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Vegan for Fit Review

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 by in Recipes and Reviews | 2 comments

Lentils with Sunflower Lime Dressing

Hi everyone! I hope your summer is going swimmingly so far! We’ve had lots of rain and flooding here, so it hasn’t been all rainbows and kittens, but overall it’s been an excellent summer break so far. We went to Door County again this year, though we had to move it up due to this little making its arrival soon. It was a little cooler than usual, but we still had a great time and avoided bad weather.

Right when we returned, I had to jet off to Vegas for work, which is much less glamorous than it seems. Anyway, my point to the rambling is that I meant to get to this review many moons ago, but I haven’t been around to do it – so now’s the time!

I was given the opportunity to review the book Vegan for Fit by Attila Hildmann and I’m so glad that I gave this book a read! If you just want to skip to the awesome recipe the publisher so kindly let me share, you can head to the end of this post, but if you are interested in what else the book has to offer, stick around!

Vegan Vegetable Lentils

While I enjoy vegan cookbooks just as much as the next person, I love that this book starts off with more than just recipes. Attila found vegansim while on his own journey to better health and fitness, so his POV is incredibly approachable and comforting. You definitely get a sense that he wants to help his readers improve their quality of life, while enjoying the other benefits that come with a plant-based diet.

The book is based on a 30-day challenge, which isn’t really a new concept when it comes to vegan books, but I think the approach is one that works, so it’s not a sticking point for me. Not only does he challenge you to go 30 days without animal products, but he also challenges you to ditch white flour and sugar, which is an interesting twist.

The author starts out by talking about his own transformation and goes into more detail about the challenges. He then spends some time talking about what you can expect as far as physical and mental changes during the challenge. What I really enjoyed about this book is that after the introductory sections, he focuses on how to set you up for success. With a quick start guide and a ‘Well Prepared from the Beginning’ section, you get all of the information you’ll need to get started off with the challenges on the right foot.

The middle of the book focuses on recipes, which include all meals as well as snacks and drinks. Many of these recipes are unique and really caught my eye. I love the look of the Mushroom Almond Lasagna with Tomato Cream and the Mini Chocolate Coffee Tart looks to die for! I can’t wait to have some time to delve into these recipes a bit more in my own kitchen! Most recipes have easy-to-find ingredients and look very simple to put together. The full-color pictures throughout the book also make my mouth water!

After the recipes the book goes back to discussing your specific goals and then goes a little deeper into what these changes can mean for your life overall. The book ends with success stories, which I think is a great way to wrap up his overall points. Whether you want to lose weight, change your diet, or just get a new perspective on veganism, I think this book is a great buy. If you’re looking for a straight-up cookbook, this isn’t the book for you, but if you want a good mix of recipes, health tips, and motivational stories, then I would definitely pick up a copy for yourself or a friend!

The publisher was kind enough to share a delicious recipe for Vegetable Lentils with Sunflower Lime Pesto – download the pdf below for the recipe along with a beautiful full-color photo.

Vegetable Lentils with Sunflower Lime Pesto

 

Notice: I was provided an electronic copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

  • runcrissierun

    I’m so happy to see your review! I just posted mine yesterday 🙂

    • Just checked yours out – I definitely agree on a lot of points you bring up, especially about the nut butters and the unfamiliar ingredients. Thanks for stopping by!

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