In today's article, I'll be researching and comparing the top 10 Paleo Cookbooks for 2018!
My goal here is to do the heavy research and help you determine which cookbook would best suit your needs.
I've spent dozens of hours doing this research, so any feedback, comments or suggestions are deeply appreciated.
Can’t find the right “Paleo Cookbook” for you?
Amazon.com has over 6,000 results when you search for “Paleo Cookbooks” alone...
There are over hundreds if not thousands of Paleo cookbooks available online.
When you have thousands of choices, it’s really hard to decide which one is the best for you, right?
You obviously don’t have time to try them all and find out which paleo diet book would fit your needs.
Which is why I’m writing this guide: The Best Paleo Cookbooks for 2018 - to help you pick the best Paleo cookbook for your particular needs...
I didn’t pick the best out of thin air.
I’ve spent dozens of hours to complete this research.
But you don’t need to do that.
I did the hard work of “reviewing” the best of the best…
In total, I’ve looked at a couple of dozen Paleo cookbooks.
But here’s my criteria of choosing the prestigious Top 10 Paleo Cookbooks of 2018
My Simple, yet Effective Criteria for choosing the Top 10 Paleo Cookbooks
- Bestseller Ranking (BSR) - I’m going to mostly use Amazon’s bestseller ranking to gauge the popularity of a particular cookbook.
On Amazon, the lower the bestseller rank (BSR) the more volume of sales it’s doing daily. I’m going to pick the Paleo cookbooks with the top BSR’s but I’ll also consider other factors like reviews, quality, feedback, support, etc.
- Reviews - I’ll look into what people are saying about this cookbook, both positive and negative reviews.
The review section of Amazon contains golden nuggets of information that can help you decide which Paleo cookbook is right for you and your family.
- Star Rating - I’ll check the star rating of the Paleo cookbooks as well.
No product has a perfect 5-star rating review because no product is perfect. There’s always room for improvement.
- Clickbank's Gravity Score - Clickbank is a popular digital marketplace where you could buy courses and digital products like ebooks, video trainings, and tutorials.
It uses a metric called Gravity which is a way to measure a product’s popularity on Clickbank. It’s somewhat similar to Amazon’s bestseller ranking. I recommend to start looking at products with at least 10 Gravity.
A very low gravity might indicate that not a lot of affiliates are promoting it because it’s not converting or selling really well.
- Affordability - I’ll also check the practicality and the affordability of the “paleo cookbook” that I’ll add to this list.
Does the cookbook include ingredients that are hard to find? Is the cookbook priced accordingly? Are people satisfied with what they’ve paid?
These are just some of the questions that I’ll consider when picking the best paleo diet books.
Are you ready for the Top 10 Paleo Cookbooks for 2018?
Let's get started with my TOP pick for 2018: Paleohacks
The Paleohacks Paleo Cookbook - This Paleo cookbook contains over 200+ delicious Paleo recipes that are mouthwatering and easy to prepare.
A lot of people fail and “quit” the Paleo diet because the meals that they were cooking were either boring or “too difficult” to make.
What make the Paleohacks Paleo cookbook special is that the recipes have been provided by a community of active, Paleo enthusiasts.
So you’re not just getting Paleo recipes from ONE expert, but rather you’re getting tons of ideas and recipes from MULTIPLE Paleo experts.
One of the biggest challenges when changing what you eat is “food preparation”.
With the Paleohacks cookbook you’ll learn several tips on how to quickly prepare delicious foods that your entire family would love.
Your purchase of the Paleohacks cookbook includes an additional 5 Paleo powerpack manuals. The manuals will help address two of the biggest challenges when people are getting started with the Paleo diet.
These 2 challenges includes the momentum that people needed to continue with the plan and the other challenge is what you do when you go on “social occassions” and “social gatherings” where most of the time “cheating on the Paleo diet” is more prevalent.
These are the manuals included with your Paleohacks paleo cookbook purchase: The 30-day Paleo Jump start guide. The Paleo foods and fails.
The Restaurant Paleo manual - How to eat Paleo in restaurants. For those who would like to get started with Paleo quickly without the hassle of using a lot of ingredients, you’ll also get the Paleo 4X cookbook.
This cookbook is special because 65 recipes in this cookbook contains only up to 4 types of ingredients. That’s for making a quick Paleo meal. And last but not the least is the one-month Paleo meal plan.
This meal plan is perfect for those who are looking for a step by step plan that they can follow for 30 days.
3. Eat Stop Eat - Intermittent Fasting Guide
Eat Stop Eat - This book is not a Paleo Cookbook per se, but it’s a diet that covers intermittent fasting (the book is about 91 pages of quality info, no fluff inside).
Because the meal plan incorporates Paleo principles and complements the Paleo lifestyle, I’ve decided to include this book in this list.
Currently, it is one of the most popular and bestselling weight loss programs on Clickbank. Brad Pilon is the author behind this book and he shares what’s known as intermittent fasting.
This type of fasting (1-2 fasts per week) allows you lose excess fat while still preserving muscle mass.
Robb Wolf’s Paleo Guides - One of the world’s most renowned experts in the field of Paleo is Robb Wolf. And Robb Wolf’s Paleo Guides will provide you with helpful information on how to shop at groceries, prepare your meals on a budget and how to dine on restaurants following a Paleo diet.
There are 3 choices here, the standard package contains 30 days of paleo recipes + 30 day transformation guide. The Bonus package contains all the standard package plus the Paleo on a budget guide as well as troubleshooting flowcharts.
And the complete Paleo bundle includes everything mentioned in the first two packages plus the Paleo dining out guide. Click here to choose which package is right for you.
Quick and Easy Ketogenic Diet - This cookbook is written by popular food blogger Maria Emmerich. She introduces ketogenic cooking which helps your body burn more fat. If you are just starting out on a ketogenic diet, this book is a great resource to learn more about it.
But what I love the most about this book is that it has tons of beautiful pictures. Just looking at those pictures would make your mouth water. The ingredients used in this cookbook are raw, whole based foods that are the basics of a Paleo diet.
6. Paleo for Beginners
Paleo for Beginners - This book is written by John Chatham. And if you're looking for a beginner's guide to Paleo, then this book is for you. The author knows the difficulty of moving from a diet of processed foods to a diet of real foods: Paleo. Which is why the author even provides a whole chapter on how to transition into this new lifestyle.
It contains a lot of useful information for beginners including which foods to eat. How to shop for high quality foods, mistakes to avoid, the best time of the day to eat and ways to personalize your diet.
7. Against All Grain by Danielle Walker
Against All Grain - Danielle Walker is the author of this New York Times Bestseller. She has battled autoimmune disease for a very long time using modern-day medicine. This is when she decided to take matters on her own hand by allowing food to be her medicine. She has mastered grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free cooking which has allowed here to eliminate her ailments.
One of the author's famous recipe includes the "World-Famous Sandwich Bread" that tastes like "wheat bread". You won't have to crave for "bread" anymore with this recipe. Another bestselling recipes includes the "Slow cooker sesame orange chicken with Basic Cauliflower rice". Again, another favorite recipe for your entire family to enjoy!
8. The Paleo Cookbook by Rockridge Press
The Paleo Cookbook simplifies the change towards whole foods (Paleo) from a diet of processed and unhealthy foods. It provides great information behind the scientific theory of the Paleo diet as well as ways and tips people can slowly transition to this diet.
There are over 300 recipes inside this book, but unfortunately the images are in black and white. Though the recipes are easy and quick to prepare, you won't be enticed to try it because of the B&W pictures.
9. Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan
Well Fed has a mantra that in order to be happy when preparing and eating meals, you need to be prepared and you need to avoid boredom. Melissa's Well Fed book is the Paleo cookbook that you would have wanted when you first got started with the Paleo Diet. Every recipe that most people try WORKS and is delicious.
These are great recipes that will make you feel like kings and queens (because of the thought put on the recipes and dish). But some people have issues with the binding of the book. So it's best to reinforce the binding or grab the digital version.
One of the best features of this book is that it has pairing and variations of ingredients that you can use. And if you're going Paleo, sometimes it can be hard to pick what ingredients are Paleo "compatible" that are available on your cupboard or available in a local grocery near you. The meals are easy to prepare and delicious. This book emphasizes on meal planning and preparation which helps you save a lot of time.
10. Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo
Practical Paleo is the cookbook that you'll love. There are over 120 easy-to-follow Paleo recipes/ You'll be learning a lot of NEW stuff from the Practical Paleo New York Times bestseller.
If you love and like nutrition and science, this book is for you.
Additional Paleo Recipe Books that are loved by many...
- Paleo for Beginners Essentials to Get Started
- John Chatham
- Publisher: Rockridge Press
- Diane Sanfilippo
- Victory Belt Publishing
- Kindle Edition
- Ten Speed Press
- Danielle Walker
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press
- Arsy Vartanian, Caroline Potter, Rachel McClelland, Katja Heino, Rachel Ball, Vivica Menegaz, Nazanin Kovacs, Hannah...
- Publisher: Page Street Publishing
- Paperback: 528 pages
- Sara Banks
- Kindle Edition
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