Want To Go Plant-Based? The Library Has Materials for You!

Ellen Staff Image

Logo shows the words "For Adults" in center surrounded by stars. The words "Staff Picks" appears in the lower right corner. A thumbs-up appears in the lower left corner and a CLP symbol appears in the upper right corner.

Have you been considering going plant-based to improve your health/immunity, save some animals and help the planet? A lot of people are checking out the various options available to them these days.

I was never a big meat eater and shortly after I married my husband, I surprised him by becoming a vegetarian.  After raising two healthy boys as vegetarians, my eldest decided to go vegan and I began following a vegan diet as well.

I’ve been eating a plant-based diet for 30 years now and I am still learning new and innovative ways to cook delicious dishes for my entire family. Whether you want to start slowly by incorporating a few additional vegetables, fruits, nuts or legumes into your daily life, or you are interested in becoming a vegetarian or vegan, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has a virtual garden full of materials to help get you started.

You can sign up for a free library card here. If you are new to our eResources, check out these tutorial videos on how to get started.

Looking for a good book, album, movie or TV show? We’re happy to recommend them to you! Use this Personalized Recommendations form to send us some information about what you like and we’ll curate a list just for you.

If you have any additional questions, you can contact a librarian through FacebookInstagram or Twitter. You can also call us at 412-622-3114 or email us at info@carnegielibrary.org.

Living Lively: 80 Plant-Based Recipes to Activate Your Power & Feed Your Potential

Activist, motivational speaker and the youngest Certified Integrative Health Coach in AmericaThomas began her quest for healthy living at the age of 8 when her father was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  Through plantbased recipes developed with help from her mother she was able to reverse her dad’s health and begin her quest to bring better nutrition to underserved and atrisk communities. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

Skinny Bitch--Ultimate Everyday Cookbook

When Kim Barnouin discovered that every ailment she had pointed straight at the food she was consuming she changed her eating habits and discovered that food could heal her. She found her purpose in guiding people to making positive changes through food. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.