12 Cookbooks for Healthy, Plant-Based Meals

February 19, 2023

If you have been looking for healthy plant-based food recipes to try, we got you. Here are 12 cookbooks that can get you started. These cookbooks are healthy meals specific, good for you, and good for the environment.

1. Whole Bowls - Allison Day

Are you a vegetarian or a vegan? Have you been looking for exciting, quick and easy to follow plant-based recipes? If you said Yes to these questions, check out Whole Bowls by Allison Day. Allison Day is a writer, bestselling author, food stylist, recipe developer, and content creator. This is her second cookbook has over 50 easy-to-follow recipes for your lunch or dinner. Learn More

Price: $23.90 (Hardcover)

Photo Credit: Allison Day Website

2. Whole Food Cooking Every Day  - Amy Chaplin

Amy Chaplin has worked as a vegetarian chef for over 20 years. Her recipes are inspired by nature and healing benefits of natural food ingredients. Author Amy Chaplin shares her key, base vegetarian recipes in each chapter that can change with variations of add-ins, toppings, substitutes, etc.

Price: $22.12 (Hardcover)

Photo Credit: Amy Chaplin Website

3. Ottolenghi Flavor - Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage and Tara Wigley

As New York Times Bestseller, Ottolenghi Flavor introduces over 100 delicious plant-based recipes. From processing your ingredients to pairing and identifying your produce, this cookbook will wow you and any of your dinner party guests. Learn More

Price: $20.75 (Hardcover)

Photo by Ottolenghi

4. Sustainable Kitchen - Jaynie McCloskey & Heather Wolfe

Dietitian Heather Wolfe and designer Jaynie McCloskey put their knowledge and experience into this cookbook for you to pursue a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle, starting in your kitchen. This is for those who seeks to prepare plant-based and environment-conscious meals.

Price: $36.22 (Hardcover)

Photo by Sustainable Kitchen

5. Oh She Glows Every Day - Angela Liddon

Oh She Glows Every Day contains over 100 plant-based and allergy-friendly recipes. You will find gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and kid-friendly recipe options for “every day” of the week or for more special occasions. Learn More

Price: $34.06 (Spiral-bound)

Photo Credit: Oh She Glows

6. Alternative Baker - Alanna Taylor-Tobin

If you have been looking for a new hobby or new weekend activities, try out baking recipes by Alanna Taylor-Tobin. All recipes are gluten-free and introduces nut- and grain-based alternative flours that are healthier option for you. Learn More

Price: $29.95 (Spiral-bound)

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7. Food 52 A New Way to Dinner - Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs

Say goodbye to the stressful, weekly meal-prep process. Food52’s A New Way to Dinner is packed with delicious recipes that will last for days. With detailed instructions for each step, you won’t miss a thing. Learn More

Price: $35 (Hardcover)

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8. Love is Served: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes from Southern California

This book was written by the executive chef, Seizan Dreux Ellis, at Café Gratitude. Café Gratitude was founded in the Bay Area with dishes named affirmations of self, "I Am Fearless", "I Am Humble". Since then the café expanded and they continuously serve organic and healthy meals for all. The book introduces Café Gratitude's recipe to your home. Learn More

Price: $18.99 (Hardcover)

Photo by Café Gratitude

9. Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes

Vegan chef, food justice activist, and author Bryant Terry breaks down the fundamentals of plant-based cooking in this book, showing you how to make delicious meals from popular vegetables, grains, and legumes. The author also covers the basics of vegan cooking, explaining the fundamentals of assembling flavorful dishes that are packed with fresh vegetables. Learn More

Price: $17.39 (Hardcover)

Photo by Bryan Terry

10. La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican Cooking with Authentic Flavor

Follow along with Jocelyn Ramirez as she transforms the traditional dishes she grew up making alongside her Abuela into wonderfully flavorful plant-based meals everyone will love. Make a foray into plant-based Mexican cooking and enjoy a new side of Latin cuisine. Learn More

Price: $29.93 (Spiral-bound)

Photo by Jocelyn Ramirez

11. The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen

In her debut cookbook, Joanne Lee Molinaro shares a collection of her favorite Korean dishes, some traditional and some reimagined, as well as poignant narrative snapshots that have shaped her family history. Dive into Korean cuisine through illustrative stories of the role of food in the immigrant experience. Learn More

Price: $17.71 (Hardcover)

Photo by Joanne Lee Molinaro

12. One: Pot, Pan, Planet: A Greener Way to Cook for You and Your Family and the Planet

Often times, the hardest part about eating healthy and cooking at home is the effort that goes into each meal. Award-winning cook Anna Jones curates a collection of one-pot/pan recipes with simple ingredient lists that keep things fast and easy. These highly varied every night recipes celebrate vegetables and deliver knock-out flavor  without taking time and energy. The book also gives advice on planning, shopping and reducing waste will make a difference. Learn More

Price: $23.99 (Hardcover)

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