About

About Jill

I’m your author and recipe creator, Jillian Glenn ! My friends and family call me Jill. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. I’m sweet (a little sassy) and love to laugh. I am a follower of Christ and believe that loving and serving others is the most important part life. 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 have lived in Atlanta, Boston, and Fort Lauderdale. Basically, I’m always on the go! My hobbies include: exercise, travel, crocheting & crafting, cooking, baking, painting, writing, reading, and shopping. Is shopping a hobby? Is butter a carb?

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.

My Diet

I believe health and happiness are directly related! 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 vegan 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, whole-grains, 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!

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