I LOVE Ketogenic Cookbooks. How much do I love them?
Well I have written a few myself, so I know just how hard they are to make.
Experimenting with flavours, coming something that hasn’t been seen and putting together pictures in a nice package is actually a lot more work than it seems. That is why I decided to put my own cookbooks on the back-burner (pun intended) for a while…
But just because I don’t write any myself, doesn’t mean that I don’t use them myself! That’s why I wanted to share with you some of the best keto cookbooks!
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Why Buy a Ketogenic Cookbook?
The Ketogenic Diet is a difficult diet to do when you are first starting out. Going from carb rich meals like pasta and pad Thai to low carb meals can be a real challenge.
That is why having a great Keto cookbook can be super useful.
Instead of trying to figure out if different ingredients are “keto safe” – it’s good to have a resource of recipes to ensure that what you are eating is actually Ketogenic and not just low carb.
But Ketogenic recipes are everywhere you look on the internet. It’s on Pinterest, it’s on mobile apps, heck they are even on my website.
So why would want to buy one?
Simply put it is nice to have all the recipes curated all in one spot. Instead of going from website to website trying to find good recipes (and let’s face it, some of them can be horrible!) – with a good Ketogenic cookbook you are buying the creativity and taste of an author. So without further ado, here are the best keto cookbooks:
The Best Ketogenic Cookbooks 2019 Overview
|The Essential Ketogenic Cookbook||LEARN MORE|
|Keto in Five Collection||LEARN MORE|
|The Keto Bundle||LEARN MORE|
|Ketosis Cookbook||LEARN MORE|
|Keto Comfort Foods||LEARN MORE|
|Simply Keto||LEARN MORE|
What Should You Look For Before You Buy?
Let’s face it, not all Ketogenic books are created the same. That’s why when deciding which Keto cookbook to buy, there are three things you should think about before hitting that buy button:
1: Look for a credible ketogenic author
When deciding which Keto cookbook to buy, it is usually better to go with a well-known author than someone you never heard of.
And this is coming from someone who is NOT a well-known author.
Why is that?
While there are some great lesser known cookbook writers, there is a lot of crap out there. So it is a safer bet to stick with authors that are better known. These are people with big websites, Youtube videos or have a large Instagram following.
2: How many keto recipes are there?
While bigger isn’t always better, I like my Ketogenic cookbooks like I like my avocado’s – nice and big!
So when I am looking, I always like to get Keto recipe books with lots of recipes inside. This gives you more options so that you have the opportunity to find recipes that you’ll like.
What this means is that you tend to get more recipes with e-books as opposed to physical books. Keto cookbooks with high quality photos usually cost quite a bit more if you buy the physical copy, but with e-books they are quite a bit cheaper.
3: Are there any good extras to go with the cookbook?
I love Amazon, but there are many other online retailers out there that offer authors more flexibility – especially when it comes to e-books.
That is why I don’t always buy Ketosis cookbooks directly from there. Sometimes if you look hard enough, you will find that authors give bonuses if you buy directly from them.
These bonuses range anywhere from meal plans, to additional books and coupons. So I always look to buy from authors first before resorting to Amazon.
4: Make sure you have the basics in your kitchen
All cookbooks require you have at least the basics in the kitchen. So if you need to invest in some new cookware, be sure to check out our cookware reviews:
Our Top Choices for 2019
Is There A Keto Cookbook Thats Free?
Actually there is a free cookbook and it is actually top on my list right now. You can actually get the Essential Keto Cookbook by Louise Hedon free for a limited time only.
All you have to do is pay for shipping, and you get a physical copy of the book completely free of charge. Not a bad deal, right? Click here to get the deal
Did I miss anything?
Let me know what you think, are there any great cookbooks that you love that aren't on the list? Let me know!
I just gave you our favourite 6 cookbooks but really I could've easily extended this list to 20, but that seems a bit overwhelming. So I want to share some of the books that I like, but didn't quite make the top 6 for one reason or another
Keto In 28 - Michelle Hogan
Michelle Hogan does a fantastic job in guiding you through your first 28 days in Ketosis. More than just a cookbook, this is more of a guide to you first month on the diet.
Michelle gives you not only recipes but meal plans, shopping list and a calendar to help you in your 28 day challenge. Motivation and guidance is what makes this book different from many other books, but like any other good cookbook it has 125 different recipes such as tilapia, beef and chicken dishes to breakfast pudding and cheesecake.
The great thing about these recipes is that they include meal prepping which is great for people on the go. So if that is something that you could use in your diet, I suggest checking out this book.
Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook - Dr. Joseph Mercola & Pete Evans
Word famous author and blogger in natural, holstic health Dr. Joseph Mercola has his on ketosis book and it is a doozy. Dr. Mercola teamed up with paleo expert, cookbook writer and recipe developer Pete Evans for a jam-packed ketosis cookbook that emphasizes eating the most the most important part of the diet: fat for fuel.
The book isn't just a normal cookbook, it goes deep on the informational part of the ketosis diet and the importance of maintaining a low carb diet including interesting information on digestion, metabolism,, gut health, disease, and more.
The book also gets into consideration on more niche subjects such as how you cook your food, and goes on to give information on the best techniques to enrich and preserve nutrient-density. This is overall a fascinating read for those that want more in-depth information on the diet.