Bosh Healthy Vegan, Henry Firth & Ian Theasby

Bosh Healthy Vegan is all about being big on flavour and low in fat.

Bosh Healthy Vegan

Chapters are divided into:
  • Lighter
  • Greener
  • Heartier
  • Treats
  • Breakfasts
Bosh Healthy Vegan

I totally agree with their sentiment to ditch the diets and that healthy eating is for life. This is more than a recipe book as part of it is dedicated to “how to live well”.  The 6 pillars they emphasise are:

  • sleep
  • move
  • relax
  • love yourself
  • love others
  • live with purpose

They also include 5 golden rules to eating well:

  • the rainbow ratio – 50|25|25 – fruits and vegetables | whole grains | proteins
  • mix up your plate
  • eat your greens
  • aim for 80/20 – 80% healthy / 20% naughty
  • get your vitamins

For the vitamin list Henry and Ian recommend the following:

  • Iron
  • Iodine
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin A
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Omega 3

For someone on a vegan or vegetarian diet, Vitamin B12 is extremely important. However, before starting any vitamin regime it is best to consult with a professional. Personally, I cannot take calcium supplements so it is worth noting that this list will not be suitable for everyone.

Chickpea Salad
Chickpea Salad
Recipes that caught my eye:
  • puttanesca potato stew (p70)
  • healthy saag paneer (p73)
  • nasi goreng (p75)
  • Indian spiced tomato soup (p86)
  • niçoise salad (p97)
  • satay salad (p101)
  • middle-eastern spiced chickpea salad (p104)
  • salsa verde couscous (p107)
  • Cat’s curryflower (p148)
  • salad lasagne (p154)
  • healthier pizza dough (p165)
  • hoisin sauce (p173)
  • jacked flapjacks (p203)
  • banana berry ice cream (p204)
  • Bosh! bars (p224)
My impressions:

For those of you on a calorie controlled diet, this recipe book is great as it includes the calorie information for each recipe. There is also information on whether the recipes are low fat; low sugar; full of fibre; and/or protein packed. Protein replacement is also vital for a vegan diet.

Salsa Verde Couscous
Salsa Verde Couscous
What I made:

I made the chickpea salad and the salsa verde couscous the same day. We were responsible for the salads for New Year’s Eve and I was glad to have two new recipes to try. Both went down a treat and variations will be repeated.

Publishing information:

ISBN 9780008352950

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Jonathan Ball Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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