About - Peanut Butter and Jilly

Jillian Glenn

About Jillian Glenn

I’m Jillian Glenn, but you can call me Jill! I am the author of the vegan cookbook ‘Easy Low-Cal Vegan Eats‘ and recipe creator of Peanut Butter and Jilly! I live in Atlanta, Georgia. My passion is spreading as much cheer and happiness as I can. Part of how I do that is by sharing my sweet and savory treats with you all! I am a follower of Christ and believe that loving others is the most important thing we can do in this world. Nothing brings me more joy than sharing my healthy(ish), easy, and super tasty Vegan & Gluten Free Recipes with you all. I was born in North Carolina but grew up in Atlanta. Basically, I’m a Southern girl! My hobbies include: exercise, travel, crocheting & crafting, cooking, baking, painting, writing, reading, and shopping. Is shopping a hobby? Is butter a carb?

Jill's Easy "Low-Cal" Vegan Recipes

When I first started following a plant-based diet, I would search for vegan recipes online. The problem I ran into was that I had never heard of many of the ingredients, many were highly processed, and I wasn’t even sure where to buy them! Many of the recipes were long and time consuming. And it was hard to find ones that were low calorie and nutritious! So, I started coming up with my own recipes. I tried to make them super easy, affordable, and use “normal” ingredients like oatmeal and almond milk!

I loved showing my family and friends that low-cal vegan doesn’t mean boring, complicated, or tasteless. That’s how Peanut Butter and Jilly was created! My recipes are family-friendly, simple, yummy, and lighter versions of the crave-able foods we all love. The home-cooked meals I grew up loving inspire my many of my recipes. And, I’ve got a serious sweet tooth so there’s never a shortage of baked goods.

Jillian Glenn

Jillian Glenn's Diet

I believe health and happiness go hand in hand! The number one reason I decided to follow a plant-based diet was for health reasons. When I became vegan, my energy levels skyrocketed, my digestive issues disappeared, and I’ve managed to look and feel my best (while maintaining my weight) for years! I’m certified in nutrition and believe that a plant-based diet is the healthiest diet (if you do it right).

I follow the 90:10 rule. Which means, 90% of my diet is full of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, complex carbs, and lean protein. 10% consists of a sweet or savory vegan treat! Life is short… so, I never skip dessert! I also count my calories daily and sometimes do intermittent fasting. I love creating comfort food recipes with healthier swaps. Examples are baking with oatmeal instead of flour, maple syrup instead of cane sugar, and cauliflower rice or quinoa instead of white rice.

Life is all about balance! I use my knowledge of nutrition and wellness to create healthier tasty vegan treats and share some of my personal wellness tips! To read more about my food philosophy visit my Health & Nutrition page!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions! I love hearing your feedback, suggestions, and seeing photos of your creations!

xoxo Jill Glenn

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