From the authors of the New York Times bestselling Forks Over Knives Plan comes a complete guide to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle for your entire family, with more than 125 delicious kid-friendly recipes and tips for raising a whole-foods-loving child in a junk-food-laden world.
After the trailblazing film Forks Over Knives helped spark a medical and nutritional revolution, more and more people continue to adopt a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. Now, Doctors Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman share those same values for the entire family. Filled with more than 125 quick and easy recipes, helpful tips, and the latest in scientific findings, The Forks Over Knives Family teaches you why whole food, plant-based eating is the best way to keep your family healthy and well-nourished.
With a comprehensive look at every stage of a child’s development, the Forks Over Knives team will help get kids on track to a sustainable, whole foods lifestyle. Beginning with pregnancy, through birth and childhood, and continuing into the teenage years, this guide tackles all the most important topics to keep your children healthy, from dealing with allergies to traveling to sleepovers. The book addresses major obstacles and parenting concerns such as: Are supplements and vitamins necessary? Is my kid eating enough? How can we transition to plant-based living with a house full of kids? What about birthday parties and play dates?
With easy-to-understand tips and tricks for a clean, sustainable lifestyle, The Forks Over Knives Family is the in-depth, go-to guide for the whole household to have healthier, more nutritious lives.
Alona Pulde, MD, is a family practitioner specializing in nutritional and lifestyle medicine in Los Angeles. Alona developed the lifestyle change program used for patients in the film Forks Over Knives, as well as in her clinic, Transition to Health: Medical, Nutrition, and Wellness Center. She is the author of Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole: Your Guide to Optimum Health and The Forks Over Knives Plan.
Matthew Lederman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician specializing in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. He lectures for the eCornell T. Colin Campbell Certificate Program in Plant Based Nutrition and appeared in the films Healing Cancer From the Inside Out and Forks Over Knives. Along with Alona Pulde, he cofounded Transition to Health: Medical, Nutrition, and Wellness Center and coauthored Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole and The Forks Over Knives Plan.
"Read this book! It will improve the health and lives of your kids. And it has great kid-friendly recipes such as chocolate chip pancakes, lentil fries, and mashed potatoes!" —Jay Gordon, MD, Pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
"An informative, nutritionally balanced guide and recipe book so that you can feed your family a plant-based diet that is delicious, cost-effective, and easy." —Mayim Bialik, author of Mayim's Vegan Table
"One of the most wonderful things you can do for your kids is to feed them healthy plant-based foods that they’ll enjoy eating. Forks Over Knives Family shows you how. Highly recommended!" —Dean Ornish, MD, Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
"Forks Over Knives Family serves up delicious, whole food recipes that everyone in your house will enjoy!" —Michelle and Matt, authors of the New York Times bestseller Thug Kitchen
"An essential book to protect the health and future of your family." —Michael Greger, MD FACLM, founder of NutritionFacts.org and author of How Not to Die
"Forks Over Knives Family is refreshingly rational, no-fuss, and practical; it encourages parents to focus on the big picture and find the joy in healthful eating for the family!" —Michelle McMacken, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine
"A must read for anyone with a family or thinking of starting one." —Robert Ostfeld, M.D., Director of Preventive Cardiology at Montefiore Medical Center