Curt Snarr & Jessica Draper are the Dancing Carrots. We love good, healthy food – it’s fun to make, fun to eat, fun to talk about, and makes you feel good! Good nutrition and enjoying overall health and well being is also important to us. We created this site as a way to help others (like you!) use food as a key component of a plan toward better health.
To get started, click on the “Get Started” tab and read the “Dancing Carrots 10 Pillars of Nutrition.” These are basic goals that we truly believe will help just about anyone achieve better health. To support you in your efforts to follow these 10 pillars consistently, we post nutrition and health articles, tips for success, blog posts by both Curt and Jessica, and best of all – delicious and nutritious recipes! Enjoy!
~Curt and Jessica
ABOUT CURT SNARR
I grew up with a wild father who cooked with great enthusiasm. Lots of flavor and nothing was bland or ordinary. I changed directions in what I decided to eat in my 20′s when I began to have some severe illness. I found vegetables, fruits, whole grains and natural foods had real healing power. The thought of eating bland food for the rest of my life, however, seemed unacceptable. My quest was to find a way to make natural foods super tasty and yet healthy. I found there were a lot of amazing cookbooks out there and other cooks that were doing just that. I experimented, tested various foods, and had a blast.
Over the years, the recipes I gathered and created just kept piling up. I had a desire to help others eat healthy, and to learn to cook some of the exciting recipes I had gathered. A year or so ago it dawned on me, I needed to join forces with Jessica, my amazing niece and add her great photography and her own creative genius to the process. Together, we just keep adding recipes, getting suggestions and ideas and are enjoying the beginnings of Dancing Carrots. We appreciate the feedback from those who have benefited from what we have put together here.
Aside from the exciting work with Dancing Carrots, I own my own graphic design firm. I am in my 50′s now and need healthy eating more than ever. I like to get out doors and am learning to relax and find peace in life’s journey. I’m still active and dealing with life’s challenges just like everyone else. I hope our efforts here are of benefit to you. Drop us a line as that is what makes it all worth while!
ABOUT JESSICA DRAPER
I grew up in a home with a big vegetable garden, home-made bread, and a LOVE of preparing and eating good food. My food heritage, as well as an interest in using healthy food and an active lifestyle for long term health, led me to pursue a degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences. I now practice privately as a Registered Dietitian- working with Early Head Start, providing nutritional counseling, and speaking to private groups by invitation.
Most of my time and nutritional knowledge, however, are spent at home – planning and cooking meals for my family and helping my 2 year-old daughter to develop life-long healthy eating behaviors (a fulfilling challenge!). Therefore, most of my blog posts will cover the day to day nutritional adventures that I come across – eating healthy during pregnancy, helping infants and toddlers develop healthy eating habits, helping husbands learn to love vegetables , cooking tips, recipe modification, gardening, etc.
I love good, high quality, healthy food (especially avocado – yum!), and believe that food is to be savored and enjoyed. It is also to be used to help our bodies feel their best and perform to their maximum potential. I hope that the recipes and blog posts found on Dancing Carrots help you in your journey to find your own perfect balance!