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High-Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners

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I really liked High-Protein plants based Diet for Beginners, by Maya A. Howard. The book is perfect for people interested in eating a plant based diet. The recipes are easy and the tips and information about the ingredients are helpful.

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While I wouldn't call myself a vegetarian nor vegan, my diet is heavily based on plant-forward nutrients, so when I heard about High-Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners, I couldn't wait to read. Well, this book does not disappoint.

This book is very well-organized and straight-forward, and yes, beginner-friendly if you're new to plant-based diet. It gives you a 4-week meal plan with easy instructions and grocery lists - simple and easy recipes, they can be modified the way you want, the emphasis is on high protein, and the end results are great! The only thing is I wish the book had more pictures. The author, Maya A. Howard, did a wonderful job of putting together tasty recipes with great information. This book is a keeper!

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Very creative recipes. Lots of ideas on how to get more protein in your diet with out meat. Nice photos. I’m sure I’ll be making some of the recipes.

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i am the worst with meal planning or finding things that are healthy and fill me up. i feel like this is the perfect beginner guide to learning how to eat better and live a healthier life with good tasting meals. i cannot wait to follow this 4-week meal plan and i even love that it includes spots to eat leftovers so food does not go to waste. love this!

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I think the most beneficial part of this book is the "4 week meal plan designed to teach you how to meet daily protein requirements." In the NetGalley version, this includes links to the recipes. This is an extremely user friendly guide in how to eat healthfully.

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Great for a beginner for sure! Ive been vegan 9 years at this point so most this stuff it basic beginner recipes i used similarly when i was first going vegan.

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Maya A. Howard and Ariel Warren's "High-Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners" offers a comprehensive guide to transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, focusing on optimal protein sources, quick and easy recipes, and a 4-week meal plan. While the book provides valuable information and recipes for those looking to embrace plant-based eating, it may not fully meet the expectations of all readers.

The book begins by addressing a common concern among beginners to plant-based eating: obtaining sufficient protein from plant sources. Howard and Warren provide a helpful guide on identifying high-protein plant foods and offer tips on combining ingredients for complete protein meals. The inclusion of a 4-week meal plan with accompanying grocery lists and prep instructions adds practicality to the transition process.

However, some aspects of the book may pose challenges for certain readers. The recipes tend to lean towards high-carb options and require specialty ingredients like chia seeds and spirulina, which may not be readily available or affordable for everyone. Additionally, the emphasis on health-focused, "eat-to-live" cuisine may not appeal to those seeking more indulgent or familiar flavors.

While the book offers nutritional information for each recipe and includes some color photos, more visual inspiration may enhance the overall appeal. Furthermore, the extensive information on kitchen utensils and ingredients may be overwhelming for beginners looking for a simpler approach to plant-based cooking.

Overall, "High-Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners" serves as a useful resource for individuals interested in adopting a plant-based lifestyle, particularly those seeking health-focused recipes and meal plans. While it may not cater to every dietary preference or budget constraint, it offers a valuable starting point for those looking to explore the benefits of plant-based eating.

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This is more than a recipe book, it is filled with great tips, tricks, conversions and even a four week meal plan! I especially love the budget friendly recipes. This is a fantastic book to have in your arsenal, the recipes look easy to follow and sound utterly delicious I can’t wait to try some.
Thank you NetGalley & Zeitgeist for the opportunity to review this book.

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For those who struggle with meal plans and prep, this will be a great addition to your recipe collection. Maya takes you through 4 weeks of meal planning, so that you are prepared for four weeks in advanced.

I particularly liked the list of plant based sources and protein content. Maya does advise that due to brands etc that the protein content may vary and this is an approximation of protein content, however, for a general overview of protein to the source, it is highly useful. I do think it could be improved by including ml with cup measurements, however, other recipe books and online recipes normally use one or the other.

There are lots of different combinations here to try and this would be a great book for those struggling with the hassle of what to make/cook. There are a variety of recipes here for all meals, breakfast, snacks, main meals etc - so for a vegan diet, or just vegan recipes, this is a handy addition to any kitchen.

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I eat a mostly plant-based diet and also weight train, so this is an excellent resource for maximizing my protein intake. Thank you to the publisher for the ARC!

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Veganuary may almost be over, but hopefully for many, your journey to veganism is just at the beginning. You’ve probably found many foods you like, and a few you dislike by now. You may be starting to feel comfortable with it now, and looking for ways to improve and change your meal plans. Perhaps you’re just looking for some more recipes. Are you looking to follow a high protein plant-based diet?

No doubt over the last few weeks you’ve been asked, “But where do you get your protein from?” more than once. The simple answer is of course, from plants! Plants are optimal protein sources, and yes, it is entirely possible to get your daily protein requirements exclusively from plants.

A guide to Plant Protein

High-Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners is an essential guide to optimal whole-food, plant-based protein sources, prep and cooking tips, and a 4-week meal plan for a manageable transition.

This delightful book from Maya A. Howard includes:

• A beginner’s guide to plant protein, including a handy chart showing the highest-protein plant foods and a short tutorial on how to pair ingredients for a complete protein meal.

• Quick and easy recipes featuring high-protein options for every meal of the day (even snacks and desserts!), like Banana Oatmeal Bake, Sweet Potato Chia Pancakes, Chickpea Tortilla Soup, Kale Pesto Zucchini Linguini, Pineapple Fried Rice, Watermelon Poke Bowl, and Black Bean Fudge Brownies.

• An easy-to-follow 4-week meal plan, complete with helpful grocery lists and step-by-step prepping instructions that takes the guesswork out of your first four weeks.

Facts & Numbers

One of the things I love most about this book is the wealth of facts and numbers. Listings of protein values in numerous nuts, beans, fruits, vegetables and grains. It’s hard to argue with this kind of information, and it’s right there in front of you. A very easy way to see that you truly can follow a high protein plant-based diet without missing out on vital nutrition.

Meal Planning

Whilst I don’t often meal plan myself, it’s very useful when you’re starting out with new eating habits. The meal plans include everything from shopping lists, to recipes and preparation steps.

I’m really impressed with the simplicity of each recipe. The shopping lists are an absolute winner. Each recipe also clearly shows the time required and equipment needed. The author has kept everything nice and simple.

Each recipe is listed so you can dip in and out of your favourites once you’ve finished your one month plan. The Chia Berry Parfait is probably my favourite of the breakfast recipes, as it is also perfect as a dessert or sweet treat.

Not just for Beginners

Having been vegan for more than a decade, I am far from a beginner. However, I absolutely love this book. It’s packed full of valuable nutritional information, cooking tips and simple recipes. Everyone needs new guidance from time to time, and this is the perfect resource for beginners and vegan veterans alike.

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I am in favor of any accessible vegan book, and this is one. It's hard to review the ebook because it lacks pictures. The recipes seem easy enough, and I appreciate the meal plan. Mean planning can be hard for anyone, beginner or not. I also like the fact that this focuses on protein, as many traditional eaters worry that if they go vegan they'll immediately shrivel up and keel over.

Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.

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I learned a lot from this book. My daughter has recently stopped eating meat and I am worried about her protein consumption. Because of this book I will be trying hemp hearts, chia seeds and spirulina.

My only negative is this some of the pictures did not load for me so parts were hard to follow.

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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High-Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners is a practical and informative guide for anyone who wants to adopt a plant-based diet without compromising on their protein intake. The authors, Maya A. Howard and Ariel Warren, are both experts in nutrition and wellness, and they share their knowledge and tips on how to get enough protein from plants, how to prepare and cook high-protein plant foods, and how to plan balanced and delicious meals.

The book begins with a beginner's guide containing meal-prepping tips and tricks to make the transition to a plant-based lifestyle easier. It also includes 4 weeks of meal plans with grocery lists and prepping instructions. The meal plans are realistic, utilizing leftovers which makes preparing fresh and healthy meals less onerous. I liked that the Kindle version has a comprehensive table of contents to locate each recipe easily with a click, and the meal plans also embedded links for easy access. I particularly liked the one-bowl meals like the Plant-Based Nourish Bowl and Bountiful Brekkie Bowl. The only drawback was the e-book doesn't have a photo for every meal (at least not on my Kindle version) and I am someone who uses the visuals of the photo when deciding to try a new recipe.

With over 50 easy and tasty recipes for every time of day, such as Banana Oatmeal Bake, Kale Pesto Zucchini Linguini, and Black Bean Fudge Brownies, it would have something to offer to experienced vegans who want to boost their protein intake and diversify their dishes. The book is also helpful for people who have health concerns or goals, such as diabetes, weight management, or athletic performance, as the authors explain how plant protein can benefit different aspects of health and wellness.

High-Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners is a comprehensive and enjoyable resource for anyone who wants to eat more plants and less animal products while still meeting their protein needs -- something I have been trying to incorporate these past few years.

This was an ARC review for NetGalley.

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Excellent! A comprehensive guide to whole food plant based nutrition. High Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners by Maya A. Howard is great resource for anyone wanting to follow a whole food plant based diet. From the basics of getting started, meal plans with shopping lists to recipes Maya is thorough without overwhelming the reader. I highly recommend for beginners or anyone seeking whole food plant based inspiration.

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This cookbook is a culinary treasure! The recipes are not only easy to follow but also yield delicious results. The diverse range of dishes caters to various tastes, making it a go-to guide for both novice and experienced cooks. The vibrant photos add an extra layer of inspiration, making this cookbook a delightful addition to any kitchen.

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I have been a vegan for many years now so the recipes weren't all too adventurous but they are perfect for those starting to follow a plant based diet. I liked the introduction which explains the science of protein in the diet. It's written in an informative yey accessible way. I'd like there to be more pictures of the recipes, but that's because I'm influenced/persuaded by what food looks like.

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I'll be honest< I was looking to start this diet but learned a lot about vegetable proteins and how to make a meatless meal plan work. I love that the author added a meal planning calendar and steps to pre-prep meals. The recipes seem easy to follow. I just wish there were more pictures. We first eat with our eyes and cookbooks should play to that.

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This is a great cookbook for beginners like me who is eating more plant based meals and also trying to meet my daily protein target. I like the diverse recipes and the meal plan suggestions. This was a bit text heavy and would have enjoyed more photos of the recipes.

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There is something about this book that transcends others of its ilk.. The author briefly shares her personal story in a way that gives the reader insight into her experiences and credibility for the subject at hand. Clearly she knows the pitfalls we newbies face and gently guides us through the confusing information flooding the media. Going WFPB doesn't need to be difficult or conspicuous. It's not the latest diet craze meant to deliver us to that perfect weight... for a time. There is something gentle and empathetic about this author's delivery. The recipes are achievable with simple ingredients and limited skills. I enjoy their appearance and taste, but mostly, I enjoy how I feel living this way! Thank You Maya Howard.

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