The Engine 2 Diet®

What in the world is Engine 2®? Engine 2 is a plan of action for following — and sticking to — a heart-healthy, mind-healthy, body-healthy, taste-bud-tempting plant-strong lifestyle, created by former firefighter, Rip Esselstyn.


Read on to learn what spurred Rip to create The Engine 2 Diet®, plus discover the exclusive in-store Engine 2 Plant-Strong® product line.

Meet Rip, The Engine Behind the Diet

Rip Esselstyn

When firefighter Rip Esselstynexternal site discovered that several of his colleagues were in danger due to poor health, he came to the rescue and changed their diets. The results were so dramatic the Rip wrote a best-selling book, The Engine 2 Diet®external site, to spread the word. If Rip can help save an entire Texas fire brigade, imagine what he can do for you and your family!

The Engine 2 Diet Philosophy

The guiding principle is simple: Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds have all the nutrients you need. And when you fill your belly with whole, minimally processed plant-based foods, you take charge of your health and become plant-strong®.

Engine 2 is about concentrating on the good stuff:

  • Plant proteins
  • Healthy fats
  • Good carbs
  • Phytonutrients
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Fiber

Engine 2 Plant-Strong® Products

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Our exclusive Engine 2 products help you eat plant strong, all day long – even when you're short on time. We've partnered with nature's best and brightest foods to create products that strive to adhere to these healthy guidelines:

  • Zero animal products
  • No added oils...ever!
  • 100% whole grains
  • Minimal added sugar, if at all
  • Less than 25% total calories from fat
  • <1:1 ratio of milligrams of sodium to calories (Exception: Condiments)

Eat Plant-Strong, All Day Long!

Discover how delicious healthy eating can be with these Engine 2 recipes.