Paleo Leap Recipe Book Review – Lose Weight by Eating Natural
The Paleo diet which is short for the Paleolithic diet is a very popular diet today because it brings us back to eating healthier foods. A lot of people are drawn to it because of its weight loss ability. Well, if you think about it, it does make sense. Since you’re removing the preservatives, artificial flavoring, sugar and dairy from your diet, you’re eating more natural foods with less fat.
As much as the diet works in getting us healthier and helping us lose fat, it isn’t the easiest one to follow. And part of it is because of all the rules. I know some people who say they’re on the paleo diet, but don’t really know what it is. I also know a few who are eating the wrong things.
So what’s the sure fire way of getting this diet program right? Get a cookbook, but not just any of them. Get one that’s made by a reputable publisher. The reason I say this is so that you’re sure that the recipes are genuine and comply with what’s stated in the diet. And just as importantly the dishes are delicious.
Don’t make that mistake. You see, if you take out all the sugars, dairy, preservatives and other modern ingredients, food can get really bland fast. That’s why fast food sells so well. It tastes good, even if it’s unhealthy.
What is the Paleo Recipe Book?
The book is a compilation of recipes selected by Paleo Leap which is a large community of paleo diet followers. The group went through the different top recipes that have been shared over the years and created some of their own, all of which strictly comply to the rules of the paleo diet.
In total there are over 370 recipes listed covering 18 different food categories. These include pork, chicken, fish, and red meat dishes. They also span a variety of cooking methods from stews, stir fried, breakfast, snacks and desserts.
The entire book is close to 400 pages long filled with recipes. Each of the recipes come with images in the ebook so you get an idea of what it is and can choose which recipes to try out.
Healthier Way of Eating
Like any cookbook you want to get a sense of what you’re getting. The main goals of the recipes in the book are:
- To help us eat nutrient rich foods that will make use healthier and help use lose weight.
- Delicious recipes that cover a wide variety of food categories.
- Family friendly meals that are not just for the parents but ones kids will also like.
- Quick and simple to prepare meals. No extensive cooking experience is needed.
The recipes in the cookbook don’t use grains, legumes, dairy nor sugar.
Other Useful Things Included
Depending on how much knowledge you have on cooking and gastronomy. There are some very useful information included that I really like.
- Paleo food list. This for me is one of the most useful items included. This takes out the guessing on whether or not an ingredients is okay or not to use. You can take this list or make a copy of it on your phone to bring next time you go grocery shopping.
- Good fats guide. By now most of us know that not all fats are bad. But which ones are good and which ones to avoid, that’s the question. This guide tells us and lets us make sure about which ones we should use which ones to skip. Things like Olive oil and nuts aren’t bad but actually healthy.
- Cooking time charts. If you’re an expert cook or chef, timing of food and use of ingredients is second nature. But if you’re like me who isn’t, having a chart really makes life a lot easier. No more under cooking or ending up with overcooked food.
- Where to find food online. Let’s face it any time you have special eating requirements or ingredients, not all of them will be available in the local supermarket. The same is true for the Paleo diet. This guide saves us a lot of time looking for where a certain food or ingredient is available.
Summary of My Paleo Leap Review
Drawbacks of the Recipe Book
- Not all the recipes listed take a short amount of time to make. There are a some that require longer prep times. So if you’re in a hurry or have a busy schedule read through the recipe beforehand.
Things I love About the Cookbook
- The more than 370 recipes is great. This gives me and my family a lot of variation in the food we eat. I also like that they cover different meals like snacks and breakfast. The added bonus were the other dishes like salads and soups.
- For those just starting out on the Paleo diet, the Paleo Leap cookbook includes a bonus 8 week meal plan. This is a pre-prepared set of daily meals for 2 months. This lets you get a quick start on the diet. By the end of the 8 weeks you have a good idea of how to prepare the meals.
- Thanks to the recipes, there’s no more guessing on ingredients, if they comply or don’t comply to Paleo standards. Plus, I don’t end up with bland food. Instead very tasty dishes.
- I’m not a good cook, so having simple to follow along recipes is important to me.