SparkPeople Releases e-Book "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople: The No-Stress, No-Guilt Way to Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet"

Written by bestselling author Stepfanie Romine, "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople" offers 122 simple, delicious vegan recipes, plus tips, tricks and information to help anyone interested in adding more meatless meals to their diet.

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Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) February 27, 2012

Today, SparkPeople.com, America's largest diet and fitness website and home to one of America's largest healthy recipe sites, SparkRecipes.com, announced the release of the e-book, "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople:The No-Stress, No-Guilt Way to Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet".

Authored by Stepfanie Romine, editor of SparkRecipes.com and co-author of the bestseller, "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight" (Hay House, October 2011), along with experts and members of SparkPeople.com, "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople" offers 122 simple, delicious vegan recipes, plus tips, tricks and information to help anyone who's interested in adding more meatless meals to their diet.

While many vegan diet books tout a plant-based diet by scaring people into giving up meat, judging them for continuing to eat cheese, or scolding them for not giving up animal products completely, this book focuses exclusively on the positive aspects of veganism. Like the site that inspired it, "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople" encourages readers to set small goals as a way to gain traction throughout their journey to a healthier lifestyle, not to adopt a specific "diet" that seems complicated and stressful. Drawing on more than 350,000 healthy recipes, SparkPeople provides meal plans and healthy recipes for users with all food preferences.

"If you want to eat plants 100% of the time and get healthy while doing it, I'm thrilled--and this is the book for you," writes Romine. "But if you want to experiment with more meatless meals, learn how to cook for a vegan in your life, or just learn what the heck vegans eat, this book is for you, too."

In addition to the recipes, "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople" includes:

  •      a thorough yet easy-to-understand overview of what vegans eat
  •      the key nutrients vegans need to watch (with tips on how to include them)
  •      a chapter on the basics of vegan baking
  •      tips for omnivores who love vegans
  •      the low-down on going vegan on a budget--how to save time, money and the planet
  •      a 7-day vegan challenge, with two weeklong meal plans (one for beginners and one for established vegans and those who love to cook), shopping lists, and tips to cut down on time spent in the kitchen.

"Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople" (click here to purchase now) also contains success stories of SparkPeople members who improved their health and, in many cases, lost weight, by eating vegan. Among them is Julie, a 42 year-old woman who dropped from 360 pounds to 183, and wiped out depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, high cholesterol and high blood pressure – along with the need for medication for various conditions.    

Most importantly, the almost 300-page e-book proves that eating vegan can be fun, easy, and best of all, delicious. The e-book even shows readers how to enjoy vegan versions of classic comfort foods, such as mac and "cheese," brownies, and mashed potatoes and gravy!

"Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople" is available through Amazon.com; other versions will soon be on sale. Journalists can obtain a free copy by contacting:

Bruce Corwin
bruce(at)sparkpeople(dot)com
484-553-3951

About the Author
Stepfanie Romine is editor of SparkRecipes.com and dailySpark.com, SparkPeople's healthy living blog, where she writes about topics such as cooking, yoga, and stress relief. A vegan and runner, Romine has lived and cooked on three continents. She is a longtime practitioner of Ashtanga yoga and became a certified yoga teacher in 2009. With degrees in French and journalism from Ohio University, Romine started her career in newspapers, first as a copy editor, then as a business reporter, food blogger, and columnist. She joined SparkPeople in 2008, marrying her passions for writing and healthy living. Along with World Master Chef Meg Galvin, Romine is the co-author of "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight" (Hay House, October2001), which was in the Amazon 100 for 25 days.

Romine teaches healthy cooking classes at a local food bank and to young adults with developmental disabilities. Romine also leads a monthly dialogue on vegan cooking and nutrition at Cincinnati's vegan general store, Park + Vine.

About SparkPeople.com
SparkPeople.com is one of the leading diet, fitness and healthy living destinations on the web, with more than 12 million members; free weight loss, nutrition, and fitness tracking tools; and a positive community of people who are committed to reaching their goals and supporting one another along the way. SparkPeople combines the science of nutrition and fitness with the science of motivation and the power of social networking. The company has seven websites, including SparkRecipes.com, which has more than 350,000 delicious, healthy recipes.

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