Bamboo Core Fitness Favorite Cookbooks

My Favorite Cookbooks

I’m often asked for cookbook recommendations so today I’m sharing my favorite cookbooks with you. Many of these cookbooks keep me inspired, and are the books I reach for over and over, time and time again. I have separated my favorite cookbooks into the following categories:

  1. Paleo And Gluten-Free
  2. Vegan And Vegetarian
  3. Juicing And Smoothies
  4. Healing The Gut And Fermentation
  5. Miscellaneous

If you would like to add any of these cookbooks to your kitchen library, click on the corresponding photos or links below. You will then be redirected to Amazon where you can make a purchase online.

Be sure to check back again as I will add to these lists as time goes by. I have an affinity for cookbooks which means I will definitely be buying/testing some new ones in the near future! 🙂

Here are my favorite cookbooks, in no particular order.



  1. Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Melissa Joulwan
  2. Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Melissa Joulwan
  3. The Paleo Kitchen: Finding Primal Joy in Modern Cooking by Julie Bauer
  4. The Performance Paleo Cookbook: Recipes for Training Harder, Getting Stronger and Gaining the Competitive Edge by Stephanie Gaudreau
  5. The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook: An Allergen-Free Approach to Managing Chronic Illness by Mickey Trescott
  6. The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom by Melissa Hartwig
  7. Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans by Michelle Tam
  8. The Ultimate Paleo Cookbook: 900 Grain- and Gluten-Free Recipes to Meet Your Every Need by Arsy Vartanian
  9. Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind: Over 150 Paleo-Inspired Recipes for Every Craving by Vanessa Barajas
  10. My Paleo Patisserie: An Artisan Approach to Grain Free Baking by Jenni Hulet
  11. Primal Cravings: Your favorite foods made Paleo by Brandon and Megan Keatley
  12. One-Pot Paleo: Simple to Make, Delicious to Eat and Gluten-free to Boot  by Jenny Castaneda
  13. The Paleo Cupboard Cookbook: Real Food, Real Flavor by Amy Densmore
  14. Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime by Danielle Walker
  15. Real Life Paleo: 175 Gluten-Free Recipes, Meal Ideas, and an Easy 3-Phased Approach to Lose Weight & Gain Health by Stacy Toth
  16. The Ketogenic Cookbook: Nutritious Low-Carb, High-Fat Paleo Meals to Heal Your Body by Jimmy Moore
  17. The Healing Kitchen: 175+ Quick & Easy Paleo Recipes to Help You Thrive by Alaena Haber
  18. The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine by Simone Miller
  19. Mediterranean Paleo Cooking: Over 150 Fresh Coastal Recipes for a Relaxed, Gluten-Free Lifestyle by Caitlin Weeks NC



  1. Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
  2. Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
  3. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen
  4. Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
  5. But I Could Never Go Vegan!: 125 Recipes That Prove You Can Live Without Cheese, It’s Not All Rabbit Food, and Your Friends Will Still Come Over for Dinner by Kristy Turner
  6. Forks Over KnivesThe Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year by Del Sroufe
  7. Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals by Ali Maffucci
  8. The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen by Clotilde Dusoulier
  9. Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry
  10. Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine by Bryant Terry
  11. The Moosewood Cookbook: 40th Anniversary Edition by Mollie Katzen
  12. Thug Kitchen Party Grub: For Social Motherf*ckers by Thug Kitchen
  13. The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor by Gina Homolka
  14. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity with Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, and More by Karen Page
  15. Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen by Heidi Swanson
  16. Brassicas: Cooking the World’s Healthiest Vegetables: Kale, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and More by Laura B. Russell



  1. Simple Green Smoothies: 100+ Tasty Recipes to Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Feel Great in Your Body by Jen Hansard
  2. The Healthy Smoothie Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long by Farnoosh Brock
  3. The Blender Girl: Super-Easy, Super-Healthy Meals, Snacks, Desserts, and Drinks–100 Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipes! by Tess Masters
  4. The Vitamix Cookbook: 250 Delicious Whole Food Recipes to Make in Your Blender
    by Jodi Berg
  5. The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook: Juice, Smoothie, and Plant-powered Recipes Inspired by the Hit Documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross



  1. Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes by Kirsten K. Shockey
  2. Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen by Alex Lewin
  3. Kombucha Revolution: 75 Recipes for Homemade Brews, Fixers, Elixirs, and Mixers by Stephen Lee
  4. The Grain Brain Cookbook: More Than 150 Life-Changing Gluten-Free Recipes to Transform Your Health by David Perlmutter



  1. The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor, and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden by Alice Waters
  2. My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own by Alice Waters
  3. Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World by Sally Fallon Morell
  4. The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart
  5. Shake: A New Perspective On Cocktails by Eric Plum
  6. For The Love Of Salad by Jeanelle Mitchell



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