registered dietitian, dog mom,
world's pickiest eater

Hi there! I’m Kelsey, registered dietitian, recipe creator, and food photographer behind Kelsey & Cooper’s Kitchen. I share my passion for making healthy delicious with quick & easy recipes using simple swaps.

Being a relatively picky eater, I didn’t always love food. Pursuing a career in dietetics didn’t much sense, but I quickly fell in love with all aspects of nutrition, from physiology to teaching to cooking. 


My passion for nutrition helped me step outside my comfort zone and experience food in a different way – one that wasn’t, complicated, boring or restrictive.


It wasn’t long before I was trying new foods, making a mistake (or two) in the kitchen, and creating flavorful, healthier versions of my favorite meals. Through my journey of learning to LOVE food, I’ve become a nutrition expert who can help you.

It wasn’t until college that I became interested in nutrition. I had a strong passion for photography, writing, and public relations but wasn’t sure how to turn that creativity into a career.


Growing up, we rotated between our favorite five meals and bought the same foods each week – I love my mom’s pasta and meatballs, but no wonder I was a picky! It took fiver major changes and six-years of nutrition education for me to realize picky eating can be something positive that helps you transform your way to a healthier, happier life. 

It became a way to share my experience and help others experiment with recipes, experience flavors, and learn to enjoy food.


Prior to starting my business, I worked as a supermarket RD, providing nutrition education right in the grocery store.


Now with my own business, I work with individuals one-on-one to help nourish their lives through nutrition & cooking education. I also partner with like-minded food brands and organizations through recipe development, food photography, nutrition communications, and media work.

simple swaps

The recipes here are simple and designed with intention – to simplify your life in the kitchen and show you that eating healthy can be easy without compromising taste. 


Eat healthy, save time, and keep it delicious with  simple swapsa sensible way to eat the prioritize  ENJOYMENT of eating + REAL nourishing food. 


I’m so glad you’re here and can’t wait for you to get inspired to start cooking something nutritious!