Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetarian & Vegan - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Vegetarian & Vegan. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetarian & Vegan - August 2021

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is on a mission to tackle one of the most stubborn health problems in the country: chronic disease in the African American community. African Americans are heavier and sicker than any other group in the U.S., with nearly half of all Black adults suffering from some form of cardiovascular disease. After Adams woke up with severe vision loss one day in 2016, he learned that he was one of the nearly 5 million Black people living with diabetes-and, according to his doctor, he would have it for the rest of his life. A police officer for more than two decades, Adams was a connoisseur of the fast-food dollar menu. Like so many Americans with stressful jobs, the last thing he wanted to think about was eating healthfully. Fast food was easy, cheap, and comfortable. His diet followed him from the squad car to the state senate, and then to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where it finally caught up with him. But Adams was not ready to become a statistic. There was a better option besides medication and shots of insulin: food. Within three months of adopting a plant-based diet, he lost 35 pounds, lowered his cholesterol by 30 points, restored his vision, and reversed his diabetes. Now he is on a mission to revolutionize the health of not just the borough of Brooklyn, but of African Americans across the country. Armed with the hard science and real-life stories of those who have transformed their bodies by changing their diet, Adams shares the key steps for a healthy, active life. With this book, he shows readers how to avoid processed foods, cut down on salt, get more fiber, and substitute beef, chicken, pork, and dairy with delicious plant-based alternatives. In the process he explores the origins of soul food-a cuisine deeply important to the Black community, but also one rooted in the horrors of slavery-and how it can be reimagined with healthy alternatives. Features more than 50 recipes from celebrities and health experts, including Paul McCartney, Queen Afua, Jenné Claiborne, Bryant Jennings, Charity Morgan, Moby, and more! The journey to good health begins in the kitchen-not the hospital bed!

  • Author: Eric Adams
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc.; 1st edition (October 13, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1401960568
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 0.81 x 9.25 inches

                 

2. Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetarian & Vegan - August 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the endlessly inventive imaginations of star Spanish-American chef José Andrés and James Beard award-winning writer Matt Goulding,  Vegetables Unleashed  is a new cookbook that will transform how we think about—and eat—the vast universe of vegetables. Andrés is famous for his unstoppable energy—and for his belief that vegetables are far sexier than meat can ever be. Showing us how to creatively transpose the flavors of a global pantry onto the produce aisle,  Vegetables Unleashed  showcases Andrés’s wide-ranging vision and borderless cooking style. With recipes highlighting everything from the simple wonders of a humble lentil stew to the endless variations on the classic Spanish gazpacho to the curious genius of potatoes baked in fresh compost,  Vegetables Unleashed  gives us the recipes, tricks, and tips behind the dishes that have made Andrés one of America’s most important chefs and that promise to completely change our relationship with the diverse citizens of the vegetable kingdom. Filled with a guerilla spirit and brought to life by Andrés’s globe-trotting culinary adventures,  Vegetables Unleashed   will show the home cook how to approach cooking vegetables in an entirely fresh and surprising way – and that the world can be changed through the power of plants.

  • Author: Jose Andres
  • Publisher: Anthony Bourdain/Ecco (May 21, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

3. Food Babe Kitchen: More than 100 Delicious, Real Food Recipes to Change Your Body and Your Life: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetarian & Vegan - August 2021

New York Times best-selling author and revolutionary food activist Vani Hari offers an array of quick, easy, REAL food recipes that make cooking fun, healthy, and delicious. This book will inspire you to take control of your health and ditch processed foods for good. Get ready to ditch processed foods for good, and eat the cleanest, healthiest food on the planet! With more than 100 mouthwatering recipes-from Biscuits with Whipped Honey Butter to Baja Fish Tacos, Grapefruit Goddess Salad, Luscious Lemon Bars, and even Homemade Doritos-the Food Babe Kitchen will show readers how delicious and simple it is to eat healthy, easy, real food. Food Babe Kitchen shows you how to shop for the healthiest ingredients by breaking down every aisle in the grocery store with expert label-reading tips and simple swaps, plus a handy meal-planning guide and pantry list to stock your kitchen for success. Eat healthfully, close to the earth, with the best ingredients that you choose, so when you sit down to enjoy a delicious meal you know what you are eating, and you haven't spent all day in the kitchen! Easy-to-follow directions, eye-catching photography, and simple substitutions to accommodate vegan, dairy-free, grain-free, and other diets, make this the ultimate guide to getting back into the kitchen to create healthful meals for yourself and those you love. Getting off processed food has never been easier-or more delicious.

  • Author: Vani Hari
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc. (October 20, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1401960124
  • Dimensions: 7.88 x 0.87 x 9.44 inches

                 

4. Forks Over Knives―The Cookbook: Over 300 Simple and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes to Help You Lose Weight, Be Healthier, and Feel Better Every Day


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetarian & Vegan - August 2021

The groundbreaking  New York Times  bestseller that will transform your health—with 300 whole-food, plant-based recipes to help you lose weight, prevent disease, and thrive      The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, avoid cancer, and prevent (or even reverse) type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the right food is your best medicine—and the Forks Over Knives way is your solution. Forks Over Knives—the book, the film, and the movement—is the international phenomenon that first emphasized the benefits of plant-based eating, and thousands of people have cut out meat, dairy, and oils from their diet and seen amazing results. If you’re one of them, or you’d like to be, you need this cookbook.     Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook  proves that the Forks Over Knives philosophy is not about what you  can’t  eat, but what you  can . Chef Del Sroufe, the man behind some of the mouthwatering meals in the landmark documentary, and his collaborators transform wholesome fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes into hundreds of recipes—classic and unexpected, globally and seasonally inspired, and for every meal of the day, all through the year: Breakfast:  Very Berry Smoothie, Breakfast Quinoa with Apple Compote   Salads, Soups and Stews:  Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing, Lotsa Vegetable Chowder, Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Stew   Pasta and Noodle Dishes:  Mushroom Stroganoff, Stir-Fried Noodles with Spring Vegetables   Stir-Fried, Grilled and Hashed Vegetables:  Grilled Eggplant “Steaks”   Baked and Stuffed Vegetables:  Millet-Stuffed Chard Rolls   The Amazing Bean:  White Beans and Escarole with Parsnips   Great Grains:  Polenta Pizza with Tomatoes and Basil   Desserts:  Apricot Fig Squares, Bursting with Berries Cobbler . . . and much more!  Simple, affordable, and delicious, the recipes in  Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook  put the power of real, healthy food in your hands. Join the Forks Over Knives movement and start cooking the plant-based way today—it could save your life!

  • Author: Del Sroufe
  • Publisher: The Experiment; 1st edition (August 14, 2012)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1615190614
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.81 x 10 inches

                 

5. The Starch Solution (Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetarian & Vegan - August 2021

Pick up that bread! This doctor-approved method lets you keep the carbs and lose the pounds!   “ The Starch Solution  is one of the most important books ever written on healthy eating.”—John P. Mackey, co-CEO and director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. Fear of the almighty carb has taken over the diet industry for the past few decades—from Atkins to Dukan—even the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger an avalanche of shame and longing. But the truth is, carbs are not the enemy! Bestselling author John A. McDougall and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, prove that a starch-rich diet can actually help you attain your weight loss goals, prevent a variety of ills, and even cure common diseases. By fueling your body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats, you will feel satisfied, boost energy, and look and feel your best. Based on the latest scientific research, this easy-to-follow plan teaches you what to eat and what to avoid, how to make healthy swaps for your favorite foods, and smart choices when dining out. Including a 7-Day Sure-Start Plan, helpful weekly menu planner, and nearly 100 delicious, affordable recipes,  The Starch Solution  is a groundbreaking program that will help you shed pounds, improve your health, save money, and change your life.

  • Author: John McDougall
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; 1st edition (June 1, 2013)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1623360276
  • Dimensions: 5.97 x 0.94 x 8.92 inches

                 



6. The Plant Based Diet for Beginners: 75 Delicious, Healthy Whole Food Recipes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetarian & Vegan - August 2021

Change your life with a plant-based diet Adopting a plant-based lifestyle is a powerful choice for good: It supports physical and mental wellness, protects animal welfare, and preserves the environment. The Plant-Based Diet for Beginners is the perfect guide and cookbook for anyone who wants to explore this healthy way of eating. The recipes make it simple to adopt a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet free from animal products, salt, oil, and sugar. Popular blogger Plant Based Gabriel leads beginners through the basics of the WFPB diet that has enabled him to reclaim his health. Learn which essential ingredients and equipment to keep on hand, and how to eat plant-based at restaurants. Discover a wide range of dishes made with simple, everyday ingredients, including recipes for refrigerator staples like parmesan “cheese” and ranch dressing. Each recipe includes nutritional information, and many are safe for gluten- and nut-free diets. Improve your overall well-being with the power of a plant-based diet―and the help of this healthy cookbook.

  • Author: Gabriel Miller
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (December 10, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1646110421
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches

                 

7. The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetarian & Vegan - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Get the recipes everyone is talking about, handy nutrition facts, and 125 stunning photographs in the debut cookbook from the wildly popular blog Skinnytaste.   Gina Homolka is America’s most trusted home cook when it comes to easy, flavorful recipes that are miraculously low-calorie and made from all-natural, easy-to-find ingredients. Her blog, Skinnytaste is the number one go-to site for slimmed down recipes that you’d swear are anything but. It only takes one look to see why people go crazy for Gina’s food: cheesy, creamy Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli with only 420 calories per serving, breakfast dishes like Make-Ahead Western Omelet "Muffins" that truly fill you up until lunchtime, and sweets such as Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies that are low in sugar and butter-free but still totally indulgent.   The Skinnytaste Cookbook features 150 amazing recipes: 125 all-new dishes and 25 must-have favorites. As a busy mother of two, Gina started Skinnytaste when she wanted to lose a few pounds herself. She turned to Weight Watchers for help and liked the program but struggled to find enough tempting recipes to help her stay on track. Instead, she started “skinny-fying” her favorite meals so that she could eat happily while losing weight.   With 100 stunning photographs and detailed nutritional information for every recipe, The Skinnytaste Cookbook is an incredible resource of fulfilling, joy-inducing meals that every home cook will love.

  • Author: Gina Homolka
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (September 30, 2014)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Beverages & Wine
  • ISBN: 978-0385345620
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.07 x 10.27 inches

                 

8. The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetarian & Vegan - August 2021

Discover the benefits of “eating your medicine” with twelve-time New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman, MD’s unique Pegan diet, “a masterpiece on food and health” (William Li, author of Eat to Beat Disease ). What do you get when you combine the best of paleo with the best of vegan? Pegan! For decades, the diet wars have pitted advocates for the low-carb, high-fat paleo diet against advocates of the exclusively plant-based vegan diet and dozens of other diets leaving most of us bewildered and confused. For those of us on the sidelines, trying to figure out which approach is best has been nearly impossible—both extreme diets have unique benefits and drawbacks. But how can it be, we've asked desperately, that our only options are bacon and butter three times a day or endless kale salads? How do we eat to reverse disease and optimize health, longevity, and performance? How do we eat to reverse climate change? There must be a better way! Fortunately, there is. With The Pegan Diet 's food-is-medicine approach, Mark Hyman explains how to: Combine the best aspects of the paleo diet (good fats, limited refined carbs, limited sugar) with the vegan diet (lots and lots of fresh, healthy veggies) Create a delicious diet that is not only good for your brain and your body, but also good for the planet. Take your cooking up to the next level, with 30 mouthwatering recipes such as Avocado Latke “Toast,” Chai Pancakes with Coconut Whipped Cream, Spicy Grain-Free Steak Tacos with Tapenade, Fall-off-the-Bone Short Ribs with Cashew “Couscous,” and Snickerdoodle Doughnuts Packed with practical tips and advice, The Pegan Diet offers a balanced and easy-to-follow approach to eating that will help you get, and stay, fit, healthy, focused, and happy—for life.

  • Author: Dr. Mark Hyman MD
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Spark; 1st edition (February 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Special Diet
  • ISBN: 978-0316537087
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches

                 

9. Plant Over Processed: 75 Simple & Delicious Plant-Based Recipes for Nourishing Your Body and Eating From the Earth


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetarian & Vegan - August 2021

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER! Trust in nature. Believe in balance. Eat the rainbow! Andrea Hannemann, aka Earthy Andy, presents a guide to plant-based eating that is simple, delicious, and fun. INCLUDES A 30-DAY PLANT OVER PROCESSED CHALLENGE Andrea Hannemann, known as Earthy Andy to her more than one million Instagram followers, believes that food is the fuel of life, and that consuming a nourishing, plant-based diet is the gateway to ultimate health. Andy’s mantra, “plant over processed,” embodies the way she eats and feeds her family of five in their home in Oahu, Hawaii. But it wasn’t always this way. Andy was once addicted to sugar and convenience foods and suffering from a host of health issues that included IBS, Celiac disease, hypothyroidism, asthma, brain fog, and chronic fatigue. Fed up with spending time and money on specialists, supplements, and fad diets, she quit animal products and processed foods cold turkey, and embarked on a new way of eating that transformed her health and her body. In Plant Over Processed , Andy invites readers to join her on a “30-Day Plant Over Processed Challenge” that will detox the body, followed by a long-term plan for going plant-based without giving up your favorite dishes. Packed with gorgeous photography and mouth-watering recipes—from smoothies and bliss bowls to plant-based comfort and decadent desserts—this life-changing guide takes you to the North Shore of Hawaii and back, showing you how easy it is to eat plant-based, wherever you are.

  • Author: Andrea Hannemann
  • Publisher: Dey Street Books (December 29, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-0062986511
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.86 x 9 inches

                 

10. The Complete Plant-Based Cookbook: 500 Inspired, Flexible Recipes for Eating Well Without Meat (The Complete ATK Cookbook Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetarian & Vegan - August 2021

Make any recipe vegan or vegetarian to suit your preference Plant-based cooking means different things to different people. We all come to plant-based eating with different goals in mind. ATK's diverse, modern guide offers foolproof recipes for every occasion that you can tailor to suit your own needs, choosing whether to make any dish vegan or vegetarian. From building a plant-centric plate to cooking with plant-based meat and dairy, you'll find everything you need here to create varied, satisfying meals. The 500-plus recipes are vegan but flexible. You can choose whether to make the Rancheros with Avocado with tofu or eggs, the Farro Salad with Cucumber, Yogurt, and Mint with plant-based or dairy yogurt, the Vegetable Fried Rice with Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms with or without eggs, and the No-Bake Cherry-Almond Crisp using coconut oil or butter. ATK's plant-based eating strategy is easy, budget-friendly, and inclusive--cuisines around the world are rich with boldly flavored, naturally vegan dishes. Drawing inspiration from them, these recipes showcase produce, beans and grains, and vegan (and vegetarian) protein sources. The Complete Plant-Based Cookbook is packed with ingenious tips for cooking with plant-forward ingredients and also showcases ATK's practical techniques. Rethink how you use vegetables (blend leeks into a silky pasta sauce, use beets to transform a burger from the "vegan option" into the best option); discover how to boost umami flavor using tomato paste, dried mushrooms, and miso; and more. A thorough opening section delves into the details of modern plant-based eating, addressing shopping and storage strategies, the plethora of plant-based meat and dairy options, and how to meet nutritional needs.

  • Author: America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen (December 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1948703369
  • Dimensions: 8.56 x 0.98 x 10 inches