There is no more wondering, our diet absolutely affects the health and function of mind and body. Our body is the result of years of either healthy or unhealthy eating. When we fill ourselves with high sugars, bad fats, and nutrient-void foods, our bodies will start getting weak and ill. This information is not new, yet many seem to gloss over this info, hoping it doesn’t affect them. But for those who are done with being sick and tired, there are resources that can put them on the path to a more vibrant life. Two new wholefood cookbooks have been released and they share an abundance of recipes and advice that will help you get the nutrients your body needs to heal and thrive.
Transitioning to a plant-based diet might be rough on some, so the Modern Flexitarian share tips on how to add healthy recipes to your existing diet plan. So what is a flexitarian? They are people who generally eat a vegetarian diet, but every now and then, include meat, fish, dairy, and eggs in their diet. But, for those who are looking to transition into a more plant-based diet, this book is a great option with over 100 vegan and vegetarian recipes. Modern Flexitarian is divided into eleven chapters:
- Beginning a Flexitarian Diet
- Snacks, Dips and Light Bites
- Burgers, Tacos and Wraps
- Soups and Stews
- Curries and Stir-Fries
- Baked Dishes and Casseroles
- Pasta and Grains
The first chapter, Beginning a Flexitarian Diet, shares how to make this way of eating successful. It stresses the health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits. It walks you through the five food groups and which vitamins and minerals are essential for our bodies. Simple swaps will educate you on substituting animal foods for plant-based ingredients. Did you know that you can use chia or flax seeds as an egg substitute? There is lots of beneficial information in this chapter.
Each of the chapters shares a variety of recipes that can be made with easy to find ingredients. The recipes are accompanied by a full-color photo and they offer advice on how to convert them to vegan or how to add an animal protein. All the guesswork has been removed so you can use any recipe, any time.
Some of the included recipes you can make are Roasted Tomato and Chickpea Frittata, Raw Energy Bars, Shirataki and Shrimp Summer Rolls, Black-Eyed Pea Sliders with Pico de Gallo, Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad, Tomato Miso Ramen, and Strawberry Polenta Shortcakes. There is something for every meal of the day and for everyone’s taste buds.
The Healthspan Solution
The Healthspan Solution will help you increase your lifespan and optimize your health with over 100 plant-based recipes. The cook is divided into 9 chapters –
- Our Broken Plate
- Defining Healthspan
- Healthspan Habits
- Flavors, Fallacies and Food Fantasies
- Sauces and Seasoning
The first four chapters are educational. They get right to the core of our health conditions worldwide and how we can make changes. Readers will be educated on why our health-care is in crisis, counting calories, culinary deprivation and adjusting to a new normal – a new lifestyle with plant-based foods. The next chapter discusses how we age and the genetic mechanics behind it. Healthspan Habits discusses 10 major habits that will have a significant effect on our lifespan. It considers all the food groups, phytonutrients, essential nutrients, fiber, food triangle, staying active, creating mindful moments and other health practices that will extend our life. These chapters are well worth the read and will inspire you to make healthier choices.
The rest of this cookbook features scrumptious wholefood recipes that are created with vibrant and nutrient-rich ingredients that will feed our bodies and extend our lives. Most of the recipes include a full-color photo and offer tips and notes to change up the recipe or improve prep time.
You and your family can indulge in a variety of healthy recipes that not only improve your health, but taste good and are fun to make. These include Garlicky Ginger Zoodles, Cape Cod Apple-Cannellini Bean Salad, Taco Casserole, Mango Berry Mint Bowl, Cashew Parmesan, and so much more. Plant-based recipes are not new, but they are paving the way of the future to health and longevity.
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