Simple, healthy cooking
Family meal planning
Health and wellness coaching
I am a mom, a passionate foodie, and a health coach. My programs focus on the value of simple cooking with fresh ingredients. That’s the secret. It doesn’t have to be hard. No matter how busy you are, it is possible to get a healthy meal on the table that everyone in the family will eat. And it is possible to love doing it! Put your favorite music on. Get in the zone. It can actually be therapeutic!
I was not always the healthiest eater. Hello, fettuccine alfredo of my childhood. Hello to the gallons of fat free fro yo of my 20s and to the many bowls of cereal I ate as a new mom. I always loved food, but didn’t make the connection that delicious, healthy food would also make me feel good.
After 17 years in the publishing world, I decided to follow my passion. I enrolled at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to become a health coach and I attended a Culinary Nutrition program at the Natural Gourmet Institute. I studied over 100 dietary theories and coaching methods. I learned about bio-individuality. We are all unique. There isn’t just one diet to fit everyone. However, all of these theories have a common ground. Less processed food. More real food. Vegetables. With this as a foundation, you can find what works for you.
I know my love for cooking and delicious things runs deep. My grandmother was an incredible cook. She knew the value of quality ingredients, taking 3 buses to get to the places that sold the best stuff. Her recipes were simple and nourishing. She was a true hostess. She appreciated beautiful produce. I know my love for farmers markets and the joy I get when serving great food to my family and friends comes from her.
With my roots, my passion and my new education, Elev8 Your Plate was born. As a health coach, my program will help you take small, simple steps that will yield long lasting results and will Elev8 how you feel. This is not about dieting or deprivation. My world will always have ice cream in it!
I look forward to starting this journey with you.