102: Cory Warren on Being a Lean Green Dad


We all wear our “busy” as a badge of honor these days, it’s tough finding time to be healthy! Husband, father, vegan athlete & blogger Cory Warren understands this. With 3 kids and 3 separate childcare situations, he knows all about being busy. You come home and you’re exhausted and you just don’t want to cook—we get it! Thankfully, his website is bursting with easy whole food plant-based recipes that your entire family is going to love!


Cory was inspired to start his blog Lean Green Dad when his wife was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis just 6 months before their wedding. Determined not to go down the “prescription meds for the rest of your life” road, they decided to completely overhaul their lifestyle and go plant-based to heal her condition. Since then, the Lean Green Dad blog has grown, and now helps overscheduled parents make healthy eating easy and fun.


What you’ll discover:

  • What causes ulcerative colitis and how you can heal it.
  • Why a plant-based approach is best for healing disease.
  • How to make extra time to make healthy choices.
  • Tips for healthy family meal planning (and not a pie chart in sight!)
  • Cory’s go-to kid’s meal.
  • The secret weapon that gets kids to eat (and love) broccoli!
  • The 4 components of a perfectly balanced meal.
  • How Cory turned is passion for veganism into a thriving business.
  • How to get kids to love exercising.
  • Wonderful ways to include more lemons into your life!


Cory Warren’s Bio

Cory is a husband, father of three and vegan athlete. His blog, Lean Green DAD™ is a lifestyle blog with creative and effervescent content about food, family, and fun. His goal is to help passionate people, mostly parents, who have over-scheduled, busy lives to maintain a healthy balance of nutrition, fitness and overall wellness to go the extra mile for their family!


Cory Warren’s Links








Our Favorite Moments:

@7:20 The bowel brigade!

@16:16 They’re little petri-dishes.

@45:20 Get what you need and get out of there!


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Links from show:

  • Podcast (check out Episode 37, Cory interviews his daughter about why she’s vegan and gets her tips for kids)
  • Check out Cory’s viral dunk video
  • Like so many of our guests, Cory was inspired by Forks over Knives – we love this documentary so if you haven’t already we HIGHLY recommend you watch it!
  • Get Cory’s free Grocery Guide


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Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!
The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

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