Hey there, I’m Cindy!

and It’s my honor to help you Eat more plants and Take control of your health.

But it didn’t start out that way!   

Twenty years ago, I was obese and weighed nearly 300 pounds. After experiencing an excruciating back injury that immobilized me for over a month, I reached a turning point. I realized my diet and lack of exercise had brought me to that low point. My poor choices had harmed my health.

Before losing 125 pounds

Once I came to that realization, I repented and started moving more, eating healthier, and praying big time, because I really didn’t want to do either.

One Small Bite at a time, I began losing weight and changing my lifestyle. It took me four long years, but those years transformed me. I became a certified health coach and personal trainer and I realized that I needed to nourish my body with plants.

I also realized that I had a cruddy relationship with food. I used it and abused it. I was addicted to processed junk and I had to break that addiction.

Thankfully, I did. I lost 125 pounds, but my relationship with food still isn’t perfect (no ones’ is), but I recognize a little sooner when I’m turning to food for emotional comfort or if I’m craving because I haven’t been nourishing my body with REAL foods.

And that’s what this website is all about

Intentionally Eat is a website dedicated to providing you with a complete plant-based education that’s practical and easy to follow.

Our mission is to empower you to make health-promoting food choices for the rest of your life, not just a temporary trendy diet, so you can enjoy a vibrant life.

We’ve got a ton of resources to help with this mission, and if this is your first time, we know it can be just a little overwhelming. It is definitely our goal to make this site as user-friendly as possible so you can easily find whatever it is you may be looking for. Here is a breakdown of what you’ll find on this site:

Food Made Simple

At Intentionally Eat we believe that cooking delicious, plant-based meals shouldn’t have to be complicated. Instead, we’re all about simple, nourishing meals that come together fast and taste amazing. All our recipes are field-tested in our Intentionally Eat kitchen and use nutritious ingredients. We know you might be new to plant-based eating and unfamiliar with some of the ingredients, so we explain what the ingredients are and where you can find them. We do the work, so you don’t have to!

Black Bean Enchiladas

Movement Made Simple

Getting up off the couch is one of the most important things you can do for your body. Our exercise tips and videos will help you ease into a more active life, transform your health, boost your immune system, and have more energy so you can feel amazing.

21 Day Plant-Based Challenge

I have taken everything I’ve learned over the past twenty years and organized it into an easy to follow 21 Day course.

This course will walk you through every facet of transitioning to a plant-based diet for your health with materials like a Healthy Pantry Checklist, Eating Out Without Missing Out, Grocery Shopping with Your Health in Mind, and 3 weeks of detailed meal planning, weekly shopping guides, including over 60 of my best plant-based recipes.

I am so excited to share this self-paced course with you and wholeheartedly invite you to take this life-changing step. Check out the Challenge HERE.

21 Day Plant-Based Challenge

Let’s connect

The best way to stay connected is through our free email newsletter, which offers a free weekly dose of encouragement, healthy tips, and inspiration, as well as links to all our latest recipes. Many of our readers say it is the highlight of their week! When you sign up, we’ll also send you our Plant-Based Breakfast Mini-Cookbook as a free gift.

Of course, if you’d rather contact me directly, you can reach out to me via email at cindy@cindynewland.com –I’d love to hear from you!

FREE Mini-Cookbook