"While working as a firefighter, I discovered that several of my colleagues were medical time bombs – so I challenged them to change their diets and rescue their health."—Rip Esselstyn
The results for the firefighters from the Engine 2 Station were so dramatic that Rip wrote the bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet™, to spread the word.
Made From Nature's Best Ingredients
We wanted to create the healthiest food line on the planet. Engine 2 products are plant-strong, which means they are made from nature's best ingredients: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds. Engine 2 Plant-Strong™ products strive for the following guidelines:
Zero animal products
No added oils…ever!
Made with whole grains
Minimal added sugar, if at all!
Less than 25% total calories from fat per serving
1:1 ratio of milligrams of sodium to calories per serving
About Engine 2
In 2009 a copy of The Engine 2 Diet caught the eye of John Mackey, Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, who invited Rip to join forces with the company to promote the health of its team members, customers and community. Engine 2 has been a vital part of Whole Foods Market stores across the US in the form of customer education and will now have an even greater impact with the introduction of the Engine 2 Plant-Strong products.
Engine 2 is a simple action plan designed to give your body the fuel it needs to function at its best. It harnesses the power of “strong food” — whole, nutritious plant foods.
Nuts and seeds
What Are the Benefits?
Energy and well-being
The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue® Challenge
When firefighter Rip Esselstyn discovered that several of his colleagues were in danger due to poor health, he came to the rescue and changed their diets. If Rip can save an entire Texas fire brigade, imagine what he can do for you and your family!
How Do I Get Started?
The Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue™ Challenge provides everything you need to launch yourself into a plant-strong™ lifestyle following seven simple pillars to success. Based on six years and more than 1300 participants, Rip Esselstyn developed this program once he learned that real, measurable results are possible after just one week of a whole foods, plant-based eating plan. During this week, you will enjoy twenty-one meals that are plant-strong and filled with vitality; twenty-one powerful meals that will nurture you as you take a deep dive to where nutrition really lives. The core of your meals this week will be customized Rescue Bowls and open-faced sandwiches that you’ll make following our guidelines. This is your chance to eat what you want, when you want! Join the challenge and put yourself to the test. Participants will receive daily emails with helpful videos, tips and techniques, and will be invited to participate in a national dialogue about the power of strong nutrition. Visit Engine2.com opens in a new tab for additional resources and sign up today!
Tools for Success
Give your kitchen a healthy pantry makeover opens in a new tab.
Learn about protein, iron, calcium and more opens in a new tab.
Engine 2 Recipes
Arugula with Wild Rice Blend, Avocado and Toasted Seeds opens in a new tab
Hummus with Popped Crisps opens in a new tab
Engine 2 Kale Pesto opens in a new tab
Good Luck Whole Grain Pizza with Kale Pesto opens in a new tab
Engine 2 Fiesta Burgers opens in a new tab
Wild Rice Blend Stuffed Peppers opens in a new tab
Wild Rice Blend Stir-Fry with Green Veggies opens in a new tab
Ancient Grain Wheat Balls opens in a new tab
Super Sundaes opens in a new tab
Connect with us!
To learn more about The Engine 2 Diet and to interact with others living the plant-strong lifestyle, please visit us at engine2diet.com opens in a new tab.