer. Want to know where to buy bear fat in British Columbia? Strangely enough, more than one member of the Paleo Hacks’ community can point you in the right direction. Along with an active message board, PaleoHacks has also published six Paleo guides and cookbooks. Paleo Hacks books cover everything from recipes to meal plans to Paleo guides for dining out. paleohacks.com, $37

 Your Guide To Paleo Your Guide to Paleo

Armed with the proper knowledge, the Paleo Diet can be simple and irresistibly delicious. Your Guide to Paleo introduces the reader to Paleo’s basics by covering  foods to eat and avoid, how to cook, and the best ways to live the Paleo lifestyle. This Paleo guide not only spells it out for you, but also brightens the page with colorful illustrations. yourguidetopaleo.com, $23

 30 Day Guide To Paleo Primal Palate

Written—and taste-tested—by a Paleo-loving couple, Primal Palate is an interactive website where hungry cavemen can find recipes, meal planners, and three Paleo-inspired books. Newbies can turn toThe 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking, while experience ancestral eaters can find Paleo party inspiration in Gather. Primal Palate’s first book was a collection of 200 recipes ideal for any Paleo kitchen. primalpalate.com, $29

 Paleo in a Box Paleo Diet in a Box

Paleo Diet in a Box is more of a masterclass than a simple book. This program is a six week online nutrition training system geared towards athletes who are looking to get faster and stronger through diet. Nutritionist and strength coach Justin Lord directly connects the Paleo Diet to physical performance as he walks students through strategies for eating clean, matching nutrition to specific fitness goals, and how to accelerate fat loss. Paleo in a Box is delivered in videos, audio MP3s, and PDF downloads over the course of six weeks. paleodietinabox.com, $291

The Paleo Chef - Summer Eats Mary, The Paleo Chef

Penned by a personal Paleo chef and lifestyle coach to the stars, this digital cookbook is a collection of 16 elegant eats and 15 tantalizing cocktails. Chef Mary wrote this cookbook to remind ancestral eaters that the Paleo Diet is not an end to fancy dishes and cheers-worthy libations. This e-cookbook includes recipes for Pomegranate Pork Belly and Lavender Honey Bee’s Knees cocktail—hungry yet? paleochef.com, $20

 1000 Paleo Recipes 1000 Paleo Recipes

Claiming to be the biggest collection of Paleo recipes on the planet, this e-book will tempt your taste buds with easy and delicious step-by-step recipes. Over the course of several months, you’ll receive 250 recipes at a time, giving you bite-sized chunks of the massive collection to explore. 1000 Paleo Recipes cover everything from breakfast to dessert and chicken to smoothies. 1000paleorecipes.com, $27

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7 Steps to Eating Like a Caveman

Although the Paleo Diet may seem like another trendy weight loss plan, this lifestyle has its roots not only in the Paleolithic Age, but also in science. The Paleo Diet was first popularized in the 1970s by gastroenterologist Walter L. Voegtlin. Voegtlin argued that humans are “carnivorous animals” who would benefit from a diet similar to our Paleolithic ancestors—foods rich in protein and fat with very little carbohydrates. Since Voegtlin’s revolutionary theory, thousands have decided to endorse and partake in more caveman-friendly fare.

Basically, the Paleo Diet promotes fat—and not carbs—as the body’s biggest source of energy. Our ancestors had easy access to meat, and seasonal fruits and veggies. More relaxed Paleo eaters also say small amounts of dairy are fine. The biggest no-nos on the Paleo Diet are saturated fats, wheat, refined sugar, and almost all packages and processed foods. The best part? Bacon has the Paleo Diet’s seal of approval!

As you embark on your Paleo adventure, it’s vital you have tools to ensure success. You’ll need a map, a compass, and beef jerky for the road. Here are seven resources to guide you through the first weeks of your brand new Paleo lifestyle.

1. Get Paleo’s Story Straight: As you dive into the world of Paleo, it’s helpful to understand the history and science behind the lifestyle. Luckily for us, people like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne (a.k.a The Paleo Mom) and Robb Wolf have created foolproof guides to Paleo eating. Check out the Paleo Mom’s simple starter guide. Or, if you want a shorter explanation, look no further than Robb Wolf: What is the Paleo Diet.

2. Learn the Paleo Food Pyramid: Without a proper understanding of what is and is not allowed on the Paleo Diet, a trip to the grocery store can be daunting. You might know the rules, but seeing a complete list of foods that have a caveman’s stamp of approval is incredibly useful. Check out The Ultimate Paleo Guide and Paleo Plan for comprehensive (and super easy to understand) lists of ancestral foods.

3. Tune in to YouTube Channels: YouTube has more to offer than just adorable videos of puppies. Experts and enthusiasts alike create and post Paleo-focused videos on YouTube. A YouTuber simply known as PaleoDiet posts videos about the history and science behind ancestral eating. YouTuberSexyPaleoFood posts videos about the Paleo lifestyle, cooking, and basic tips and tricks to maintaining a Paleo diet.

4. Let Recipe Blogs Make Your Mouth Water: The internet has easily eclipsed cookbooks in recent years. Food blogs are all over the web, and the Paleo Diet has inspired many cooks-turned-bloggers to post irresistible Paleo recipes for the world to try. Nom Nom Paleo is written by Michelle Tam who includes eye-catching step-by-step photographs with each recipe. Sarah Fragoso over at Everyday Paleo posts lifestyle pieces, awesome recipes, and food photography so delicious you can almost taste it. Find a Paleo Diet food website that makes you hungry! Visit it frequently to find new recipes and to stay inspired.

5. Build a Meal Plan: As you become accustomed to your new Paleo lifestyle, picking the right foods will be second nature. But as you get started with the Paleo Diet, having a structured meal plan may be beneficial. Caveman Strong offers Paleo eaters a two week plan which includes meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Robb Wolf also offers up basic meal plans for everyone from Paleo rookies to endurance athletes. You can check out the meal plans here.

6. Adopt the 85:15 Rule: Nearly any Paleo eater will admit that kicking processed carbs was the hardest step towards a healthier lifestyle. While the Paleo world is bursting with mouthwatering bites, the siren song of pancakes at Sunday brunch or a slice of pizza during the hockey game can be impossible to resist. Fortunately, it’s possible to maintain a healthy Paleo Diet and still sink your teeth into jam-slathered toast… occasionally. Many experts recommend the 85:15 Rule: 85% of the time you’re strictly Paleo, 15% you enjoy non-Paleo food. This rule translates to 2 or 3 “cheat meals” each week, or even an entire cheat day every 1-2 weeks.

7. Start Fresh: It won’t be easy, but purging your kitchen of non-Paleo food will help you totally commit to this caveman diet. As you sort through your fridge, you’ll most likely toss expired mustard you didn’t know you had, but you’ll also learn exactly what kind of strange ingredients and chemicals you’ve been ingesting for years! Read each label, recycle what you can, and breathe a sigh of relief once your kitchen is Paleo-friendly.

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FIT PHILLY: GET ON YOUR FEET AND STAY FIT IN PHILADELPHIA for WODLounge.com

Philadelphia often conjures images of our Founding Fathers, cheese-and-meat-loaded sandwiches, and overzealous sports enthusiasts. But, hidden among the cheesesteak joints and hardcore Eagles fans, is a fit Philadelphia ready to get you off your feet.

Lace up your walking shoes and take off on a self-guided tour of Philly’s most historic spots. Channel Benjamin Franklin’s good sense and swing by Totem Brand—this store sells USA-made men’s clothing and accessories that’ll get you looking sharp for a night out on the town. When you’re suited up in Philly’s finest threads, pull up a chair at Tulala’s Garden, a eatery with a seasonal menu inspired by local growers. Philadelphia never misses a beat, and neither should you with your training! Step it up at CrossFit Center City—right in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. Looking for a more relaxed workout? Dip your paddles in the Schuykill River and get a gorgeous view of this stellar city from the comfort of a rented kayak.

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Philadelphia Hot Spots: Locally Sourced Grub via Talula’s Garden | Kayak on the Schuykill River via Hidden River Outfitters | Danner Boots via Totem Brand | CrossFit Center City | Self-Guided Walking Tour of Philadelphia via The Constitutional |

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FRIDAY ROUND UP

September 6, 2013

As the weather cools down across the country, one state is cranking up the heat. Swing by Santa Fe this weekend to torch your taste buds at the inaugural Green Chile Harvest Festival. Celebrate New Mexico’s most bountiful crop with cooking demonstrations, the Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown contest, and spicy hot entertainment. Set your mouth ablaze in your own kitchen by skipping a trip to the desert and whipping up some green chile cheeseburgers at home.

After a summer of sandals in the city and frolicking barefoot outdoors, our feet need a little T.L.C. before slipping into our favorite fall boots. Pamper dry, cracked heels with Butter London’s Stiletto Stick—a swipe or two of this stick will soothe and smooth your tired toes. Put your best foot forward as you plan an autumn-inspired wedding. Sweep your flowing locks into an elegant updo, and welcome guests with personalized iPhone covers that double as escort cards. A transparent sticker printed with guests’ names and table numbers can easily be removed after the wedding, making it a pretty and practical favor.

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1. Butter London Stiletto Stick via Ulta | 2. Green Chile Harvest Festival via SantaFe.com; image via Bon Appetit  | 3. Classic Updos via Birchbox  | 4. Green Chile Cheeseburger via Saveur  | 5. iPhone Covers via Ruffled

HEALTHY AND ORGANIC WINE, FOOD AND FUN IN CALIFORNIA’S WINE COUNTRY for WODLounge.com

A trip to Northern California’s Wine Country isn’t all swirling, sniffing, and sipping wine. Look past your Merlot-filled wine glass to see a wealth of healthy, green and fun activities in Napa and Sonoma Counties. Kick off your tour with a stop at Ehlers Estate, which has been cultivating grapes since 1886 and pouring certified organic wine since 2008. Resist the temptation to fill up on handcrafted chocolates at Ehlers Estate, because you’re headed to Oenotri Restaurant in Napa for dinner. This Italian eatery embodies the farm-to-table ethos—Oenotri sources ingredients from local growers and even has its own garden on site. Learn to prepare farm-fresh food at Long Meadow Ranch’s Kitchen Workshop series. Get your hands dirty in the garden with local educators, then head to the kitchen where chefs guide you through preparing mouth-watering masterpieces.

But enough with the food! Put down the cheese platter and head out into the fresh air with Velo Vino cycling tours. Peddle your way through scenic Napa Valley before ending your bicycle tour with a wine and food pairing at Clif Family Winery. And don’t miss a step in your training at Wine Country CrossFit in Napa—just one of more than a half dozen CrossFit affiliate gyms dotting Wine Country. Now, we can raise a glass to that. Cheers!

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California Wine Country Hot Spots: Organic Wine via Ehler Estate | Pizza with Garlic Cream and Nettles via Oenotri; image via Food & Wine | Kitchen Workshops via Long Meadow Ranch | Cycling Winery Tours via Velo Vino | Wine Country CrossFit in Napa, CA