Sticky: Review: The Paleo Grubs Book

  • Cookbook: The Paleo Grubs Book
  • Website: Paleo Grubs Website – Read our 2016 update below
  • Price: $37
  • Final Score: 9.7
UPDATE FOR PALEO GRUBS 2016

Since the release of Paleo Grubs it has been quiet. The website and backend has not been updated in over a year and our mail to the creators has been left unanswered. While Paleo grubs is a great book, we feel that the lack of support must mean that the creators don’t care much about this product and its customers anymore. For this reason we recommend everyone interested in Paleo recipes to go for one of the other books we have reviewed instead.

For great alternatives, read our reviews on The Paleo Recipe Book and The Paleohacks Cookbook.

Overall Impression:
The Paleo Grubs book describes itself as the best paleo recipe book you’ll ever need and with over 470 recipes divided into 17 categories, it’s definitely one of the most extensive recipe books I’ve come across recently with recipes ranging from easy for beginners to hard for seasoned paleo cooks.

The refreshing thing about the Paleo Grubs website is that while, like many other paleo recipe websites, they obviously promote the paleo lifestyle and advocate it’s nutritious benefits, it doesn’t advertise the book as a weight loss method. While for many people the paleo diet is obviously just that, a diet, I find it great that this paleo recipe book seems to focus more on the fact the Paleo Grubs book has been written to help readers eat more healthy and delicious.

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It seems that the author of the paleo grubs book has thought well about what he wants to achieve with the recipes. A 10 week meal plan is included for those new to the paleo diet which will help newbies with many easy-to-prepare recipes for both meals and small bites.

Included when you buy the Paleo Grubs book are:

  • The Paleo Grubs Book
  • 10 Week Meal plan
  • Paleo Desserts Book
  • Slow Coooker Meals Book
Kale Caesar Salad with Almond-Crusted Chicken
Kale Caesar Salad with Almond-Crusted Chicken

Recipes I Tried:

  • Paleo Shrimp Baked in Parchment Paper
  • Paleo Sloppy Joes with Sweet Potatoes
  • Kale Caesar Salad with Almond-Crusted Chicken
  • Spicy Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Drumsticks
  • And more

Cooking From The Paleo Grubs Book:
I feared that with so many recipes in the book, it would be inevitable that the author has some recipes that would look and taste alike, but I was pleasantly surprised. The paleo rules are followed completely, and the variety in recipes was immense. There are great paleo recipes included for many main meals, but also paleo recipes for lunches, breakfasts, snacks and even some cold bake cakes. Additionally, I found the extra addition of slow cooker recipes incredibly useful. I’ve had a slow cooker for years, but have never really used it very often. I now have found a reason to dig it out every now and then for some delicious paleo slow cooked meals.

The recipes in the Paleo Grubs book vary in difficulty and there are recipes that take under 30 minutes to make, but also recipes that take a couple of hours to make (excluding the slow cooker meals ofcourse, they take a few hours although you don’t have to do anything yourself after the prep time!). The recipes also use a lot of different ingredients. I especially loved the seafood category because I often used to overlook seafood meals.

Spicy Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Drumsticks
Spicy Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Drumsticks

What Could Be Better:
Following a diet can be hard! The cookbook dives in quite deep right away, which may be difficult for some readers. That being said, the books recipes are divided into 17 categories ranging from full meals to little snacks. Those experiencing difficulties sticking to the diet should maybe check out some of the other categories first.

This book is so comprehensive that we feel it deserves a hardback copy available in many bookstores around the globe. The author has acknowledged that many readers feel this way, but unfortunately releasing a hardback book would make the book too expensive for most. We are still hoping the author changes his mind. This book would look great on our cooking books shelf!

Final TakeAway:
The Paleo Grubs book gives us hundreds of new original recipes. The cookbook is easy to navigate with all recipes divided into categories and the recipes themselves look beautiful. The book contains easy step by step instructions and great images to go with them. I would recommend anyone to take a look at this because at $37, I feel it’s just a steal. It really is one of the best paleo recipe books we’ve come across!

UPDATE FOR 2016

Paleo Grubs no longer offers and support for their product. BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

For great alternatives, read our reviews on The Paleo Recipe Book and The Paleohacks Cookbook.

Final Score: 9.7/10

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Katie is a cooking and diet fanatic from the United Kingdom. Over the last three years she has tried hundreds of cooking books directed towards people on a diet and she spends her time blogging about her experiences and reviews.

6 Comments

  1. 5/2/2015
    Reply

    Hi Katie, I love your website and these reviews. I hope to try out some of these recipes soon! Cheers

    • Katie
      Katie
      5/3/2015
      Reply

      Hi Jennifer,
      I’m glad you found the review useful. I’m planning to do more soon(currently trying out recipes from a new book) so feel free to check back in a few days!

      Thanks, Katie.

  2. Trena
    7/3/2015
    Reply

    Heya, i am for the first time here. Thank you for this helpful information. It helped me a lot making a decision!

  3. Louise
    2/21/2016
    Reply

    Hi

    Can you buy Grubs Paleo in a book store?

    Thanks,
    Louise

    • Katie
      2/23/2016
      Reply

      Hi Louise,

      Unfortunately Paleo Grubs is only available in digital format at this time. We last spoke with the creator of Paleo Grubs a few months ago and at that time they had no intentions of releasing a hard copy. We thought this was a shame, but I guess it’s more affordable in digital format!

      Love, Katie

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