Welcome to Spoonful of Plants!
Hi there! I’m Donna Castellano, creator of Spoonful of Plants. Here you'll find delicious and easy to prepare plant-based meals for everyday, well balanced living!
A Love of Food, A Foundation as a Registered Dietitian
As a registered dietitian nutritionist with a master's degree in clinical nutrition, you'll get my expert guidance and evidence-based perspective along with the delicious plant-based meals I share on the blog. Here is where you will find recipes to help you get more whole-foods, fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Originally from New York, I made the small leap over to Middletown, New Jersey about 15 years ago. It's here along the Jersey Shore where I live with my husband of over 20 years, our two kids and two of the most lovable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (all of whom keep me on my toes each and every day).
Inspiration for Spoonful of Plants
Living in a rural community, amidst farms and orchards, has been a constant source of inspiration for the meals I create.
I spent many years working in the clinical setting (hospitals, dialysis centers and doctor's offices). It wasn't until I began food blogging, that I felt I could really bring practical nutrition advice to life. Blogging became an effective way of sharing my knowledge, and the recipes that would ultimately get people into their kitchens wanting more. In the process, I've also developed a true passion for food photography that has since turned into a career.
I think one of the most effective ways to get people to eat healthier is to entice them with mouth-watering recipes, beautiful photography and the kind of meals that can get families excited about sitting down to the table together.
No matter what type of eating plan you follow, my hope is that this blog will be a valuable resource and will encourage you to include more plant-based foods in your diet.
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As Seen On
Currently my work has been featured on: The Huffington Post U.K., Well+Good , thefeedfeed, Food & Nutrition Magazine, JamieOliver.com.