Welcome to Simply Quinoa, a wellness-focused destination for health-minded women, just like you, who want to live a healthier life.

Here at SQ, we want to inform and empower you through articles, recipes, programs and our amazing and supportive online community, to help you cultivate the confidence necessary to take action. We believe getting healthy is a journey that leads to a happier, more fulfilling life.

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

Our mindset

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

With the challenges inherent in choosing to make smartchoices 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 living a healthier life.

We’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. Our 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.

our wellness pillars

eat

We believe food should not only nourish your body but also taste good and be easy to make. Our goal is to help you get into the kitchen, overcome your challenges and fears, and encourage you to explore what works for YOU.

Our recipes are simple, accessible and designed to help make the time you spend in the kitchen fit into your everyday life. We believe in the power of plants. 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.

live

We know that good health doesn’t stop with the food we eat, which is why we have two additional pillars in our wellness mindset.

First is to help inspire you to craft the life you want to live, by providing relevant, aspirational, useful, thoughtful content focused on expanding your knowledge, deepening your relationships, building community, and finding balance among the hectic day-to-day life we all live.

nourish

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.

We want to focus on helping you nourish your mind and body. We’ll be creating daily routines, cultivating self-love and increasing body acceptance, reducing stress, using mindful movement to increase your energy, and more. All with the goal to help you feel good from the inside out.

meet our founder

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you!

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