Standard American Diet
CNS Director of Education Jill Edwards, MS, CEP discusses the standard American diet (SAD), sometimes referred to as the "Western diet".
What do I eat?
It's pretty simple: whole, unrefined, plant-based foods. That's it.
The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are enormous. When you adopt a whole food, plant-based lifestyle you can increase the odds that you will:
Go for green, use orange sparingly and stay away from red.
Starting Your Journey
Lindsay S. Nixon, best-selling author of the Happy Herbivore series of cookbooks helps us get started on our whole food, plant-based journey.
Stock Your Pantry
A well-stocked pantry can provide a sense of safety and control when the news is frightful and the future uncertain. Stocking up now on whole, plant-based food items will help you weather the storm with less stress.
Stock Your Refrigerator
If you're preparing to stay home more than usual, it's important to have healthful foods on hand in the refrigerator.
Stock Your Freezer
Stock your freezer with a few go-to ingredients, and learn our strategies for using your freezer to save money and create faster, plant-based meals.
Lindsay explains several replacements to use when adopting a whole food, plant-based lifestyle.
Malik Yakini discusses the importance of food equity in creating a vibrant, just and sustainable food system. Food equity is the concept that all people have the ability and opportunity to grow and to consume healthful, affordable, and culturally significant foods.
Nutrition for Kids
Pediatrician Jackie Busse, MD discusses the significant impact childhood nutrition has on lifelong health. Many of the chronic diseases of adulthood have their beginnings in childhood and if we're serious about preventing them, we need to focus on whole food, plant-based nutrition for kids.
Cooking Without Oil
CNS Communications and Content Coordinator Evelisse Capó, PharmD shares how easy it is to cook delicious meals without using oil. One of the most important aspects of following a whole food, plant-based lifestyle, is eliminating added oil from your diet. Before long, you'll wonder why you ever needed it in the first place!
Dr. Capó and her daughter Sheriza share some of their favorite immune boosting tips. For more delicious, healthy plant-based recipes, download our free Immune Boosting Recipes eBook.
Quick & Easy Recipe Ideas
There's nothing better than healthy, delicious meals that don't take hours to prepare, especially when you're transitioning. Check out the following quick and easy recipe videos.
Asparagus in Black Bean Sauce
Thai Noodle Salad
Dig Deeper with the
Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate
Dig Deeper with the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate
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