18 Best Paleo Books of 2017



Each year, new Paleo and other related health books are released, and we like to highlight our favorite resources. Not only does it give us a chance to peruse numerous amazing books, it can help our readers better choose references to further their Paleo knowledge and enjoyment of the modern caveman lifestyle.

Paleo Recipes

While it’s always great to have tried and true Paleo favorites, it’s also fun to change things up by introducing new recipes to your Paleo diet. These cookbooks are all Paleo and offer fun new twists on classic recipes, as well as inventive Paleo dishes that will keep things from getting boring.

Paleo Cooking with Your Instant Pot


The Instant Pot has taken the Paleo world by storm, and for good reason. Who wouldn’t want to prep and cook dishes in less than half the time? These 80 recipes are perfect for busy moms, entrepreneurs, or anyone else trying to cram Paleo eating into a hectic schedule. They’re also great for anyone who doesn’t love spending all their time in the kitchen.

Amazon: Paleo Cooking with Your Instant Pot

The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking


Don’t have an Instant Pot? You can still simplify your Paleo cooking life by using your slow cooker. This book contains 200 recipes that can be prepped ahead and cooked while you’re living life thanks to the wonders of the modern crockpot.

Amazon: The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking

Weeknight Paleo


Feeding a family? This book keeps mealtimes simple and is perfect for people of all ages.

Amazon: Weeknight Paleo

The Keto Paleo Kitchen


If you want to combine the powerful effects of both Paleo and Keto, this book contains 80 recipes that are compliant with both plans. Even if Keto isn’t your aim, the low-carb recipes in this book will be a delicious complement to your Paleo menu.

Amazon: The Keto Paleo Kitchen

Good Housekeeping Easy Paleo


From the popular brand Good Housekeeping comes this simple Paleo cookbook with 70 recipes ranging from soups to seafood, and everything in between.

Amazon: Good Housekeeping Easy Paleo

Ready or Not


This book is perfect for the newbie Paleo cook, or the Paleo pro who wants options that range from super fast prep to more involved recipes. Michelle Tam and Henry Fong have put together 150 recipes that offer a wide variety of prep options and ingredients that will keep your meal plan fresh and exciting.

Amazon: Ready or Not

Real Food, Real Simple


With 80 recipes that are Paleo-friendly, this cookbook comes from a dietitian who believes that recipes should be simple and easy in just five steps or less. Ranging from main dishes to desserts, this book will freshen up your Paleo meal repertoire.

Amazon: Real Food, Real Simple

Latin American Paleo Cooking


Take your Paleo taco night way beyond the basics by exploring the 80+ recipes in this zesty cookbook. Paleo certainly doesn’t have to be flavorless!

Amazon: Latin American Paleo Cooking

Whole30 Fast and Easy


The Whole30 is a Paleo diet with a few more restrictions, but all Whole30 recipes are Paleo-compliant. Try these 150 quick and simple recipes to jazz up your Paleo life, whether you’re committed to a 30-day challenge or not.

Amazon: Whole30 Fast and Easy

Paleo & Health Knowledge

A Paleo lifestyle goes well beyond food alone, and these resources delve deeper into certain aspects.

Paleo Principles


New from Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, this book takes your Paleo knowledge to the next level. With something for everyone, from Paleo beginner to Paleo pro, this whopping book teaches everything from food choices to lifestyle management. It also comes with recipes, how-to guides, illustrations, and more.

Amazon: Paleo Principles

Unconventional Medicine


Diving into the world of functional medicine, Chris Kresser identifies how to stop the chronic disease epidemic by taking a full body approach. Perfect for patients and physicians, this book will help anyone already battling health issues or for those who support chronically ill loved ones. It’s even a good primer for healthy individuals who want to stay that way.

Amazon: Unconventional Medicine

The Complete Gut Health Cookbook


Paleo is rooted in being a gut-healing diet, and this book by popular Paleo expert Pete Evans sheds more light on how to eat for gut health. Bonus: many recipes in the book include modifications for the AIP diet.

Amazon: The Complete Gut Health Cookbook

Wired to Eat


From Paleo expert Robb Wolf comes a new book all about taking a complete customized dietary approach. If you want to take your diet farther than a one-size-fits-all feel, this is an excellent resource.

Amazon: Wired to Eat

Related Diets

We get that not everyone is 100 percent Paleo all the time. Many Paleo eaters also like to dabble in Primal or Keto diets, both of which remain incredibly popular. These resources can complement your Paleo diet, although they aren’t necessarily strictly Paleo in and of themselves.

The Keto Reset Diet


Mark Sisson is a long-time friend of PaleoPlan, and we love his new keto book. While it’s not strictly Paleo, it’s an excellent resource for anyone wanting to try out this super low carb lifestyle.

Amazon: The Keto Reset Diet

The Primal Kitchen Cookbook


Another excellent recipe collection from Mark Sisson, this Primal cookbook contains more than a hundred recipes that are Paleo-friendly or can be modified to be completely Paleo. With everything from salad dressing to dessert, this book has fresh takes on classic dishes that you won’t want to miss.

Amazon: The Primal Kitchen Cookbook

Keto Restaurant Favorites


If you’re trying out the keto diet, this book recreates restaurant favorite dishes without the excessive carbs. Maria Emmerich is a leading authority on the keto diet with several popular cookbooks, and this is definitely one of them!

Amazon: Keto Restaurant Favorites

Keto Comfort Foods


Another amazing keto resource by Maria Emmerich, this book creates 170 comfort food recipes in a super low carb format. If you’re Keto and Paleo, you can modify the recipes to work for both aspects of your diet.

Amazon: Keto Comfort Foods

Keto Slow Cooker and One Pot Meals


The recipes in this book are compatible with keto, Paleo, and Primal diets and can be prepped ahead of time and then slow-cooked for convenience.

Amazon: Keto Slow Cooker and One Pot Meals