Welcome to DietitianDebbie.com. I’m Debbie, the dietitian, recipe developer, and photographer behind all of the recipes on this blog.
Here you will find delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes that feature seasonal ingredients. My ultimate goal is to inspire you to eat more plants through drool-worthy recipes that are anything but bland and boring.
A Little About Me
I seriously love food! Growing up, I loved reading cookbooks & Cooking Light magazine and often tried my hand at recreating those recipes for my family. In high school, I decided that I wanted a degree in nutrition since it would combine my love of food and science.
I built this blog as a side hustle while I worked as a clinical dietitian in home based primary care at a Veterans Affairs Hospital. After working in a hospital for 11 years, I was ready for a change and took the leap to do my blog full time in 2022!
I currently live in a small condo with an even smaller kitchen in the Windy City (ie. Chicago, Illinois) with my husband Will (who is also a dietitian), my son Micah, and our rescue pup Lucy.
When not working on the blog, you’ll most likely find me shopping the farmers market (iced coffee in hand!), kayaking on Lake Michigan, or reading a good book.
I also love taking photos of food if that isn’t already obvious from the blog! You can see my food photography portfolio here.
What You’ll Find on Dietitian Debbie
- Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes. All of the recipes you’ll find on my blog are vegan or vegetarian friendly. Even if you aren’t veggie, you’ll still love these recipes! Many recipes are also gluten-free too.
- Approachable Recipes. Not everyone wants to spend hours in the kitchen preparing meals. My goal is to create plant-forward recipes that don’t require spending a ton of time in the kitchen.
- Balance of Healthy Recipes and Sweet Treats. My mission is to help everyone eat more plants and enjoy them! A healthy diet is all about balance, so you’ll find the occasional cookie or chocolate treat in addition to feel-good salads and entrees.
Credentials and Education
- Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Bluffton University
- Didactic Internship Program, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center
- Master’s of Science in Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University
- Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR)
More About Debbie & the Blog
Sorry – I do not see clients at this time as my blog and other projects keep me pretty busy! However, you can find lots of great dietitians online. Use this find a nutrition expert guide to find a dietitian that would fit your needs.
This farro salad with roasted vegetables has been the most popular recipe on the blog for years – it’s delicious! It packs well so it’s a great option for meal-prepped lunches for the week. The two recipes on the blog that I probably make the most often are these banana chocolate chip oatmeal muffins and this one pot pumpkin red lentil soup.
Let’s Stay Connected!
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Find My Work on EatingWell
- The 8 Healthiest Fast-Food Breakfast Sandwiches, According to Dietitians for Eating Well (January 2024)
- What Happens to Your Body when You Take a Fiber Supplement for Eating Well (January 2024)
- The #1 Protein for Weight Loss, Recommended by a Dietitian for Eating Well (August 2023)
- The #1 Vegetable for Weight Loss, According to a Dietitian for Eating Well (July 2023)
- The #1 Vegetable for Lowering Blood Pressure, According to a Dietitian for Eating Well (June 2023)
- 7 Worst Foods for Your Immune System, According to a Dietitian for Eating Well (June 2023)
- Can You Eat Eggs if You Have High Cholesterol for Eating Well (January 2023)
- Your Body Needs Whole Grains. Here’s How to find the Most Effective Ones in National Geographic.
- Veganuary Recipe Hacks From Actual Dietitians on Plant Powered You Podcast
Disclaimer: Although I am a registered and licensed dietitian, the nutrition and diet information provided on my blog is not to be interpreted as medical nutrition therapy. If you are on any medications for chronic disease or other health issues, please consult your registered dietitian or other health care provider before making any significant diet changes or stop taking any prescribed medications.