Vegan Weight Loss Manifesto: An 8-Week Plan to Change Your Mindset, Lose Weight and Thrive

Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler. Page Street, $21.99 trade paper (192p) ISBN 978-1-62414-380-9
Fajkusova and Lefler of the Active Vegetarian blog debut with this solid beginner’s guide to veganism and weight loss. This manifesto urges readers to make a complete kitchen overhaul and presents an eight-week plan focused on developing healthy habits. Fajkusova and Lefler divide each week into three achievable assignments in fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle. Recipes include, for breakfast, overnight maple walnut oats as well as scrambled tempeh and greens; mains include African stew with lentils, kale, and yams, and a slow cooker chickpea ratatouille. While there are some standout recipes (hummus soup, chickpea salad sandwich, and Mamma J’s Lazy Cabbage Rolls), some are simply average, such as a portobello burger. One recipe repurposes a lime carrot salad from earlier in the book by wrapping it in collard greens. Fajkusova and Lefler’s eight-week plan is worth the read,and their recipes are a perfect entry point for those eager to start new eating habits. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 12/11/2017
Release date: 12/19/2017
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