Megan McCarthy

Chef Megan, Healthy Eating 101

Atlanta, GA

MeganMcCarthyPhoto1Megan McCarthy is a healthy lifestyle consultant, advocate and chef teaching you how to prepare and incorporate fresh and delicious foods into your everyday eating lifestyle. Her creative culinary experience and enthusiasm brings healthy foods to life while putting you at ease in the kitchen. She is the Edible Garden Chef at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and creates recipes focusing on simple, fast and fresh ways to enjoy the local and seasonal edible abundance. Along with regularly teaching healthy cooking classes, she also conducts Lunch & Learns to teach cooking focusing on health and wellness for employees in a corporate environment.

She has recently been featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Edible Atlanta for her fresh and simple recipes. With a deep background in natural foods, she brings together new and old flavors paired with a well-humored delivery that brings health and well-being into unchartered territory. She is classically trained in improvisation and restaurant-schooled in fresh food prep so she shows up with knives and a sharp wit to teach her clients how to live better, healthier and happier lives. She has also been regularly featured on HLN's Weekend Express and Lifetime’s The Balancing Act with her unique and healthy perspective on food and lifestyle. For her current recipes and classes, go to

Favorite Recipe(s)

Smoothie For Life


1 cup vanilla unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
1 cup fresh baby spinach
½ cup fresh or frozen pineapple
½ cup frozen blueberries
1/2 banana, fresh or frozen
1 scoop NOW® Pea Protein powder (plain flavor)
1 tablespoon NOW® Coconut Oil or butter
1 tablespoon NOW® Spirulina/Green Phytofoods powder
1 tablespoon NOW® Chia Seeds
1 tablespoon NOW® Hemp Seeds
1 teaspoon NOW® Maca Powder


Mix together in blender until smooth. Add ½ cup of ice if desired.

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