Kim Murphy

Kim Murphy

Kim Murphy is a certified Plant-Based Health Coach and the founder of Simply Plant Based Kitchen, as well as her program, Plant Powered Life. Kim is a former teacher, having taught high school band and color guard for 17 years, but now she teaches about her other passion, whole food plant based eating.

She started Simply Plant Based Kitchen because she wanted to help busy & overwhelmed people learn how to make whole food plant based eating simple, easy, and delicious so they can feel amazing and have their best health. Her first attempts at whole food plant based eating 10 years ago were not successful and only lasted a few months. Even though she lost weight and felt great, she didn’t have enough simple & easy recipes that tasted good to make it last. As a busy mom, working 60+ hours a week, she was discouraged when so many recipes would take hours, have ingredients she’d never heard of, and would end up tasting terrible. Not a recipe for success.

Slowly the vegan processed foods crept back in, as well as dairy, and then the wheels fell off and she was back to eating the Standard American Diet. And all the weight came back and more.

The turning point was when her father passed away from Alzheimer’s. He also had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, prostate cancer, & heart disease requiring quadruple bypass. Kim decided she didn’t want this to be her future or the future of her kids’ and husband. She was already experiencing brain fog, was overweight, had joint pain, and was tired all the time.

She went back to all the research that said a whole food plant based diet was the best way to improve health, prevent and even reverse chronic disease, and to lose weight. But even so, she was still hesitant to go back to whole food plant based eating because of her failed attempt several years prior.

She knew she would have to do things differently this time and not treat it like a diet, but a lifestyle. She took a “Progress Not Perfection” approach and learned to make simple & fast recipes that tasted great with normal ingredients. It was a lot of trial and error, but she knew she couldn’t give up because her life was at stake.

After just 3 months, she lost 17 pounds & 20 inches, had more energy, the brain fog lifted, her joints stopped hurting, her mood improved and she felt 10 years younger! This inspired her to share it with everyone she could! So she quit her teaching job and started her business to help people skip the struggle she went through and get right to loving a whole food plant based lifestyle to improve their health, lose weight, and feel AMAZING!

She’s coached thousands in her program Plant Powered Life and will be coming out with a book in 2023 to inspire even more people to take control of their health with the power of plants!

Kim has received her Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate through eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, as well as her Health Coaching Certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She continues to research and study all the fabulous doctors who are spreading the truth about health and diet like, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Neil Barnard, Dr. Dean Ornish, and so many others.

Kim lives in Cedar Park, TX near Austin with her husband Shawn and 2 boys Mason & Hayden. They have 2 Huskies, Daphnis & Chloe and 2 cats, Marshmallow & Cocoa.

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