20 Books about Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet, and Eating Well


Whether you are looking for delicious recipes or want to learn more on how to ease your way into a plant-based diet, here are some of the best books that should be on your reading list.

100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love by Lisa Leake

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well by Amy Chaplin

Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet by Brenda Davies

Clean Eating Made Simple: A Healthy Cookbook with Delicious Whole-Food Recipes for Eating Clean by Rockridge Press

Forks Over Knives by Gene Stone

Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford

My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet–Plus 140 New Engine 2 Recipes by Rip Esselstyn

Nourishing Meals: 365 Whole Foods, Allergy-Free Recipes for Healing Your Family One Meal at a Time by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre

Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes by Dreena Burton

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever

The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes by Lindsay S. Nixon

The Plant-Based Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide for Transitioning to a Healthy Lifestyle and Achieving Your Ideal Weight by Lani Muelrath

The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for The Whole Family by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig

The Whole Foods Market Cookbook: A Guide to Natural Foods with 350 Recipes by Steve Petusevsky

The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Whole Foods Recipes, Including Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, and Egg-Free Dishes by Tom Malterre and Alissa Segersten

Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health by Brendan Brazier

Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck by Thug Kitchen, LLC

Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet by Jack Norris and Virginia Messina

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by Howard Jacobson and T. Colin Campbell