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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. My children suffer from multiple food allergies, which include dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. My food intolerances include dairy, soy, gluten, pumpkin seeds,…the list is long!
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 wanted to throw in the towel so many times when I’ve been 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, ACE Health Coach, and I used to teach yoga, Zumba, and group. 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.
“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 at The Fit Cookie: To provide great recipes for people with food allergies and intolerances, and to share fun and attainable healthy living tips and workouts!
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!