Hi Lovelies! It’s Alex. Five years later and still going strong! After constant research and living this amazing lifestyle for four years I’ve found true passion in pursuing a plant-based lifestyle and encouraging others to live this healthful lifestyle.
Little background about me, I grew up in Chicago eating on the healthier end of the standard American diet, at least what it was when I was a kid. Veggies were offered at every meal but by no means were they the center of attention. Fast forward to college: I got my BS in Psych from University of Iowa (GO HAWKS!), studied abroad in London, and subsequently realized how unhealthy I had become. Beer + Fish & Chips = Chunky Alex (this is Science here people!) In an effort to achieve a higher level of health, I switched to a vegan diet.
Somewhere along the way I became entranced with the idea of living a lifestyle that not only made me feel great but would allow me to live my life with minimal risk of disease and maximum health. Because of this, I completed my master’s degree with a focus on health psychology. Outside of academia, you can find me cooking, running, and playing with my lovely rescue fur babies (Hooper and Chief).
While I found a plant-based lifestyle through a search for optimum health, I stayed around because I really made a connection with animals. Since I was a kid I’ve always had a love of animals, but like most was conditioned to separate animals used for agriculture and those we have as part of our families. Once I was able to understand that there is not difference between the two distinctions of animals other than history’s perception, I couldn’t go back.
So, whether you’re eating plant-based once a week, have never eaten a solely plant based meal in your life, or are a level 10 vegan we’re here to help you find mouth-watering, healthy, and entertaining meals. Test out our recipes and leave us some feedback! We love hearing from you all : )
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MA Health Psychology