Lauren O'Connor

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Los Angeles, California
California State University – Long Beach, California State University – Los Angeles, Yoga Angels International School Of Yoga/teacher Training
Instant Pot Recipes, Digestive And Heart Health, Culinary Nutrition
  • In 2013, Lauren developed her first of many feature recipes for Food & Nutrition magazine.
  • She became obsessed with the perfect brownie in 2001, devoting seven weekends to perfecting it.
  • Her latest cookbook, 28-Day Mediterranean Diet Heart-Healthy Solution, is available wherever books are sold.


Lauren O'Connor is a registered dietitian, in private-practice, with over 15 years of experience in the field. Her articles have appeared in Livestrong, Today's Dietitian, Food & Nutrition Magazine, Health Digest, WellSeek, South Pasadenan, and Diets In Review. She has mentions in Prevention, Shape, Parade, Good Housekeeping, InStyle, Reader's Digest, Forbes, Women's Health Magazine, Fox Latino News, Eat This Not That, Everyday Health, Healthline, Livestrong, Byrdie, and Where Women Cook. She is also a qualified health expert at AnyQuestion. She's been a featured expert on The Balancing Act talk show, MaYoga podcast, Meal Garden, and H2O for Health. Her second book entitled Healthy Cooking for One is ranked by VeryWell Fit one of "The 13 Best Cookbooks of 2023."


Lauren O'Connor received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach and her Masters in Nutritional Science from California State University, Los Angeles, where she received an Arthur Kong Memorial scholarship and was accepted into the highly esteemed Coordinated Dietetics Program. She became a registered dietitian in 2007 and has used her communications and writing skillset throughout her career in the field of nutrition.
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