Do you ever feel like there's so much to understand and consider on a plant-based diet?

Trust me, I get it. As a plant-based Registered Dietitian myself, I know first hand the typical struggles and concerns of following a plant-based diet. I've personally gone through them, and I've helped countless clients through them as well. Like 'How do I know what nutrients I need on a plant-based diet?', or 'How do I make sure I feel SATISFIED from my food on a plant-based diet?', or 'What supplements do I need?'. I had these questions too, and I'm here to answer them all for you, once and for all. With Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals, I teach you everything you need to know to thrive on a plant-based diet, so you feel confident in what you're feeding yourself and your family.

Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals is an online, virtual course to help you learn, understand, and (most importantly) implement everything you need to know to thrive on a plant-based diet. The course is made up of 9 modules, containing both videos of me fully explaining the topics, as well as guides, worksheets, and handouts. We cover transitioning to a plant-based diet, how to eat a nourishing and balanced plant-based diet, all of the nutrients you need to know about on a plant-based diet, how to get them, and whether supplements may be necessary, eating plant-based on a budget, and how to meal plan on a plant-based diet. You'll also have access to an exclusive Facebook group with other TOPBF members, where you can ask me questions, share struggles and triumphs, and where I'll be hosting a Facebook Live to answer any questions you may have about the course material! Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals is what I wish everyone knew about plant-based, vegetarian and/or vegan eating, brought right to your computer, so you can learn it anywhere. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or simply wanting to incorporate more plant-based foods into your everyday eating pattern, I'm here to help you and your family THRIVE.
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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals

    • Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals Introductory Handout
    • Welcome to Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals!
  • 2

    Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet

    • Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet Handout
    • Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet Video
  • 3

    The Plant-Based Balanced Plate Method

    • The Balanced Plant-Based Plate Handout
    • The Balanced Plate Method
  • 4

    Micronutrients on a Plant-Based Diet

    • Micronutrients on a Plant-Based Diet
    • Micronutrients on a Plant-Based Diet PART 1
    • Micronutrients on a Plant-Based Diet PART 2
  • 5

    Bloating on a Plant-Based Diet

    • Dealing with Bloating on a Plant-Based Diet (Part 1)
    • Dealing with Bloating on a Plant-Based Diet (Part 2)
    • Dealing with Bloating on a Plant-Based Diet
  • 6

    Eating Plant-Based Around Those Who Aren't

    • Eating Plant-Based Around those who Aren't
    • Eating Plant-Based Around Those Who Aren't
  • 7

    Grocery Shopping on a Budget

    • Plant-Based Grocery Shopping on a Budget
    • Plant-Based Grocery List
    • Grocery Shopping on a Budget
  • 8

    Meal Planning on a Plant-Based Diet

    • Meal Planning on a Plant-Based Diet
    • Easy Plant-Based Swaps
    • Meal Planning on a Plant-Based Diet
  • 9

    Thank You for Completing Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals!

    • Final Reflection
    • Thank You Video
    • Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals Feedback


by Karen T.

by Karen T.

"Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals taught me everything I need to know about plant-based eating.... it wasn’t until I took Lauren’s program that I felt truly comfortable with my food choices. Instead of giving a generic meal plan, she walks you through everything that needs to be considered when it comes to plant-based eating, from vitamins, minerals, to budget and simple, delicious recipes. I couldn’t have made the leap without Lauren’s course. Now I know how to eat to make me feel good, while also considering both my physical and mental health. I feel so much less stress about my food choices, knowing I’m doing what’s right for me, the planet and the animals. Thank you Lauren!"
by Connor S.

by Connor S.

"I’ve been vegan for a few years now but never felt truly confident or satisfied with my meal choices, until I took this program. I’ve also had this nagging problem of always feeling hungry soon after eating. Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals was exactly what I needed to feel confident with my food choices and helped me understand what nutrients I need, why, and how to get them. Loved Lauren’s course, and I feel really great about the fact that she’s a Registered Dietitian. I was blown away by her knowledge level and expertise. Highly recommend!"
by Kelly S.

by Kelly S.

"I’m not vegan or vegetarian, but I’ve been wanting to incorporate more plant-based foods. I was worried the information would be overwhelming, but Lauren delivered it in a way that was so easy to understand and most importantly, implement. Lauren has such a kind, knowledgeable demeanor and walks through everything you need to know. I’m only 80% plant-based but feel so confident and knowledgeable in my choices and how I feed my family. Thanks Lauren!"
by Carolyn

by Carolyn

"I enjoyed your online course very much.  It was just the right length and easy to follow.  Just over three years ago I switched to a plant-based diet although I still eat fish once a week. At 71 years old, I was concerned that I might have nutritional deficiencies. Your section on micronutrients and answers to my queries provided the guidance I needed. Keep up the good work. I would recommend your course to anyone contemplating a plant-based lifestyle. It would make the transition much easier."
by Karen W.

by Karen W.

"I am just starting my plant-based journey and I had so many questions on what to eat to provide my body with the nutrients it needs. After taking the course, I am much more confident in my choices, and what my meals should look like. As well, with having access for a year to the videos, I am sure I will be reviewing them as my journey continues. The amount of time spent each day on the course was quite manageable, and I really liked that although there were handouts with each day’s lessons, you went into more detail on your videos. I made quite a few notes during most of your videos. Knowing what I should be looking to include on a daily basis was so helpful. Lauren, thank you again for putting this course together. I will recommend it to anyone that is either starting a plant-based diet or already on one."
by Christine F.

by Christine F.

"I am halfway through the Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals course: absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend this course to everyone. Lauren is so knowledgeable and presents the information in an easy-to-understand format. I love her term, 'gentle nutrition'."

Hi, I'm Lauren

Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics and Plant-Based Nutrition Expert

As a plant-based Registered Dietitian, I can't wait to help you thrive on a plant-based diet. I started my journey as a Registered Dietitian working in a hospital setting, helping those with chronic diseases manage their health with nutrition. While I knew I loved working with individuals to better their health, my true passion area was always plant-based nutrition. I took a leap of faith and started Tasting to Thrive Nutrition & Wellness, my private practice where I help people, just like you, on their journey with plant-based nutrition. Throughout my time working as a Registered Dietitian in the plant-based nutrition space, I've worked with top researchers, physicians, and spoken at some of the most reputable plant-based nutrition conferences in the world to spread my knowledge about how plant-based diets can help us feel better and enhance our health. In my attempts to reach even more people, I began an Instagram account @tastingtothrive_rd, which has grown to over 70 thousand incredible people following along to learn all about how to thrive on a plant-based diet. Tasting to Thrive has expanded to reach several social media platforms, but my core goal is always to help people learn how to thrive on a plant-based diet. I know what it's like to try every single diet out there and feel like nothing is working for you. While going totally vegan or vegetarian might not be for everyone, I know that we can all benefit from adding more plant-based foods into our everyday eating patterns. And I want to teach you how to do it in a way that feels good, sustainable, and most importantly, makes you feel satisfied, energized and happy on a partial or total plant-based diet. So let's get started!
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What's included:

  • Comprehensive videos walking you through each subject area

  • Guides that summarize each video in a digestible way

  • Worksheets for reflection and goal setting for each subject area

  • Additional guides to provide even more information, helpful tips & tricks

  • A complete grocery list and outline of what a day of plant-based eating might look like to hit all nutrient needs

  • Support from Lauren via email and through the private Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals Facebook group

  • Full access to all course materials for a full year, and the ability to download all guides and handouts for lifetime access


  • Do I need to be, or have to want to be, vegan to take this course?

    No and no! Thriving on Plant-Based Fundamentals is for everyone, from those who are vegan or vegetarian to those simply wanting to incorporate more plant-based foods into their everyday eating pattern, because everyone can benefit from including more plant-based foods into their eating pattern.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You have access to the course for a full year after purchasing! You can download the guides and handouts for lifetime access. You have access to the materials 24/7 after purchasing!

  • How long is each video?

    Videos range from 10-40 minutes long depending on the material being covered. You can pause, replay, rewind, and fast-forward all videos to watch completely at your own leisure, and once you've watched them, you can replay them as many times as you'd like in the 365 days after purchasing!

  • How do I access the course once enrolled?

    Once you enroll you will be prompted to create a Thinkific login with a username and password. You will receive an e-mail with a link to access the course OR you can type in to access your course homepage once logged in.

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