How To Eat 30 Plants A Week: 100 Recipes To Boost Your Health And Energy

How To Eat 30 Plants A Week: 100 Recipes To Boost Your Health And Energy
Genre : Cookery
Published : 9 May 2024 - Bloomsbury

With an introduction by Tim Spector, bestselling author and founder of ZOE

30 plants may sound a lot, but in Hugh's expert hands it feels like an easy win, for the delicious meals as much as the incredible health benefits. Central to these is great gut health, and a foreword by gut-health guru Tim Spector explains why Hugh is bang on target to deliver the goods. And in racking up the plant power, you'll feel great, have renewed energy and reset your microbiome.

In chapters such as six packed soup and stoups, seven big salads, meat and six veg, fish fivers and tripe threat sides, Hugh shows you how to get many more plants on your plate, with people-pleasing plant-only dishes at the fore, as well as some humdingers with a little well-chosen meat or fish along for the ride. By plants, Hugh means fruit and veg and much more besides - including nuts, seeds, pulses, grains, herbs, spices, chocolate and even coffee.

Recipes include:
· Purple shakshuka
· Shroomami soup
· Sichuan aubergine with tofu and black beans
· Caponata with chickpeas and apricots
· Goat's cheese and greens herby pie
· Tomato, rosemary and saffron baked rice
· Slow-roast Merguez-spiced shoulder of lamb
· Steak, charred little gem and spring onion salsa
· Roast ratatouille flatfish
· Cracking crab salad
· Kimchi and Kraut slaws
· Very berry ripple fro-yo
... and many more!

With plant ingredients numbered by chapter, and overlaps kept to a minimum, it's easy to keep a count and rack up your weekly plant score. Simply by choosing just a handful of recipes from the book, you will have nailed your 30 plants, and by adding an extra main, a treat or a pud, and a snack or a side, you'll be well on your way to 50 plants a week! With Hugh to show you the way, this isn't just going to be doable: it's going to be easy, it's going to be fun, and most of all it's going to be delicious.


I love the way Hugh inspires us to eat more of the good stuff, and he’s done it again brilliantly here. His Big Plant List and his strategies for embracing the good stuff are super-helpful, and his lovely recipes make eating more plants a joy.

Jamie Oliver

Hugh’s delicious recipes are very good medicine for a longer, healthier life, and plants are the most important part of the prescription.

Chris van Tulleken

Eating lots more plants is by far the best thing we can do for our health and the health of the planet. Hugh’s delicious, super-simple recipes make that mission so much easier.

Henry Dimbleby

Hugh translates the exciting science of the gut microbiome into something practical and easy. His beautifully diverse, plant-rich recipes are good for us and for the planet.

Poppy Okotcha

We all know it’s good for us to eat lots more plants, and good for the planet too. But how do you actually do it? Hugh’s brilliant book – full of great ideas for cramming more plants into your diet – makes it not just easy but also delicious. Good health really can taste this good.

Rosie Boycott

If ever there was a book which will help you eat the rainbow, this is it. Inspiring, colourful and bursting with flavour, each recipe is proof that diversity in our diet isn’t just good for us, our soil and our planet, it also tastes incredible. This fabulous book will change how you think about healthy food.

Sarah Langford

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