Cookbook Review and Giveaway: The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook

Monday, May 21, 2018


Looking to get a little more plants in your diet? The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook: Hearty Plant-Based Recipes for Every Type of Eater by Elizabeth Thomson has over 100 simple and easy vegetarian recipes to fit into any healthy eating plan. Here’s an inside look into this delicious cookbook, including two recipes. Plus, you can also enter to win your own copy in my giveaway below.

About the Cookbook
The introduction of the cookbook is by my registered dietitian colleague Dixya Bhattarai, MS, RD, LD. In the first chapter are tips to creating a healthy balanced vegetarian plate, and provides 15 snacks that can be whipped up in 10 minutes or less. Chapters include:

  •  Breakfasts
  • Snacks and Sides
  • Substantial Salads
  • Soups and Stews
  • Wraps, Sandwiches and Burgers
  • Roasted and Baked Dinners
  • Noodles, Rice and Pasta
  • Desserts


Each recipe includes the nutrition information and tags such as gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, nut-free, soy-free, and low carb.  A few of the recipes that I plan to try are the Spinach Falafel Wraps, Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas, and Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls. Elizabeth was kind enough to share her recipe for Coconut-Mango Smoothie.

Coconut-Mango Smoothie
Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 minutes
Gluten-free, Dairy-free. Nut-free, Soy-free, Vegan

1 cup ice cubes
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

1. Blend the ice, mango, pineapple, coconut milk or almond milk in a blender until smooth.
2. Divide between two glasses and sprinkle with the coconut flakes and chia seeds (if using).

Nutrition information (per glass): Calories: 263; Fat: 10g; Carbs: 41g; Fiber: 5g; Sugars: 36g; Protein: 2g; Sodium: 88mg

Enter to Win!

One randomly selected commenter will win a copy of my cookbook The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook: Hearty Plant-Based Recipes for Every Type of Eater by Elizabeth Thomson. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below, which will run Monday 5/21/18 12:00 am ET through Friday 5/25/18 11:59 pm ET. Just click on the rafflecopter link below.

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*NOTE: You do not need to purchase anything to win. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Rockridge Press has sponsored the prize offered and is responsible for shipping.

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3 Comments on “Cookbook Review and Giveaway: The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook

Zahava Says:

The cauliflower rice burrito bowls sound amazing! Anything with veggies is a winner for me

Cassandra D Says:

I would like to try Zucchini Noodles With Avocado Pesto.

Toby Amidor Says:

Thanks everyone for participating in my latest giveaway!

And the winner of The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook is Cassandra. Keep your eyes peeled for an email from me.

Happy, healthy eating!

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