top of page

About

Nichole

Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN plant-based nutritionist, author, recipe developer, yoga instructor

Every small step towards adding more plant-based foods to your plate can make a big positive impact on your physical and mental health, as well as the health of the planet.

Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN
plant-based dietitian, author, recipe developer, yoga instructor

Hi there, friends!

I am Nichole Dandrea-Russert MS, RDN, vegan wellness blogger, registered dietitian, author, and yoga instructor.

Consider me to be your mind and body wellness guide, cheerleader, and girlfriend-like support as you move through each day.

 

To give you a little background, I have been a dietitian nutritionist for 29 years with a focus on plant-based eating for the past 11 years. I also teach yoga and am a forever yoga student myself, always learning through each practice. 

 

Using nutrition, yoga, and meditation, I help individuals achieve mind body health. My areas of specialization include using plant-based eating and lifestyle practices to boost mood, balance hormones, and sleep well. I especially enjoy helping women going through perimenopause and menopause ease their symptoms through diet, movement, and stress management.

 

While I believe (through research, personal experience, and work with clients) that plant-based foods can be the foundation for a healthy body and mind, I also believe that health is very multifaceted and every person is an individual. There isn't one template that fits all. I like to take my time getting to know you and what makes YOU thrive. Ready to dive into eating all plant-based? Let's do it! Or maybe you like to take things slow and want to try swapping out one meat or dairy-based meal a week with plant-based options. That's fabulous! No matter where you are on your plant-based or plant-curious journey, I'm here to support you. 

 

In additional to what you eat, movement (whatever movement you love to do), meditation (whatever that looks like to you), connection (with family and friends), and more factors (like social, financial, and societal) can also influence your health. My approach is to help you adopt lifestyle habits that help you be your healthiest, highest self so that, when life stressors come your way, you're equipped to deal with the stressors from a place of being grounded, balanced, and focused

Learn more about my 10 Pillars of a Healthy Body and Happy Mind.

Another wonderful thing about plant-based eating is its positive impact on the planet. Every time you add more plant-based foods to your plate, you support clean fresh water and air, rainforests, land, wildlife, farmers, and indigenous people. To learn more about plant-based eating for the planet, visit my article, 7 Reasons to Eat More Plants for the Planet

Please take a moment to say hello and let me know what brought you here: nichole@purelyplanted.com.

 

Thank you for stopping by! 

 

Much light + love, Nichole

A little more about my professional background … 

 

Want to read my articles and see some of my television appearances, providing tips and tricks to eating more plants? Visit here!

Nichole Dandrea-Russert MS, RDN, vegan wellness blogger, plant-based dietitian, nutritionist, author, and yoga instructor.

My hobbies include...

... traveling, hiking, gardening, and volunteering with any animal organizations, like local shelters and farm sanctuaries (instant mood boosters!). I also love dark chocolate so much that I owned a chocolate company, nicobella organics, that was in business for for ten years. Nicobella was featured in Veg News, Organic Spa, Yoga Journal, Huffington Post, and had a special debut on Rachael Ray as "Snack of the Day." Finding new dark chocolate from countries around the world continues to be one of my favorite activities of all time. I encourage everyone to enjoy 1–1.5 ounces of dark chocolate daily. :) I live in Atlanta with my husband, Ricky, and our rescue pup, Mariposa. We have family in New Jersey and Washington state, where we visit often. 

Testimonials 

Image by Ella Olsson

"I LOVE her! I really enjoyed her spirit and passion as it shows with her expansive knowledge base. I really appreciated the entrepreneurial mindset and grit!"

-Sonya M, webinar attendee

Healthy Pizza

"This was by far one of my favorite talks! I myself am a huge advocate for plant-based diets in athletes (I'm a springboard diver) and I absolutely loved, loved, loved hearing Ms. Dandrea's take on it as well as reading into her research!"

-Maggie T. 

webinar attendee

"The Vegan Athlete's Nutrition Handbook is a guide that every plant based athlete should have whether they are a strength athlete or Crossfitter to an endurance athlete. Nichole has a way of turning evidenced based nutrition and scientific information into easy to learn guidelines for the everyday athlete. You can relate to her personal stories as a consumer herself which makes you feel like she gets you! You will take away practical strategies to implement and of course amazing plant based recipes to help you in the kitchen! I would absolutely recommend this for every plant based athlete so grab yours today!"

-Kayla Slater, MS, RDN, CDN, LDN, ACE-CPT of Plant Based Performance Nutrition and Run Coaching, LLC

Green Salad

As a vegan Olympian athlete, I believe that The Vegan Athlete’s Nutrition Handbook is a must have for anyone who wants to understand how to eat plant-based for optimal nutrition, performance, and recovery. It’s like having a nutrition coach by your side and will be your go-to whenever nutrition questions arise. No more confusion or feeling hungry. This book addresses ALL of your concerns, from carbohydrates and protein to vitamins and minerals to phytonutrients and adaptogens to how to replace your favorite foods. The fact that there are meal plans and recipes is a bonus! If you’re looking for a book to help you optimize plant-based eating for athletic performance or otherwise, grab The Vegan Athlete’s Nutrition Handbook.

Dotsie Bausch

Olympic Silver Medalist

8x U.S. National Cycling Champ

World Record Holder

100% vegan

bottom of page