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This December, Dr. Michael Greger, the physician behind and the New York Times bestselling book, How Not to Die, along with author Gene Stone (The Engine 2 Diet with Rip Esselstein, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life with Gene Bauer, and others) will release what can be considered a companion piece to his widely popular book: The How Not to Die Cookbook. 

The book will feature over 100 easy-to-make, whole foods, plant-based recipes (recipes that do not use animal products, highly processed or refined foods, and oils) for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and more.

As a strong proponent of a whole foods, plant-based diet, Dr. Greger wrote How Not to Die in order to spread the word about how many chronic diseases such as heart disease, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, and many others may be prevented or even reversed through one’s diet.

When you’re new to plant-based food, learning how to cook without meat, dairy, and eggs can be tough. When you also take oil and other processed foods out of the equation, it can feel like learning how to ride a bicycle without training wheels. The How Not to Die Cookbook makes including whole foods, plant-based meals into your diet easy with familiar recipes such as black bean burgers, whole roasted cauliflower with lemon tahini sauce, roasted vegetable lasagna, and more. The recipes were all created by Robin Robertson, author of more than 20 vegan Cookbooks including the recently released Veganize It!. Each recipe in the cookbook will also include a checklist for Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen, a guide for how many servings from each plant-based food group one should try to eat every day.

The cookbook is set to release on December 5, 2017, but you can pre-order it now by clicking here.

To learn more about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet, read A Whole Foods Vegan Diet: The Ultimate Guide5 Quick Benefits You’ll See By Switching to Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet, and How to Stay Satisfied Throughout the Day on a Plant-Based Diet. For grocery lists, see Plant-Based Grocery Go-To List: 50 Whole Foods to Choose From and How to Eat a Healthy Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet on $50 Per Week.

Lead image source: Dr. Greger