Hi, I’m Victoria and this is Green Plate Rule.  Healthy eating and active living has become a way of life for me, and my family, but it has not always been that way in our house.  Until just a few years ago, I enjoyed meals out of a box, or a drive thru, thought green smoothies were a drink served at Halloween parties, and believed anything with “diet” or “low fat” stamped on it was a good thing.  I hardly knew anything about organics, or nutrition, but all of that was about to change.  In 2007, I was pregnant with my first child and became immensely interested in health and nutrition.

I knew a few things I wanted to give my children when I became a mom – lots of love and proper nutrition.  The love came more natural, but the nutrition I had to learn.  Not only did I have to learn how to cook, but also learn what was good and bad in the aisles of the store.  It’s been quite the journey but has given me great peace of mind knowing my girls are getting what their little bodies need to grow. The changes weren’t always easy but now that we’ve made them, we are not going back!

I now have two girls, ages 3 and 5, and I love being in the kitchen.  Even better, is having them by my side while I’m cooking.  Getting kids involved is one of the best ways to get them eating a better variety of foods.  Since having my girls, I’ve completed my first marathon and I’m looking forward to many more races and hopefully another marathon.  I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training in fall of 2013 and teach yoga one night a week at my teacher’s studio, onlYoga, in Atlanta, GA.  I enjoy my time running and at the studio with a great group of friends who inspire me and you’ll hear about them and our adventures occasionally on the blog.  Food and health have become a passion and now I’m sharing my passion with all of you.

Have a beautiful day and thank you for following along!

About Chef Amy (contributor from Nov 2011 – August 2012):

Chef Amy is a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy, a premier member of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA), as well as an active member of the Atlanta USPCA chapter.  She is the owner of A la Chef, a personal chef and catering service in the North Atlanta area.

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