I was recently given the opportunity to review The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Paleo by Jason Glaspey and Neely Quinn and it was definitely much more comprehensive than I expected for a “Complete Idiot’s Guide!”
This 300+ page book not only has explans why some modern foods (grains, sugars, vegetable oils, etc.) are not healthy, but also some great recipes and a meal plan.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Paleo is also extremely easy to read and has lots of quick tips and easy reference for the main points. I think this would be especially useful for friends or relatives who don’t understand your way of eating and who could benefit from an easy and concise explanation.
I’ve tried a few of their recipes and especially enjoyed their Salmon Cakes with Mango and Cilantro Salsa and their Sausage Stuffed Tomatoes.
Perhaps my favorite part was at the very end where they compare a paleo diet and a standard American diet side by side for nutrient levels. I often get questions about if we will miss out on nutrients on a real food diet, and this clearly shows the superior nutrient levels in a paleo/real-food diet.
This book isn’t an intensive guide for already experienced grain free and paleo eaters, but it has a great introduction to the paleo lifestyle and reasons for choosing it. It also has some simple and delicious recipes that are great for beginners.
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