HI THERE, & WELCOME TO TASTY AS FIT!
I couldn’t be more excited to share a little bit about myself and my love of fresh, “real” food with you. Here you will find all the recipes for the plant-based meals featured on my Instagram feed (@tastyasfit) as well as this week’s grab-n-go & smoothie menu for all our local Columbia, SC residents. Though the recipes you discover throughout this site are plant-based, we like to win over ALL eaters.
Grab a snack and dive in, I hope you stay a while.
HOW TASTY AS FIT WAS BORN
After getting married in 2017 I left NYC and made the move back to Columbia, where I was actually born. However, where I really came to understand the importance of eating “real” whole foods was during my 5 years living in NYC. There I worked as a full-time trainer at SLT (megaformer studio) and dabbled in broadcast news & lifestyle modeling. In both industries, true health, not just being thin, mattered. It brought me so much joy to help people understand the power of “eating the rainbow” and the positive impact it can have on their life, both mental and physical.
Upon moving back to SC I had absolutely no idea what career path I wanted to take, but I knew I wanted it to revolve around helping people, primarily through food. I started the food Instagram account first, in an effort to help create a forum where all my recipes could be in one place, and to make it easier for friends and family to find. I had no intention of making it anything other than that. After only a few posts, a mother who lived close by asked for my help in steering her family towards a “healthy” lifestyle by preparing a few weekly meals for them. Through solely word of mouth and the power of social media, within a few short months I was cooking for up to 20 families and loving every second.
In September 2018 Tasty As Fit, the store-front, was born. This is where I will continue to create, learn, and serve those locally. It has been an absolute dream being able to live out my passions and call it “work.” I truly believe once you teach your body to love real food it will not crave much else, and that is what I love helping people discover most!