Here on Grateful Grazer, you'll find easy recipes to inspire and guide you through the exciting world of plant-based food so you can adopt a healthy lifestyle that works for you.
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 days, 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 holistic 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.
Ready to Start Cooking?
If you want to take the next step, sign up for my email list. I'll send you a handy, one-page guide called, "100 Easy Vegetarian Meal Prep Recipe Ideas."
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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