One thing people tend to struggle with most when transitioning to paleo is not knowing what to cook. Most of our modern, standard meals are high in carbs, processed foods, and other unhealthy ingredients that are not allowed on paleo.
This book truly captures the endless range of possibilities that are open to you on the paleo diet. With 1,000 different recipes, it’s clear that the paleo diet is not nearly as restrictive or limited as it might seem at first.
This paleo cookbook has made a name for itself for its sheer variety. As the title implies, you get 1,000 paleo recipes. You absolutely cannot fail to find something that satisfies your tastes and needs with that many options.
Those 1,000 recipes are well divided into useful categories like breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, smoothies, condiments, snacks, etc. And it’s further divided by main ingredients like fish, red meat, chicken, veggies, and eggs.
This makes it easy to navigate and packed with great and inspirational recipes. If you’re looking for something more focused on one category (like snacks or veggie recipes), this cookbook might feel like a lot more than you need and you can definitely find more specific cookbooks out there.
However, this makes the absolute perfect foundation cookbook that you can go to whenever you aren’t sure what you want to make or feel like trying out something new. It’s the perfect source of inspiration even if you choose to modify a recipe to your own tastes.
In the attempt to be so comprehensive, it only scratches the surface of possibilities within any given categories. In other words, you are getting a little of everything but not a whole lot of any particular thing.
This is only a problem if your main priority in a cookbook is a specific category (like snacks or breakfasts, for example). It can also be a problem for those who have additional dietary restrictions like nut allergies or a condition that requires them to follow the autoimmune protocol.
This is the perfect cookbook to help you get started. It’s well organized and extremely comprehensive. With 1,000 recipes, you are sure to find something that suits your tastes and have enough variety that you never experience a day of boredom on the paleo diet!
But if you are interested in a specific type of recipe or have special dietary needs (like following the Autoimmune Protocol), you might get more for your money by checking out a book that is more specifically targeted to your needs. However, it wouldn’t be too difficult to adapt the recipes in this book to meet your needs. Simply leave out or substitute the ingredients you can’t or don’t want to eat.