Hey there, I’m Alyssa! I'm 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!