Hey there, I’m Christy, a Professional Chef of 18 years, Certified Weight Management Specialist, Pilates Pro, Wife and Mom of one Son! In Culinary School I was known as the “Master of Seasoning” (hence my rave-reviewed Handcrafted Seasoning Blends line), and I do truly believe that healthy eating can be simple and delicious! No need for 100 step recipes (although I can totally create those) or wasting time on Pinterest, I’ve got you covered.
I was not always a healthy eater, not even close. When I graduated from Culinary School at The Art Institute of Phoenix I was working 4 jobs, and the last thing I wanted to do was go home and cook for myself, so I became a fast food queen. I lived on crappy food, Dr. Pepper and cigarettes. I was sooo busy that I just quite frankly didn’t care, I was in survival mode. Looking back now, all I can say is EWWW! Believe me, I get it. It eventually all caught up with me, as I constany was tired and felt horrible, so started doing what I knew how to do best, cook great food, but not just for hundreds of other people, for myself.
I actually became even more interested in Nutrition (certified through NCCPT) when I was told I needed to gain weight to get pregnant. The RN literally told me to do it eating “a ton of cheeseburgers and fries.” Um, no. I was not about to clog all my arteries to get pregnant. No way, no how! So, I researched and studied, and did it in a healthy way. I started creating even healthier, simpler recipes learned about fueling my body and good fats, carbs and protein, and I achieved my goal. Pilates (certified through Balanced Body) came as a bi-product of a ski accident as a way to rehab my knee. I fell in love with it, so I got Certified on the Reformer. Simple as that.
Listen, I understand how freaking hard and confusing healthy eating can be. It’s seriously hard to know who to trust or what to do, and that is why so many people just throw in the towel! My goal is to give you simple, delicious, healthy recipes and rock solid nutrition advice so we can help you cut though all the confusion and help you succeed!