Hi, I’m Kalee. Meet my husband Luke, and our 3 kiddos. I’m a food lover, mom, Registered Dietitian, family chef, and devoted wife. I started The Crowded Table blog in 2015 as a way to share delicious, healthy recipes with others. Come along with us on adventures in cooking (and eating)!
So how did I get here?
My journey with cooking started in home economics class in high school, where I learned to make biscuits and gravy (among other things), and I realized how much fun cooking was. I started cooking more and more, and when I went to college at Saint Louis University, I originally was majoring in pre-med and planning to become a pediatrician. Once I figured out that I really wanted to PREVENT disease and health problems, and not just treat them after they happened, I switched my major to nutrition, and the rest is history. Fast forward a few years, and I graduated with a BS in Nutrition and was headed to Illinois State University where I completed a dietetic internship and Master’s program in Nutrition. I graduated in 2006, and have been working as a Registered Dietitian in the nutrition field ever since.
What type of recipes can you find at The Crowded Table?
My cooking style is simple: Easy, Healthy, and Balanced. I don’t like recipes with a bazillion ingredients, so I rarely make anything super complicated. I love to take traditional favorites and make them healthier by adding in some whole grains, reducing the fat and sugar, and adding in some extra fruit and/or veggies. I looooove food, so taste is really important to me. I won’t eat anything that doesn’t taste delicious, and you won’t see any recipes on this site that I don’t wholeheartedly love. Healthy eating to me means enjoying food, and eating a variety of foods. I never cut out a certain food or ingredient entirely, because I believe we can enjoy a variety of foods in moderation. Food is meant to be enjoyed and shared!
How can you contact me?
I’d love to hear your questions, comments, recipe ideas or feedback. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
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