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If you’re planning on overhauling your diet in the New Year, why not consider exploring the increasingly popular plant-based movement?
Sometimes a total lifestyle shift can seem like a mammoth task, but luckily there are a plethora of helpful resources available to help you tackle the change — no matter if you join in just January or make the complete transition for the rest of the year.
Some of the best-selling vegan-focused books on Amazon explain not only how to prepare meat-free meals but also where to source ingredients on a budget and how to ensure you’re getting adequate nutrients and calories.
Interested? Here are the top-rated cookbooks to help you navigate the change:
Shop: Thug Kitchen Eat Like You Give a F*ck, $12.69
Gwyneth Paltrow-approved food blog Thug Kitchen aspires to take the pretentiousness and expense out of eating a plant-based diet. Its New York Times best selling cookbook “lives in the real world” and incorporates over 100 budget-friendly recipes such as roasted beer and lime cauliflower tacos.
One Amazon customer said, ” The food in this book is amazing. Out-of-this-world good. I live in Portland, the mecca of all things vegan, and my non-vegan friends have been clawing at my door to eat these recipes instead of eating out.”
Author and chef Gabriel Miller wants to enforce the idea that veganism is both sustainable and economic. His book aims to help families transition away from a diet that relies on animal products and instead embrace eating easily prepared and delicious plant-based meals like BBQ jackfruit sliders and sweet potato spice cakes.
Shop: Vegan Reset, $11.19
Blogger and Instagrammer Kim-Julie Hansen’s easy-to-follow program is a blueprint for immersing yourself in the vegan lifestyle. Her 28-day plan is laid out day by day with meal plans, prep, shopping lists, recipes and personal tips — not to mention the beautiful photography throughout.
Shop: I Love My Instant Pot Vegan Recipe Book, $12.79
Make your Instant Pot your secret weapon for eating a more nutritious, whole foods-based diet. This tome by certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist Britt Brandon makes it easier than ever to whip up some 175 meals, such as creamy thyme polenta or banana nut bread oatmeal.
Take the hassle out of healthy eating by learning how to prep in advance. This convenient guide explains how to simplify a vegan diet, with no shortage of ideas and instructions for healthy, portion-controlled meals that are easy to prepare and have on standby all week long.
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