Easy as pie

I’ve just begun learning about the raw food lifestyle while studying at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). It’s interesting. And what I like about it most is that while I’ve been transitioning from eating fast-food/junk-food meals three times a day to learning to eat like a normal person should, I’ve unknowingly been doing a lot of the things new-to-raw-food-people do. I started grocery shopping at farmers markets, I’ve switched a lot of what I eat to organic foods, I’m thinking of food as enjoyable nutrition instead of something to fill me up – literally and figuratively.

Long story short, all of this lead me to connect with Glen Colello, an owner of a raw food cafe in Connecticut and a graduate of IIN. Turns out, Glen and company make raw food pies for the holidays! Take a look:

Raw food pie from Catch A Healthy Habit

Does that not look just like the most amazingly delicious pie ever? Could you just imagine bringing that to the family on Thanksgiving! It’s so pretty! And the best part is that it’s made only with high-quality, organic, raw ingredients! I’m in heaven!!!

Of course, I haven’t yet *made* my own raw food pie…but if it tastes anywhere NEAR as good as it looks I’ll be happy!

Here’s a link to a basic raw food pie recipe I found: How to Make a Raw Food Pie

And, here’s another link to some more raw food pie pics: Google Search of Raw Food Pies

Happy raw-food-exploring everyone!

Much love,


About Sara

Sara Hefty (B.B.A. and H.H.C.) teaches workaholic women how to have it all and flourish without burning out, binging or being spiteful. As an expert in transformational health coaching, she holds women accountable for letting go of unwanted weight, being brilliantly nourished, grounded in truth and feeling confident, happy and playful every single day.

As a woman with her own weight loss story, wide-ranging family heritage of cancer, and a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Sara’s appreciation for convenient nutrient-dense food, personal growth, inspiring design, financial responsibility, and social entrepreneurship led to her “Pursuit of Ownership: Health, Home, and Legacy” model of heart-on-fire-hot empowered living.

Sara is the founder of PROJECT LUX and SaraHefty.com. She currently lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with her husband Brian and hound-dog Raja.