Plant-Based Resources

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Below are some helpful resources for parents at all stages of the vegan/vegetarian/plant-based journey. For more, Park Slope Parents has a Vegetarian/Vegan group. Join here if you are a Brooklyn parent and want to gain access to other families who are raising their children on a plant-based diet!

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Communities and organizations


The Vegan View

YouTube talk show that focuses on food, fashion and friends in the vegan community. The Facebook group is for people who watch the show to discuss all things vegan.

 

Vegans of New York

The purpose of VoNY is to normalize veganism. The group offers a social outlet and a strong sense of community to those who have chosen the vegan lifestyle, to combat burnout and to help vegans confront a non-vegan world.

 

Podcasts

 

Generation V

A podcast for the health-conscious.

 

Nutrition Rounds

Dr. Danielle Belardo's podcast for anyone interested in learning about plant-based nutrition through an evidence-based approach. Every week, Nutrition Rounds shares insights and interviews with physicians who are leading experts in nutrition and health.

 

The Plantiful

Isabelle and Noah share their plant-based journeys with other individuals and couples who are looking to build a healthy, sustainable life. The Plantiful Podcast shares the inspiring stories and practical advice of vegan change makers across the health, wellness, and fitness industries.

 

Nutrition Facts with Dr. Greger

Michael Greger, MD, FACLM, founder of NutritionFacts.org, and author of New York Times bestseller How Not to Die, celebrates evidence-based nutrition to add years to our life and life to our years.

 

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Articles

 

The Guardian —  "UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet"

In this article: Lesser consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change, UN report says.

 

UN Environment — "Tackling the world’s most urgent problem: meat"

In this article: Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are joint winners of the Champions of the Earth Award, in the Science and Innovation category.

 

Books

 

Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer

Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day that inspired the documentary of the same name.

 

Brands

 

Kite Hill

Kite Hill puts blue sky thinking in action to create plant-based products that are truly healthy and delicious.

 

Online magazines

 

Veg News

Your ultimate source for all things vegan: recipes, news, and lifestyle content.

 

Raise Vegan

The parenting magazine for vegans, available in print, online, and mobile app.

 

Vegan Lifestyle Online

Monthly magazine full of inspiring interviews, delicious recipes and vegan tips.

 

Totally Vegan Buzz

Community for vegans and the vegan curious with totally vegan news, entertainment & resources.

 

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PDFs

 

Kaiser Permanente Guide

This booklet includes information to help you follow a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet.

 

Eat Forum Report

This 32-page report is an adapted summary of the Commission Food in The Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems.

 

Eating well: snacks for 1-4 year olds

This resource provides ideas for snacks for 1-4 year olds that are both contributory to their nutritional intake and not damaging to emerging and developing teeth.

 

Nutritionists and dieticians

 

Grazing Greens

Practical tips and evidence-based nutritional info from NYC-based dietician Karin Gibson on how to raise plant-based kids.

 

The Plant Based Dietician

Kiah Paetz is a dietician specializing in plant-based nutrition. 

 

Dietician Debbie

Vegetarian recipes from Chicago-based registered dietitian and nutritionist Deborah Murphy.

 

Priceless Nutrition

Plant-based nutrition for busy professionals and parents from Brooklyn-based mama Meredith Price.

 

Plant Based Gut Doc

Vanessa Mendez, MD, is a gastroenterologist and internal medicine doctor based in South Florida.

 

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Recipe resources

 

Vegan Richa

Recipe developer, blogger, and photographer Richa loves to show people how easy it is to cook vegan Indian or other cuisines.

 

Rabbit & Wolves

Lauren Hartmann is a classically trained pastry chef who shares recipes on her blog for simple yet exceptional vegan comfort food.

 

Connoisseurs Veg

Alissa started her recipe blog in 2013 as a way to share some of her favorite vegan recipes and inspire herself and others to create new ones.

 

Tiny Vegan Tummies

Vegan meal ideas/recipes/snacks and more from a UK-based mom raising a vegan baby.

 

Nora Cooks Vegan

Nora Taylor shares vegan recipes that are simple, affordable, family-friendly and meat-eater-approved.

 

Feed Me Vegan, Lucy Watson

Packed with comforting, easy-to-make and totally delicious recipes, Feed Me Vegan shows you can be vegan and still have your cake (and mac and cheese, and lasagne, and pancakes) and eat it.

 

Deliciously Ella cookbook series, Ella Mills Woodward

From the founder of the wildly popular food blog Deliciously Ella, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free recipes that capture the amazing things we can do with natural ingredients.

 

BOSH!: Healthy Vegan

BOSH!: Simple Recipes * Amazing Food * All Plants

Bish Bash Bosh!: Your Favorites * All Plants, Ian Theasby and Henry David Firth

Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, creators of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing plant-based platform, BOSH!, are the new faces of the food revolution. Their online channels have well over one million fans and constantly inspire people to cook ultra-tasty and super simple recipes at home. Always ensuring they stick to fresh, supermarket-friendly ingredients, BOSH! truly is "plant-based food for everyone."

 

 

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Other websites

 

Mic the Vegan

Mic the Vegan is a vegan science writer covering a variety of topics from the health effects of a vegan diet and the environmental impact of eating animal products to the sociological phenomenon of casual animal exploitation.

 

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

The Physicians Committee is dedicated to saving and improving human and animal lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research.

 

Nutrition Facts

Find out what the latest science is saying about your favorite foods to help you make the healthiest choices for you and your family.

 

Plant Based News

Plant Based News aims to empower people to make better choices by raising awareness about the climate crisis, environmentalism, animal rights, ethical consumerism, and healthy plant-based living.

 

Films

 

Cowspiracy

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a feature-length environmental documentary following filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today—and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

 

What the Health

What the Health is the follow-up film from the creators of Cowspiracy. The film follows Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases – and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it.

 

The Game Changers

Presented by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Chris Paul, The Game Changers is a new documentary about meat, protein and strength.

 

Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the chronic diseases that afflict us can be controlled or even reversed by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

 

Earthlings

EARTHLINGS is a 2005 American documentary film about humankind's total dependence on animals for economic purposes.

 

Dominion

By exploring six primary facets of our interaction with animals—companion animals, wildlife, scientific research, entertainment, clothing, and food—Dominion questions the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.

 

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Personalities and inspirations

 

Nimai Delgado

The vegan bodybuilder behind the Generation V podcast.

 

Jayde Nicole

Fitness personality focusing on food education, veganism, and environmentalism.

 

Video clips

 

The Economist — How could veganism change the world?

In this short video: Interest in vegan food and its associated health benefits has been booming across the rich world. A global retreat from meat could have a far-reaching environmental impact.

 

Restaurants

 

P.S. Kitchen

Based in Hell's Kitchen, this restaurant's mission is to leverage the power of good food and an open heart to lovingly serve its clients, employees, society and the earth.