Sarah Jane, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

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Welcome to The Fit Cookie! My name is Sarah Jane Parker, I love to bake, but I also love fitness and nutrition. It took me a little while to discover that delicious food, fitness, and fun are not mutually exclusive, but can all be enjoyed!

I have a wonderful husband and 2 beautiful children, Nyah (7 years) and Gabriel (5 years). My children suffer from multiple food allergies, which include milk, peanuts, and tree nuts. My food intolerances include dairy, soy, gluten,…the list could go on! It can be challenging preparing nutritious meals that are affordable (and still edible!) for picky eaters with food allergies, but I am determined to make it work! My family is still in a state of dietary change as our fitness goals continue to evolve over time and our food allergies change. I have been to throw in the towel so many times when I have gotten discouraged, but my commitment to faith and family keep me moving forward.

in between my family and my food blogging, I also work part-time as an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and a Zumba Instructor. I write a fitness blog (Fit Betty), and I am a FitFluential and Sweat Pink Ambassador. Each day is a new journey, stepping outside my comfort zone and helping people reach their goals!

As we work through our nutrition and fitness challenges together daily, our family is far from perfect! But the beauty of a journey is not just the destination, but the lessons learned along the way. I hope that others can be encouraged by our experiences and find hope for challenging circumstances through The Fit Cookie.

With Love,

Sarah Jane

“The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills…”

Habakkuk 3:19 NKJV

My Goal: To provide encouragement and good recipes for people with food allergies, intolerances, and special diets (and everyone else too, of course!)


A Note About My Recipes:

Most of the recipes featured on The Fit Cookie encompass special diet considerations. While some of these recipes are vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free, others may not be, but can still be adapted to fit your special diet.

While I include recipes that are labeled vegan, raw, vegetarian, and paleo, I do not necessarily adhere to these diets but label them for quick reference by those who do follow these diets. My family has a mix of food allergies and I like to experiment with different styles of cooking, so there are recipes here for everyone!

8 Responses to About Sarah Jane and The Fit Cookie

  1. Olivia says:

    I am so happy I found your blog! I have 3 children that all suffer from different food allergies (peanut, tree nut, sesame, sunflower, egg, and dairy!). I recently found out that I have EE and am intolerant to wheat. It has been such a challenge! I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes :)

    • thefitcookie27 says:

      Hi Olivia, I am glad you found me! Multiple food allergies can be a challenge, but we can work through it together. If you have any special requests for recipe make-overs, let me know! I am always looking for new inspiration :)

  2. Feliza says:

    Hi Sarah, I just found your blog today. My children also have multiple food allergies (6 year old has peanut, tree nut and egg allergies; 1 year old has egg, milk and suspected/not challenged peanut and tree nut allergies). I am so excited to try some of your recipes!

  3. Emily Butler says:

    My two year old suffers from food allergies as well, peanuts and some tree nuts also, we’re still trying to figure it all out! Looking forward to exploring your site and get some good ideas for some new dishes!

  4. woven decor says:

    Sarah, I didn’t know you were blogging. It’ll be fun following your journey. Hugs.

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