Diane Sanfilippo is the author of Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle. She is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in digestive health and blood sugar regulation. Diane with great care and skill created this amazing cookbook that uses the methods of a paleo diet. This is based on what our ancestors the cavemen ate. Altering or switching your daily diet habits for better wellbeing with the recipes in this cookbook, that are appetizing “real food” delicacies you don’t want to miss out on, are highly recommended.
Practical Paleo gives the home cook a general look at medical conditions and plain old dietary conditions whose symptoms may be benefitted by some extra attention in the kitchen. It is a guide and great reminder for all those who stray away from healthy eating habits. The 3 things to remember are: 1. Eat whole foods, 2. Avoid modern, processed, and refined foods, 3. Eat to maintain proper digestive function. There are chapters on conditions and what types of foods may be helpful to reduce symptoms to help you feel better, healthier, and which ones to cut back or out of your diet.
The foods that are touted are actually very tasty and should already be in everyone’s diet. A few of the chapters are: Digestive Health, Heart Health, Thyroid Health and Fat Loss. It’s written in an easy to read style with information that jumps right off the page at you-so you understand quickly all the details. There are dozens of eye pleasing photos, colorful charts, and guides.
Eating healthy is the main objective. To stay away from processed foods, preservatives, sugars, and other foods and ingredients that are pointed out for not being easily digestible or as healthy for you is the goal to achieve. The foods that are welcomed are: meat, seafood, eggs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, oils, and fats. These are and assured to be a better selection for you to consume and to cook with.
Some of the recipes are like hungry-man style dishes with lots of beef and veggies, full filling, and not hard to put together. One of them is the Fiery Jalapeno Buffalo Burgers.
A lighter dish is the Tomatillo Shrimp Cocktail; put together a Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Artichokes, and a small treat like a Chocolate Coconut Cookie from the list of recipes for a luscious lunch!
The focus on getting more energetic and not to stress out over attempting to make adjustments in your eating habits flows through the cookbook. It’s a light and cheery look at doing what is best for you. Offered is a plan for some guidance in what to prepare for menus. There are no reasons to panic at the thought of having a “30 day plan” because it is not drastic or painful. Luring your taste buds with macadamia nuts and pumpkin pancakes really isn’t a bad deal! Some of the recipes are similar to old fashioned grandma’s cooking; Fresh Blueberry Crumble, Butternut Sage Soup and one is actually called, Grandma Barbara’s Stuffed Mushrooms.
There are plenty of recipes and health tips, with cooking tips and general information on ingredients included, and much more in this great cookbook. It truly is enjoyable.
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