Hello and Welcome to Hint of Wholesome!
I’m Kaitlin, and I have a passion for cooking and helping others lead happy, healthy lives. Being healthy does not mean giving up your favorite foods or going on strict diets. It means finding balance and being mindful of your decisions. In my opinion, there is always room for pizza and cupcakes in a healthy lifestyle! Of course, we can always add a healthy spin on some of our favorite foods, too.
I grew up in a foodie household. My mother is a caterer (and a talented one at that), and my grandfather is full fledged Italian (again I say, PIZZA). Our family vacations revolve around what restaurants we want to try. So naturally, I have a love for cooking [and eating] good food. However, I never planned on pursuing a career involving food. I grew up with the plan of becoming a veterinarian. In fact, that was the only plan. I went off to Colorado State University to get a bachelors degree in Equine Science. Four years later, I had decided that being a vet was no longer my dream. During my time at CSU, I developed a love for a healthy lifestyle. Through my own life transformation, I realized that I wanted to help others do the same.
So now what? With a degree in hand, and no actual plan, I had to take a hard look at my life. How could I blend my love for food and healthy living with a desire to help others? Becoming a dietitian of course! I completed my MPH in nutrition at the University of North Carolina – Chapel, and became a registered dietitian!
This blog is dedicated to delicious recipes and healthy lifestyle tips. I strongly believe in the concepts of intuitive eating and mindful eating. This lifestyle involves healthy eating, but allows for a little indulgence as well! On this blog, you will find numerous healthy recipes. You will also find cupcakes and cocktails. Why? Because they make me happy. And that is reason enough.
You may have noticed a portion of this blog titled “Ollie’s Corner.” In 2015, I became a full-fledged “dog mom” to Oliver, an adorable F1 standard golden doodle. Head on over to “Ollie’s Corner” to find dog-friendly recipes. If you think he is as adorable as I do, follow him on Instagram!
- I follow JESUS! That means I am called to love my God and to love others. The end!
- I have always loved horses, and still ride whenever I can!
- I LOVE to travel, and Italy will always be my favorite destination!
- My greatest dream came true when I got to kiss a dolphin.
- I love being active. I’m quite the gym rat, but there’s nothing I love more than hiking!
- One of my favorite possessions is my super rad kitchen aid mixer
- My dog Oliver [goldendoodle] is my best bud!
So there you have it! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the blog!