Our Favorite Paleo Books


Everyday Paleo Family CookbookGood lightweight intro and a solid general cookbook. Attractive and easy to read. Great for paleo families.
The Paleo Solution: The Original Human DietThis is the first paleo book I read, and still a top recommendation. Very comprehensive yet easy to read. A few of the ideas have since been reconsidered by the author, at least for generally healthy readers.
Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free KitchenVery attractive and interesting cook book. Appropriate for the coffee table as well as the kitchen.
The Paleo Answer: 7 Days to Lose Weight, Feel Great, Stay YoungAnother classic, with a confusingly similar cover to Robb Wolf’s book. Dr. Cordain did much of the original heavy lifting on this subject, so here again heavy on science with a few ideas since updated.
Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer LifeI’d recommend this mainly for performance athletes, coaches, or those who want a very scientific/medical explanation of things. Excellent information if you don’t mind a more technical style, but I’d read one of the others first.
Paleo Slow Cooking: Gluten Free Recipes Made Simple
Slow-cookers are the modern caveman’s best friend. A great collection of recipes.
It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected WaysNot technically a “paleo” book though it covers most of the same ideas – and very well.
Everyday PaleoGood intro, illustrated workout plan and great recipes.
Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle
Paleo intro and recipes.


Other Books


Living Paleo For Dummies
Paleo intro and recipes. Typical easy-to-read “for dummies” format, but not a favorite for me.
Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipe & Guidebook for Gluten-free KidsTeaches kids (and their adults) about paleo concepts and cooking. Excellent handling of specific allergens. Occasionally a little weak on what constitutes paleo, IMHO.
Your Primal Body: The Paleo Way to Living Lean, Fit, and Healthy at Any AgeIntro, exercise and food plans.


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