Over the years, we’ve connected with so many amazing blogger moms. Many of these women wanted to know more about the food they feed their families and we wanted a way to empower them with information and continue the dialogue on healthy eating. We are all trying to communicate the same message: We’re invested in feeding our families in a healthy way, and in order to do so, we need to know what’s in the food we’re eating. As a result, the Yo-Getters ambassador group was born!
We wanted to get to know this passionate group of moms better so what better way than to highlight a new Yo-Getter each month! Our latest Yo-Getter under the spotlight is Amelia Winslow from Eating Made Easy.
Amelia is a nutritionist, foodie, and new mom who believes healthy eating should be fun and easy, not stressful or overwhelming. That’s why she started Eating Made Easy, a site that answers your food & nutrition questions and offers practical tips to make eating at home easier. Next time you feel confused about what to eat, where to shop, how to cook, or what to buy, head to Eating Made Easy to get Amelia’s trusted, science-based advice!
Chandra Carson: Thanks for joining me Amelia! Can you tell our readers a little about yourself and your family?
Amelia Winslow: I’m a nutritionist, self-taught chef, blogger at Eating Made Easy, wife of an elementary school PE teacher, Tyler, and mom of 1-year-old Lucy (still can’t believe she’s ONE!). We live in Hermosa Beach, CA, which is just about the best beach town on earth if you ask me
CC: Can you also describe your blog and what inspires your posts?
AW: Eating has become complicated, confusing, and overwhelming, which is the opposite of how I believe it should be. I started Eating Made Easy so that busy people would have a place to find reliable, science-based information about nutrition and practical tips that make healthy eating easier. Every time I sit down to do a post, my goal is to write about the topic in a way that will make my readers’ lives easier, healthier, and more enjoyable.
CC: What do you like to do when you’re not blogging?
AW: I love taking weekend walks with Tyler and Lucy, going to country music concerts, doing crossword puzzles, singing karaoke, and reading anything that will make me a little smarter.
CC: What are your favorite meals to cook?
AW: My go-to meal is always salad. There are so many different possibilities when it comes to salad, and with minimal effort you can have a healthy meal on the table in minutes. To make dinnertime salad preparation easier and faster, I buy pre-washed bagged greens, then add a protein source and whatever cooked grains, veggies, fruits, nuts, cheese, or fresh herbs I have on-hand. Some of my tastiest salads are born out of trying to use up what I have in the fridge.
CC: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
AW: I’ve been pondering this question since I could first form thoughts, and I’ve never been able to get it down to just one. So I have a top 3 that never waivers: sourdough bread with butter, Greek salad, and yogurt. Between those 3 foods I would be satisfied for life!
CC: Yum! And can you share any tips for getting kids to eat healthy?
AW: My biggest tip is very simple: don’t make food a big deal. If your kid won’t eat something, try again later. If your kid wants to eat the same thing over and over, let him. As long as you’re providing a healthy food environment at home, I think letting your children make choices about when, what, and how much they eat is the best way to encourage a long-term healthy relationship with food. And as much as possible, model good eating behavior by eating healthy yourself.
CC: So what are your top 3 organic food must-haves?
AW: Top 3 organic must-haves: Organic dairy, meat, and eggs. Because if I’m choosing to eat animals and animal products, I at least want to know that the animals were raised in a healthy, humane way that encourages sustainability. I buy other things organic whenever possible, but dairy, meat, and eggs are non-negotiable for me when eating at home.
CC: Name 5 items you never leave home without.
AW: Lucy (!!), sunglasses, a snack, my phone, and a little container of rainbow sprinkles- in case a vanilla ice cream opportunity arises
CC: What is your favorite Stonyfield product/flavor?
AW: Please don’t make me choose just one!! Ok, I think it’s a tie between Plain Oikos and Minty Chocolate Chip frozen yogurt.
CC: Thanks so much Amelia! And where can our readers follow you?