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Good For Your Gut Cookbook

The bestselling plant-based digestive health guide with more than 90 deliciously nourishing recipes for living well

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About the Book

Good For Your Gut Cookbook is an evidence-based + practical approach to digestive health with over 90 delicious plant-based recipes you can feel good about eating. An instant national bestseller, Taste Canada Gold Winner and IACP Winner.

More of us are experiencing digestive health concerns such as constipation, reflux and irritable bowel syndrome than ever before. But gut health matters even for those without a digestive diagnosis: a well-functioning gut means a healthier body. Our digestive tract lies at the intersection of immune + nervous system health as well as digestion.

Registered dietitian Desiree Nielsen explains the gut health and mind-body connection and guides you toward a deeper understanding of what it means to be healthy, with strategies to heal your gut when it’s imbalanced.

In Good for Your Gut, you’ll discover how to fuel gut health with whole plant foods and practical lifestyle strategies—from movement to managing stress—for a truly holistic and evidence-based approach to health and wellness. Featuring over 90 beautifully illustrated plant-based recipes created to protect, heal, or soothe your gut, with meal plans for each core area of digestive health.

All the recipes are packed with flavour and delicious to eat, even if you don’t have tummy troubles, and are ideal for a healthy plant-forward lifestyle.

Looking for more plant-based, gluten free recipes? Explore my first cookbook, Eat More Plants!

What People Are Saying about Good For Your Gut

“Essential reading for anyone with gut health issues who has wondered ‘What should I eat?’ I will be recommending this beautifully illustrated guide book to my patients.”

Dr. Alan Desmond
Gastroenterologist and author of The Plant-Based Diet Revolution

“Desiree’s book is truly a valuable good gut guide and I love her focus on what to eat as opposed to what to avoid or eliminate. Her holistic lifestyle approach provides a solid foundation for positive change to happen and she does it deliciously too!”

Joy McCarthy
Certified holistic nutritionist, bestselling author, and founder of Joyous Health

Good for Your Gut is an absolute must-read for anyone, regardless of your gut health! This is not your average cookbook! Good for Your Gut is filled with invaluable science-based practical information, trustworthy nutrition tips, and nourishing plant-based recipes that will be on repeat to fuel your body with the right stuff.” 

Tori Wesszer
Nutritionist, founder of Fraiche Living, and bestselling co-author of Fraiche Foods, Full Hearts

What to Expect

This nationally bestselling cookbook is all you need to help you create a healthier gut for life! Inside you’ll find delicious, gut-friendly recipes including high fibre, gluten free and low FODMAP options such as:

  • Pumpkin Oat Pancakes
  • Chickpea Umami Burgers
  • Low FODMAP Cacio e Pepe Pasta
  • Sticky Sesame Tofu with Bok Choy
  • Spiced Tahini Roasted Squash

  • Amazing Seeded Grain-Free Bread
  • Matcha Chocolate Cups
  • Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Along with expert advice and the latest research, Good for Your Gut is packed with 100+ pages of information on the best foods to improve your digestion and the most effective ways to support your gut health throughout your lifetime.

Book Updates, References + MORE!

Looking for references? I packed so much goodness into Good For Your Gut that we didn’t have space to include the references in the text. If you’d like to nerd out on some science, click here to download the Good For Your Gut references.

When your copy arrives, I’d love to see what you’re making! Tag me on Instagram or TikTok and use the hashtag #goodforyourgutbook

About The Author

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Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian and bestselling author of Eat More Plants and Good For Your Gut. She hosts The Allsorts Podcast and is a frequent contributor to media outlets such as Globe and Mail, Eating Well Magazine, Best Health, People, Parade, Prevention and the mindbodygreen podcast.

Desiree runs a private practice and consulting firm with a focus on plant-based nutrition and gut health. She appears regularly on local and national television including The Marilyn Denis Show, The Social and Breakfast Television. She lives in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and two children.

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