Hi, I’m Chelsea! Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Nashville, TN + 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 8 years as an RD, I’ve learned A LOT. And now, I’m excited to teach you all my tips and tricks!
Chelsea is an award-winning registered dietitian, recipe developer, and nutrition expert in Nashville, TN. She runs a virtual private practice and appears in various media outlets. She thrives in communicating food and nutrition information on camera and online. Her nutrition expertise has been featured in outlets like Eat This, Not That!, Reader’s Digest, Well + Good, CNN, MSN, and NBC News. As a dietitian, she helps working women plan and prep quick and easy meals on a budget.
With a diverse background encompassing clinical practice focused on heart health, outpatient nutrition counseling, and health coaching for a diabetes prevention program, Chelsea possesses a wealth of experience and expertise within the nutrition field. Her accomplishments include being honored as Nashville’s Young Dietitian of the Year and her role as a Unilever Agent of Change.
To obtain her education in nutrition, she completed a Dietetic Internship through the Coordinated Program at the University of Alabama and 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. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Additionally, she holds a Minor in Business from the University of Alabama.
In her free time, Chelsea loves spending time with her husband, family, and friends, traveling across the globe, hitting the pavement for a good run, and discovering delicious bites at new restaurants.
For the latest updates and, nutrition tips + recipes, connect with her on Instagram and Facebook @chelsealeblancrdn. She can’t wait to get to know you!