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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Anjali Shah

About Sophia DeSantis

Hi! I’m Sophia, the mom turned entrepreneur behind the Sophia DeSantis franchise. When I am not behind the camera lost in the world of food photography, or helping my business clients conquer the world, I am living my best life traveling to all the places with my fun family of five and sharing our adventures over on Bite Hopping!

Profile photo of Sophia DeSantis.

I wear many hats in life, but the one I love the most is mom. I try to lead by example, and show my boys that life is too short to worry about the little things. Dream big, work hard and make sure your happiness comes first.

In 2013, I started my own business, Veggies Don’t Bite, after my husband had some health issues and had to change his diet to be more plant based focused. I started recreating our favorite recipes and posting them online. I also became an ACE certified health coach to further my education in the health and wellness space. From there my website grew and I began working with brands on recipe development and photography.

Part of this process was learning how to shoot my own photos, I had no formal training in photography so took on the journey to teach myself. I fell in love with food photography and even photographed my own published cookbook in 2017, Vegan Burgers and Burritos. I really began to focus more on the photography angle of my business and launched my online portfolio Sophia DeSantis Photography in 2023.

In April 2024, life lead me down a different path. I sold Veggies Don’t Bite when fate lead me to Anjali Shah, the perfect new mother for the baby I grew from the ground up. The stars aligned perfectly and we not only formed a business relationship, but a friendship as well. I am so proud of what I was able to create and am even more proud of where it is now going!

Through my journey as an entrepreneur, I grew to love the process of building successful businesses. I documented the things that helped me most along the way and learned that productivity was key to success. I slowly began sharing my tips on how productivity will help your business grow with others .

I realized that women especially needed support, in particular those that were also partners/wives and mothers. Learning to balance the many hats of being a women was a struggle but there wasn’t much out there on how to solve this problem.

With my health coaching certification, masters degree in education and teaching background, along with my knowledge of starting my own business, I started Sophia DeSantis coaching so that I could empower women to reach their full potential! I am unique in that I take the whole person into account. A car cannot run without an engine, and neither can you. Get in touch to find out how you can find success too!

Family photo of Sophia DeSantis.
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