I believe food is meant to nourish the body and soul- and that food that feels good shouldn't sacrifice flavor. In my decade as a chef, culinary instructor and health coach, I've fallen in love with helping home cooks and foodies alike learn to love cooking and eating real food (with a healthy side of balance) and take the stress out of getting dinner on the table.
I used to have a pretty complicated relationship with food. I spent my teens and early twenties jumping from diet to diet, trying to find the magic formula that would make me feel good, look good and enjoy my life... you probably know how the story ends- I never did find that magic formula, but what I did find was balance.
After struggling for many years with digestive struggles and hormone imbalances, I know the power of real food to nourish and heal- but I also believe life is meant to be lived and food is a powerful connector- to our family, our community and ourselves.
I get to develop recipes and teach cooking classes to women all over the world- I can't imagine a cooler job!
Launched the Healthy Balanced Mama Podcast
Started Healthy Mama Kris
Became a mama when we welcomed our first baby girl, Sage (Wren came in 2017)
Started my first business as a personal chef and cooking instructor
Studied holistic nutrition + became a certified culinary nutritionist
Graduated culinary school (and got married in the same year!)
I started my first food blog- it was called 'Kristin's Nibbles'!
Eating well shouldn't feel stressful or complicated- I'm here to help you uncomplicate cooking and enjoy delicious healthy(ish) meals every day of the week.
I've worked in kitchens big and small as a personal chef and line cook (and even spent two summers in the galley of a tall ship!) but my real love is sharing practical tips for becoming a more efficient home cook, infusing healthy food with tons of flavor, teaching meal planning and meal prepping in a way that's flexible and realistic- and having fun in the kitchen along the way!
I believe good food brings families together- and the core of my mission with Healthy Mama Kris is to help you love cooking meals for your family as much as I do, embark on a culinary adventure of new flavors and cuisines and feel confident in cooking feel good food for your family (almost) every day.
Beach Read, Untamed, Little Women, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Grey's Anatomy, Gilmore Girls and Schitt's Creek
Green smoothies, running sneakers, my husband's chocolate chip cookies, a fun book (and pizza)