How to Eat Whole-Food, Plant-Based is a course designed and delivered by Evita Ochel to help you know how to put the most powerful nutritional regimen to work for you. Whether you want to lose weight naturally, gain energy, improve your immune system, heal or prevent chronic diseases, you will learn how to create an optimally healthy nutritional foundation for life. You will discover which specific foods to eat and why, and how to incorporate them into a variety of healthy, quick, easy, and delicious meals. You will gain an abundance of practical tips and meal ideas that suit any lifestyle and help optimize meal preparation.

Course Objective:

The objective of the course is to teach you why a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle is the optimal way to nourish your body, and how to apply it on a practical level in your life, as part of your meals at home and outside of the home.

Course Content:

  • 44 lessons divided into 4 foundational sections
  • Over 4 hours of content
  • Quizzes and tests to help you practice what you learn
  • Over 65 recipes
  • Each lesson includes resource materials to help you integrate and put into practice what you learn in each section, including beautiful summary handouts and worksheets.
  • Downloadable resource material that can be printed, to be a practical tool that can be used at your convenience.

Course Sections

  • Section 1: Introduction to Whole Food, Plant-Based Eating (9 lessons)
  • Section 2: Foundations of Whole Food, Plant-Based Eating (9 lessons)
  • Section 3: Applications of Whole Food, Plant-Based Eating (4 lessons)
  • Section 4: Quick Tips for Whole Food, Plant-Based Eating (22 lessons)

Course Benefits:

  • You will learn why the whole-food, plant-based approach is the most powerful and sustainable for our health, healing, and prevention of acute and chronic diseases
  • You will learn why the whole-food, plant-based approach is superior for optimal weight maintenance, or weight loss
  • You will learn how to take steps and make the whole-food, plant-based approach work for you
  • You will learn lots of practical tips to optimize the whole-food, plant-based way of eating in the grocery home, kitchen, at restaurants, and on holidays

Where & When

The course is available on the online education platform, which offers on-demand courses to take at your own time and pace, and in a variety of different languages. Students have lifetime access to the course, to review and repeat anytime they like.

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Testimonials from Students

This course is a life changing experience. I have read books, watched videos and documentaries, but they always leave us missing some vital elements of knowledge necessary to select the best foods when shopping and how to prepare the food. This course was all inclusive of the information we need to be successful. This course covered what to shop for, how to select it, what to use to prepare it and how to prepare it. This course avoided anchor foods such as “nature’s miracle food”. There was information on how to create balance and variety while maintaining proper serving sizes. My wife and I watched the videos and reviewed the additional resources together. The videos were short and focused on a specific topic, so it was easy to fit into our routine. We are grateful to Evita Ochel for sharing her knowledge and experience with us.

William G.

I gave you 5 out of 5 stars, but I’d give you 10 if I could because your course is so excellent! I’ve wanted to improve my diet but for so many years I kept getting discouraged because I found no systematic approach to this complicated activity called eating. I didn’t feel that I would benefit much from a haphazard, random approach. Now, with your course, I have a comprehensive approach to healthy eating and I’m so grateful to you for making this possible. Your course is changing my life for the better - I am so grateful to you! Thank you, Evita!”

Ken H.

Dear Evita, I can’t thank you enough for this course! It is so incredible, clear, objective and so complete! I learned so much with it! I became a vegan recently because I felt I had to. But I wanted to know-how and learn about all the foods so that I could become a healthy vegan. And this was possible with your course. I keep doing research about veganism and the wonderful foods that are beneficial for us, but always having your course as a reference and base! :) Thank you so much! Many kind regards to you. Mary :)

Mary C.

This course earns more than 5 stars. The knowledge is conveyed in a very natural way, it is fun to listen to the lecturer and the extra material goes beyond any frame. From my point of view, there is no room for improvement. It was really fun and I will gladly look into the tips for refreshing from time to time. And the recipes are great, very easy to cook, and super tasty.

Heike S.

This course has provided me with more important, relevant, and useful knowledge than I could have ever asked for. I am very pleased with the content and ample, supportive resources (recipes, infographics, videos, and lists) that the instructor has provided in addition to her video lessons and quizzes. Another thing, even though I finished the course, I intend to continue re-watching and incorporating this into my life as much as I can (it’s that good). 10/10 would recommend for everyone looking to improve their eating habits. Thank you so much, Evita!

Alicia A.

Do you want to eat a healthier diet but don’t know where to start? Do you ever get this sinking feeling when you Google search “plant-based diet” and see thousands of articles that leave you no better off? Or, how about going to one of many recipe sites and seeing hundreds of recipes yet having a feeling that there has to be a more systematic approach! Doesn’t all of this seem like an out-of-control mix of hints and conflicting recommendations that only frustrate you? It was for me until I took Udemy’s course “Eat Real Food: How to Eat a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet” by Evita Ochel. Evita teaches a comprehensive and easy-to-understand system that will help you begin your plant-based diet journey. She surveys the major areas so that you can go to the store and pick up a complimentary range of healthy food items. She tells you about the advantages and purposes of each major food group. She even addresses some of the myths floating around on what natural foods are good and not-so-good for you. She shows you how to prepare and use each major food group so that you can plan a delicious, healthy, and well-balanced meal. Sign up today to finally start making sense of what it means to eat a healthy, plant-based diet!

Ken Haile

Wow! Another incredible and highly valuable course by Evita Ochel, who is truly a pioneer when it comes to whole food plant-based living. I have signed up for all of her courses and highly recommend them to everyone. I have been a vegan since 1994 and eat a whole food plant-based foods already, but Evita offers the best in recipes and tips and ideas. She is the ultimate when it comes to teaching. So blessed to have discovered her work. Looking forward to more. Thank you as always, Evita for giving so much.

Joanne Rose

I have just about every Vegan/Plant Based cookbook ever published and while they are fun and the pictures are beautiful - when it comes to simple, healthy, and delicious meals - Evita’s course is the best.


This course is very good. There is so much conflicting information about what we should be eating/not eating. The information presented here helps to clarify that issue, as well as providing many examples of healthy meals and how to prepare them.

Brenda P.

Fantastic course that educates and illuminates one about the most important topic of life, which is right nutrition.

Rafi D.

I really liked this course as it was very informative specifically regarding the beans and grains section. I am a vegan and wanted to find a course that covered the optimum way to eat and provide all nutrients.

Kelly G.

This course was awesome, a lot of new things learned and is very well presented, to the point.

Richard M.