Healthy recipes

Doctors For Nutrition's recommended recipes for whole food plant-based success: easy, delicious and accessible for all, from the beginner to the seasoned cook

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Getting started with whole food plant-based cooking can be a lot of fun if you find easy meals that taste great. The fantastic resources below will have you excited to get into the kitchen! 

Note, a couple of these resources may include added 'SOS' (salt, oil and sugar) in some of their recipes, but don't panic: these ingredients are easily replaced. Our top tips are:

  • replace refined sugars with a few chopped or blended dates, apple puree or dried fruits 

  • use water for frying in place of oil, and bake with silicone sheets or baking parchment

  • favour low-sodium vegetable stocks or a small amount of miso in place of salt 

And, of course, steer clear of processed products made with added 'SOS' as much as possible. These may be plant based but they're not whole foods!

 

For a quick guide to which ingredients to prioritise, and which to avoid, refer back to the DFN Healthy Food Guide.

Online recipes

Plant Plate (AU)

Plant Plate (AU)

Delicious recipes by Australian nutritionist Emma Roche, developed with simplicity and affordability in mind

The Better Base (NZ)

The Better Base (NZ)

Recipe selection from DFN's Hannah O'Malley, BPharm, who is on a mission to help make WFPB eating fun and easy for all

Cooking With Plants (AU)

Cooking With Plants (AU)

An Aussie blog and vlog packed with healthy recipes by Anja Cass who has her own inspiring plant-based recovery story

The Plant Advantage (AU)

The Plant Advantage (AU)

Aussie recipe-creator Libby Hergenhan combines simplicity and budget-friendliness with wholesome plant-based deliciousness via her online recipes and ebooks.

Forks Over Knives (US)

Forks Over Knives (US)

A fantastic selection of delicious, nourishing, easy-to-prepare recipes from forksoverknives.com

Dreena Burton (US)

Dreena Burton (US)

This site shares a world of vibrant dishes made from health-supporting, minimally processed foods.

Plant Strong (US)

Plant Strong (US)

Plant-strong recipes for the whole family from Rip Esselstyn and the team at plantstrong.com

Plant Pure Kitchen (US)

Plant Pure Kitchen (US)

Nourishing, accessible and enjoyable recipes for all occasions from The Plant Pure Kitchen

Plant Based Cooking Show (US)

Plant Based Cooking Show (US)

Plant based cooking is made easy in this recipe blog and vlog full of enticing WFPB recipes

Chloe's Clean Cuisine (US)

Chloe's Clean Cuisine (US)

Chloe's flavourful recipes are designed to promotes health and wellbeing using the latest nutritional science.

Fat Free Vegan (US)

Fat Free Vegan (US)

A fantastic collection of hundreds of healthy plant-based recipes with no added oil

Happy Herbivore (US)

Happy Herbivore (US)

Lovingly home-tested recipes specially developed to assist with sustainable weight loss

Find FAQ answers about whole food plant-based nutrition here

Our Doctors For Nutrition shopping list is also a great resource for pantry, fridge and freezer essentials! 


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