About Joy

Hey friends! My name is Joy Shull and I am the recipe creator and founder of Build Your Bite®. I founded my blog in 2014 and here you can find over 400+ delicious kitchen tested recipes!

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I have been a vegetarian for over a decade, but I love creating recipes that are for everyone to enjoy.

On Build Your Bite® you can find recipes that will appeal to eaters of all kinds. You do not have to be vegetarian or vegan to enjoy these recipes! You can find everything from classic appetizers to dessert recipes, holiday favorites, meatless meals, protein snack recipes and more!

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I have three little boys, so lots of my recipes are picky eater tested and I am always coming up with new recipes that are not only delicious, but can be made quickly. I know how hard it can be to find time for cooking in your busy life!

My boys are a big inspiration for me to create recipes with extra fruits and veggies in them that actually taste delicious. I know how hard it can be to get your kids to eat a well rounded diet!

Here you will find a healthy mix of lightened up recipes, as well as classic favorites and must have comfort foods to feed your friends and family.

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I know what it is like to not know a lot about cooking, and try to make sure my recipe instructions are easy to follow and accessible for cooks of all expertise. If you ever have a question please comment and I will help in any way that I can!

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I love hearing feedback when you make my recipes! Whether it’s leaving a comment on the post or tagging me on instagram @buildyourbite and #buildyourbite, I would love to hear from you!

If you have any questions or just want to say hi, feel free to contact me at joy@buildyourbite.com

You can also follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!

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