Hi! I’m Kaleigh. Welcome to my table!
I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist, wife, mama-to-be, extroverted introvert and lover of all things food and cooking. My food philosophy is simple: Eat what makes you feel good.
I’m here to empower you to sort through the nutrition noise and get back to the basics when it comes to food and cooking so you can feel your best and live your healthiest, happiest life without feeling overwhelmed or guilty about enjoying food. Here on Lively Table, you’ll find simple, nourishing, delicious, real-food recipes and no-BS nutrition tips to help you become confident in the kitchen, embrace your inner food lover, and redefine what healthy means to you.
If you’re confused about what to eat, which diet to follow, or how to prepare a healthy meal, you’ve come to the right place. If you feel guilty about eating, controlled by a diet or anxiety around food, it’s okay! I’ve been there too!
Cooking has always been such a joy in my life. All of my memories were made in the kitchen with family growing up. But food was not always my friend. I used to be controlled by overwhelming anxiety around food. Learning to have fun in the kitchen and make my own food from scratch was key in helping me resolve my anxieties around food and recover from an eating disorder. Learning to cook and explore my inner food lover (instead of hating it) brought so much freedom and helped me my reclaim my sense of adventure and happiness when it comes to food and eating, and ultimately empowered me to move on to pursue a full, unrestricted life.
If there’s one thing I know about nutrition, it’s that no person’s “healthy” looks the same. I’m not here to tell you what or how to eat. Only you get to define what feels best to you, whether it’s eating gluten-free or gluten-filled, vegetarian or omnivorous, filled with chia seeds or chia-free! Only you know what works best for your body. And you don’t have to be the best chef or know a lot about nutrition to be healthy.
I believe that food should be easy, fun and a way to bring people together, not a source of stress and anxiety. So stop “should-ing” yourself and join me at my table! I’ll help you gain confidence in your cooking, embrace your inner food-lover, and move on from the diet obsessions so you can move forward with the life you want to live!
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Who is Kaleigh?
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD, is a registered dietitian in Lubbock, Texas. She lives with her husband and 3 brittany spaniels. She loves all things coffee, wine and cookware. She hates laundry, small talk, and slow drivers. When she’s not in the kitchen, Kaleigh can be found curled up with a good book, practicing yoga, or binge-watching Netflix with her husband. Because balance.
Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas
Masters of Clinical Nutrition from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas
Dietetic Internship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas
Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian in Texas
Photos by Heather Rowland Photography.