Monday, January 15, 2018

The Whole30 fast and easy: 150 simply delicious everyday recipes for your Whole30, by Melissa Hartwig

New year, new you. For most people, that’s the entire premise of January. Resolutions for “eating better” abound, and the reasons are varied are the people making them. Some decide to do it for budget concerns, or for weight loss. Others do it for reasons relating to health. Whatever your reason, Melissa Hartwig’s new book The Whole30 fast and easy: 150 simply delicious everyday recipes for your Whole30 should get you there.

The Whole30 diet is an elimination diet, wherein one abstains from certain foods then slowly reintroduces them to their eating habits, to see if they have a sensitivity or allergenic reaction. Whole30 is a paleo diet, with a distinct lack of dairy, legumes, sweeteners, and meal products. The rules are strict, but some have lost weight on this diet. Others see more psychological changes such as better sleep, clearer skin, or less symptoms of certain illnesses they have.

Want to know more? You’ll have to check out Hartwig’s website, or check out one of her many previous books. This book offers very little in the way of explanations. Exactly as it says on the cover, it, it is a fast and easy way to the Whole30 diet. She does devote some few pages to help a newcomer with rules and preparation, but the bulk of the book is recipes supplied by Hartwig and invited bloggers.

As I previously stated, Hartwig has several books dedicated to her Whole30 enterprise, including It Starts With Food, and The Whole30 cookbook. If you’re interested in more paleo recipes, check out Nom Nom Paleo by Michelle Tam or if the whole thing overwhelms you, try Part-time paleo: how to go paleo without going crazy by Leanne Ely. And happy eating!

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