My name is Cory and I am a Lean Green DAD™.

The idea for the blog came after my wife was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis just a few months before we were to be married. At the time of her diagnosis, we were left with nothing but fear, misinformation and uncertainty. At that point in our lives, we decided to make some serious changes to our lifestyle. We started to think more about the food we put into our bodies and began to read a lot about plant-based diets.

We watched a few great documentaries and were hooked. As a competing athlete at the time, I saw a major improvement in my athletic performance and for my wife, she was able to taper off of her medications and increase her quality of life. As our family grew and became a family of five, so did our understanding, compassion, and appreciation for this healthy way of life.

Today we focus on remaining lean and green in our commitment to health through the food we eat, the quality time we spend together and the relationships we build. We manage my wife’s chronic condition and our family’s health on a day-to-day basis by eating the most nutrient-rich foods possible consisting of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and whole grains!

Lean Green DAD™ is a lifestyle blog with creative and effervescent content about food, family and fun. If any of these topics interest you, I hope you will subscribe to our channel on YouTube, follow us on Facebook or Instagram. My hope is to help you and your family grow stronger by connecting with awesome people, including moms and dads, who are passionate about living their lives to the fullest with solid, plant-based nutrition, strong family relationships and of course having fun and enjoying life!


To help passionate people, mostly parents, who have over-scheduled, busy lives to maintain a healthy balance of plant-based nutrition, fitness, and overall wellness.

Disclaimer: Lean Green DAD™ is a lifestyle blog with posts about food, family and fun. From time to time we might recommend a healthy food or fitness activity, but it is important that you know that while Cory is a certified personal trainer, he is not a licensed dietitian. Please consult your physician or licensed professional before starting any diet plan and do what works best for you and your family.