Balancing Plant-Based

How to manage healthy meals that work for everyone without pulling your hair out!

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"As a mom of three kids my life can be hectic. Ever stand in the pantry staring at what you have and wonder what the heck you are going to feed your three picky children who seem to be allergic to vegetables? Dinner a total shitshow? Yep. Enter Veggies Don’t Bite founder, Sophia DeSantis. She gives recipes your kids will love (not to mention your husband/partner) while skipping the dairy, processed sugars and other crap. My youngest daughter starts to back away when she sees something green in her food. Is it worth it for me to fight with her? No, but Sophia has shown me ways to incorporate veggies into things she will love (hello chocolate smoothie- with spinach but don’t tell my kids, Mac N Cheese, check!). I have also learned how to make the creamiest sauces for my favorite comfort foods, without waking up the next day bloated and uncomfortable from all the dairy! These recipes are doable and make it easier for me to give my family what they need without sacrificing taste. It’s a win!" - Nita G

  • I've saved 30% more time with meal planning, I've saved 30% in my grocery bills and my kids have 30% less tantrums!

Are you ready to...

  • Learn how to make plant-based recipes with ease?
  • Learn from experts in the healthy food world?
  • Stay up to date with the latest info on a plant-based lifestyle?
  • Add plant-based meals into your diet without frustration?
  • Serve meals your whole family will love?
  • Plan your weekly meals with success?
  • Spend less money at the grocery store?
  • Have more time to spend with your family?
  • Find the perfect healthy eating lifestyle for you?

Manage guilt free meal times with success!

Dinners were a nightmare for us. The stress started mid way through the day about what I was going to make. Did I even have anything in the fridge?

I hated dragging three little kids to the grocery store for supplies. I'd navigate the aisles as quickly as possible and throw whatever I thought I may need in the cart. The bill was always more than I expected. 

It felt like our meals had control over our lives and I had little time left to enjoy my family.

I was blessed with one child who ate anything, and two that cried before the food ever left the stovetop. Let's not even talk about the tantrums when dinner finally hit the table.

I wanted to feed my family healthy, but the pressure I felt to be perfect was overhwhelming

Navigating a healthy life without stress is HARD!

That's when I realized the only pressure around my food was coming from me. 

I got my butt in gear and came up with a system that worked. I planned my weekly meals, made sure I shopped with a list and prepped for the week.

I also started to tell the mean voice in my head that I had control over what I ate. I told myself that there is no food police. I make choices in what I eat, and there is no such thing as cheating.

Taking small steps to my ultimate goal was manageable. It is okay not to do it all at once. It is okay to choose happiness when it comes to food.

This membership will teach you how to make plant-based recipes with success, help you achieve full control over your meals and help reduce all the anxiety that comes with making food choices. 

"You are amazing! We eat your recipes almost daily. We’ve struggled with being plant based outside of our home so to hear you branch about balance was awesome. Thank you!" - Liz

Here's what you'll get:

  • New recipe ideas focusing on quick and easy plant-based meals
  • Make recipes Live with me (videos saved into site for access anytime)
  • Live monthly talks from experts in the field
  • Library of videos and tutorials covering topics like: meal planning, the foundation of a healthy diet, ingredient substitutions, health concerns, current hot topics, feeling confident in your food choices and many more
  • Exclusive access to a private FB Group
  • A judgement free place to ask questions and get support
  • Learn how to adapt your meals to work for your whole family
  • Learn how to meal plan with success
  • Learn how to save money on your grocery bill
  • Checklists, cheat sheets, printables and helpful lists
  • Tips, tricks and ideas on how to incorporate more plants into your diet
  • Group challenges through the private FB group
  • Optional Individualized plans

Here's a preview of what you can find inside!

Do you still have questions? 

Here are some answers that can help!

How do I know it's for me?

Do you want support making plant-based recipes? Are you struggling to decide what's for dinner every night? Do you want to incorprate more plant based meals into your diet but don't know how? Are you struggling with feeding a family with different eating habits? Do you find yourself overspending at the grocery store but still feel like you don't have food for dinner? Do you want a positive non judgemental space to seek support for your food choices? If you answered yes to any of those, this is for you.

When can I get started?

Right away! 

Does my location matter?

Nope! The membership site is online and all group calls are done via a video chat.

Do I need to be an expert cook?

You sure don't! If you can follow a recipe and are open to trying new things, this is for you.

What is an individualized plan?

I will help you with a custom plan based on your personal needs. You can pick one plan per month.

What if it's not for me?

There is a 30 day money back gaurantee!

What if I don't want to continue?

I'd hate to see you go, but if you feel it isn't the right fit anymore, then send me an email letting me know and after your month ends, you will be removed from the group and not charged again.

Are you ready to create a foodspace that works for you and your family? Let's do this together!

"As a busy mom of two, I was unsure what to expect from Sophia’s personalized sugar detox. I was nervous that it would be complicated, full of weird ingredients, and expensive. Upon receiving the plan, I was so pleasantly surprised! Not only was it family friendly and easy to follow while living day to day life, but it was delicious, satisfying, and life-changing. I’ve adapted many of the program’s aspects beyond the program and learned so much about my own body.  

My favorite part about Balancing Plant Life is that I don’t feel pressured to go a specific path. I have a family with young boys and a picky husband, so full-blown vegan just doesn’t work for us day to day. I love eating more veggies and leaning plant-based. I love that Sophia is constantly offering practical ways to introduce plant-based in to your family’s meals while giving realistic advice for how to make one meal work for the whole family.  

Whether you’re fully plant-based or nervously dipping in your toe in an effort to live a healthier life, this group is the perfect judgment free and flexible place to explore that." - Morgan  

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Testimonial for Balancing Plant-Based by Jennifer Melrose

Hey friends!

I'm Sophia, the author of Veggies Don’t Bite, a plant-based and mostly gluten and {refined} sugar free food blog targeted to all types of eaters.  

I am a former elementary school teacher turned food magician. I live in sunny southern California where I referee my three beautiful boys, one husband and an old sweet cat.  

My super power is using whole food ingredients to create plant-based recipes that will change the way your entire family views healthy food. With comfort food classics to veggie filled meals, plus the occasional sweet indulgence, I create a place where all types of eaters unite.  

I also provide guidance, systems and support to help real life busy people get healthier without tearing their hair out.  

I have been featured on many websites including Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Women’s Health and Red Tricycle to name a few, along with guest posts on a variety of other sites and features in print in multiple magazines, including Parent’s Magazine.  

My first cookbook, Vegan Burger’s and Burritos was released in November 2017.  

Through my space here, I hope to reach anybody interested in making a positive health change in their life.  

I use the skills I gained through my Masters in Education and my many years as a Special Education teacher and 1st grade teacher, to break down plant-based eating in a way that works for everyone.  

As long as you love to eat good food, you’ve come to the right place!  

And don't forget my motto: eat, play, relax, repeat.