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Anyone know of a beautiful, fun-to-read low-carb cookbook that does not feel gimmicky?

My doctor instructed me to eat low carb (for my blood sugar), and I can't stand the cookbooks that just scream "I'm a diet book!" or "Don't get diabetes!" I'd love something to display on my bookshelf, to read for leisure, and of course, to help me cook unique and delicious low-carb dishes. Thanks so much!

asked by Kirsten Svenson about 2 years ago

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Susan W
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added about 2 years ago

I'm not sure if you'd consider them gimmicky or not. They both speak of the benefits of eating Paleo, but they are also excellent cookbooks.

https://www.amazon.com/Nom-Paleo-Food-Humans/dp/1449450334/ref=sr_1_1_twi_har_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476454757&sr=8-1&keywords=Food+For+Humans

https://www.amazon.com/Well-Fed-Paleo-Recipes-People/dp/061557226X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1476454828&sr=8-2&keywords=well+fed

The book and wonderful people who got me started on Paleo in a very strict way for 30 days. I've since done Whole 100s when I really go off course.

https://www.amazon.com/Whole30-30-Day-Guide-Health-Freedom/dp/0544609719/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476454978&sr=8-1&keywords=whole30+book

One more good cookbook

https://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Chef-Quick-Flavorful-Eating/dp/160774743X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476455050&sr=8-1&keywords=paleo+chef

Good luck and enjoy!!

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Kirsten Svenson
added about 2 years ago

Thank you! Those all look lovely!

ktr
ktr
added about 2 years ago

Melissa Joulwan has a new cookbook out for busy weeknights that I've been considering. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162634342X/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=RYDN7BHEFSMF1DB9DNJF
I find I use recipes on websites more than cookbooks though. With that being said, I enjoy the nomnompaleo site. There are many paleo blogs. What made it all seem simpler to me was to just focus on having a protein and a vegetable at each meal rather than try making something elaborate.

Susan W
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added about 2 years ago

KTR, about to download the new one to my Kindle. I have Well Fed and Well Fed 2.

Kirsten, Melissa's website is www.clothesmakethegirl. Her recipes are awesome and she and NomNom both have great a sense of humor. They also both have weekly emails that include recipes if you like that sort of thing.

ktr
ktr
added about 2 years ago

I never thought about putting a cookbook on my iPad. I'd probably use it more often that way.

Susan W
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added about 2 years ago

Oh KTR, I have all my favorites on my Kindle. It's great to be able to pull them up anytime, anywhere.

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added about 2 years ago

I would look at cookbooks of cuisines that focus on flavorful proteins and vegetables such as Brazilian, Latin America, and the Meditterean.

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