Give the Gift of Meatless Monday with these 8 Inspiring Books

December 17th, 2018


Happy holidays from Meatless Monday! As the year closes, we have a lot to be thankful for and you’re a big part of that.

Meatless Monday is practiced in communities all around the world, from school children to nurses and doctors in hospitals, from Israel to India, in huge cities like Singapore and in small rural towns all over America. You’re a part of our big global network unified by one simple idea: refraining from meat one day a week for our health and the health of the planet.

In this spirit of unity and giving, we’re sharing our year-end short list for our favorite books of 2018. Any of them will make a great gift for your friends and family to support healthy eating with original plant-based recipes. They all look so good – you may want to add them to your own wish list!

Here is our list for 2018, in no particular order:


 

 

Plant-Powered for Life – Sharon Palmer, RD

We love this because Sharon gives you a handbook approach to Meatless Monday. This is a cookbook-slash-handbook to help anybody make plant-powered eating a habit and enjoy lasting, vibrant health—the fun way! Sharon urges readers to set a personal goal and take one step closer to it every week.

 

 

 


 

 

Fit Men Cook – by Kevin Curry

We love this book by Kevin Curry and it’s the perfect gift for the man in your life. Curry shares everything you need to live a healthy life—from grocery lists to common dieting pitfalls to his ten commandments of meal prep—as well as his personal story of overcoming depression and weight gain to start a successful business and fitness movement.

 

 


 

 

Read It Before You Eat It – by Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN

Give this informative and fun book to the grocery shopper in the house. A dietitian nutritionist, Taub-Dix shares what “organic,” “grass-fed,” “all natural,” “cage-free,” and more means for young and old eaters alike. She explains how to read, decipher, and learn what labels mean for you, your health, and the planet.

 

 

 

 


 

 

OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline, and Save the Planet – by Suzi Amis Cameron

This is a great gift for parents who are thinking about ways to get their kids to not only enjoy Meatless Monday but also understand why Meatless Monday. This mom of five is the founder of the MUSE School in California, where they practice Meatless Monday. Here, she presents a way to improve your health and shrink your carbon footprint by eating a plant-based diet.

 

 

 


 

 

The Reducetarian Cookbook – by Brian Kateman

Why do we love this book? Because the recipes are simple yet creative. Brian Kateman says that by eliminating at least 10% of the meat from our diets, we will reap wonderful personal health benefits and contribute to a healthier planet. That sounds awfully familiar!

 

 

 


 

 

Food is the Solution – by Matthew Prescott

This book would be great for everyone, but especially for the person who already has everything! Prescott is a thought leader and Senior Food Policy Director for the Humane Society. With lavish photos and simple yet delicious recipes, Prescott goes deep into the medical, scientific, and environmental benefits of refraining from eating meat. He’s gotten some great reviews from folks like Paul McCartney, David Chang, and Moby.

 

 


 

 

Eat for the Planet – by Nil Zacharias & Gene Stone

Share this book because it explains why Meatless Monday works. Sharing research, infographics and compelling arguments, this book is a clear affirmation of how anyone can have a positive impact on changing the world.

 

 

 


 

 

Sabores De Cuba – by Chef Ronaldo Linares

Does your mom love Latin food? She can dance with this cookbook while she whips up a Cuban feast! Linares, an executive chef at the popular Martino’s Cuban Restaurant in Somerville, New Jersey, knows Cuban cuisine backward and forward. His latest book features nearly 100 recipes, all of which will wow your taste buds and meet the strict nutrition guidelines of the American Diabetes Association. An added benefit, the book is bilingual.

 


Excellent taste in books always makes a good impression! It’s the season for sharing and Meatless Monday is proud to share these ideas for your gift-giving, to keep it simple and focus on what truly matters.

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