About



My name is Michela and I am a certified holistic health and wellness coach, healthy chef and food & lifestyle blogger.
I am very passionate about food, especially green food!Michela Gatto
My passion is so strong that I find myself dreaming about vegetables and healthy recipes all day long! So, what do you do when you have such a deep passion for something? It’s simple: You share it with everybody!
And that’s how “Green Candy” was born.

Why “Green Candy”?

Green because I love vegetables and everything that comes from Mother Nature. Candy because I will make you love vegetables and healthy eating as much as you love treats.

What If I tell you that by moving to a more plant-based diet you will discover the healthiest of you?

Vegetables are such an important part of our daily diet, however, we often opt for more “tasty” dishes that do not include enough greens or nutrients.

Did you know that individuals on a plant-based diet usually consume less protein than their meat-based counterparts and as a result they have a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Many Americans on standard diets consume approximately 112 grams of protein per day, which is much more protein than the recommended amount of approximately 50 grams per day for the average sedentary person. With a plant-based diet, consuming the recommended amount of protein is easily attainable through nuts, seeds, grains, and dark green leafy vegetables and you will feel better doing it.
A plant-based diet does not mean that you have to become a vegetarian or vegan! It just means that you should try to select most of your foods from plant sources. In fact, a meal in a plant-based diet typically consists of two-thirds plant foods and one-third fish, poultry, meat, and/or dairy.

Vegetables can be as delicious as sweets.

I started Green Candy because I wanted to share my experience, knowledge and passion for healthy living with others. I want to show people that good food choices can be visually appealing, taste great and be incredibly satisfying. I also want to influence parents to be better eaters so that they can be healthy eating role models for their children. The food choices we make play an important role in how we feel and how we develop as individuals and I want you to be at your very best!

I cannot wait to share all my favorite tips with you and show you how to cook and enjoy delicious tasty vegetables in a very simple way!

Step out from your comfort zone and let’s walk together on this new journey. You will never look at vegetables and your health the same way.
Looking forward to a new healthy you.

Love,
Michela


About me:

  • I was born and raised in Italy.
  • I spent most of my childhood playing in my grandparents’ farm. We had no ipads but there were lots of chickens to run after.
  • Between the age of 14 and 17 I lived with 3 different families to study their culture: France, Bruxelles and Austria. Travel opened my mind and spirit.
  • I graduated in “International Relations and Diplomatics” at the University of Naples, Italy. My biggest aspiration while growing up was to become an Ambassador and move to Africa.
  • I visited America for the first time on July 6, 2004.
  • 2004 was also the year I met my husband, who happens to be my best friend.
  • I am a mommy of three beautiful children ages 7, 4, and 3.
  • I studied classic techniques at the French Culinary Institute in New York City.
  • I have been an Ambassador for “Cookies for Kids Cancer”, a non-profit organization, for the past 6 years.The association is committed to raise funds for research to develop new improved treatments for pediatric cancer. Children are the future!

More fun facts about me:

  • My favorite exercise is Pilates.
  • What I most enjoy doing is cooking in my kitchen, listen to music and read in bed.
  • My favorite singer is Andrea Bocelli.
  • My guilty pleasure is croissants.
  • What I don’t like to do but I do it anyway is to clean my kitchen every night. My kitchen is my mirror, plus it sets a good example for my children.
  • A place I would love to go but I have never been is Okinawa.
  • I want to retire in Florence, Italy one day.
  • The one thing I cannot live without is coconut oil. I use it for everything!
  • My favorite dish right now is shiitake mushrooms cooked with lots of white onion and ginger and of course pasta!
  • I believe that every kitchen needs a Vitamix and flowers.
  • My mother and my grandmother are one of the biggest inspirations in my life.
  • My motto: “We rise by lifting each other.”
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