Recipes may be her specialty, but Maura – Mo “The Morselist” – Knowles offers talents beyond blending and baking as a longstanding VitaVibes blog contributor. Since 2013, Mo has developed nearly 300 dishes for Vitacost, combining her allergen-friendly cooking expertise with a passion for healthy living to create healthy snacks, meals and desserts that are safe, nutritious and utterly delicious!

Mo has her fingers on the pulse of the industry, using cutting-edge ingredients and techniques to spice things up for an audience who is hungry for the latest and greatest in good-for-you food. Her creative, innovative recipes are always a hit, regularly generating high numbers of comments, shares and “likes” on Vitacost social media channels. We can always count on Mo for unique ideas that get people excited about clean eating! 

A true joy to work with, Mo also is a dedicated professional who consistently delivers high-quality, outstanding work. She’s an asset to any team or organization, and her enthusiasm for what she does (and what she believes in!) is an inspiration to anyone lucky to know her.

– Rebecca Chopin
Senior Marketing Editor

Vitacost Testimonial

“For a second year now, Maura “The Morselist” Knowles hashosted and provided a Nutrition workshop to many youth and mentors in our BBBSLA program. Mentors sign up their“Littles,” specifically because their Little might be a pickyeater and can benefit from being exposed to nutritional information and tips and be hands on and try a rainbow assortment of vegetables. Maura is amazing at providing this interactive, informative and beneficial workshop that helps any individual be self-aware about their health and learn to make mindful choices that one can easily make every day.”

Celina Madrigal

Match Support Specialist-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles Testimonial

“Maura has taught two different Wellness Workshops at Marlborough and both were exceptionally well received by our employees! Maura’s unique ability to authentically connect with her audience in a meaningful way truly elevates her Health and Wellness workshops beyond just providing information to really helping employees achieve their wellness goals. Employees constantly remark that her workshops are highly effective and memorable.” – 

Derek J. Poirier
Manager of Human Resources
Marlborough School


I was in serious need for a diet, life style, de-stress tune up.

Mo took the time to listen to my “Life”. She analyzed my poor choices or habits causing the extra stress and suggested how to handle it as well as made me figure out, on my own, to pin point my poor diet choices, by analyzing my food diary- eye opening! We shared our thoughts together weekly and discussed what goals to set for next week.

She assists you to make better choices…soon I found myself subtly changing those bad habits and improving my well being with out making vast changes that I may forget or choose to ignore down the road- changing your lifestyle is not a quick fix.

I’m happy to say, from our first 3 weekly session’s, I picked up some great tips and easily sticking with them. It’s incredibly helpful to have a sounding board and Mo engages you whole-heartledy, you at your pace, to meet your goals! I highly recommend time with the Morselist!

Kiira J. Los Angeles, CA

My first instruction to Maura (Mo) in our coaching was NOT to be turned into a vegetarian.  I am a meat-a-saurus through and through.  She was so accommodating and encouraging.  I went from using artificial sweeteners and cream in my coffee every morning to using natural alternative sweeteners and no dairy!  I was so amazed at myself that I could do it.  Mo is so encouraging and nurturing.  

She doesn’t make you do anything that you don’t want to do.  You just have to be clear with yourself on your goals.  Changing your lifestyle isn’t easy, believe me, I know.  As previously stated, I am a meat and cheese guy through and through.  Mo found alternatives that are amazing!  Nothing worthwhile in this life is easy, but in the long term, you will appreciate what Mo does for you.  Stick to it, and don’t give up!

Joe Scalzo, NY

The Morselist has inspired me to think outside the box with cooking and eating. Her recipes are creative, clean, nutritious and morselicious!

Sean D., San Francisco, CA

Mo’s inspiration to integrate a healthy, positive attitude in to your life and carry it over in to how that is supported by what you eat has been an important factor in maintaining consistency in my diet and lifestyle!

Julie C., NYC

The number one thing I learned from this detox is as long as you prepare anything is possible.  Sunday has become my day to prepare for the week and it’s a healthy habit I have kept up. A quick and convenient tip for the future, pre-pack you’re your meals in recycled jars for the week. I also loved that Mo allowed wiggle room (her 85/15 rule) and her “topsy-turvy” substitutions within her program making it perfectly manageable for everyone with any type of schedule.

Colleen K.

If you’re ready to change your life, then Mo’s Group Detox plan is a great first step. There is so much information- especially misinformation- out there about diets, detox plans, and fasts. Mo cuts through all of that. This isn’t a gimicky plan, it’s a real plan that allows you to feel your best for 21 days- and beyond. That’s right, not only will you FEEL better on this plan, you will learn so much! Mo makes you understand the why behind her plans, recipes, and thoughts. Invaluable information for living your healthiest you. Plus, besides the community support- you receive 3 tele-classes from Mo, a value in itself! – Founder of Delicious Knowledge

Alex Caspero, R.D.

So this is cool – I am a total compulsive overeater (no, that’s not the cool part). Once I start, I can’t stop. Now yes, I could have eaten all of them, but I was able to stop at two morsels! So that tells me they don’t have all the nasty binge inducing stuff that most treats do, yet they taste like one AND they’re satisfying. What’s not to love?

Kelly Lester, C.E.O. Easy Lunch Boxes