Hi there! I'm Priscilla Lawrence, certified nutritionist, recipe developer, food photographer and mom of two. Thank you for stopping by Sprinkled With Balance, where you'll find elevated and easy nutritious recipes that aren't overly restrictive or boring.
I'm Priscilla Lawrence!
I was born and raised in France, in the suburbs of Paris but I have been living in San Diego, California for over 20 years now. Long story short, in the middle of university where I studied foreign languages with the goal of becoming a sports journalist (soccer, aka football is my favorite!), I decided to move to London, England to improve my English, and then life happened... I ended up in California, sunny San Diego to be exact, and never moved back home. I'm married my American husband Ryan, who is the second half of Sprinkled With Balance, and we are parents of two amazing kids, our daughter Cleo (8) and our son Lennon (6).
I'm a Certified Nutritionist
I have always loved food and cooking, growing up in France great food is a huge part of my identity! I also have had a long history of falling for diet culture. I actually worked for a major corporate weight loss company for almost 8 years, and helped hundreds of people lose weight and maintain their weight loss. Nutrition is something I've always been interested in, but the timing to pursue more learning was never right... Until 2020, the year I started rethinking my purpose, and I decided to go for it! I became a Certified Nutritionist, Nutrition Coach as well as a Certified Personal Trainer from ISSA.
I have my own weight gain/loss/gain/loss story and I know that many, many people understand the struggles, which is why I want to encourage you to eat nutritious foods in an approachable way, feel amazing, move your body and let go of deprivation, guilt, and unsustainable diet "rules". Eating should be fun, not crazy restrictive, and not boring! It's all about finding the balance that works for you!
I have always been fairly conscious of what food I put in my body but after having my children, I developed intestinal issues (even had my gallbladder removed) which led me to the Whole30, an elimination program that helped me tremendously figure out that my body was a lot happier when eating mostly whole real foods. I ended up doing multiple rounds of Whole30, and this is how I discovered the world of food blogging that I found fascinating! I learned how to read food labels efficiently, and nourish my body in a way that works for me.
Because eating "healthy" doesn't look the same for everybody, but I truly believe that it doesn't mean you can or can't eat certain foods. Truly, all foods can, and should, be enjoyed, remembering that some are more nutrient-dense, and some enjoyed in more moderation than others. But everyone is different and listening to your body is important.
(disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the Whole30. The Whole30 is NOT a weight loss program and it was never its intention. I do believe that when used correctly the Whole30 can be very helpful but it is very restrictive which is why you have to be cautious and remember it is only a 1 time 30 day program)
Why Sprinkled With Balance
I'm a food-allergy mom, my son is highly allergic to peas and most nuts (except peanuts and almonds). You won't see a lot of those in my cooking as cross contamination is a danger in our home, and I have unfortunately developed high anxiety around those ingredients. Food allergies awareness is very important to me as I feel that it's not talked about enough, and many people don't really know that they can be life-threatening. Honestly, before it became a part of our family, I didn't truly realize the life-changing impact allergies have on families, which is why you will see me talk about it from time to time!