Our Comprehensive List Of The Best Plant-Based Health Resources For New And Improving Vegans!

Plant-Based Health Resources

We’ve scoured the planet for the very best whole foods plant-based (WFPB) lifestyle resources, created by the most reputable and experienced health and nutrition specialists out there. We’ve even put together a comprehensive list of health-and-immunity-boosting foods that you can feast on, as well as a list of foods to avoid if you want to get healthy.

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Whole Food, Plant-Based Goodness:

  • Fruits: Berries, citrus fruits, pears, peaches, pineapple, bananas, apples, avocados
  • Vegetables: Kale, spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, asparagus, peppers, etc.
  • Starchy vegetables: Potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, etc.
  • Whole grains: Brown rice, rolled oats, farro, quinoa, brown rice pasta, barley, wholewheat bread, etc.
  • Legumes: Peas, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts, black beans, etc.
  • Seeds, nuts and nut butters: Almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, natural peanut butter, tahini, etc.
  • Unsweetened plant-based milks: Coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk, rice milk
  • Spices, herbs and seasonings: Basil, rosemary, turmeric, curry, black pepper, garlic, paprika, etc.
  • Condiments (without added sugar): Salsa, mustard, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, etc.
  • Plant-based protein: Tofu, tempeh, plant-based protein sources, or plant-based protein powders with no added sugar or artificial ingredients
  • Beverages: Coffee, tea, sparkling water, etc.

Foods to Avoid:

  • Fast food: French fries, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, etc.
  • Added sugars and sweets: Table sugar, soda, juice, pastries, cookies, candy, sweet tea, sugary cereals, etc.
  • Refined grains: White rice, white pasta, white bread, bagels, etc.
  • Packaged and convenience foods: Chips, crackers, cereal bars, frozen dinners, etc.
  • Processed vegan foods: Plant-based meats, faux cheeses, vegan butters, etc.
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Animal products: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, gelatin, casein and whey

Recommended Healthy Recipe Sources:

  1. Engine 2 Diet, by Rip Esselstyn
  2. How Not To Die Cookbook, by Dr Michael Greger
  3. Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes, by Dr. Neal Barnard.
  4. Forks Over Knives Cookbook, by Del Soufre
  5. The China Study Cookbook, by LeAnne Campbell
  6. Get Healthy, Go Vegan cookbook, by Dr. Neal Barnard
  7. The Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, by Ann & Jane Esselstyn
  8. Oh She Glows cookbook, by Angela Lidden
  9. The No Meat Athlete Cookbook, by Matt Frazier & Stefanie Romine
  10. Thrive Energy Cookbook, by Brendan Brazier

Online support groups


  1. Forks Over Knives Official Plant-Based Group
  2. T. Colin Campbell Plant-Based Nutrition
  3. 100% Esselstyn Nutrition Forum
  4. McDougall WFPB
  5. The Engine 2 Plant-Strong Community
  6. Whole Foods Plant Based No Oil Recipe Share


  1. @Jane_Esselstyn_RN
  2. @forksoverknives
  3. @engine2diet
  4. @nutritionstudies
  5. @nutrition_facts_org
  6. @plantpurechef

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