Hello! I’m Amanda Arroyo and I am a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, certified by AFPA. I became a Nutrition Consultant because I have always been interested in nutrition from a young age because of various food allergies. This blog is to share basic health tips, knowledge, and a few of my favorite recipes.
As a Consultant, I can help you with your nutrition goals so you can be the best you. Although we are all similar in many ways with our needs nutritionally, we can also be individual when it comes to our meals. Likes and dislikes, food allergies, goals, and different health concerns differ from each individual. Each person has their own “Different Beet”.
Nutrition is something I’m passionate about, but I know it’s not the same for everyone. A basic understanding of health, I believe is something everyone should have. Nutrition does not have to be complicated. Being able to help people gain a healthy relationship with food is something that makes me happy. I am continuing to do so in general with this blog, but also one-on-one.
Being a kid with many food allergies, I learned that not all food is the same. I also learned that you can get the nutrients you need and enjoy what you are eating even if you feel like you have restrictions. Everyone’s system can react differently when it comes to your own body and digestive system.
I believe the best care is individualized. It seems like more now than ever, people have a wide range of food allergies, sensitivities, and goals. Getting enough nutrients can seem difficult and overwhelming. Although we all need the same nutrients, there is a variety of ways to get them, and a variety of ways that can be healthy.
So which way is best for you?
Nutrient Dense and Whole Foods
Whatever you are eating, or not eating, having meals throughout the day that are full of nutrient dense foods and as unprocessed as it can be is the way to go. You want to be able to fuel your body with the nutrients it needs to continue to work properly and to preform the best it can. That way you can feel the best that you can.
Specifically I cater to families that have differing diets. With my family needing to find separate recipes and meals that I could have along with the family because of food allergies, was a headache at first. But, I am very grateful to have parents that were dedicated and talented to be able to find a balance and be able to feed our family healthy meals, no matter the restrictions. It’s a lot of research and a lot to learn.
I can take part of the headache that comes with educating and feeding your family’s needs away by offering individual meal plans for different family needs. Everyone individually, and as a family has their own specific “beet” when it comes to their meals, and I want to help make sure no matter what the meal is, it’s nutritious for you and your family.
I am plant-based, and the rest of my family is not. My main allergies I have that I need to stay away from on a normal basis is dairy, corn, and soy. I created my first blog, The Shared Skillet, to reflect my “shared” recipes with my family. Since creating this blog, I will not be posting anything new on The Shared Skillet. The healthy recipes from that blog and new ones to come will be here on A Different Beet. My recipes will have a plant-based version, and when appropriate, will also have a meat & dairy version to reflect the nutritious meals I make for everyone at the table. Most will have a dairy, corn, and/or soy free version, but also suggestions for other diets.
You can visit My Story page to read about my relationship with food, my food allergies, why nutrition has always been of interest to me, and why I’ve chosen to continue a plant-based lifestyle.