I’ve made no secret of my love for Happy Herbivore Lindsay Nixon. I found the blog while searching for cleaner and lighter vegan alternatives for the food I love. Her cookbooks are my go-to when someone asks me for healthy recipes and I’ve picked up her meal plans from time to time. Her twists on Southern favorites are loved by the omni family, too, and as I’ve mentioned before, pleasing the man and boy is not always easy.
When Lindsay made the announcement about her newest book, I pre-ordered it (In March) and scored! I receive an excerpt with 14 recipes and a bonus book.
Happy Herbivore Light & Lean includes more of the low fat,whole food vegan recipes I love and workout plans. If you pre-ordered,you’ve seen some of the goodness this book has in store. The Meatloaf Bites and Carol’s Cabbage Soup are particularly yummy. If you’re looking for something sweet, her Blueberry Yogurt Muffins are a delight. Pair one with fruit or hash browns for breakfast, snag one for a snack with coffee or tea, or have it for dessert.
For the blog tour, I asked Lindsay three questions about her her favorite forms of exercise and her advice for someone new to the clean plant-based way of eating.
Me: In your blog you mention snowboarding a lot. Besides hitting the board, what is your favorite type
LN: I go hiking almost every day when it’s not winter. I also really enjoy yoga year-round.
Me: That’s great! I love yoga, too. Finding activities I love helps me look at exercise as fun and not a chore. Now on to making a change in general. Do you have any advice for someone just making the change from a sedentary lifestyle and SAD to active and whole food plant-based? Should he/she go all in or take it one step at a time?
LN: I can’t recommend the meal plans enough! Or my 3-day reboot or 10-day cleanse immersion
program. Every person is different. I find most people have the best success doing
a 180-approach, just rip off the band aid, as I say. Other people need a more gradual approach. Make every meal you can a healthy plant-based one, and start walking on your lunch break. Start with 5 minutes if you have to, then add on. Then start walking in the morning before work. Little by little!
Me: I thought I was a 180-degree person, but with the family I’ve found it easier to make gradual changes. Converting their favorite recipes is sometimes a challenge. Have you converted all of your favorite foods into whole food goodness? How difficult was it?
LN: Yes! Some recipes proved more challenging than others but for the most part everything has translated quite beautifully and many times, I like the new healthy version way better.
Appreciate your time, Lindsay – thanks!
While I recover and figure out how to get into a sustainable workout routine, eating clean helps me keep on track. If you want affordable, easy, clean, quick, and delicious recipes with wide appeal, check out the Happy Herbivore blog and books. Light & Lean is going to be awesome! Get a sneak peek on Amazon and keep your eyes open for more from me on the recipes.