Zen & Spice | Dallas Dietitian Nutritionist | Food Photographer
Growing up in McKinney, Texas with my parents, younger sister, and brother, I was fortunate to be surrounded by a family that prioritized sitting down together for dinner and exploring a wide range of culinary delights. From an early age, I was fascinated by the process of cooking, often helping my parents and grandparents in the kitchen and experimenting with new recipes. These experiences instilled in me a deep passion for good nutrition and healthy eating that only grew stronger as I got older.
During my high school years, I worked part-time at a supplement store where I was able to educate customers about the many benefits of vitamins and supplements. However, it was my desire to help people improve their lives with healthy eating that eventually led me to pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Now, as a seasoned nutrition professional, I am dedicated to empowering individuals to take charge of their health and wellbeing by learning to cook and eat healthfully. My upbringing and professional experience have given me a unique perspective on the power of good nutrition, and I am passionate about sharing my knowledge with others. Whether you're looking to cook more at home, eat more mindfully, or simply improve your overall health and wellness, I am here to help you achieve your goals.
Emily Weeks, RDN, LD is an esteemed nutrition and culinary communications expert based in Dallas, Texas. With a passion for promoting a healthy relationship with food, Emily advocates for cooking more at home and embracing mindfulness to achieve true nourishment and happiness. Her work is centered around empowering individuals to take charge of their health and wellbeing by learning to cook and eat healthfully, with an emphasis on intuitive eating and mindful movement.
As a celebrated author, Emily has published two cookbooks: Kindred Table (2020) and The Everything Easy Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook (2022). Her expertise has been sought after by prominent media outlets such as Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post, and she was recently awarded the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2016 Media Award.
Emily partners with like-minded food brands and organizations on recipe development, food photography, nutrition communications, and media spokesperson work. Her culinary skills have won her numerous accolades and awards, including several recipe competitions and blog awards.
Emily is a distinguished alumna of Texas Woman’s University, where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. She completed her dietetic internship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Emily currently resides in Wylie, Texas with her husband, children, and schnoodle dog, Link. Follow along for delicious, easy-to-follow recipes and simple strategies to embrace mindful, intuitive eating and cooking.