- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing (Nov. 4 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1628600454
- ISBN-13: 978-1628600452
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.8 x 25.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #193,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Real Life Paleo: 175 Gluten-Free Recipes, Meal Ideas, and an Easy 3-Phased Approach to Lose Weight & Gain Health Paperback – Nov 4 2014
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About the Author
Stacy, Matt, Cole, Finian & Wesley are well known for their award winning recipes and our successes with the Paleo diet, and have been featured in national publications, live speaking events, on radio shows, podcasts, videos, and news programs. Matt and Stacy (The Paleo Parents) are the authors of 2 paleo cookbooks - Eat Like a Dinosaur, a recipe & guidebook for gluten-free kids, Beyond Bacon, Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog.as well as an eBook 3 Phase Paleo on transitioning families with 3 simple steps.
Through all that, though, they are just a suburban family. A working mom and stay at home dad who raise 3 active young boys, the paleo way. Having lost over 200lbs, and changing the health and wellness of their boys (behavioral and physical) after adopting a paleo diet, the Paleo Parents focus on family friendly approach to an ancestral lifestyle. We make it work, and we show you how you can too!
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Swap is all about switching out the worse offenders for healthier options. It means going gluten free, removing refined sugars, and nasty chemical ingredients.
Once you feel you’ve mastered this phase, you can move onto remove. This phase helps you remove the remaining non-paleo and inflammatory foods from your diet like grains, legumes and dairy.
Then once you’re ready and in the swing of eating a paleo diet, you can move onto the final phase heal. This one is all about optimizing. You can only truly heal your body after you’ve removed the problematic inputs, whether they be food or even lifestyle related.
In the heal stage you start adding in the dreaded organ means… although the Paleo Parents make them far less daunting. They introduce you to healing stocks, and fermented foods. As you know from Fearless Fermentation, my fermentation classes for beginners, I’m a big fan of these! They also touch on lifestyle factors like sleep, stress and movement that will all compliment your new healthy approach to life.
There’s more to Real Life Paleo than swap, remove, heal though. It’s loaded with practical information to help you put it all into practice:
Recipes are arranged into full meals, because you never just eat a roast chicken on it’s own now do you?
Each phase has a full weeks meal plan to remove the guesswork
Each phase has a handy grocery list to cover the essentials
Brands the Paleo Parents trust for when you just don’t want to make something from scratch
Tips for making cooking at home to make it quick (yes, quick) and easy
Ideas on how to handle special occasions
How to carry everything you’ve learned into eating out in restaurants
If jumping into a whole foods based lifestyle cold turkey isn’t your thing, or if you’re already paleo but want to get your family on board, (kids included) then this book is for you. The three phases ease you into it and set you up for long term success.
For novice Paleo lifestyle members who want to eat sweets and plan a gradual change into the lifestyle, then it's a good recipe book. I do agree with where they are coming from for the most part. I guess I take most issue with the title "real life" because I don't think nut flours and other odd and processed ingredients, and so many dessert recipes constitute "real life Paleo". Simple, fresh, whole, unprocessed is "real life" food to me.
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Real Life Paleo is not just a cookbook. It's so ridiculously informative, I can almost guarantee it's THE BEST paleo book purchase you'll ever make. It quite literally takes a real-life approach to explaining (& living) the paleo lifestyle, giving you a designated plan for transitioning, swapping out bad for good foods, and ultimately thriving as your inner caveman/woman - for the long run! Whether you're new to paleo or have been living it for years, you CAN and WILL benefit from RLP. It contains a plethora of recipes, spice blends, and meal ideas, paleo lifestyle tips & tricks, nutritional information, helpful guides & recipe labels (nut-free, egg-free, nightshade-free, one-pot-meal, on-the-go meal, 5-ingredients-or-less, 30-min-or-less), along with all the reasons why paleo works. If you think you knew all there was to know about paleo or think you've tried all the paleo recipes out there, THINK AGAIN! I've been paleo since August 2011 and am still completely wowed by this book with all the enticing recipes & helpful information it contains.
I can safely say this is my absolute favorite paleo book, and that's JUST regarding recipes, alone. That's not even taking into account the ridiculous amount of real-life paleo advice, info, & tips this book provides, which trumps all the other grain-free cookbooks I've ever purchased.
Here's my list so far:
Peruvian Chicken Meal
Chinese Takeout Meal
Turkey & Waffles
Baked Not-Potato Soup
Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies (I've tried their pumpkin whoopie pies and O.M.G. - I have no words)
Honey Nut Cereal
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Corn Dog Muffins
Mussels in Broth
Pears wrapped in Prosciutto w/ arugula & pickled onions
Chinese Lettuce Wraps
No Bake Cranberry-Orange Bars
Chai Tea Iced Tea
Key Lime Pie
I've never been so excited to cook from a cookbook.
My favorite things about Real Life Paleo:
-- The 3-phase approach to diet/lifestyle changes (it's so down-to-earth and REAL)
-- Tons of recipes that I actually want to make (that's highly unusual for me; I'm much more likely to cherry-pick recipes from different websites than buy a cookbook)
-- Photos of whole meals with page references for all the recipes (as a visual type of person, I love this!)
-- Advice from people who get it (there's a real family behind this book, and it comes through clearly on every page)