Welcome to the new and improved Dashing Dish website! It’s been a while in the making, 9 months to be exact! What a great present for Dashing Dish’s two year anniversary. My husband has devoted many nights working to perfect every detail on this website so that it will be organized and easy to use. As some of you may or may not know, I left my nursing position to pursue Dashing Dish as my full time career (read story here). I have spent the last 9 months developing meal plans, premium content, health coaching services, devotionals, and workout routines just for you! I’m so excited to share all the new features that have been added, so let’s get cooking!
On my old site it was very difficult to find a specific recipe. You either had to scroll through page after page, use a very long list with no images, or use the dreaded search bar that took forever to load. The new site features various ways to find new and exciting recipes very quickly.
I have received many requests to have a printing option for the recipes. I am so happy to announce that a print option is now available! You can also email yourself the grocery list for any of the recipes by simply clicking the email button.
The ingredients for every recipe will be located at the top right corner of the page. The method may have step-by-step pictures or a video demonstrating how to prepare the recipe for easy preparation. My new site will be including the nutritional breakdown for each recipe in addition to listing the calories and Weight Watchers points.
The blog posts will remain the same. I will still post my latest Dashing Devotionals and Daily Dish Posts in the blog section and will be updating it regularly. To check the blog, simply click on the BLOG link. The latest blog post will also appear on the new Dashing Dish homepage so that you will always be updated when there is a new post. The only change is that my latest recipes will now appear on the RECIPE INDEX, and my latest workouts will appear on the FITNESS section of my site. I will also be adding new features to my blog, such as recipe contests, more giveaways, product reviews, and the latest health and fitness news!
A new feature to the Dashing Dish site is the fitness page. New workouts will now be posted in the fitness section and will be filtered by cardio, strength, and circuit workouts. Each workout includes the time and equipment needed so that you can easily find a workout that suits your needs. There is also a print option available for the workouts so they are easy to take to the gym.
Also new to Dashing Dish is exclusive premium content that is accessible to you for just $5 per month (or a donation of your choice). I created this part of my site in order to share some of my most favorite recipes, month-long progressive workout routines, videos, and articles that I’ve written. All of the content is unpublished to the public and is specialized in advancing your progress to help you reach your personal goals. The neat thing about becoming a premium member is that you will receive your own login information that will allow you to save recipes, workouts, and premium content onto your own ‘personal favorites board’ which will provide quick and easy access.
I am so excited about this new online health coaching service that I will be offering. Dashing Dish health coaching is a customized four week program to help you form new, healthy habits that are intended to be sustainable for life. Health coaching is an opportunity for you to converse with me personally as I develop a specialized nutrition and fitness plan based on your height, weight, goals, and fitness level. You will receive customized workouts, meal plans, bite sized lessons, and weekly goals for four weeks. We connect once or more per week to discuss your progress, answer questions, and keep you on track.
I created these meal plans using the organizational tools and strategies that have helped me plan and prepare healthy meals for myself and my family each week. These meal plans are meant to help you plan your meals with plenty of variations, swap-outs, and recipes that will help you stay organized and on track. The saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” goes a long way when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. I have made healthy eating a no-brainer for you, without all the guesswork, so that you can reach and sustain your goals.
I’m thrilled to announce that my Dashing Dish Cookbook is coming soon! You can submit your e-mail by clicking on the cookbook link to be notified when it comes out. In my store you will also the online services that I will be providing; such as my Meal Plans, Health Coaching, and my 30 Day Devotional.
The services page features my In-Person services. If you live in the Detroit area, I would be pleased to provide you with some of my In-Person services. I am also willing to travel for speaking engagements. Please contact me for more information.
There is now a FAQ page where I answer many of the most frequently asked questions that I receive. If you don’t see an answer you’re looking for, just use the ‘Submit a Question’ form to the right of the page and it will allow you to ask me any question directly. There is also a FAQ page for Meal Plans, a FAQ page for Health Coaching and FAQ page for Premium Membership.
Interested in knowing what others are saying about Dashing Dish products or services? Head over to the testimonials page. If you have something that you’d like to share with me, or if my site has impacted you in any way, I’d love to hear about it! Contact me to share your story on the testimonial page. There is also a Testimonial Page specific to Meal Plans.
If you ever visited my old site, you are probably aware that most of your time spent was spent waiting for the page to load. We’ve upgraded our hosting, which will allow huge speed improvements and way less downtime.
As you can see, I have a new logo! My husband and I hired Drew Melton of You’re Just Lucky to develop a girly, yet sophisticated logo for my new site. Many thanks to my hubby for his art direction on this site! This site would not be possible without him!
I hope you guys enjoy the new and improved website! I’m really looking forward to sharing this journey with all of you. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think. Also, if you find any bugs when browsing the site, I’d be grateful if you emailed firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and God bless!