One of the biggest challenges I see patients face when adopting a Paleo diet is incorporating it into their daily life. It can be daunting for a busy professional or a mother to cook breakfast and lunch on top of dinner every day, and that’s even without following a grain-free, Paleo diet. Many of my readers consistently request advice on how to make Paleo work for them when cooking throughout the day isn’t an option, or when the demands of their career or family make eating nutritiously a challenge.
If you’re like the majority of my clients who don’t have time to be in the kitchen all day, you’ll love Diana Rodgers’ new cookbook, Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On The Go. Diana’s book is an excellent resource that offers 100 delicious yet simple recipes to make following a Paleo diet as easy as possible.
Drawing from her experience as a nutrition therapy practitioner, graduate student in nutrition, mother of two, and full-time sustainable farm owner (whoa!), Diana knows the importance of simple-to-prepare meals when juggling a full-time job and a family, and she shares her wisdom and practical tips in this great book. The introduction includes straightforward recommendations for getting started with Paleo, and how to choose the right foods to include in your diet, both from a nutrition perspective as well as an eco-conscious focus. She gives tips for eating out, finding healthy food on the road, making Paleo work with kids, her personal pantry staples, and the common Paleo pitfalls she has seen with her own clients. She also provides a variety of resources that can help readers find the best quality food in their area.
The recipes are simple to prepare and yet still delicious – you’ll never miss your daily bagel at breakfast or sandwich at lunch with so many great options for healthy, easy meals. The cookbook is full of recipes for Paleo-friendly wraps, portable salads and soups, quick and easy breakfasts, and even day-to-day essentials like homemade dressings, grain free crackers, veggie-rich snacks, smoothies, and basic go-to recipes for nights when even using a cookbook is too much of a hassle.
The book is an excellent resource for anyone brand new to Paleo, those who don’t want to spend a great deal of time or energy cooking, and even those who are daunted by the more complicated recipes that often fill the pages of most cookbooks. While I always appreciate the chance to be a gourmet chef, some days you only have time to throw together a quick salad, and Diana’s book gives great inspiration for keeping your simple meals interesting.