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About the Program

Whether you're looking to re-set an existing plant-based diet or to explore a plant-based diet for the first time, it can be challenging to navigate this journey all on your own. With so much information (and misinformation) out there, I created Plant Based Kick Starter to guide you through a unique, lower carbohydrate, healthy fat and whole-food approach to plant-based nutrition that’s simple, delicious and easy to follow.


Your Plant Based Kick Starter journey will begin with a week of education that you can stream at your own pace, followed by 4 weeks of structured meal planning and access to a private Facebook group where you can join weekly Facebook Lives with me and connect with the rest of the Plant Based Kick Starter community. 


Expect to feel the benefits of a truly optimal plant-based diet including stable or reduced weight, appetite control, stable energy, glowing skin, more efficient digestion and reduced risk factors for so many chronic illnesses including Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Autoimmune conditions.


I can't wait to join you in this journey!



Head Start

1 week of free recipes and meal planning

Get a taste for what the Plant Based Kick Starter program is all about with a free week of recipes created by Elly.

Plant Based Kick Starter

7 pre-recorded education seminars, 4 week meal plan and 4 Facebook Live sessions

Access the program anytime, anywhere. In these video seminars, Elly guides you through everything you need to know about going plant-based. This program also includes 4 weeks of structured meal plans along with access to a private Facebook group with weekly Facebook Live sessions with Elly.

Plant Based Kick Starter with 1:1 Consultation

7 pre-recorded education seminars, 4 week meal plan, 4 Facebook Live sessions and 1 personal consultation

Make it yours, access all of the content and benefits of the Plant Based Kick Starter program along with extra 1:1 guidance from Elly tailored specifically to you.

Why Plant-Based?

  • Ethics

    Did you know that the food industry is one of the top four causes of inhumane treatment of animals? For many, it's this understanding that triggers the sequence of events leading to a more plant focused diet.

  • Health

    A lower carbohydrate, whole food and plant-based diet offers protection against inflammation and inflammatory associated conditions such as metabolic disease, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune conditions and even cancer. It will also support appetite control, stable weight, stable energy, a robust gut microbiome and glowing skin.

  • Sustainability

    According to a report released in 2019 by academics at John Hopkins University, individuals could cut their food related greenhouse gas emissions by 60% if they exchanged two in every three meals for a plant-based meal.

"I started working with Elly after being exclusively plant-based for five years. Being a Naturopathy student and health-conscious by nature, I was curious to see where I could optimize my nutrition. Elly’s knowledge and expertise in plant-based nutrition have allowed me to take my plant-based diet from good to exceptional. Feeling healthy, strong, and incredibly happy with the improvements I have made under her guidance.” 

- Nadine, Naturopathy student

Meet Your Nutritionist

Nutritionist, BHSc

Elly McLean

I'm a marathon runner, Nutritionist, yogi and yes, my favourite food is kale. I believe that food is fuel and should be enjoyed, not feared. What I'm most passionate about is seeing you succeed through fuelling the best version of yourself. I am not just a Nutritionist, yogi or runner. Rather, I am the luckiest person in the world because I get to work with individuals like you to maximise your potential through what you choose to put on your plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I start the meal plan whenever I like?

    It’s recommended that you commence meal planning on the set start date so that you can join the rest of the Kick Starter community on the journey. To really help you make the most of your Kick Start, Facebook Live sessions will be held every week of the program in which I’ll be sharing lots of great content and answering questions relative to the stage of the program.

  • Wil I still have access to the learning modules and and meal plans once Plant Based Kick Starter has completed?

    It’s recommended that you save any material you wish you review in future as your access to the learning modules and meal planning may be discontinued following the completion of the program.

  • Can I make changes to the meal planning?

    Yes, you absolutely can. Though the meal planning has been carefully planned to ensure the right balance of foods over the course of the day and week, so it’s recommended that you make adjustments using ‘like’ alternatives. You’ll be guided on how to make adjustments and substitutions in Module 6 of the learning material.

  • Can I join Plant Based Kick Starter if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Plant Based Kick Starter is suited to most that are pregnant or breastfeeding though as you’re also likely aware, nutrition and supplement requirements may need to be adjusted based on the stage of pregnancy and breastfeeding journey. If in trimester 2 or 3 of pregnancy or if your baby is still reliant on breast milk, it’s likely you will need 1 – 2 snacks per day in addition to the 3 meals per day set out in the meal plans. Please seek professional advice regarding supplement requirements - If you’d like to do this with my support, then please get in touch by emailing me at elly@nutritionelly.com. For pregnant or breastfeeding women with new or pre-existing medical conditions please ensure you seek medical advice before commencing the program.

  • Can I join Plant Based Kick Starter if I’m on medication or have a medical condition?

    Plant Based Kick Starter is suited to most adults, however, If you’re unsure about whether your medication or condition may be impacted then please be sure to seek medical advice. If you are insulin-dependent or on diabetic medication, please seek professional advice regarding how to tailor the program for your needs - if you’d like to do this with my support, then please get in touch by emailing me at elly@nutritionelly.com.

  • I want to lose weight, is Plant Based Kick Starter appropriate?

    While not specifically designed for weight loss, depending on your current diet and lifestyle, the Plant Based Kick Starter meal plan is likely to be enough to support fat loss. There are specifics on how to tailor meal planning for weight loss in Module 7 of the learning material.

  • I’m an athlete, is Plant Based Kick Starter appropriate?

    Yes, absolutely. As an athlete (somebody that exercises between 4 – 14 times per week) it’s incredibly important to nurture your body. The nutrient-dense nature of the Plant Based Kick Starter meal plan will beautifully support the anti-inflammatory environment needed to nurture and support optimal training recovery. There are specifics on how to tailor meal planning the support training recovery in Module 7 of the learning material. If you’re a competing or professional athlete and want advice specific to your event or field the please seek professional advice regarding how to tailor the program for your needs - If you’d like to do this with my support, then please get in touch.

  • I have food intolerances and/or allergies, is Plant Based Kick Starter appropriate?

    Ingredients used throughout the meal plan recipes include: coconut products; seeds and seed-based products: flaxseeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and hemp seeds; nuts and nut-based products: cashews, peanuts, pistachios, macadamias and almonds; legumes: lentils, chickpeas and soy-based tempeh and tofu. If you have an allergy or intolerance to the above, then you will need to make the appropriate substitutions. You’ll be guided on how to make adjustments and substitutions in Module 6 of the learning material, if youneed additional support please contact me at elly@nutritionelly.com.

  • I’m not sure if a Plant Based Kick Starter is for me. What should I do?

    Whether you're looking to re-set an existing plant-based diet or to explore a plant-based diet for the first time, I'm here to guide you in this unique lower carbohydrate, healthy fat and whole-food approach to plant-based nutrition. If you’re unsure about joining because of a medical condition, food intolerance or allergy then please seek professional advice and receive reassurance that way. You can also contact us. If you’d like to feel the benefits of a truly optimal plant-based diet including stable or reduced weight, appetite control, stable energy, glowing skin, more efficient digestion and reduced risk factors for many chronic illnesses including Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Autoimmune conditions then what are you waiting for? Plant Based Kick Starter is for you! You can always begin with the free one-week meal plan to experience the recipes and upgrade from there should you feel ready for more education and longer-term support.