I created Hungryroot because I’ve seen firsthand the effect that food has on people’s lives.
At the age of 27, I was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, and shortly thereafter, my son was diagnosed
with autism. I quickly learned the positive impact that diets rich in fruits and vegetables have on
these conditions, but I struggled to be excited by healthy foods. I’m passionate about food, and I
didn’t want to sacrifice the pleasure of a truly good meal to eat "well." So I played with bringing
out the flavors and textures of our favorite foods without the usual fats, sugars and empty carbs.
My trick is to use vegetables in dishes we all love, but don't typically associate with vegetables,
like cauliflower couscous, black bean brownies, and maple chickpea pancakes. I was fortunate to
initially showcase my ideas on Top Chef Masters, and am now excited to share these creative foods to
everyone through Hungryroot.
As I continue my journey to vegetable-centric eating, I’ll be sharing tips and videos via my newsletter. I hope you’ll join me.
Chef Franklin Becker