“I literally think I feel better at 43 than I did at 23 or even 33.” – Hollan
If you’ve ever doubted the power of food on your health, listen to my guest Hollan’s story of health transformation.
My guest on this episode is a mom and a cordon bleau trained chef who’s been eating and cooking vegan food for 13 years.
After suffering through endometriosis, kidney stones, gestational diabetes, and battles with weight loss, she finally decided to try a vegetarian, then a vegan diet.
She knew something needed to change or her health would continue to suffer. So once she made the decision to eat vegan, she never looked back.
Her view of food changed, and as a result, her health dramatically changed too.
This conversation with Hollan really made me excited to try more vegan dishes and reminded me of why choosing a healthier way to eat is so important.
And why what we feed our children matters.
Her passion for making healthy food that’s simple and tastes great is so evident.
Be warned though, she’ll make you want to go vegan too!
Well, maybe just a “little” vegan. I’m not expecting you to give up your Chick-fil-A or your Thanksgiving turkey. Let’s not get crazy. LOL!
I’ve made several of the recipes from her cookbook already. And take it from me, you are going to want to try the Sweet-Cheat Cookie Dough Treats on page 216.
And you don’t even miss meat in her Curry in a Hurry.
Her food is beautiful, simple, and delicious.
AND she’s got a FREE vegan Thanksgiving cookbook right now on her website (find it in the links below)!!
More About the Guest
Hollan’s a cordon bleu trained chef who’s been eating and cooking vegan food for 13 years and loves recreating her favorite recipes to be healthier.
When she’s not in the kitchen, she loves spending time at the ocean on the beautiful beaches of the island of Kauai.
Hollan is also an advocate for SELF LOVE and taking responsibility for your life and choices.
Her cookbook “Good Food Gratitude” was released in October. And it is beautiful!
We talk about
- Why she decided to go vegan 13 years ago and how her life and health is different now versus when she first started
- The most challenging thing about eating vegan has been for her and how she’s made it work in her life
- Tips and super quick recipes for healthier alternatives to those sweet treats that you crave (get a pen ready!!)
- How you can simplify and streamline cooking quick healthy meals with kids
- And so much more that I can’t wait to share with you
Links & Resources
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The Gotcha Mama Podcast is where we share honest stories of the joys and struggles of mom-life with young kids.
Each week host Amanda Bennett interviews a mom about topics ranging from awkwardly making mom friends, to chasing BIG dreams and finding purpose, to managing crippling anxiety and depression. You’ll hear stories from moms like you with the purpose to inspire, encourage, and entertain you.
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