About Us

Meet the team behind the plates

group of pregnant moms consulting with a dietician

Hi Moms!

Welcome to Pregnancy Plate Planner, your go-to source for gestational diabetes meal planning. We’re a team of Moms, Reciepe creators and Registered Dietitians (RD’s) who have walked in your shoes, and we’re here to take the hassle out of meal planning during your pregnancy.

Our mission is to help pregnant moms with gestational diabetes easily find and enjoy delicious, healthy foods. We believe that eating well during pregnancy shouldn’t be a chore, but a joyous journey. That’s why we’ve created a platform where you can find meal plans, recipes, and personal insights from moms who have had gestational diabetes.

Our story began with a personal struggle. Our founder, a busy mom-to-be, was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. She found herself overwhelmed with the task of balancing her busy lifestyle, the demands of pregnancy, and the need for a specialized diet. She wished for a resource that could make meal planning easier, and when she couldn’t find one, she decided to create it. Thus, Pregnancy Plate Planner was born.

Every meal plan we create is approved by a registered dietitian, ensuring that it’s not only delicious but also nutritionally balanced for moms with gestational diabetes. We’re all about moderation and balance, not strict rules or fad diets. We believe that eating well should be accessible, sustainable, inspiring, and—above all—delicious.

Our blogs are written by moms who have experienced gestational diabetes firsthand. They share their personal insights, tips, and stories, creating a supportive community for moms going through the same journey.

At Pregnancy Plate Planner, we’re more than just a meal planning site. We’re a community of moms and dietitians who understand what you’re going through. We’re here to support you, inspire you, and help you enjoy your pregnancy to the fullest.

So, join us on this journey. Let’s make meal planning fun, easy, and delicious together!

Empowering moms-to-be, one healthy plate at a time

A little bit more about us

Our Process

At Pregnancy Plate Planner, we take your health and nutrition seriously. That’s why every recipe we share goes through a rigorous approval process by our team of Registered Dietitians (RD’s).

Our process begins with the creation of a delicious and nutritious recipe, designed with the needs of moms with gestational diabetes in mind. Each recipe is then reviewed by our RD’s, who analyze the nutritional content and ensure it aligns with the dietary needs of a healthy pregnancy and gestational diabetes management.

Our RD’s scrutinize every ingredient, considering factors like glycemic index, nutritional value, and portion sizes. They tweak and adjust as necessary, ensuring that the final recipe is not only tasty but also nutritionally balanced.

This meticulous process ensures that every meal you find on Pregnancy Plate Planner is more than just a meal; it’s a step towards a healthier, happier pregnancy. With us, you can rest assured that every bite you take is RD-approved!

Meet Our Registered Dietitians

Sarah Tappan – Registered Dietitian
Staci Gulbin – Registered Dietitian
Stephanie Langa MPH, RD, LCE

Sarah is a clinical dietitian working in the acute care setting, delivering medical nutrition therapy to adults with a wide variety of disease states. Her passion lies in gastrointestinal disorder nutrition counseling. A Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.) graduate from the University of Delaware, Sarah has previous experience in performance nutrition for college athletes as well as intuitive eating coaching. Living in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Sarah spends her free time playing volleyball at the beach.

Staci has been a registered dietitian since 2010 and is also a freelance writer and health editor. She has been a featured expert and writer on websites like Shape and Health and has graduate nutrition degrees from Columbia University. Staci offers nutrition tips and body and mind positive inspiration on her blog at www.lighttracknutrition.com as well as her Instagram page at @lighttrack_dietitian.

Stephanie is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in maternal, infant, and child nutrition. I received my Master’s Degree in Public Health and Nutritional Sciences, with a focus in Maternal and Child nutrition, in 2021 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. My work today involves helping high risk women and children work towards tailored nutrition goals and living a healthy lifestyle. I also work with adults on diabetes prevention efforts, as well as teach group classes aimed at managing Gestational Diabetes through diet and lifestyle.