RE: Favourite Books and web sites
Posted Monday, January 31, 2011 at 1:20 AM
This is a list I put together of my favorite links and references. I hope it's helpful to some of you. (Please forgive the non-active links – It was just too many to mess with!)
Websites for healthy, vegan recipes
Fat Free Vegan.com Blog & Website
The archive of her old site: http://oldsite.fatfreevegan.com/
Authored by Susan Voisin, who is a vegan and tries to eat a low-added-fat diet, mostly subscribing to the McDougall philosophy. She often posts really creative low-fat recipes, and I usually check her site often when I'm searching for inspiration. The blog offers categories for various vegan diets, including Joel Fuhrman's Eat To Live program (recipes are low in starch, high in nutrition, and great for weight loss), and the McDougall Program for Maxium Weight Loss (low fat, high starch, great for weight loss, heart healthy). You can click the links on the left side of the page to be taken to various category lists.
Sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (same group that runs The Cancer Project), this website is a repository of hundreds of very healthy vegan recipes. You can read the section for Consumers to learn about various health concerns, and use the "Make over your diet" tool to set up an account and learn how you can improve your current eating habits even more. The Nutrition Tips tab (top bar) has a section that offers helpful diet tips, and the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart (starting in January) is a great 3-week program to encourage people to go vegan, and encourage those who are already vegan to eat a more healthful diet. The Recipes tab offers a recipe search tool as well as lots of suggestions under "More Meal Planning Ideas." You can explore for hours and find tons of great information!
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
PCRM has their own recipe archive; all recipes are low fat, heart-healthy and good for weight loss. The Cancer Project is a subsidiary of PCRM and offers another extensive archive of recipes, nutritional information, and even presents cooking classes focusing on how to prevent cancer. One of the great things about all of PCRM's and The Cancer Project's recipes is that they are easy and usually affordable!
The World's Healthiest Foods
The George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods was established to share scientifically proven information about the benefits of healthy eating and to provide support individuals need to make eating healthy foods enjoyable, easy, quick and affordable. A not-for-profit foundation, they offer an independent perspective and their only purpose is to share the joys of healthy eating. They offer a weekly newsletter featuring a "Food of the Week," a daily "Healthy Tip and Recipe," and a library of the world's healthiest foods (that are easily attainable), essential nutrients, information on healthy diets, healing with foods, cooking and preparation tips, a "Healthiest Way of Eating Plan," and much more. Omnivorous.
Founded by Katherine Lawrence, Plant Based Health is a group based in DFW intent on empowering people to improve their health, their perspective and their lives through plant-based eating. Katherine's recipes are almost always low fat and healthy.
Katherine is also part of Delectable Planet, an educational group whose mission is to encourage people to eat lower on the food chain to support environmental sustainability, increase social justice and to be healthy. Their recipes are generally fairly healthy, though they do post some desserts and richer fare. They also maintain a webstore with some of the best variety I've ever seen in plant-based foods.
Fat Free Vegetarian Recipe Archive
An older site, no longer being updated, but there are some good recipes under top two links.
Healing Heart Foundation Vegan Recipes
Based on the books and diets of Drs. Dean Ornish, John McDougall and Caldwell Esselstyn, this group offers vegan recipes all with 10% or less fat.
Cheap Healthy Good
A blog dedicated to the advancement of frugal, nutritious, ethically-minded food in everyday life. There is a lot of "filler" subject matter, but some good recipes can be found if you dig deep and have patience. *Note: They use white flour, sugar and oil, so be cautious.
The Frugal Vegan
An indie/alternative blog that includes opinions, thoughts, crafting, bath & body projects, some recipes, and finance & budget tips. Recipes are not low-fat or healthy.
A Veggie Venture
Website/blog focusing on vegetables! Recipes contain dairy, eggs and sometimes meat, but the main ingredient is always vegetables. The wide variety is worth a visit; check out her "A-Z of Vegetables" for a fun rundown (top right corner of page).
A Veggie Venture's Low Carb Vegetable Recipes
For those of us living on a sugar-restricted food plan, we have to be careful about the amount of sugar we take in from anywhere, even from vegetables. These vegetarian recipes are generally low in sugar and can be altered to be low in fat, if you use a little know-how.
Websites for healthy, vegan, kid-friendly recipes
Informational websites: Nutrition and misc.