Forks Over Knives
This whole-food diet is centered on whole, unrefined, or minimally refined plants. It embraces fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes; and it excludes or minimizes meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products, and eggs, as well as highly refined foods like bleached flour, refined sugar, and oil. The movement started with a documentary film which explored the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes. A proliferation of books on the subject ensued. Here's my personal best for you to peruse!
Forks Over Knives Family : every parent's guide to raising healthy, happy kids on a whole-food, plant-based diet2016 by Alona PuldeGet this item
With more than 100 delicious kid-friendly recipes and tips for raising a whole-foods-loving child in a junk food laden world. Having raised a vegetarian child (who later became vegan), I wish that this book would have been available years ago. It offers a comprehensive look at every stage of a child’s development starting with pregnancy, through birth and childhood, and continuing into the teenage years. It addresses topics most parents have about the FOK lifestyle and diet, including allergies, options while traveling, to sleepovers and birthday parties.
2012 by Del SroufeGet this item
I use this cookbook all the time. Often I take items prepared from The Cookbook to gatherings and folks don't know that the item doesn't contain dairy, minimal typical fats, and low sugar. They just know that it tastes fantastic! Everything from appetizers to desserts (yes, you can have desserts). Take a look and try a few. You'll be amazed at the many great tips--like using applesauce in place of eggs for pancakes and muffins.
2011 by Lee FulkersonGet this item
The documentary film that trails patients diagnosed with degenerative diseases who followed the research and advice of two physician specialists. The award-winning research doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments, while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed. A companion book provides more details on the plan. (see below)
2014 by Alona PuldeGet this item
Outlines the 4-week transition plan for anyone considering migrating to the FOKs lifestyle. For most of us, it certainly is a transition to eliminate sugars, oils, fish and meat, as well as dairy but this plan provides steps to make it less burdensome. And of course, the payoff is better health and with greatly enhanced levels of energy and focus .
2016 by Claudia NicoleGet this item
This honest memoir (of sorts) of foodie, Nicole and her husband, chronicles their transition to a plant-based diet. The joys, pitfalls, and cravings are all documented here through her journal and contain insights into how it went for these two active, at-one-time omnivores. Funny, revealing, and essential reading if you are seriously considering adopting this lifestyle.
2014 by Carol J AdamsGet this item
My daughter is vegan and has been for almost ten years, so I asked her to take a look at this one and let me know what she thought. She enthusiastically gave it a thumbs up. It introduces the reader to the concepts of veganism with suggestions for how to incorporate it into your daily life. It also includes 75 recipes that meet the nutritional needs of the 50+ set.
2015 by Dreena BurtonGet this item
What fun it must have been to assemble, taste test, and create this recipe book! The author, who is a remarkable cook, had her three daughters compile the recipes and of course make sure the end products would be endorsed by parents and embraced by kids. Another great recipe book for families struggling to transition to a vegetarian/ vegan lifestyle.