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Our Guidelines

Created and endorsed by the nation’s leading medical experts

The Trusted Seal for
Plant-Based Nutrition

Plantricious is not a diet

It defines a new food category for prepared and packaged plant-based foods and recipes. It’s based on nutrition guidelines created and endorsed by the nation’s most respected medical experts advocating plant nutrition for optimum health. 

The Certified Plantricious and Plantricious Friendly seals are tools making it easy to identify the nutrient-dense, fiber-filled, health-promoting plant-based foods doctors are prescribing. Our seal can be found on products, recipes and menus.

The Trusted Seal for
Plant-Based Nutrition

Plantricious is not a diet

It defines a new food category for prepared and packaged plant-based foods and recipes. It’s based on nutrition guidelines created and endorsed by the nation’s most respected medical experts advocating plant nutrition for optimum health. 

The Certified Plantricious and Plantricious Friendly seals are tools making it easy to identify the nutrient-dense, fiber-filled, health-promoting plant-based foods doctors are prescribing. Our seal can be found on products, recipes and menus.

Truth, transparency and consistency because…
not all plant-based foods are created equal!

Our Distinguished Guideline Advisory Board

Michael Greger, MD
Advisory Board Co-Chair
Physician, International Speaker,
Founder of Nutritionfacts.org, New York Times best selling author of "How Not To Die"

Scott Stoll, M.D.

Scott Stoll, MD
Advisory Board Co-Chair
Physician, International speaker, Author, Co-founder Plantrician Project, Co-founder International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference

Brenda Davis, RD 
Registered Dietitian, internationally acclaimed speaker, public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor.

Michael Greger, MD
Advisory Board Co-Chair
Physician, International Speaker,
Founder of Nutritionfacts.org, New York Times best selling author of "How Not To Die"

Scott Stoll, M.D.

Scott Stoll, MD
Advisory Board Co-Chair
Physician, International speaker, Author, Co-founder Plantrician Project, Co-founder International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference

Brenda Davis, RD 
Registered Dietitian, internationally acclaimed speaker, public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor.

Our Guidelines

Certified Plantricious Guidelines

Certified Plantricious Guidelines

The Trusted Seal for
Plant-Based Nutrition

for prepared and packaged
plant-based meals, products and recipes

1. Must be whole food plant-based, contains no animal products

2. May be minimally processed

3. No added oil*

4. No added sugars

5. No artificial additives or preservatives

6. Sodium (mgs) to Calories ratio, 1 ≤ 1

7. Total Fiber to Calories, 2g ≥ 100 calories

The Trusted Seal for
Plant-Based Nutrition

for prepared and packaged
plant-based meals, products and recipes

1. Must be whole food plant-based, contains no animal products

2. May be minimally processed

3. No added oil*

4. No added sugars

5. No artificial additives or preservatives

6. Sodium (mgs) to Calories ratio, 1 ≤ 1

7. Total Fiber to Calories, 2g ≥ 100 calories

Plantricious Friendly Guidelines

Plantricious Friendly Guidelines

1. Must be whole food plant-based, contain no animal products

2. May be minimally processed

3. No added oil*

4. No added sugars

5. No artificial additives or preservatives

Plantricious Friendly foods may include but are not limited to condiments, fermented foods, soups, sauces, beverages, dressings, marinades, etc.

The Plantricious Friendly Certification was created to identify those foods that may be used as ingredients in or with a Certified Plantricious recipe or food.

1. Must be whole food plant-based, contain no animal products

2. May be minimally processed

3. No added oil*

4. No added sugars

5. No artificial additives or preservatives

Plantricious Friendly foods may include but are not limited to condiments, fermented foods, soups, sauces, beverages, dressings, marinades, etc.

The Plantricious Friendly Certification was created to identify those foods that may be used as ingredients in or with a Certified Plantricious recipe or food.

Acceptable Ingredients

Ingredients with Demonstrated Health Benefits

Any additions to food that have been demonstrated through human clinical research to provide a health benefit are allowed, such as probiotics, FDA-approved dietary fibers, essential nutrients, etc.  This can also include certain sweeteners that are not added sugar yet enhance the sweetness of the food.

Ingredients Used to Enhance the Food Experience at 5%

Ingredients not of plant or animal origin may be allowed if it does not exceed five percent of the formula (not including salt and water).  This ensures that certified foods are majority whole food, plant-based (with plant goodness), and have a minimal amount of ingredients, like baking soda, natural colors, flavors, etc. to enhance the food experience.

Take one step closer to health with every bite