Review: The Paleo Grubs Book

Overall Impression:
The Paleo Grubs book describes itself as the best paleo recipe book you’ll ever need and with over 470 recipes divided into 17 categories, it’s definitely one of the most extensive recipe books I’ve come across recently with recipes ranging from easy for beginners to hard for seasoned paleo cooks.

The refreshing thing about the Paleo Grubs website is that while, like many other paleo recipe sites, they obviously promote the paleo lifestyle and advocate it’s nutritious benefits, it doesn’t advertise the book as a weight loss method. While for many people the paleo diet is obviously just that, a diet, I find it great that this paleo recipe book seems to focus more on the fact that the Paleo Grubs book has been written to help readers eat more healthy and delicious.

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It seems that the author of the paleo grubs book has thought well about what he wants to achieve with the recipes. A 10 week meal plan is included for those new to the paleo diet which will help newbies with many easy-to-prepare recipes for both meals and small bites.

Included when you purchase the Paleo Grubs book are:

  • The Paleo Grubs Book
  • 10 Week Meal Plan
  • Paleo Desserts Book
  • Slow Cooker Meals Book
Kale Caesar Salad with Almond-Crusted Chicken

Recipes I Tried:

  • Paleo Shrimp Baked in Parchment Paper
  • Paleo Sloppy Joes with Sweet Potatoes
  • Kale Caesar Salad with Almond-Crusted Chicken
  • Spicy Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Drumsticks

Cooking From The Paleo Grubs Book:
I feared that with so many recipes in the book, it would be inevitable that the author has some recipes that would look and taste alike, but I was pleasantly surprised. The paleo rules are followed completely, and the variety in recipes was immense. There are paleo recipes included for many main meals, but also paleo recipes for lunches, breakfasts, snacks and even some cold bake cakes. Additionally, I found the extra addition of slow cooker recipes very useful. I’ve had a slow cooker for years, but have never really used it very often. I now have found a reason to dig it out every now and then for some tasty paleo slow cooked meals.

The recipes in the Paleo Grubs book vary in difficulty and there are recipes that take under 30 minutes to make, but also recipes that take a couple of hours (excluding the slow cooker meals of course, they take a few hours although you don’t have to do anything yourself after the prep time!) The recipes also use a lot of different ingredients. I especially loved the seafood category because I often used to overlook seafood meals.

Spicy Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Drumsticks
Spicy Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Drumsticks

What Could Be Better:
Following a diet can be hard! The cookbook dives in quite deep right away, which may be difficult for some readers. That being said, the recipes are divided into 17 categories ranging from full meals to little snacks. Those experiencing difficulties sticking to the diet should maybe check out some of the other categories first.

This book is so comprehensive that I feel it deserves a hardback copy available in many bookstores around the globe. The author has acknowledged that many readers feel this way, but unfortunately releasing a hardback book would make the book too expensive for most. I’m still hoping the author changes his mind. This book would look great on my kitchen cookbook shelf!

Final TakeAway:
The Paleo Grubs book gives us hundreds of new original recipes. The cookbook is easy to navigate with all recipes divided into categories and the recipes themselves look beautiful. The book contains easy step by step instructions and great images to go with them. I would recommend anyone to take a look, because at $37, you receive good value in terms of price and quality. It really is one of the best paleo recipe books I’ve come across!

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Final Score: 9.5/10

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Tabea is a cooking and diet enthusiast.
Over the last three years she has tried her fair share of cooking books directed towards people on a diet and as of late, she loves spending her time blogging about nutrition and sharing her recipes and cooking experiences.

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  1. KATHERINE
    December 17, 2015
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    OMG! So tasty!
    I want this book so bad!!!! LOL

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