Hi ! Welcome to my blog! I’m Dena, creator and founder of The Artsy Palate (don’t be intimidated – I promise, it sounds more impressive than it is). The best way to describe me would probably be as a creative, fashion-obsessed, chocolate-addicted nutrition nerd.
In English, I pretty much love anything that involves expressing my creativity, whether it be through art, hairstyling/fashion, writing, or cooking (especially healthy food that actually tastes good!). And chocolate. I love that too.
I created this blog last year when I spent a gap year in Israel to specifically combine my passion for nutrition with my love of writing. Another goal, of course, was to help seminary girls like myself combat the infamous sem70 through providing a forum filled with tips and guidance on how to live healthfully while on a gap year in Israel. I threw in some of my favorite original recipes, and suggested some tips on how to exhibit greater self control while surrounded by the delicious foods in Israel, for example (you can view these old posts via clicking on the blogpost calendar provided, or by simply scrolling through the categories until you reach older posts).
I hope to continue this blog through my college career to further encourage others (like you!) to join me in my mission to eat healthfully as a college student (and beyond), which, as I’m sure you already know, is an inherent challenge.
I am currently double majoring in dietetics and journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park in the University Honors program with the goal of becoming a registered dietitian and nutrition writer (wow, that was a mouthful!). With your help, I hope that this blog will be a step closer to me fulfilling my passion.
It goes without say that I’d love to hear from you! Whether I know you personally or not, feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or even if you just want to say hi. Numerous sources have told me that I’m the least intimidating person they’ve ever met (true story), so please don’t hesitate to reach out!
This blog would gain so much from the input of others, so I encourage you to please comment your thoughts/ideas/feelings/pictures on any of my posts.
Wishing you health and the right amount of chocolate,