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About Mason Woodruff and Kinda Healthy Recipes

Welcome to Kinda Healthy Recipes! This project started in 2014 after finishing my Bachelor of Science in nutrition and food science and working as an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

After publishing nearly 200 articles about training and nutrition science between 2014 and 2017, I realized I was much better at creating food-related content. Since then, it’s been all food, all recipes, all the way.

mason woodruff in a black shirt

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, and 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 with my ground beef and ground chicken recipes.

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

A Teacher at Heart

I hope to continue creating content beyond recipes to help educate about macro balanced food selection and other healthy eating hacks. Posts like my guides to making homemade ground chicken, high protein nuts, and keto potato substitutes are hopefully just the beginning.

In 2023, I started putting more of this instructional content in video form on my YouTube channel.

Let me know if you have any ideas for techniques or hacks you come across on my blog that could use a bit more explanation!

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, baked goods, and grilling content.

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. Air Fried Steak Bites
  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. My Best Protein Mac and Cheese
  9. Honey Sriracha Ground Chicken and Broccoli
  10. Air Fryer Adult Chicken Nuggets

Oh, and for some reason, over 210,000 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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