Up Your Veggies

Flexitarian Recipes for the Whole Family

By (author) Toby Amidor MS, RD, CDN, FAND
Categories: Cooking
Publisher: Robert Rose
Paperback : 9780778807131, 208 pages, September 2023


How many times have you heard a parent tell their kids to eat their veggies? Kids aren't the only problem though: in the United States, only 1 in 10 adults meet the daily recommended vegetable intake while in Canada it's just 3 in 10 adults. In fact, bestselling author and award-winning dietitian Toby Amidor has been telling her clients to "up their veggies" for years!

Whether you're a vegetarian, flexitarian or just looking to eat more plants, Toby wants to help you overcome common barriers like taste, cost and time, in order to eat more vegetables. They can help provide your body with the nutrition it needs to thrive and help lower the risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

In this cookbook you will find 100 delicious plant-forward recipes that you can personalize to your liking. Looking to serve yourself chicken but add a plant-based protein for a family member? Toby provides simple swaps to make sure everyone at the table is happy. She also keeps cooking time, budget and accessibility in mind. Recipes range from appetizers to bowls and include Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Dip, Speedy Vegetable Soup, Kale and Sweet Potato Salad with Shredded Chicken and Poached Egg Superfood Bowl.

Up Your Veggies is truly a celebration of vegetables -- their delicious flavors, gorgeous colors, and important contributions to overall health.