I have learned so much by reading and investigating nutrition. It’s all lead me to discovering plant-based nutrition, as paramount for life-long health and vitality. It is something that I have brought into my house, and this is the way we eat now. Kids and husband included. While 2 out of the 4 may stray when we go out (which isn’t often), I feel good knowing that most of their meals are plant-based.
If you are interested in learning how to change the way you cook, I highly recommend enrolling in www.rouxbe.com‘s professional, plant-based course. If you’re looking for less commitment both time wise and financially, check out their Culinary Rx program. The experience I gained was life changing.
The following are books that I recommend highly, have read, and own. They each include a link to Amazon.
Health, Nutrition, and Food Politics: Missing from this list, because I couldn’t link it, is the China Study. I highly recommend The China Study for anyone interested in the research behind plant-based nutrition.
Inspirational/meditative books I read from during classes: (click the image to go to Amazon)
Dr. Dean Ornish-expert on heart health and now studying impact of diet on prostate cancer
Dr. Michael Klapper: Well-known plant-based Physician, AMA and NASA advisor
Engine To Diet: Firefighter who turned h is team plant-based and dropped their cholesterol and weight levels
ForksOverKnives: website created based on the amazing documentary: Dr. Esselstyn from the Cleveland Clinic & team
Garden Fresh Foodie Pintrest Page: that’s me and recipes I like 🙂
Lighter-AWESOME site for recipes by food preference, menus, and shopping lists!
Moosewood Restaurant-not all of these recipes are vegan (they’re primarily vegetarian) but are adaptable, as always, skip the oil!
NutritionFacts.org-Dr. Michael Gregor-great short videos analyzing nutrition research on all topics
Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine www.PCRM.org-Dr. Neal Barnard on diabetes
Plantpoweredfamilies-great recipe resource from Dreena Burton
Rouxbe Plant-Based Culinary School: Video resources and free trial www.rouxbe.com