I am Jessica Romeo, Nutritionist/Chef and Owner of crazybusynutrition.com I am also a military wife and mother to 3 adventurous and active kids. As a Chef and Nutritionist with a degree in Culinary Arts and a B.S. in Nutrition Science, creating and cooking healthy and delicious food is my primary passion, followed by a love for fitness. When I am not spending time with my family outside being active, or in the kitchen cooking, you can find me in a spinning class or in the weight room.
One thing many people do not know about me is that I am formerly obese. On the brink of diabetes and heart disease at the age of 20, December 25th 2002, I stepped on the scale and read 242 pounds it was right then that I decided that life was too short to keep living this way. After years of bad food habits and lifestyle habits, I made a choice to change the path that I was headed on. By paying better attention to what I ate and going on walks with my husband and daughter, the weight came off quickly at first. After losing 20-30 pounds and hitting a plateau for awhile I decided to take things more seriously. I joined a gym and became active in step aerobics, running and lifting weights. While doing this I also started tracking my food and decided to try and make better food choices. I finally cut out soda and most sweets, this helped me to drop more body fat and gain muscle. The confidence I gained from these improvements in my health motivated me to go to culinary school so I could learn how to cook in such a way that food would be a tool to shape a healthy and better version of myself. By learning how to pick out the right foods, and determining the best way to cook them I learned how to turn such things as brussels sprouts and broccoli into delicious masterpieces. Developing a healthy relationship with food was key for changing my diet even further. By eliminating processed foods and instead filling my plate with lots of vegetables, meats, healthy fats, as well as a little fruit here and there, I started seeing more changes to my skin, muscle tone, and I even dropped additional body fat. I graduated Culinary school and hit my weight goal all in the same week in May of 2009. From here I decided to pursue my love for food even further, by way of Nutrition Science. Now not only am I able to make better food choices for myself, but I can also help others achieve their health goals. This has always been a passion of mine.
From a formerly obese wife and mother to a fit and happy Chef/Nutritionist, I now have energy to chase after my 3 active kids, cook ALL the time, hike the Grand Canyon with my husband, paddle board in the ocean, run away from a tiger if need be. Most of all I enjoy life again. Having the confidence to get up and live a life with purpose is what I have gained most out of this journey.
Yes of course! Have you seen the newest recipe? this might be something to take the place of the eggs in a nest recipe:
I apologize for that! I will go in and fix that. Add the vinegar to the dijon, and seasonings in the bowl. I hope you like it!
I am sorry about that! I went ahead and added that in to the step where you add the apples to the skillet.
Thats great to hear! So glad that you enjoyed the recipe(s) It is so nice to be able to enjoy good food, but also feel great too!
Are all fruits a problem? I think grapes would work well, or pears.
thats fantastic! I find that people that are not even on the plan still enjoy the foods just the same!
Sorry that was a mistake. The fat content is 0, the non-fat Greek yogurt does not count for any fat. I will make the edit on this thanks!
So glad that you like it too! I am a huge pumpkin fan 🙂
It's always a win when our family members like it too!
Yes I think the broth does help out in keeping the moisture in 🙂
Thats fantastic! I am glad that people enjoyed it 🙂 It is always wonderful when others like our healthy recipes!
So glad that you enjoyed it! and that your son wants to try it out 🙂
I am glad you liked it!
This is wonderful! I am so glad that you enjoyed it and your husband did as well! I find that people are often afraid that "healthy" food is going to be gross, but once they taste how good it can be they are much more open minded about it.
Patrice the almond flour is counted in the fat category. Between the egg and coconut oil as well as the almond flour in the recipe divided by 4 servings the whole recipe amounts to 1/4 of a fat serving (approximately) The overall calories are listed as well.
Yes! and this time of year it is nice to have an easy go-to crockpot meal that tastes good! I am glad you enjoyed it 🙂
I am so glad that you enjoyed it! Its a new favorite of mine 🙂
Best part of cooking, you can do whatever you like. Some like a little jalapeno for zestiness, others not so much, and yes of course it depends on the size of the onion. I guess I would clarify it as about 1-2 tbsp of diced onions.
I hope you ended up making it! Let me know what you thought 🙂
I am so glad you liked it!
It is a favorite in our home! I am glad you are liking it 🙂
I am glad you liked it! It is one of my favorites 🙂
Did you use the exact cut of roast? This makes a huge difference because if there is not adequate fat on the meat, the liquid and juiciness overall will be far less! I would add some beef stock next time if that helps otherwise.
Yes 1/2 cup I am sorry this was not written properly
It is about 1-1.5 cups worth, depending on if you adjusted any liquids. I usually divide the chili into 6 seperate (same size) serving containers to be accurate.
Its one of my favorites! I am glad you love it
I am so glad you guys are loving it!
You could keep it up to one week just fine 🙂
thats a great idea I love it ! I will have to try that myself
Sorry that you didn't care for the combination. You could try doing cottage cheese mixed with the tuna or you could just omit it all together.
Glad that you love it and yes goes perfect with green salads I agree 🙂
Yes I love this one as well! So glad that you are enjoying it 🙂
Always a win when the hubby loves it too! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
That sounds delicious I may have to try it 🙂 Glad you enjoy the dressing!
Yes this is one of our family favorites! it is the best 🙂 I am glad that you enjoy it!!!
Yes it is by far one of my favorite recipes! Keeps me out of the Starbucks line 🙂 I am glad that you like it!
Yes it is one of my go to favorite recipes! Glad you like it 🙂
Great idea! that probably makes it even better!!!
so glad that you love it!
The fat content in this is not that high, but the fat in this recipe is coming from the almond milk, and a tiny bit from the protein powder.
Yes Of course that would probably be pretty tasty actually! Just be sure to add the calories for it 🙂
So glad that you liked it!
I do love this one too! But yes I think you will enjoy the chocolate and strawberry too 🙂 It's nice to have options right? Thanks for the feedback!
I am so glad that you enjoyed the recipe!