What is Purposeful Plate?
Purposeful Plate is a multifaceted wellness resource dedicated to helping you identify & master your own unique formula for optimal health. Here, you can find nourishing recipes, healthy living and eating advice, and encouragement to pursue the life of your dreams.
The “plate” is the place we come to when we think of nutrition. It involves the food we eat, the powerful nutrients that make up those foods, the mealtimes we practice, and the tools we use to maximize our body’s breakdown and utilization of those nutrients. Eating also includes our feelings attached to certain foods, our cultural connection, our personal identity, and so much more.
However, as a believer in whole-body wellness, I believe it takes a whole-life approach to really thrive. And as it turns out, our “nutrient” requirements go far beyond what we can find on a plate.
Being truly “well,” in my opinion, depends on a variety of individual factors. And while each of us experience our own unique blend of needs and preferences, the recipe for wellness generally includes a few foundational ingredients: connecting to our inner joy as often as possible, surrounding ourselves with a supportive and loving community, fostering relationships with others who inspire us, and pursuing a profession that we feel passionate about.
At the root of wellness lies one truly foundational centerpiece: self-love.
Loving ourselves gives us a greater interest in taking care of our body and mind, which translates into better decision-making, more motivation, stronger drive, higher energy, more joy, solid confidence, and allows us to contribute more love into our relationships and work.
Nutrition at Purposeful Plate is about combining all of these essential components that make us feel whole, so that our “plate” may truly nourish us in many ways. My hope is to help bring more meaning back to your plate and more joy to your life, one purposeful bite, sip, or step at a time.
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From my plate to yours,
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Sipping this green juice just makes you feel groovy all over. It has subtle spice with the addition of fresh ginger, a bit of sweetness from the fennel and green apple, and some vibrant tang from the celery we all either love or hate.
This super easy, no-waste nut milk is so creamy and delicious, you’ll never want your morning coffee (or tea) without it.
Late summer peaches meet early fall spices in a hearty, dessert or breakfast-worthy bake.
Containing the highest concentrations of protein, fiber, and antioxidants of all rice, it is easy to see why I would choose this varietal for a standalone meal-worthy recipe.
This simple salad is hydrating, nourishing, and oh so satisfying. Nutrient highlights include manganese and vitamin K, which protect your bones from degradation and keep your skin looking optimal.
Chewy farro and crisp greens collide with an abundance of ripe spring-summer produce, slivered almonds, and fresh goat cheese to create something really close to perfection.
Deep and earthy earl grey tea, floral rose petals, and sweet vanilla bean ghee combine with cashew milk and raw honey to create this frothy, “Self-Care In A Cup” tea latte.
Steamed carrot and cauliflower are blended with creamy cashew milk to make a ridiculously decadent and wholesome cheez sauce to serve over your favorite noodles.
Green juice is a delicious and simple way to boost fruit and veggie intake, and add variety to your diet. This blended version keeps all of the fiber in tact, and tastes really bright and tangy due to the addition of kiwi, lemon, ginger, and grapefruit.
With an emphasis on food as medicine, whole body wellness, and following your bliss, "The Purposeful Plate" is the place I share my tips and inspiration for living and eating well, and loving every minute of it.
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