My Trip to Tulsa

welcome to Tulsa sign

How about we take a trip? A trip to explore a deeper meaning of ourselves and the beauty that surrounds us, whether near or far. How about we go to a place where we’ve never been before? Like an unfamiliar place, so that we are forced to be outside of our comfort zone. After all, on the other side of our comfort, is a place of growth and opportunity. Where is your destination?

For me, my destination was Tulsa, Oklahoma. The second largest city in the state of Oklahoma, and the 47th most populous city in the United States. With these metrics in place, Tulsa is known as the world’s largest small town; and formerly known as the oil capital of the world. Surpassing my expectations of this beautiful and underrated city, I was able to go far beyond my level of comfort and spend the past few months here. During that time, not only was I able to explore a deeper level of self, but I was also able to delve into its food, culture and attractions, as well as finalize the details of our nutrition programs and packages that we now offer to our new clients.

Philbrook museum

Nutrition Programs & Packages

Now, let’s get right into it. As previously mentioned, sometimes we need to break from our comfort zone in order to allow growth and opportunity to enter into our lives. For me, by traveling to, and extending my stay in, Tulsa, my mind was able to be placed in just the right creative space to be innovative and push the mission of Nelnutrition forward.

As a result, I was able to develop several profound nutrition packages that are geared towards mindfulness, self-care, and holism, to name a few. These packages range from a very achieving 30 days, to a comprehensive and interactive 6 month program. In between, we offer 60 and 90 day programs. Don’t know where to start? As mentioned in our Change and Goal Setting blog, you can always start small (30 days) and build your way up (6 months).

Schedule your FREE Discovery Call to learn more about our programs and packages, and for us to discuss your overall health and fitness goals!


Ready to talk about some good eats? For those of us who identify as plant-based, we know how hard it can be to find good eats in new places that meet our dietary lifestyle. That’s why I always make it my business to find local restaurants with good plant-based options and share them with the plant-based community (don’t worry, I got you!).

So, to put in geographical perspective, the state of Oklahoma is right above Texas. That being said, what is one of the first things that come to mind when you think of food in Texas? BBQ and deep fried, maybe? That’s exactly right- deep fried everything, and BBQ beef, BBQ brisket, BBQ pork, BBQ chicken, BBQ steak… the BBQ list goes on and on and on (literally).

Now, Oklahoma, to a certain degree, is no different. So, needless to say, you can imagine how difficult it could have been for me to find restaurants that catered to my dietary lifestyle. Luckily, however, we are in the year 2022, and the growing demand for plant-based options has forced restaurants to better accommodate our health conscious lifestyle. This is a win in my book!

Below is a quick list of 10 restaurants in Tulsa where I thoroughly enjoyed their plant-based food options, ambiance, and customer service:

  1. India Palace
  2. Yokozuna Sushi
  3. Pure Food and Juice
  4. Ksero Grill
  5. Mondo’s Italian Restaurant
  6. Sisserou’s Caribbean Restaurant
  7. Neighborhood Jam
  8. Waterfront Grill
  9. Tropical Restaurant & Bar
  10. The Vault Restaurant

Check them out!


No offense to any natives of Oklahoma, but prior to traveling to the area, I had absolutely no desire to visit. Much less spend several months in the city of Tulsa. However, to my surprise, it was one of the best travel decisions that I’ve made, especially after seeing the hidden beauties of this city, which many of us, here on the east coast don’t often get to see.

Here’s a few:

  1. Greenwood Rising Black Wall St. History Center
  2. The Gathering Place
  3. Turkey Mountain
  4. Tulsa Botanic Garden
  5. Greenwood District
  6. Philbrook Museum
  7. Route 66
  8. Ahha
  9. The Center of the Universe
  10. Skiatook Lake (Honorable Mention)

So remember, the next time you feel as though you need growth and opportunity in your life, consider stepping outside of your comfort zone to find it. I learned it best by going to an unknown city and state, where I knew absolutely no one. By the time I left, I had met new people, joined a flag football team, visited the surrounding states and major cities for the first time, and most importantly, grew as an individual- mentally, physically, and spiritually. Now that you’ve heard about my trip, where will yours be?