7 Best Vegan Cookbooks for Healthy Meals Every Day

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7 Best Vegan Cookbooks

I love cooking. Some people will disagree but to me, it's therapeutic. After a long day at work, or a headache-inducing commute, cooking relaxes me. Sure, the wine I drink while doing it helps too but the act of preparing a meal is exciting. And while there is sentimental value behind my reasoning, cooking has seemingly gotten more popular thanks to cookbooks, YouTube tutorials, and other fads.

Another popular inclination in the food world? Dietary restrictions and diets. Keto, paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and many more. Veganism, specifically, has taken off and vegans are avoiding animal by products. In their diets, vegans will avoid; meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy. There are many benefits to following a vegan diet, such as weight loss, lower risk of heart disease, and more energy.

But because vegans avoid lots of foods, the difficulty might translate to the kitchen. That's why we've found the seven best vegan cookbooks to help establish, or further, a vegan diet. With plenty of easy options with informative instructions, you'll be whipping up vegan breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in no time!

1. Back to the Cutting Board

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Touching on the love of cooking, Christina Pirello curated plant-based recipes for her latest cookbook. Cooking can be exhausting, overwhelming, and flat out annoying. By introducing such recipes like pasta with broccoli and pine nut pesto or black bean burgers, this cookbook will teach you how to avoid annoyances in the kitchen and learn to love cooking.

2. Oy Vey Vegan

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Author Estee Raviv uses her Jewish Eastern European heritage to make mediterranean-inspired vegan dishes. She proves that traditional family recipes can be vegan-ized, and it won't make your mom go crazy. With must-have recipes like Matzo ball soup, Challah, and Tshulent, you'll be changing the way the recipes are made for the younger generations.

3. VBQ - The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook

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BBQ without the B! If you love barbecue but not meat, this is the cookbook for you. Nadine Horn lays out recipes that will make everyone at a family get together happy. From eggplant hotdogs to crunchy coleslaw, this cookbook will be your handy guide to barbecuing sans meats, cheese, and other non-vegan foods.

4. But I Could Never Go Vegan!

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If you've wanted to try the vegan diet, or completely say goodbye to cheese, this is the cookbook for you. Author Kristy Turner will not listen to your excuses anymore and she's laid out tons of recipes that will make you just as happy. You'll be making mushroom grilled cheese sandwiches with sunflower cheddar and balsamic baked pears with cashew blue cheese.

5. The Oh She Glows Cookbook

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Having battled an eating disorder for a decade, Angela Liddon vowed to change her life. And so, she's amassed a digital fanbase that obsesses over her plant-based recipes and photos. Liddon started her blog, Oh She Glows which made her a popular vegan food website. Now, you can hold her hard work in your hands and eat over 100 delicious vegan recipes.

6. Chloe's Vegan Desserts

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We didn't forget about desserts. Changing your diet and subsequently, lifestyle is not an easy feat. And leaving desserts, sweets, and goodies can actually be vegan. Pumpkin whoopie pies, black-and-white cookies, and chocolate cream pie can still be part of your reality and Chloe Coscarelli, the first vegan winner of Cupcake Wars, will show you how in this delicious cookbook.

7. The Wicked Healthy Cookbook

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Chef brothers (also a really great term I just coined), Chad and Derek Sarno marry delicious flavors for plant-based recipes. They prove that the stigma around vegan diets are unnecessary and that eliminating animal products can be delicious, easy, and a part of your daily life. You can whip up some delicious dips like, minted pea ricotta or toasted onion sour cream. You'll learn that grilled baby artichoke crostini with horseradish is much easier to make than you might think.

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