Welcome to Caitey Jay!
I’m Cait, the Holistic Nutritionist, Recipe Developer and Food Photographer behind Caity Jay. Welcome to my little piece of the Internet.
Here at Caitey Jay, you'll see that eating healthy isn't complicated. You'll find out firsthand that healthy habits can change your life. And you'll come to understand that food truly is medicine.
I started this blog for one reason: to share what I know with you. My goal is to help you make small (but mighty!) changes to your diet that will help you live a healthier, happier life. It all starts with easy to make, real ingredient recipes.
If that piqued your interest, then you’re in the right place. You’re ready to learn about holistic nutrition and how it can benefit you.
Holistic Nutrition (n):
The daily practice of nurturing your beautiful human body by eating ingredients as close to their natural state as possible. That means unrefined, unprocessed, organic and locally grown whole foods.
About The Recipes
As a holistic nutritionist, I focus on eating real, whole foods. I also avoid long ingredient lists and processed foods. My recipe collection follows the same eating philosophy. I design each recipe to nourish your body and fuel your mind.
All the recipes on this site are for the amateur cook looking for approachable, healthy meals. In other words, me several years ago. Fun fact: when I fell in love with Holistic Nutrition, I had no idea how to cook. Having never learned as a kid, I was truly awful.
At the time, I quickly realized that my new-found passion for wellness could only take me so far. To make long lasting healthy lifestyle changes, I knew that I needed to learn how to cook. And so, I did.
You know what I discovered? It's not that hard. You know what else I discovered? It doesn't have to take up all your time.
This blog has been my cooking school. Through it, I’ve learned to make a variety of nourishing, real food dishes that my body has thanked me for. I'm so thrilled to share these with you. While you won't walk away from here a Michelin Star Chef, I guarantee you'll walk away from here with healthy, tasty options that you can make every single day.
If you're someone who likes to learn, be sure to read the nutrition tips in each recipe. That's where I breakdown the health benefits of the meal you're about to eat.
I hope you stick around to enjoy the dishes I curate, create, and photograph. I hope even more that you’re inspired by my adventure and learn a thing or two about nutrition and cooking while you’re here. ♡
Educations & Credentials
First and foremost, I started off just like you guys. I didn’t go to University to be a dietician. I’m actually a Digital Marketer. I went to school for Marketing and Psychology, and followed that up with an MBA.
Several years ago, on the verge of turning thirty, I became wildly interested in food. In real food, to be precise. I’ve shared my journey below for those of you who are interested. But, long story short, it led me to the NutraPhoria School of Holistic Nutrition, where I went back to school to be a Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach.
To stay up to date , I love to read and listen to podcasts as much as I can. I'm a huge fan of the Mind Body Green podcast. And, I'm currently reading Genius Foods and Why We Sleep (both are excellent I might add!).
Through all of this education and a passion for continuous learning, I've reached a point where I feel pretty good about sharing my learnings with you. My hope is that they can help you make meaningful changes in your life too,
My health story
Several years ago, a persistent health problem led me to the naturopath, where I was prescribed a low-sugar diet. Like any good twenty-something, I had filled my decade with an abundance of wine, chocolate, and late-night pizza that left my immune system in disarray.
Truth be told, I didn’t believe that cutting my sugar intake would make any difference. Three months later, I was convinced otherwise. Not only did I kick my year-long health problem, but I also dropped weight and felt more in control of my emotions. That’s when I got hooked on nutrition.
The experience showed me first-hand how much of an impact our eating habits have on our physical and mental health. Being a chronic self-improver, I decided I needed to take this further. That’s when I signed up for the NutraPhoria School of Holistic Nutrition. And, now here I am today!
Get in touch
If you have questions or comments about my recipes or articles, please share them in the comment section of the post. If you have a general question, send me a note at [email protected] I love hearing from you! ♡