Here’s what you can expect on It’s A Zesty Life.
Easy, healthy plant-based and vegan recipes that don’t take hours!
How to Start and maintain a plant-based diet and healthy eating
Must-Have kitchen essentials and reviews and recommendations (my favorite things!)
Meal prep tips, ideas, tricks, and hacks
Vegan travel! Reviews, ideas, and articles about where to eat vegan when you travel
Learn about Clean-Crafted Wine (healthy organic wine without added sugar or pesticides!)
My mission is to help you eat healthy & have all the right tools for a zesty life!
As I get older, I hear more people say “at this stage of the game”, “not at my age”, or “it’s all downhill from here”.
When I turned 50, my goal was to be the healthiest I’ve ever been. I started a plant-based diet, learned how to cook healthier, and lost 8 pounds.
Do you want to do this too? I know that you can do it.
Why did I create It’s A Zesty Life?
Because you want recipes that are delicious, tasty, and EASY! I have found the BEST WAYS to eat for more energy and happiness, and flavor!
To share EASY, HEALTHY recipes so you’re not stuck in the kitchen all day.
To help you with a PLAN for great health, energy, and zest.
To help you REACH your goals. And, be a friendly, yummy food companion!
To ENCOURAGE you to KEEP GOING.
My life journey has included seeking fun, adventure, travel, delicious food, love, compassion, and laughing as much as I can! Of course, I’ve had challenges along the way, and have had to crawl back to my true self every.single.time. Growing pains, struggles, and uncertainty have often been a part of my life. You can read more of my journey to a life of eating plants here.
Now, at 52, I’m thriving on a healthy, plant-based diet. I live a vibrant life and love the food I eat.
And, you know what? It all started with my plate.
Don’t let your age dictate how you feel.
In the last 5 years, I:
* adopted a plant-based lifestyle
* completed the Rouxbe Cooking School Plant-based coursE
* received my certification in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell
I lost 8 pounds before my 50th birthday on a plant-based diet.
I set the goal of completing a half-ironman race to prove to myself that I could do it.
I completed two half-ironman races that Summer! I was so excited that I did another one the following Summer.
Today, I continue to run and workout 5 days a week.
My diet is still plant-based and I’m looking at more endurance events for 2022!
I run a successful business in the travel industry with a passion for entrepreneurship, adventure, and exploration.
I’m super goal-oriented, I work hard, and obsessed with having a growth mindset.
My lifelong goal is to live a long, healthy life.
I’m obsessed with helping others achieve their dreams, too.
And, be a plant-based foodie, like me!
I live in the mountains of Colorado with my husband and BFF, John. (who also loves healthy vegan food, travel, adventure, and fun!)
I’d love for you to join me on this journey of a healthy life, with fun, and abundant energy.
Especially as we move through the “second half” of life! It’s an adventure that we can share and celebrate TOGETHER.