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The Best Healthy Vegetarian Diet Cookbooks

Updated on October 15, 2010

Cooking Vegetarian Meals

Whether you're a vegetarian or you want to implement a new style of cooking into your diet, you should really consider a good vegetarian cookbook. There are many to choose from, ranging from simple meals, low ingredient recipes, family recipes, slow cooker vegetarian recipes, vegetarian desserts, and more.

Vegetarian recipes and meals are much healthier, but many people are scared to try them with the meat substitutes and the lack of real meat being in a typical meat-based meal, like spaghetti or chili. If you cook the meal right, and you add the right ingredients, everyone will love the recipes.

When you're digging through your old cookbooks, looking for a good vegetarian dish, you may be limited. What you want to do, is to buy a pure vegetarian cookbook that will be packed with tested and proven vegetarian recipes that everyone will love, whether children or adults.

When choosing your new vegetarian cookbook, you may have a hard tiem deciding which one you want, so because it can be a hard decision, I've included five really good vegetarian cookbooks that you should definitely try out. Each has their own benefits, but you'll find that they all have tasty vegetarian meals and recipes.

The Vegetarian Family Cookbook

The author wanted to create a cookbook that contained dishes that everyone in the family will love, which can be hard when you have a family with children in it, as children can be quite the picky eaters at times.

Well, this cookbook solves the problem of picky eaters, as it contains loads of wholesome foods that are attractive to both adults and children. The cookbook contains breakfast recipes, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snack recipes.

The cookbook covers everything from salads to casseroles. The cookbook contains meals such as Quick Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili, Vegetable Upside Down Casserole, Alphabet soup, and other great sandwiches and choices to choose from.

The author helps teach you how to cook with soy as well as includes many whole-grain meals and low-sugar desserts that will keep you and your family healthy.

Quick-Fix Vegetarian: Healthy Home-Cooked Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

Not everyone has all day to slave over the stove to create a healthy meal for the family, so this cookbook contains over 150 recipes that are simple and easy. You'll find that the recipes in thie book are quick to prepare.

This is a great option for single parents, students, and everyone in-between who needs to be able to make quick and simple meals that are healthy.

You'll find plenty of meat substitutes and recipes for tasty vegetarian meals.

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food

The author of this vegetarian cookbook included new ways to cook the same ole vegetables. He included over 2,000 great vegetarian recipes that will definitely be loved by anyone who tries them.

The recipes exhibit variety and meat substitutes.

The author includes different methods and various recipes for the same basic meal, so that if one doesn't really suit your fancy you have a few others to choose from. For example, there are 5 different ways to cook coconut rice and 6 different spreads for Bruschetta.

The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook: 350 Essential Recipes for Inspired Everyday Eating

If you love Italian food, or maybe you are Italian, it can be hard to give up the meaty meals that you may love, but with this vegetarian cookbook, you will find new ways to prepare the strong flavors of Italian cooking.

There are over 350 vegetarian recipes in this cookbook, which include 140 vegetarian pasta recipes.

The author considers himself semi-vegetarian, so you may find a few recipes that may contain meat.

The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet

This is another great vegetarian cookbook for those who don't have as much time as they'd like to spend cooking a healthy meal. This cookbook contains recipes for meals and plates that contain 5 or fewer ingredients.

This vegetarian cookbook contains recipes that include tofu and soy. You'll even find that with each vegetarian recipe in the book, there is a nutritional breakdown for the proteins, calories, carbohydrates, cholesterol, and sodium.

There are many chapters to browse through, and tons of great recipes to try. Whether you're looking for a pasta dish, taco recipe, or a wrap or sandwich idea, this book has tasty recipes.

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    • applejuic3 profile image

      applejuic3 

      7 years ago from San Diego, CA

      My fiance and I are still making an adjustment to eating primarily vegetarian meals. Our goal is to eliminate red meat and pork completely.

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR

      Whitney 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      That is your choice. I wouldn't feel bad. I'm not necessarily a vegan, but I am a semi-vegetarian. I don't eat red meat or pork.

    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I am a vegetarian and love your hub. I recently recieved a nasty comment from another hubber who says that I am neurotic because I am a vegan and do not eat meat. He believes all vegans have "mental problems". He actually attacked me, just because I don't eat meat. I felt bad at first. I do not feel bad now. Thanks

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      It sounds great and I had vegetarian food in India and it is really fulfilling. Back in England I can't myself to be totally without meat.

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