2.52 Plant Based Nutrition Resources

Explore this comprehensive list of resources to help you be successful in your plant based journey. Each category includes multiple resources with the highest recommended items listed first and denoted with an *.

FREE Online Resources

*The Plantrician Project – Quick Start Guide

This comprehensive, easy to read guide will give you an excellent summary of a plant based diet with many tips on getting started. From educating you about nutrition basics to giving you ideas for healthy recipes, this resource is a must read as a supplement to the HeartStrong.com nutrition lectures.

*21 Day Kickstart – Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine

The Phsyician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM.org) has developed this free program that will provide you with a series of e-mails containing recipes that are predominately whole food plant based. This is a great way to add extra healthy meals to your


The Engine 2 Diet was developed by Rip Esselstyn, the son of Caldwell Esselstyn. Rip was a professional triathlete fueled by plant based nutrition who became a firefighter in Austin, Texas. He states how heart disease is the #1 killer of firefighters in the line of duty. One firefighter in his group had very high cholesterol, so the entire group of firefighters changed to a whole food plant based diet and along the way created a powerful program with many excellent recipes.


Forks Over Knives is best known for its ground breaking documentary following T Colin Cambell PhD and Caldwell Esselstyn M.D. discussing their research and similar conclusions that a whole food plant based diet can prevent and reverse heart disease and many cancers. ForksOverKnives.com has many free recipes and a powerful blog showing many motivational success stories.

Paid Online Resources

*Forks Over Knives Meal Planner

This subsciption meal planner by the makers of the Forks Over Knives documentary makes meal planning simple and easy putting together healthy recipes and getting you on a schedule that you can easily follow. For those with the resources, this meal planner can make a plant based lifestyle much easier.


From the makers of the PlantPure Nation documentary, whole food plant based frozen meals can be ordered and delivered to your doorstep. Many of these do contain nuts/seeds and will not meet criteria for heart disease reversal, however can be a part of a plant strong or plant perfect diet as discussed in the HeartStrong.com Program.


How Not To Die – by Dr. Michael Greger M.D.

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease – by Caldwell Esselstyn M.D.

The China Study – by T Colin Cambell PhD

The Forks Over Knives Plan by Alona Pulde M.D., Matthew Lederman M.D. and Brian Wendel

Plant Strong – by Rip Esselstyn

A Plant Based Life by Micaela Karisen, MSPH

The Whole Foods Diet by John Mackey

Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman M.D.

Dr. Neil Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes


Forks Over Knives (Netflix)

What The Health (Netflix)

PlantPure Nation (Netflix)

Food Choices (Netflix)

EatingYouAlive (EatingYouAlive.com)

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