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Meatless: Transform the Way You Eat and Live--One Meal at a Time

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Countless people are now cutting back on meat by enjoying more plant-based meals-to look and feel better, have a lighter eco-footprint, or to help animals. If you want to eat less meat and dairy without giving them up entirely, Meat Less offers concrete rationale and easy steps for reducing animal products. Kristie Middleton, senior food policy director for The Humane Soc ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Da Capo Lifelong Books
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Muriel
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Perfect book for someone considering making changes to their diet to be more healthy or because their health depends on it. This isn't a preachy or a pushy book about going meatless. Instead the book encourages healthier eating habits and ways to make plant based diet changes. The book shows that not eating meat doesn't have to be all or nothing. Many do meatless Mondays, no meat before 6pm, or just reduce the amount of meat eaten through the week. The book is part information and part instructi ...more
Shannon D'Arpino
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and even think I will buy it because of the yummy recipes that are offered in the back. I have been a limited meat eater most of my life because of stomach problems, and have been throwing around the idea of converting to a less meat life and this book was just enough encouragement for me to move forward with my wishes. Of course, some of the information is painful to read, but it's even more painful to see what effects animal products have on our environment. The info ...more
Vantine
Very much aimed at those looking for an into to vegetarian or vegan eating. Suggests intermediary steps which is refreshing and helpful.
Holly
Dec 27, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a good solid book if you're thinking about reducing the amount of animal-based food in your diet. Written by a well-educated and informed author, the book puts forth many coherent reasons for us all to shift towards plant-based meals. Presented in a very non-judgmental manner, Middleton provides evidence from a variety of perspectives on why a plant-based diet makes sense. Using examples of how reducing meat is a positive step (e.g., environmental aspects, health goals, treatment of anim ...more
Helena Echlin
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you thought “vegetarian,” meant “lentil slop” or, God forbid, raw tofu, then this book will blow your mind. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to eat less meat but finds it hard to conceptualize a meal that doesn’t center on a hunk of protein. It’s not a scary vegan rant about the horrors of gestation crates. It’s a funny and compulsively readable explanation of why you should eat less meat (in case you didn’t already know). Yes, that’s right – “less meat.” Middleton doesn’t expect ...more
Sabrina Bright
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a real eye opener. I've been wanting/needing to get healthier for a while and this book has some great insights. The author has great points, gives great advice, but is not pushy or preachy. I really enjoy the message than you don't have to give up all meat, just begin to make better choices overall and try to eat less meat. Overall I highly recommend this book!
JSter
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a gem. If you're ready to make some dietary changes for better health or environmental/animal reasons, but going vegan seems too extreme, this is the book for you. On the other hand, if you're ready to take the vegan plunge, you'll also find good guidance here! This lean book is a quick read, packed with loads of information (including substitutions and amazing recipes--those bowls!!), but delivered in the author's own personal voice. It's not preachy or judgmental, and you walk awa ...more
Ling Chung
Mar 09, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 star.

The front portion was good. It reminded me of a simplified version of select chapters out of Omnivore's Dilemma. I found Meat-Less easier to digest because the author wrote in simple language. Educational.

But the latter chapters weren't as strong. Some of the plant-based food replacements that the author suggested are extremely processed-carbs heavy. If you're reading this book to pick up healthy eating habits, I suggest Darya Rose's Foodist instead.
❇Critterbee
Feb 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbook, netgalley
While full of important information, the content is quite devastating, and by the time you reach the recipes over 100 pages in, you find yourself mentally exhausted. The recipes are meat free, which I appreciate, having not eaten meat since I was 12, and seem serviceable, but a little familiar, and I was not really inspired.

I admire the author a lot for her passion. I thought she wrote very well. Having harrowing descriptions of animal treatment in the same book with recipes is unsettling.

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Shelves: nonfiction
I got this book primarily for the meatless recipes in the second half of the book. As I'm looking to cook more vegetarian recipes as opposed to going totally vegan, I don't have a lot of the milk or egg substitutes in my pantry. That said, I did get a couple of good entree ideas. The first half of the book gives a lot of great reasons to reduce or eliminate animal product consumption, and I especially appreciated the sections on the health benefits of going meatless and her ideas for meat substi ...more
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