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Whole Foods Market has long been synonymous with high-quality and healthy ingredients. Now, John Mackey, CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market, has teamed up with nutritional experts and leading chefs to create a cookbook inspired by these values. They know that cooking food yourself is the secret to changing your diet and sustaining a new lifestyle, and are sharing their favorite recipes that celebrate nutrient-rich, health-promoting whole plant foods.
The Whole Foods Cookbook philosophy starts with the basic tenet that the most important dietary change you can make is to eat more fruits and vegetables. To help you navigate the nebulous world of healthy eating, the authors have written a clear and friendly introductory summary of the Whole Foods Diet's principles, the essential 8 foods to eat, tips on setting up a stress-free kitchen, and more. You'll also find specific guides on cooking beans and grains, building flavors, and impressive techniques like sautéing without oil and roasting to add layers of flavor. But most tantalizing are their 120 recipes covering breakfast, smoothies, entrees, pastas, pizzas, healthy desserts, and more.
The ultimate goal of THE WHOLE FOODS COOKBOOK is to change your habits around eating and preparing food. In the midst of our busy lives, the last thing most of us need is an overly complicated diet. Get the basics right, learn to cook a few meals you love, and eat plenty of them. Once you become accustomed to the whole foods, plant-based lifestyle, you'll quickly gain the confidence to create your own delicious variations.
About the Author
John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer to a $16 billion Fortune 500 company, now owned by Amazon. He is the co-author of The Whole Foods Diet and Capitalism, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
Alona Pulde, MD, is a board-certified practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Family Medicine Physician specializing in nutrition and lifestyle medicine, integrating the best of both fields into her practice. She was featured in the popular documentary Forks Over Knives, developed the Lifestyle Change Program used for patients in the film, and co-authored the New York Times bestsellers The Forks Over Knives Plan as well as Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole and The Whole Foods Diet.
Matthew Lederman, MD, is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician with an avid interest in the field of nutrition and lifestyle medicine. He was featured in the popular 2011 documentary Forks Over Knives and co-authored the New York Times bestsellers The Forks Over Knives Plan, Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole, and The Whole Foods Diet.