Hi, I’m April! I’m a Registered Dietitian, food lover, chef and health enthusiast.

Welcome to The Thin Kitchen, a blog that delivers engaging, colorful content aimed at both weight loss and providing healthy recipes and dietitian tips! My primary goal is to help you live a more happy & healthy life.  Most of my recipes are gluten-free and use anti-inflammatory foods to help improve your energy levels and boost your metabolism.

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I grew up in Orange County and currently live in Newport Beach with my miniature Australian Shepard named Lucy.  I run a Dietitian Private Practice in Newport Beach, helping people prevent disease and reach a healthy weight through food. I also provide Personal Chef Services and healthy meal programs to clients in the Orange County Area.

Growing up in Orange County, I have always felt the pressure to be thin. However, after years of misunderstanding nutrition, making diet mistakes, and struggling with food and body image as well as weight fluctuation, I made an important realization: feeling good about yourself doesn’t come from your weight, it comes from the way you treat yourself.

The information and tips that I’ll provide you are a direct reflection of what’s in my kitchen, and of how I live my own life. I hope that my recipes and posts inspire you to continue on a path toward your healthiest, fittest, happiest you.

Please feel free to comment on my posts, or send me questions as they come up. I look forward to connecting with you all.

april sitting on counter 6 laughing black and white

Why I LOVE blogging:

1. Learning about food, cooking and photography.

{Favorite cookbooks: Oh She Glows (vegan) , Against All Grain (Paleo), Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients, Giada’s Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets}

2. Sharing my favorite healthy recipes with you!

3. Helping others create their own food blog.

4. Sharing my Personal Chef Services with others who want to get healthy!


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72 thoughts on “About

  1. Your blog is beautifulllll!!!! :) I’m gonna go creep more now haha

  2. Hi April, Thank you for stopping by my blog and I’m glad you liked my post because it has brought me to your website which looks amazing, and I look forward to exploring it further! :)

  3. Yana! I am glad you like it!!!!

  4. Hi April, you have a lovely blog with both beautiful photos and delicious food! I’m so glad you wandered over to my site, helping me find yours. Don’t mind me as I browse through your past post…I’ll be looking forward to your future ones as well!

  5. Hi April,

    Thank you so much for the recent blog follow. It led me to your interesting and informative blog, which I am now following.

    As an avid exerciser, who tries to also eat healthy, I am especially interested in your blog.

    I am looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    Happy blogging :)


  6. Hi April. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog looks delish with some wonderful recipes. Lucy is very cute, I have an Australian Silky called Ruby, she is similar to lucy but long haired. I am looking forward to seeing more of your posts :)x

  7. Hi April, what a great, clean looking, bright and inspiring blog! I am very glad that you stopped by mine, took the time to read it, and are also following it. I’m especially looking forward to reading more from you and especially your recipes. Thank you!

  8. Hi April, your blog is inspiring and beautiful. Thanks for popping over to mine too. I look forward to following you. Happy Cooking!

  9. I love your approach and your philosophy! I can’t wait to read more of your posts :-)

  10. Nice to meet you, April! Thanks for finding my blog. I’ll enjoy following yours, too.

  11. Thanks for stopping by on my blog! Yours is really nice too! Especially since it is a local blog to the OC!

  12. Hey sweet lady! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!!! I would LOVE to collaborate with you on some fun food and health posts!!!! Let me know if you are interested and we can brain storm together!!

    ~ Jillian

  13. Lovely and inspiring blog!

  14. Hi April. thanks for following my blog. It lead me to yours and I like what I see. It’s a lovely blog with a great motive. Looking forward to your posts as I check out your old ones…

  15. Hi April, thanks for following my blog. Yours looks amazing, and will certainly be a great go-to for some delicious, lighter recipes. Love Newport beach btw. I live in the UK, but stopped at Newport beach last year on a travelling holiday around California. I have relatives near Laguna Beach, so I love the great excuse to visit the Newport beach and Huntington beach area :-)

  16. Hi April and Lucy! So glad to have found you two on the blogosphere! *hugs* –Patty and Bailey! :D

  17. April thank you for the follow and I look forward to doing the same! Great blog and loved your “about me”! Blessings~ Belle


  18. Thanks for following us! Really love the look of your blog! Alex :)

  19. Nice blog April, it’s very healthy and delicious :)

  20. Thank you so much April! I look forward to following you to!

  21. I aspire to have a blog as beautiful as yours! Great content

  22. Hi April! Thank you for visiting my “Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen” blog. So very happy to discover your blog too and look forward to staying in touch!! : )

  23. April- thanks for following my blog! I look forward to following yours as well!

  24. Hi April, thanks so much for your sweet comment and for following Beckster’s Laboratory! Your blog looks great and recipes look delish!

  25. Hi April, thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad I found your blog :) I find it amazing that you are a dietitian and have your own practice too- many in my degree are planning to pursue a similar career. Looking forward to your posts :)

  26. Your blog looks so professional! Like it so much!

  27. Hey April. I really enjoy reading your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster award! Please follow the link to my blog to get it :) http://theoriginalwanderlusthippie.wordpress.com/ xxx

    • Thank you girl!!!! Wow I appreciate your acknowledgement, I love blogging and it feels good to know that people enjoy what I do :)
      I will need to read the “rules”!

  28. Thanks for following my blog April! I hope to learn some new recipes from you as well! Your blog is brilliant!

  29. Thanks for the follow dear! So glad you found me cause that led me here to your wonderful blog :) Looking forward to exploring your old and new posts. That glazed salmon has me salivating over here…such a weak newbie vegetarian haha.

  30. Your blog and photography is beautiful! Gah, teach me your ways woman ;-) Seems like we’ll be testing each others recipes often, as yours look too good to pass up!

    – Haley

  31. Gorgeous blog! I can’t wait to try your Miso Salmon & Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding!

  32. Congratulations…you’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award! Participation is purely optional. If you’re interested here is the link you need to view the rules: http://feastingwithfriendsblog.com/2014/05/04/shout-out-sunday-an-embarrassment-of-riches-part-2/

  33. Hello April! Thanks so much for checking out my blog and for the follow too :) your recipes look amazing as well, and can’t wait to see more of your blog! :)

  34. April, your blog + mission is beautiful! Love it, great work!

  35. Thanks for the follow…I am looking forward to seeing your new posts and scanning through your blog. Also want to try the vanilla chia seed pudding YUM!! Tina

  36. Thanks for dropping by, looking forward to seeing more from you and browsing through some old recipes!

  37. Congratulations April!
    I am so proud of you! Everything looks great and so professional. I wish you lots of success! Love, Veronica

  38. Thanks for visiting my blog; and for bringing me to yours. It’s been fun exploring some of your lovely recipes, and I’m looking forward to seeing more.

  39. Hi there! I adore your blog!!! Therefore, I am nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award. In order to accept this award, you must follow the rules on the Versatile Blogger Website. http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/
    Of course, you don’t have to accept if you don’t want. Look forward to reading more of your posts!

    (www.alittlesliceoftheheavens.com )

  40. April, I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. Here’s the link:


  41. I’m so glad that you found me–I love your blog and will start cooking from it soon!

  42. I absolutely adore your blog! & you deserve yet another Liebster Award. Keep up the beautiful work :)

  43. Love your site! I want that kitchen in your header too! I am glad you found me as you have led me to an amazing blog and your website is inspiring me to do something with my nutritionist studies!

  44. Hi April,
    Beautiful blog! I have a family member with anti inflammatory diseases and I think she will find this very valuable. Keep up the great work! Us RD’s gotta stick together and support each other, hee hee.

  45. Hi April, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I love that you are trying to help others eat more healthy with your blog. I try to eat healthy most of the time with treats thrown in here and there!:) I look forward to seeing your recipes!

  46. Thank you for stopping by my blog and the follow. Your looks very interesting, I will have to check it out. I am always looking for vegetarian recipes to try and add to our weekly menu.

  47. Hey April – your blog looks fab and I can’t wait to discover more, and also to do some work with you soon!

    Heidi x


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