About Us


I am lucky enough to be happily married to my soul mate and fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom to 2 wonderful, beautiful and fun filled children who I have the pleasure of homeschooling.  I love learning about nutrition and all the many ways healthy eating impacts your life.   I am a certified Fitness Nutritionist, certified Plant Based Nutritionist and certified Holistic Nutritionist.



As a runner I have been eating healthy for many years but as I’ve learned more about nutrition I have gradually adapted my eating to a completely unprocessed, unrefined whole food plant based diet.  I love to cook and enjoy everything about food from the beauty of it’s colorful palette to it’s diverse tastes and textures and all the ways to combine and cook ingredients to bring out the best from them. I hope to be able to impart some of my love of (healthy) food and cooking to anyone who reads this blog looking for ways to improve their health and life with food.


  1. Jeanne says:

    Thank you Kristy and Sarah for a great website. I am fairly new to clean eating and have tried many of your recipes and they are delicious. I just wanted to let you know you guys do a great job. I love the pictures of the recipes and all the great tips.


  2. sunny says:

    Thank you for this site!
    I have many of the Books written by Tosca Reno and the clean eating magazine, but this site has very adaptable hints for merging into new reality and product reviews. VERY HELPFUL!!!

    Need this and have also signed up on your twitter!

    • Sarah says:

      Thank you Sunny!

      It’s always so good to hear that our site helps people. If you can’t incorporate Clean Eating into your lifestyle then you’ll never stick to it. That’s why we try to post recipes that anyone can make with ingredients that anyone can find. Our tips are tricks are things we actually do ourselves that we fit into our own busy lives. Thanks again for stopping by!


  3. Sherry says:

    this is an awesome website and am so happy I stumbled across it… I have been eating clean on and off for 10 years and it is always nice to have and try different recipes… The meatloaf is my fav so far and my teenage kids absolutely loved it… Thank you guys for taking the time to do this…

  4. Marti says:

    Just wanted to let you know how much I love this blog! I have made many of the recipes for my family and we love them :)

  5. Vicki Newman says:

    I just stumbled on your website. I am trying to psyche myself up to start eating clean. Your recipes look so delicious. I just keep clicking away and find more and more awesome looking recipes! I can’t wait to try some of these. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Vicki,

      Thanks for stopping by and congratulations on starting the clean eating journey! People often think eating healthy means bland and tasteless food – how wrong they are! Clean eating has introduced me to the most delicious food I’ve ever had in my life! If you ever have any questions about clean eating just send us an email or stop by our facebook page and we’ll be glad to help!


  6. What a great website. I am a holistic nutritionist in Vancouver,BC Canada and I am always looking for different resources that I can let my clients know about. This will definitely be one. I believe that clean eating, eating whole real food, is what is needed in our society plagued with obesity and disease.

    thank you…great work!

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Corinne,

      I couldn’t agree more! Eating clean, natural, whole foods is the key to healing and nourishing our bodies. In today’s society we want everything to be ‘fast’ and easy and our bodies are paying that price!

      We’re glad to hear you are enjoying our site. We love hearing from our readers!


  7. Michelle says:

    I just found your website today and I am in love. I can not wait to try the pizza baked chickpeas or the creamy chocolate ice cream. Thanks Ladies for sharing

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Michelle,

      So glad to hear you are enjoying our site. The pizza baked chickpeas are one of my most favorite recipes. 9 times out of 10 I eat the whole batch in one day. They are so addicting!!!!


  8. Linda says:

    Hi–Are you now posting from California? There’s lots of good organic food out there.

    • Sarah says:

      Yup – we’re posting from CA now. There are TONS and TONS of amazing organic foods here – there are varieties of veggies that I’ve never even seen before. We also have the option of purchasing raw milk here too! When you come out to visit us we can make all sorts of fun and exotic dishes!


  9. James says:

    Hi there, I stumbled upon your site whilst looking for simple receipes & advice on clean eating, I’m in the UK & despite talking the decision to quit smoking, drinking alcohol, stop eating as much junk food & trust me I eat a lot & working in the IT industry for 23 years wasn’t the most active either which lead me to weighing in at over 17 stone as of 4th May 2008 which became D-Day to turn around and change.

    Despite loosing over 7 stone, successfully quitting smoking, still off alcohol and being probably more active than I have ever been going from struggling to run my first kilometer in 2008 to having a maximum continuous running distance over a little over 100 miles I often still struggle with food choices that never make up a diet and try to concentrate more on a healthy lifestyle.

    One thing I most certainly no longer lack is motivation, determination & persistance to the point that last year I quit my full time career within the IT industry to re-train as a gym & fitness instructor, Personal Trainer, Studio Cycling Instructor & various other health & fitness qualifications.

    Unfortunately I’m ashamed to admit most of my meals used to come from packets, tins, frozen ready meals etc as I’ve never been kitchen friendly in anyway, these days although hardly a master chef I can manage enough not to starve & the rest of my household don’t seem to mind eating my creations again which I’ll admit don’t always turn out as they should until usually third or fourth time.

    I’ve had a look around and one of the most usuful things I’ve found so far is your ingredients list which makes an excellent starting point for me, I have a couple of friends who successfully manage clean eating however tend to make it more complicated than I think or feel it should be & with being so far from a cunlenery expert most of their advice goes over my head.

    The recipes I’ve looked as so far on your site seem simple to prepare & follow that I think even I can manage then so I’m looking forward to trying them out in an attempt to steer clear of diets & continue with a simple healthy lifestyle.

  10. Debbi says:

    I love soup and I can’t wait to try your recipes!

  11. Roberta says:

    WOW!!…where have i been?? lol…i have been eating clean for 2yrs would never eat any other way it has changed my life totally and i have helped countless people do the same :)…and i can’t believe i just now found your website (shaking my head)…great site girls and yes it was tosca that i got started with but you guys have done a great job here!! congrats i will steer others your way :) my motta “Eat clean and train hard” its a lifestyle not a trend!!

  12. Tania says:

    So happy I found your website! Do you guys have a Facebook account?

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Tania,

      You can find our Facebook page here. If you ever have any questions or comments feel free to pop over to Facebook and chat with us! Thanks for stopping by!


  13. Alison Dibrino says:

    I really loved a the Kuri Squash Soup recipe. I wish the website had a search function by ingredient for recipes.

    • Kristy says:

      We don’t have a specific search function by ingredient but if you type an ingredient in the recipe search box, like “squash” the search will bring up recipes that include “squash”. You may get a few results that don’t actually include the ingredient if the word you searched was used somewhere in the text but it should work ok. Hope that helps. Kristy

  14. Kristel says:

    Thank you for this wonderful, user-friendly site! I have a beautiful wonderful 1.5 year old girl and while we make pretty good choicxes to instill good eating habits, we still have steps to take to become cleaner. I appreciate the time you put into this for all to see!

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Kristel,

      Thanks for writing in. We love getting feedback and appreciate your comments! Making good food choices while your children are young is the best way to set them up for a healthy life later on! So glad we can help!


  15. Teri says:

    First off, wonderful site and all the recipes look so yummy :).

    I was wondering if either of you had any exercise advice, such as how much cardio vs resistance training?


  16. Hello!

    I’ve been enjoying a lot of your recipes (we made the zucchini chips today!). However, I wondered if you perhaps you might consider a larger font? The one you currently use is quite tiny! Thanks!


  17. Tara Noland says:

    Your site is lovely, bright and cheerful with great recipes!!

  18. Jessica Bowden says:

    I was wondering if you could offer insight into choosing the most healthy type of coffee. Should I only buy organic? Is it better (regarding health not necessarily taste) to buy whole bean and grind the beans myself?

    Thank you!

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Jessica,
      While coffee is not on the “Dirty Dozen” list of foods it is commonly treated with a number of different pesticides so I would definitely go with organic coffee. As for buying whole bean or one variety of bean being more healthful than another I have never found any research to indicate one variety being healthier than another. I think whole bean vs. ground is a matter of taste. One thing that can affect your health is how coffee is brewed. Some brewing methods leave a lot of the oil (french press) while other methods especially when a paper filter is used help to remove some of the oil. The main thing would be like with most things to consume in moderation.
      Enjoy your java,

  19. Sarah Bowden says:

    First off, I would like to say thank you for what I’ve found so far. Second, so I don’t duplicate information, is this site and The Naked Kitchen all one in the same ? I love cooking, recipes, health all of that. I found this site through a regular email I receive called Natural News. More than once in my life I have perplexed doctors with what is wrong and had to figure it out myself. They do call it, practicing medicine. I already eat healthier since gall bladder removal, but my since I live in Texas my dilemma the last couple of years at the same time of year has to be allergy related. My most annoying symptom is dry hacking cough. Drs have not been able to make it go away no matter what they try. They have eliminated everything and diagnosed it as that. I am pretty positive that by me changing my eating more, improving my immune system, eating even healthier I can improve. My own recipe of cough syrup this weekend worked better than prescriptions. Vinegar, Ginger, Honey , Cayenne and a little water. Sorry this is so lengthy but I’m ready to start eating cleaner. So excited about info that I have found so far but want and need more. Love putting it on my Pinterest page to share. Any help would be appreciated. So tired of this cough. Ready to improve my health.

    • Dona says:

      A recipe on this site was emailed to me and in checking it out, I found your comment. For the girls that do the site, it is awesome. A food blogger myself, I am just getting started but kudos to you for your simple, wholesome recipes. They look great!
      In response to Sarah Bowden on your dry hacking cough. My husband recently decided to join me on my healthy eating journey and gave up wheat bread. For years, he has had a dry hacking cough. It was so bad that even if we were separated in a store, I could locate him by the sound of his cough. It was pretty constant. Three weeks after he stopped, his cough stopped. While away for the weekend, he ate bread once again and sure enough, the cough came back. Food affects people in different ways but I would certainly wonder if doing a food diary wouldn’t help to pinpoint a food that might be causing your cough. Good luck to you!

  20. Thom says:

    Just found your website and I have to say that I couldn’t be more thrilled! So many enticing recipes. I hope you won’t mind but I’m going to link to your site from my own! And I’m going to try some of your recipes come this holiday season. Keep up the good work!

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