Thursday, October 06, 2011

Healthy Eats

In honor of the film Forks over Knives that we will be showing tonight, we offer you a list of cookbooks to jumpstart your healthy diet. Are we leaving out one of your favorites? Comment and let us know.

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

You may know Ms. Silverstone best from her Clueless character, but in this informative book she Addresses the nutritional concerns faced by many who are new to plant-based, vegetarian diets and shows how to cover every nutritional base, from protein to calcium and beyond. Features irresistibly delicious food that satisfies on every level --including amazing desserts to keep the most stubborn sweet tooth happy.

21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Dr. Neil Barnard

Last spring, we were fortunate to have Dr. Barnard as a guest speaker at our library. If you missed out, read his amazing book that focuses on eating as a healthy lifestyle choice. This title covers metabollically active foods, foods that tame appetite demons, cardioprotection, and an abundance of recipe ideas.

Eating Animals by Jonathon Safran Foer
Mr. Foer has been a powerful voice among America's young fiction writers. This is his first book of nonfiction, which he states he was compelled to write once he was a father. In it, he exposes common misconceptions about how animals are slaughtered and processed for food, drawing on sources from ranging from popular culture to national tradition to reveal how the meat industry misrepresents its practices..

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