Happy Herbivore Light and Lean Giveaway

Today is my birthday! To help me celebrate my birthday and ring in the New Year I’m giving away a copy of Happy Herbivore Light and Lean to one lucky reader (in the US or Canada). If you don’t see the Rafflecopter Widget below follow the Rafflecopter link.
I have been a fan of the Happy Herbivore Cookbooks since I began my plant-based journey. I own them all but this one is my favorite. It’s closer to my style of eating. In addition to the giveaway, I’ll also be sharing a little Q&A with Lindsey S Nixon and a recipe for Breakfast Tacos.
Holly: What advice do you give families when only 1 member is plant-based and the others are not interested?
Lindsey: Win them over with food. Show, don’t tell. Lead by example.
Holly: I struggle when it comes to finding and sticking to an exercise routine, any thoughts?
Lindsey: Exercise is great, but not required. I have found with my life—and as a personal trainer, diet matters more than anything else.
Holly: You just started a cooking show that has been very popular. Can you tell us what to expect from that?
Lindsey: It’s a live cooking show == so each week is a surprise!
Holly: If you could only eat 5 foods for a week, what would you eat?
Lindsey: Kale. Potatoes. Mango. More kale. More potatoes. Mustard. Hot sauce.
HH Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos

Makes 3

Soy-free, Gluten-free, Budget

 I’m always looking for ways to slip more vegetables into my diet (particularly at breakfast) and these tacos hit the nail on the head: greens, beans, and sweet potatoes before lunch? I can feel good about that! Bonus: They are really filling and leave me satisfied for hours. I tend to make these tacos for breakfast when I have leftover cooked greens and sweet potatoes from the day before.

3 corn tortillas
1 sweet potato, cooked
½ c cooked black beans
½ c cooked greens (e.g., steamed kale or collards)
2 green onions, sliced
hot sauce
salsa (optional)
nutritional yeast (optional)
guacamole (optional)

Warm corn tortillas if they’ve been in your fridge. I like to heat each side over a low flame for 10–15 seconds on my gas stove, but a few seconds in the microwave covered with a damp paper towel also works. Mash sweet potato with a fork (you can mix in spices like ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne if you like, or even a basic fajita or taco seasoning with a splash of nondairy milk) and spread into the center of the tortilla. Top with beans, greens, and green onions, plus hot sauce, salsa, nutritional yeast, and guacamole as desired (I overflow my tacos so they are really filled). Enjoy!

Chef’s Note Make a “taco bar” and serve these for brunch when you have a big crowd.

Tofu Scramble (pg. 35) is another great filling option

Per taco
Calories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Fat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3g
Carbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.1g
Fiber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.6g
Sugars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3g
Protein. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.2g
WW Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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  1. I wish you a Happy Birthday and a Joy-filled healthy year. The cookbook sounds wonderful – as I am just beginning this journey to plant-based eating – it would be a great help. Happy 2014.

    • Gloria, Thank You! All of the Happy Herbivore cookbooks are great but the new one is my favorite. I wish you a healthy and successful new year!

  2. Happy Birthday!
    Thanks for the help in planning a month long trip on the John Muir Trail…a lot of your ideas dehydrate well and will be a wonderful addition to the usual trail food.

  3. I own the Everyday Happy Herbivore and I love it! I also use recipes from the website and I have really enjoyed her Sunday night show!

    • Genevieve, That was the first book I bought. I can’t resist, every time a new book comes out I have to buy it. I love that there are photos of almost every recipe.

  4. Happy birthday, Holly!

  5. Barbara Kahler says:

    Happy Birthday, Holly! I do not own any of these books and this one would be great as I follow my new plant based lifestyle. Thank you for all you have done to help me along! Happy & Healthy New Year to you and your family!

    • Barbara I think you will really like Lindsey’s cookbooks. They use mostly common ingredients that can be found easily in our area. Feel free to borrow any of my copies at the next Healthy Cravings!
      Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  6. Sarah from WI says:

    new recipes to inspire….great!

  7. Wishing you the happiest if birthdays — and hoping to win your gift 🙂

  8. Happy birthday Holly!!

  9. Alicia Alvarez says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOLLY! I really enjoy the Happy Herbivore cookbooks although I only have EHH and I really enjoy your site as well. When I was introducing some recipes to a couple of ladies at my gym, I told them to check out your site and Happy Herbivore’s I got tremendous feedback that they really like how easy more than most of the recipes are. They also love how healthy everything is as well. I wish you a wonderful day and a very Happy New Year!

  10. Jenny Spears says:

    Happy Birthday! I have one of her other cookbooks and would love to have this one!

  11. I would love to win this cookbook…if I win it, it will be my favorite 🙂

  12. Thank you so much! I love following your blog

  13. Happy Birthday!

    I own all four. If I win, I’m sending it to my mil, who is the only vegan in her household.

  14. I don’t have any of her books so this would be great! Happy Birthday and new year!

  15. Happy B-Day Holly!

    I don’t own any of the books, but have cooked out of them 🙂 Love the first one!

  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOLLY! I get to meet you in T-minus 3 hours WHOOOO!!

  17. Happy Birthday. I am very interested in this new book! I’ve been changing my lifestyle over the last year to a more plant-based diet and I am amazed at the changes in my body! I would love some new recipes!

    • Sandra this is a great cookbook. It has lots of easy recipes, I really think you will like it. I remember when we first switched to a plant-based diet, our bodies completely transformed. It was great! Congrats on making changes this last year!

  18. Elizabeth says:

    I just found your website and am thoroughly enjoying it. Thank you! I am still relatively new to being fully plant-based. But I love it.

    • Welcome Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping by, I’m glad you like what you found so far. Good luck in the giveaway!

      • Elizabeth says:

        Thank you! I have really been having fun going through things here. I can’t wait to share your site with my sister. She’s going to love it!

  19. I bought a couple of HH cookbooks for my mom for Christmas! She loves them and plans to give the HH abroad to my granny as she begins her plant based eating for 2014. I don’t own any of them yet, but sure would be grateful to!

    • Good Luck Ashley! I like all of the books! Light and Lean is my favorite though. I’ve heard great reviews from people who have tried lots of the recipes too! Hopefully you all live close enough that you can share!

  20. Happy belated birthday! I have HH’s first two cookbooks and the first is my favorite.

  21. I’ve only checked them out of the library but the Abroad one is my favorite so far.

  22. I love the original! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  23. Im checking this one out at the library but i have a feeling i am going to purchase it… Three weeks for a happy Herbivore cookbook is never enough!

  24. I recently discovered Happy Herbivore and would be head over heels to own her latest book!

  25. I have the original Happy Herbivore. It has a lot of great recipes in it.

  26. Love Happy Herbivore! I have her first cookbook and love her Buddha’s Delight recipe. It’s a staple in our weekly meal plans. We are new to the plant-based eating life after watching Forks Over Knives and reading China Study. I have a goal of losing 100 pounds and would love the new Happy Herbivore Light and Lean cookbook as I start this adventure. And Happy belated Birthday!

    • Thanks Shannon! Sounds like you need Happy Herbivore Light and Lean! 🙂 I always “need” new cookbooks. I think it’s a compulsion. 🙂 Good luck in the giveaway. I’ll be announcing the winner tomorrow!

  27. Jonathan Herman says:

    I’ve never seen any of the other happy herbivore cookbooks, I’m really hoping this will be my first!

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