Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
— Albert Einstein
October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, and there are some awesome books to check out and explore on the topic. Although vegetarianism (adhering to a diet that does not include meat or fish) and veganism (following a diet that excludes all animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey) are two very different lifestyles, both will be shared here.
There are tons of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks for adults, but there are also great ones geared for teens. Most of these books give important information on nutrition, advice on how to explain to your friends and family the decision you have made, and my favorite part: recipes. They also discuss why vegetarianism is important to different people: for some it is not harming animals, for some it is conserving the earth’s resources, and for others it is all about eating healthily.