A Note From Our Founder

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Eating healthier does not have to be challenging. In fact, it can be an easy, pleasurable and sacrifice-free adventure.

I’m a nutritional consultant, and Clean Plates is an extension of the work that I do with my clients. One of the major reasons I created Clean Plates was the real lack of helpful, well-organized information for people who wish to dine out mindfully and still enjoy the experience of  eating. In particular, I noted the following gaps in the advice offered by other books and websites:

  1. It’s easy to find guides that list vegan and vegetarian establishments—but none adequately distinguish which spots are healthy (not all are) or which would be appealing for non-vegetarians.
  2. Few guides cater to carnivores who would like to frequent places that serve organic, local and sustainably-raised animal products; those that do exist tend to be confusing, limited in scope, not screened for taste and poorly researched.

That’s why I created Clean Plates to be the most well-researched, comprehensive and easy-to-use guide that exists. I’m certain it will help you navigate the ever-expanding maze of the healthiest, tastiest and most sustainable restaurants.

Together, let’s shatter the myth that healthier eating is a sacrifice and prove that we can do it without the guilt, inconvenience, boredom and lack of long-term success that characterize typical diets. You see, eating clean food is admirable, but I’m equally interested in clean plates—the kind of food that makes you want to lick your dishes.

In good health,
Jared Koch