Excellent resource book telling you which foods to focus on
This book, Powerful Paleo Superfoods: The Best Primal-Friendly Foods for Burning Fat, Building Muscle and Optimal Health, will be a fantastic addition to your paleo library. Yes, it has recipes. But more important, it’s a resource guide to which foods you should focus on in your paleo/whole foods diet, and why.
Layout and design:
The book is organized by type of food: proteins, greens, vegetables and roots, fruits, fats, and herbs and spices. Each food has a two-page spread explaining the health benefits and tips about shopping, then one recipe follows with a full-color photo.
Recipes include mushroom-garlic herb bison burger, collard wraps with spiced aioli dipping sauce, Caribbean citrus roasted sweet potatoes, strawberry avocado salsa with grilled chicken, avocado tomato tarts, and shrimp asparagus and tomato salad with parsley-herb dressing.
What I liked about the book:
Clean layout, easy to read, user-friendly recipe instructions. Great reference guide, plus gives enough guidance to help people actually use the super foods. All recipes are gluten-, dairy-, grain-, and legume-free.
I wasn’t so keen on:
Nutritional analysis is not provided, which would be helpful for low-sodium eaters.
paleo, whole foods, Whole30, celiac, gluten-free diets. Okay for migraine and low-sodium diets if you know how to adapt recipes.
Not recommended for:
vegan or vegetarian diets
A note about my cookbook reviews: In the past, I tested at least three recipes from each book, took photos, and described my experience. Due to my dietary limitations (extremely-low-sodium for my Meniere’s Disease and trigger-free foods for migraine relief), it is no longer possible for me to test the recipes without adapting them.