Valerie’s true passion is sharing her experience as a working mom of four to help other busy home cooks create simple but delicious meals. She launched Wholesome Made Easy in June of 2020 as a place where she and a team of talented food bloggers share recipes that take a lighter, healthier approach. Her recipes have been featured on Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Country Living, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, MSN, Shape Magazine and more. Valerie’s first cookbook The Foolproof Family Slow Cooker and Other One-Pot Solutions, was published in September of 2019.
Valerie is a native Californian and currently resides in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley with her husband Paul and their family of six. She is a lover of all animals but she is especially devoted to her two Boston Terrier pups, Bridget and Lexie. For more of Valerie’s family-friendly recipes visit Valerie’s Kitchen.
Lara Clevenger, MSH, RDN, CPT
Lara is a Ketogenic Dietitian Nutritionist and Keto Coach specializing in functional and integrative nutrition. She runs a virtual nutrition practice where she uses a food as medicine approach to heal you from the inside out. She attended Florida State University and The University of North Florida for her CADE undergraduate degree in nutrition. She completed her Master’s degree in Science of Nutrition from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville Florida.
You can find more from Lara at her travel and food blog LaraClevenger.com and her keto food blog The Keto Queens. She also co-owns a recipe development and food photography business, Fork and Lens Studio and is a Professional Bowler in the PWBA. Lara has a converted sprinter van where she loves to travel the United States with her two dogs.
Erica is a totally self-taught/Nana-taught home cook, photographer, and food stylist. Her German and Polish heritage has led her to some interesting food adventures. She specializes in creating recipes with an international fusion flare for a wide audience that includes everyone from millennials to empty nesters. Erica is an unforgiving foodie, nerd, and general goofball with an incurable wanderlust. Her love for food, life, photography, and her family are what motivated her to start her blog in 2014. Find more from Erica at The Crumby Kitchen.
Megan is a desert dwelling Arizona food and portrait photographer, wife and mom of 3 busy kids. She loves to cook and enjoys creating simple, healthy meals that keep her family and friends well fed, happy and coming back for more. Raising a child with a gluten intolerance has fueled her desire to create tasty, family-friendly gluten-free recipes.
Charlotte is a clean beauty advocate and photographer and loves feeding her family healthy meals with sinful treats sprinkled in along the way! She loves inspiring people to live a healthy, happy, creative family life. Find more from Charlotte at her blog All You Need is Brunch.