Hey There! My name is Nicolette, and welcome to Whisk in Wellness. I’m so glad you’re here to discover ways to live a life filled with good food, true health, and optimal wellness.

Recipes shared on Whisk in Wellness are both nutritious and delicious, and always prepared with wholesome ingredients. Although some of the recipes on here are gluten-free, vegan, and paleo, I do not create recipes based on one particular diet. This is a diet-free zone.

My desire to learn about proper nutrition and practice those new findings in our kitchen was the driving force behind starting this blog. I love sharing all of this with you and your loved ones, because sharing is caring 🙂

Read more about my journey below and thank you for stopping by!

I am proud to be a military wife, mom of two boys, believer in God, devoted baker & cook, food photographer (and self-proclaimed child photographer – I’ve got thousands of my two kids), avid reader, and nonstop “research queen.” Growing up, I consistently prayed that I would become a wife and mom. I am forever grateful that my prayers have been answered.  Adding little humans to my life quickly uncovered new passions – I began to seek, analyze, and study true health. It wasn’t just me anymore – I needed to protect this little human we brought into this world.

The extensive information I uncovered motivated me to reevaluate the trajectory of my family’s well-being. I was shocked at how much our surroundings (from the foods we eat to the cleaning agents, household products, and toiletries we use) affects our health and longevity. Without hesitation, I  shifted gears and gave our home and bodies a makeover, from the food we consumed to the products we used. I made a conscious effort to offer meals that support good health in both mind and body. I also replaced toxic products and plastic containers that filled our cabinets with eco-friendly products and glass containers, all to limit our exposure to harmful chemicals.

These new ideologies inspired me to create a platform where I could share my recipes and recent discoveries. Whisk in Wellness was born.  The name reflects what is essential to my family and me: wholesome cooking and healthy living. Wellness is defined as “the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.” As an actively pursued goal. YES to all of that. Plus, both of my sons’ favorite kitchen tool is a whisk. They whisk anything and everything they can get their little sticky, dirty, germy, adorable hands on.

My enthusiasm to learn about true health and wellness has not always been at the forefront of my mind. Before having children, my priority was to be “healthy,” according to how society depicted the term – I ate foods low in sugar, carbs, and fat but high in protein. Pair that with my constant trips to the gym, I was unknowingly doing more damage than good to my mind and body. I’m here to bring light on why this way of living is destructive to overall health.

We as a family have had our fair share of battling unexpected medical issues over the past several years. About four years ago, right after our two-year battle with infertility followed by my Bell’s Palsy diagnosis the day before the delivery of our 1st son, I had an epiphany. I was not going to follow mainstream advice on health and nutrition mindlessly.  I quickly began to seek answers through prayer, research of holistic and medicinal means, and lots of reading. What I discovered urged me to change areas in our lives that would support lifelong wellness. The first, and possibly the most impactful, change I made was in the kitchen.

Being creative with food has always been a passion of mine. I am thankful that my lifelong passion turned into a career. The beginning years of recipe-making, however, involved me creating treats made with processed ingredients like white flour, cane sugar, and food dye. A couple of years later, I added protein powder in each recipe as a way to change the macronutrients that reflected higher protein and lower carbohydrate content, thus reducing the number of calories consumed. Protein Treats By Nicolette was my brand name for several years as I used isolate, whey, and casein protein powders in my baked goods. My ignorance on health exacerbated as I counted calories excessively, planned weekly meals excessively, and worked out (you got it) excessively. I was blind and ignorant to it all.

Isn’t it funny how kids change everything? When I got pregnant with Nash, I instinctively stopped consuming protein powder and artificial sweeteners. Did I want my precious little baby eating artificial garbage while he was growing and developing? That would be a huge hell no. I began to think clearly and challenge my old eating habits. I started using real ingredients to create wholesome recipes to enjoy without asking myself, “what is this unprocessed ‘food’ doing to my growing baby?” For example, using almond flour, coconut flour, or sprouted whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose white flour and using coconut sugar, maple syrup, or honey instead of cane sugar quickly eliminates several processed ingredients without sacrificing flavor.

I am confident that the changes we made will positively impact our family’s growth. That was (and still is) a game-changing, life-altering lesson to learn. My one regret is not knowing about all of this sooner. It’s never too late, though, and using this site to share wholesome and delicious recipes puts a huge half smile (thanks, bell’s palsy) on my face.

The philosophy here on Whisk in Wellness is to share delicious recipes nutritiously made with whole-food ingredients to inspire diet-free eating, proper nutrition, and true health. I hope you love it here, and thank you for joining me.

Are you interested in establishing a partnership with Whisk in Wellness or want to learn more about what Whisk in Wellness can do for you or your company?

From recipe development to brand campaigns, food photography, & social partnerships, Whisk in Wellness works with a variety of clients and brands. For partnership opportunities or any questions you may have, email Nicolette at nicolette@whiskinwellness.com — I will gladly send you my social partnership kit that includes detailed descriptions of services provided by Whisk in Wellness. I will kindly remind you that I only work with companies and brands that adapt similar interests and philosophies as Whisk in Wellness.