Happy Herbivore Blog

Low Calorie Recipe Round Up

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Holiday

If you're looking for a low calorie dinner, check out the recipes below. They're all healthy, low fat, and low calorie but still delicious and filling!

Quick Black Bean Burgers-  109 calories per burger, serve on low-cal bun or even California style on lettuce…I even crumble these on top of salad!

BBQ Chop Wrap (pg. 91 in The Happy Herbivore Cookbook)- only 167 calories for a delicious, crisp wrap.

Curried Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Soup- Only 94 calories per serving, and perfect for winter!

Steak and Pepper Fajitas (p. 103) these are filling and at only 71 calories per fajita, you can have more than one without any “guilt."

Rainbow Thai Stir Fry-Only 200 calories for a full serving, you’d never know it with how many veggies you’re getting in this meal!

Buddha’s Delight (p. 116)- This dish is healthy, tasty, and a crowd pleaser and it’s only 179 calories per serving.

Fat-Free Vegan Sage Gravy Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

If you missed all the excitement yesterday, Amazon is shipping my new cookbook, Everyday Happy Herbivore, early! If you pre-ordered it, you should be getting it 11-28 or 11-29! 

The official release date is still 12-6 -- so that's the day you'll find it in stores and in epub format (i.e. Kindle, Nook) -- but I'm thrilled those who pre-ordered the book are getting it more than a week early! 

I'm also sharing another recipe from my new book on the blog today -- Sage Gravy, which is perfect for Thanksgiving! 

Sage Gravy - makes 1 1/2 cups

Good over greens, mashed potatoes, faux chicken---anything really. This is my latest go-to gravy.

1/2 cup vegetable broth

1/2 cup nondairy milk

1 tbsp rubbed sage (not powdered)

2 tbsp nutritional yeast

2 tbsp white whole wheat flour

1/4 tsp garlic powder (granulated)

1/4 tsp onion powder (granulated)

1/4 tsp liquid smoke

dash paprika

1 lemon wedge (juice of)

pinch salt

black or white pepper

Whisk all ingredients together in a medium pot, taking care to rub the sage between your fingers to break it down into smaller bits, especially if your brand is a little rustic with bigger leaves and stick pieces (pull out those sticks if you can). Squeeze the juice out of your lemon wedge completely, and discard the rind. Bring gravy to near boil over high heat but just before it boils, immediately turn off the heat and remove the pot to a non-hot burner, stirring it. Taste, adding black or white pepper and salt as desired.

Chef's Note: Brown rice flour may be substituted for a gluten-free option. 

Per Serving (1/4 cup): 29 Calories, 0.3g Fat, 4.7g Carbohydrates, 1.2g Fiber, 1.2g Sugar, 2.6g Protein 

Last Chance to get the Happy Herbivore Calendar

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

Sadly it looks like our calendar project is a bust -- but ordering today might save it!

We have a minimum order we need to get to in order to use the printing service and we're not even close. Since there have been so few orders, I'm too timid to just have them printed and hope they sell later. 

So if you want a calendar -- please order one today! 

180 of you showed interest in the project, which is why we did it, but we've only received about 20 orders. 

If it matters at all, there is almost no markup on the calendar. We're profiting about $1 on each, and we wanted to give that profit to the student who made the calendars.

To those who already ordered calendars (thank you!) if we have to cancel the project you'll get a 100% refund.

Order a calendar & save the project!