About Me

Welcome! My name is Alex Evink, Registered Dietitian (RD) and moderately messy mom of two girls. 

I have a Master’s degree in nutrition with over 12 years of experience. I am all about evidence-based research, with a little personal experience mixed in.

I have worked on and off over the past 5 years, so some of my content is geared towards stay-at-home moms. 

Most of the time, I am cooking on the fly with no plan except to make sure it’s a healthy, well-balanced meal.

Therefore, most of the recipes on this site are not complex or sophisticated. I do try to think of the nutritional information prior to creating a recipe – like trying to get the ideal amount of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and more!

A mother and her two girls standing beside a truck.

The Idea Behind Moderately Messy

Moderately messy is a subjective term – where my version might be different from yours. Essentially, it just means we’re always striving for more balance amidst the chaos – however we can.

It doesn’t mean neglecting responsibilities, but rather finding a more balanced and sustainable approach to motherhood.

Balance, for me, is keeping a clutter-free home (except the playroom) most days, and trying to fit in a convenient, at-home workout whenever or however I can. I aim to cook 5 home-cooked meals a week – the other 2 days are usually spent indulging with family or friends.

I am also a notorious klutz and the butt of many family jokes – I make messes wherever I go (but I always clean them up).

My kids don’t always eat their vegetables, and I sometimes use candy to prioritize chores and self-care. 

I’m a firm believer that moms should make more time for themselves and their self-care! Self-care isn’t selfish – it just makes us better moms. 

My Mission

I hope to inspire other moms to find ways to prioritize their health through relatable nutrition, fitness and motherhood content.

Put yourself first a little more, and join me in embracing your version of moderately messy! It’s all about finding a balance that works for you and your family – because perfection just isn’t possible or realistic.