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Julieanna is a Plant-Based Registered Dietitian and ACE-Certified Personal Trainer who has owned To Your Health Fitness and Nutrition in Southern California for more than twelve years, practicing personal training and nutrition counseling on an in-home basis. She is the new Executive Director of EarthSave and she lectures, writes and counsels people on the miracles associated with following a whole food, plant-based diet and is currently in production with "Going Veg with the Plant-Based Dietitian" (www.GoingVeg.net). Julieanna received her B.A. from UCLA in 1998 and a M.S. in Nutrition at California State University at Northridge in nutrition in 2005. She is also a consultant to Sage Center for Integrative Medicine, and the Ventura County Unified School District counseling special needs children. She practiced clinical nutrition at Century City Doctors Hospital seeing all types of patients. Twelve days after Julieanna became a Registered Dietitian, she became a Mom and began the passionate journey towards becoming plant-based through personal research and investigation. She is on a mission to spread the message of the magnificence and life-changing effect of plant-based nutrition. She lives in Thousand Oaks, CA with her husband, 2 kidlets and 2 cocker spaniels.

Blog Entries by Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

My Plant-Based Food Guide Pyramid

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | August 6, 10 at 02:09 PM | Health

Read More: dairy substitutes, food guide pyramid, fruit, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, leafy green vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, vitamin B12, vitamin D, whole food plant-based diet, whole food sweets, whole grains

There are almost as many food guide pyramids out there as there are diet books. I have yet to find one that meets my standards for an optimal plan. Thus, I decided to work with my graphic designer, Sherri...

Raising Consciousness

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 13, 10 at 08:55 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: Carol J Adams, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Dr. Hans Diehl, Earthlings, Farm Sanctuary, Gene Bauer, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, NAVS, Shaun Monson, Vegetarian Summerfest

We are here in this lifetime for one purpose...to raise consciousness. What else is there? After five days at NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest, submerged in the waters with some of the most inspiring people of our generation, it is impossible to come...

Kids Cook Mondays

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 12, 10 at 12:49 PM | Video

Read More: family cooking, fast healthy meals, healthy eating, kids cook monday, pasta dishes

Meatless Monday Campaigns is kicking off its new campaign called "Kids Cook Mondays". Here is an introduction video created by Jesse Pomeroy of Genre Pictures with myself and debuting my baby girl, Maya (ok...not a baby as she is almost...

My Oil-Free, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 5, 10 at 01:43 PM | Food

Read More: chocolate chip cookies, dessert, oatmeal cookies, oil-free baking, sometimes treat, vegan cookies

After much popular demand, I have decided to divulge my secret recipe for one of my favorite cookies. I make these anytime we have a party to go to or the kids (or husband...OK-or I) have a craving for...

Elevation

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | June 21, 10 at 07:10 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: Dr. John McDougall, EarthSave, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, inspiration, John Robbins, Meals for Health, plant-based nutrition, Rip Esselstyn, Sacramento Food Bank

There is inspiration and then there is elevation. I have been blessed (or cursed) with a mad passion for plant-based, whole food nutrition...a passion that wakes me up early in the morning and keeps me up late at night,...

Meet the Ducks

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | June 8, 10 at 06:46 AM | Animals

Read More: animal rescue, Animal Welfare, Duck, ducklings, ducks

Meet the Duck Family. I just met them this afternoon. Yes, your eyes are seeing clearly...they are in a parking lot. You see, while my kids were in school this morning, I went to the gym for some cardio...

Thai Corn Chowder & Cabbage Salad, Part 1

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | June 4, 10 at 05:45 PM | Food, International, Video

Read More: Chef Kirk Leins, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, julieanna hever, NoTimetoCook, quick meals, soup, Thai corn chowder, Thai food, Tony Pinto, whole food plant-based diet

Chef Kirk Leins and Tony Pinto from www.NoTimetoCook.com offered me the opportunity to work with them and I was magically able to "inspire" them to go plant-based with me for a few recipes. This is the first part of...

Rainbow Roots-An Experiment in Creativity

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | May 15, 10 at 08:44 AM | Food

Read More: beets, carrots, CSA box, daikon radish, farm-fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, maple syrup, potato, produce, rainbow, root vegetables, yams

Every week, I look forward to retrieving my CSA box from the local elementary school cafeteria. I never know what I will receive in my crate filled with one day-old organic farm-fresh veggies. I view it as a challenge...what...

Pineapple Aloha Rice

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | April 28, 10 at 09:58 PM | Food, Video

Read More: aloha, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, Hawaii, healthy meals in minutes, Jesse Pomeroy, julieanna hever, pineapple, pineapple aloha rice, rice, teriyaki, www.goingveg.net

A luau in a bowl...have a happy, healthy Hawaiian dish that satisfies the pickiest of eaters and nourishes your body from within. In less than 15 minutes, you can have this delicious, nutrient-packed meal that makes you feel like...

Nori Edamame Salad with Miso Sauce

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | April 17, 10 at 02:13 PM | Food, Video

Read More: damame, ginger, healthy meals in minutes, Jon and Julieanna in the kitchen, jon ham, julieanna hever, minerals, miso sauce, nori edamame salad, noritos, plant-based dietitian, salad, sushi salad

I wanted to call this salad a "Sushi Salad", but Jon insisted that sushi implied fish and he didn't want to mislead our viewers to think we were veganizing a recipe. Our goal together is to bring healthy meal...

Yams!

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | April 16, 10 at 07:00 PM | Food, Video

Read More: healthy recipes, Jon and Julieanna in the kitchen, jon ham, julieanna hever, pineapple, plant-based nutrition, simple meals, yams

Yams are not only filled with flavor but they are also nutrient-dense sources of energy.They are very low in fat but yield lots of energy and fiber with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, calcium, phosphorus, and choline....

Pasta fa' Julieanna

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | March 29, 10 at 06:34 AM | Food

Read More: balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs, Julieanna Hever, pasta, Plant-Based Dietitian, quick healthy meals, spinach

When the moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie...it's Pasta fa' Julieanna... Last minute quick fix for pasta lovers...my problem is that I can't just eat one portion! Herb-y and balsamic-y...this dish is a real treat! Plus, we...

Indian Hummus

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | March 15, 10 at 03:58 PM | Food

Read More: curry, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, indian hummus, raisins, snacks, turmeric

Ahhh, back to my favorite cuisine...Indian! This is a simple version of hummus that is full of spice and sweetness, texture and gourmet flavor. It is perfect when you have guests as much as it is the simple, delicious...

The Tipping Point

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | March 9, 10 at 10:39 PM | Health

Read More: disease, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, dr. t colin campbell, forks over knives, Hippocrates, osteoporosis, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, The China Study, the veggie grill, tipping point

Have we reached the tipping point in the grassroots effort of conveying the medical miracles of plant-based nutrition to the world? I spent two and a half days with Dr. T. Colin Campbell (here I am with him and...

Rainbow Salad

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | March 1, 10 at 04:20 PM | Food, Video

Read More: easy meal, fresh basil, garbanzo beans, jon ham, julieanna hever, peppers, persian cucumbers, plant-based dietitian, rainbow salad, vegan meals

This Rainbow Salad comes from Jon Ham, who makes this divine concoction on a regular basis. In fact, this is a simple, yet delectable dish that I will now be regularly creating in my kitchen. Not only does this...

Bean, Baby Bean Chili!

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | February 23, 10 at 05:21 PM | Food, Video

Read More: antioxidant, beans, chili, fitnessontherun, healthy meals in minutes, jon ham, julieanna hever, minerals, phytochemicals, plant-based dietitian, recipes, simple recipes, spicy, vegetarian, vitamins

This is one of the simplest, heartiest meals that can be whipped up very easily, with minimal work. Plus, it is loaded with antioxidants (tons of various carotenoids which are great for heart and eye health and cancer protection),...

The Greatness of Greens

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | February 23, 10 at 08:36 AM | Food, Health, Video

Read More: dandelion greens, disease prevention, dr caldwell esselstyn, eye health, greatness of greens, leafy greens, minerals, nutrient dense, phytochemicals, Plant-Based Dietitian, plant-based nutrition, spinach, vegetables, vitamins, whole foods

If I were stuck on an island that was beautiful and peaceful; filled with my friends and family; abundant with new books to read, movies to watch, beaches for walking and playing; but I had to choose only one...

Chocolate Almond Butter Green Smoothie

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | February 15, 10 at 09:34 PM | Food, Video

Read More: almond butter, almond milk, cacao nibs, chocolate, dessert, fitness on the run, frozen banana, green smoothie, healthy snack, jon ham, julieanna hever, plant-based dietitian, spinach

  Here is perfect dessert smoothie or one to make when you are in the mood for a treat that won't wreak havoc on your health, but is actually health-promoting. It is a sweet smoothie that can be made...

Mardi Gras Red Beans and Rice...Vegified & Nutrified!

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | February 12, 10 at 03:58 PM | Food, Video

Read More: Bell pepper, Common bean, Cook, Garlic, genre pictures, going veg, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, healthy meals in minutes, Home, Jesse Pomeroy, Julieanna Hever, julieanna hever, Louisiana, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Onion, Paprika, Parsley, red beans and rice

It is Mardi Gras time again and this year we are going to take a traditional Louisiana dish- Red Beans and Rice- and we are going to veg-ify and nutr-ify it. Instead of using the traditional ham hock and...

Noritos!

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | February 1, 10 at 06:55 AM | Food, Video

Read More: going veg, healthy snack, japanese, julieanna hever, mediterrenean, mexican, miso, nori wraps, noritos, plant-based dietitian, wheat allergy

"Noritos" is a concept I came up with many years ago, thanks to my wheat allergy...making sandwich wraps using nori wraps instead of tortillas... Plus, sea vegetables (including Nori as well as Hijiki, Wakame, Dulse and Kelp) are filled...