Hello there, Welcome! I’m Anna. I’m a dietitian. I’m a mom. I’m also deeply passionate about ALL things plant-based. This includes creating tasty plant-powered meal, snack and dessert recipes in my kitchen, taste-testing vegan recipes that I find, comparing plant-based products and researching ways to live most nutritionally on a plant-based diet for all ages.
This plant-based journey began about a year ago when I read the book ‘The China Study’ by Colin T. Campbell. The argument that a whole foods, plant-based diet can combat and prevent many forms of chronic disease was overwhelmingly compelling. Our family decided to make the transition. At first, it was daunting, as we had been on a meat-based diet for so long. But with each little step and each recipe tried, our family gained confidence and became food adventurers, enjoying many new tastes and textures. But the best part? It is knowing that, though I may be unable to ultimately prevent certain chronic diseases like cancer in my family, with each plant-based meal that I serve, I am helping to move them and myself towards the best health and best possible outcomes. Nutrition and what we put into our bodies DOES matter.
So on this site, you’ll find practical parenting advice, pediatric nutrition tips and lots of truly healthy, delicious, family friendly plant-based recipes that are kid-approved! All recipes are plant-based and vegan. I find that there are many recipes online that claim to be vegan and healthy, but actually involve a ton of refined sugar or other unnecessary ingredients. You’ll find recipes here that are simple, easy to make and sure to please taste buds of all ages and all bodies nutritionally. Since most of these recipes are dairy-free and egg-free, parents of children with allergies will also find these recipes worth trying!
It has been such a thrilling and taste-bud opening journey so far, that I hope you’ll join me. Look out for nutritional tips about being on a whole-foods, plant-based diet, and practical tips from my experience to help you (and your family!) make the transition to plant-based living. Remember, plant-based meals can be fun, delicious, colorful and are the best fuels for your body. Each time you serve a plant-based meal, you are moving yourself or your family towards the best health possible! Let’s live plantifully!
About the Author
Anna is a pediatric registered dietitian who has practiced in a variety of settings for more than ten years. She has worked as a clinical pediatric dietitian in a large teaching hospital covering a variety of services including the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, as a nutrition consultant for the state public health department and also as a senior clinical research dietitian on a large randomized research study on food allergies in London, United Kingdom. Anna graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences Dietetics at University of California Berkeley, completed her dietetic internship at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center and also obtained a Master of Public Health in Nutrition degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She enjoys working with children of all ages and has two girls of her own: one now a kindergartener and the other in toddlerhood.
Passions: Blogging, recipe creation, plant-based eating, swing dancing, sharing real life experiences and nutrition tips to keep mom and baby healthy, and helping families make the transition to plant-based eating for optimal health.
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