About Jillian Glenn
I'm Jillian Glenn, but you can call me Jill! I am the author of 'Easy Low-Cal Vegan Eats' and Light & Easy Vegan Baking. I live in Atlanta, Georgia. My blog, Peanut Butter and Jilly, is a place where I share my family-friendly, healthy, and tasty recipes along with my best health, wellness, travel/dining, and product tips! I am passionate about wellness and believe our mental, spiritual, and physical health is essential to living our best lives. I eat plant-based because it has transformed the way I feel and I share my recipes and tips to try to help others feel their best too!
A bit more about me, I was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, have lived in Fort Lauderdale, Boston, and spent most of my life here in Atlanta. I am a follower of Christ and believe that doing all things with love is the most important thing in the world. My hobbies include: exercise, yoga, being outdoors, journaling, meditation, traveling, crocheting & crafting, cooking, baking, painting, reading, and shopping. Is shopping a hobby? Is butter a carb?
Jill's Easy Vegan Recipes
When I first started following a plant-based diet and reducing the amount of gluten I consumed, 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 being vegan or gluten free 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's Diet
I believe health and happiness go hand in hand! The number one reason I decided to follow a plant-based (and mostly gluten free) diet was for health reasons. When I became vegan, my energy levels balanced out, my digestive issues disappeared, and I felt aligned with my food and body more than ever! I'm certified in nutrition and believe that a plant-based diet is the most nourishing diet (if you do it right).
I follow the 80/20 or 90/10 "rules". Basically, I consume 80-90% fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, complex carbs, nuts, and seeds. 10-20% consists of a sweet or savory vegan and gluten free treat! Life is short ... I never skip dessert! 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