Highlighting gr8ness: Meet Valerie Fidan

June 21, 2016

Highlighting gr8ness: Meet Valerie Fidan


“Living a healthy, happier life inspires me to be gr8! For me, this means sharing of recipes, inspirations, and tips that are a part of my everyday life with those around me.”
— Valerie

Tell us about yourself: I'm a Bay Area native that gave up the comforts of home in Silicon Valley to travel the world with my husband and two dogs. After 18 months of traveling non-stop around the globe, we’ve settled in the Pacific Northwest. When I’m not health-hacking recipes, cooking (and blending) up a storm, and snapping millions of food photos on Instagram, I work as a Social Media Strategist, ironically, in the Craft Beer industry in Portland, OR. I love my job because I get to take our brands to the next level through digital and social marketing, and work in a place that embodies everything that is Portland: beer, biking, and local sustainability. 

What inspires you to be gr8? Living a healthy, happier life inspires me to be gr8! For me, this means sharing of recipes, inspirations, and tips that are a part of my everyday life with those around me. Through my journey, I’ve realized that it’s part of my happiness as a person, putting effort into something, sharing it and inspiring others. I want to invigorate those around me to get in the kitchen and cook a nourishing meal; see the world and experience new things; and maintain an active lifestyle to be the healthiest, happiest optimal version of themselves. Because a healthy life is a happy life, which is a gr8 life!

I #eatgr8nola because it's so darn delicious! And, the fact that it doesn't contain gluten and uses clean ingredients is an added bonus.


Check out these amazing recipes Valerie made with gr8nola, which we'll be sharing on our Community page soon. Can't wait? Head over to our Instagram to check out the recipes now!




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