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Books on veganism and vegan nutrition

Some of our favorite books about veganism, the food industry, vegan and plant based diets and support when going vegan. 


NOTE: Although I've tried my best to exclude books with a very restrictive approach, please note that some of these titles may include mentions of additional restriction when on a vegan diet which in many cases is unnecessary and can be harmful for people with a past of chronic dieting or disordered eating. Make sure to read with care and apply what works and leave the rest.


 

Vegan for Her

by Virginia Messina and JL Fields

My go-to resource on vegan nutrition for women by my favorite registered dietitian. It introduces the plant plate, a vegan version of the food pyramid (which I literally have framed in my kitchen), and answers every vegan question that concerns health and nutrition on a plant-based diet for women.

Vegan for Life

by Jack Norris and Virginia Messina

A great book on vegan nutrition, nutritional requirements and sources + all your nutrient related questions answered by two amazing registered dietitians. A must-have book for every vegan.

This is Vegan Propaganda

by Ed Winters

I consider Ed Winters the new voice of the animal rights movement, and an activist of the kind that comes along once in a generation. All of his work is remarkable, and now he's compiled it all in one book.

Protest Kitchen

by Carol J Adams and Virginia Messina

A book by two fantastic authors (including one of my favorite registered dietitian nutritionists) on how the way we fill our plates can be one of the greatest things we can do to fight injustice in the world on a myriad of fronts, including not only animal rights but also human rights.

The Joyful Vegan

by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

A book by one of the biggest names in the animal rights movement that helps you with the major roadblocks that makes so many people stop being vegan.

The Kind Diet

by Alicia Silverstone

The book on going vegan that got me started on my journey. This book, and Alicia's kind and understanding words changed my life. 

Becoming Vegan

by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

A comprehensive look at transitioning into a vegan diet with a large focus on vegan nutrition by registered dietitians. Also available in its express edition.

The Food Revolution

by John Robbins

An amazing read that tells us all about how a vegan diet can change our health, the planet and save animals and why we haven't heard any of this before by health professionals or the government. Amazing read!

The 30-Day Vegan Challenge 

 by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

The perfect ABC 123 guide to transitioning to a vegan diet, by an inspiring and incredible writer and activist.

Never Too Late to Go Vegan

by Carol J Adams, Patti Breitman and Virginia Messina MPH, RD

The perfect book for people over 50 who want to embrace a plant-based lifestyle, make it simple, doable and get the best nutrition support possible.

Even Vegans Die

by Carol J Adams, Patti Breitman and Virginia Messina MPH, RD

A very unique book on being vegan and approaching life transitions that addresses topics very few books address, including body shaming and disease shaming when it comes to eating a vegan diet and the fact that we're vegan yet still human.

The Book of Veganish

by Kathy Freston

By one of the most approachable and relatable vegan authors, a new guide for young adults to help them make the transition into a vegan diet, with 70 simple and easy to make recipes.

Eating Animals

by Jonathan Safren Foer

A groundbreaking work which is part memoir, part investigative journalism on the realities of our current agriculture system and vegetarianism.

Main Street Vegan

by Victoria Moran

A super relatable and practical book by one of my favorite authors. She takes you by the hand through everything you need to know about vegan diets no matter where you are right now.

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows

by Dr. Melanie Joy

An amazing read about the concept of carnism and the psychology behind our habits (why we love some animals but eat others). An incredible concept and writer.

How to Be Vegan 

by Elizabeth Castoria

A quick reference guide with lots of infographics with tips, tricks and lots of information on being vegan.

Thanking the Monkey

by Karen Dawn

A fun yet very complete look at the way we treat animals and what we can do about it. Written in a fun and illustrated way with Bizarro cartoons filling its pages. Makes for a great coffee table book for any animal activist but is packed with information.

Animal Liberation

by Peter Singer

A classic in the subject of animal rights, speciesism and the realities of factory farms, animal testing and more. 

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Books on Improving your Relationship with Food

The best books on healing your relationship with food and eating, intuitive eating books, books about body image and for eating disorders and recovery, mindful eating and more. These titles will help you say goodbye to diet culture and finally find peace with food and your body.

Intuitive Eating

by Evelyn Tribole M.S. R.D. and Elysse Resch M.S., R.D, F.A.D.A, C.E.D.R.D.

The Intuitive Eating Workbook

by Evelyn Tribole M.S. R.D. and Elysse Resch M.S., R.D, F.A.D.A, C.E.D.R.D.

More than a Body

by Lindsay Kite PhD and Lexie Kite PhD

Health at Every Size

by Lindo Bacon PhD

Anti-Diet

by Christy Harrison MPH RD

Body Kindness

by Rebecca Scritchfield RDN

Body Respect

by Lindo Bacon PhD and Lucy Aphramor PhD RD

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder

by Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb

Eating in the Light of the Moon

by Anita Johnston PhD

Train Happy

by Tally Rye

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Our Favorite Vegan Cookbooks

The best vegan books on cooking, from comfort foods, plant based recipes for the holidays, vegan Italian dishes, books on vegan cheese making, baking and desserts, easy and simple vegan recipes for everyday cooking and so much more!

 


NOTE: Although I've tried my best to exclude books with a very restrictive approach, please note that some of these titles may include mentions of additional restriction when on a vegan diet which in many cases is unnecessary and can be harmful for people with a past of chronic dieting or disordered eating. Make sure to read with care and apply what works and leave the rest.


 

Vegan 101

by Heather Bell and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods

Bosh!

by Ian Theasby and Henry David Firth

Isa Does it

by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Vegan 100

by Gas Oakley

Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen

by Chloe Coscarelli

Artisan Vegan Cheese

by Miyoko Schinner

The Homemade Vegan Pantry

by Miyoko Schinner

The Oh She Glows Cookbook

by Angela Liddon

Deliciously Ella

by Ella Woodward

Deliciously Ella Every Day

by Ella Woodward

The Kind Diet

by Alicia Silverstone

But I Could Never Go Vegan

by Kristy Turner

The Vegan Table

by Colleen Patrick Goudreau

The Joy of Vegan Baking

by Colleen Patrick Goudreau

Chloe's Kitchen

by Chloe Coscarelli

Chloe Flavor

by Chloe Coscarelli

Vegan Christmas

by Gas Oakley

Veganomicon

by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

The Sexy Vegan Cookbook

by Brian L Patton

One Dish Vegan

by Robin Robertson

The Taco Cleanse

by Wes Allison and Stephanie Bogdanich

Oh She Glows Everyday

by Angela Liddon

Baconish

by Leinana Two Moons

Food 52 Vegan

by Gena Hamshaw

Vegan Bowl Attack

by Jackie Sobon

Sweet Potato Soul

by Jenne Claiborne

Fuss Free vegan

by Sam Turnbull

NYC Vegan

by Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment

Vegan Chocolate

by Fran Costigan

Spork Fed

by Heather Bell and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods

Salad Samurai

by Terry Hope Romero

Viva Vegan

by Terry Hope Romero

VBQ The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook

by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer

Vegan Soul Food

by Nadira Jenkins-El

Practically Vegan

by Nisha Melvani

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