By Any Greens Necessary by Tracye McQuirter
Tracye Lynn McQuirter, a nutritionist who leads worldwide seminars on vegan nutrition, has been featured in dozens of media, including Essence, the Washington Post, and Black Press USA. A 20-year vegan and a former contributing writer for Heart and Soul, the largest health-and-fitness magazine for African American women, McQuirter founded the Black Vegetarian Society of New York, directed the nation's first federally funded vegan nutrition program, and worked on legislation to improve federal nutrition guidelines. She currently promotes school-based initiatives to reverse childhood obesity and has served as a nutrition consultant for the Black Women's Health Imperative, the largest health advocacy organization for black women and girls. A graduate of Amherst College and New York University, where she received her master's of public health nutrition, McQuirter lives in Washington, D.C.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-202) and index.
"Finally, a down-to-earth look at plant-based diets for the black community. [This book] will empower even the most staunch omnivore to re-evaluate their food choices and move towards a healthier outlook, not just for themselves, but for the planet." --Melissa Danielle, coordinator, Black Vegetarian Society of New York (BVSNY.org) and Wellness Communicator (VegetarianHealthCoach.net)
"Even in the Obama era, Black women often believe that we lack choices, and control over our lives. By Any Greens Necessary reminds us that we have the power to make choices, and become heroes in our own lives through the choices we can make with regard to our food." --Majora, MacArthur "genius" Fellow, host of The Sundance Channel's Eco-Heroes and public radio's The Promised Land, and urban revitalization strategist
"If there's one health book black women should read this year, this is it. By Any Greens Necessary shows us the real deal about how to eat well and get healthy for life" --Tonya Lewis Lee, writer, producer, activist, and author, Gotham Diaries
" By Any Greens Necessary will change your life." --Michael Greger, MD, author, Carbophobia: The Scary Truth About America's Low-Carb Craze
"A fascinating read." -- The Root
"A necessary read." -- Curve
Table of Contents:
Introduction: My Story -- 1. Why You Eat What You Eat -- 2. Where Do You Get Your Protein Myths? -- 3. A Chicken Wing and a Prayer -- 4. The Other White Meat -- 5. Fishing for Trouble -- 6. Milk Is for Heifers -- 7. The Truth About Carbs -- 8. Lose the Weight, Keep the Curves -- 9. How to Transition to Vegan Foods -- 10. Irresistible Recipes Everyone Will Love -- Appetizers -- Main Dishes -- Vegetables -- Sides -- Sauces and Dips -- Drinks -- Desserts -- Acknowledgments -- Resources -- Sources -- Contributors -- Index.