Christy Morgan, aka The Blissful Chef, has been tantalizing taste buds for years as a vegan chef, cooking instructor, food writer, and cookbook author. Christy’s mission is to show that a whole food plant-based diet can be delicious, easy and will bring more energy and bliss into your life! In January she is launching her brand new online wellness program! Her fun and informative classes teach amateurs and seasoned veterans alike how to create simple yet delicious, sustainable, “green” meals using local organic produce and seasonal cooking techniques. Check out our recent interview with Christy below, and enter to win her promotion for VM Readers – a free spot in her January class! To enter leave a comment telling Christy how she can help you improve your health for the new year.
Vegan Mainstream: Can you tell our readers, in a short paragraph what the Wellness Reboot is all about?
Christy Morgan: Wellness Reboot is a 28-day online wellness program. It’s an accumulation of all that I’ve learned both in culinary arts and in over 10 years in the health and wellness field. The program includes more than 12 videos on cooking techniques, a 28-day meal plan of delicious whole food plant-based recipes, a Getting Started Guide that explains everything one would need to know about eating healthy and living a plant-based lifestyle, continual support from me through a private Facebook group, and bi-weekly conference calls. Not only all of this but I’ve partnered with an amazing vegan personal trainer, Chad Byers of Beyond Fit, to include a fitness element to the program, so you’ll get a workout that’s easy to do at home, along with workout videos. It’s unlike any other online program!
VM: You’ve done a lot of different things in your vegan career so far; why the Wellness Reboot – and why now?
CM: My mission has always been to empower others to take control of their health. The way to do that is through diet and lifestyle changes, but most importantly by cooking yourself delicious plant-based meals. I’ve taught cooking classes for the last 7 years and this program gives me the chance to connect and help others across the globe that may not be able to take a class with me in person.
VM: Who are you hoping to reach with this program, and how?
CM: This program is great for those who are ready to transition to a healthier way of eating and living. Whether you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, or maybe you have a health condition you would like to treat naturally, or maybe you recently switched to a plant-based diet but need guidance, this program is for you. It’s also for those who have already made the switch to a vegan diet but need help in the kitchen. I think many people in my generation (and beyond) never learned how to cook, and then when you switch to eating plant-based it’s a whole new way of cooking.
VM: Why have you decided to structure the reboot as something you do in a small group setting? (and can you talk about how you are using technology to make this possible?)
CM: By offering a program of this magnitude in a small group and all online it gives more people a chance to complete the program at an affordable price. Not everyone can afford to hire me to come to their house to teach them in person, so they get that experience through videos online, conference calls and tons of content housed in a member’s only section of the website. Keeping it a small group allows me to give detailed attention to each person and when everyone shares information and their experiences we all benefit and grow. And it’s just more fun to do something with a group! I even give a discount if you want to find a buddy to do the program with you.
VM: Part of the offering of the Wellness Reboot is for businesses. Can you talk about why you decided to go in that direction, rather than staying with offerings for individuals?
CM: Right now we are working with individuals and hope to add a similar corporate program as well. It’s so important for businesses to take their employees’ health seriously. When you have happy, healthy employees everyone benefits. You can improve the health of your employees, reduce healthcare costs, and cultivate a more effective workforce with our corporate wellness programs. Combining both the body and the mind, our program is different than others. We empower your employees to take charge of their health and wellness with methods that are proven for success.
VM: Tell us about the promo!
CM: I’d like to give one spot in the January Reboot to one of your lucky readers, which starts January 6th! Leave a comment telling us how we can help you improve your health for the new year – and sign up for my email list for a bonus entry! We’d love for you to visit our Facebook page for wellness tips and stay in touch via Twitter.
Christy has been seen on VegNews.com, One Green Planet, Daily Candy, Fox Good Day, From A to Vegan, and is a guest on numerous radio shows and podcasts including Martha Stewart Living Radio, Our Hen House, Vegan World Radio, and the Dr. Don Show. Her cookbook Blissful Bites is available now where books our sold! Find out more at The Blissful Chef.com. Be sure to follow her on Twitter and visit her Facebook page.