Here on Grateful Grazer, you'll find easy recipes and meal prep ideas to help you eat more plants at home.
Meet Stephanie McKercher, MS, RDN
I'm Stephanie, a registered dietitian, plant-based recipe developer, and the creator of Grateful Grazer.
Back in 2014, I was working as a clinical dietitian in an oncology clinic. During consultations, I spent a lot of time encouraging patients to add more plant-based meals to their lifestyles, and I was getting more and more into vegetarian cooking in the process. Searching for a little creative release, I started photographing and posting some of my favorite recipes on my brand new food blog, Grateful Grazer.
As a dietitian, my most loved recipes are, of course, nutritious, but my experience in the oncology clinic taught me that food has to also be tasty (and convenient) if it's ever going to be eaten. I also learned that food provides so much more than its nutritional makeup of carbs, protein, and calories. Food is comfort, nourishment, love, joy, gratitude, culture, and community.
Inspired by my early days in clinical practice, I hope to share this mind-and-body approach to plant-based living with all of the recipes and information I share here on Grateful Grazer. I'd be honored if you stay to share a meal with me!
Media and Career Highlights
Since 2014, my recipes and quotes have been featured on Food Network, NBC News, Shape, Reader's Digest, Women's Health, Good Housekeeping, Women's Running, and Fitness Magazine, among other online publications in the food and wellness media space.
In July of 2020, I also became a published author. My first book, The College Vegetarian Cookbook is a collection of 150 beginner-friendly recipes for students or anyone looking for simple, plant-based meals. Find it wherever books are available online.
In 2021, I released my ebook, Easy Vegetarian Meal Prep. This comprehensive guide includes plant-based nutrition tips, 4 weekly meal plans, meal planning formulas and templates, and 50 make-ahead recipes that will help you start and maintain a consistent meal prep routine. You can download the ebook instantly here.
Ready to Start Cooking?
I use this printable PDF guide whenever I want to brainstorm healthy recipes for the week ahead, and I hope you'll find it really helpful for starting out with vegetarian meal prepping, too!
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Stephanie McKercher, MS, RDN is a Colorado-based registered dietitian nutritionist, food blogger, and vegetarian cookbook author. Her work has been featured on Food Network, NBC News, Women's Health, and various other online publications in the food and wellness media space.
Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Science in Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her Dietetic Internship in the Greater Chicago area, where she also worked as an oncology dietitian in an integrative cancer treatment center.
In 2014, Stephanie launched the popular plant-forward food blog, Grateful Grazer. She published her first cookbook, The College Vegetarian Cookbook, in 2020, and released the Easy Vegetarian Meal Prep ebook in 2021. Stephanie's mission is to create engaging food and nutrition content that helps her audience eat more plants while feeling comfortable and confident in the kitchen.