Happy Herbivore Blog

Or actually, make that 63 books in 52 weeks ;-)

In 2014, I resolved to read one book a week, and I did it. I took a break in 2015, telling myself I wanted to read more leisurely. Take my time with a book.... stop treating each book as a "chore" or race I had to finish...

...and I barely read 14 books in all of 2015.

Without the weekly rhythm and self-imposed deadline it was just too easy for me ...

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If you need your own little Santa's helper for the holiday weekend ahead, this week's meal plan is built for easy family pleasing!

Mexican Falafels (NEW!), Italian Chimis (NEW!), Loaded Potato Soup (NEW!), Pho-ghetti (NEW!), and more will be the talk of the table!

Italian Chimis

Individual Highlights

  • Loaded Potato Soup (NEW!)
  • Pho-ghetti (NEW!)
  • Spanish Rice
  • Polenta Minestrone (NEW!)
  • Smashed White Bean & Avo Crostinis
  • Mexican Falafels (NEW!)
  • Velvety Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  • Italian Chimis (NEW!)
  • Eggnog ONOs (NEW ...
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Unsure what to bring to your work potluck OR dishes to serve on the big day? Need healthy throw-together meals in between?

This week's MAGICAL Holiday Meal Plan covers it ALL!

Deck your table with "Fish" Croquettes (NEW!), Pizza'd Lasagna (NEW!), General Tso's Tofu Bowls, Yule Thai'd Chili (NEW!) and more!

"Fish" Croquettes

Individual Highlights

  • "Fish" Croquettes (NEW!)
  • Buffalo'd Potato Bowl
  • Peppermint Mug Cake (NEW!)
  • Broccoli Rice & Cheeze
  • Yule Thai'd Chili (NEW!)
  • "Beef" Stroganoff ...
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Until you realize you still have to figure out what’s for dinner.

Don’t you wish you had a special little helper to make dinnertime easier? If so, this week’s meal plan is just what you need!

Download your shopping list (no need to check it twice!), dash through the grocery store and present these goodies: Banh Mi "Meatball" Subs (NEW!), "Sausage" Pizzas (NEW!), Eggnog French Toast, BBQ "Bacon ...

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The holiday season is officially here!!! And so are the hundreds of food temptations. Bah humbug!

Put your plan in place RIGHT NOW to make eating healthy a reality this month.

Decorate your fridge with Reuben Nachos (NEW!), Buffalo Fritters (NEW!), Fall Skillet Enchiladas (NEW!), Gingerbread Oatmeal Bites (NEW!) and more!

Reuben Nachos

Individual Highlights

  • Butternut Verde Burritos (NEW!)
  • Cheeze n' Trees Pockets (NEW!)
  • Quinoa Taco Bowls
  • Reuben Nachos (NEW!)
  • Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
  • Buffalo Fritters (NEW!)
  • Firecracker Noodles
  • Lentil Taco ...
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