Meal Plans

Programs for getting started on a whole food plant based diet:

Whole Food Plant-Based on $5 a Day – Emma Roche (2015) and see also the Summer Edition (2016). The $5 is for the USA, but there are also costings for Australia and the UK. Includes a 4-week meal plan with recipes, shopping tips and prep guides.

Free McDougall Program – includes advice for getting started on a plant based diet, with a 10-day meal plan developed by Dr John and Mary McDougall.

21-day Vegan Kickstart Program – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (USA). The low-fat plant-based diet program goes live from the 1st of each month, based on research by Dr Neal Barnard. Sign up for free.

Happy Herbivore’s 7-day meal plans –  Cost US$18.99 monthly subscription. Meal plans are updated each week and include a shopping list. Gluten free options provided.

Forks Meal Planner – Cost US$5 per week (based on monthly payment, or less if you sign up for an annual or quarterly payment). You can test it out by signing up for a 7-day free sample.

Other resources

Jeff Novick’s DVDs – Jeff Novick is a registered dietitian and he has created a series of 3 Cooking DVDs called Fast Food. The first one: Fast Food: The Basics is excellent for understanding the basic cooking ingredients and techniques for healthy plant-based eating. He has also created a series of Nutrition DVDs to help you choose the healthiest foods. You can order them though VegSource. Check out some previews of Jeff’s DVDs:

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Page created 27 January 2013
Page last updated 16 August 2017