Health begins in your mind – not your mouth. Each week I ask the same 5 questions and shine a light on how different people think about health.
Lindsay Nixon aka The Happy Herbivore
Lindsay S. Nixon is a rising star in the culinary world, praised for her ability to use everyday ingredients to create healthy, low fat recipes that taste just as delicious as they are nutritious. She is the author of two bestselling cookbooks, The Happy Herbivore Cookbook and Everyday Happy Herbivore. Lindsay’s recipes have also been featured in Vegetarian Times, Women’s Health Magazine and on The Huffington Post.
What does ‘healthy’ mean to you?
A low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet in combination with laughter, an active lifestyle, and happiness.
What are your specific reasons for wanting to stay healthy?
I had a serious health scare in my early 20s; that was my wake up call. I needed to make a change, and I did.
What is a simple healthy habit that you practice every day?
How do you handle ‘cravings’ – or those challenging moments when you don’t feel like making a healthy choice?
I don’t really have cravings, at least not for unhealthy foods. I will salivate at the thought of kale. I think once I made up my mind that those other”foods” were not healthy – that they were poison – I no longer had a desire to eat them. I always tell people, it’s not that you can’t have something, it’s that you’re choosing not to. That’s a very powerful mindset.
Name one ‘health’ food that you used to think was weird – but now you love it!
Kale, kale, kale. I love kale!