The Paleo Slow Cooker Cookbook Review

It's no secret that a crockpot is one versatile tool especially if you're on Paleo. Martha Drummond's newest cookbook offers a collection of easy-to-prepare dishes you can create using a slow cooker. Perfect for beginners and busy dieters, this recipe guide allows you to indulge in your favorite comfort foods without going off your diet.

Overview

If you're committed to eating clean and serving healthy, delicious dishes sans the preservatives, additives, and chemicals then you'll love the Paleo diet. Imagine feeling energized all day long because you're eating wholesome, organic foods. Paleo diet requires a higher intake of lean proteins and fats so you feel fuller after every meal. And when you're satisfied with your meals, you are less likely to snack on greasy or sugar-laden foods.

Paleo diet is so much more than just a fad diet, it's a lifestyle. It offers a variety of health benefits and weight loss is just a bonus. The majority of the food items you get from the supermarket are laden with refined flour, unhealthy sugars, and artificial colors. These chemicals cause sickness. Raw, organic foods are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants - nutrients that you simply cannot get from refined foods.

Sadly, food processing has become a norm in the food industry; even fresh fruits from the local supermarket are treated with pesticides, herbicides or insecticides! Worse, you can't even tell if a fruit or vegetable is treated with toxic chemicals with the naked eye.

This is why transitioning to Paleo diet is quite difficult for most dieters; it's hard to know which foods to get and which ones to avoid. Sticking to a specific diet program has its challenges but as long as you arm yourself with information, you'll be able to make better food choices.

The good news is, adopting the Paleo diet is easy with the right resources and Martha Drummond's 40 Slow Cooker Paleo recipe cookbook is helpful in terms of getting you started on a healthier lifestyle.

Who is Martha Drummond?

Martha Drummond is a Wisconsin-based wellness expert who has authored 7 recipe books, including the 40 Slow Cooker Paleo recipe cookbook, which we'll be reviewing today. Her bestselling books feature original recipes and ideas using wholesome, all-natural ingredients. The idea behind her Paleo-friendly recipe guides is to promote better health through chemical-free, organically grown foods, just like nature intended.

As a longtime advocate of clean eating, Martha knows that sticking to a healthy lifestyle gets easier when you have a solid support system. Whipping up healthy, tasty meals is one way to encourage the rest of your family to go on Paleo too.

With this guide, you will learn more about Paleo-friendly everyday foods you can incorporate into your meals. You'll discover the joys of cooking homemade meals from scratch and indulge on simple yet nutritious dishes.

What's Inside?

Exclusive Slow Cooker Recipes

Martha Drummond's 40 Slow Cooker Paleo recipe cookbook walks you through a successful transition to the Paleo lifestyle without making drastic changes to your lifestyle, which keeps most people from giving Paleo dieting a try.

Let's face it, some Paleo-friendly ingredients are hard to find. Dieting is difficult because of the limited food choices and the Paleo diet is no different. However, the cookbook is comprised of comfort foods, dishes that you grew up loving as a child – except they are 100% grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

In addition, you don't have to search high and low for the ingredients because most of them are available in your local supermarket. The cookbook is a useful resource for beginners or those who don't know their way around the kitchen.

With the recipe guide, you can whip up your favorite dishes – including pizza, spaghetti, chicken wings, and casseroles – without ever feeling like you're depriving yourself. The book also features a healthy selection of desserts and snacks, quick eats that you can whip up with minimal effort. Best of all, you can share Paleo-friendly dishes to your family to get them started on clean eating too!

The Joy of Slow Cooking

Most people are intimidated by the idea of cooking their own meals simply because they are not confident in their own cooking skills. Martha Drummond Paleo Slow Cooker Cookbook's made cooking healthy meals approachable, even newbies can do it.

The book is comprised of 40 exclusive Paleo recipes you can whip up using a slow cooker. Why a slow cooker? It takes the guesswork out of preparing tasty, nutrient-rich dishes. It's so convenient to use too, there's no need to slave away in the kitchen for hours.

With a slow cooker, you can look forward to a filling, delicious meal at the end of the day; it's the perfect kitchen tool for busy people or those who are just getting into cooking.

The best thing about slow cooking is that nutrients are preserved during cooking. You don't have to worry about wasted nutrients from overdone meats or soggy veggies. In the same manner, you don't have to worry about ruining a dish due to a slight misstep because the process itself is simple. Just prep the ingredients, set the crockpot timer and let the machine do all the heavy lifting for you.

Practical Food Prep and Cooking Tips and Tricks

The cookbook features a variety of slow cooker tips so you can maximize your crockpot, perfect if you're adventurous in the kitchen. The cooking techniques are laid out in an easy to digest layout, even the uninitiated will have no trouble creating sumptuous dishes from scratch.

With this cooking guide, you'll discover healthier alternatives to commonly used ingredients, such as coconut cream in place of heavy cream or vegetable noodles instead of traditional flour-based pasta or noodles.

Easy to Follow Instructions

Perhaps one of the most frustrating things about following a recipe is the complicated process and equally complex instructions that come with it. You get none of that with this recipe guide. The instructions are clear and concise. The information is laid out in a straightforward manner so there's no room for confusion.

Other Books by Martha Drummond


The Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook: 38 Easy To Prepare Vegan Recipes For Your Slow Cooker

The Paleo Comfort Foods Cookbook: 36 Everyday Paleo Recipes

Is It Worth Buying?

Martha Drummond Paleo Slow Cooker Cookbook offers a nice range of dishes and at this price point, it's a great buy especially if you're new to Paleo or you'd like to discover better ways of cooking healthy meals.

If you're craving Indian food, Mexican or Chinese dishes, you'll learn how to create classic dishes that suit different tastes. The dessert section is equally impressive; most of the items require as little as 4 to 5 ingredients and take only minutes to make.

Unlike other recipe guides that'll have you using different kitchen tools to make a single dish, the Martha Drummond Paleo Slow Cooker Cookbook only requires a slow cooker. This means you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen putting together a nice meal for the whole family. You can prep the meals in the morning and then come home to a hot meal ready to serve by dinnertime.

Slow cooking helps develop the flavors of the dish. More importantly, every meal is guaranteed healthy so you'll have no trouble sticking to your diet for better health.

Our only gripe is that the book lacks pictures. It would be nice to see shots of the dishes in full color. This is not a deal breaker by any means, lots of cookbooks don't have pictures too. However, a preview of what a completed dish looks like is helpful when you're plating.

PROS

  • The recipes are organized and well laid out
  • The instructions are clear and easy to follow
  • The ingredients featured in the recipe guide are readily available in supermarkets
  • Most of the dishes are ideal for children and grownups alike
  • Master the art of slow cooking with minimal effort
  • Discover the health benefits of Paleo dieting
  • Create delectable meals for the whole family
  • Learn the importance of clean eating
  • Reap the benefits of organic eating

CONS

  • No images
  • Best for beginners
  • Lots of white spaces
  • How Does it Compare?

How Does it Compare?

Paleo Smoothies: Recipes to Energize and For Weight Loss By Angelina Dylon

This is a fantastic recipe guide for people who are focused on detoxing or losing weight. The recipe book contains a dizzying selection of healthy smoothies made from fresh, organic ingredients. However, this book doesn't contain Paleo-friendly dishes, the recipes are strictly smoothie-based.

Paleo for Beginners: Essentials to Get Started by John Chatham

The Paleo for Beginners recipe guide offers a comprehensive selection of healthy, Paleo-friendly recipes for beginners. It's a good resource if your goal is to lose weight and increase your energy levels through clean eating. Paleo for Beginners features a step-by-step dietary plan as well as 99 mouthwatering recipes you can whip up at home. That said, not all recipes are unique to the book. Some of the recipes can be found online.

Paleo Cookbook: 300 Delicious Paleo Diet Recipes by Rockridge Press

This is one of the most popular Paleo-friendly recipe guides in the business for a reason. It contains hundreds of healthy, tasty dishes that the whole family will love, including Asian, Mexican, and vegetarian options. However, some of the recipes require a long list of ingredients as well as complex cooking processes so completing a single meal is one lengthy affair. This guide is perfect for those who are passionate about cooking with lots of time experimenting in the kitchen.

Conclusion

While there are thousands of Paleo recipe guides just like it, Martha Drummond's 40 Slow Cooker Paleo recipe cookbook stands out because of the simplified preparation. There's no need to switch between different cooking tools, the dishes are prepared using a slow cooker and nothing else. It's a great guide for people who are new to Paleo dieting as well as users who'd like to expand their culinary repertoire.

The information isn't strictly limited to completing a specific dish. The book offers a wealth of practical information about food preparation and cooking so it is quite versatile. It does not rely on gimmicky tricks or complicated processes to enjoy simple meals. We wish there were nice pictures to go with the recipes but that gives you more room for experimentation as far as plating and presentation go.

Suffice it to say, Martha Drummond's new recipe guide made Paleo dieting approachable and the kitchen, less intimidating for the uninitiated. Regardless if cooking is your passion or you're simply looking for better ways to create mouthwatering dishes, Martha Drummond's 40 Slow Cooker Paleo recipe cookbook makes a useful guide to clean eating.

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