You and I are moms that want to be healthy, look beautiful, have energy and live our best life. But how can we do that when there’s conflicting news at every turn?

Actual Headlines....

How Your Coffee is Making You Fat - Eat This Not That

8 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good for YouHealthline

Stop Eating So Many Carbs -- They Make You Fat - HuffPost

6 Reasons You Should Be Eating Carbs - EatingWell

7 Scary Ways Fat Can Kill - Weight Center - Everyday Health

Fat Is Back And Diet Food Is Out! - American Council on Science

You either listen to the wrong people or you do nothing because it’s too overwhelming. Kind of like standing in the toothpaste aisle, staring at a wall of fifty seven toothpaste options. Too. Many. Choices.

Finally you wake up one day and realize your pants are too tight, you’re exhausted, you feel like crap and nothing seems to work to change it.

If you’re ready to get eat better, have more energy and look your absolute best. You’ve come to the right place.​

 

I’ve always had an interest in food and nutrition. My first job was packing nuts and seeds in a natural food store.

My Nana (grandmother) practiced a macrobiotic diet and my dad was vegetarian. When I finally made it out of our small town in Massachusetts and made my way to Florida State University, all bets were off. I had a blast, but I lost the ability to listen to my hunger signals and started paying too much attention to those headlines.

One day I woke up in that very place where my pants were too tight, exhaustion made me want to sleep all day and I was so depressed my hair was falling out. I had a little girl and she was having health problems too - horrible eczema and chronic ear infections.

I remembered the basics of what my Nana taught me. I listened to my gut. Literally. I followed both my heart, and intuition, and got back in touch with my own body and hunger signals. I've been back on track for years.   
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I started teaching others what I’d learned and suddenly they began feeling better. My own daughter’s chronic infections and severe, bloody eczema vanished.

My programs will introduce you to a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle - keeping in mind that no two people are alike. While I can grab a handful of peanuts on the go, my daughter would end up in the hospital. Wheat can occasionally have a place on my plate, but someone with Celiac Disease can't. You'll be encouraged to listen to your body to learn what works and what doesn't and finally dump the diets!

Carol J. - IT Recruiter

"My skin cleared up and my headaches, bloating and joint stiffness are gone." (21 Day Reset)

”I recommend this program highly! It was very easy to follow. The shopping list has everything I needed to stock my kitchen and to try all the recipes and make up some of my own. I love Dawn’s motivational tips and guidance and being able to connect with the other participants and see each others successes. In the 3 weeks my skin cleared up and my headaches, bloating and joint stiffness are gone. I have more energy and lost 6 pounds. For anyone considering the program it is easier than you might think and the benefits are amazing!” 

"The recipes are complete and easy to make with ingredients that I am used to buying anyway" (Plant Protein Power)

“I have been a vegetarian for 23 years and recently decided to make the leap into veganism. I was looking for a book that would help make the transition a smooth one and Plant Protein Power is definitely it! The recipes are complete and easy to make with ingredients that I am used to buying anyway (minus the dairy of course!) I feel like my transition has been lot less harder than I imagined it would be. Thank you Dawn Hutchins!.”

Jennifer B.
Natalie - Elementary School Mom and Teacher! (Pic Not Avail)

“My daughter's New Year's Resolution was to cook more with mom." (VegeCooking Classes)

“My daughter's New Year's Resolution was to cook more with mom. Your cooking classes were the reason. Thank you!”

Education is now my passion. Today, Florida Coastal Cooking & Wellness is over 25,000 strong across my email list and social media platforms. Over thirty thousand people visit this website every month.

I'd love to keep in touch!  Enter your info below and get a FREE 3-Day Clean Food Plan as thanks. 

Most people come to me asking for help with one of three things:

  • learning the foods they need to add to their diet put into their body back on track
  • finding easy, delicious healthful meals
  • enticing their kids to eat more veggies

Here’s how I can help you

About Me

Hi! I’m Dawn Hutchins, founder of Florida Coastal Cooking & Wellness

Holistic Foods Chef, Plant-Based Lifestyle Expert, educator and cookbook author. I help busy moms (and kids!) shake their sugar and processed food cravings.

When you stop by for a visit you'll find all kinds of cool stuff. I've got lots of free goodies and programs to help you and your family reach your goals.

The majority of my recipes are whole food, plant-based with a focus on reducing oils and sugars.

  • Stuff for kids
  • How-to tips for cooking
  • Lots of free resources to help you reach your goals
  • Cookbooks
  • Programs
  • TONS of free recipes. This website started as a food blog waaaay back in 2009.

My Creds

BS. Sociology from Florida State University

Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell and the T. Colin Campbell foundation

Certified in Nutritional Therapy with a focus in Epigenetics from the Health Sciences Academy, London

Certified Veggiecator through the Veggiecation Culinary Nutrition Education Program supported by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Ever since the first day I placed a label on the bag of seeds I’d packed in that little natural food store in my home town, sharing real, clean food has been my heart. I’ve had decades of experience.

My goal? Let me save you the hassle of trying to “figure it out”, and get you straight to the results.

I’ve spent years researching, cross referencing and educating myself, and I want to help you lose that overwhelm.

The techniques I teach are tried-and-tested strategies based on age-old holistic principles and cutting edge science I’ve accumulated over the last 39 years. There, I’ve completely dated myself now.

These are the same strategies I use for myself and my family, and to help the over 25,000 people in my community.

There’s a real person behind the words you’re reading on this screen.

I’m married to Chris, the man of my dreams (15 years and counting!) and the mom of a beautiful daughter – after losing a baby at eight months pregnant and dealing with two more miscarriages, I’m so grateful to have her. I’m a yoga addict, and a hardcore camping aficionado. I plan to take up backpacking for my fortieth birthday and have been trouncing around wearing a 25 pound backpack on my five mile practice walks.

I’m passionate about conservation, permaculture, the treatment of animals – especially factory farm animals, and living sustainably.

My family rescued three pet chickens, Annie, Abby and Tabby and I’ve never met more fascinating animals with three distinct personalities. They’ll do anything for food and will follow you around everywhere if you give them the chance. They even love a bath and a blow-dry!

I actively practice a policy of “no judgement” of self or others.  

I live as close to a whole food, plant-based lifestyle as I can and that's what I teach in all my programs and throughout my website.  With that in mind, no two people are alike. While I can grab a handful of peanuts on the go, my daughter would end up in the hospital.  Wheat can occasionally have a place on my plate, but someone with Celiac Disease can't. You'll be encouraged to listen to your body to learn what works and what doesn't and finally dump the diets!

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