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Christmas Menu Plan

What are you cooking this Christmas? Are you going with a traditional menu, or perhaps you’re serving up something completely alternative?

It can be hard to stick to your good Paleo intentions over Christmas – particularly if you’re having to cater for lots of relatives, who perhaps don’t follow a healthy lifestyle like you do.

Traditional Christmas recipes are often full of the dangerous white stuff – sugar. How can you take the sugar out of the equation, without taking the fun away too?

I Quit Sugar Christmas Meal Plan

Sarah Wilson has got a great festive ebook, to go along with her “I Quit Sugar” series. The “I Quit Sugar Christmas Meal Plan” contains three entire, step by step, Christmas meal plans that you can follow, or mix and match. There is a big buffet menu, a sugar free version of the traditional Christmas menu – as well as a summer barbeque menu for those of us celebrating from the Southern Hemisphere. The meal plans are organised to be made in advance, leaving the big day itself a lot less stressful!

The book also features a leftovers menu (we know we all end up with enough food to last the rest of the year!), homemade sugar free gifts (much better than buying gifts), cheat dishes, fermented recipes (great for your gut health) and bonus recipes from other bloggers (including Gwyneth Paltrow).

If you want to check out the Christmas Meal Plan ebook, you can find it here.

What are your menu plans this Christmas? I’d love to hear what you’re organising, so please share in the comments below!

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Paleo giveaway competition prize draw enter

Win! I Quit Sugar Cookbook

Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar Cookbook is a beautiful ebook, to follow-up to I Quit Sugar Program. Fancy winning your own copy?

The I Quit Sugar Program is an eight week plan to give up sugar – with guidance and advice throughout the process. This is a great first step into Paleo, as initially giving up sugar can seem very daunting.

The follow up recipe book has over 100 recipes, most of which are Paleo. There are breakfast recipes, dinners, snacks, sauces, smoothies and lots of recipes to help a sweet tooth – but of course, without sugar!

Paleo Recipe Book

Sarah Wilson has generously given two of her ebooks to be won in this giveaway! So if you would like a new cookbook and some new recipe inspiration, enter now!

How To Enter:

  1. If you haven’t already, sign up to my newsletter below
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  3. Leave a comment below – make sure you include your email address in the comment form (won’t be displayed publicly), so I can contact you if you win!
I’ll pick two winners at random. Entry closes midnight AEST 14th October and winners will be contacted and announced shortly afterwards. Entry open to all regardless of country. One entry per person.
Good Luck!

 

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Paleo Recipe Books

I used to buy so many cookbooks as it’s great to have lots of different sources when trying to put together a recipe. In the last year or two however, almost all of my cookbooks have been in ebook format.

I’m a bit of a messy cook, so in my cookbooks it’s easy to see which recipes are my favourites – those with the pages covered in ingredients! Ebooks are a great solution for me – I can find the specific recipe I want to make, print out a copy to take to the shop to refer to when I buy the ingredients – and another copy to use in the kitchen when I make the dish.

It’s so pleasing to see more Paleo friendly cook books coming out all the time.

I Quit Sugar Cook Book - Paleo Recipe Ebooks

Whilst not fully Paleo, Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar Cookbook is a great cookbook for those making the first step – giving up sugar. This book goes well with Sarah’s I Quit Sugar program, but is just as good as a cookbook in its own right. As well as Sarah Wilson contributors also include Mark Sisson and Gwyneth Paltrow. Definitely a recipe book worth trying.

Trying lots of new recipes is a great way to get used to your new way of eating, without feeling like you’re missing out on anything.

As well as Sarah Wilson’s cookbook, I also like the Simple Paleo Recipe book and the Paleo Cookbook.

Do you still prefer traditional cookbooks, or have you switched over to ebooks? Which is your favourite Paleo friendly cookbook?

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I Quit Sugar

I recently bought Sarah Wilsons “I Quit Sugar” ebook, which is currently selling for $15.

 

I’ve been following Sarah’s blog and was very interested to read this book.

Whilst I don’t think Sarah would describe herself as “Paleo”, her ideas are very similar.  I also really like how she has tried this approach herself, so is able to explain the positive differences quitting sugar made to her.  The book explains, in simple terms why we shouldn’t eat sugar, and then lays out exactly how to quit sugar – which is no easy task for sugar addicts!  Keeping with the Paleo theme, Sarah encourages increased consumption of fats and talks at length about fruit and fruit juices.  This is one area I get a lot of questions on, as many people don’t seem to appreciate the sugar content is not a good thing; Sarah does a great job of explaining this.

Whilst Sarah does eat dairy and some grains, I think this book would be a great starting point for a friend or family member who has expressed an interest in Paleo, but doesn’t know how to start – or why they should.  To go from Sarah’s no Sugar plan, to a full Paleo diet would not be much of a leap and this book would be a great tool for the journey.

Sarah has recently spoken with Nora Gedgaudas, and her blog seems to mention Paleo more and more since this conversation.

Have you read her book – Did you Quit Sugar?  I’d be very interested to hear what you think about it!