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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 pasta carbonara, low carb jambalaya, or garlic parmesan carrot fries. Or they could be pulled from fat like in my chicken breakfast sausage or ricotta and beef cannelloni.

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.

As far as kitchen tools and cooking methods go, I don’t get too crazy. If you have a stovetop range and oven, you’ll be able to make nearly every recipe on my blog. And in recipes like my sweet chili air fryer chicken and brussels sprouts, air fryer pepperoni pizza, pressure cooker pork tenderloin carnitas, and Ninja Foodi pulled pork, I do my best to include modification notes for traditional cooking methods. 

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 fiancé and the goodest good Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Sir John. I’m almost 29 years into life and love hip hop, dad jokes, and puns more than ever. 

And that really sums things up quite nicely. 

The Kinda Healthy Recipes Top 10

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. 3-Ingredient Protein Powder Pancakes
  5. Oven Baked Beef Tacos
  6. Pan Fried Naked Chicken Tenders
  7. Loaded Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet
  8. Sticky Sweet Ground Beef and Broccoli
  9. Cast Iron Pizza with Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough
  10. Copycat Wingstop Fries

Oh, and for whatever reason, over 150,000 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 fiancé, don’t worry).  


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