Resources for Vegetarian Cooking

Looking to become vegetarian or incorporate more meatless meals? The following are books and online resources to help guide you on vegetarian cooking and nutrition.



The New American Plate Cookbook: Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Life by American Institute for Cancer Research

This cookbook is specifically geared to provide nutrition to manage serious conditions such as cancer and heart disease. It features 200 vegetarian based meals.

Eat For Health by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Features two books: a cookbook and nutrition/lifestyle book. Don’t worry about trying to adhere to the lifestyle, just enjoy the yummy recipes!

Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food by Jessica Seinfeld

This cookbook was intended to sneak veggies onto your child’s plate, but is also perfect for the grown-up learning to love his or her veggies!

The Healthy Green Drink Diet: Advice and Recipes to Energize, Alkalize, Lose Weight, and Feel Great by Jason Manheim

This cookbook features a variety of green smoothies and juices.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Vegetarian Practice Group recommends the following books

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

Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet
by Brenda Davis, RD and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD

The New Becoming Vegetarian: The Essential Guide To A Healthy Vegetarian Diet
by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, and Breda Davis, RD

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food
by Mark Bittman

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
by Deborah Madison

The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion
by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Simply Vegan: Quick Vegetarian Meals
by Debra Wasserman

Online Resources

If you’re not sure how to cook all these great new fruits and veggies, check out:

If you are looking for everything from healthy tips to meal planning to recipes, visit:

For Vegetarian Recipes from simple to complex, check out:

For the more adventurous palate, try:

If you’re not sure what a serving should look like, please visit:

For soup recipes, visit:

For smoothie recipes, visit:

For cancer specific vegetarian recipes from the American Institute for Cancer Research, visit:

About the author

Melissa Kavanaugh is a first year graduate student at Drexel University. She is working towards her Masters in Human Nutrition and is completing the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian. Melissa earned her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in Accounting and Finance and worked in industry for 4 years before deciding to change careers and pursue her true passions: nutrition and fitness. In addition to nutrition, Melissa went back to school for fitness and currently holds Personal Training and Group Fitness certifications from the American Council on Exercise. She teaches weekly ballet bar and strength training classes in addition to working one on one with clients to achieve their fitness goals. Melissa enjoys cooking and creating fun and easy recipes. She is excited and honored to be a contributor to Oncolink.

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