Hey there, I’m Alyssa! I’m a certified Holistic Nutritionist and creator of Simply Quinoa. I’m so excited you’re here!

My goal with this website is to teach you how to cook healthy, delicious meals at home. Inspire you to create simple habits that will transform the way you feel. And ultimately, be your cheerleader and help you live a healthier and happier life.

My mission is simple: to help you be well + truly healthy.

Why I’m Here

I know the road to better health can be rocky. I’m here to give you the ongoing support, information, and encouragement you need to get there.

With the challenges inherent in choosing to make smart choices and adhere to healthy habits, SQ is a safe and welcoming space for you to find the daily inspiration to achieve your goals. From the big choices to the day-to-day decisions, SQ will help you take simple, practical, and personal steps to live a healthier life.

I’ll show you how to eat to feel vibrant and energized, how to live to feel balanced and connected, and how to nourish yourself from the inside out. My goal is to help you live a life centered on healthy living and be here to support you as you write your own health story.

what you'll find here

healthy recipes

I believe food should not only nourish your body but also taste good AND be easy to make. My goal is to help you get into the kitchen every single day and encourage you to explore what works best for YOU.

My recipes are simple, accessible, and designed to help make the time you spend in the kitchen fit into your everyday life.  You will find hundreds of recipes with plants as the base, while also giving you a variety of ideas for making the recipes work for all types of diets.

meal plans

While sharing hundreds of free recipes is great and all, I also know that it can be hard to take those recipes and put them into practice. That’s why we offer monthly and weekly meal plans!

These meal plans are a great way for you to stay organized when it comes to meal prep, save money at the grocery store, reduce food waste, and so much more. They’re also a super fun way to stay inspired in the kitchen!

wellness articles

Wellness is an ongoing, evolving process that is about growth and confidence and finding your own way. But ultimately, that journey starts and ends with you.

I want to focus on helping you nourish your mind and body. Creating daily routines, cultivating self-love and increasing body acceptance, reducing stress, using mindful movement to increase your energy, are all topics I cover here at SQ. All with the goal to help you feel good from the inside out.

why I started SQ

I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. When I first decided to take charge of my own health and make changes in my diet, I struggled to find resources that enabled me to enjoy healthy foods, while also giving me the tools I needed to build lasting, healthy habits.

I was searching to make this to be a lifestyle, not just another fad diet, which led me to found SQ and create this space to share my story and empower others to make changes in their own lives.

For years, I struggled with chronic stomach pains, digestion issues, low energy, and a slew of other discomforts. To me, these were normal; I just assumed everyone else felt the same way. I was used to living uncomfortably, until one day I decided to fight back and make a lifestyle change. I wanted to live the full, satisfying life that was eluding me.

So I stripped all the junk from my diet and focused on eating entirely natural, whole foods. Within days I felt like an entirely new person. A shroud had been lifted, the fog was gone.
While it was never about my weight, the pounds started melting away. I felt as if my body was gaining its true form, becoming the woman that had been hidden beneath a cloak of processed, gluten-filled foods.

My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles and in our inspiring community. Please know this is a place to celebrate your unique journey; no matter where you are on your own path, and no matter what diet you follow, we are here to support you every step of the way.

I’m so happy to have you here!

xo, Alyssa