Plant-Based and Vegan Eating and Cooking

By Candice Chaplin | May 10 2021 | HealthCooking

One unexpected side effect of COVID-19 has been its stress on the American meatpacking industry. Tight spaces, small staffs, limited storage spaces, and difficulty adhering to health and safety standards have hit both large and small meat processing plants, resulting in possible shortages and steep price increases on beef, chicken, and pork.

Readers all over the country, trying to feed themselves and their families, are likely asking: What to do?

One answer: Start trying out a plant-based diet!

A completely plant-based or “vegan” diet contains no animal ingredients (including animal-derived ingredients such as milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, honey, and more). But there are several other variations of plant-based diets to choose from, including: pescetarian (which includes fish and shellfish); flexitarian (which occasionally includes meat or poultry); and lacto-ovo vegetarian (which includes dairy and eggs).

Not only can these diets offer health benefits such as a strengthened immune system and reduced inflammation, but they have also been shown to be beneficial for the environment by helping to lower carbon emissions and promote cleaner water and air.

Starting one of these diets may sound daunting at first, but Penguin Random House has a strong list of bestselling cookbooks and guides to help readers get started in a greener world! Standout names in the space include Thug Kitchen, Love and Lemons, Minimalist Baker, and Oh She Glows.

Explore the full collection for more inspiration and happy eating!

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Fiber Fueled
The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome
A bold new plant-based plan that challenges popular keto and paleo diets, from an award-winning gastroenterologist.
$27.00 US
May 12, 2020
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Love and Lemons Every Day
More than 100 Bright, Plant-Forward Recipes for Every Meal: A Cookbook
The ultimate guide for cooking outrageously delicious, vegetable-packed meals every day of the week, from bestselling author of The Love & Lemons Cookbook.
$35.00 US
Apr 02, 2019
World except Canada

Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking
101 Entirely Plant-Based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes: A Cookbook
The hotly anticipated debut cookbook from the immensely popular food blog Minimalist Baker, featuring 101 simple, vegan recipes that all require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare.
$36.00 US
Apr 26, 2016
World except Canada