Happy Herbivore 28 Day Whole Food Challenge: Part 2

This is the second half of my photos from the Happy Herbivore 28 Day Whole Food Challenge. This was a fun month for me- I broke out of my routine of using Everyday Happy Herbivore almost exclusively & I tried out lots of Nixon’s original recipes in her first cookbook Happy Herbivore. I’ve been vegetarian for a year and a half and plant based for a little over a year, but this challenge made me realize how many Happy Herbivore recipes I haven’t tried yet! How could I have waited so long!? Highlights from this month were Baked Ziti, Cinnamon Pancakes, Breakfast Sandwiches, and our favorite part- The Plant Based Dinner Party with our friends in L.A. I met my primary goal this month of ditching caffeine free diet coke! One month down and I plan to keep up the healthy habit! (Woot!Woot!) Here is a link to Part One of my 28 Day Whole Food Challenge. You can read about my transition to becoming plant based in my post, Veg Head: The long winded version of my plant based journey. My next goal: I want to try her 3 Day Reboot and 10 Day Cleanse this month and then I would like to cook my way through all three of the Happy Herbivore cookbooks, and I better get started because rumor has it her fourth cookbook is coming soon! Happy, Healthy Eating, Friends!

**My blog and photos were listed several times this month by the Happy Herbivore! This is a highlight for me, for sure. Click here for her half-way post- my little Prince is the first photo! Click here for her final post on the food challenge – she included my blog in her Blogger Spotlight!

I hit the cafeteria at a hospital after a patient transfer. Sadly, most hospitals we transfer to do not have many vegan options, but most of them do have salad bars.
I hit the cafeteria at a hospital after a patient transfer. Sadly, most hospitals we transfer to do not have many vegan options, but most of them do have salad bars.
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Avocado Massaged Kale Sale
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Mock Tuna Salad made with Garbanzo Beans
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Veggie Tacos made just for us at Chili’s. This was so tasty!
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Kids menus are seldom Plant Based, so we usually order a plate of side for the kids. They love it!
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My little Plant Strong family on Father’s Day!
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Cold Stone Creamery has raspberry sorbet which makes for a sweet treat on our family dates.
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Happy Herbivore Baked Ziti was AMAZING. I cannot believe I had not made it before now!
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My Tiny Happy Herbies ate HALF of the Baked Ziti on their own!
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Some very happy herbies!
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The beginning of a triple batch of Happy Herbivore Hippy Loaf. I used my Vitamix to do all of the chopping for the first time – it was a huge time saver.
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The Happy Herbivore posted a blog this month homemade sorbet. This was our first attempt & it was so tasty!
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A sweet, healthy after dinner treat.
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Peach Sorbet
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Happy Herbivore Southwestern Macaroni Salad
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This was a quick and easy dinner made of lentils and a baked potato.
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Who says a road trip has to consist of fast food? I packed some easy plant based snacks and the kids were satisfied.
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Vegan Wonton Soup – it was awesome.
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During our visit to L.A. I tried to get my fill of vegan food. This was from an asian cuisine- Vegan Kung Pow Chicken. The flavor was great but I have to be honest, a year and a half without meat and the fake meat in this dish really grossed me out. I tried one bite and ended up eating everything around it.
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Big batch baking! Black eyed peas, black beans and rice. I spend one day cooking and then store it in meal sized portions in the freezer.
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Quick hummus and veggie wrap.
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While in L.A. we got together with childhood friends. My supportive friends were eager to try a home-cooked Happy Herbivore Plant Based meal! This was a highlight of our trip. This was the beginning of Happy Herbivore Portobello Steak Tacos.
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Portobellos for the Happy Herbivore Steak Tacos.
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Happy Herbivore Smokey Black Bean Enchiladas.
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Everyday Happy Herbivore Refried Beans.
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The Steak Fajitas were DELICIOUS!
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Our Plant Based Party was a hit! The Smokey Black Bean Enchiladas made the top of the list.
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Even the Tiny Happy Herbies enjoyed the Plant Based party 🙂
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Love these girls! We had a great time sipping cold beers and fixing dinner.
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Happy kids!
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Even the guys were happy with the meal plan! It reminded me of the Plant Based Guys series Happy Herbivore featured for Father’s Day 🙂
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Tofu Thai Coconut Bowl.
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We LOVE Chipotle! The brown rice veggie bowl is SO tasty!
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I’m kind of crazy about Pita Pit’s falafel and hummus whole wheat pita wraps!

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Another hospital cafeteria meal after a patient transfer; couscous salad and pear slices!
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Avocado Salad.
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No Dairy Berry: a little sweet treat to accompany a study session.
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Friday night pizza at home topped with nutritional yeast.
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We celebrated the close of the Happy Herbivore Whole Food Challenge with another round of Chili’s custom made veggie tacos! What a great month!

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