Living Vegan for Dummies

Author(s): Alexandra Jamieson

Cooking & Food

The fun and easy way(r) to live a vegan lifestyle Are you thinking about becoming a vegan? Already a practicing vegan? More than 3 million Americans currently live a vegan lifestyle, and that number is growing. Living Vegan For Dummies is your one-stop resource for understanding vegan practices, sharing them with your friends and loved ones, and maintaining a vegan way of life. This friendly, practical guide explains the types of products that vegans abstain from eating and consuming, and provides healthy and animal-free options. You'll see how to create a balanced, nutritious vegan diet; read food and product labels to determine animal-derived product content; and stock a vegan pantry. You'll also get 40 great-tasting recipes to expand your cooking repertoire.
Features expert guidance in living a vegan lifestyle and explaining it to friends and family Includes proper dietary guidelines so you can get the nutrition you need Gives you several action plans for making the switch to veganism Provides parents with everything they need to understand and support their children's choices With the tips and advice in Living Vegan For Dummies, you can truly live and enjoy a vegan way of life!


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Alexandra Jamieson, CHHC, AADP, is a professionally trained vegan chef and board-certified holistic health counselor. She has appeared on Oprah, The Final Word, 30 Days, and The National Health Test with Bryant Gumbel. She was also featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me.

Introduction. Part I: "Ve-gan" at the Beginning. Chapter 1: The Lowdown on Vegan Eating and Living. Chapter 2: Understanding the Impact of Vegan Living. Chapter 3: Transforming to Veganism. Part II: Building a Healthy Vegan Diet. Chapter 4: Essential Nutrients for Healthy Success. Chapter 5: Protein Protocols. Chapter 6: Transforming Food into Health-Supportive Meals. Part III: Sticking to Your Guns: Staying Vegan. Chapter 7: Cooking and Shopping Like a Vegan. Chapter 8: Coexisting with the Meat Eaters in Your Home. Chapter 9: Planning Your Meals to Stay on Track. Chapter 10: Comfort Foods: Veganizing Meat, Dairy, and Other Old Favorites. Chapter 11: Beyond Food: Embracing the Whole Vegan Lifestyle. Part IV: Tasting Is Believing: Vegan Recipes. Chapter 12: Breakfasts of Vegan Champions. Chapter 13: Sides and Lighter Meals. Chapter 14: Main Course Recipes. Chapter 15: Just Desserts. Part V: Living Vegan in the Real World. Chapter 16: Walking the Vegan Walk (without Being Preachy!). Chapter 17: Vegans on the Move: Travel and Hotel Issues. Chapter 18: Dining Out. Chapter 19: Navigating Tricky Social Situations. Part VI: Veganism for All Walks of Life. Chapter 20: Pea in a Pod: The Healthy Vegan Pregnancy and Postpartum Period. Chapter 21: Bouncing Baby Vegans. Chapter 22: Vegan Diets for Kids, Tweens, and Teens. Chapter 23: The Vegan Athlete. Chapter 24: Aging Gracefully and Veganly. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 25: Ten Reasons for Eating a Vegan Diet. Chapter 26: Top Ten Questions (and Answers) about Going Vegan. Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Make Vegan Living Extraordinary. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780470522141
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : 0.587
  • : December 2009
  • : 233mm X 187mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2014
  • : books

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  • : Alexandra Jamieson
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 613.262
  • : 384
  • : illustrations