Resources

Eating a more plant-based diet, while rewarding, can also be very difficult for someone. Especially if those around you aren’t plant-based, or you live in a split diet household. It doesn’t have to, but it can mean more time at the grocery store, more time cooking, and even less time to find great resources. For those of you that don’t have that time, I wanted to put a little plant-based resource guide together for you. While many of them contain a variety of content (i.e. food, life, fitness, etc), I tried to categorize them according to the main theme.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to read this post first!

Most of the description of websites are taken directly from the blogger/writer/chef/vegan guru , etc. So I take no credit for it…


Food

Happy Herbivore – Low fat, affordable, everyday & fast vegan meals.

Oh She Glows – a healthy vegan recipe blog, chronicling Angela Liddon’s life, favourite recipes, photography, and motivational musings on body-image, career happiness, and self-love.

The Engine 2 Diet – As a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department, Rip helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austin’s Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brother’s health. Lose weight, lower cholesterol, significantly reduce the risk of disease, and become physically fit—in just 4 weeks. Go plant-strong!

101 Cookbooks – Heidi Swanson writes about the recipes that intersect her life, travels and interests. She writes cookbooks, loves natural foods, takes lots of pictures, does a good amount of globetrotting, and likes to make lists of favorite things.

Yum Universe – Resources that inspire and plant-based recipes that wow.

Veggie Belly – Vegetarian recipes, everything from easy to exotic.

Chef Chloe – Chloe Coscarelli is an award-winning vegan chef who was first recognized after taking the top spot on an episode of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.

Fat Free Vegan – Join Susan Voisin as she creates delicious dishes made with whole foods and without added oil.

The Post Punk Kitchen – The best place in the world for vegan cooking and great baking tips!

The Daily Garnish – A resource for healthy recipes, cooking tips, and inspiration for active living.


Fitness

No Meat Athlete – Yep. You can run marathons and ultra marathons without eating meat. Excellent resource for those who want a no pressure, laid-back approach to becoming plant-based.

Organic Athlete – A non-profit whose mission is to promote health and ecological stewardship among athletes of all ages and abilities by sharing information, building community and inspiring through athletic example.


Life

The Kind Life – An interactive extension of Alicia Silverstone’s book, “The Kind Diet”, which is about living your healthiest and happiest life to the fullest, while taking care of mama Earth at the same time!

Happy Cow – A world-wide vegetarian and vegan restaurant guide.

Going Vegan with Ellen – Ellen DeGeneres is vegan, and she wants you to be too! Lots of great information, community forum, recipes, and more.

VegNews – The premier vegan lifestyle magazine, VegNews serves up the latest in meat-free news, food, travel, politics, and buzz.


Research & Education

The Vegan Society (UK) – The Society aims to make veganism an easily adopted and widely recognised approach to reducing animal and human suffering and environmental damage by means of meaningful, peaceful and factual dialogue with individuals and organisations.

Vegan Outreach – Non-profit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of their illustrated booklets Why Vegan?, Even If You Like Meat, and Compassionate Choices, along with their follow-up Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating.

PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Even though they are known to be, in some cases, extreme, they have a lot of great information, recipes, and great ads to look at!

Forks Over Knives – A documentary that examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn (Rip’s, of Engine 2 Diet, father!).

The China Study – Drawing on the project findings in rural China, but going far beyond those findings, it details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine – PCRM advocates for preventive medicine, especially good nutrition, conducts clinical research, and advocates for higher ethical standards in research. More than 125,000 health care professionals and concerned citizens are dedicated to creating a better future for animals and people.

21-Day Vegan Kickstart! – From PCRM and endorsed by Engine 2 Diet’s, Rip Esselstyn, the vegan kick-start is a supportive community that encourages people to recharge their body with 21 days of a vegan diet. You are provided with a meal plan, tips, and webcasts.

Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead – A film that follows overweight and sick Australian, Joe Cross, as he religiously goes on a juice fast. Watch as he heals his body from a sickness he’s had for decades, goes off all his medication, loses weight, and inspires one morbidly obese trucker to change his life forever. Currently, the documentary is available on Netflix.


Phone Apps

VeggieBrews (free) – The ultimate vegetarian and vegan beer guide!

Animal-Free  (free) – An online product checker and pocket reference guide for identifying common and hidden animal ingredients.

VegOut – Providing you with the world’s largest international listing of vegan, vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants at your finger tips.

VeggiePlaces – Another worldwide guide for vegetarian, vegan and veggie-friendly restaurants, cafes, hotels, guest houses, pubs and shops.

Vegman (free) – The Vegman app helps you find vegetarian and vegan restaurants in your area and tells how to get there – wherever you are in the world.

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