Helpful Reference, Plant-Based Nutrition

Plant-Based References

Following is a list of plant-based resources.  This is constantly expanding, and I have plenty more to add, so be sure to check back from time to time!


“The China Study,” by T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD
“Whole,” by T. Colin Campbell, PhD
“How Not to Die,” by Michael Greger, MD
“Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes,” by Neal Barnard, MD
“Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease,” by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD
“Breaking the Food Seduction,” by Neal Barnard, MD
“Foods That Fight Pain,” by Neal Barnard, MD
“21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart,” by Neal Barnard, MD
“The Cheese Trap,” by Neal Barnard, MD
“Digestive Tune-Up,” by John A. McDougall, MD
“Eat More, Weigh Less,” by Dean Ornish, MD
“The Campbell Plan,” by Thomas Campbell, MD
“Power Foods for the Brain,” by Neal Barnard, MD
“Carbophobia! The Scary Truth About America’s Low-Carb Craze,” by Michael Greger, MD
“Becoming Vegan,” by Brenda Davis, RD, and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD
“Skinny Bitch,” by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
“Skinny Bastard,” by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
“Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven,” by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
“What the Health,” by Eunice Wong with Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn
“A Physician’s Slimming Guide For Permanent Weight Control,” by Neal Barnard, MD
“Foods That Cause You to Lose Weight,” by Neal Barnard, MD
“Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating,” by Erik Marcus
“The Good Carbohydrate Revolution,” by Terry Shintani, MD, JD, MPH
“The Food Revolution,” by John Robbins (relative to the Baskin-Robbins franchise)
“Diet For A New America,” by John Robbins
“Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health,” edited by Gene Stone
“Mad Cowboy,” by Howard F. Lyman with Glen Merzer
“Don’t Drink Your Milk!” by Frank A. Oski, MD
“The Engine 2 Diet,” by Rip Esselstyn
“Forks Over Knives,” edited by Gene Stone
“Slaughterhouse,” by Gail A. Eisnitz (chief investigator for the Humane Farming Association)

“Food Additives: A Shopper’s Guide to What’s Safe & What’s Not!” by Christine Hoza Farlow, DC


“The China Study All-Star Collection,” by Leanne Campbell, PhD
“The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook,” by Del Sroufe
“The China Study Cookbook,” by Leanne Campbell, PhD
“The How Not to Die Cookbook,” by Michael Greger, MD
“Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook,” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero
“The Get Healthy Go Vegan Cookbook,” by Neal Barnard, MD, and Robyn Webb
“Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish,” by Dean Ornish, MD
“The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook,” by Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn
“Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen,” by Richa Hingle
“Vegan Indian Cooking” (140 simple and healthy vegan recipes) by Anupy Singla
“Buddha’s Table,” (Thai vegetarian dishes) by Chat Mingkwan
“Vegan: The Essential Diet Cookbook for Vegans,” by Gwen Shepherd
“Vice Cream,” (Over 70 vegan dessert recipes) by Jeff Rogers
“Skinny Bitch In the Kitch,” by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
“Skinny Bitch: The Ultimate Everyday Cookbook,” by Kim Barnouin
“Vegan Yum Yum,” by Lauren Ulm
“1,001 Vegetarian Recipes,” by Carol Gelles
“RAW: The Uncook Book,” by Juliano with Erika Lenkert
“Venturesome Vegetarian Cooking,” by J.M. Hirsch and Michelle Hirsch
“One-Dish Vegetarian Meals,” by Robin Robertson
“The Vegetarian Way,” by Virginia Messina, MPH, RD & Mark Messina, PhD
“1,000 Vegan Recipes,” by Robin Robertson
“Vegan Deli: Wholesome Ethnic Fast Food,” by Joanne Stepaniak
“The Conscious Cook,” by Tal Ronnen
“Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker,” by Robin Robertson
“Vegetarian,” by Nicola Graims
“Vegetarian Meals for People-on-the-Go,” by Vimala Rodgers
“Vegan Slow Cooker,” by Matthew Jones
“Vegetable Soups,” by Deborah Madison
“The Vegan Table,” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
“Vegan Italiano,” by Donna Klein
“The Complete Guide to Vegetarian Convenience Foods,” by Gail Davis
“The New Vegan Cookbook,” by Lorna Sass
“Table for Two,” by Joanne Stepaniak
“The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook,” by Robin Robertson
“The New Vegetarian Brill,” by Andrea Chesman
“Local Bounty,” by Devra Gartenstein
“CafĂ© Sunflower,” by Lin Sun

“The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions,” by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman
“Skinny Bitch: Book of Vegan Swaps” by Kim Barnouin


The Center for Nutrition Studies with Drs. Campbell:
Nutrition Facts with Dr. Michael Greger:
The Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine:
Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Program:
Dr. Esselstyn’s Frequently Asked Questions listed here.
Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Ornish:

Vegan Bodybuilding:
Fit Fathers Nutritional & Fitness Awareness:
No Meat Athlete: NoMeatAthlete
Rip Esselstyn’s Engine 2 Diet:
Happy Cow Restaurant Finder:
Paprika Recipe Manager (App):
Meal Mentor:
Forks Over Knives Meal Planner:

Very Healthy Recipe Ideas: NutritionStudiesRecipes
Sample Menu Ideas: Nutrition Studies Sample Menu
Eating Healthy on a Budget: Healthy Eating on a Budget


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