Living Vegan For Dummies
The fun and easy way® 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!
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.
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.
More than 3 million Americans live a vegan lifestyle and with health, environmental, and humanitarian factors ever present in the media, the number of vegans continues to rise. In a new book from the ubiquitous For Dummies® reference series, vegan chef and holistic nutrition expert Alexandra Jamieson, CHHC, AADP, offers two-weeks-worth of recipes and provides sound advice for those wanting to adopt a vegan lifestyle, but are unsure where to start.
Living Vegan For Dummies® (Wiley; 978-0-470-52214-1; December 2009) includes descriptions of the types of products that vegans abstain from eating and consuming (eggs, dairy products, animal-derived ingredients, leather, honey…) and provides healthy and animal-free options for people exploring the lifestyle. Not only is the book a valuable resource for those already practicing or considering a vegan lifestyle, but also for their friends and loved ones.
Readers will find:
• A detailed overview of what "vegan" is
• How to create a balanced and nutritious vegan diet
• More than 40 recipes (cornbread muffins, seitan burritos, chocolate peanut butter bombs)
• How to read food and product labels to determine animal-derived product content
• Several action plans for making the switch
• Tips for stocking a vegan pantry
• Advice for talking to friends and family about their choice
Like all For Dummies® books, the book concludes with the “Part of Tens” including ‘Ten Reasons for Eating a Vegan Diet,’ ‘Top Ten Questions (and Answers) about Going Vegan,’ and ‘Ten Ways to Make Vegan Living Extraordinary.’