Top 11 Cookbooks with Plant-Based Recipes

There are many good cookbooks with plant-based recipes out there to help keep you well supplied with recipes and meal ideas. Well, this 11 are the best.

1. Plant Based Cookbook – Over 500 Whole Food Plant-Based

Here you can find over 500 Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes for Excellent Health and Healthy Weight Loss. This book contains non-meat recipes with available servings for each. With this book as your tool towards your goals of excellent health and weight loss, you will find these varieties of recipes as the best resource for your cooking needs!

2. Plant Based Cookbook – Alkaline Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss & Health

Effective, 100% natural solutions to feel amazing and start losing weight. Without feeling deprived. Once and for all.

This Edition includes 3 Alkaline Diet Cookbook::

  • Breakfast Recipes: Insanely Good Alkaline Plant-Based Recipes for Weight Loss & Healing,
  • Lunch Recipes: Insanely Delicious Alkaline Plant-Based Recipes for Weight Loss & Healing, and
  • Dinner Recipes: Delicious Alkaline Plant-Based Recipes for Health & Massive Weight Loss.

With this cookbook, you will discover over 120 amazing alkaline friendly, plant-based recipes. And that will help you revolutionize all areas of your health, and (if desired) lose weight!

Wouldn’t it be great to be up early every day, feeling amazing, and actually looking forward to starting your day? Wouldn’t it be great to eliminate those afternoon energy crashes and stop being dependent on caffeine? And wouldn’t it be great to start losing weight naturally without torturing yourself with calorie counting and unrealistic starvation diets?

You see, the alkaline diet is not about eating 100% alkaline. It’s not about surviving on cucumbers and kale. It’s about abundance!

The good news is that you are just about to discover tasty and healthy plant-based recipes. And that is not all, you will eat a clean, balanced diet inspired by the alkaline diet and actually enjoy it! Guilt-free treats and super tasty meals in their alkaline plant-based versions are also included

Most ingredients are really easy, every day and “common sense” ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store or supermarket. You don’t need to be a good cook or a qualified chef to learn those simple and delicious recipes. Also, you don’t need any fancy kitchen equipment to get started on the plant-based recipes contained in this cookbook.

3. The First Mess Cookbook Vibrant Plant-Based Recipes to Eat Well Through the Seasons

Laura in her debut cookbook presents a visually stunning collection of recipes highlighting the beauty of the seasons.  With more than 125 produce-forward recipes she shows that plant-based wellness is delicious.

She grew up working at her family’s local food market and vegetable patch in the Niagara region of southern Ontario. After attending culinary school and working in one of Canada’s original farm-to-table restaurants, she launched The First Mess blog at the urging of her friends in order to share the delicious, healthy, seasonal meals. Her delicious vegan recipes quickly attracted a large international following.

The Cookbook is filled with more of the exquisitely prepared plant-based recipes and lush photography that fans of the blog have come to expect. With recipes like Fluffiest Multigrain Pancakes, Meyer Lemon Romanesco Glow Salad, Eggplant “Bolognese” Pasta, and desserts like Earl Grey Tiramisu, this Cookbook is a must-have for any home cook looking to prepare healthy plant-based meals with the best the seasons have to offer.

4. Plant-Based Cookbook – Good for Your Heart, Your Health, and Your Life; 200 Whole-food Recipes 

This Cookbook includes 200 satisfying and delicious meatless, dairy-free recipes. Here you will also find everything you need to know to transition to a plant-based diet easily.

With more than 200 hearty vegetarian and vegan recipes, from basics such as stocks and sauces to appetizers, meatless mains, bakes and casseroles, grains and pasta, tofu, tempeh, and seitan, desserts, and more the health benefits of a plant-based diet are at your fingertips.

The Plant-Based Cookbook also provides nutritional information, tips on transitioning to a plant-based diet. Also here you can find how to make your favorite recipes meat-free. You will learn about vegan sources of protein, cooking techniques, and advice for the newbie on easy-to-do plant-based cooking.

Whether by choice or by a doctor’s orders, you will get all of the information you need in the Plant-Based Cookbook to make satisfying meatless meals.

5. The Greenhouse Cookbook – Plant-Based Eating and DIY Juicing

The best plant-based whole food recipes to help you feel energized, refreshed and ready to greet each day. From the founders of Greenhouse Juice Co.

It is a stunning collection of 100 easy-to-make recipes—50 to eat with a fork, spoon or your fingers, and 50 to serve in a glass—makes eating and drinking more plants effortless. Here you will find all, from breakfasts both quick and leisurely to satisfying lunches and weekday-friendly dinners. The recipes in the cookbook demonstrate how simple it can be to create delicious plant-based meals to delight omnivores and vegetarians alike.

Canada’s leading cold-pressed juice start-up company reveals their “secret sauce” by sharing their private recipes for juices, smoothies, different kinds of nut milk, tonics and cleanses in the Greenhouse Cookbook.

6. Plant Based Cookbook – Over 50 Super Easy

Plant Based Cookbook: Sticking to a plant-based diet made from whole foods is said to be beneficial to you and your family’s health. Dr. Oz says that families that make healthy choices together stay healthy together. You can use this Cookbook as a meal planner to keep your family healthy and happy.

It is proved that by omitting certain foods from our diets and sticking to a low fat, non-meat plant-based diet could be one of the best things that we can do for our overall health. This is particularly true when you replace the bad things that you are eating with foods that are known to have clear health benefits. This makes perfect sense because plant-based foods are full of nutrients. They contain anti-oxidant, anti-aging, and disease-fighting properties which work together to keep your body fit and healthy.

It is a challenge to cook and eat the right things every single day. But, to eat only the best food is one of the best gifts you can give your family and yourself.

Some of the recipes included in this book are:
  • Healthy Smoothies (Pure Papaya Smoothie, Mango Medley, Banana & Vanilla Smoothie, Healthy Green Smoothie, Cool Carrot Smoothie, Purifying Pineapple Smoothie);
  • Salads & Bean Dishes (Classic Mixed Bean Salad, Roast Potato & Green Bean Salad, Spicy Chili, Spinach & Sweet Potato Salad);
  • Cannellini & Spinach Salad Burgers (Sweet Potato Burgers, Jamaican Jerk Burger, Kidney Bean Burgers, Mushroom Burgers);
  • Portobello & Onion Burgers Hearty Soups (Spicy Cauliflower Soup, Winter Green Soup, Butternut Squash Soup, Sweet Potato & Red Onion Soup, Pumpkin Soup, Carrot & Avocado Soup);
  • Casseroles & Stews (Brown Rice Stew, Simple Vegetable Stew,  Spicy Potato Stew, Jamaican Bean Stew, Vegetable & Lentil Stew,  Quinoa Casserole,  Squash Casserole);
  • Desserts (Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Avocado Drops, Vanilla Cupcakes, Banana Cake, Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits, Lemon Pudding & Sticky Sauce) and more.

These whole foods recipes are quick & easy to prepare and are really tasty. With this recipes will have your family eating healthy in no time at all.

7. Vegan for Everybody – Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between

In this cookbook, America’s Test Kitchen decodes and demystifies vegan cooking. So, you can reap its many benefits and avoid the pitfalls of bland food, lack of variety, and over-processed ingredients. Here you’ll find approachable, fresh, vibrant recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in between.

Veganism is going mainstream. The benefits of consuming minimal animal products appear frequently in the news, and public figures and celebrities have openly embraced the tenets of a vegan diet. Whether exploring a vegan diet for health, environmental, or political reasons, more and more people are looking to get healthy, plant-based meals onto their table. But eating vegan can seem overwhelming: Will it be flavorful? Satisfying? Easy to make? And it’s easy to rely on processed foods.

America’s Test Kitchen addresses head-on what intimidates people: finding great-tasting and filling vegan protein options, cooking without dairy, preparing different whole grains and vegetables, and even baking. With this cookbook, you can try more than 200 vibrant, foolproof recipes including “cheesy” pizza you’ll actually want to eat. Also, here you will find proper day-starters, filling vegetable-and-grain bowls, new dinner favorites, appetizers, DIY staples, and the ultimate birthday cake. Well, this cookbook has something satisfying for everyone – the committed vegan or simply those looking to freshen up their cooking.

8. Forks Over Knives the Cookbook – With over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year

With the New York Times Bestseller – Forks Over Knives Cookbook, a whole-foods plant-based diet that has never been easier and tastier.  You will learn to cook the Forks Over Knives way with more than 300 recipes for every day!

Forks Over Knives-the book, the film, the movement is back again in a cookbook New York Times Bestseller.

9. The PlantPure Nation Cookbook – The Official Companion Cookbook to the Breakthrough Film with over 150 Plant-Based Recipes

As the PlantPure Nation documentary film’s official companion cookbook, The PlantPure Nation Cookbook brings this powerful, science-based approach to nutrition from the big screen to your kitchen. Here you will find some of the same mouthwatering recipes that kick-started the revolution, promoting the health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet.

Author Kim Campbell is the wife of PlantPure Nation Executive Producer and Director Nelson Campbell. Her father-in-law is Dr. T. Colin Campbell, coauthor of The China Study which is a father of the modern plant-based nutrition movement. Also, she is a culinary contributor, recipe developer, and cooking instructor at health and wellness business “Campbell Wellness”. In the PlantPure Nation Cookbook, she shares more than 150 extensively tested, 100% plant-based recipes that she has created and cultivated over 25 years of vegan cooking, such as:

  • Buffalo Beans and Greens,
  • No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie,
  • Spinach Lasagna,
  • Green Pepper Tofu Scramble, or
  • Reuben Casserole

With a foreword by Dr. Campbell, in this Cookbook, you will find tips and tricks, and also grocery lists for people interested in a whole food, plant-based diet. And with intimate background and behind-the-scenes details from the film, this companion cookbook is a must-have for stimulating healthful eating in your home.

10. The China Study Cookbook – Over 120 Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes

With 850,000 copies sold, The China Study has been hailed as one of the most important health and nutrition books ever published. It disclosed that the traditional Western diet has led to our modern health crisis and the widespread growth of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Based on the most comprehensive nutrition study ever conducted, the book reveals that a plant-based diet leads to optimal health with the power to halt or reverse many diseases.

The China Study Cookbook takes these scientific findings and puts them into action. Written by LeAnne Campbell, daughter of The China Study author T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and mother of two hungry teenagers, The China Study Cookbook features delicious, easily prepared plant-based recipes with no added fat and minimal sugar and salt that promote optimal health.

From her Breakfast Home-Fry Hash and Fabulous Sweet Potato Enchiladas to No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars and Cheese(less) Cake, all of LeAnne’s recipes follow three important principles:

  1. Optimal nutrition is based on eating food rather than nutrient supplements
  2. The closer that foods are to their native states—prepared with minimal cooking, salting, and processing—the greater the long-term health benefits of eating them
  3. It is best to choose locally and organically grown produce whenever possible

The Cookbook is filled with helpful tips on substitutions, keeping foods nutrient-rich, and transitioning to a plant-based diet. The China Study Cookbook shows how to transform individual health and the health of the entire family.

11. The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook – Over 125 Delicious, Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook is the long-awaited companion to the revolutionary New York Times bestseller.

T. Colin Campbell is just one of the many supporters of Caldwell B. Esselstyn’s bestseller, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. The plant-based nutrition plan Dr. Esselstyn advocates based on his twenty-year nutritional study. More than 336,000 readers have benefited from the revolutionary regimen so far, including Samuel L. Jackson.

Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn are a mother-daughter team with decades of experience developing delicious, healthful dishes for both their family and Dr. Esselstyn’s many grateful patients. In this much-anticipated cookbook, they share more than 125 delicious and nutritious recipes that make it easy to follow Dr. Esselstyn’s lifesaving dietary advice. Heart disease remains one of today’s deadliest killers, and this Cookbook empowers readers to make their hearts healthier.

Do you have some of these plant-based cookbooks?