Hi y’all! I’m Alaine, wife, mom, Registered Dietitian and blogger here at My Texas Kitchen. My husband and I live with our three boys and Bluetick Coonhound in a small town in Central Texas.
Overview of My Texas Kitchen
I started this blog in May 2014 while studying Nutritional Sciences at Texas A&M University. As I started my professional career in Clinical Dietetics, I did not devote much time to blogging. I love the dietetics profession and was happily working and thriving as a Lead Clinical Dietitian at an inpatient hospital when my life suddenly changed. My healthy and active one-year old had two nearly back-to-back hospitalizations for unexpected issues. The second medical emergency was very traumatic and completely changed my priorities. I became a stay-at-home-mom shortly after. Later in the year, we welcomed our second baby boy.
Not long after being home, I realized I needed an outlet and started blogging more frequently. My goal for My Texas Kitchen is to help others by sharing family-approved recipes, balanced meal ideas and tips for busy families. I want my friends and family to avoid the traps of trending fad-diets, pricey quick fixes and false promises of wellness. I hope to be a source of evidenced-based nutrition information in a world of information overload.
What You Can Expect To Find on My Texas Kitchen
Many of the recipes I develop are ones created for my family. I follow a non-diet mentality when cooking for my family. I focus on providing balanced and nourishing meals, which I believe means nourishing the soul too. This means you will see some treats, baked goods and occasionally some traditional comfort food here. Due to a food allergy, we became a tree-nut free household in December 2017, so my recipes will not include any tree-nuts going forward. Most of the recipes are reflective of foods that are readily available to me in the small Central Texas town I call home.
I also enjoy developing recipes for other health concerns including heart-health and diabetes. If there is a certain topic or nutritional concern you would be interesting in seeing more of on My Texas Kitchen please contact me. My goal is to help others through this blog.
Blessings and good health,
Alaine M. RDN, LD