Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge

Health & Nutrition

GETTING STARTED:  Transitioning to a Vegan diet

Going Vegan With Ellen DeGeneres

21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health by Dr. Neal Barnard (also available on DVD, and as free downloadable “app” for your i-phone, and as free on-line program beginning Jan. 1)

The 30-Day Vegan Challenge by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Perfect Formula Diet by Janice Stanger *website

Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn


Power Plate from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Nutrition Guides:  (Choose one for your bookshelf!)

Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet by Jack Norris and Virginia Messina

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT

Nutrition Websites:

Dr. Michael Greger Nutrition Facts

Jeff Novick, RD

Vegetarian Resource Group (health, nutrition & recipes)

Emily Webber – Deliciously Green  (nutrition, cooking instruction & recipes)


The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook

125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Jump-Start Weight Loss and Help You Feel Great by Dr. Neal Barnard

How it all Vegan: Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet

by Tanya Barnard & Sarah Kramer

Happy Herbivore

by Lindsay Nixon



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