Dietitian Cassie | RD, LD
Owner/Lead Dietitian Coach
Cassie is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian, #1 International Best Selling Author and the founder of DietitianCassie.com and HealthySimpleLife.com. Cassie has built a following of loyal fans by helping people with the root causes of their health issues—especially ones that healthcare practitioners often overlook. Her education based on calorie counting, low-fat diets and packaged food never made sense to her and when it wasn’t working, she ventured out to find a better solution. In her quest, she overcame her personal sugar addiction and weight gain while feeling more energetic than she had in her entire life.
Cassie started Dietitian Cassie® with the vision of making this world a healthier place by spreading nutritional truth and busting outdated theories and myths. As she met more and more people who needed help in overcoming health hurdles, she found a need to add to her team, thus Healthy Simple Life was born! Virtually every major media outlet—including CBS, ABC, WCCO, FOX News, Twin Cities Live television, CNN, TIME, Parade, Cosmopolitan, SELF, SHAPE and The Huffington Post—has covered Cassie’s quest to debunk the lies and spread the truth about the food we eat.
- Cassie was captain of the gymnastics and golf teams in high school
- Cassie likes to post pictures of her puppy even more than food
Emily Meade | RD, LD
Emily is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian with a passion for real food and maintaining a balanced lifestyle. She knows that having balance in her life is multifaceted, including: good nutrition, regular physical activity, getting enough sleep at night, managing stress, and investing into meaningful relationships with family and friends. Coming from her traditional schooling in nutrition and working in healthcare, Emily knew there was so much more to helping people navigate through food and nutrition than dieting. As Emily adapted the Healthy Simple Life philosophies and the PFC way of eating into her own life, the more frustrated she became with conventional nutrition. Emily personally experienced how the power of real food and lifestyle modifications transformed her own life from the inside out, which makes her even more excited to help her clients reach their goals. Emily’s joy and excitement for life is evident and contagious. At Healthy Simple Life, it is Emily’s deepest desire to guide you through an individualized approach to healing your bodies from within, in order to live the most vibrant life you can!
- Emily spent a year after high school doing global mission work in Thailand and India
- Emily loves spending time in the kitchen: whether it’s trying a new recipe, learning cooking tips from her grandmother, or blending up a concoction in her Vitamix
Kaely McDougall | MS, RD, NASM-CPT
Kaely is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology. Kaely enjoys guiding others to become their healthiest, best selves—a process that took her many years, degrees and lots of research to find herself. The health and nutrition world is extremely confusing and sometimes downright misleading; Kaely successfully helps her clients navigate through the dizzying array of misinformation to find the evidence-based truth of real, nourishing food…and plow through the non-food factors that can block weight loss and health, too.
Through Kaely’s experience, she has found that for many people, the main reason why they are not successful in reaching their health goals is not their diet. Kaely enters each client session with eagerness and excitement to problem solve. She goes through every detail with a fine-toothed comb and help them identify their weight loss barriers and construct an individualized plan for them to overcome them; helping them achieve long-term success and freedom from short-term restrictive diets. Her promise is to be a supportive and encouraging coach for her clients on their journey toward building a positive, healthy relationship with food and with themselves. Your health and happiness is out there—let’s start reaching for it today!
- Kaely has lived in six different states (compliments of being in a military family + the long process to become a dietitian!)
- Kaely likes to stay active with beach runs, hikes, crossfit and yoga
Kelly Schmidt | RD, LD
Kelly is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian, Author and a real food wellness advocate. On Kelly’s journey, she did not initially seek out nutrition… it came to her. In 1991 she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and she quickly learned the power of, “food is thy medicine.” She has an indistinguishable passion for no-nonsense nutrition as she was fed unsound advice most of her life.
Kelly came to Healthy Simple Life from her private practice of four years where she helped hundreds of people with counseling, touring grocery stores, wellness programs, speaking engagements and more.
Kelly gets it. She has had her own health struggles, including weight and nutrition confusion… after all, her childhood nickname was Stubbs! With this, she approaches each client uniquely, helping them to once again get in-tune with their body, and learn how to interpret its messages. She will be an advocate for you, and teach you how to be your own. She believes, life is too short to not have the best quality of life every day.
- Kelly lived in Melbourne, Australia for 2 years when she got married.
- Kelly was on the Steve Harvey show discussing pregnancy wardrobe struggles when she was pregnant with her first.
Kate has a BS degree in Family Consumer Nutrition Science from St. Catherine University, as well as degrees in Illustration and Creative Writing from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She currently lives in a small town in New York called Forestville, where she relocated from Minnesota in 2013 to get her hands dirty managing a greenhouse on her grandparents’ old farm. Kate loves being connected to her food from field to plate and understands the importance of food quality. Knowing where your food comes from is super important to Healthy Simple Life and Kate helps us find resources for REAL food all around the country. She keeps us connected to what’s going on in the nutrition world and drives our social media so we can stay connected with all of you!
Like everyone at HSL, she has her own nutrition story in which she discovered the power of real food. Once she discovered the monumental changes eating real foods was making in her own life, she decided to pursue a career involving nutrition. Combining all of her education (she was a professional student for quite some time), she is able to not only talk about balanced eating and help answer questions, but is able to encourage and turn others on to the benefits of living a Healthy Simple Life through her work. Like all of us at HSL, Kate lives a real food lifestyle everyday and wants to make it easier for you to do the same!
- Kate has an extensive vinyl record collection
- Kate gets her cardio in chasing two year old Iris around
Cassandra Mae Albrecht | ACE - CPT
When you have questions about our services or if you are looking to hire one of the HSL coaches for nutrition and lifestyle coaching, Cassandra is your go-to girl. As an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and with a background in researching healthy living practices to overcome her own personal wellness challenges, including an allergy to High Fructose Corn Syrup, Cassandra now uses her experience and passion to help others as an Executive Assistant at Healthy Simple Life. Her excitement is infectious, so as the first point of contact at HSL, she helps new clients feel both secure and excited about finding freedom in their struggles with food and nutritional obstacles. Every day, Cassandra is encouraged over and over again by the success stories that pour into our HSL inbox of people finding that freedom through real food and our PFC approach. It is her sincere hope that if you are searching for your “food freedom,” you’ll find it through the many resources offered at Healthy Simple Life. Read about how Cassandra can help YOU get started!
- Cassandra likes to go to the shooting range in her free time
- Cassandra is in the process of completing her personal training certification