The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Low-Fat Vegan Cooking ($18.95, 303 pp) brings low-fat, plant-based foods to your kitchen table. Written by Bo Rinaldi, a chef, entrepreneur and co-owner of the Blossoming Lotus restaurant in Portland, Oregon, this book not only provides over 200 recipes for any time of day (including snacks to fill those pesky between meal cravings), but an outline of vitamins, minerals, protein and good fats essential to optimal health.

Alpha Books, 800 East 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240

Published by WholeFoods Magazine Online, June 2013