Welcome! My name is Rachel and I’m so grateful you’re here!
I’m on a mission to help people become the best version of themselves through whole plant foods!
I wasn’t always vegan, in fact, I studied Bakery Science and Management at Kansas State University where I ate my share of cakes, cookies and pastries full of eggs and dairy (hey, taste tests were part of the curriculum).
My passion for baking was always in competition with my passion for healthy living. I was constantly trying the next fad diet but nothing seemed to stick.
I initially started this website as a personal blog to track my progress (lots of ‘What I Eat in a Day’ type posts *cringes*).
Even with a passion for healthy living, I didn’t really know what true health was. I believed it was eating low calorie and losing weight, but I never really considered the nutrient value of my food.
It wasn’t until my sister suggested I watch the documentary Forks Over Knives that nutrition finally started to make sense.
It’s about fueling our bodies with nutrient dense foods for optimum health and longevity. When we put the right foods into our bodies, weight loss will naturally occur but it shouldn’t be the focus.
After switching to a plant-based lifestyle, I saw immediate changes in weight loss, higher energy levels, better skin and better digestion. After experiencing so many positive benefits there was no doubt—I was in it for the long haul.
I knew to continue feeling my best I needed to make sure I had healthy and delicious food prepared weekly so that I could stop depending on convenience foods.
For me, meal planning was really what helped me make plant-based eating sustainable and make it a lifestyle rather than just another diet.
I am here to support your transition into the best, healthiest version of yourself through whole plant foods in the easiest way possible.
In order to provide the best information available, I completed the Plant-Based Nutrition Certification that was created by Cornell University’s online platform eCornell and the Center for Nutrition Studies so that I could better understand the importance of nutrition in our lives and share it with you all.
I hope you’ll join us on this plant-based journey and see what I mean!
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I am so passionate about this lifestyle and what it can do for anybody who gives it a try: the Whole Food Plant-Based (WFPB) lifestyle. It really has changed my life for the better, both physically and mentally. I have mental clarity and no longer feel controlled by my food choices. It’s truly freeing.
If you’re brand new to this lifestyle, head over to the Start Here page to learn more about a whole food plant-based diet.
I love sharing this lifestyle through easy-to-make recipes, articles, and infographics. I want to show you that you do have the power to make healthy changes for yourself and your family and it is much easier than you think!
I hope you will find this as a place to get inspired and motivated to start feeling your best!