My name’s Kate (aka Salt, yes not technically a spice, BUT has been a nickname I have grown into). I created this blog about in 2015 and have been trying to keep up on the latest and greatest in nutrition as well as what’s happening in my world! So thanks to those of you have been following! It’s been a tough battle, so I decided to invite 5 of my best RD friends to join so we can provide even more material and variety! I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and foodie who loves to explore food through cooking, grocery shopping, trying new restaurants and taking pictures of literally everything I eat! I graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and completed my dietetic internship there as well, GO GREEN. I practice a flexible eating pattern that I think is realistic for most, and definitely NOT a diet I currently work in Nutrition Marketing at Kellogg Company in Battle Creek, MI. Although this is my day job, my thoughts on this blog are completely my own! If you are confused by the vast and complex food landscape of today’s society and have trouble deciding what’s right or wrong in the media, follow me! I will provide insight into grocery shopping, meal planning, recipes and science based facts about nutrition! Also follow me on Instagram for daily foodie updates PS I’m obsessed with Oreos
I’m Kristen, aka: Pepper – a dietitian who loves adventures! Although I work at The Ohio State University, I am true to my colors: GREEN & WHITE. I completed my undergraduate degree in dietetics at Michigan State University and my dietetic internship in combination with a master’s degree at Case Western Reserve University. Following my internship I worked abroad in Peru, providing nutrition education to native people while learning medical Spanish. My passion for culture, travel, and health has led me to some non-traditional experiences within the field of dietetics. On any given day, you will likely find me spending time outside: hiking, biking, camping, swimming, etc., all while making healthy, sustainable food choices to keep my energy up. I am so excited to share ideas, resources, and tips with you through this blog!
My name is Haley, but call me Vanilla… which makes complete sense because I never run out of energy! My background includes a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from The University of Dayton followed by completion of my Dietetic internship at Michigan State University. Along with being an RD I am a certified group fitness instructor and have specialized certs in Zumba & Turbo-Kick (but not Yoga because I’m too loud!) I work in the onsite fitness center for a corporation of over 1600 employees as part of their work-site wellness program. My day-to-day job includes managing the fitness center, teaching fitness classes (yes, I get paid to work-out), providing nutrition counseling, and developing company wide health initiatives. I have the luxury of wearing work-out clothes to work everyday, so it is a rarity to see me dressed up. However, I am a total girly girl with a love for the color pink, sparkles and anything with a bow. I am incredibly #blessed that I have been able to combine my passions for food and fitness and make a career out of it!
Ginger here, also known as Kaitlyn, the community dietitian. I like to describe myself as a Registered Dietitian who enjoys eating and cooking on a budget. I earned my bachelors from Michigan State University and completed the dietetic internship and master’s of nutrition from the University at Buffalo. Currently, I work for a grant funded public health initiative at Cornell Cooperative Extension and absolutely love working in Western New York. In addition, I provide nutrition education, grocery store tours and cooking demonstrations for collegiate athletes at UB. Believe it or not, but I used to be intimidated by every kitchen gadget out there! Once I decided to take the plunge and use a crockpot and attempt meal prep, I swear my life changed! Join me on my journey as I conquer educating the community, trying new recipes and attempting not to cut myself when using my spiralizer
My name is Hilarie (aka Cayenne), newest spice added to the mixture. I am a Registered Dietitian and total foodie – I’ll try any food at least once! I earned my bachelors from Michigan State University and completed my dietetic internship at the University of California Davis Medical Center emphasized in clinical and pediatric nutrition. Now back in Michigan, I currently work with pregnant women and infants in underserved communities. When I’m not working with families, I enjoy trying new recipes, being with family and friends, traveling and doing Crossfit. I also work for the gym giving insight to various individuals on weight management and sports performance. Through this I have learned valuable information on meal planning and healthy recipes, fad diets and food myths, as well as optimal nutrition for performance. I am excited to join these wonderful ladies and share my insight with you!