More and more people are deciding to go vegan and, honestly, we couldn’t be more thrilled. It is hard to over-appreciate how both healthy and eco-friendly being a vegan can be. But, as it is with all things, being a vegan is not that simple. You cannot simply cut out all the animal products and expect to be healthy. In fact, you can easily get quite sick if you don’t approach veganism properly. Luckily, we bring you the best vegan books for beginners that will help you transition to a vegan lifestyle more easily.
Our pick of the must-read vegan books for beginners
1. Becoming Vegan by Brenda Davis
Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina give you an excellent breakdown on how and why you should become a vegan.
From the environmental and health impact that being vegan has, to helpful tips on how to feed yourself.
They go over how to find the necessary calcium without using animal products and all you need to know about B12 vitamins.
And they do so in simple language that is understandable even to a layperson. This easy-to-read book is a must-have for anyone starting their vegan diet, so get your copy as soon as possible.
By reading the right vegan books for beginners you’ll be able to lead a healthy, happy life.
2. Isa does it by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
One of the problems people run into when starting a vegan diet is that they don’t know how to manage their food. They are not sure how to make their meals tasty and how to approach cooking them overall.
If this sounds anything like you, then Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz is a book for you. This is an excellent vegan book for beginners that contains over 150 vegan recipes to for you try out.
Isa’s quirky attitude will make reading this book a joy as you will soon find yourself flying through the pages.
Not to mention that you will learn valuable cooking tips, which will make cooking with a vegan pantry much easier. With Isa’s help, you will become a vegan chef in no time.
3. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy
One of the things you will run into as a vegan is a general lack of understanding. People are still convinced that without animal-based food we cannot possibly survive.
If you want to understand this issue more clearly so that you can better discuss it with the people in your surrounding, we recommend that you read Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy.
Doctor Joy is a social psychologist that has a deep understanding of how and why meat-eating became the norm in our society. She describes how we circumvent empathy when eating meat and how we are practically conditioned to think that it is normal.
Dr Joy asks some serious questions in her book, and you should definitely read it if you want to have a better understanding of sociological reasoning behind eating meat.
4. Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide by Sayward Rebhal
A lot of vegan women start having doubts when they become pregnant. While they are perfectly fine with their vegan diet, they fear that it may somehow harm their unborn child. Well, Sayward Rebhal is here to help you banish those foolish notions.
This is a great book for any future moms as it not only gives you great vegan recipes but almost everything that has to do with pregnancy. With it, you will learn how to schedule your meals and how to throw a nice vegan baby shower.
Not to mention that you will learn some nourishment advice for breastfeeding and helpful herbal remedies that will help with post-partum blues. So, if you are a vegan mom in the making, consider getting this awesome book.
Sayward Rebhal describes why it has become so normal for people to eat meat with substantial depth.
5. No Meat Athlete by Matt Frazier and Matt Ruscigno
Is it possible to be a no-meat-athlete? A lot of people think that you cannot possible be a true athlete since you cannot get the protein that meat has. A lot of people are wrong.
Matt Fraizer and Matt Ruscigo are here to explain to you that it is not only possible to be a no meat athlete, but that you can be an exceptional one at that.
This is one of the best vegan books for beginners who are worried about their athletic performance. It is where you will find recipes, meal plans, and guidebooks.
Matt Fraizer is a 100-mile marathon runner, which is why this book is excellent for anyone practising high endurance sports. Overall, if you want to combine training with veganism, this is the book to read.
6. Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics by Lauren Toyota
Comfort foods and vegan foods don’t seem to combine. When people usually think of comfort food they think of thick, creamy foods made with cheese and meat.
Well, Lauren Toyota is here to give you over 100 recipes that defy this trend. Her comfort food recipes are delicious, easy to make and 100% vegan.
By reading her book you will not only enjoy her awesome sense of humour, but you will learn how to make some delicious comfort food for weekend dinners and brunches.
Who knew you can make such delicious comfort food with only vegetables and fruit.
7. VBQ—The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook by Nadine Horn, Jörg Maye
One of the things vegans usually have to deal with is BBQ’s. While other people have their fill with grilled meat, you might not know what to do.
Well, this is why VBQ—The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook is one of the top vegan books for beginners. With it, you will learn recipes that will easily put some BBQ meats to shame.
Furthermore, when it comes to coleslaws and potato salad, you’ll be the person to call. So, if you want to have a more pleasant time on your next BBQ, consider reading this terrific book.