15 of the Best Whole Food Plant Based Cookbooks

One of the obstacles to succeeding on a whole food plant based diet is the mistaken thought that you cannot have yummy without old school staples like butter and eggs. Well, there are lots of great cookbooks to draw on for that occasional indulgence that are still healthy and won’t fill you with toxins, animal hormones, saturated fat, excess protein, and all of the baggage of consuming animal products. Plus for the planet, too! Here is a great list to explore:

  1. “The China Study Cookbook” by LeAnne Campbell – A cookbook featuring over 120 whole food plant-based recipes based on the research from “The China Study.”
  2. “Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook” by Del Sroufe – A cookbook featuring over 300 whole food plant-based recipes inspired by the documentary “Forks Over Knives.”
  3. “Oh She Glows” by Angela Liddon – A cookbook featuring over 100 plant-based recipes that are both healthy and indulgent.
  4. “Thug Kitchen” by Thug Kitchen LLC – A cookbook featuring over 100 vegan recipes with a humorous and irreverent tone.
  5. Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking” by Dana Shultz – A cookbook featuring over 100 plant-based recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less.
  6. “Isa Does It” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz – A cookbook featuring over 150 plant-based recipes that are simple and easy to prepare.
  7. “The Happy Herbivore Cookbook” by Lindsay S. Nixon – A cookbook featuring over 175 low-fat, whole food plant-based recipes that are easy to prepare.
  8. “Veganomicon” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero – A cookbook featuring over 250 vegan recipes that are both flavorful and nutritious.
  9. “The Plant-Based Diet for Beginners” by Gabriel Miller – A beginner-friendly cookbook featuring over 100 plant-based recipes and helpful tips for transitioning to a plant-based diet.
  10. “Power Plates” by Gena Hamshaw – A cookbook featuring over 100 plant-based recipes that focus on whole grains, vegetables, and legumes.
  11. “The Engine 2 Diet” by Rip Esselstyn – A cookbook featuring over 130 plant-based recipes designed to improve heart health and promote weight loss.
  12. “The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness” by David and Stephen Flynn – A cookbook featuring over 100 plant-based recipes that are wholesome and delicious.
  13. “Chloe’s Kitchen” by Chloe Coscarelli – A cookbook featuring over 125 vegan recipes, including many comfort food favorites.
  14. “The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen” by Donna Klein – A cookbook featuring over 225 vegan recipes inspired by the Mediterranean diet.
  15. Straight Up Food: Delicious and Easy Plant-based Cooking without Salt, Oil or Sugar by Cathy Fisher – Easy peezy and quick recipes. Super clean. My go to for family meals.