Everyday Paleo Book Review

April 25, 2011

My copy of Everyday Paleo, by Sarah Fragoso, arrived at the perfect time. I’ve been pretty boring lately when it comes to meals. Since I live by myself, I never think to create much of a production when it comes to breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A lot of that is not wanting to spend the time that it takes to cook!

Normally, it’s one of 3 things for each meal. I do enjoy what I eat, but, I also love variety!

So Everyday Paleo was perfect for me, in that it has LOTS of quick, easy, and tasty recipes, and has LOTS of big, colorful pictures!

There are so many things I loved about the book.

First, Sarah gives a quick breakdown of paleo eating, how it has worked for her to transform her own health, and how she has implemented it with her family, particularly with her 3 kids. She covers the challenges of paleo living like school lunches, and eating out- but simplifies it so you are left with no more excuses!

The next section is “Paleo Kitchen Essentials”. I think this is a major reason to get this book! One of my biggest problems with cooking is not having the right kitchen items and getting stuck. This section has pictures and affordable ways to get exactly the equipment you need.

Then a good chuck of the book is the recipes. Breakfast is where I really like variety, so I tried the Egg Cupcakes. It was far easier to make than I thought it would be! I’m still missing some of the equipment I should have had, but, I made it work. I had these things done from start to finish in 25 minutes. They turned out great! Like little quiches.

The recipe pages are color coordinated so you can easily flip to a section. There are even paleo deserts!! Can’t wait to try some of those.

The final two sections are:

-30 day family meal plan with shopping lists (HUGE bonus)
-Workouts

The meal plan with shopping lists make the idea of turning a family paleo a no-brainer. The workouts have amazing picture demonstrations, and show various ways to incorporate your kids into your workouts.

Overall, the book has a simple and happy feel to it. Anyone can do this! If you want the science behind the paleo diet, you’re probably better off with Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution book. But if you want more of the practical steps and a guide to developing a healthier, happier family and self, Everyday Paleo fits the bill!

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