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This one is 2.99- Paleo To Go: Quick & Easy Mobile Meals for Busy People on the Go! (Paleo Diet Solution Series)
Blurb from Amazon: I know you’re busy so I want to cut straight to the chase… There are a TON of Paleo books out there. You’re checking this one out so I’m sure you’ve bought others.
That means you’re most likely familiar with the basics, you’ve read the same rehashed definitions, explanations, and background in all the other Paleo books and what you’re really looking here for is practical recipes and new ideas to maintain your new (or maybe not-so-new) Paleo lifestyle – am I right?
I mean, it’s a LIFESTYLE, you shouldn’t be stuck eating garden salads, celery sticks, and flavorless sautéed chicken breasts for the rest of your life!
Healthy doesn’t have to be bland or boring…
You want yummy recipes, that don’t take a ton of work, and most importantly that you can take with you.
WHY, because humans are mobile!
We don’t stay in one place all day long (neither did our Paleolithic ancestors) so our food has got to travel right along with us.
Thirteen reviewers loved it- it has mostly 5 star reviews and a couple 4 star so far.
1.99- this one looks really interesting:
Salt Block Cooking
This is the definitive text on Himalayan salt blocks, written by the man who wrote the definitive text on salt. Enough with salting your food—now it’s time to food your salt!
“Mark Bitterman knows more about salt than anyone else on the planet. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with those handsome slabs of Himalayan salt you see at cookware shops, Salt Block Cooking will inspire you with wildly innovative uses you’ve never dreamed of, from cocktails to candy, from curing to grilling, and from ceviche to pizza. Along the way, you’ll learn the half-billion-year history of the only food that starts as a rock.” ––Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue! Bible series and host of Primal Grill on PBS
“Cooking on salt blocks will blow your mind, jump-start your creative process, make your food taste better, delight your friends, and cut down on the time you spend cleaning pots and pans. And what better guide for your new experience than Mark Bitterman, a man who has forgotten more about salt cookery than I will ever learn.” ––Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel
Paleo Crock Pot: Simple and Scrumptious Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes (Gluten Free Cookbooks)
Also 1.99: Paleo slow cooker meals do not have to be the same old boring stews – in this book you will find exciting ways to prepare a variety of healthy, tasty and appealing Paleo recipes for every occasion – from weekday family dinners to elegant meals for entertaining. Best Selling Author, Jennifer Golden, has put together diverse, great tasting recipes that will appeal to everyone, earn you plenty of compliments and most importantly, save you a lot of time. Take a look as some of the recipes you will find inside:
Chipotle Pulled Pork
Sweet, tender, healthy, spicy and juicy – all at the same time! And with the added bonus that you need less than 5 minutes to throw this dish together and let the slow cooker do the rest. There will be no leftovers – guaranteed!
Countryside Chicken with Bacon and Yams
In this perfectly balanced and flavorful dish, the lean turkey bacon compliments the earthiness of the yams and to make it even healthier, it also features kale, one of the superfoods!
Coconut Cream Fish Chowder
An incredibly easy to make one pot recipe yet exceptionally creamy and yummy, it will be an instant hit with your family. For an authentic New England taste, add some bacon, clams, mussels, and scallops.
Root Vegetable Curry
If you are looking for an inspiration for the perfect weeknight dinner, go no further. This colorful, rich, and satisfying curry has such deep flavors that no one will even notice it has no meat inside.
And Many, Many More!
.99 for this one: Per Pound Grocery Shopping
It sounds to me like this is less of a cookbook with recipes you can copy at home, and more of an ideas book on what to buy, how to choose it, and ways to use it in general.
Here’s one Amazon review: “If you know how to cook from scratch and have ever lived on a budget then this book is basic common sense. If you are younger, never learned to cook from scratch, or have never been on a tight budget it is a great basic guide on how to do so gluten free. The only thing missing is some basic recipes to get the beginner started. I know there are links to recipes but for someone inexperienced at cooking from scratch it would have been nice if the book were more made more user friendly by including some easy to prepare recipes from scratch that use basic inexpensive ingredients that would be available on a limited budget.”
One of the most negative reviews complained that the author uses salt (the reviewer says “Salt can be very harmful to our health and should only be used sparingly, if at all.”) as well as butter and margarine. Any reviewer of a cookery book who thinks salt is always completely bad for us is a reviewer to be laughed at.
Here’s a more positive review:
“Let me start off with a minor disclaimer….I’m a big fan of the Gluten Free Cooking School and Mary Frances. I’ve read most of her work and find it to be consistently helpful to me in the kitchen. I highly recommend looking up her other work, especially if you’re gluten free. Her information can be a lifesaver in the event of a new gluten free diet! Also, it’s concise, well-written, easy-to-read and never preachy!
This is a neat little ebook that gives you some serious bang for your buck! Not only does she give you a very detailed description of a grocery store savings strategy – she includes some great basic cooking knowledge as well.
Times can get tough and you may need to implement a QUICK and BIG adjustment to your grocery budget. This ebook provides the footprint for how to do that. Buying these cheap – but not heavily processed – items creates a lower budget but also a cooking problem for many. For example, buying a whole chicken is a lot cheaper per pound than buying just the parts. The author not only tells you how to purchase your cheaper groceries, but also the basics of how to prepare them as well. A little bit of knowledge goes a long way to cutting the costs in your kitchen.
Without a doubt, if you purchase this ebook, you will make up it’s cost in your grocery store savings ten-fold on the first trip to the store!”
The books below are all free at the time of listing. This can change. Double check before you click on the buy button at Amazon.
Frugal Cooking for Simple Living (90+ Recipes)
It sounds like the way the recipes are written, this is not ideal for beginners (add flour to thicken cookie dough until it drops from a spoon was one example a reviewer gave. That reviewer also said oven temps were often not provided).
Here’s another review:
Mother’s Homemade Noodles
Poor Family’s Bread
Tomato-Cuke Layer Cake Salad
Home-Style Fried Mac and Cheese
Meatless “Meat” Loaf
Potato and Ham Patties
Rice and Beef Casserole
Breakfast Dessert Rice
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Sweet Frozen Custard
There is an interactive table of contents making navigation easy.
Green Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss and Detox Book
The book 40 Green Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss and Detox is a collection of green smoothie recipes for those who seek an effective weight loss program that does not put a strain on their health. It is a great companion for dieters who want to lose a few inches and pounds while enjoying their journey to a healthy body.
The book contains 40 different green smoothie recipes that incorporate only greens and fruits, those that use non-dairy milk and yogurt and grain-filled mixes for an indulgent way of losing weight with green smoothies.
Each recipe also offers recipe variations and a note explaining the weight loss benefit of key ingredients used to make the reader better understand why each fruit or vegetable is ideal for losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Recipes are easy to follow to encourage even a smoothie newbie to begin and carry on a healthy and effective way to lose weight.
The book 40 Green Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss is ideal for those who want to start on a juice diet and even for those who are already juicing for weight loss and want to keep it healthy all the way.
The Detox Factor: 101 Tips & Tricks To Lose Weight Without Dieting! (Detox Cleanse Book)
Lots of positive reviews. Here’s one of them:
Angie Newson has done a fantastic job of compiling these 101 detoxifying lifestyle habits in her book ‘Detox Cleanse’. Some of them require more action on the reader’s part than others, but I’d be surprised if after implementing only a fraction of them, you didn’t feel healthier and more energized. The list is well researched and the writing style relaxed and fun. I’d recommend it to anyone looking for practical advice on detoxing and cleansing!
101 Quinoa Recipes: Today’s Superfood, Facts, Health Benefits, Weight Loss (Today’s Superfoods)
Quinoa, Today’s Superfood
Learn how to use these seed of a grain “mother grain” in your everyday cooking. Plentiful and easy recipes that will help you incorporate this wonderful Superfood in your daily life.
What you will Learn:
• Tons of Recipes and ways to incorporate in daily eats
• Recipes for Breakfast
• Recipes for Lunch
• Recipes for Dinner
• Recipes for Salads
• Recipes for Desserts
• Recipes for Soups
•• History of Quinoa
• Nutritional Value and Benefits
Paleo Express Quick and Easy Recipes for Paleo Moms: Ready in 15 Minutes or Less!
Paleo diet guidelines mandate real, unprocessed, and nutrition-rich food ingredients. That’s fine by us!
This is a guide for all the busy Moms out there who don’t want to sacrifice good taste in their food choices because of their busy schedule. The recipes in this book are EXPRESS, in the fastest sense of the word! Thanks to the recipes in this book, you can literally have your cake (a Paleo cake, that is) and eat it too! You can prepare these quick and easy meals in 15 minutes or less!
In this book you will find:
• Collection of 35 delicious and nutritious choices!
• Quick and easy meals that can be prepared within 15 minutes
• Breakfasts, appetizers, soups and salads, wraps, dinner, and dessert recipes
• Serving sizes and nutrition information for each recipe
• Recipes for every meal of the day.
• Gluten-free guidelines are followed
Grab your copy today!
Probiotic Recipes – A Healthy Diet & Lifestyle with Probiotics
Blurb: Probiotics are a distinctive food which is key to living a balanced diet and lifestyle. The most common misconception is that probiotics are only found in yogurts. There are plenty of sources for probiotics one fairly unknown source is pomegranates. Probiotics can be acquired in a variety of delicious foods from yogurt, cheese, kefir, sour cream.
Inside You’ll Learn
- Variety of Easy Probiotic Recipes + Select Advanced Recipes
- Probiotic health benefits
- A history of Probiotics
Paleo Grilling Quick and Easy Paleo Recipes for the Grill
Blurb: Grilling doesn’t have to be limited to burgers, dogs, and soda! We can stay true to the Paleo lifestyle and maintain a lean, strong, and energized body by eating healthy on the grill – both in and outdoors – while enjoying the grilling experience and ensuring that we reap the full health benefits that are often attributed to the Paleo diet, such as: Increased energy, reduced allergies, better night’s sleep, healthy blood sugar levels, clearer skin, and stronger teeth.
As followers of the Paleo diet, we have a unique opportunity here with grilling. Grilling the Paleo way produces lots of nutritious and great tasting dishes. In this book you’ll find great recipes for:
• super-delicious and healthy Paleo meals that can be quickly prepared on the grill
• refreshing, delicious, and health-boosting beverages to accompany your meals
• grilling recipes for: vegetables, beef and lamb, chicken, pork, seafood, and desserts
• marinades and rubs
• basic information and tips about grill and grilling
Paleo Grilling means healthy food with the great taste of grilling any time during the year. Eating right has never tasted so good! Explore the variety of options we have made available in this book and spice up your options by creating your own tasteful combinations using the marinades and rubs that are included.
The sun is out! Grab this book and hit the grill; You’re in for a treat!
Anti Inflammatory Diet: How to Fight Inflammation with Diet, Slow Aging, and Eliminate Pain (Anti Inflammatory Diet Guide – Control Inflammation, Beat Disease, Get Healthy)
One of the several 5 star reviews:
What a wonderful discovery when I found this helpful book on Amazon in Kindle form and on sale for free today! Even if it was not free, I still would have paid for it. This book is the most helpful book on Anti Inflammatory foods that I have ever read. There is first a section on NO NO foods that cause inflammation and then there is a section on HEALING FOODS that begin to heal inflammation or fight it in the first place.
That old saying You are what you eat – this is so true. Since I have been following the suggestions in this book especially about the importance of eating fish, whole grains, soy, low fat dairy, eating tomatoes and more, my Gum Disease is better, my Psoriasis is better, and also my shoulder pains better. By eating these healing foods, they have acted like medicine for my body.
This is a must read book if you are concerned about your health and have health problems.
Infused: 26 Spa Inspired Natural Vitamin Waters (Cleansing Fruit Infused Water Recipe Book)
This helpful book is chockfull of great ideas on how to live a more healthy existence. It is apparent that both authors are very health conscious and have an “unquenchable thirst for naturally infused water”. Needless to say, they have definitely done their research by noting the differences and advantages between commercially purchased vitamin water versus the benefits of making your own.
As with any homemade recipes, the preparer of the recipe has control over the ingredients. As noted by the authors….genetically modified foods are rampant so they stress the importance of using organic products. They also stress the use of purified water over water treated with fluoride and give several reasons why. Both authors encourage the use of natural spring water or water purified through reverse osmosis in all of the suggested recipes.
After quite an extensive description of the positive effects of using homemade vitamin infused water…26 fruit packed recipes are given stating the health benefits of the ingredients in each recipe. There are several pictures of delicious looking, cooling glasses of infused vitamin water to wet your appetite which accompany each easy to prepare recipe. To add to these delightful quaffs, the authors have creatively dubbed each recipe with refreshing names such as…Clean Machine…Rest & Digest….Alive & Thrive etc. Each recipe also describes the food value of the fruits used and the vitamin content and their respective benefits in promoting good health.
Coconut Oil Nutrition Book: 30 Coconut Oil Recipes And 130 Applications For Weight Loss, Hair Loss, Beauty and Health (Coconut Oil Recipes, Lower Cholesterol, Hair Loss, Heart Disease, Diabetes)
Coconut oil has recently become ‘the ultimate cure’ for many people all over the world incuding ‘massive’ kindle publishers. I have seen thousands of ebooks called ‘coconut cure’ or something similar with a word ‘cure’ in it, haha, that were just a repetition of something that can be easily found on-line and so I was a bit sceptical when I saw this book. But now after reading it I can tell you I recommend it, let me just mention a few reasons why:
- The author is passionate about the topic and it is not another coconut book that reads like wikipedia( thanks Lord for that!)
- The author shares his personal experiences as for healthy lifestyle and lifestyle transformation
- The recipes are extremely well-written( just like the whole book), well-explained and really engaging
- There are many recipes that I have never even heard of( even though I am aroma therapist and spa therapist and work with plenty of oils everyday- I did learn a lot from this book) and the author really did a great job on researching some info that can’t be just learned from our old uncle google.
Overall, a fantastic read, really informative and I will check out more work from this author.His remarks on healthy nutrition were just brilliant! This book is not only about coco:)!
Freezer Meals: 39 Gluten Free Meals From Freezer To Crockpot Plus Shopping List To Save Time And Money-Cook On A Budget And Eliminate Gluten Converting … Freezer Bag Cooking, Freezer Crockpot Meals)
Review from Amazon:
I love this book! It has the recipes for gluten free foods first of all.Then it also has how to prepare them for freezing. This is a great way to store food that is ready to put in the crock pot. Talk about easy! It’s so handy because you always have something ready to go. The book has the recipes which are great, then how to freeze them properly as well as when to take them out of the freezer so that they will be ready to be prepared in the right time frame. Very good recipe collection and instructions.
Unravelling Paleo: Beginners Guide to Paleo & Interviews with Robb Wolf, Dr. Loren Cordain & Nell Stephenson & Where to find Hundreds of Paleo Recipes for Free! (Unravelling Paleo Series)
Amazon review: It doen’t get better than this. This book has All you need to know about the Paleo diet- just like it says in the title. Literally, Paleo for kids, diabetes, heart disease, weight loss, saving money..its all in there and easy to understand and implement.Then they show you where to find free Paleo recipes and then -three of the world’s leading experts interviewed.. Really, what else could one need?
My favourite section was the one where several fitness plans for Paleo dieters are discussed. I had always wondered what exercises are recommended on the Paleo diet. Also, the list of permitted and disallowed foods comes handy. I loved the interviews as well, the one with Dr Loren Cordain is very informative and the others are interesting as well.
I highly recommended this book, Good job by the author, Thanks
Paleo Smoothies: 33 Delicious Gluten Free Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss And a Healthy Lifestyle (Weight Loss Plan Series)
81 pages. 11 5 star reviews, one 4 star, no others.
Author’s blurb excerpt:
In This Book I’ll Show You:
-Why Paleo Smoothies are great for Weight Loss (and Weight Maintenance!)
-33 Tasty Paleo Recipes great for Weight Loss, Detox, and keeping your body Healthy every day!
-How to make the Paleo approach easier!
-Important facts about some of the ingredients you’d like to know.
-Planning and Preparation – how to get started fast!
-How to maintain your motivation, finally lose the extra pounds and be happy with a Sexy Body!
Table of Contents:
Introduction Why Paleo?
Chapter 1: What Is Paleo Diet?
Chapter 2: Getting Started
Chapter 3: 33 Delicious and Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Chapter4: Paleo Diet During Your Weight-Loss Program – How to Stay Motivated
100 Healthy Coconut Recipes: Paleo style: free of gluten, grains, dairy and refined sugar
Are you a coconut lover like me?
Following a Paleo style diet or just trying to eat healthy?
Looking for new delicious ways to incorporate coconut products into your diet?
Then this e-book is for you.
I have cooked with coconut products for almost 8 years and collected my 100 favorite recipes in this e-book.
All recipes are free from gluten, grains, soy, legumes, high omega 6 nuts/seeds (oils), additives and refined sugars. Only real whole healthy foods.
Dressings and Sauces
Meat and Fish Dishes
Salads and Sides
Natural Body Care
How to make Roti
Honestly, I mainly include this book because this review made me laugh:
I had to learn how to make roti before i got married… i lied to my future hubby saying i knew how, and this book saved me. i can finally make a round roti with out it being bun bun (burned). i would like to commend the author for writing such a helpful book.. if you see this message, Dexter, thank you for saving my marriage
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