Vegan Nutrition Books.

Vegan Ireland follows the nutritional recommendations from Jack Norris, vegan RD, Virginia Messina, vegan MPH & RD, and Brenda Davis, vegan RD.
All books listed below can be bought through Amazon, Book Depository or you can order them at any bookshop.


Vegan for Life.

Authors: Jack Norris, RD and Virginia Messina, MPH, RD.

Are you considering going vegan, but you’re not sure how to start? Are you already committed to an animal-free diet but are unclear about conflicting advice regarding soy, raw foods, fat, calcium, fish oil and protein?
Vegan for Life is your comprehensive, go-to guide for optimal plant-based nutrition. Registered dietitians and lontime vegans Jack Norris and Virginia Messina answer all the key questions and debunk some of the most persistent myths, offering information such as:

  • Delicious nutrient-dense menus and essential supplements,
  • Making the transition to plant-based meals,
  • The real deal about soy and health,
  • Key nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding,
  • How and what to feed vegan kids.

Vegan for Life is the guide for aspiring and veteran vegans alike, complete with an easy-to-use food chart, tasty substitutions, sample menus and expansive resources.

Vegan For Her

Vegan For Her.

Authors: Ginny Messina, MPH, RD & JL Fields, M.S.

Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet is a guide to meeting the unique needs of vegan women, with recipes and practical information for optimal health at every stage of a woman’s life. In Vegan for Her, dietitian Virginia Messina tackles the issues most pertinent to women who follow or who are considering a vegan diet, and JL Fields provides health-supportive recipes and tips for taking your veganism beyond the plate.
With specific guidance on meeting women’s unique nutritional needs throughout the lifecycle and information about food choices that relate to many health concerns, Vegan for Her is a practical and realistic guide to making sure your plant-based diet is as healthy as it can be.
Website: Vegan For Her.


Becoming Vegan.

Authors:  Brenda Davis, RD & Vesanto Melina, MS, RD.

The complete guide to adopting a healthy plant-based diet.

Becoming Vegan provides all the nutritional information you need to know to eat well on a vegan diet.

The book present up-to-date findings on:

  • How a vegan diet can protect against cancer, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
  • Why good fats are vital to health and how to get them,
  • What vegans need to know about vitamin B12,
  • Pregnancy and breast feeding tips for vegan mums,
  • Balanced vegan diets for infants, children and seniors,
  • Achieving peak performances as a vegan athlete.


Becoming Raw.

Author: Brenda Davis.

Written by the same author as Becoming Vegan, Becoming Raw is an in-depth, scientifically-based look at the nutrition available in a vegan raw diet.

The first part of the book covers the history of the raw food movement in the United States, the benefits of raw food and practical information about nutrition, carbs, fats, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. One of the chapters debunks some of the theories and myths that are associated with nutrition and factually deals with concerns about the safety of such raw foods as buckwheat greens, sprouted legumes and alfalfa, among others.

The second part of the book includes a selection of recipes. Learn how to make smoothies, nut butters, snack foods, lunch meals such as raw soups, salads, raw pizza, Thai spring rolls, and desserts such as raw vegan ice cream. Blender, dehydrator and food processor are required for some recipes but not all.

Never Too Late To Go Vegan

Never Too Late To Go Vegan.

Authors: Ginny Messina, MPH, RD, Carol J. Adams & Patti Breitman.

According to popular folklore, wisdom comes with age. What could be wiser than choosing compassion, vibrant health, and a vast, delicious cuisine to be the guiding principles in our life?

We wrote Never Too Late to Go Vegan to introduce you to a lifestyle that brings all of those things plus a new sense of purpose, and a new experience of power to affect change. That’s what it has done for us and for countless others who choose a vegan way of life.
Imagine if reaching retirement age was just as exciting as entering high school or getting accepted to college. Imagine that this milestone is, like those, an opportunity to widen our perspective on the world, encounter new, interesting people and ideas, develop new skills, and share what we learn to help others. Veganism offers all of this, and it is yours for the taking whether you are still working or long into retirement.
Website: Never too late to go vegan.

The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book

The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book: All You Need to Know for a Healthy Pregnancy That Fits Your Lifestyle .

Author: Reed Mangels, PhD, RD.

Do I need more protein? Am I getting enough nutrients for the baby? How do I defend my decision to stay vegan?” These questions and more are on the minds of vegan moms-to-be who want to maintain their lifestyle but still nurture a healthy baby. Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief because a vegan pregnancy is not only possible, it’s also healthy and completely safe. With this helpful guide, you will learn about all aspects of vegan pregnancy from conception to bringing home baby, including: Which foods to eat (and avoid!) to get optimum nutrients for you and baby, How to deal with disapproval from family and friends, Methods to ensure a vegan-friendly hospital birth, Setting up a vegan nursery for the baby.
Packed with information for both moms and dads, including 150 nutritious and healthy recipes for the whole family, this book is the ultimate resource for parents who want the best for their baby–without sacrificing the vegan life!
Ginny Messina’s review on the book: An Essential Resource for Pregnant Vegans.

Vegan Infant Nutrition

Feeding Your Vegan Infant with Confidence.

Author: Sandra Hood, RD.

Whether you are vegan and planning a pregnancy or a health professional needing further information on nutritional guidelines for a vegan infant, this text is an essential guide. It takes you through from planning a pregnancy to creating a well balanced and varied vegan diet for a toddler. “Feeding you vegan infant with confidence” provides easy to follow, practical advice on good nutrition, together with menu planning, recipe ideas and a chapter on parents’ own experiences. An invaluable guide for vegan parents – there is something for everyone in this book.