Here are a few of my favorite resources on healthy lifestyle and plant-based nutrition. In addition to the below categories, I’ve compiled Sprouting Wellness “Thriving Ten” downloadable resource lists for your reference. Happy learning!

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COVID-19 Family Wellness Roadmap

Download this free concise overview of key healthy lifestyle habits to implement in your family during the pandemic - and beyond!

Healthy Plant-Based Snack Swaps Chart

Get easy, healthy plant-based snack ideas to swap out the processed stuff. The snack swaps are great for both kids and adults!

Sprouting Wellness “Thriving Ten” Favorites

These are a few of our favorite things! While it is incredible living in the information age, it can be overwhelming to sift through it all, especially for busy parents. Enter the Sprouting Wellness “Thriving Ten” top ten resource lists. By no means exhaustive, these lists can still serve as a great starting point for further learning.

I want the complete Thriving Ten Resource List bundle!

Plant-Based Nutrition Books

Plant-Based Cookbooks

Healthy Lifestyle Podcasts

Mindfulness Resources 

Food Equity Resources

Habit Change Resources


Plant-Based Nutrition:

Nourish: The Definitive Guide to Plant-Based Eating for Families, by Reshma Shah, MD and Brenda Davis, RD

Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right, by Joel Fuhrman

The Vegan Starter Kit: Everything You Need to Know about Plant-Based Eating, by Neal D. Barnard, MD

Fiber Fueled, by Will Bulsiewicz, MD

Forks over Knives Family: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Kids on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet, by Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD

The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health, by Colin T. Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell I

Your Complete Vegan Pregnancy: Your All-in-One Guide to a Healthy, Holistic, Plant-Based Pregnancy, by Reed Mangels

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease, by Michael Greger and Gene Stone

The Alzheimer’s Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age, by Dean Sherzai and Ayesha Sherzai

Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs, by Neal D. Barnard and Bryanna Clark Grogan.

The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease and Optimize Weight, by Valter Longo

Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases, by Dean Ornish, MD and Anne Ornish

Intuitive Eating:

Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids who Love to Eat Healthy, by Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, DO

Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, by Ellyn Satter


Help Yourself Cookbook, by Ruby Roth

Vive Le Vegan! Simple, Delectable Recipes for the Everyday Vegan Family, by Dreena Burton

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

The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less, by Brandi Doming

Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, by Chef AJ and Glen Merzer

Forks Over Knives -The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year, by Del Sroufe and Isa Chandra Moskowitz

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

Other good reads:

The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest (second edition), by Dan Buettner

Healthy At Last, by Eric P. Adams

Sugarproof, by Michael Goran, PhD and Emily Ventura, PhD, MPH

Cooking Blogs

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