About Dawn

As a Certified Health Coach, I provide motivated individuals with the resources, tools, support and encouragement they need to make the gradual changes in food and lifestyle that could completely transform their lives. Contact me.

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free Taco Salad

Parents are so busy these days. It’s not easy finding time to cook healthy meals when you’re juggling so many responsibilities.  That’s why it’s so important to put together a collection of simple go-to recipes that you rely upon even when you have limited time. What I’ve discovered over the years is that when you […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Grass Fed Beef

Do you remember the scene in The Lion King when Mufasa explains the “Circle of Life” to Simba? As father and son look out over what’s called the “Pride Lands,” Mufasa explains how a good king respects all of the creatures, from the “crawling ant to the leaping antelope.” Then Simba asks, “But dad, don’t […]

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Gluten Free, Paleo Grass Fed Meatloaf

Today’s recipe has more than a few ingredients, but still less than 10! I don’t like complicated recipes, but this one is easy enough to make. I will be writing a post about the benefits of eating grass fed beef (here it is), but for now, here’s a classic recipe that is child and budget […]

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In Your Own Way. At Your Own Pace.

Do you remember Aesop’s fable, The Tortoise and the Hare? The hare was moving so fast, and was so far ahead, that he decided to stop and rest. Well, the tortoise was able to catch up, and surpass him, by keeping a slow, yet steady, pace. Are you more like the tortoise or the hare? […]

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Gluten Free, Paleo Recipe: Heart “Beet” and Carrot Salad for Valentine’s Day!

Red.  Pink.  Purple. Valentine’s Day is a very colorful holiday.  So, in the midst of all of the chocolate and flower swapping, why not add some color to your plate as well? It’s a nice way to brighten up the winter, and strengthen your immune system at the same time. The one thing most health […]

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Where Will Your Staircase Lead?

No matter how hard you try, do you feel like something keeps getting in the way of you achieving your health goals? You gather the building blocks, start putting them together, but suddenly, something stops you in your tracks. That’s when you have two choices: Turn back the other way, as the obstacle is obviously […]

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Gluten Free, Paleo Roasted Sweet Potatoes: A Simple, 3 Ingredient Recipe!

The one vegetable you will always find in my kitchen is sweet potatoes. Not only are they delicious, but they are a naturally gluten free source of many nutrients, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium, to name a few. They have a low glycemic load (the lower the better, for your blood sugar), and […]

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Welcome to Transformed by Food!

What does it mean to be “transformed by food?” Imagine that your health is like a large pot of simmering soup. First, you hand pick your most nourishing ingredients, whether they involve food, activities, or other lifestyle choices. Then, you chop. You pour. And you stir. Finally…you wait until all the flavors blend together and […]

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