Our Top Ten Vegan Book Selects

Knowledge is Power.

It is true that the hardest part for new vegans is knowing where to begin. Fortunately, it is a lot less stressful to go vegan than those who embarked on veganism twenty years ago. The internet is a great place to get introduced, but if you want authentic and evidence-based information about the vegan lifestyle, books are your best friend.

Listed below are the top ten vegan book recommendations for new vegans. These books will help you get into a 100% vegan lifestyle, give you confidence and help you overcome challenges you may face as a new vegan.

Ten books that make going vegan easy!

Here are the books that will guide you.

The first five books are perfect guides to transition smoothly into plant-based meals that will knock off the most challenging part of being a new vegan - cooking meals. The other five are evidence-based books that inform you about the health benefit of adopting a vegan lifestyle.

1. The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet by Alona Pulde M.D. & Matthew Leerman M.D.

This book is an excellent guide to help transition into veganism and wholesome plant-based meals in about a month. The book is perfect for new vegans that are trying plant-based meals for the first time. Great vegan tips on how to combat cravings, plan meals, stock up your pantry with healthy snacks.

2. Plant-Based Journey by Lani Muelrath

This is an empowering book for beginners on the plant-based diet. The book gives you tips on how to stay on a vegan diet even when on travel or in social situations. The book reveals the game plan for new vegans in a fun and accessible way. As a fitness expert and dietary coach, the author helps you look at how exercise and mindset alongside a vegan diet can promote weight loss.

3. Happy Herbivore Every Day by Nixon, Lindsay

For those newbies to vegan cooking, this book is a great place to start. The book includes delicious, wholesome plant-based recipes with no added fats. If you are looking to prepare meals with fewer ingredients and the ones that are readily available at any store, then this is for you. Plus, it also includes allergen-free recipes, you can stay on budget with the suggested meal plans and includes basic cooking tips for those that are not familiar to plant-based cooking.

4. Chloe’s Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli

The author of this book Chloe is the winner of the Food Network’s reality show Cupcake Wars. If you miss mac and cheese dinners, cupcakes, and sliders, this is the book for you. The vegan version of these foods is hand down the best! Chloe adapts the most popular dishes into the vegan version, so you’ll never feel like you’ve given up on your favorite recipes.

5. The Thug Kitchen Eat Like You Give a F*ck by Thug Kitchen

This book is New York Time’s best seller, and it is all about cooking up super-healthy meals using plants that also taste great. If you have already into plant-based eating and want to up your game by a notch, this book is for you. You’ll come across exciting and delicious recipes like roasted beer and lime cauliflower tacos, pumpkin chili, grilled peach salsa and more.

Evidence-based Information

6. My Beef with Meat - The healthiest Argument for Eating Plant-strong Diet by Rip Esselstyn

If you are looking for strong reasons to go vegan or want to be convinced that this is the best way to go healthy, My beef with meat is the right choice. The book arms with you evidence on the benefits of plant-based eating that will convince hard-core meat eaters too. The book takes down and clarifies popular myths that you need dairy for strong bones and meat for protein.

7. The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health by T Colin Campbell & Thomas Campbell

This is the holy grail of whole food, plant base vegan books. If you want to cut through misinformation, The China Study is the best resource. The book reveals the link between nutrition and various degenerative diseases that plague us and helps you understand the science behind plant-based eating in plain language. After reading the book, you will change the way you think about food after reading this book.

8. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Dr. Michael Greger

Do you have a family history of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or cancer? If yes, this is the book that teaches you what to eat to prevent and reduce the risk of such diseases. The author of this book Dr. Greger reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind and diet and disease prevention. A fantastic read and you’ll thank yourself for adopting a vegan lifestyle after reading this book.

9. Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition the Complete Reference to Plant-based Nutrition by Brenda Davis

The book answers the most common questions surrounding nutrients like protein, calcium, vegan pregnancy, and vegan athleticism. The information is backed up by many studies and is clear and concise. It is a handy reference throughout your vegan journey.

10. Happy Vegan: by Russell Simmons

I really enjoy this anecdotal book. Russell took us on a culinary, cultural journey from childhood to the height of hip-hop career. He was honest and real. This is a must read.

Transitioning to veganism may seem daunting, but these books will help you through it. Let us know in the comments below what are some of your favorite vegan books.