Four years ago, I started It’s a Veg World After All as a way to share vegetarian recipes. I was fascinated with the healing power of nutrition and excited by every new book, podcast, and article I found. I used the kitchen as my playground, and loved putting vegetables together in ways that inspired others to embrace whole foods. My passion led me to pursue a masters degree and career in the field of dietetics- one of the best decisions of my life!
Today, I still have the same fascination with the science of nutrition and recipe development, but now see nutrition as one of the most important cornerstones of overall wellness. My sense of wonder at food has grown to include an appreciation for regular exercise, sound sleep, and stress reduction, and the combination of factors that leads to good health. Since its birth, my blog has transitioned from a collection of fully vegan dishes to a platform where I share omnivorous recipes, as well as evidence-based nutrition information and wellness hacks. My mission is to helps others on their wellness journeys, and to provide the most accurate tips to the best of my knowledge.
Nutrition is one of the youngest fields in science, with as many confusing recommendations as there are fascinating discoveries. My posts will reflect my interpretations as I navigate through the field and continue to gain more knowledge and experience. I do not advocate any specific “diets,” but instead believe that we should eat a variety of vegetables and fruits, along with plenty of healthy proteins and fats, and enjoy our favorite treats in moderation. In essence, I support the idea that we should “eat food, not too much, mostly plants” (originally said by food writer Michael Pollan). Nutrition is highly personal. If we eat the foods that make us feel our best, the “right” food choices will differ between persons.
As for my background, I graduated from the College of the Holy Cross (B.A. Environmental Studies) and Drexel University (M.S. Human Nutrition), and relocated from Philadelphia to Minneapolis where I completed my dietetic internship at the Minneapolis VA. In August 2017, I passed my registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN, also abbreviated as RD). When I’m not in the kitchen, I love to explore the local food scene, practice yoga, run, and bike on the many trails in the Twin Cities!
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In good health,
Lizzie M. Streit, MS, RDN