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Do you eat a plant-based or vegan diet? Most of the people I’ve met only considered it because they were sick. That was me, sick and desperate for help. Thankful a friend introduced me to Eileen, a Whole Food Educator who taught me about how food is directly related to our health. To learn more about my story click here.

When I first started looking for resources I really didn’t know enough to tell the difference in the good verses the bad information. I got frustrated looking for recipes that were full of processed, food like substances. I don’t know how many recipes I saw that had white flour, white sugar and oil but the cup full. Eeewww! That was not for me.

The Wellness Forum

Thankfully Eileen introduced me to the Wellness Forum. The Wellness Forum is headed by Dr. Pam Popper and has been providing health-giving education and resources for 15 years. When I became a member I was sent a book and dvd’s that taught me almost everything you need to know about making the switch to a plant-based diet, including all of the reasons to make the switch. I also get newsletters, weekly conference calls and many other opportunities to ask questions. It was definitely worth the price. I just called the Wellness Forum and the member ship price is now $77 for a 1 year membership. So if you are just getting started this is perfect for you.

Other Docs

There is a growing number of doctor’s who now prescribe a Plant-Based diet. Here is a list of a few of them. Feel free to list others in the comments.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Dr. John A McDougall


Who doesn’t love reading blogs? I am a fan of so many.

You simply must check out An Unrefined Vegan. She uses the same type of ingredients that I do but her food looks so much better and more creative. When I refer to her blog I say, “my friends blog” even though we have never met because she feels like a friend. She has a wonderful writing style too.

Fat Free Vegan has ton’s of healthy vegan recipes. Another favorite is the Happy Herbivore, if you’ve read my blog you know I cook a lot from her cookbooks and recommend them wholeheartedly. I also love her Herbie of the Week segment. Each week she recognizes someone who has made the switch to a plant-based diet and drastically improved their health.

There are others but these are my go-to blogs when I need an meal idea and are most closely in line with my dietary guidelines. What are your favorite whole food, plant-based blogs or websites. Feel free to list your own. 

A last list of a few more favorites are In Pursuit of More, Veggie Grettie, and Kid Tested Firefighter Approved. Also check out the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine headed by Dr. Neal D. Barnard.

Who am I missing?

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  1. Hmmmm…some of my favorite blogs are:
    The Engine 2 Diet (as featured in Forks Over Knives and are about 1/2 hour away from us)
    Holy Cow! Vegan
    Meet The Shannons
    Mighty Vegan
    Mrs. Green Jeans
    Plant Powered Kitchen
    (just Google for them)

    One of my favorite websites is:

    • Oh yes, how could I forget Engine 2 and Forks Over Knives? Oh yes, my lovely Tarzan’s continually vying for my attention! I’ve heard of Meet the Shannons but never checked them out. I’ll have to spend some time looking through these. I really enjoy your blog as well!

  2. I love Happy Herbivore too (I actually went to high school with her!) and I also like: (just found them – so cute!) (not all vegan recipes, but mostly vegetarian and easily adapted to vegan)

    • Clara, I enjoyed reading your interview with Lindsey (Happy Herbivore) recently. It was well done. I’ll look at these blogs as well. I’ve never heard of them (I think) but the list looks promising. I’ve recently found your blog and enjoy looking through it. I have a three year old as well so I’m sure we are dealing with some of the same things.

  3. The Post Punk Kitchen–wonderful vegan food (and cookbooks) and funny, too 🙂 They wrote “Veganomicon” and “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World” among other cookbooks.

  4. Thanks for the awesome mention Holly! I love your commitment to healthy plant based eating. Looking forward to sharing at the Potluck! PS – wanted to tell you for a while I’ve been lax in commenting on your blog – for some reason my computer freaks out when I open it (totally slows down) – it’s been a few weeks, but thought I’d let you know! Love what you are doing and the info you are sharing with your readers 🙂 xo!

    • I’m looking forward to the potluck too. I tested my link today since you are right in front of me.

      I occasionally have some problems commenting too but usually just on my phone. Sometimes I try to go back to make sure I commented everywhere I meant to. No worries!

  5. Ah, so sweet of you to list my website. I fully agree with your resource list and subscribe to many of the same expert’s newsletters.

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