Best Documentaries, Books and Resources for Healthy Cooking and Eating

When I first embarked on this health journey, I couldn’t find enough resources for healthy cooking and eating to keep me satisfied! After watching all of the best documentaries on Netflix about health and food, and binge reading Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, and the like, I decided to create a spot where people can find resources about healthy living, the effects of our food system on the environment, becoming a better cook, and more.

Recommended Reading

Any and all books by Mark Bittman
VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
A Bone to Pick: The good and bad news about food, with wisdom and advice on diets, food safety, GMOs, farming, and more

Any and all books by Michael Pollan 
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Bon Appétit Magazine—Get a subscription! It’s my favorite food mag and I get endless inspiration from its glossy pages. Sometimes it’s nice to hold a print product in your hands!

Top Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian and Vegan Cookbooks

The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon

The VB6 Cookbook: More than 350 Recipes for Healthy Vegan Meals All Day and Delicious Flexitarian Dinners at Night by Mark Bittman

Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients from the editors of Whole Living Magazine

Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats: Cut Out the Gluten and Enjoy an Even Healthier Vegan Diet with Recipes for Fabulous, Allergy-Free Fare by Allyson Kramer

The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook 2: Over 150 brand new great-tasting recipes that keep you lean! by Tosca Reno

Additional Resources for Aspiring Cooks

The Flavor Bible by Karen Page, Andrew Dornenburg

Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman

Chef’s Table – a Netflix series

Best Food Blogs and Food Sites

None of these sites are strictly gluten free and/or vegan, but they all tend to have a whole foods philosophy.—has a great e-newsletter!
Green Kitchen Stories
Pinch of Yum
Gimme Some Oven
Minimalist Baker
Fresh Tart

Best Food/Health Documentaries

Forks Over Knives
Fed Up!
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Food, Inc.
Super Size Me
Food Matters
Bite Size
Food Chain$
Hungry for Change
King Corn

If you have things to add, please let me know in the comments. I am, of course, always looking for more resources myself and I’ll add to this as I go!

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