As a bestselling author and co-founder of the widely popular website Simple Green Smoothies, Jen knows the impact food can have on your body, your health and your dreams. Before switching to a plant-powered diet, Jen Hansard felt exhausted, stressed-out and frustrated with her body. After a wake-up call from her husband, she set off on a mission to put foods in her body that would allow her to go after the things that mattered most. Embracing nutrient-dense, nourishing whole foods gave her the vitality to do more than just survive each day – she was able to live out dreams that had been long buried. From creating a backyard family farm, to flying an airplane, to running 100km in a single day, to camping and hiking the U.S. National Parks. Through her journey came her mission: to help others “fuel their passion” by embracing delicious plant-powered meals to help them look and feel their best.
Now in Simple Green Meals, she branches out to offer quick, tasty, vegetarian meals for the whole family (even meat-eating husbands). No more restricting calories or fad diet programs. Her philosophy is simple: Eat more plants... however and whenever you can. With tips on meal prep, advice when shopping and 100+ new vegetarian recipes from quinoa corn muffins to veggie enchilada stacks and cauliflower buffalo wings, you’ll gain a new appreciation for fresh, plant-powered meals and what they can do for your body and your mind.
· Breakfast: Maple Apple Walnut Muffins, Tex Mex Breakfast Bowl, Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash · Snacks: Slow Cooker Apple Sauce, Maple Almond Granola Bars, Honey Nut Trail Mix · Salads, Soups and Sides: Coconut Thai Soup, Summer Quinoa Salad, Cauliflower Buffalo Wings · Main Dishes: Garden Burgers, Almond Butter Swoodles, Poblano Enchiladas, Savory Quinoa Pizza, Cauliflower BBQ Tacos · Desserts: Lemon Poppy Seed Cake, Mango Mojito Fruit Pops, Salted Caramel Bites, Honey Ginger Cookies
About the Author
JEN HANSARD is the rawkstar-in-chief of Simple Green Smoothies. Her passion for plant-powered smoothies and meals has given her the energy and body to go after her passions— from flying airplanes, to exploring the US National Parks to completing a 100k ultra trail run. She has inspired women around the world to live life to the fullest by embracing simple, healthy eating habits. This mom of two, pastor's wife, and CEO lives with her family in Brooksville, FL on their mini farm with chickens, a dog and a pet duck.
"Jen Hansard makes cooking delicious, healthy, plant-powered meals so simple that clean eating can easily become a way of life for the whole family.” -- Mark Hyman, MD New York Times bestselling author of Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? and Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
"I love Jen’s “food is thy medicine” approach, especially since “medicine” has never been so delicious! This book is filled with tips and tricks for integrating plants into your daily life. Wholesome recipes like Cauliflower Primavara Alfredo, Savory Quinoa Pizza, and Avocado-Hazelnut Cacao Pudding will have you cooking and craving plant-powered recipes in no time!" -- Jeanine Donofrio, author and creator of Love and Lemons
"Simple Green Meals makes plant-based eating approachable, appealing and fun! From Fairy-Tale Porridge to Cauliflower BBQ Tacos, Jen's colorful and nutritious recipes will delight the whole family. I can't wait to get into the kitchen and start cooking her creations." -- Kathryne Taylor, author of Love Real Food and creator of Cookie and Kate
"Jen's recipes are always approachable, healthy, and most importantly f*cking delicious. These meals are simple to make and taste anything but basic." -- Michelle and Matt, authors of the #1 NYT bestselling Thug Kitchen series
"I love Jen’s approach to healthy eating, and this book arms you with her best tips & tricks— plus plenty of mouth-watering recipes— to make eating your veggies easier than ever. Featuring delicious and approachable meal ideas, all made with whole food ingredients, you’re sure to find some new go-to staples that will leave you feeling your best!" -- Megan Gilmore, author of Everyday Detox and No Excuses Detox "Jen's focus on real whole foods, especially phytochemical rich leafy greens can help you and your family stay healthy, happy and vibrant for life." --Kelly LeVeque, holistic nutritionist, celebrity health coach and author of the best selling book, Body Love.
"Simple Green Meals are not only easy to prepare, but also packed with intense flavor and nutrition in every last bite. Jen offers a road map to your whole food journey with recipes that are quick to prepare while fueling your body with tons of the foods you crave." --Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious