Finding the Balanced Plant-Based/Vegan Nutrition & Lifestyle that is right for You.

Welcome to my website and online practice! I am Mara, a certified registered dietitian (RD) specializing in plant-based and vegan nutrition but also looking further than food alone in a holistic and lifestyle including way.  Here, online I like to share my passion for nutrition and health with you and reaching you the handles you need to become the best and healthiest version of yourself! Read more about me and NaturaMara.

As a dietitian, I do also work 1 on 1/individually with my patients/clients for nutrition therapy, counseling, and/or coaching. This is possible online (international) and mobile in person in and around Leer (Ostfriesland, Germany) in the comfort of your own home. Contact me for more info or read more on what I have to offer here

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Recipes

Looking for inspiration, don’t know know what to cook today or just want to try something new? Or no time for cooking, looking for some quick and easy (meal prep) recipes or maybe you want to cook together and/or spend some more time in the kitchen? Well here you will find lots of healthy, comforting, dietitian approved and 100% plant-based/vegan recipes and there is more to come!

Services

Wherever you are, we can find a way to work together, online or in person and 3 different languages for you to choose from (Dutch, German, English). Some of the 1 on one services I offer are: dietetic counselling, nutrition therapy, nutritional advice and (holistic) coaching. Or hire me for workshops, retreats or as a speaker.

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A place where I talk about nutritional tips, food and kitchen hacks, tips and info about kind communication, debunking vegan myths, product reviews and many more to come! If there is any topic you would like me to cover, or if you have questions, feel free to contact me and let me know!

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Layered Easter Smoothie

Layered Easter Smoothie With Easter around the corner and with the colorful spring feelings anyway, this smoothie is a fun recipe to try (maybe even together with kids). It's not only colorful, it also tastes great! Of course you can also make each color apart into a...

Vegan Eggs 3 Ways – Hard Boiled, Classic Deviled, Avocado Mojo Deviled

Vegan Eggs 3 Ways - Classic Deviled Eggs, Avocado Mojo Deviled Eggs, Hard Boiled Eggs - Recipe for Easter Well Easter is coming up and I thought it's time to create and share a recipe that is nice to make for Easter or of course any moment you wish. Those deviled...

Juicy Russian Shashlik Skewers to BBQ (Vegan)

This recipe serves about 2-3 people and should be prepared the day before the BBQ for optimal results. Actually I got the Inspiration for this veganized recipe from the original family recipe of my mother in law. Shashlik is one of the BBQ highlights in the family....

Thai Inspired Spinach Chickpea Curry

Thai Inspired Spinach Chickpea Curry This recipe takes only 25-30 minutes to make and serves 2-3 people. Want to find another amazing way to eat your greens? Well than this super delicious and easy Thai inspired curry packed with flavor and greens is definitely a must...

Exotic Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

Exotic Sweet Potato Peanut Stew This recipe takes about 45 minutes to make and serves 5-6 people. Are you in for a really comforting, delicious and nutritious meal? Well I can highly recommend this exotic sweet potato peanut stew! It's so warming, cozy and comforting,...

Pizza to Spread or Dip

Pizza to Spread or Dip The recipe takes about 25-30 minutes until it's ready but only about 10 minutes prep time. If you like pizza just as much as I do, this is for you! It's a really savory and delicious pizza spread! And it's even healthy, completely whole foods...

Creamy Lemon Asparagus Soup With Crunchy Apple & Smoky Almonds

Creamy Lemon Asparagus Soup With Crunchy Apple This recipe takes about 25-30 minutes to make and serves 2-3 people. A really nice combination of savory, sweet and sour, especially with the smoky almonds! You will find the recipe for the almonds here. Its refreshing...

Smoky Roasted Almonds

Smoky Roasted Almonds This recipe takes about 15 minutes until ready, but just a few minutes of work. These smoky roasted almonds make a perfect smoky and savory topping for lot's of different dishes, like salads, soups, buddha bowls etc. Also perfect to combine with...

Sour Lemon Cream Onion Sauce

Sour Lemon Cream Onion Sauce This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make, if you soak the cashews beforehand. It's a really creamy, savory and tangy sauce, perfect for over baked (sweet) potatoes or as a dip for potato wedges or veggies. Or pour it over your...

Quick Oriental Broccoli Couscous Salad

Quick Oriental Broccoli Couscous Salad This recipe takes only about 20 minutes to make and serves about 4 people. A perfect dish for meal prepping, to take with you on the go and have it as a lunch, dinner or even breakfast. It's really easy and quick to make and so...

More Recipes

Pizza to Spread or Dip

Pizza to Spread or Dip The recipe takes about 25-30 minutes until it's ready but only about 10 minutes prep time. If you like pizza just as much as I do, this is for you! It's a really savory and delicious pizza spread! And it's even healthy, completely whole foods...

Buckwheat Strawberry Pancakes With Strawberry Lime Sauce

Buckwheat Strawberry Pancakes With Strawberry Lime Sauce Takes about 25 minutes to make and serves about 3 people. These pancakes are gluten free, plant-based/vegan and irresistible! And they are pink, isn't that awesome?! They are very easy to make and are for...

Banana Milk Fruity Breakfast Bowl

Banana Milk Fruity Breakfast Bowl This recipe takes about 10 minutes to make and serves 2 people. It’s plant-based/vegan and mainly whole foods, it’s also gluten free (if using gluten free oats) and can be made soy free. It is definitely another one of my all time...

Valentine’s Raspberry Rose Breakfast Bowl

Valentine's Raspberry Rose Breakfast Bowl This recipe takes about 10 minutes to make and serves 1 person. This pink buckwheat porridge is actually a totally raw, whole foods plant based/vegan and gluten-free recipe and it’s so good too! It is really refreshing and...

Roasted Peppers Hummus

Roasted Peppers Hummus This recipe takes about 20-30 minutes to make and makes about 2 medium jars full of hummus (if it even makes it into the jars... yummm haha). It is plant-based/vegan mostly whole foods, oil free, gluten free and soy free. It's really easy to...

Raw Buckwheat Grapefruit Chai Porridge

Raw Buckwheat Grapefruit Chai Porridge This recipe takes about 10-15 minutes to make and serves 1 person. It is actually a totally raw, whole foods plant based/vegan and gluten-free recipe and it's addictingly good. It's for sure one of my favorite feel good recipes...

Buckwheat Pancakes With Blueberry Lemon Sauce

Buckwheat Pancakes With Blueberry Lemon Sauce These pancakes are gluten free, plant-based/vegan and irresistible! The recipe serves 2 people and it takes about 20 minutes to make. Definitely one of our favorite ways to make pancakes! They are just too good, you have...

Peanut Butter & Banana Oatmeal

Peanut Butter & Banana Oatmeal This recipe takes only about 5 minutes to make and serves 1 person. It's whole foods plant based/vegan and it's gluten free*, rich in fiber & energy. Also oats help to lower/optimize cholesterol levels in the body. Perfect for a...

Juicy Russian Shashlik Skewers to BBQ (Vegan)

This recipe serves about 2-3 people and should be prepared the day before the BBQ for optimal results. Actually I got the Inspiration for this veganized recipe from the original family recipe of my mother in law. Shashlik is one of the BBQ highlights in the family....

Thai Inspired Spinach Chickpea Curry

Thai Inspired Spinach Chickpea Curry This recipe takes only 25-30 minutes to make and serves 2-3 people. Want to find another amazing way to eat your greens? Well than this super delicious and easy Thai inspired curry packed with flavor and greens is definitely a must...

Exotic Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

Exotic Sweet Potato Peanut Stew This recipe takes about 45 minutes to make and serves 5-6 people. Are you in for a really comforting, delicious and nutritious meal? Well I can highly recommend this exotic sweet potato peanut stew! It's so warming, cozy and comforting,...

Pizza to Spread or Dip

Pizza to Spread or Dip The recipe takes about 25-30 minutes until it's ready but only about 10 minutes prep time. If you like pizza just as much as I do, this is for you! It's a really savory and delicious pizza spread! And it's even healthy, completely whole foods...

Creamy Lemon Asparagus Soup With Crunchy Apple & Smoky Almonds

Creamy Lemon Asparagus Soup With Crunchy Apple This recipe takes about 25-30 minutes to make and serves 2-3 people. A really nice combination of savory, sweet and sour, especially with the smoky almonds! You will find the recipe for the almonds here. Its refreshing...

Quick Oriental Broccoli Couscous Salad

Quick Oriental Broccoli Couscous Salad This recipe takes only about 20 minutes to make and serves about 4 people. A perfect dish for meal prepping, to take with you on the go and have it as a lunch, dinner or even breakfast. It's really easy and quick to make and so...

Quick & Easy Creamy Roasted Tomato Bell Pepper Soup

Quick & Easy Creamy Roasted Tomato Bell Pepper Soup The soup takes about 35-40 minutes to make, of which are just a few minutes prep time. It serves 2 people, but feel free to make a bigger batch for meal prep or just more people. This soup is really easy to make...

Buckwheat Strawberry Pancakes With Strawberry Lime Sauce

Buckwheat Strawberry Pancakes With Strawberry Lime Sauce Takes about 25 minutes to make and serves about 3 people. These pancakes are gluten free, plant-based/vegan and irresistible! And they are pink, isn't that awesome?! They are very easy to make and are for...

Wild Bishop’s Weed Salad With Creamy Orange Dressing

Wild Bishop's Weed Salad With Creamy Orange Dressing This recipe takes about 25 minutes to make and serves about 4 people. Let me just first tell you that this salad is also sooo freaking delicious, I could eat all of it by myself haha! And doesn't it look absolutely...

Poké Bowl

Poké Bowl This recipe takes only about 20 minutes to make and serves 2 people This is an really easy and quick recipe, packed with proteins and flavor. Perfect as lunch and dinner, also good for meal prepping. Ingredients: 3/4 cup rice1-2 tsp. mirin (flavored rice...

Layered Easter Smoothie

Layered Easter Smoothie With Easter around the corner and with the colorful spring feelings anyway, this smoothie is a fun recipe to try (maybe even together with kids). It's not only colorful, it also tastes great! Of course you can also make each color apart into a...

Red Pick Me Up Smoothie

Red Pick Me Up Smoothie This recipe is quick and easy to make, in less than 10 minutes and serves 1-2 people, it makes about 800ml. This red smoothie really gives you a kick and is rich in iron too, especially if you use beetroot juice instead of water! It also...

Green Mango Magic Smoothie

Green Mango Magic Smoothie This recipe is quick and easy to make, in less than 10 minutes and serves 1-2 people. Also this one is definitely one of my favorite smoothies because it’s so refreshing and vitalizing! It really gives me a boost of energy and makes me feel...

Forest Lemonade & Golden Lemonade

Forest Lemonade Golden Lemonade These lemonades take only about 5-10 minutes to make and make about 1-1,5 liter of lemonade. This are probably not the type of lemonades you have seen before, but I personally really love them And would highly recommend you try them...

Vitalizing Green Smoothie

Vitalizing Green Smoothie This recipe is easy and quick to make in less than 10 minutes and serves 1-2 people. It's definitely one of my favorite smoothies because it's so refreshing and vitalizing! It really gives me a boost of energy and makes me feel alive! And...

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