My name is Kelly Brown, I’m a Health Coach and mother of three, and I help parents feel confident, capable, and proud of what they’re feeding their families.
A few years ago, I quit my job at Google.
At the time, I wanted to feed my family good, healthy food but felt my hours and travel schedule were at odds with my desire to do so. I was confused about what to eat and overwhelmed by conflicting opinions. I knew there had to be a better way so I took a leap of faith, left my job and returned to school to study nutrition.
After attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I realized that while there is a lot of conflicting information, almost all experts agree on two things:
Cooking at home is better for us than eating out.
Real foods are better for us than processed items. In other words fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and high-quality proteins are better for us than things that come out of boxes and bags.
Both of these things give us more control over what we’re eating and allow us to make better choices.
But cooking and eating real food are two things easier said than done. Our work follows us home, we have picky eaters, and soccer practice. We try to plan ahead but plans change.
Also, as the Hamburger Helper generation, a lot of us didn’t grow up cooking. As a result, we haven’t developed the instincts that allow us to cook easily which means we rely on recipes. But recipes require planning and brain power. And there’s nothing worse than trying to read a recipe off our phones at the end of a long day!
What we need is a new way to think about food that matches our lives now. It needs to be fast because our lives are full, flexible because our plans change, and simple because our days are complex.
I started out looking for a way to feed my own family and ended up creating Real Food House to share what I’ve learned along the way.
My goal is to build your confidence and inspire you to cook more often. I want you to feel capable and excited. I want you to enjoy mealtime.
Most of all, as a mom, all I want is for my children to thrive - and I’m sure that’s what you want too - so if I can give you the tools to help your family thrive, that’s exactly what I’m here to do.