It's no secret. Switching to a plant-based diet is one of the best ways you can help the environment as an individual. The problem is, cutting out meat and dairy can be quite daunting. For any meat-eater, you might even think a plant-based diet is monotonous, lacking in protein, and well, boring.
But you'd be wrong. Very wrong!
Just like any change, it's not always easy. But the one thing you can rely on is that it will be rewarding, both for your health and the health of the planet. And just like with anything in life, getting help and advice from people who've been there has been absolutely key to making the switch, and sticking to it.
So - as we are far from experts in this field - we've compiled a list of great recipe books that have helped inspire and motivate us as we've moved towards a plant-based lifestyle.
Don't forget, we're making it even easier for you to make the switch with great discounts on brands offering vegan goodies, like 10 % off delicious Doisy & Dam chocolate, and 10% of the mouth-watering pizzas over at One Planet Pizza.
Back to the recipe books....
The vegan chef duo Henry and Ian started BOSH! to show everyone just how easy it is to eat more plants as part of their diet. Now, they've got a whole host of recipe books to help you out. One was the first vegan cookbook to ever reach the Number 1 spot of the Sunday Times Bestsellers List.
With a breakdown of nutrition information at the back, we love BOSH! The Cookbook, which is packed with all kinds of great meals and desserts, from Creamy Mac and Greens to Spanish Beach Churros. And, don't worry, everything is made with ingredients you can find in your local supermarket.
This is one busy woman, with cookbooks, snacks, podcasts and even a deli in London all helping people get more plants into their diet.
She's got a range of recipe books out now with some focusing on the everyday meals, and others on parties or smoothies. We personally love her debut book, with recipes like Mexican Quinoa Bowl and Gnocchi with Pea Pesto. With another due to come out in August, she seems to be an endless fountain of recipes, each and everyone plant-based and meat-free.
Still not sure? We get it, it's a big decision to make. This is the perfect cookbook to help you introduce vegan meals into your diet slowly. It's full of delicious, easy recipes to show you just how great a plant-based diet while also making a fantastic impact on your health. It won't scare you off with how to make your own milk and cheese, and it won't overwhelm you with new ingredients and techniques. It also covers why going part-time can be a great decision, using sustainably, responsibly sourced meat and fish.