Hi there, welcome to The Fit Cookie! I’m Sarah, a personal trainer & food allergy mom. I share allergy friendly recipes, healthy living tips, and workouts.
I am a wife, mom of 2, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revo₂lution Running Certified coach, and former yoga instructor. I love fitness and nutrition and my goal is to help people reach their health and fitness goals while having fun!
I enjoy rock climbing, Zumba, weight lifting, running, plyometrics, and any new exercises I can get my hands on. I am a bit of an introvert, so I have to constantly nudge myself to step out of my comfort zone on a regular basis. Uncomfortable yes, but definitely worth it!
My two children have multiple food allergies, which include milk, eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts. My own food intolerances and allergies include dairy, pumpkin seeds (starting in 2014), soy, gluten, yeast, beans…the list is lengthy!
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.
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.
We live in Wyoming where we have plenty of fresh air and lots of outdoor activities. I am also a bit of a “cheerleader”: I love to help others by sharing resources, encouragement, and lifting other people’s spirits!
About my recipes:
My kids and I have multiple food allergies/sensitivities, so a lot of the recipes I feature are allergy-friendly and can be easily adapted to fit your needs. While I might label some of my recipes vegan, Paleo, vegetarian, raw, etc., I do not necessarily adhere to these specific diets. I add these labels to my recipes for quick reference by those who are on special diets.
About my workouts:
I post workouts I have done and have set up for other people. These workouts are great idea generators and motivators, but you can always modify the workouts if you need to. It is good to push yourself, but listen to your body!
If you have any questions or just want to chat, leave a comment or contact me!
Trivia question: Can anyone guess where this photo was taken? Hint: popular rock climbing spot in Wyoming!
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!
Disclaimer: The information provided on TheFitCookie.com is designed for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace medical advice or medical care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your doctor. Always consult a physician with any questions or concerns you might have.
14 thoughts on “About Sarah and The Fit Cookie”
I was reading all your soy free options. I have a 14 year old son who has EOE and we happened upon soy being a trigger. Numerous scopes and never clearing his GI Dr asked if I realized all the Gluten free foods I was supplementing had pea protein in them along with other legumes in certain items and that this all fell within the soy family. Do you having a soy allergy/intolerance struggle with other foods like this in the soy family? It really makes it a lot harder to find soy free options if you add pea protein and all other legumes to the list.
Hi Rachel! I personally do have problems with too much pea protein. I can have it in small amounts in things like the dairy free butters and similar items, but I definitely can’t have pea protein in larger amounts, like in plant protein snack bars or shakes. Interestingly, soy and peas are legumes like peanuts are, there can be some cross reactivity there as well. I can have peanuts fine, but my son has a peanut allergy. He tested positive for a soy allergy at one time, but he has never reacted to soy. However he has started to react to pea protein in large amounts. He’s fine with it in smaller amounts like I am (like in the butter), but I gave him a plant based protein shake a year or 2 ago and his mouth hurt when he started drinking it. So we avoid any larger amounts of pea protein with him. My daughter also has peanut allergies and she seems to be ok with the pea protein shakes, but I don’t buy them anymore.
I’d visit with your doctor some more and maybe visit with an allergy specialist who can help with the questions of cross reactivity. I think it’s different for everyone, we are able to have it in small amounts but not a lot. You might be able to do other kinds of protein like collagen powder, brown rice protein powder, or pumpkin seed protein depending on what your other allergies and personal health issues are. It’d might be helpful as well to see a nutritionist that specializes in food allergies as well!
You have greatly reduced my stress level! I’m on my last round of Christmas baking and this family has multiple allergies! Trying to find recipes and adapt them was not working well. So THANK-YOU. I’m looking forward to trying several of these recipes.
So glad to hear that Pat! I hope you love our recipes 🙂
How can I order your camping book? I don’t care for ebooks.
Hi Ida, at this time, I don’t have any actual books published. I just have a few ebooks right now. But I’ve been considering writing a cookbook in the next couple of years, so stay tuned!
I can’t seem to find your email and have a quick question about your blog. Could you email me?
You can get more info about my blog through my “Work with Me” page or by sending an email to: fitbettyblog(at)gmail(dot)com
Hey Sarah, I was gonna say the devils thumb lol. The last time I was there I wss with you and your fsmily ehen grandma brought Lesli and I to visit. I love your website. I might try some suggestions 🙂
Haha, it has been a long time! Thanks for stopping by, Ashley 🙂 If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask
Devil’s Tower? My guess because I’m a rock climber as well and have been eyeing that spot 🙂 Your blog looks awesome, we have a lot of the same interests! I found it searching for people who are doing ZWOW workouts… I’m trying to see what kind of results real people (not Zuzana) are seeing after doing them for a while, haha.
Thanks Alyssa, I am so glad you stopped by! Yep, it’s Devil’s Tower. We live really close, so its on our to-do list : )
Great blog!! I’ve just recently started blogging myself. Do you allow guest bloggers? Thanks!!
Hi Carolyn! Drop me a line at [email protected] and we can chat!