Handy Downloads and Links
- Click here to view and download a Weekly Menu Template
- Click here to view and download 1 Big Shopping List Template
- Click here to view and download 2 Small Shopping Lists Template
- Click here to view and download a comprehensive Listing of Whole Fresh and Dried Foods (I use this to spark ideas for meals and when I want to try something different in my cooking).
Online and Print Resources
Below are many resources for your continued learning. This is not an exhaustive list of all plant-based resources, but they are the ones that I have found helpful through the years or have been recommended. Many of the below authors are also very active on Facebook; so be sure to search for them there as well.
Not all of the resources below promote an SOS-free diet, but all advocate a plant-based diet and can still be extremely useful in our learning (and recipes are easily adaptable in many cases to avoid salt, oil, and/or sugar).
You can follow Straight Up Food at:
Recipe blog: www.StraightUpFood.com
Health and Nutrition Websites
Forks Over Knives: www.ForksOverKnives.com
Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN: www.JeffNovick.com
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.: www.drfuhrman.com/
Michael Klaper, M.D.: www.doctorklaper.com/
Nutrition Facts: www.NutritionFacts.org
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: www.PCRM.org
The Engine 2 diet: www.Engine2Diet.com
The McDougall Program: www.DrMcDougall.com
The National Health Association: www.HealthScience.org
The Plant Based Life: www.ThePlantBasedLife.com
TrueNorth Health Center: www.HealthPromoting.com
UC Davis Integrative Medicine: www.ucdintegrativemedicine.com/
Darshana’s Kitchen: www.DarshanasKitchen.com
Fat Free Vegan Kitchen: www.Blog.FatFreeVegan.com
Forks Over Knives: www.ForksOverKnives.com
Happy Healthy Long Life: www.HappyHealthLongLife.com
Healthy Girl’s Kitchen: www.HealthyGirlsKitchen.com
Plantz St.: www.PlantBasedKatie.com
Straight Up Food: www.StraightUpFood.com
The McDougall newsletter recipe archives: www.DrMcDougall.com
Cookbooks and Guides/Plans/Programs
21-Day Vegan Kickstart (online), by PCRM
Bravo! (SOS-free), by Ramses Bravo
Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, by Ellen Jaffe Jones
Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook, by Del Sroufe
Free McDougall Program (online), by John A. McDougall
Heart Healthy Pizza, by Mark Sutton
Plant-Based Life Transition and Support Program (online), by SustainableDiet.com
Plant-Powered Families, by Dreena Burton
Plant-Strong, by Rip Esselstyn
The Campbell Plan, by Thomas Campbell, M.D.
The China Study Cookbook, by Leanne Campbell, Ph.D.
The Happy Herbivore, by Lindsay S. Nixon
The Health Promoting Cookbook, by Alan Goldhamer, D.C.
The McDougall Quick & Easy Cookbook, by John A. McDougall, M.D. and Mary McDougall
The Plant Pure Nation Cookbook, by Kim Campbell
The Plant-Based Journey, by Lani Muelrath
The Vegiterranean Diet, by Julieanna Hever
Vegan Under Pressure (using a pressure cooker), by Jill Nussinow, M.S., R.D.
Unprocessed (SOS-free), by Chef AJ
21-Day Vegan Kickstart (PCRM)
Forks Over Knives: Healthy Recipes & Delicious Meals Made Easy
The New McDougall Mobile Cookbook
Health and Nutrition Books (many of these also contain recipes)
A Plant-Based Life, by Micaela Cook Karlsen
Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings—And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally, by Neal Barnard, M.D.
Digestive Tune-Up, by John A. McDougall, M.D.
Eat to Live, by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Fasting and Eating for Health, by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Fasting Can Save Your Life, by Herbert M. Shelton, N.D.
Healing Cancer From Inside Out, by Mike Anderson
How Not to Die, by Michael Greger, M.D.
Prevent and Reverse Hearth Disease, by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D.
The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. and Thomas Campbell, M.D.
The Engine 2 Diet, by Rip Esselstyn
The Food Revolution, by John Robbins
The Forks Over Knives Plan, by Alona Pulde, M.D. and Matthew Lederman, M.D.
The Healthiest Diet on the Planet, by John and Mary McDougall
The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss, by John A. McDougall, M.D. with Mary McDougall
The McDougall Program for Women, by John A. McDougall, M.D.
The Pleasure Trap, by Alan Goldhamer, D.C. and Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D.
The Starch Solution, by John A. McDougall, M.D. with Mary McDougall
Whole, by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.
Health and Nutrition Films/DVDs
Fasting: Safe and Effective Use of an Ancient Healing Therapy, by Michael Klaper, M.D.
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, by Joe Cross
Forks Over Knives
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food (volume 1): The Basics, by Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food (volume 2): Burgers and Fries, by Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food (volume 3): Shopping School, by Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food (volume 4): Beyond the Basics, by Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN
Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind, by Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D.
Salt, Sugar and Oil: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, by Michael Klaper, M.D.
The Continuum of Evil, by Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D.
Plant-Based Podcasts and audio programs: To locate each of the below programs, search the title online.
Chef AJ’s teleclasses, hosted by Chef AJ
Dr. Don Show archives, hosted by Don Wagner, D.O. and Mark Sutton
Food for Thought Podcast, hosted by Colleen Patrick Goudreau
Jami Dulaney, M.D. Podcast, hosted by Jami Dulaney, M.D.
McDougallCasts, by John A. McDougall, M.D.
Meal Mentor Podcast, hosted by Lindsay S. Nixon
No Meat Athlete Radio, hosted by Matt Frazier
Plant Yourself Podcast, hosted by Howard Jacobson
The Rich Roll Podcast, hosted by Rich Roll
Animal and Environmental Resources
Animal Legal Defense Fund (nonprofit organization): ALDF.com
Farm Sanctuary (nonprofit organization): FarmSanctuary.org
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, JoyfulVegan.com
Mad Cowboy (book), by Howard Lyman
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows (book), by Melanie Joy, Ph.D.
Online plant-based certification programs
Plant-based Nutrition, offered by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in partnership with eCornell
Plant-Based Professional Certification Course, offered by the Rouxbe Cooking School
The Starch Solution Certification Course, offered by the McDougall Program.
Bright Line Eating (program for food addiction; can be applied to a plant-based diet)
Chef AJ’s Ultimate Weight Loss Program
Dr. McDougall’s Online Discussion Board
Forks Fresh Meals (meal delivery)
Forks Over Knives online cooking course
Happy Cow (veg-friendly restaurant search online)