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Thrive Foods

Choose from a variety of plant-based foods with this cookbook.

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  • Established: 2011
  • Founder: Brendan Brazier
  • Accessibility: Book
  • Diet Type: Plant-based eating
  • Gender: Male and female
BACKGROUND

Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health is a new cookbook by Brendan Brazier that encourages plant-based eating for better overall health. Some of the benefits of eating this type of diet include an increase in energy, better sleep and fewer cravings for sugar and salt. Brendan Brazier is a professional triathlete, author and speaker. He advocates that eating a vegan diet is better for your body and for the planet. Thrive Foods features the nutrient –to-resource ratio which showcases the amount of each natural resource that goes into food production in exchange for the amount of nutrients that food offers. The goal for the recipes within this book is to find those that have a high level of health boosting benefits, without using a lot of natural resources. Thrive Foods does contain 200 different recipes including some from restaurants and chefs.

PRO
  • Includes 200 healthy recipes
  • Allows you to get all of the nutrients your body needs
  • Some recipes come from chefs
  • Recipes are easy to prepare
  • Several recipes use various super foods
  • Recipes avoid ingredients that may cause allergies
CON
  • Promotes the vegan diet as the only way to be healthy
DIET and NUTRITION

Thrive Foods focuses completely on a vegan diet and promotes it as the best way to get healthy. There are several chapters outlining nutrition, resources and how to get both health and environmental solutions through food before you ever get to the recipes in the book. There are 200 different recipes included in this cookbook, and all of them provide helpful nutrients for the body and are easy to prepare. If you have allergies to certain foods like yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy or corn, those foods are avoided. There are some super foods contained within many of the recipes including maca, chia, hemp and chlorella. Whether you’re looking for a special drink, salad, soup, side dish, breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert recipe, this book includes something for everyone. Some of the recipes you will find in the book are:

  • New Potato Pancakes
  • Wild Rice Yam Pancakes
  • Chinese Chopped Salad
  • Cream of Asparagus Soup
  • Chilled Carrot Ginger Soup
  • Spaghetti Squash with Three-Step Marinara
  • Black Bean Sliders
  • Mashed Potatoes and Turnips
  • Mint Chip Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Chip – Maple Maca Ice Cream
EXERCISE

Although Thrive Foods does not outline a specific exercise program for you to use, exercise is mentioned several times within the book. You are told what types of foods you can use to combat different stresses and other issues along with exercise.

CONCLUSION

Thrive Foods offers plenty of vegan recipes along with some knowledge about nutrition. Those who are vegan or working on switching to a completely plant-based diet can benefit from this book. It can even be helpful for those that may want to incorporate some vegan meals into their diet.

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