The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure

We say and believe that “the Book is Good” because it will get you Cookin’ Good and thereby Lookin’ Good!  A lot of you have asked us a bunch of questions about our book. Because we also believe “Questions Are Good,” we’ve taken a look at the most popular Q’s and have given you some speedy, helpful A’s – all conveniently located below!

Plus, we’re delighted and honored to receive some sweet-as-Stevia testimonies, so we’ve tossed some of them in here, too. And to cook up the best possible “Book Is Good” page as we can, we’ve also stirred in sprinklings of “The Veggie Cure in the Press” and some loving, heaping handfuls of sample recipes and menu plans!  Enjoy!

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What People Are Saying

“This resource is packed with valuable information, gorgeous photos, and delicious, healthy, easy, affordable recipes. Definitely a book you’ll devour from cover to cover.” —Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, New York Times best-selling author of S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim

“The Nutrition Twins do a terrific job of illustrating the health benefits of vegetables. With this book readers should feel empowered to take control of their health by making better food choices—they’ll look and feel better thanks to Tammy & Lyssie.” —Felicia D. Stoler, DCN, MS, RD, FACS, host of TLC’s show Honey We’re Killing the Kids and author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes

“The Nutrition Twins have hit the mark—fruits and vegetables are what our diets need more of for health and longevity.” —Angelo Acquista, MD, author of best-selling book, The Mediterranean Prescription

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“Vegetables are the superfoods that help us all be the best that we can be, and the Nutrition Twins’ 10-day jump-start to health and weight loss helps get you there! Their delicious recipes mean you won’t have to fight your kids to eat veggies ever again.” —Steve Salvatore, MD, host of the nationally syndicated Dr. Steve Show

“Even if you (or someone you know) doesn’t like to eat veggies, after reading this book you won’t be able to stop. With practical advice and easy recipes, the Nutrition Twins have written another winner.” —Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN, author of The Small Change Diet

“Tammy and Lyssie not only review the science behind each vegetable’s power, they also provide simple tips on how to prepare them. With gorgeous photos throughout, this book will inspire you to prepare every vegetable you lay your eyes on. The recipes are simple and classy, perfect for a family or for a dinner for two.” —Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, nutrition expert, author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen, and columnist for Today’s Dietitian magazine

“The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure provides the perfect solution for those who know they need to eat more vegetables but don’t know where to begin. Not only does it spell out why vegetables are powerful dietary assets, but it shows you how to prepare them in a way that makes them simply irresistible.” —Elisa Zied, MS, RDN, CDN, author of Younger Next Week

“The Twins have done it again! Based in science, this is a book you will devour for its astonishing info that is easily applicable to your daily life because you are going to be making these fabulous recipes all the time!” —Tara Gidus MS, RD, Co-host, nationally syndicated Emotional Mojo TV show, co-author of Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies

“If you’re looking for new inspiration on boosting your diet with health-protective vegetables, then The Nutrition Twins Veggie Cure is certainly where you’ll find it. This book is packed with passion for consuming more veggies. It’s simply organized to provide you with tips on which vegetables to eat for particular bonuses, from feeding your heat to tempting picky kids. The photographs and recipes make eating more vegetables both approachable and tempting,” –Sharon Palmer, RD, the author of The Plant-Powered Diet (2012) and Plant-Powered for Life (2014).

“If you’ve got a problem, The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure has a solution – with vegetables! From battling skin woes to beating the bloat quickly, this book provides useful tips and tantalizing recipes that target whatever your ailment.” –Michelle Dudash, RDN, author of Clean Eating for Busy Families

“Healthy Dish” columnist for The Arizona Republic “The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure takes the guesswork out of eating healthy and empowers readers to eat their vegetables with a whole new perspective. Drawing upon their years of experience helping people live healthier both as Registered Dietitians and as ACE-certified Personal Trainers, The Nutrition Twins provide valuable, insightful science-based nutritional information along with practical strategies, including delicious, affordable, easy to make recipes, to educate and inspire individuals to make healthier choices and lead their most fit lives.” – Jessica Matthews, M.S., fitness expert, associate professor of exercise science and blogger for Shape and Weight Watchers[/expand]

In the Media

Talkin’ The Veggie Cure

Healthy Mom and Baby, “Veggies for a Healthy Pregnancy“, Fall Issue 2014, Monthlong Wellness Challenge, August 13, 2014

Redbook, “August’s Superfood: Peppers,” August 2014,  5 Post-Workout Snacks that Taste Like Treats,” July 18, 2014, “How to Get PH Balanced Skin,” July 14, 2014,Eating for Beauty: Guacamole Stuffed Cherry Tomato Poppers,” July 12, 2014, 4 Surprising Benefits of Vegetables“, June 19, 2014

Body & Soul with Dari Alexander, The Nutrition Twins Share Their Fave Snacks & Their Book“, May 9, 2014, Healthy Mother’s Day Gifts She Wants, May 7, 2014, “Best Pre- and Post Exercise Snacks for Every Workout,” May 7, 2014

Everyday Health, Eat Your Veggies and More Heart Healthy Tips From the Nutrition Twins,” April 22, 2014

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Reader’s Digest, “8 Healthy Salad Ingredients That Perk Up Your Meal,” April 22, 2014, “10 Reasons Your Exhausted and What to Do About It,” April 22, 2014

Fitbie, “The Paleo’s Diet’s Biggest Problem and How to Fix It“, April 18, 2014

Everyday Health, “Carrot Zucchini Muffins from The Nutrition Twins Veggie Cure,” April 9, 2014

American Council on Exercise, “Lighten Up with These Spring Salads,” April 9, 2014

Everyday Health, “6 Creative Ways to Use Carrots This Easter,” April 9, 2014

Woman’s World Magazine, “Boost Your Bones,” April 7, 2014

Reader’s Digest, “14 Healthy Cereals Nutrition Pros Swear By,” April 5, 2014, “Spring Clean Your Kitchen (and Lose Weight in The Process)“, March 31, 2014

U.S. New & World Report, 12 Spring Superfoods, from Leeks to Beets“, March 26, 2014

Bisous Magazine, Foodie Friday: The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure“, March 21, 2014

Journal Sentinel Online, Prepping Your Plate For More Nutrients, March 20, 2014

Arizona Sports and Lifestyle, Editor’s Picks, March/April Issue, The Plant Powered Dietitian’s Interview with The Nutrition Twins, March 19, 2014, Key Lifestyle Changes That Improve Your Heart Health“, March 13, 2014,”The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure Book Review

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Taste of Eating Right“, (in print and posted on line) March 5, 2014, “Cauliflower at It’s Cheesiest Finest“, February 27, 2014, “5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Weight Loss Goals“, February 24, 2014, “20 Genius Ways To Use Matcha” February 17, 2104

The Doctor Steve Show, “The Veggie Cure“, February 12, 2014, Whole 30 Challenge” February 3, 2014, Want to Live A Healthier Life? There’s A Veggie For That!“, January 31, 2014, 6 Healthy Ways to Fight the Flu, Beat Stress and More“, January 23, 2014, iHeart, “Veggie Cure 4 Health, Energy & Beauty!” January, 23, 2104, “8 Ways To Flush Toxins Naturally“, January 21, 2014, “Refreshing Cucumber Detox Drink“, January 15, 2014, Food Intolerances: The facts, the symptoms, and the treatments,” January 14, 2014, “The White Food You Should Be Eating” January 14, 2014, “Five Minute Meal: Grab-and-Go Pita Slaw Sandwich”, January 13, 2014

Crave Local “Tips for Better Skin: Veggies are Better than Wrinkle Cream!” January 8, 2014

American Council on Exercise, “Five New Foods To Try in 2014”, January 8, 2014

ModernMom, “13 Healthy Snacks That Won’t Make You Feel Like You’re Dieting” January 7, 2014

Arizona Health & Living Magazine, West Valley Edition, North Valley Addition, East Valley Addition, “Fresh Start Fitness Guide” page 53, January 7, 2014

Healthy You, The Carol Alt Show, Fox News, The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure”, January 4 & 5, 2014, “Increasing Kids’ Fruits and Vegetable Intake” January 6, 2014

Atlanta Journal and Constitution, “The Nutrition Twins Veggie Cure” January 5, 2014

7- Day Menu Planner, “The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure”, January 5, 2014

Calorie Count, “Tips and Advice for Getting More Veggies“, January 4th 2014, “Authors On Air“, January 4th, 2014

About.comTips and Advice for Getting More Veggies“, January 4th 2014, Detox! Smoothies, Salads and More to Start 2014 off on a Healthy Note, January 2, 2014

MoreMagazine, 12 Books to Get you Healthy in 2014“, December 31, 2014, 5 Tips for the Holidays for Your Healthy Diet,” December 16, 2013

LinkWell Health,, “Healthy Holiday Tips” , December 2013, “Recipes For Beauty: Pomegranates“, December 18,2013, “2 Healthy Holiday Veggie Recipes from The Nutrition Twins“, December 16, 2013, “Food Intolerances: The facts, symptoms and treatments,” December 12, 2013

Tara Marie Live Radio Show, “The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure, December 12, 2013

Fitbie, “3 Calories-Saving Cocktail Strategies“, December 11, 2013, “6 Tasty Christmas Treats That Won’t Go Straight To Your (Or Santa’s) Belly“, December 8, 2013

DietToGo 100 Healthy Holiday Gifts & Pin-to-Win Contest, The Veggie Cure is #5, November 2013

KeyCode Derailed Diet: What you eat is just as important as how much you exercise, October 21, 2013



How do I use the Veggie Cure to attain my specific health or beauty goal?

We’d love for you to think of Veggie Cure as your go-to bible to help you get what you want in life when it comes to health, energy, or beauty! We’ve done all the scientific research work for you. Plus, we’ve purposefully laid out the book so you can easily zip on over to the chapter which addresses your specific goal. In each chapter you’ll find our recommended veggie prescription— a discerning list of the most potent vegetables to give you what you want! Plus we clearly explain why those vegetables work their magic and give you more than 100 delicious recipes so veggies can get to work helping you to reach your goal!

Each chapter also highlights several vegetable superstars – alongside delicious recipes which correspond to your veggie prescription. For example, if you frequently feel bloated and want to flush all of that puffiness that your body is holding, you’ll turn to “Beat the Bloat and Clean the Pipes.” When you get there you’ll discover which vegetables help you get rid of those swollen fingers and belly – and why. (Pssssst…. Two of our favorite anti-bloat veggies are fennel and artichoke!)

Next up, we’ll share temptilicious recipes to make with these veggies. You’ll see options like Fennel Stuffed Potatoes, Golden Gazpacho in Petite Cucumber Cradles, Roasted Fennel, Rockin’ Ratatouille, Tomato Artichoke Pasta Bake, Artichoke Hummus, and Parmesan Baked Artichoke and their complete recipes in the back of the book. Choose a recipe, give it a try, and you’ll be well on your way to a flat stomach and puff-free eyes. Regardless of your goal –or which chapter you turn to first—this book takes you by the hand, guiding you step by step to a better, happier, healthier you.

What if I don’t like veggies? What if I have picky family members?

We’ve got foolproof ways to ensure that everyone – even the most vegetable-phobic person – will meet their veggie needs! We’ve got alluring recipes which attract and please even the pickiest of taste buds – and then get you hooked on BOTH the yumminess of veggies –and –the boosted energy, health and beauty which they bring! Our recipes are so scrumptious that even vegetable-snobs and foodie elitists will be thrilled and fulfilled. So if you avoid veggies because you don’t think they taste good—or you simply aren’t excited to eat them—then you absolutely need to try these recipes! They’re formulated specifically for someone who desperately needs to be wowed by veggies to even consider them as a food option. After you get a taste of our veggie recipes, you’ll be happily hankering for vegetables all the time! We promise!

What if I don’t have time to make veggies?

No worries! This book removes a lot of that extra work for you. How? We’ve created recipes that are super easy to whip together. Plus, they’re so delicious that you’d make ‘em even if they took longer to prepare. Simply start with I Don’t Have Time: Veggies for When You’ve Only Got Five Minutes! Then, get your Veggie Prescription. Next up, simple recipes will be just a few quickie pages away. Oh – if you have specific health and beauty goals, just go to those sections too. When you get there, keep an eye out for the recipes in your prescription that have the TIME symbol at the top of it – and you’ll find your quick veggie fix!

Will this book help me to lose weight?

Absolutely! We include a 10- Day Weight Loss and Detox program designed to get you into shape fast. You’ll shed many pounds on this plan – because we emphasize wholesome plant foods and other nutrient rich food. Meaning? Unlike starvation plans, this Detox also rids the body of toxins while flooding it with nutrients for the ultimate restoration. This program not only provides the jumpstart you need, it effectively resets your mind, getting you to see food through a healthy lens. Plus, in addition to detoxification tips, we’ve got chapters which specifically focus on weight loss and emphasize beating the bloat. We suggest you start at The Slim & Trim Factor: Veggies to Lose Weight Fast. You’ll get your veggie prescription – with yum-riffic recipes to match it! We also suggest you check out the 10-Day Weight Loss Detox program. Any which way you’ll simply lose weight by filling up with any of our healthful veggie recipes – because yummy veggie foods are a fab cure for junk-food pig out temptations!

Will this book help me if I feel bloated?

You bet your slim tooshie! Head to Beat the Bloat and Clean the Pipes: Veggies for Belly Relief. In moments you’ll receive your veggie prescription and the de-puffing tempting recipes to match. In fact – our 10 day Veggie Cure Detox will be up your alley!

Will this book help me to have more energy?

Absolutely! Kiss caffeine goodbye and head right to The Perk-Up Factor: Veggies for Energy. These vivacious veggies are just the energy cure you are looking for!

Why the change of heart?

Well, after spending years studying nutrition, then seeing how vegetables help with nearly every aspect of your life – from increasing energy, to boosting mood, to creating a gorgeous skin glow – we learned to like veggies very, VERY much! We’re now among the fortunate who truly love our veggies. We love them so much, in fact, that we like our veggies served with a side of . . . veggies!

What inspired you to write your new book, The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure?

When it comes to most foods, the nutrition research is always changing. One day a food is shown to benefit your body, the next day it’s proven to be harmful. Vegetables are the exception, for nearly two decades we’ve been bombarded with research consistently showing that no matter what vegetable you eat, it can improve your health, your well-being and the way you look. After witnessing thousands of our clients as well as ourselves personally reap the “fruits” of vegetable consumption, we feel it’s our mission to help everyone to feel and look as good as they deserve. Everyone admits they need to eat more veggies, yet no one seems to do it. So we wrote this book to offer foolproof ways to ensure that everyone – even the most vegetable-phobic person – or the most time- pressed person will meet their veggie needs so they can live the strong, wonderful and vibrant life that they deserve. We’ve got the recipes that will get you hooked on veggies so that you can change your life for the better—and for good.

Do you have a quick overview of the book?

The Nutrition Twins® • Tammy Lakatos Shames, R.D.N., C.D.N., C.F.T. and Lyssie Lakatos, R.D.N., C.D.N, C.F.T. Get started on the path to a happier and healthier and more energetic you! In this book the Nutrition Twins, both registered dietitian nutritionists, reveal which vegetables help specific health and beauty problems, and provide more than 100 delicious and nutritious recipes to put this “cure” into action on your plate. Each chapter starts with a goal–more energy, stronger bones, younger-looking skin, improved mood, flatter stomach, etc. In clear, conversational language the authors lay out what veggies will help you to succeed in reaching your goal, why they work, and how to reap their benefits via the delicious recipes available just pages away. Features: 10-day Jumpstart to Health and Weight Loss, an easy-to-follow menu plan. Paperback Book, 264 pages  Available in Paperback and Kindle Edition:   Buy Now