Although this cookbook satisfies my particular niche dietary needs and is very helpful for my athletic aspirations, I think most people will find that you don't have to be athletically inclined, or even strictly vegetarian to benefit from the recipes in No Meat Athlete. The recipes are largely uncomplicated, and designed to help simplify meal planning with a focus on fresh ingredients, meatless protein alternatives, and a wide range of flavor profiles that make for filling, healthy, and flavorful eating.
— From Jim
A Sports Illustrated Best Health and Wellness Book of 2017
Plant-powered recipes to power you—perform better, recover faster, feel great!
A fast-growing global movement, No Meat Athlete (NMA) earns new fans every day by showing how everyone from weekend joggers to world-class competitors can become even healthier and fitter by eating whole plant foods.
Now The No Meat Athlete Cookbook—written by NMA founder Matt Frazier and longtime health coach, yoga teacher, and food writer Stepfanie Romine—showcases 125 delicious vegan recipes, many inspired by plant-based foods from around the world. Put nourishing, whole foods on the table quickly and affordably, with:
- Morning meals to power your day (Almond Butter–Banana Pancakes, Harissa Baked Tofu)
- Homemade sports drinks to fuel your workouts (Cucumber-Lime Electrolyte Drink, Switchel: The Original Sports Drink)
- Nutrient-packed mains to aid recovery (Naked Samosa Burgers, Almost Instant Ramen)
- Sweets that work for your body (Two-Minute Turtles, Mango Sticky Rice)
- Oil-free options for every recipe; gluten-free and soy-free options throughout
About the Author
Matt Frazier is a vegan ultramarathoner, founder of the No Meat Athlete movement, and author of No Meat Athlete. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Stepfanie Romine is a journalist turned plant-based recipe developer, health coach, and yoga teacher who writes about natural health and wellness. She lives in Flat Rock, North Carolina.
Foreword author Rich Roll is the author of Finding Ultra and, with Julie Piatt, The Plantpower Way.
★ 2017 Foreword INDIES Bronze Winner
“Perfect for vegan athletes.”—Shape
“An uncomplicated guide to fueling a team of cyclists or a family of four.”—Outside Magazine
“Bringing creativity to each protein-packed meal, from hearty veggie hoagies to tahini green beans, this accessible resource by marathoner Frazier (and nutritionist Romine) proves that athletes can, indeed, survive and thrive on a plant-based diet.”—Library Journal
“[A] comprehensive collection of meatless dishes for all times of the day and all types of workout regimens. . . . An easy entry into meat-free eating."—Publishers Weekly
“Without the right foods, athletes may appear fit on the outside while actually being extremely unhealthy on the inside. Fortunately, with a plant-based diet you can have the best of both worlds, and the recipes in The No Meat Athlete Cookbook will help you do it. I highly recommend this cookbook for active people and athletes at every level who want to perform at their best, while protecting themselves from disease with whole, plant-based foods.”—Michael Greger, MD, New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die
“If you want to up your game then The No Meat Athlete Cookbook is for you. Packed with wonderful information and killer recipes, this book is Where. It. Is. At! I’m a fan!”—Rip Esselstyn, New York Times-bestselling author of The Engine 2 Diet and Plant-Strong
“Finally, a book for the athlete centered on whole food! Matt and Stepfanie show us food supporting maximum health span can taste amazing too. Whether you want a quick grab-and-go or a date night gourmet dinner, The No Meat Athlete Cookbook has something for you.”—Ray Cronise, former NASA scientist, cofounder of the Zero Gravity Corporation, TEDMED speaker and author of Our Broken Plate
“Clean Protein + Easy Recipes = Hot Body. Matt Frazier rocks it all in this superstar book!”—Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author of The Lean, The Book of Veganish, and Quantum Wellness
“Whether you’re an accomplished athlete, a weekend jogger, or someone who just wants to eat the way many of the world’s greatest athletes and healthiest people do, you’ve come to the right place. If you want to look great and feel even better, this is the book for you.”—John Robbins, bestselling author and president of The Food Revolution Network
“Finally, a practical, plant-based cookbook designed for busy athletes! If you’re looking to fuel your active lifestyle, whether you’re a No Meat Athlete or just interested in having more energy and faster recovery after exercise, this cookbook hits the spot. With an oil-free option for every plant-powered recipe, TheNo Meat Athlete Cookbook is a game changer in the health and fitness industry.”—Robert Cheeke, founder/president of VeganBodybuilding.com, author of Shred It!
“Matt’s follow up to the highly acclaimed No Meat Athlete is the perfect resource for any elite athlete or weekend warrior looking for plant-based recipes to fuel their body. The No Meat Athlete Cookbook provides an incredible array of practical whole-food recipes—recipes with accessible ingredients, easy cooking techniques, and flexibility for certain dietary restrictions, such as no-oil and gluten-free.”—Baggio Husidic, midfielder, LA Galaxy
“From the moment I cracked it open, I was delighted by the simplicity and spirit of The No Meat Athlete Cookbook. Whether you’re a hardcore athlete ready to up your game or someone wanting to take your health and vitality to the next level—this book covers all the bases!”—Jason Wrobel, bestselling author of Eaternity and Cooking Channel host
“The No Meat Athlete Cookbook is filled with helpful advice for anybody interested in eating and living better, whether you’re a longtime vegan or just curious about healthier food. I highly recommend this inspiring book, which will help you adopt habits to support a happy and active life.”—Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary president and cofounder
“The No Meat Athlete Cookbook is a masterpiece to behold. It is beautifully crafted, extraordinarily engaging, and absolutely brimming with sound, practical advice. The recipes are creative, fun, and wonderfully wholesome. This book provides a simple solution for everyone who is committed to healthful, compassionate choices.”—Brenda Davis, RD, coauthor of Becoming Vegan
“Power your plate with plants and power your life! The No Meat Athlete Cookbook will foster your plant-based journey with creative, delicious, nutritiously abundant meals and snacks. The recipes are innovative to impress, yet practical and easy enough for everyday cooking. Whether you want to elevate your athletic performance or simply elevate your daily health and energy, this cookbook will guide and inspire you.”—Dreena Burton, author of Plant-Powered Families
“The No Meat Athlete Cookbook is a delicious guide to making a whole-foods, plant-powered diet work for you. Based on proven medical science, it illuminates a pathway that can help you enjoy more vitality, strength, and stamina—while fighting heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Just reading it will make you salivate. Putting it into action will help you live a long and vibrant life. Bon appétit!”— Ocean Robbins, CEO, The Food Revolution Network
“Want to turbocharge your workouts and your health? Then The No Meat Athlete Cookbook is your delicious guide to doing just that. It is an incredible, practical, and nutrient-packed resource.”—Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc, director, Preventive Cardiology, Montefiore Health System
“Meal by meal, day by day, getting your A game on track just got significantly easier with TheNo Meat Athlete Cookbook! If you want to be more active in the kitchen, in the gym, or on the trails, this cookbook is for you.”—Matthew Ruscigno, MPH, RD, plant-based nutrition expert and endurance athlete
“I love everything about this book! Clear, easy, delicious. But most of all, it delivers this message: The time for discussion about whether a human being can excel on a 100% whole-plant diet is over. Matt and Stepf did an excellent job—this book will benefit everyone, athletes and nonathletes alike.”—Sid Garza-Hillman, author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto and Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family