Betty Goes Vegan Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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Betty Goes Vegan: 500 Classic Recipes for the Modern Family is a reinterpretation of an older Betty Crocker cookbook, updated with a vegan twist. If you are a fan of the older cookbooks, or want to try your hand at vegan cooking, this cookbook may be a good place to start.

List of Ingredients

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Product Features

Betty Goes Vegan takes 500 Betty Crocker recipes and veganizes them by removing all meat and animal based ingredients. However, as a result, many of the recipes recommend soy cheese and meat based products, that are highly processed and “fake.” The original Betty Crocker cookbooks are full of processed foods, too, but many people expected this to be a true vegan cookbook that did not rely on processed foods to recreate the recipes. Even though many people say they are disappointed in the number of “fake” substitutions, the book still has received a good number of positive reviews on websites such as Amazon.com. The book is also available in eBook form so you can take your tablet right into the kitchen. Recipes include: Whoopie Pie, Carrot Cake Cupcakes, Butter cream icing, and Cheeseburger Pie. These recipes are designed for use with convenience products, but you can sub with tofu as well.

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Advantages

  • Betty Goes Vegan is a good option for the new vegetarian/vegan.
  • This cookbook turns classic dishes into vegan options.

Disadvantages

  • Betty Goes Vegan calls for many meat substitutes and soy-based products, which many families may want to avoid.
  • For people who want to avoid processed foods, this cookbook may disappoint.
  • This is a cookbook, so it does not have exercise guidelines.
  • This will require you to spend more money on food to get the ingredients.

Conclusion

Betty Goes Vegan seems to be a good place to start if you’re trying the vegan lifestyle and don’t want to give up too many of your animal product favorites such as butter and cheese. If you don’t mind the number of processed ingredients and meat substitutes, or plan to make your own substitutions, then this book can be a good option for you. If you are trying to lose weight, then you want to create a low calorie meal plan based on these recipes, and then add in exercise on a regular basis to promote weight loss. If in addition to your new healthy diet and regular exercise, you are not seeing the results you are looking for, then you may want to consider adding a clinically proven safe and effective appetite suppressant and/or fat burner o your daily routine as this can help you lose more weight than diet and exercise alone.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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