Hey guys! Thank you for stopping by The Roots Of Nutrition! Whether you’re looking to learn more about nutrition, find delicious plant-based recipes, or are seeking 1-on-1 help, I’m glad you’re here. Here’s a little info about me:
Background: I decided at a young age that I did not want to eat animals anymore. It was very mind boggling to me that people could kill and eat these furry creatures I was so fond of. My parents weren’t keen on this, since I was only 12 years old and growing! Where on earth would I get my protein?! Well, that led me to discover other sources of protein. Back then, I thought my only other protein sources were eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, milk, cheese, all the dairy! But honestly, I was not the healthiest vegetarian. As a matter of fact, (I can’t believe I’m putting this on the internet) my family called me a “cheese-a-tarian” for a while because I substituted meat with cheese and carbs. As I grew older, I grew out of my cheese phase (eh, kind of), but it wasn’t until January of 2017 that I decided I really wanted to get my health on track and dive into a cruelty-free, animal-free lifestyle. I truly have never felt better, and I have discovered so many delicious, plant-based sources of protein! It has been the best journey thus far, and I would love to be apart of your journey to a healthier you!
Education: I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors degree in Nutrition (Dietetics). I am currently in the process of applying for my dietetic internship, and from there I will take a national exam to become a Registered Dietitian. My classes at ASU have taught me counseling basics and the nitty gritty of nutrition, like how our body metabolizes macros (carbs, protein, fats) and micros (vitamins, minerals) as well!
When I’m not cooking and blogging: I work Monday through Friday as a dietitian tech at a skilled nursing facility in Scottsdale, AZ. When I’m not there, I love spending time with my pup, Leo! He is a Great Dane mix and I found him at the pound 5 years ago. I also enjoy hiking, traveling, wine tasting, craft beers, and spending time with family and friends.
My Vision: I decided to start The Roots of Nutrition because I want to provide a space where people can find healthy recipes and real facts about nutrition. I want to help people get to the “root cause” of their health issues by bringing it back to the basics: incorporating more roots! The best things come from the ground 🙂 My goal is to help you incorporate more whole foods in your diet and feel great! Many people ask me what the best “diet” is. My answer is… there isn’t one. Diet is not a one size fits all, but I do know that you cannot go wrong with a diet high in fiber and antioxidants. I want to help you switch your mindset about food from “restricting” to “nourishing”. Nourish your body, value your health. If you need help getting started in this new lifestyle, feel free to reach out! I am here to provide information so you can make the best decision for you, and I will support you 100%.