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Food Blogger Spotlight: Katie Unger of Yes, I Want Cake

Some bloggers are known for their inspiring recipes, others for their lovely photography, and still others for their charm and personality. Katie Unger of Yes, I Want Cake boasts all three.

I discovered Katie’s blog several years ago and have been following ever since for the healthy recipes, fitness inspiration, and female voice of reason. I now also get to follow her life as a stay-at-home mother to her toddler daughter, Adrienne.

I can always count on Katie for a pick-me-up as she always seems to be beaming with positivity, and I love herb blog for that. But she knows how to whip up a mean salad and chocolate cake, too.

I also love that Katie feeds her whole family healthfully and tastefully despite her husband’s hearty “meat and potatoes” style appetite, and while sticking to a mainly vegetarian diet herself.

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Katie about her blog and how she maintains a healthy lifestyle despite a busy schedule. Here’s what she had to say.

Why did you start your food blog? 

I started reading a few food blogs and then just decided…I could totally do this!

How would you describe your approach to eating?

I try to eat as many vegetables and fruits as possible. But I also really like bread and dessert. I try to strike a balance between those two categories, and luckily, my body is pretty good at telling me what it needs to be fed. I trust those eating instincts.

 Have you always had an interest in healthy eating or did it come later in life?

I grew up eating healthy food, so it’s pretty ingrained. There were a few years there in college where I drank too much beer and ate too much late-night ice cream, but I eventually came back around to a way of eating that makes me feel good.

What is your favorite (or a few of your favorites) food/ingredient to use in the kitchen?

Kale, butter, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, bananas – I could go on and on. I like to eat real food, so that’s what I cook with.

How has becoming a mother impacted the way you cook and eat?

I want to make sure my daughter sees me eating real food so that she is inclined to do the same. I grew up watching my mom use nutritional yeast, stirring her natural peanut butter, and making smoothies in the morning. I think becoming a mother just makes me more intentional about eating the right way, and then teaching my daughter to do the same.

Favorite recipe to date?

That’s the hardest question ever. Can I say it’s a tie between Blackberry Cream Cake and Pistachio Leek Muffins?

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Yes, of course you can, Katie. Anything for you and that adorable baby of yours.

Find out more about Katie, her daily doings and her delicious recipes by following her at Yes, I Want Cake. You simply won’t be left disappointed or uninspired.

Katie is the second in a series of spotlights on healthy food bloggers. Be sure to check back next Sunday to meet another healthy food blogger in our midst.

Also Read:

Food Blogger Spotlight: Sara Forte of The Sprouted Kitchen 

The 7 Habits of Healthy Kids [VIDEO] 

Kids Mimic Their Friends Eating Habits

February 17th, 2013

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