Well hello there. I’d like you to meet a super awesome lady named Christine Lasala.
Christine is a vegetarian mom on a mission: to feed her kids fresh, nutrient dense, and as-minimally-processed-as-possible plant-based food (with the occasional dessert here and there). She’s been to quite a number of cooking classes to help her along the way.
Sometimes she brings to Dessert Mayhem baking classes her eldest, Chloe, also known as the chocolate chip napper…
… and expert whoopie pie maker.
I love Christine’s passion to get her family healthy through a whole food, plant-based diet. She and the rest of my students are so open-minded to using healthful, slightly unconventional ingredients and they love playing in the kitchen, too! Truly inspiring.
If I have children of my own, I hope to be as dedicated as Christine is to her little ladies.
Case in point: after attending one of my “Juice Up, Smoothie Down” workshops a few months ago, she bought herself a juicer and started getting her kids pumped up on the leafy green stuff.
I was floored when I saw these photos for the first time. Kids drinking their vegetables? With gusto? Love it! It warms my little herbivorous heart. It makes what I do so fulfilling and is clear proof that children can eat healthfully if their parents expose them to real food.
If there was an Oscar award for parenting, Christine should win one.