The 7 Best Healthy Plant-based Cookbooks

Are you looking for healthy plant-based cookbooks but don’t know where to look? Don’t worry we have you covered.

Here’s our list of 7 healthy plant-based cookbooks we think you’ll love.

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced vegan chef, there’s something on this list for everyone.

Keep yourself from drooling over these enticing cookbooks with a bag of our peanut butter cups to snack on while you read.


Healthy plant-based cookbooks

"Vegan on a Budget” - by Liv B

low budget plant-based recipes

Olivia Biermann, known as Liv B online, is a YouTube sensation known for her yummy, cheap and easy vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Liv is definitely a relatable character, aiming to create delicious meals that don’t require us to spend hours in the kitchen. Her style of cooking is so appealing because she uses minimal ingredients that are also inexpensive. The result? Quick, easy, and tasty meals that fit around our busy schedules and are simple enough to make. No professional experience is needed.

Liv’s recipe book “Vegan on a Budget” contains 112 affordable recipes, ranging from sauces to store in your fridge to hearty desserts you can share with friends and family. Liv even has a YouTube video that gives you a sneak peek into her cookbook – just in case you needed some extra convincing.

“Plants Only Kitchen” - by Gaz Oakly

gaz oakley plant-based cookbook

Our next vegan chef comes to us from the UK. If you haven’t heard of him yet, Gaz Oakly is someone all good foodies need to have on their radar. Some might even coin Gaz as a pioneer of vegan food. A professional chef who has produced some of the most inventive and easy vegan recipes out there using ingredients such as liquid smoke and seaweed.

Gaz saves some of his more complicated recipes for his YouTube channel. He recently produced a cookbook that makes vegan food look so appealing that you might never want to eat meat again. It really does taste THAT GOOD.

Gaz has always focused on creating hearty vegan meals that contain high in protein vegan foods making them perfect for vegan meal prep. His latest cookbook “Plants Only Kitchen” contains some of his most simple vegan recipes that anyone can make. Protein packed and full of flavor? Sounds like plants won’t leave us feeling hungry ever again.

“No Meat Athlete” - by Matt Frazier

high in protein plant-based recipes

Matt Frazier is an ultramarathon runner and family man, who has run multiple races including qualifying for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:09:59. He recently wrote and published his recipe book “No Meat Athlete” to show people that plant-based diets do work and have multiple benefits. If a professional athlete is making vegan recipes work, we can too!

More and more athletes are turning to a vegan diet and this book is for our athletic readers! (And potential athletes). A big taboo around plant-based recipes is that they don’t provide sufficient volume, nutrition, and protein for recovering athletes. This healthy plant-based cookbook proves otherwise with its range of high in protein vegan foods and high protein vegan dinners, lunches and breakfasts. 

"Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook" - by Rainbow Plant Life’s Nisha Vora

instant pot plant-based cookbook

Finally! A recipe book filled with gloriously indulgent one pot recipes. If you want an easy vegan recipe- this book has plenty. Nisha Vora, runs her online blog Rainbow Plant Life alongside being a lawyer. She recently stepped away from law and followed her passion for cooking, releasing her vegan cookbook: The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook: Wholesome, Indulgent Plant-Based Recipes!

Verified by instant pot, everything is made with wholesome ingredients with a few rich and indulgent recipes for those days you need a bit of extra comfort. All the recipes are vegan friendly with tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your vegan meals. The book contains a nice variety of both vegan breakfast recipes and vegan dinner recipes. Plus, vegan desserts! One pot cooking is never limited in this vegan cookbook. 

"Vegan Comfort Classics" - by Lauren Toyota

vegan cookbook

Lauren Toyota is hands down one of the most experienced and gourmet vegan chefs out there. She is the connoisseur of vegan food with 2 best selling vegan cookbooks on her record. She’s been producing recipe content primarily on YouTube since her channel launch in February 2015 and in that time has ranked up to 38 million channel views and counting.

Her cookbook “Vegan comfort classics” delivers just what everyone wants. Over 100 recipes consisting of delicious, heartwarming comfort classics like Philly Cheesesteak, mac ‘n’ cheese and vegan fried chicken! Lauren really is a delight to listen to, and her recipes never seem to let you down. Some recipes are more complex than others, but if you’re looking to be a versatile vegan cook- this is the vegan cookbook for you.

"Crossroads" - by Tal Ronnen

mediterranean vegan recipe cookbook

Crossroads is not what people picture when they think of a vegan restaurant. The upmarket vegan dining hub is situated on the corner of Melrose and Sweetzer in Los Angeles California and sets out to prove not all vegan food needs to be basic and boring.

Chef Tal Ronnen has made healthy plant-based food more accessible for everyone. Proving that the flavors we crave are easily replicated in dishes made without animal products. “Crossroads” features mainly Mediterranean recipes that need only simple preparation and fresh ingredients. With more than 100 healthy vegan recipes that fit perfectly with today’s modern plate, this is the perfect book for mindful eaters. It even makes a great luxury gift for loved ones!

"Vegetable Kingdom" - by Bryant Terry

vegetable plant-based cooking

Our last and probably favorite cookbook comes from chef and sustainability activist Bryant Terry. He has released 6 cookbooks and is a former Ph.D. student who holds an M.A. in History with an emphasis on the African Diaspora from NYU. Bryant is refreshing to follow because his cooking is inspired by good health and well-being for both children and adults.

His cookbook “Vegetable Kingdom” is a personal favorite and went on to win the NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Literary Work) and being named one of the best healthy plant-based cookbooks of the year by huge companies including The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Vogue, Forbes, Epicurious, and others.  It centers around cooking only with vegetables and finding fun and creative ways to make them taste mouth wateringly good.

The book is organized by ingredient, making it easy to create simple dishes with fresh ingredients from your local food market. Bryant also covers the basics of vegan cooking, helping us to assemble flavorful salads and cook warming soups and stews. If there’s anyone you need to learn cooking from, it’s Bryant Terry!


With 7 healthy plant-based cookbooks to choose from you’re bound to be cooking up some hearty homemade meals in no time.

We know how difficult it can be to find the time to cook, so grab one of these healthy plant-based cookbooks to take some of the pressure off.

What about you? Do you have some of these cookbooks in your library already?

The MiiRO goal is to provide you with some amazing recipes (which you can find on our blog) that you will want to make again and again. You can use our MiiRO chocolate treats in your home baking – so take some time to get to know them and we guarantee you’ll be impressing friends with your delicious culinary skills!

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