Hi, I’m Chelsea! Nashville based, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and fellow food lover with years of experience helping people just like you create simple and nutritious meals. I grew up in a family of eight where budget friendly meal planning was essential. My parents were PROS at getting balanced, tasty meals on the table and I learned many tips and tricks from them. After I graduated from college and started cooking on my own, I realized three things: 1. Groceries can be expensive. 2. Most recipes serve way more than one person. 3. Food goes bad really fast- especially when only 1-2 people are eating it.
I was spending way too much money on groceries and throwing away food that was going bad before I could eat it. As a recent college grad, living in a brand new city, I was ball’n on a budget. Something had to give!
I started meal planning, recipe testing, and searching for methods to prepare and store food so I could stop wasting groceries.
Over the past 7 years as an RD, I’ve learned A LOT. And now, I’m excited to teach you all my tips and tricks!
I’ve worked in the hospital setting helping patients manage chronic diseases, worked as a health coach for a diabetes prevention program, worked with one on one clients, and developed countless recipes. Some have even been featured in online publications like Reader Digest and Eat this Not That. I love sharing my recipes and nutrition knowledge through group classes, cooking demos, social media and media segments. In addition to sharing these recipes on my blog and social accounts, I serve as a recipe developer to food- and nutrition- focused brands helping to create effective media messaging and recipes. I am proud to have served as a 2019 Unilever Agent of Change and was recognized as the 2019-2020 Nashville Young Dietitian of the Year. I am a member of the Junior League of Nashville and have served on the Board for both the Tennessee Dietetic Association and Nashville Dietetic Association. To obtain my education in nutrition, I completed my Dietetic Internship through the Coordinated Program at the University of Alabama and my Didactic Program in Dietetics at The University of Alabama. Becoming an RDN requires the completion of 1,000 supervised practice hours and the passing of the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s dietetic registration exam. To maintain the RDN credential, a registered dietitian must complete 75 continuing-education hours every five years. I’m a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Additionally, I hold a Minor in Business from the University of Alabama.
My husband, Kevin and I live in Nashville, Tennessee and love trying new restaurants around town. My favorite food is a hot fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream and warm toffee syrup. I know.. very specific lol!
I can’t wait to get to know you!