photo was taken at the North Coast close to the Giants Causeway, one of many beautiful spots

Ever evolving as I study as a Holistic Nutritionist and Raw Food Chef

About me

Hi and thanks for stopping by at The Nourished Sprout  

In late 2016 after almost 25 years in the IT industry, I decided to leave behind a profession and career I had known for a very long time.  It was a huge life changing decision to make but I knew the time was right.  I was going into unchartered territory to follow my dream and ambition to become a Nutritional Therapist.

Time goes by so quickly and I’m now in my 2nd year of a 3-year Diploma at Stranmillis University College Belfast.  Nutrition was always my calling it just took me a while to get there (a story for another time).   

Over the years my passion for food has taken me as far as Bali where I experienced my first taste of raw plant based food and I immersed myself in learning as much as I could with some amazing teachers.  It didn’t just stop there and in addition to my Diploma in Nutritional Therapy I have almost completed my Raw Food Diploma (Accredited by the Vegetarian Society).   I do like to keep myself busy!!!

I guess this is the quick whistle stop tour of the story so far.  One day whenever I have time I will elaborate on all of this but for now I’m very focused on reaching my goal and that’s to qualify as a Registered Nutrition Practitioner with BANT (The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine, a professional body)

You will see me pop up from time to time with my workshops, retreats and demonstrations when I get a break in between my courses and study.  I really enjoy this aspect and I love teaching people how to create whole nutritious food that nourishes, is easy to make and accessible for everyday living.  

I've created my Facebook Page for sharing regular hints, tips, useful articles and updates from my Instagram feed so watch out for those.  We all need good foundations before we can take our next steps and after a number of years of courses, study, practice and a little more practice, I’m always learning something new.   

Thanks again for joining me on this journey.

Elaine xxx

The Nourished Sprout

The photo above was taken at the North Coast close to the Giants Causeway as I did an early morning yoga stretch. 


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