My name is Rebecca Ryan and thank you for checking out my website. Whether you are visiting on purpose or stumbled upon it by accident, I am so glad you are here!
Although I have been cooking for many years, my passion for health-centric cooking really began back in 2007 when my husband and I began thinking about starting a family. Something in me clicked when I thought about how a growing baby would be connected to everything I put into my body. I began reading more about nutrition and experimenting with healthy alternatives in the kitchen. My interest developed even further as I became responsible for feeding my children and started paying more attention to food labels. Concerned with the amount of chemicals and unknown ingredients listed on most prepackaged foods, I began making homemade baby food and other snacks as my children grew.
I wanted to dive deeper into the world of nutrition and help educate others, which led me to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) where I received my certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in 2013. During this experience, I learned from some of the world’s top health and wellness experts such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Barry Sears, Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Joel Fuhrman among many others. I was exposed to over 100 dietary theories and gained a profound understanding of the impact food has on our physical and emotional well-being.
While attending IIN, I began a food blog in order to share my knowledge about nutrient dense foods. Through delicious recipes, my goal was to inspire others to get back into their kitchens as eating healthy, home-cooked meals is one of the best ways to be in control of your weight and health. That is how Flavor Your Health was born! I ran cooking classes, seminars and provided health coaching services. I also started my product line, which consists of hand-made, preservative free snacks. Additionally, I worked for a gluten-free, vegan health shop where I created salads, baked goods, smoothies, dips, and more. I realized that being in the kitchen is really my true passion and decided to go out on my own to pursue a personal chef business. I understand that not everyone enjoys cooking or knows how to cook and I want to help others be able to enjoy health-conscious meals so they can feel their best. I also understand that In a world full of unhealthy temptations it is not always easy to make the right choices, particularly if you are crunched for time due to career demands, family schedule, etc. It takes real effort to plan ahead in order to avoid the easy way out, which is often fast-food, frozen foods, take-out, etc. Hiring a personal chef insures that, despite your busy schedule, you have good quality, wholesome meals at the ready.
In addition to my health coaching certification, I am also Serv-Safe certified, a nationally recognized food safety training program for individuals working in the industry.