Happy Herbivore Light & Lean: Over 150 Low-Calorie Recipes with Workout Plans for Looking and Feeling Great

Happy Herbivore Light & Lean: Over 150 Low-Calorie Recipes with Workout Plans for Looking and Feeling Great

by Lindsay S. Nixon


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With easy, no-fuss recipes, the bestselling Happy Herbivore cookbooks show how easy, affordable, and delicious eating healthy can be. Now, in her latest cookbook, Happy Herbivore chef Lindsay S. Nixon provides recipes that put a special emphasis on weight-loss and a set of exercises that, like her recipes, are quick, easy, and produce great results.

Like all Happy Herbivore cookbooks, Happy Herbivore Light & Lean contains filling, flavorful, plant-based recipes that take 30 minutes or less to prepare. But this time, Nixon takes healthy to an all-new level, with low-calorie, satisfying meals that will help you achieve your weight-loss goals—and without deprivation.

True to its title, Happy Herbivore Light & Lean also includes “recipes” for your body with basic workouts, plus tips and tricks that will inspire you to move more for a trimmer, more-toned you. As always, Happy Herbivore Light & Lean recipes are free from oils, processed foods, and diet chemicals such as artificial sweeteners.

Happy Herbivore Light & Lean keeps it healthy, keeps it simple, and keeps it delicious.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937856977
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 510,834
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lindsay S. Nixon is the bestselling author of the Happy Herbivore cookbook series: The Happy Herbivore Cookbook, Everyday Happy Herbivore, and Happy Herbivore Abroad. As of September 2012, Nixon has sold more than 100,000 cookbooks. Nixon has been featured on Dr. Oz and TheFoodNetwork.com, and she has spoken at Google. Her recipes have also been featured in The New York Times, VegNews, Vegetarian Times, Women's Health, Oprah.com, Bethenny.com, Fitness.com, Bust.com, WebMD.com, Shape.com, among many others. A rising star in the culinary world, Nixon is praised for her ability to use everyday ingredients to create healthy, low-fat recipes that taste just as delicious as they are nutritious. Learn more about Nixon and try some of her recipes on her award-winning site HappyHerbivore.com.

Table of Contents


A Word from Lindsay 1

Getting Started 2

Shopping List 2

Caloric Density 6

The 100 Factor-Calories 8

My Journey to Health 10

How to Use the Icons 15


Breakfast 19

Muffins & Breads 39

Sandwiches, Tacos & More 57

Hearty Burgers 71

Bowls & Wraps 83

Soups, Stews & Savory Pies 103

Salads & Dressings 125

Pasta, Stir-Fries & Noodles 145

Satisfying Sides 171

Dips, Snacks & Appetizers 191

Desserts 219

Drinks 243

Do-It-Yourself 259


Is Exercise Required? 276

The 100 Factor-Fitness 278

Fitness Workouts 281

Testimonials 289


Glossary of Ingredients 294

Recipe Substitutions 299

Kitchen Prep Lingo 301

Additional Resources 303

Metric Conversions 304

Index 305

Acknowledgments 317

About the Author 319

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Happy Herbivore Light & Lean: Over 150 Low-Calorie Recipes with Workout Plans for Looking and Feeling Great 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Kypiroth More than 1 year ago
This book is full of delicious, omni-friendly recipes.  There are not many cookbooks out there that make you want to make every recipe - this book totally does that for me :)  I am so glad my DH got this for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest low-fat plant based cookbooks on the market! The recipes are so simple to follow with ingredients you probably already have! Try it out and live a healthier, happier life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book! I thought since I had the other HH books and meal plans that I wouldn't use this, but I pre-ordered it anyway. I'm so glad I did! I can honestly say this is my favorite. The variety of recipes (sauces, snacks, single-serving, dressings, meals) and of flavors (Asian, American, Mexican, etc.) is the best, and everything is ultra simple. This is my new go-to for friends looking for simple, healthy recipes.
hudsonmama More than 1 year ago
This is my fourth Happy Herbivore book. I preordered it because I was so excited for it to come out based on our experience with her other cookbooks. We cook out of Lindsay's cookbooks all the time and I never have to worry about my health or weight eating this way. Also, many of her recipes are easy enough that my 10-year-old daughter can make them. (Of course, she loves baking the best! I love that the healthy chocolate chip cookies recipe page is covered with splatters!) This cookbook is as wonderful as the rest, especially if you still have weight to lose. I would also say that they are easy for me to use as is or adapt for my husband's very restricted diet (no egg, dairy, gluten, soy or corn). Some of our favorite recipes from this cookbook are the loaded baked potatoes, caribbean chili (soooo delicious!), chocolate surprise frosting, oven fries, skinny mac and cheese, everyday mushroom gravy, and whole wheat drop biscuits. We still have several recipes we'd like to try, too, because there are so many exciting new ones for us. I also like that she includes a few of her basic/favorite recipes in this cookbook so that you don't have to go opening another cookbook or two during meal prep to get at recipes say for no-chicken broth powder, biscuits, chocolate chip cookies, or gluten-free flour blend. So if you don't own more than one (or the whole series, like I do!) you can still make those foundational recipes. Each cookbook, though, comes with really great new recipes, so I will buy any cookbook Lindsay puts out! Her cookbooks are well used and loved in our house!
bsoubeyrand More than 1 year ago
I own all of Lindsays cookbooks and each one she comes up with gets better. They are easy and quick recipes that even my granddaughter loves at the age of 4. She uses everyday items and no really weird items. Most items I already have in my pantry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy and delicious recipes