interview // carrie vitt of deliciously organic

By carrieName – Carrie Vitt Age – 37
BusinessDeliciously Organic

Carrie Vitt is the author of the successful cooking blog, as well as the author of Deliciously Organic, and the soon-to-be-released cookbook, The Grain-Free Family Table. Carrie also runs a successful meal-planning business that supplies weekly gluten-free, grain-free and paleo meal plans. After struggling with health issues for years, she turned to an unprocessed, grain-free diet and has been able to reverse Hashimoto’s disease, chronic migraines, IBS and eczema.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you feel called to do? I am a military wife and mom of two beautiful girls. My number one priority is to the Lord and my family. Outside of that, I feel a deep burden to help others understand the importance of eating the foods God gave us. Millions of us struggle with disease and I believe one of the major reasons we suffer is because we have turned to the foods man has created and deemed “healthy”. We need to get back to our roots and feed our bodies the foods we were originally intended to eat.

Family on Porch

How did your business start? I was teaching cooking classes out of my home and noticed that I kept getting asked the same questions. I had heard of this thing called a “food blog” so I started one in hopes of helping my friends and family. I never dreamed hundreds of thousands of people would eventually be reading and using my recipes! What is your favorite part of owning your own business? Making my own hours. I can work when the kids are at school and be present with them when they get home.

Tell us about your cookbooks and what inspired you to create them? I wrote my first cookbook, Deliciously Organic after overcoming chronic migraines, IBS and eczema with organic, unprocessed foods. My daughter’s eczema and severe asthma reversed as well. Reversing these health issues spurned me on to teach and encourage others about the benefits of unprocessed, organic foods. Then in 2009 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder (Hashimoto’s disease). I chose a grain-free, nutrient-dense diet to help my body heal. Over the course of several years I eventually reversed my autoimmune disease. I realized that millions of people are suffering from autoimmune disease and that a grain-free, nutrient-dense diet can help, so I decided to write a second cookbook,The Grain-Free Family Table, to share my entire story of recovery, my best health and cooking tips, and over 125 recipes to show you how delicious grain-free living can be.


How do you keep from falling into the comparison game – comparing yourself to other business owners in your field? I do my best not to hold on too tightly. I know the Lord put all of this in my path and I know that he will do with it as he wills. If I change just one life, then I feel my job has been done. I also don’t look at numbers too often. It’s so easy to look at the amount of Facebook, Instagram or Twitter followers others have, or check out their website ranking and I do my best to tune all of that out. If this is something you want to focus more on, using something like this google rankings checker could help you out, so you get a better understanding of how you’re site is doing. I also don’t look too often at my own stats because then I get frustrated because I want more. And isn’t that silly? I’ve already been blessed with the ability to help so many! There’s no need for greed or self-gratification. My goal should always be about helping others.

Is there an area in life or business that God is calling you to take a risk? I’ve felt for the last year that the Lord wants me to spread the word about how you can actually reverse and/or find relief from disease given the right tools. Our bodies want to heal and have the ability to regenerate, but many people don’t understand this and believe that conventional medicine is the only way. I want to help them see differently and that’s kinda scary.

What are your fears within that risk and how are you navigating it {well}? I personally feel very vulnerable talking about how I reversed my autoimmune disease. As a blogger, you get bombarded with critics and many use very harsh words when you present an idea they aren’t familiar with. Mark Twain once said, “It’s easier to fool someone than convince them they’ve been fooled.” Many of us were taught that the US government is the ultimate authority when it comes to diet and health. But look at where the conventional advise has brought us in just the last century – 30 million suffer from thyroid disease, an estimated 15 million have cancer, about 600,000 die of heart disease each year, millions are suffering from allergies, etc.. I’m not saying all of these conditions are 100% from food, but these conditions were almost obsolete a century ago. I believe our diet is playing a huge role in the explosion of disease and I want to help people find hope and understand the importance of going back to the foods God gave us. All that to say, I spend a lot of time in prayer and finding encouragement in the Bible.


What do you know now that you wish you had known 5 years ago? Business is all about “solving problems”. That’s it! If I’m not solving their problem then my readers and customers will go elsewhere.

How do you create margin in your life for your business, family, friends and the Lord? I make sure to only work 3-4 hours a day so I have time for everything else. On Friday afternoon, I close my office door and don’t go back in until Monday morning. It took me a while to find this balance, but it’s been worth it.

What scripture do you cling to? “Give thanks in all things for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1Thess 5:18. This verse is very convicting. He says to give thanks in ALL things. Not just the things we choose. Flat tire? Give thanks. A disease that wrecks havoc on your body? Give thanks.

We can find so much joy when we give thanks for everything in our lives!

What is your favorite go-to easy meal? Butterflied roast chicken and vegetables. I make it at least once a week. It only requires a few minutes of prep and then the oven does the rest of the work!

How has your faith played a role in your journey as an entrepreneur? It’s all about asking the Lord what he wants of me. Sometimes I have ideas, pray about them and realize they just aren’t in line with what I’m supposed to do. It’s so great to keep all of these things in check. I never want my business to be more important than my family, friends or anything else I’m supposed to be doing.

If you weren’t doing what you are doing today, what would your dream job be? I’d love to be a Nutritionist and open up my own practice.

Name 3 people you would want to invite to dinner? Dr. Weston Price, Paul (from the Bible), and Abigail Adams.

Salty or Sweet? Salty

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