Books on going vegan and vegan nutrition

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by Virginia Messina with Jl Fields

My go-to resource on vegan nutrition for women by my favorite registered dietitian. It introduces the plant plate, a vegan version of the food pyramid (which I literally have framed in my kitchen), and answers every vegan question that concerns health and nutrition on a plant-based diet for women.

by Jack Norris and Virginia Messina

A great book on vegan nutrition, nutritional requirements and sources and all your nutrient related questions answered by two amazing registered dietitians.

by Alicia Silverstone

My favorite book on going vegan. This book, and Alicia's kind and understanding words changed my life. Read more about her book in our post on it here.

by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

A comprehensive look at transitioning into a vegan diet with a large focus on vegan nutrition by registered dietitians. Also available in its express edition.

by John Robbins

An amazing read that tells us all about how a vegan diet can change our health, planet and save animals and why we haven't heard any of this before by health professionals or government. Amazing read!

by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

The perfect ABC 123 guide to transitioning to a vegan diet, by an inspiring and incredible writer.

by Carol J Adams, Patti Breitman and Virginia Messina MPH, RD

The perfect book for people over 50 who want to embrace a plant-based lifestyle, make it simple, doable and get the best nutrition possible.

by Kathy Freston

By one of the most approachable and relatable vegan authors, a new guide for young adults to help them make the transition into a vegan diet, with 70 simple and easy to make recipes.

by Victoria Moran

A super relatable and practical book by one of my favorite authors. She takes you by the hand through everything you need to know about vegan diets no matter where you are right now.

by Elizabeth Castoria

A quick reference guide with lots of infographics with tips, tricks and lots of information on being vegan.

by Kathy Freston

A great book to read when you're starting on your vegan path. Written by one of my favorite vegans and a New York Times Bestselling author.

by Dr. Melanie Joy

An amazing read about the concept of carnism and the psychology behind our habits (why we love some animals but eat others). Am incredible concept and writer.

by Karen Dawn

A fun yet very complete look at the way we treat animals and what we can do about it. Written in a fun and illustrated way with Bizarro cartoons filling its pages. Makes for a great coffee table book for any animal activist but is packed with information.

Our favorite vegan cookbooks

by Miyoko Schinner

by Heather Bell and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods

by Miyoko Schinner

by Angela Liddon

by Leilana Two Moons

by Gena Hamshaw

by Brian L Patton (aka The Sexy Vegan)

by Brian L Patton(aka The Sexy Vegan)

by Robin Robertson

by Wes Allison and Stephanie Bogdanich

by Alicia Silverstone

by Angela Liddon

by Ella Woodward

by Ella Woodward

by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

by Kristy Turner

by Colleen Patrick Goudreau

by Colleen Patrick Goudreau

by Chloe Coscarelli

by Chloe Coscarelli

by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero

We will continue to add more as we encounter them. Feel free to mention all of your favorites in the comments below!