Welcome to the Cheerful Choices Blog!


Hi there! My name is Mackenzie Burgess and I am a recent graduate at Colorado State University (woop woop!) with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science. I am working towards the career goal of becoming a registered dietitian. I absolutely love all things health, food, fitness, and art! This blog is dedicated to my “Chef Kenz” kitchen creations, nutrition philosophies, and creative art pieces.

Wondering about the idea behind the 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.

Head over to my blog to read more. Enjoy!

Teagan Grace Photography

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31