I'm Marta and I'm a foodie who loves experimenting in the kitchen. I am a mom to two beautiful boys: age 7 and 9, both been plant based since they were 2 & 4! Both growing healthy and strong!
I have shifted to a Whole Food Plant Based diet in the hope that it would support my son in healing from autoimmune disease and to improve our general health. I have seen amazing benefits from eating this way, for example I have more energy, better moods, no crazy cravings, better looking skin, stronger bodies, and improved immune systems (less sick days). This is when I realised Food really is the Medicine.
My journey started in 2014, when I decided to limit dairy and processed food after I have done testing for food intolerances and results suggested my considered healthy home cooked diet was not really helping my body thrive. The biggest motivation to the further changes was when then my 1,5 year old son was diagnosed with autoimmune disease. I knew I can do something at home to improve his condition and help him heal better. After doing some research on nutrition I decided to slowly decrease amount of meat, eggs and dairy in my and my sons diet and that's when we transitioned to a plant based diet. After educating ourselves on how harshly animals are treated, we knew we could never go back to consuming animal products, or contributing to any form of animal cruelty.
Our Diet is WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED and is full of nutrients and colour. I aim to create meals with food as close to its natural state as possible. I really enjoy to be creative and making delicious treats for my family. We eat fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains, legumes, and naturally gluten free groats (like millet and buckwheat). We use a variety of spices so the food tastes delicious, and dates or maple syrup to sweeten desserts. We all enjoy it and because this has improved our health in so many ways, I decided to create this website-blog: my food journal to inspire my family and friends and show them that eating a healthy plant based diet is easy and anyone can do it!
Check out the "Why Vegan?" tab above for my recommendations on educational books and videos.
In March 2018 I started working as a Youth Coach and Mentor at Democratic School in Eindhoven http://www.doe040.nl/. My function room was school kitchen where I cooked plant based food with children, we prepared lunches together, so everyone can enjoy homemade food at school, we also made sweet treats and I educated children about healthy eating habits.
Plant based cooking became my biggest passion and it is truly bringing me joy share it with other people, so I decided turn my passion into profession
In March 2018 I created Happy Beets - Plant Based Catering Business operating in Eindhoven area. I am aiming into event catering, private and business, healthy vegan cakes, meal prep for busy individuals. I offer group or individual cooking workshops and coaching sessions for those who need help into transitioning into vegan lifestyle.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Hippocrates.
Have a look at my social media sites for daily food inspiration, recipes, updates.
Lots of love,
Welcome to Happy Beets!