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.
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 swaps, a 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!