Since we find it really helpful to surround ourselves with uplifting cookbooks, books, blogs, websites, and videos, we've listed some of our favorite whole-food, plant-powered resources for people starting out on a plant-based journey. The list has been selected from some of the brightest, long-standing spokespeople and players in the plant-based field. From websites to books to recipes & meal plans, these are the great champions in the plant-based arena. We understand that resources in this field are ever evolving so if you feel we have missed any important additions, we'd love to hear from you.

Documentaries / Videos / DVDs

The Game Changers

James Cameron, Executive Producer

From the UFC Octagon in Las Vegas and the anthropology lab at Dartmouth, to a strongman gym in Berlin and the bushlands of Zimbabwe, The Game Changers will introduce the world to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes—each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live.

Eating You Alive

Eating You Alive is a feature length documentary revealing the truth behind why Americans are so sick and what we can do about it.

Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives makes the point that not only animal foods but also highly processed foods in general are quite detrimental to your health. The real life examples are fun to watch and show that this way of eating also provides you with tons of energy on top of all other benefits.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Cowspiracy is all about the devastating environmental impact of animal agriculture. The crowdfunded documentary film uncovers that animal agriculture is the primary driver of climate change and responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the whole transportation industry combined.

What the Health

What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation's health and how big business influences it.

Food Choices

Food Choices is a treasure chest of valuable information regarding health, ethical, and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet. The top-notch production of the film and the concurrence of the many well-respected doctors, athletes, environmental researchers etc. makes this documentary very enjoyable to watch.

Informational Books

Eat to Live

by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

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How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

by M.D. Michael Greger MD

How Not to Die, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America—heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more—and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches to help prevent and reverse these diseases, freeing us to live healthier lives.

The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

by Alona Pulde M.D. (Author), Matthew Lederman M.D. (Author), Marah Stets (Contributor), Brian Wendel (Contributor)

From the creators of the groundbreaking documentary comes the New York Times bestselling diet plan Sanjay Gupta called "the prescription you need to live a long, healthy life"—a plan to transition to a delicious whole-foods, plant-based diet in just twenty-eight days.

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health

by T. Colin Campbell (Author), M.D. Thomas M. Campbell II (Author)

The China Study is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What the authors found when combined with findings in Colin's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

Recipes / Cookbooks / Meal Plans

The Plantpower Way: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for the Whole Family

by Rich Roll

The Plantpower Way is a plant-centric lifestyle primer that finally provides the modern family with a highly accessible roadmap to long-term wellness and vibrant body, mind, and spirit health. The Plantpower Way is better than a diet: It's a celebration of a delicious, simple, and sustainable lifestyle that will give families across the country a new perspective and path to living their best life.

The Vegan 8

Recipes on this blog are vegan, oil-free, dairy-free, tofu-free, no added gums, almost all are gluten-free and 8 ingredients or less! I challenge you to find many recipes that are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free all containing just 8 ingredients.

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

by Karen Page

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is the ideal reference for the way millions of people cook and eat today-- vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike. This groundbreaking book will empower both home cooks and professional chefs to create more compassionate, healthful, and flavorful cuisine.

The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60 Easy Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make to Stay Healthy and Save the Earth

by Ruby Roth

Experts tell us the best way to teach kids healthy eating habits is to involve them in the process. This irresistibe cookbook presents 60 appealing recipes kids will beg to make themselves, in fun and charming illustrations they will love. Help Yourself empowers children to take charge of their own nutrition—for now and for life!

Veggie Mama: A Fun, Wholesome Guide to Feeding Your Kids Tasty Plant-Based Meals

by Doreen Virtue

Veggie Mama is a manual for elevating your family's diet to incorporate more whole, plant-based foods. The book features over 100 vegan recipes—including many raw options, using whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables, along with superfoods such as hemp seeds and quinoa—for growing kids of all ages.

Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes

by Dreena Burton

Veteran cookbook author Dreena Burton shows a whole foods, plant-based diet can be easy, delicious, and healthy for your entire family. In Plant-Powered Families, Burton shares over 100 whole-food, vegan recipes—tested and approved by her own three children. Your family will love the variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks.

Gluten-Free & Vegan for the Whole Family: Nutritious Plant-Based Meals and Snacks Everyone Will Love

by Jennifer Katzinger

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Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition. That message was the driving force behind their 2011 documentary titled Forks Over Knives, which essentially launched a food-as-medicine revolution, establishing it as one of the most influential documentaries of our time. The film set out to demonstrate how a diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes makes all the difference when it comes to good health.

Nutrition Facts is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger (Author of "How Not to Die"), providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded to the site every day.

T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

This site promotes optimal nutrition through science-based education, advocacy, and research. By empowering individuals and health professionals, they aim to improve personal, public, and environmental health. Dr. T. Colin Campbell shares life changing research findings with the world through a variety of resources including videos, articles, recipes, a monthly newsletter and an online Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition education program that has empowered thousands of individuals to understand and implement the "live a whole life" philosophy in a broad variety of endeavors.

Plant-Based Doctors

A Database of plant-based healthcare practitioners near you!