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About Mason Woodruff and Kinda Healthy Recipes

Welcome to Kinda Healthy Recipes! This project started in 2014 while I was wrapping up a nutrition degree and starting a personal training business. At one point, this blog had over 150 articles about training and nutrition science.

It wasn’t until 2017 I figured out that I was much better at creating food-related content. Since then, it’s been all food, all recipes, all the way.

My niche has always been macro friendly, flexible dieting, or whatever you want to call unrestrictive eating. That’s why you’ll find macronutrient breakdowns for every recipe and why I coin some recipes healthy.

Healthy is a tricky word that can mean something different to everyone. Around here, healthy almost always refers to a lower calorie recipe. Those calories could be pulled from carbs like in my low carb jambalaya or garlic parmesan carrot fries. Or they could be pulled from fat like in my chicken breakfast sausage or ground chicken chorizo.

chicken breakfast sausage, low carb jambalaya, and carrot fries

You’ll find a wide range of macronutrient ratios in my recipes. This lower calorie approach gradually attracted WW (formerly Weight Watchers) members, so I’ve added Smart Points for every recipe. You can find my recipes on MyFitnessPal by searching “KH” or “Mason Woodruff” plus the recipe name.

As far as kitchen tools and cooking methods go, I have tons of recipes for the minimal cook. If you have good skillet and a sheet pan, you’ll find plenty of options, particularly in my ground beef recipes and ground chicken recipes categories.

Though I do love using tools like the Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot Duo Crisp that do pressure cooking, slow cooking, and air frying all-in-one. I’ve also enjoyed using the Traeger pellet grill in 2021.

air fryer chicken and brussels sprouts, air fryer pepperoni pizza, and pressure cooker pork tenderloin carnitas

The Other Folks at Kinda Healthy Media

Wrapping things up with a few fun facts about me, I was born and raised in the south and love all things comfort food and Tex-Mex. I have a beautiful wife, Vanessa, and the cutest Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Sir John. I turned 31 this year and love hip hop, dad jokes, and puns more than ever. We run a second blog together, With the Woodruffs, where you’ll find some not-so-kinda-healthy recipes and baked goods.

And that really sums things up quite nicely.

Popular Kinda Healthy Recipes

If you’re wondering where to start, here are 10 of my most popular recipes:

  1. Baked Chicken Tacos
  2. 50-Calorie Cheeseburger Bites
  3. High Protein Creamy Taco Soup
  4. Firecracker Ground Chicken
  5. 3-Ingredient Protein Powder Pancakes
  6. Oven Baked Beef Tacos
  7. Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken
  8. Loaded Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet
  9. Honey Sriracha Ground Chicken and Broccoli
  10. Air Fryer Adult Chicken Nuggets

Oh, and for whatever reason, over 180,000 people have decided to follow along on Instagram. Feel free to come over for the recipes and stick around for the puns and pick up lines (on my aforementioned wife, don’t worry).

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