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Healthyish in a Hurry Serves Up Easy Recipes

By Published On: January 12th, 2024

We all have to eat, but after coming home from a long day at work, sometimes the idea of having to cook a full meal from scratch seems completely unbearable. Enter: Healthyish in a Hurry, a blog that serves up easy, seasonal, healthyish recipes for people who are short on time. 

The inspiration to start Healthyish in a Hurry came a couple of years ago after Chelsea Streifeneder’s mom got sick.

“When my mom got diagnosed, I started cooking as therapy,” Chelsea explained. She is also the owner of Body Be Well Pilates and said that prior to starting Healthyish in a Hurry, she always felt like the nutrition aspect was missing from her studios. 

In a bid to learn more about food, Chelsea got certified in holistic nutrition and began cooking more frequently for friends and family. “I turned a hobby into this business,” she said. “I come from a long line of amazing cooks and bakers, but it was something that I took for granted and never really tried to do.”

Services provided 

Chelsea offers one-on-one coaching, in addition to all of her recipes that are posted weekly to her Instagram account. 

“My main thing is that everything you do in the studio and in the kitchen should make your life better,” she emphasized.

“A lot of times in the studio when I’m teaching, we talk about different variations for Pilates movements so that it’s accessible for everyone,” she explained. “I would get so frustrated with cookbooks that had a bunch of ingredients and a lot of steps because I felt like it wasn’t accessible. I formulate all of my recipes with local and seasonal ingredients in mind, and the less steps and dishes needed, the better!”

Eating well doesn’t have to be difficult

For Chelsea, the most rewarding part about being in the business is being able to share easy recipes with her friends, family, and clients. 

“Being able to encourage people to cook and let them know that they don’t need to have fancy things to make a healthy, amazing meal is so important to me,” she said. 

Chelsea also champions the importance of shopping locally and seasonally. 

“In the Hudson Valley, we have so much available to us between the local farm stands and farmer’s markets. Visiting those places and shopping locally became part of the hobby for me and I really enjoy that aspect of it as well.” 

She also noted that eating well doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. “You don’t have to eat out of a box,” she asserts. “I don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands, so I use a lot of time-saving tips like making meals in the crockpot and utilizing pre-made foods like rotisserie chickens from the grocery store or bags of frozen vegetables.”

Looking ahead 

Going forward, she also plans to offer cooking classes. “It’s important to me that I let people know that they don’t have to be a chef or have crazy kitchen equipment to make amazing healthy(ish) meals.” 

She also plans on creating more recipes and is also currently in the process of writing a cookbook. 

To learn more about Healthyish in a Hurry and Chelsea Streifeneder, visit the Healthyish website here.