Pocket Paleo: Breakfast, Snack and Workout by Nell Stephenson (Harlequin, 2015)
Breakfast is one of the most challenging meals. It’s the most important meal of the day, but why do so many of us have it all wrong? Skipping breakfast to save calories or because we don’t have enough time does nothing other than increase our chances of making poor meal choices. And when trying to eat paleo, it can be struggle to move away from old standards like cereal or oatmeal and still eat something easy to prepare but filling and healthy.
A snack and a meal should contain the same ingredients: fresh, real food and nothing else!
Start with a base of veggies, followed by some lean protein and finish off with some healthy fat and fruit, and you’ll have your perfect paleo (tem)plate. Whether you’re having a snack at home, work or school, following this schematic will ensure all your meals have the ideal paleo balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat.
When it comes to eating paleo, trainer, nutritional consultant and author of Paleoista Nell Stephenson knows that pre- and post workout foods are some of the most challenging meals.
What you eat when you’re training for a triathlon is far different from what you eat if you’re about to do a Crossfit workout, and both vary still from your snacks if you’re just going for a quick jog. Add to that your exercise goals, body weight and what time of day you’re working out, and you’ve got a lot to take into account!
Paleoista, Get Energy, Get Lean and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat by Nell Stephenson (Touchstone, 2012)
Finally, a fun, female-friendly way for women to enjoy the health and lifestyle benefits of what has been called the “Caveman Diet.” The Paleo lifestyle grows out of the belief that we were intended to eat off the land: what walks on it, grows from it, or swims in its waters. It’s about sticking to the kinds of foods that human beings were born to ingest (meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, roots, and nuts), and excluding those that were developed later (grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils).
Nell Stephenson shows readers from all walks of life that it’s not hard to maintain the Paleo lifestyle whenever, wherever, or whomever you are. She shows that Paleo isn’t just a lifestyle for “cavemen”—it’s a healthy way for anyone to eat. There are simple ways to incorporate this ancestral diet into today’s busy modern lifestyle, whether you’re cooking for yourself or even for a larger family. Paleoista is not only a how-to book, it is also a glimpse into the life of a woman who gives advice on how to eat this way, and lives the life, day in and day out.
It’s the book Nell wishes she would’ve found back in 2005 when she was new to this healthy approach to eating!
The Paleo Diet Cookbook, (Wiley & Sons, 2010) by Dr. Loren Cordain, PhD, Nell Stephenson and Lorrie Cordain
In 2010, Nell had the opportunity to collaborate with her mentor, the ‘father of Paleo’, Dr. Loren Cordain, PhD, on the cookbook based on his bestselling The Paleo Diet.
Their revolutionary cookbook gives you more than 150 satisfying recipes packed with great flavors, variety, and nutrition to help you enjoy the benefits of eating the Paleo way every day.
From Paleo-friendly breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, snacks, and beverages, learn how to lose weight, boost your health and energy by focusing on lean protein and non-starchy vegetables and fruits.
A must-have in your Paleo Book Collection!