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Health & Happiness Starts in The (Thin) Kitchen

The Thin Kitchen is a blog that delivers engaging, colorful content aimed at providing healthy recipes and lifestyle 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.

The tips and tricks 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.

About Me.

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

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.

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links on my blog are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links.

 

72 Comments

  1. pepperminting on April 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm

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

    • April Murray on April 19, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Thank you!! I appreciate it, I look forward to following yours as well!

  2. Yana on April 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    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. April Murray on April 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm

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

  4. Nancy on April 22, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    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!

    • April Murray on April 25, 2014 at 8:07 am

      Thank you Nancy! I am new to the blogging world but loving it so far!

  5. Nancy Loderick on April 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    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 :)

    Nancy

    • April Murray on April 25, 2014 at 7:58 am

      Nancy, thank you for your support. I hope you enjoy all of the healthy recipes I post!

  6. Caralee Caldwell on April 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    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

    • April Murray on April 25, 2014 at 7:58 am

      Don’t you love Australian Shepards!? Mine is a ball of energy. I will have to stop by your blog and see Ruby!

  7. neil@neilshealthymeals.com on April 23, 2014 at 12:24 am

    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!

    • April Murray on April 25, 2014 at 8:07 am

      Thank you Neil! I appreciate your support!

  8. Jill @ Vintage Kitchen on April 23, 2014 at 7:49 am

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

  9. sharonwuhoo on April 23, 2014 at 10:21 am

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

  10. spicebox travels on April 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm

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

  11. Nathalie on April 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

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

  12. Jillian on April 24, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    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!!

    XOXO
    ~ Jillian
    http://www.hersplitends.com

    • April Murray on April 25, 2014 at 7:56 am

      That sounds like a great idea, I will email you with my info shortly!

  13. It's just my way on April 25, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Lovely and inspiring blog!

  14. apsara on April 25, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    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. nickycorbishley on April 26, 2014 at 12:53 am

    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. Patty Nguyen on April 27, 2014 at 9:13 pm

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

  17. belle on April 29, 2014 at 9:51 am

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

    http://gullycreekcottage.com

  18. LovelymebyAlandIng on April 29, 2014 at 12:37 pm

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

  19. magibg on April 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm

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

  20. snidow on April 29, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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

  21. Thomasiana Marshall on April 30, 2014 at 9:01 am

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

  22. Vicki Brett-Gach on April 30, 2014 at 9:36 am

    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. Lori on April 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm

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

  24. Becky on April 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm

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

  25. eatpraybake on April 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    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. dinatarasevich on April 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Your blog looks so professional! Like it so much!

  27. Wanderlust Hippie on May 1, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    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

    • April Murray on May 2, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      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. trohret on May 2, 2014 at 12:10 pm

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

  29. thesouthernshakeup on May 2, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    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.
    -Kelli

  30. Haley @SpeakLyfe on May 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    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. keiranatalia on May 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm

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

  32. Nancy on May 4, 2014 at 9:45 am

    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. bythesparklingsea on May 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    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. Kirtchie on May 5, 2014 at 4:31 pm

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

    • April Murray on May 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Thank you, you will really love the recipes 😉

  35. Chase & Chance's Mom on May 6, 2014 at 8:53 am

    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. smellslikeburnttoast on May 6, 2014 at 8:19 pm

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

  37. Veronica van den Abeelen on May 7, 2014 at 7:41 am

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

    • April Murray on May 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Awww thanks Veronica :) It’s so good to hear from you, I hope you enjoy all of the recipes

  38. Georgina on May 11, 2014 at 3:34 am

    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. Tonya Rohret on June 2, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    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!

    -Tonya
    (www.alittlesliceoftheheavens.com )

    • April Murray on June 2, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Thank you Tonya!!! I really appreciate it:)

    • April Murray on June 16, 2014 at 9:49 am

      I really appreciate it!!! This keeps me motivated to continue blogging :) takes a lot of time and energy but it feels good to know that people enjoy it!

      • The Little Slice on June 16, 2014 at 5:28 pm

        Yes, I completely understand. Blogging can take up an astronomical amount of time, but your recipes are so yummy! Definitely keep up the good work. There are listeners even when it seems like there isn’t! :)

  40. potlucktam on June 2, 2014 at 9:24 pm

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

    http://potlucktime.com/2014/06/02/liebster-award/

  41. Sly Rooster on June 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm

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

  42. my skinny sweet tooth on June 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

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

  43. Divalicious on June 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    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. Life to Table on June 23, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    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. Shari on February 9, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    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. thesnowwoman on February 16, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    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. Heidi on February 18, 2015 at 12:46 am

    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

    http://www.foodiegoesprimal.com

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