I’m Melanie Van Heel. A Long Island born and raised Latina, living life in the South. I’m a working actress, certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, mommy to two sassy ladies, wife to a stud muffin from Montana, devoted girlfriend to many amazing women, and lover of life, food, and all deep conversations. My superpower? I love to encourage and inspire others! Here you’ll find personal stories, health and wellness tips, yummy whole food based recipes and inspiration to live your best life. Thanks for stopping by!


“A health coach is someone who guides and supports an individual through dietary and lifestyle changes. I believe that balance and health are at the core of inner happiness.”  Read more on pages 88-91


Butternut Squash + Kale Salad

I jumped on the kale trend a long time ago. I enjoy the coarse texture, it's a green that actually fills me up. But I also know that a lot of people don't necessarily love it. I personally think that's because they haven't had it prepared the right way, but to each...

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2018: A Year In Review

At the end of every year, I like to reflect on the last 364 days and survey all that has passed. Tonight, I’m looking back and wondering “What in the world just happened?!” Lol. I’m kidding, kind of, but wow, this year has been intense. I was challenged to either mend...

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