Plant strong recipe websites

There are some excellent websites and blogs written by practitioners/enthusiasts in the plant strong community, where you can find lots of recipes, meal ideas and tips for plant based eating:

Happy Herbivore  also on Facebook
The Happy Herbivore, aka Lindsay Nixon, writes a regular blog featuring low-fat vegan recipes and includes Q&A’s about plant based eating. Most weeks she posts a ‘Herbie of the Week’: someone’s inspiring story of what led them to take up plant based eating and the amazing results – click on her blog topic ‘Herbies‘ if you want some inspiration. She has $5 meal plans for sale, and is the author of two bestselling cookbooks. Her Facebook page is very active and she has over 35,000 fans.

StraightUpFood
This blog is full of recipes and information on how to eat a health-promoting, plant-based (vegan) diet that is free of oil, salt and sugar. Chef Cathy Fisher has worked with the McDougall program. See under the ‘Articles’ tab for her advice on how to cook without oil. Has the best Banana-Blueberry Oat Bars.

FatFree Vegan Kitchen also on Facebook
Has a great recipe index. I am thinking of trying her Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf for our family early-Christmas get together next week. Her Facebook page has almost 43,000 likes.

Happy Healthy Long Life also on Facebook
Of course the Healthy Librarian’s blog is so much more than recipes – it was through this blog that I came to learn so much about the work of T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr and first heard about the movie Forks Over Knives. She loves to entertain so if you are looking for ideas visit her blog and click on the ‘Recipes’ category down the left side. I like her recent Thanksgiving post with her top ten favourite festive dishes.

Engine 2 Diet also on Facebook
Engine 2 is the creation of former firefighter Rip Esselstyn (son of my hero Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD).  The website has a favourite recipes section and a blog with meal ideas and recipes. The recent College Greens posting has meal ideas so easy even a university student can follow it! If you ‘Like’ the Facebook page you will receive endless tips on how to eat plant strong, and be able to participate in a large community of people who are sharing their thoughts and ideas about this diet. You know you are not alone in this mission when you share it with more than 46,000 people!

Jeff Novick is a dietitian who posts useful nutrition and cooking tips on his Facebook page. He also has a website but he updates his Facebook page more often. He has produced several nutrition information and cooking DVDs which you can purchase (but in Australia you will need a DVD player that will play region 1 DVDs). See a YouTube clip for a teaser of his famous Calorie Density talk.

Forks Over Knives also on Facebook
This is the website that draws it all together. Click on the Recipes tab to see guest blogs from various chefs and plant-based cooks, including some of those featured above. And while you are visiting this website, click on the Resources tab to see Testimonials from people who have recently gone plant-strong. Always inspiring to read. Join the other 320,000+ fans over on the Facebook page for useful information and constant reassurance that you are on the right path when you eat plant strong.

I think that should give you enough leads to help you along your plant strong travels!

About plant strong librarian

I'm a librarian who worked at a university in Melbourne, Australia for several decades and am now freelance consulting training. I love to travel, explore new technologies and am passionate about nutrition for health. I started my first blog in 2007 as the Travelling Librarian and have since created two more blogs: one to track my virtual travels exploring new technologies and my newest blog aims to track my journey to a mostly plant-based diet and share nutrition links hoping to convince others to become more plant-strong.
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