Hi, I’m Ashley. Welcome to Sprout for Joy, where I share my love for healthy, plant-based recipes… along with a sprinkling of posts related to running and personal growth.
Why plant-based? I don’t claim to be strictly anything, but choosing to eat plants over animals has come naturally as I’ve sought to center, balance, and simplify my life. I think a plant-based diet allows my body more freedom to use food for its intended purpose – to nourish, replenish, and heal – rather than waste valuable energy processing foods that promote inflammation and illness. It’s a matter of simplicity and efficiency; it just makes sense to me. Ok, and I love vegetables.
Why Sprout for Joy? There was a time not too long ago when I didn’t take care of myself the way I do now. I chose to make changes in my lifestyle and mindset to get to a better place, and thankfully here I am. The decision to take charge and care of myself, while a struggle at times, has brought a peace like I’ve never known, and every day I know I’m on the right path. I feel like a little sprout, a new growth that has been planted in fertile soil and needs all the love and nourishment I can give it. Through healthy living and self-expression I plan to keep thriving in my new environment.
Thanks for visiting.

4 thoughts on “about

  1. what a lovely blog you have here! Hi, Ashley.
    Thank you for your healthy leafy reipes. I have a very picky husband when it comes to food and veggies. (shhhhhh!lol!)
    Your posts came in handy! 😉 Now, I have more choices for the heaşthy stuff.
    Cheers to blogging!

  2. What a nice blog! Love your thoughts and your dishes sound wonderful and look beautiful! Can’t wait to try them! So proud of you and the serenity you’ve accomplished!

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