Kasey Goins ~ A chocolate-loving Physician Assistant with a strong belief that food is medicine.
I am a full time Physician Assistant in Family Medicine and have a huge interest in nutrition and wellness. I believe that food is medicine and that what we consume can either hurt or heal our bodies. I love working with women who have (or have had) chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and autoimmune conditions and aim to help them find healing through healthy food.
Tips and Tricks for Cooking Healthy:
- Prepare in advance! I’m super busy and always on the go, so being prepared is key for not pining for the nearest drive thru or vending machine when hunger strikes! I recommend planning out your meals for the week. This way, you're purchasing healthy ingredients without creating waste.
- Wash & Cut: Plan time to wash and chop your vegetables right when you get home from shopping. You can also portion out meat (I like to portion chicken into 1 or 1 ½ pound freezer bags). These tips make mealtime a cinch!
- Slow & Low: The slow cooker is your best friend!
- Simple Snacks: For snacks, I like homemade granola bars, trail mix, or have fruit washed, cut and ready for snacking.
Favorite Graceland Fruit Products:
My husband and I love all of them, but particularly the No Sugar Added Dried Cranberries! And the organic blueberries, too! I add the cranberries to granola bars and salads, and often will make my husband a batch of peanut butter granola bars with dried blueberries. So good!
Instagram feed Kasey enjoys:
So many to pick from! I’m a sucker for the recipes that Tieghan Gerard (@HalfBakedHarvest) creates, and I can’t get enough of Jessica Merchant’s (@HowSweetEats) wittiness and creative food combinations! Also, Erin from @TheAlmondEater has the most stunning photos and cakes! I get my inspiration from so many places!
When not in the kitchens, you might find Kasey…
Probably at the gym, doing yoga, or in the kitchen! I also love visiting the farmer’s market and hanging out at the beach in the summer!
Second Act Career?
I would absolutely love to take my blog full time. I love the idea of working from home and making a living helping others improve their health.
Connect with Kasey:
Facebook: Well-Fed Soul