Are you curious about giving vegan foods a try, but intimidated by the prospect of hunting down cashew “cheese” or forever giving up ice cream sundaes? Thanks to a new crop of cookbooks catering to an animal-free, plant-based lifestyle, those worries are a thing of the past. Bonus: your delicious dessert isn’t going anywhere.


But I Could Never Go Vegan!: 125 Recipes That Prove You Can Live Without Cheese, It’s Not All Rabbit Food, and Your Friends Will Still Come Over for Dinner – by Kristy Turner 

Turner, author of vegan food blog “Keepin’ it Kind,” wrote this cookbook for the apprehensive eater who really wants to try eating vegan but, like, what if it’s hard?! Readers should look at it as a resource guide that will help excuse-proof their diets while offering up a variety of filling meals. All of Turner’s recipes use “regular” ingredients that can be found sans an hour-long scour of the health food aisle. Tempeh Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Pecan Parmesan? Maybe we can go vegan!


Happy Herbivore Light & Lean: Over 150 Low-Calorie Recipes with Workout Plans for Looking and Feeling Great – by Lindsay S. Nixon

The latest in the Happy Herbivore cookbook series, Happy Herbivore Light & Lean contains flavorful plant-based recipes that come together in 30 minutes or less. True to the series, these recipes are free from oils, processed ingredients, and artificial sweeteners, with the special addition of basic workouts to accompany each meal. The book practically loses weight for you, listing which recipes fall within certain calorie ranges to aid in comprehensive meal planning. It’s two New Year’s Resolutions rolled into one!


Chocolate-Covered Katie: Over 80 Delicious Recipes That Are Secretly Good for You – by Katie Higgins

Satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your health: Higgins’ dessert recipes for treats like Chocolate Mudslide Smoothies and Cookie Dough Dip (made with, of all things, chickpeas!) are all vegan and all divine. “Good for you” means we can eat the whole batch of Sinless Peanut Butter Cookies in one sitting, right? Excellent.   


Whether you’re doing a complete diet overhaul or have committed to a Meatless Monday or two every month, the above books have received rave reviews from critics and carnivores alike. Veganism is no longer reserved for the dreadlocks-and-patchouli crowd—everyone can learn to love a plant-based plate.


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