Welcome to the Cheerful Choices Blog!

Cheerful Choices is a food and nutrition blog by Mackenzie Burgess, a future dietitian. Featuring flexible recipes, health-related articles, and more.

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Mackenzie Burgess and I am the blogger behind “Cheerful Choices”. This food and nutrition blog is dedicated to my “Chef Kenz” kitchen creations and nutrition philosophies. A few things about me:

  • I am a recent graduate from Colorado State University with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science.
  • I am working towards the career goal of becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). I am currently a dietetic intern at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.
  • My recipes are focused on utilizing fresh produce, reducing food waste, and simplifying food. I like to provide readers with various recipe alterations to cater to different occasions, preferences, and ingredients already on hand (see more below!
Cheerful Choices is a food and nutrition blog by Mackenzie Burgess, a future dietitian. Featuring flexible recipes, health-related articles, and more.

Wondering about the idea behind the blog name “Cheerful Choices”? It’s two-fold, really.

  1. I believe in the idea of listening to your body and choosing foods that will both nourish you and fulfill your cravings. Think: sustainable + satisfying choices. Finding enjoyment in our food should be one of life’s great joys.
  2. My recipes are all about catering to your personal + dietary preferences and food already on hand. For example, my Quinoa Crunch Granola calls for nuts, seeds and add-ins of your choice. That means more items already in your kitchen + using more of the ingredients you know you love.
Cheerful Choices is a food and nutrition blog by Mackenzie Burgess, a future dietitian. Featuring flexible recipes, health-related articles, and more.

Head over to my blog to read more. Enjoy!

Cheerful Choices is a food and nutrition blog by Mackenzie Burgess, a future dietitian. Featuring flexible recipes, health-related articles, and more.
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“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

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