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Mango BBQ Sliders, Cuban Beans & Rice, Quinoa Curry Bowl & More!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: MealPlan

If you're looking to get out of a food rut, this week's meal plan is for you!

This week's menu is exploding with flavor thanks to new recipes like the Mango BBQ Sliders (NEW!), Cuban Beans & Rice (NEW!), Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal (NEW!), and Quinoa Curry Bowl (NEW!).

And if your mouth isn't already watering, the Adobo Tostados, Spicy Orange Broccoli & Noodles (indi.), Almond Broccoli Noodles (fam.), and Salsa Chickpea Lettuce Wraps should do the trick.

What are you waiting for? Get the meal plan now and experience all the plant-based deliciousness!

P.S. The individual plan has one of the shortest and easiest preps ever! All your meals for the week will be ready to go in just a couple hours!

Cuban Beans & Rice

Individual Highlights

  • Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal (NEW!)
  • Spicy Orange Broccoli & Noodles
  • Mango BBQ Sliders (NEW!)
  • Chipotle White Bean Dip
  • Adobo Tostados
  • Cuban Beans & Rice (NEW!)
  • Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
  • Quinoa Curry Bowl (NEW!)
  • Beet & Sweet Potato Salad
  • Salsa Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

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Mango BBQ Sliders

Family Highlights

  • Adobo Tostados
  • Quinoa Curry Bowl (NEW!)
  • Skinny Puttanesca
  • Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal (NEW!)
  • Almond Broccoli Noodles
  • Cuban Beans & Rice (NEW!)
  • Mega Chili Bowl
  • Mango BBQ Sliders (NEW!)
  • Hawaiian Oatmeal
  • Yellow Dal

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Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal


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The Happy Herbivore Guide To Plant-Based Living Releases! (My New Book!)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Press

My newest book, The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living has arrived!

After writing five cookbooks, I looked around to see what I’d left uncovered... what was left? I'd covered it all, hadn't I?

The answer finally came to me and it couldn’t have been more obvious. Day in and day out you send me dozens of questions via email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

I also kept getting the same questions over and over but couldn’t figure out why.

Then it hit me: My cookbooks weren’t answering the most basic question:

How to live the happy herbivore lifestyle I was encouraging.

Being a happy herbivore and following a plant-based diet extends far beyond what you’re cooking next.

The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living literally answers every question you'll ever have about being plant-based, eating healthy, protecting your health, loving the environment, traveling, camping, dealing with social situations, weddings, jerky relatives, and so forth.

Basically, I wrote the book I wish I had when I went plant-based. That whole year -- the first three years, really, were filled with so many weird questions. I so wish I'd have had this book to turn to for answers.

So what are you waiting for?

Get your digital copy today!

**Note: You don't need an actual "Kindle" to enjoy the book. Download the FREE Kindle app to read it on your computer, iPad, iPhone, or other device.(Details and links to apps here).

You can also order the Guide for the Nook and in iBooks.

An audible version (read by moi!) is on the way soon!

Minimalist Monday: Downsizing & Decluttering + 28-Day Live Better Challenge Update!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Minimalist

Not long after posting about Katharine's simple but effective way to downsizing & decluttering, I received this great email from a Herbie about their own "a ha" moment.

Spoiler Alert: It came when she decided to sell her house. Moving is always a great time to downsize, minimize, and otherwise face all your "stuff", but it wasn't packing up boxes that rocked her world and made her a minimalist. It was a simple comment from her realtor that changed everything.

"When I put my house up for sale the real estate agent wanted me to remove all "clutter." I was kind of insulted. I never thought of my home as cluttered, but I wanted to get top dollar for it. So down came all the shelves, knickknacks, decor, etc.

I found that I liked it clutter free. Just a couple of pictures on the walls, no shelves of things. The house was suddenly cleaner and brighter looking. I never took my clutter back out of the boxes...just made a trip to the Goodwill. Now I can't even remember what my stuff looked like.

Using that revelation, I keep eliminating more and more things. My closet has 10 tops, five pants and 3 pairs of shoes. Every time I go into my closet I find one more thing I don't need. Every time I dump another bag of stuff I cant remember what I gave away!

It has really opened up my eyes to how wasteful we are as a nation. We buy things to be buying things.

My new mantra is if you can't wear it or eat it, don't buy it. You need enough clothes to get you through the week. If you buy something new, give something old away."

My fellow minimalist and Herbie brings up a good point: sometimes you never realize how much "stuff" you have until you need to get rid of it.

And once you've finally decluttered, doesn't it feel like your environment is a lot less stressful?

If you’ve ever walked into a hotel room and felt an immediate sense of tranquility, that’s why. The clean surfaces and sparse furnishing make you feel calmer, more zen. Just cleaning off your counter tops in ONE room can make a world of difference in your home.

That's why on Day 7 of the 28-Day Live Better Challenge, I asked all of the participants to think about their environment and do something to improve it (even if it was something as simple as clearing off the counter) and see how they felt afterwards.

Just look at all the change that happened when they took a few minutes to put things away!

Jennifer R: "One set of counters done. It really does feel less stressful having less clutter"

Debi C: "I put my meal plans into a binder and made a home for my most used cookbooks."

Carolyn M: "Kitchen declutter, dining room not so much. Progress, not perfection."

Emily B: "With 4 kids, 2 dogs, a cat, and a husband you can only imagine how cluttered this family room was before I started it this morning. A winter's worth of toys all in the basement and sorted... also managed to get my youngest son and my room done. On to the kitchen and dining room. Def. needed this motivation to get slacking projects I've been avoiding done."

Marie R: "My son's room, ready for moving in." (Top) "Dining room before and after." (Bottom)

Remember: your environment is powerful! And it only takes a few minutes to make a difference!

Want more minimalist project ideas? Check out my minimalist book Minimalist Monday: Decluttering Your Way to a Zen Home.

Also, it's not too late to join the 28-Day Live Better Challenge!

Get daily tips + email motivation from me. Totally free! You got this!

Sign up here.

P.S. To celebrate the release of my new book, The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living (out tomorrow!), I'm hosting a virtual release party/live Q&A! Join me TONIGHT at 8:30pm EST/5:30pm PST!Check out the Facebook event for more details!