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.
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.
I hope Whisk in Wellness helps guide you to live your best life full of good health, healthy living, and wholesome, yummy food. Thank you for joining me, and I hope to inspire you as I continue to whisk wellness into our lives!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org — I will gladly send you my social partnership kit that includes a detailed descriptions of every service Whisk in Wellness provides.