HI! I'M ALISON!
I help plant-based vegans, omnivores, and picky kids find peace in the kitchen with approachable, satisfying, and delicious whole food plant-based recipes.
I’m a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (Mayo Clinic), wife to an omnivore, and mom with two picky eaters. I love chocolate, kale salads, and finding creative ways to encourage my kids and husband to embrace whole food plant-based recipes.
Keeping the Peace in a Mixed Diet Family
I have been a vegetarian for most of my life, and a plant-based vegan for the last several years. My husband is a hamburger and french fries kind of guy. My kids are normal picky eaters who would be happy to survive on pasta and fruit. Finding compromise in the kitchen has not been easy. No matter how hard I tried to convince my family to become plant-based they just weren’t having it.
I was pulling my hair out trying to grocery shop, and prepare three separate meals on a daily basis.
Finally, I put my foot down, and declared a family challenge. If I was going to be the one to shop and cook for the family, I wanted to be able to eat and enjoy the meals I was preparing. Therefore, they were going to have to give plant-based meals a chance.
I started getting creative in the kitchen finding delicious ways to encourage my omnivore husband and my picky kids to embrace plant-based vegan meals.
Prepare one meal, made with whole food plant-based ingredients, that everyone will eat!
My husband still eats meat, my kids still love white pasta, but when we’re home, we’re eating healthy satisfying and delicious plant-based meals that everyone enjoys!