Amanda is a natural foods educator, chef, health coach, and wellness expert. Amanda received her culinary training at the Natural Gourmet Institute and continued her nutrition education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. After working in kitchens in New York City, Amanda relocated to Chicago and began to share her passion for natural foods and healthy lifestyle with her private cooking and coaching clients.
She believes that a healthy lifestyle is about balance, and encourages her clients to consume plant-based foods and seasonally vibrant produce. Amanda works with clients to create small shifts that have a big impact on health, weight and energy.
Amanda teaches public cooking classes at Whole Foods Market in Chicago, is the resident chef of Bump Club and Beyond, and is a nutritional coach for Ruth’s Hemp Foods. She has been featured in DailyCandy, Vital Juice, Mindful Metropolis and has appeared on I Am Healthy Radio and NBC Chicago.
What Clients are Saying:
“Amanda has truly changed my life. She introduced me to new foods and healthful ways to prepare them. Amanda has educated me, introduced me to the benefits of a cleanse and detox diet, has supported me and my family for improved health, and has helped me cater events. I feel energetic and healthy. What a blessing!”
“After meeting with Amanda, I felt empowered to make-over my diet. With her help, I completed an elimination cleanse, and was amazed at how much energy I had. I no longer need my morning cup of coffee to get going in the morning. And I finally feel in control of my sugar cravings!”
“I suffered for years with sensitivity to gluten-based food products and never knew it, always wondering why I didn’t feel quite up to par. It wasn’t until working with Amanda that we realized what my issue was. Amanda has shown me not only how to live with a gluten sensitivity, but how to thrive. I have never felt better and owe that, in large part, to all Amanda has taught me. Amanda’s knowledge, professionalism and overall love for what she does makes her a real pleasure and a valuable asset. ”
“Through working with Amanda, I tuned into my eating patterns, and realized how much more I eat than I really need to. Amanda helped to introduce meal options that were new to me. I tried some new foods and surprisingly, ended up really liking! I now have some new favorites in my routine.”