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Vegan/Vegetarian Diet

101_reasons 101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian by Pamela Rice
Lantern Books, 2005
Rice began by handing out a self-published pamphlet on vegetarianism. That pamphlet became the foundation for a work of prodigious scholarship and dedication. The book offers already committed vegetarians back-up for their decision and gives diehard carnivores a surprising look at some of the problems associated with meat eating. The author provides us with a wealth of information about health and social issues connected to meat consumption. She covers everything from the conditions on factory farms to disappearing fish stocks, lagoons of animal waste, and high incidences of colon cancer and other diseases.
becoming_vegan Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-based Diet by Brenda Davis, R.D. & Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.
Book Publishing Company, 2000
The authors explore the benefits of a vegan diet and the impact our nutritional choices have on our health, the environment, animal rights, and human hunger. They cover topics from how much protein do we really need to calcium intake, vitamin B12, illnesses such as cancer and heart disease, balanced diets for infants to seniors, eating disorders, vegan athletes, and more.
eating_animals Eating Animals by Jonathon Safar Foer
Little, Brown and Co, 2009
After a man has a son of his own, he struggles with how to feed his child healthy, safe food. He goes on a journey to find out where his food comes from, and learns a lot about factory and small farms along the way. Discusses the ethics of eating meat and interviews people on both sides of the issue.
Nonfiction, Secondary Topic: Farmed Animals
food_for_life Food for Life: How the New Four Food Groups Can Save Your Life
by Neal Barnard, MD
Three Rivers Press, 1994
Barnard discusses the reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, obesity, and other health issues that can be had by following a vegan diet. He presents the four food groups for a healthy lifestyle: grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes, and includes recipes and a 21-day program for those wanting to transition into a new way of healthy eating.
generations_v Generation V: The Complete Guide to Going, Being, and Staying Vegan as a Teenager by Claire Askew
PM Press 2011
The author gives current vegan teenagers and aspiring-to-be vegan teenagers an easy-to-read manual on the values of a vegan lifestyle.
forks_over_knives Forks over Knives: The Plant-based Way to Health edited by Gene Stone
The Experiment, 2011
This book lets us know why it is good for our health, good for the animals, and good for our planet for us to eat a plant-based diet. Once aware of the rewards of such a diet, the reader then learns how to create a variety of delicious plant-based dishes, based on 125 recipes.
cheeseburger Mind If I Order the Cheese Burger: And Other Questions People Ask Vegans by Sherry F. Colb
Lantern Books, 2013
A well-researched, yet easily readable work, Cheese Burger helps answer numerous questions often asked of vegans, including the question in the title. Other questions include: What About Plants? What About “Humanely Raised” Animal Products? If We All Become Vegan, Won’t Farmed Animals Disappear? These, and other questions, form the titles of the chapters in this engaging book.
vegan_for_life Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-based Diet by Jack Norris, RD and Virginia Messina, MPH, RD
DeCapo Press, 2011
The authors present a detailed guide for how to live healthfully on a plant-based diet. Chapters include understanding nutrient needs, getting protein from plants, making the transition to a vegan diet, and how to raise healthy vegan children. Whether you are new to plant-based eating or a long-time vegan, there is something for everyone in this book.
vegan_vittles Vegan Vittles by Jo Stepaniak
Book Publishing Company, 2007
Following a few short chapters on veganism and factory farming, the author takes the reader into the world of vegan cooking. First, the reader is introduced to non-animal alternatives to meat, eggs, and dairy. Then, the reader is led through dozens of recipes for making everything from breakfast delights to desserts.
veganomicon Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romano
Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2007
Moskowitz and Romano are veterans of vegan cooking, having won the US VegNews’s Best Vegan Cookbook Authors award three years in a row. In keeping with the claim of “ultimate vegan cookbook,” the authors not only provide over 250 delectable recipes, but also provide meal suggestions, basic cooking tips, and illustrate how to cut and prepare various vegetables and grains. Made to appeal to the beginner cook and gourmet chef alike, this book is sure to please both vegans and non-vegans with plenty of new ideas.
world_peace_diet World Peace Diet, The: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony by Will Tuttle, Ph.D.
Lantern Books, 2005
Tuttle describes the impact eating an apple, a hamburger, or an egg has not just on our lives but on the lives of all around us. He details what is happening to our environment, our health, and farmed animals based on our food choices.
Nonfiction, Secondary Topics: Farmed Animals, Spirituality/Pet Loss


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