After spreading the word about how to be a happy herbivore at home, everyday and abroad, Lindsay Nixon go light and lean
Lindsay Nixon, a.k.a. The Happy Herbivore, is well-known in the plant based world as an author & blogger of all things “Herbie”. Happy Herbivore Light & Lean is her fourth book and contains over “150 Low-Calorie Recipes With Workout plans For looking and Feeling Great”. More than a cookbook, this book offers tasty low calorie plant based recipes and simple workout routines to help you eat well and feel great.
A colorful book full of vivid pictures of easy to prepare & affordable whole food recipes. Not only are the recipes grouped by type (i.e. breakfast, side dishes, soups, etc) In the beginning of the book they are all sorted by the amount of calories per serving, ranging from 25 to 350 calories. Over 150 recipes that have no more than 350 calories per serving?! Healthy Plant based life doesn’t get better than this.
Another great feature of this book is it provides a complete chapter of do-it-yourself recipes to make all sorts of condiments that you typically buy pre-made in the stores.
Here’s a list of some selected Do-It-Yourself-recipes so you get the idea:
Vegan sour cream
Vegan Worcestershire sauce
No more need to spend extra on vegan versions in the store, this book shows you how to make low calorie, healthy version to not only save you money, but to keep you eating light.
I just had to try some recipes out right away, but with so many great recipes to choose from it was tough. I finally chose 3 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Breakfast: Tofu Scramble (page 35) Very simple & inexpensive to make. There are suggestions on variations for this recipe. I kept it simple by just adding hot sauce! Yum!
Lunch: BBQ Salad (page 133) this salad is unconventional, but it is totally amazing. Chickpeas covered in BBQ sauce on top of corn, onions, jalapenos, and spinach. This is a must salad.
Dinner: Jerk Tofu (page 66) Served over some brown rice. The jerk sauce is terrific on baked tofu!
The last part of the book is where you will find the“Lean” section, described as “recipes” for your body. The exercises extend from basic front lunges to Mountain climbers. Lindsay serves up tips & simple workouts and routines for all fitness levels.
If you are looking to lose weight or just want to eat healthy plant based whole foods that are simple, inexpensive and easy to make, “Happy Herbivore, Light & Lean” Is definitely the cookbook you are seeking.