I’m Courtney. I’d call myself a healthy food coach if it wasn’t SO incredibly dry and boring (and SO not me).
You can call me your go-to gal for all-around whole living badassery for busy moms that have been so busy to put themselves first, running low, I mean dragging themselves out of bed, longing for that cup of coffee to get ready to tackle their day. Or maybe still be carting around a little “extra” that they want to shave off and finally change how they eat for themselves and their family for good.
What I’m not:
- a nutritionist (there are enough of those around)
- a believer in wacko extremes or magic pills
- someone whose idea of a healthy lifestyle is sucking on green smoothies all day
- a mystical shaman promising overnight results
I believe that lasting changes take time (baby steps), and we should be role models for the health of our kids. And, that easy, healthy meals from locally-grown ingredients can combat even the pickiest eaters while fueling our bodies for optimal function and wellness.
I also believe that living and fueling a healthy lifestyle needs to be practical and fit into your crazy-busy day if you’re going to be successful at creating new habits and sticking to them.
‘Cause mucking around with complicated, expensive and not-always-yummy recipes? Ain’t NOBODY got time for that.
This chef mama really did wear army boots
Once upon a time, I was a Signal Officer in the US Army. When that ended, I found myself a stay-at home-mom. Suddenly, I was struggling weight and fitness issues (too much of one, not enough of the other), and juggling life with 5 small kids.
I discovered that by challenging the “Standard American Diet” and changing the way and what I ate, the weight seemed to melt away. Plus, I had TONS of energy and ZERO sugar cravings.
Figuring I couldn’t possibly be the only mom wrestling with real life and seeing amazing results from eating simple, whole foods, I refined my kitchen skills with formal French training at The International Culinary Center and Raw Food Fundamentals with Matthew Kenney Cuisine. To ensure what I was whipping up was nutritionally balanced as well as tasty, I studied nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Now? You could say I know a thing or two about health, nutrition, and making good food, fast.
The one thing I can guarantee? You sure as hell aren’t gonna be chomping on kale, sucking on celery or green smoothies all darn day (unless you want to). Oh did I say I also love to bake, and YES you can eat it to0!
And you’ll be back with more energy, a few pounds lighter, and a healthy foundation for your kids to emulate – in no time.