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Ultimate Plant-Strong Holiday Gift Guide: Plus a BIG Giveaway!

We’ve put together a new plant-strong gift guide! We’ve got ideas for everyone on your list! We couldn’t fit everything in, so these are just a few of our favorite plant-strong themed gift ideas.

We also have a BIG holiday giveaway, we’re giving away 3, one month memberships to Engine 2 Extra! See below how you can enter to win.

Give the gift of plant-strong education: 

The ultimate plant-strong experience: Farms 2 Forks weekend! This is a weekend like no other. Jam packed with the best educators in plant-strong nutrition, cooking demonstrations, amazing food, and most of all, tons of plant-strong fun! We still have spots open for our 2013 dates! This is the perfect gift for yourself, a friend, a family member or to get as a couple or even as a family. Sign-up before the spots fill up! 

Engine 2 Extra: Our online program is perfect for anyone who is wanting to really commit to changing their health. With daily support, coaching, challenges, contests, member blogs, specialized groups, interviews with the best educators in plant-strong nutrition and more. Give the gift to yourself or someone you love. If you sign up before Jan 1 you will get our introductory rate, plus you will get access to all of our past interview including interviews with Jeff Novick, RD, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Alan Goldhamer, author, Kathy Freston, cookbook author, Lindsay Nixon, cookbook author, Dreena Burton, Chef, Dan Marek, documentary director, Shira Lane and more! In 2013 we’ll be hearing from Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Esselstyn, Doug Lisle, PHD, Jeff Novick, RD and many more. You also get our 80+ page gorgeous Holiday Ebook! Find out more and sign up, or get someone else signed up! 

Our favorite books: 

It probably goes without say, we highly recommend Engine 2 Diet.

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease:

The China Study 

The Pleasure Trap 

Reversing Diabetes 

The Starch Solution

White Wash

Forks Over Knives


Happy Herbivore 

Everyday Happy Herbivore 

Happy Herbivore Abroad 

The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook

The New McDougall Cookbook


Forks Over Knives Cookbook

Let them Eat Vegan! 


Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue 

Forks Over Knives 

Forks Over Knives: The Extended Interviews

Jeff Novick: Fast Food 

Jeff Novick: Burgers and Fries 

Jeff Novick: How to Eat More and Weigh Less

Jeff Novick: Should I Eat This? 

Nuts and Health: What the Science Really Says

From Oil to Nuts

Lighten Up: Weighing in on the Weight Debate

Cooking School


The Pleasure Trap 

The Continuum of Evil 

Plant-Strong Workouts 


Bob Harper workout 

Yoga Mat gift set 

Resistance Bands.

Leslie Sansone walking DVD

Rocky! Soundtrack 

Medicine ball 

Jump Rope

Apparel/Accessories: Straight from the runways of Paris! We’ve got the hottest trends in plant-strong fashion! 

Plant-Strong Hoodie

Herbivore Men’s T-Shirt

Herbivore Woman’s T-Shirt 

Kale Hoodie

Kale Men’s T-Shirt

Plant-Strong Men’s T-Shirt

Plant-Strong Women’s T-Shirt

Red Engine 2 Fire Fighter Shirt

Only Kale Can Save Us Now: Herbivore Clothing

Elephant Herbivore T-Shirt

Only Kale Can Save Us Now: Tote

Food totes

Reusable Shopping Bag

Kale Yeah Shirt

Lettuce Turnip the Beet – T-Shirt

Eat More Kale T-Shirt

Apple Earrings 

Veggies Necklace 

Grapefruit Necklace 

Herbivore Necklace

In the Kitchen: 

8 Inch Chef’s Knife

Electric Pressure Cooker 

Food Processor


Silicone baking cups: Silly feet 

Non-Stick baking mat 

Silicone baking pan set 

Rice Cooker

Measuring Cups: Fred M

Yonana Machine

Vegetable Spiral Slicer 

Dual Crockpot 

3-Piece Bamboo Cutting Boards

Artsy Stuff:  

Kale print

Vegetable Art Print 

Eat All Your Veggies: Sign

Vegetables Poster Kitchen

Vegetable Calendar

Beet Wall Print

Eat Your Veggies Print

For the Kids: 

Fred and Friends Face Plate

Vegetable Tote Bag

Book: Too Many Pears

Book: Carrot Soup

Fred and Friends: Chopsticks

Book: Llama Llama Misses Mama 

Book: Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! 

Firefighter Costume

Book: I Like Vegetables 

Book: Eating the Alphabet 

Book: A Balloon for Isabel 

Felt Play Orchard Set 

Kids Kale T-Shirt

Lettuce Turnip the Beet: Onesie

Kids Herbivore T-Shirt 

Now for our giveaway!  

Just leave a comment below and tell us what is on your plant-strong holiday wish list and why. We will pick 3 winners who will get one month memberships for our online support community, Engine 2 Extra.

We will announce the winners on Monday!

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The Engine 2 Team is dedicated to helping you become plant-strong! Each of us are on the plant-strong journey right along side of you!
  • mary

    would love to have either the fok extended interviews or the new Jeff Novick dvd. They are very motivating and inspirational.

  • Ilse Berg

    A CSA (community-supported agriculture) membership.

  • Laurie

    I’ve been wanting to get a pressure cooker to encourage me to use fewer cans of beans and start cooking more dry beans.

  • Sheila

    I already recieved the best gift I could imagine. I was given a winter CSA share. 12 weeks of roots, squash and hoophouse greens for the winter. I am so very greatful. I have to keep on this path and regain my health. I want to be able to work again.

  • PatZ

    A Farms to Forks immersion is on my wish list for 2013. I would love to meet others who follow this amazing lifestyle.

  • Nisha

    I’m hoping for a new set of pots/pans so I can cook easier with no oil and enjoy new E2 recipes!

  • Clara

    I’ve asked for the Happy Herbivore cookbooks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/evehamouie Eve Hamouie

    Forks Over Knives Cookbook

  • Sooz

    Husband and I are newly plant-strong and an F2F immersion is definitely on our wishlist so that we can gain more info/knowledge & learn from those more experienced. Mostly tho – we wish to be a good, healthy influence on family & friends as we learn more.

  • frayedendz

    my plantstrong wish for this holiday season is that my family can continue to be open minded with healthy food and make it a really healthy holiday season. They are slowly coming around to the power of plants and nutritious foods and how they can really benefit all of our lives. its hard to change a lifetime of habits but I can see progress and im really pushing for more and more in 2013!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChandraRaphaelRn Chandra Raphael RN

    I have been plant strong for two months but need more quick to fix meals.

  • disqus_fhLjsUcuUJ

    My wish list:
    1) Farms 2 Forks Weekend in Georgia
    2) Continue going plant strong
    3) Graduating on time with my BA in Human Ecology and Nutritional Sciences so I can focus on MY BOOK!!

  • Jean D.

    I’d love some fancy spices and herbs, goodies I would never buy for myself. And while I’m wishing? A mandolin slicer would be handy.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.newman.564 James Newman

    I have been plant-strong for about a year. This year my wish list includes a Kale shirt and hopefully a Farms2Forks weekend.

  • gamarketgirl

    My wish list:
    1) Farms 2 Forks Weekend in Georgia
    2) Continue going plant strong
    3) Graduating on time with my BA in Human Ecology and Nutritional Sciences so I can focus on MY BOOK!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alison.chu.75 Alison Chu

    My wish list – Rip! lol just kidding On my real wish list, Trader Joe’s gift cards, any and all plant strong dvds. Other than that I am just going to keep on truckin’ and trying to win my family over!

  • http://www.facebook.com/PatriciaEales Patricia Eales

    Plant strong wish list – Spiralizer, Dehydrator, and a VitaMix! All will help keep me on track with eating well…

  • Sharon

    This year I’m wishing for a F2F weekend (should’ve gone last year!), a pressure cooker, DVD of Burgers and Fries, and a Vitamix.

  • janian thurman

    food proc.,
    engine 2 diet cookbook and happy herbivore cookbook!

  • JulianaO

    A Vitamix. My Dad who is 73 has transitioned to a plant strong diet over the past couple of months at his Dr’s recommendation, and unbelievably, he is LOVING it. This guy ate beef stew for dinner for years!!! He has kidney disease but actually feels good(!) after years of struggling on dialysis – which he is off now =). He eats a smoothie everyday and has been trying new recipes, but it is challenging for him because he has an awful excuse for a blender. A Vitamix is crazy expensive but would make food preparation and cleanup much easier. If I could get one thing for him it would be that. Happy holidays!

  • Marsha

    On my wish list is a set of pans so I can cook healthier with and going to F2F weekend so I can be motivated to do so.

  • Kyle Plattner

    I would love to get Jeff’s new DVDs on shopping. I think it would really help me wife and I.

  • Peggy

    Love all the support!! would love to be bable to make a fok weekend sometime!!!! Need all the support we can get here in BBQ land aka memphis.

  • Sara Leslie

    I would love anything for the kitchen, but I think most of all, I’d love the silicone bake set. That is a must have in a plant based kitchen…and I don’t have any yet. :( thank you!!

  • schilss@yahoo.com

    Starting to migrate to a Vegan lifestyle. Learning to make veggies the main ingredient is challenging. This is a great give away for someone who is learning to cook and think of meals differently

  • http://www.facebook.com/bettina.maria.1 Bettina Maria

    a ” WHOLE FOODS MARKET ” store in Montreal !!! pretty please, Santa!

  • http://twitter.com/chris_donofrio Chris Donofrio

    A garlic press!

  • Micaela636

    On my wish list: food processor, a cool lettuce turnip the beet t-shirt and an HH cookbook! Great list here, thx for sharing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shirlie.brill Shirlie Brill

    To help end the trend of obesity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/candyce.loescher Candyce Loescher

    I think first on my list is an immersion weekend. There are lots of handy tools I’d like to have, but have come to realize they are only tools and all can be accomplished with a desire to do so. So, the pressure cooker and the vitamix are just wishes. Mostly I wish all my family would decide to give this way of living a try!

  • De’Etta Goecker

    Any of the plant-based cookbooks…because I switched to this lifestyle 3 months ago and am devouring new recipes and new cooking techniques.

  • Cori

    I’ve already got several of these items on my wish list including a replacement copy of Forks Over Knives DVD since someone destroyed mine, the new FOK cookbook, Lindsey’s new cookbook HH Abroad and The Pleasure Trap.

  • Meagan

    I’d love a dual crockpot, any of the DVD’s listed, and any of the cook books listed!

  • http://proofpositivity.blogspot.com proofpositivity

    I really, really want any of the cookbooks.

  • HerbieCandy

    Engine2 Extra! Jeff’s burgers & fries DVD.

  • Sybil Mays

    Oh, heavens, no question here. I madly cover the Yonana Machine – my old blender just doesn’t cut it for making the E2 banana “ice cream” and other frozen fruit treats. It’s one of those things I probably won’t ever splurge to buy.

  • John

    What is on my plant strong holiday wish list is that I will continue to grow in knowledge of the lifestyle so as to benefit myself and those around us as a family and as an example of the benefits gained in such….engine 2 extra, it’s resources and community is a great example of how we can help each other change ourselves, change our nation and change our world!

  • Tonya

    More garden boxes for my suburban yard! I recently had 3 brain aneurysms (thankfully caught before rupture) and surgery preformed to clip the aneurysms. Pure motivation to change my lifestyle. I’ve tried your recipes and wow……..most are great! Thank you!

  • Jennifer Edwards

    Mostly, I’m hoping that by eating the way I am, I can be a good example and possibly influence a few family members and friends. Also, I am really getting into cookbooks, so any plant strong cookbooks would be cool. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=662401822 Wendy Barnes Hudson

    New knives are on my wish list. I have been eating tons of veggies and having new knives to dice all those lovely vegetables would make my life so much easier!!

  • HuskerSalad

    I wish that my husband would grow to like eating beans.

  • http://twitter.com/beckythecyclist Becky

    I like the
    ‘Only Kale Can Save Us Now” thermal, because I don’t have a lot of cold-weather work out gear

  • Sarah

    I’d love a kale t-shirt, forks over knives cookbook and the Happy Herbivore Abroad cookbook.

  • Sabra Allen

    I am saving up to go to a Farms -2-Forks weekend. I need more information on lowering triglicerides. I know it will happen!

  • http://twitter.com/Carol30040 Carol Loftus

    Lets see I am signed up for an immersion, I have lots of the books and videos mentioned but I have my eye on the green zip up hoodie, the Bravo cookbook , and the Yonana machine! They all sound really cool to add to my collection.

  • http://twitter.com/wraprevail William Arnold

    My wish for this holiday season is to attend a Farm to Forks weekend. I hope through that experience to come away with the words and the training to help move my family to a healthier lifestyle.

  • Sheri A

    I would really love to see Jeff Novicks dvd “Fast Food”. Sometimes I spend waaay too much time in the kitchen trying to prepare plant strong meals so I think this dvd would help. A kale t-shirt would be really nice to wear when I exercise too! :)

  • Jackie Scott

    I would really love the Engine 2 Extra online program because I am finding the transition very difficult and could use the help and encouragement.

  • Cschad

    Soo many things on my wish list!! But I believe the Pleasure Trap & FOK cookbook. The book will help continue to educate myself & the cookbook will help teach me how to prepare good food!


    So fun to see we have many of the items on the list already and that there a few new things to be excited about. These are THE tools we have used since 8/8/11 to stay happy and healthy. Did I mention we live on a 37 foot sailboat and are currently sailing/crusing in Mexican waters (we are in Mazatlan for now and headed to Z-town after the new year). We are living proof that you can live happily on a plant-centered/no-oil diet. Thanks E-2 for the new
    Holiday Gift Guide!

  • Jared

    Pleasure Trap & FOK cookbook.

  • Glenna Adamson

    A membership to Engine 2 Extra!!

  • moonsword

    Vegan snowboots…I really need a new pair and they’ve got to be vegan and eco-friendly. Cheers!

  • HappyHerself

    Silicone: Mat, baking pans, and baking cups. We have one set of silicone baking cups, like them very much, and would love to have other shapes and sizes of really good silicone baking things. My daughter raves about her silicone mat. We think we could use three silicone mats! We want high-temperature tolerant silicone, 600+ degrees, not the 400+ degrees ones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/piper.anne.7 Piper Anne

    The Engine 2 Diet book and more sponsors for needy animals who have found sanctuary!

  • Martha

    You’ve got it! I really would love the Engine 2 Extra membership!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carrie.kleyn.3 Carrie Kleyn

    I’m asking Santi Claus for that Yonana Machine!

  • LP

    I really want a Vitamix!

  • Rebecca

    I have been watching the Engine 2 and Forks over Knives documentaries on Netflix for the past couple of weeks. On Wednesday of this week, my doctor’s office called to tell me that my recent blood test results indicate that I must come in for visit to talk about my cholesterol. I do NOT want to take a pill. I want to make a change. I have to make a change! My wish is to join the Engine 2 challenge and change my life!

  • Jennifer Zunino

    I have dropped tge hint that I need a new veggie-made purse, would always welcome any of the movies or books, but at the very top of my list is an engine 2 or happy herbivore getaway!!! I would be a giddy girl :)

  • Rick

    I would love to get the recipe for that lentil meat loaf. It looked incredible. It’s not very nice to post yummy photos and not share.

    • E2Team

      Rick it is in the book and in the recipe section :)

  • http://twitter.com/ticabop Kelsey Rowley

    I am asking for a food processor to make my own nut butters!

  • Tim

    I want to build strength and endurance through jogging. I would also
    like to learn to prepare and cook food quickly and efficiently.

  • Mike

    A dehydrator to make some awesome meals

  • Holly A

    Any of those awesome books

  • ashley

    Well…the New McDougall Cookbook, Happy Herbivore Abroad, and a large sauce pan! While I am wishing…one of those cute herbie t-shirts too! ;)

  • Joy

    I have a Blendtec on my wishlist, so I can start juicing at least once a day. I embraced the plant-strong diet in July, and I feel great about making that choice. I am gluten intolerant, and I’m always in search of great recipes.

  • John S Tolson

    My list has a pressure cooker. And, of course an E2 Extra membership.

  • Cindy

    Dual Crockpot, Vitamiz, Kale hoodie

  • Christine

    An immersion experience would be the ultimate, but the e2 extra would be wonderful. I was doing so good with my health choices, but when others around you are not on board it makes it extra difficult. I also have my eye on some books (especially the pleasure trap) and some more kitchen gadgets like the spiraler and pressure cooker.

  • Elise

    I would love an immersion weekend to learn more about the plant-strong lifestyle I have embarked on! Other than that, some plant-strong apparel, knives, food processor, any of the books, and any of the DVDs!

  • Al Sergel

    this giveaway sounds awesome!! this year, I asked for plantstrong cookbooks (Forks Over Knives, etc), a food processor to help me dice veggies AND gas stove-top range w/ a dehydrator. :)

  • Audrey

    Happy Herbivore cookbooks and e2 extra would be great.

  • Kim

    I’m hoping for Jeff’s new DVD and FOK the extensive interviews!

  • Sue

    My wish is for my diabetic husband to be become plant-strong with me so we can live a long healthy life together.

  • Lexi

    I want a mandolin slicer so I can make veggie sushi like the pros. My daughter loves carrots in her sushi and I will do anything to fix her healthy food. I would also LOVE all my friends and family to be plant strong.

  • Bonnie

    I really really really want the Jeff Novick DVD on Fast Food.

  • Diane

    My hope is to have all the resources to continue on a plant strong diet. A four year breast cancer survivor, I have been plant strong for 11 months and I have lost over 55 pounds. My whole life has been transformed. I would really like to subscribe to Engine 2 in order to access the invaluable resources and information for the long term. I am so grateful to be alive and for all the information at Engine 2.

  • Jenn K

    I really want the new Happy Herbivore abroad cookbook! :)

  • VeggieSue

    The Yonana would be nice, but what I’m really hoping for is Jeff’s *4th* Fast Food DVD to be out in time for gift-giving. If all the meals on that are as good as the Kasha Varnishes he has on his Facebook page I’m gonna have a very happy family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jenny.anderson.5661 Jenny Anderson

    I would really like Engine 2 DIET, I have taken the library’s copy a few too many times to be normal.

  • Susan H

    I would like a copy of the Engine 2 Diet book and Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. I also want some new clothes. Since I’ve lost over 25 pounds this year, I need them.

  • tams

    What is on my wish list is actually something I would love to give my mom. I would LOVE to give her the gift of health by sending her to the Farms to Forks Weekend. I got her started with the Engine 2 Diet book and she was very excited to get started this summer. Her enthusiasm has fizzled and I think she is feeling overwhelmed and slightly skeptical. Spending a weekend immersed in plant-strong education would help her immensely. I keep reminding her that she needs to take care of herself and make her health a priority before it is too late.

  • Kristina F

    I would love some new clothes for the holidays. After loosing the weight, nothing I own fits quite right.

  • monicabr

    The Happy Herbivore Abroad, the Engine 2 Diet new cookbook (when, when?) and the Kale T!

  • Michelle P

    I have some plant strong cookbooks but I want the new Happy Herbivore one Happy Herbivore Abroad. I also want a new food processor too as my old one is about ready to quit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iloveharrypotermother Becky Fly

    It is wonderful you have this online community. Going plant strong can feel a little isolating if your friends and family aren’t into it also so it is nice to have a community.

  • Devon K.

    juicer, yoga mats, running shoes, and kale tshirts!!!

  • stephmarks

    My plant-strong holiday wish list has one item only — the commitment and support to stick with a plant-strong lifestyle. I need to lose weight and get my blood pressure in line as well as the side benefits of feeling good and having more energy. I know what to do but can’t seem to stick with it on my own.

  • CJL

    My hope is for a new commitment to a truer version of plant based eating for continued improvement in my health!

  • Monica

    My wish is to attend the Farms 2 Forks weekend in New York!

  • MsVMLM

    i would love to have the new HHA book but school loans are killing me so no much of gifts coming this year.

  • Sue Mackey

    My husband has been told by his cardiologist to begin a plant-based food regimen, and we are trying to figure out what is ok and what isn’t ok to eat. Since both of us NEED to find a smarter way to eat, we are “all ears”.

    His health is fragile, and I would like to eat better…so we are reading lots of online stuff. The big question-and our wish list-is how do we move from theory to action?

    Farms to forks in Clearwater, cookbooks, Engine 2 Diet, and the online membership…any of these would help us make desperately needed changes! Thank you so much for caring!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryanlvnv Ryan Pettengill

    I would love to wear a kale tshirt this holiday season to spark conversations, or to find those who share in my plantbased lifestyle!

  • Carol Kenny

    Just wrote my list today and I am asking Santa for the Forks over Knives extended inteviews DVD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danielle.zwieback Danielle Marie Zwieback

    Silicone baking set is on my list. I am baking so many yummy recipes from Engine 2, Forks over Knives, and Happy Herbivore; since I have cut out all oil from my diet, when I bake I am using tons of parchment paper. I would like the silicone baking set to cut down my use of parchment paper which would help the environment without having to give up my new healthy lifestyle!

  • Ruthie

    My wish is to help my parents live a plant-strong lifestyle. They’ve engaged in glimpses of the Engine2 diet and program, but haven’t found the strength to commit. I would love to connect them with these valuable resources to help them take the next great steps in living healthy, long lives. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Frankie.II Frankie Number II

    I would LOVE to get a few cookbooks/DVD for my folks. I have lost 38 lbs in the last 4 months. I went to their house the week before Thanksgiving & cooked dinner for them every night. Tried to show them alternatives that were healthier.

  • Charlotte

    I would like for my husband to become plant-strong. He needs to loose weight. Also, it would be so much easier for me if I only needed to prepare one meal instead of two.

  • http://www.facebook.com/april.igli April Hover Igli

    I would like to get a plant strong t-shirt to wear to my very un-vegan gym!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1676290779 Joan Miriam

    I would love my own copy of the Engine 2 Diet too. I have borrowed it from the library many times. As a registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, I am sharing the information with my patients as well. They certainly need help in making better choices.

  • AnnMarie

    I would like a kale t-shirt and new saute pan for steaming our foods.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelly.hanner Kelly Hanner

    I would love the “Only Kale Can Save Us Now” Tote! Adorable!

  • Grammi Sharon

    Hard to decide, but since it is a list, would enjoy having the Engine 2 Diet book, the silicone baking pieces, and the Electric Pressure Cooker. Hearing many good things about the cooker. I really need to lose weight and start a better diet with going plant-based. Appreciate all the information from this site.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.carter.5036 Pamela Carter

    I’d like the Engine 2 Diet .So I could flip thru ,find encouragement,strength to continue and have my non healthy friends and family ask “,Whats that you’re reading ?” Then I could really get into a conversation about good choices.

  • Mari-Ann

    My plant-strong wish is for great heart health for those who follow a plant-strong Esselstyn lifestyle because my husband means that much to me!

  • Carolyn Williams

    On my wish list are any books, videos and cooking items that will help me to stay plant strong. Thanks to everyone who has made my life so much easier in striving for health! Being able to attend a Farm 2 Forks weekend is my ultimate dream. To be immersed in this philosophy of plant based health would be awesome.

  • Patty

    I love all the things on your list! I’d pick for myself the Forks Over Knives Cookbook, the Happy Herbivore Cookbook and the Forks Over Knives DVD so I can share all those with my family and friends!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.lowry Kathy Lowry

    Hi. I am eating plant strong ~90% of the time. I have some health issues (kidney, thyroid) as a result of poor diet. I feel better, but I continue to overeat. I would love the support to eat to live a truly healthy, happy life. I have the cookbook, but I am not reading. Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eva.gervasini Eva Meola Gervasini

    My wish list consists of all cookbooks to keep me going plant strong which I’m at 90%…why can’t I go 100%!!! No excuses, I want a KALE t-shirt and wear it because I’m 100%!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elizabeth-Bedenbaugh/1789721429 Elizabeth Bedenbaugh

    I want Happy Herbivore abroad and Forks over Knives extended interviews. I would really love a prepaid one month membership to HH menu plan but after losing my job and no luck finding one, that is just out of the question, so I am hoping for the book. Thank you for a chance to win something to help me on this journey.

  • plantstrongS

    I haven’t stuck to eating plant-strong long enough for my tastes to change. I don’t like to cook anyway, but when I don’t find the results of all my work tasty, I tend to not want to continue making plant-strong recipes. I probably need something like a Happy Herbivore cookbook. I’ve tried a couple of her recipes from her site, but I’m just not liking plant-based foods. I’ve heard that people really like her cookbooks. Maybe with more of her recipes, I might have more successes and stick with it long enough for my tastes to change and appreciate plant-strong foods. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bbrumsey Bobbi Bennett Rumsey

    I’ve conquered a vegan way of life ~ 14 months plant strong! My next mission is to eliminate excess; excess calories, excess portion size, excess sweets. Thank you for all the support this website offers.

  • DDeLallo

    Plant Strong T-Shirt for my hubby (and myself :). Beacause I am so proud that my once “meat loving” man agreed to go plant strong with me 10 months ago and never looked back!

  • puffin98

    Plant strong diets rock! My wish list includes a one month membership (couldn’t pick a better time of year for support), the extended interviews dvd, and a kale t-shirt!

  • rzencka

    My holiday wish list is for my family to come together and watch Forks Over Knives, then unwrap their own copy of the Engine 2 Diet book and commit together to living a plant based lifestyle,

  • Tawnie V.

    What is on my plant strong holiday list? Great health. I have lost 30 pounds and my cholesteral went from 300 to 178 in 3 short months. This is the best I have felt in years. The best gift to give yourself is good health. I wish good health for everyone this holiday season.

  • Sarah

    My wish list would be a Happy Herbivore cook book and the Engine 2, 28 day challenge book. Still stuck at the 90% range and would love to make it to become 100% plant strong.

  • Jackie F

    On my wish list are some of the tools needed to live this lifestyle faithfully. I am asking for a food processor and some kitchen utinesels to help make it easier in the kitchen. I have also asked for some of Jeff Novick’s video’s so that I can cook simple things that may help sway my family to join me with this lifestyle. My husband is 60lbs overweight and pre-diabetic. I need all the help I can get to help from my end to make sure he is around to see our kids grown up and to grow old with him!

  • Allou

    I would like to be a better cook so I can share this way of life with more of my friends and their families!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michele.palodina Michele Pizazz Palodina

    My plant strong holiday wishlist is really long. I’d like The Pleasure Trap Book, FOK cookbook, Happy Herbivore Cookbook, and White Wash. I’d love all the Jeff Novick DVD’s as well as The Pleasure Trap DVD. The books and dvd’s are tools to add to my arsenal of staying plant strong! And for fun I’d like Kale T-shirts for me and my kids. I would like an E2 Firefighter tee shirt too, just to represent y’all. For my kids, I’d love some books like Muncha!Muncha!Muncha! and I like Vegetables. They love books, so why not strengthen thier plant strong foundation. Last but not least, I could use some kitchen essentials…like a silicone baking set and bamboo cutting boards. And if Santa needed to know a stocking stuffer, I’d love a Veggies necklace!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gina.leed1 Gina Leed

    My plant based wish list is extremely long. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure 2 months ago, although I exercise regularly, in fact I was training to run a 1/2 marathon when I was diagnosed. My Doctor recommended I watch Forks over Knives and get the Engine2Diet. I borrowed the Forks over Knives from the library and bought the book. Now, as I am trying to go completely plant strong, I wish to have cookbooks, and anyJeff Novick’s video’s ,The Pleasure Trap book or DVD any of the above mentioned books, DVDs to educate myself more. My last thing would be a food processor. Thanks for all the help with my new lifestyle!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lorrie.k.malone Lorrie Knox Malone

    Dear Engine 2 “SANTA”….I would like to have the one month free membership to your online support community …Engine 2 Extra. I can’t say I have always been a perfact “plant strong” advacate all year but I can truthfully say I have increased by awareness of food and the effects it has on our bodies, our enviorment and of course our future by praticing the plant strong way of eating. I like eating plant strong and I DO feel sooo much healthier when I follow this eating style 100% of the time. But I do what I can. So I have moved forward. But I am ready to take the next step forward and find that happy sweet spot where I can relax and feel more confident living the plant strong way of life. I just know the support and information I will have access to through your Engine 2 Extra program will take me up that next step in my journey…..Plant Strong!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerilynn.wayan Jeri-Lynn Wayan

    My Plant Strong Holiday list includes plant strong cookbooks and up lifting films. I will also be getting my close family healthy food to stock their pantry’s. We have diabetes and heart issues through out our family so if I can influence loved ones in anyway I will do it! Being Plant Strong has changed my life and I love it!

  • Valerie

    On my plant strong wishlist are some dessicant packs for all the seeds I collected from my vegetable garden this year. The envelopes have to be stored in a big bin and just to be safe I like to keep them with something to keep the moisture at bay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/felecia.malin Felecia Malin

    My wish last is to be there for my sister to help her make the transition to plant strong and healthy.

  • jennifer kagy

    My only PLANT-STRONG HOLIDAY WISH is for my son (13 and recently diagnosed with Sjogren’s) to be living a completely plant based lifestyle. He has been easing his way in through Thanksgiving but starting tomorrow, it is game on!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lyn.crawford.58 Madalyn Crawford

    This holiday season,
    I’m asking of you
    For one month of “Extra”… support, Engine 2.
    I’ve committed for three months
    and lost some of the weight.
    I’ll be 55 in January,
    and want to feel GREAT!
    My blood pressure is lower
    my doctor is thrilled,
    This plant based nutrition
    has cravings fulfilled.
    I’m loving my vegies.

    and my name is LYN.
    With this plant based journey,
    I feel sure that I’ll win.
    Come on Rip and team,
    make this big wish come true.
    When I blow out my candles,
    I’ll be thanking your crew!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennie.g.smit Jennie Gibbs Smit

    I really believe that this is the right way to reach my goal of a healthy and happier life. I was born with a congenital heart defect and have high cholesterol after two open heart surgeries. I have been trying to get my numbers below 200 for some time now, but have not been able to do it alone. My wish list would be to really commit myself to a plant based lifestyle with support to continue for my lifetime; in turn teaching my children and husband all the healthy benefits this can bring to their lives too, as I grow old with them. The information and support from Engine 2 Extra, all the experts and their books/interviews, and others working their way toward a plant based life would be the ultimate gift to be plant strong for good!

  • Denise Wolf

    First off, I want to say thank you to the men and women fighting overseas who won’t be home for the Holidays. I am ever so thankful that my husband is home with us this year. After a year of MRE’s and fried fatty mess hall food we are eating plant strong to combat the year of damage deployment dinning inflicted. Our plant-strong holiday wish list includes many plant strong cookbooks and any support we can get.

  • Nina Barbieri

    Derar E2 Santa,

    I’ve been very good this year. But I would like to be better. I have lost the pesky 20 pounds that snuck up on me once I hit that “certain” age, but I just found out that I have high cholesterol. So my “healthy” eating has been kicked up a notch to completely plant based.

    I would like some cookbooks so that I can provide healthy meals for me and my health needs as well as satisfying my “reluctant” plant powered family.

    Thank you in advance and say “hi” to Mrs. C for me!


    PS. Keep your eye out for kale chips and almond milk by my fireplace for you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1304088289 Christine Robertson

    My plant-strong wish this year is for a Vita-Mix to support my motivation when I’m short on time. Also, cookbooks to help me vary my plant-based diet in a way that will woo my husband to the green side.

    For my son, a veteran and a firefighter, I am purchasing an Engine 2 book because Real Men can be plant strong!

  • Jana Dahl

    My plant strong wish is to continue eating plant strong and attempt to eliminate all oils. It has been a challenge, but I am willing to give it a try! I feel so much better when eating plant strong!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michelle.ramos.9421 Michelle Ramos

    I would love for my whole family to be plant strong and healthy! :-)

  • Dawn

    I have a wok on my plant strong holiday wish list. Dreaming of all the yummy stir fry I can make with that!!

  • Carolyn

    microplaner and slash-free gloves!!

  • Indyfiregirl

    My wishlist has the Forks Over Knives Cookbook. I check it out from my library and have renewed it every 3 weeks since I first discovered it this summer. I think it’s about time I just buy (or ask Santa for) the book once and for all. I love ALL the recipes in there!

  • Crystal

    My holiday wish is to prove to my family that obesity is not hereditary. This can be beat…you’re in control!

  • Dalores

    I would like some good knives and to never have to worry about losing weight again.

  • Jackie Fletcher

    I would love multiple copies of the Engine2 Diet so that I could give it to all my friends and family! We love it but it just seems they need to see it for themselves to believe us!

  • Alanna

    The item on my plant-strong wish list is the Engine 2 Diet book and the whichever cook book would be best for an active family with 3 teens :) we have been “healthy” eaters for years and on the verge of vegetarian for a long while…we are sold and excited! Now if those 15 lbs would just go :)

  • Rebecca S.

    Dear Santa,

    My plant-strong holiday wish is to attend the F2F weekend Plant Stock to be exact. My reason for this is simple, I am a wife & mom who has homeschooled her 5 children for the last 18 years and have never taken time out for myself. I would love to soak in the knowledge of both Dr. Esselstyn and Dr. Campbell as well as the other wonderful presenters and finally take time for me.

    Thanks for listening!

  • http://www.facebook.com/willizzz Amy Diamond Morosini

    To have a plant strong sexy body…oh wait, I already got that since going plant strong last June. Just keep spreading the love Santa!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rbeckford Robert Beckford

    On my wishlist is a cuisinart food processor so I can make some of the raw food recipes I learned recently, a vitamix or similar blender so I can make vegetable smoothies, and cookbooks so I can learn some simple recipes to make the transition to e2 smoother and reach my goal weight and waistline.

  • Susan

    I don’t think I really need any “stuff” – I just need the continued support of like-minded folks like those on your website. So maybe I’d like the additional subscription to the website – I have really enjoyed it. Hoping everyone’s plant strong dreams come true!


  • Karin thue

    I have the Forks Over Knives Cookbook on my Christmas list!

  • Chokyi Dawa

    My plant-strong holiday wish list has one item :

    A Farms 2 Forks weekend in Portland, Or, that includes Dr. Esselstyn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001273710745 Paige Carrigan

    I’d like a vitamix, or some other nice food processor, along with a copy of Happy Herbivore Abroad!

  • Heather

    Forks over knives and Engine2 cookbook

  • Lisa Mosier

    My plant-strong wish list is to attend a Farms 2 Fork weekend retreat! I can only imagine the strong support obtained from being around like-minded individuals and the amazing speakers!

  • Tracy

    I would love love love to attend a Farms to Forks event!!! Especially bc we have a diabetic son who could benefit from this lifestyle as well! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/eva.gervasini Eva Meola Gervasini

    I would love the KALE hoodie to wear while I’m out for a power walk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frances.carlson.12 Frances Carlson

    Happy Herbivore necklace! It would be the perfect thing to show people that I am proud of my lifestyle! :)

  • Jody

    Just received a Yonana Ice Cream machine for Christmas last night! WOW!!! My daughter and I just enjoyed our first bowl of Blueberry Peach “ice cream”. Ingredients?? Frozen bananas, peaches and blueberries!

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