cait // cait's plate

hello and welcome!  i’m cait and i’m so glad that you’re here.

i started cait’s plate waaaay back in 2009 as a way to share my passion for healthy living…and the rest has been history!

the blog has gone through many iterations over the years from sharing my daily meals to recipes as well as snippets of my every day life. so what can you expect to find here these days?  a lot of the same!  simple, easy-to-follow recipes incorporating whole foods from main meals to dessert, samples of what i’m eating and bits and pieces of how i maintain a balanced lifestyle.

i believe a balanced lifestyle is the healthiest lifestyle, and there is no singular prescription for this – it’s completely individualized.  it means taking those things in life that you’re most passionate about and finding a way to fit them in to an overall healthy way of living.  it also means that what i do may not be right for you and what you do may not be right for me but we may BOTH be living perfectly well-balanced lifestyles.

i love creating wholesome meals in my own kitchen but i also love going out to eat.  it’s my firm belief that you don’t need to deprive yourself of life’s little pleasures in order to be healthy as long as you even it all out.  there is no one perfect diet out there – find what works best for you and stick with it as long as it makes you feel good.

in the mean time, i hope this blog helps to provide you some inspiration along the way!

  • The Healthy Apple


    I love your blog! It’s amazing…I live in Manhattan and since you work in Manhattan and live in Hoboken, I thought we could get together….
    It’d be fun to get together and meet up, if you’d like…
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Have a great day.


    The Healthy Apple

  • Lauren

    I love reading your blog, and I find it very motivating. I think it’s fun, and I love your take on food and wellness. I couldn’t agree more. I look forward to reading more in the future!!!


    • Lauren – You’re so sweet! Thank you so much! I’m glad that you enjoy reading it as I definitely enjoy writing it 🙂 Your blog is awesome as well!

  • Meg

    Hi Cait, just came across your blog and I definitely agree with your food philosphy! I can’t tell you how much I stress the fact that “everything is ok in moderation” – especially to a lot of my friends!
    Looking forward to reading more!

    • Meg – Yay! I’m so glad you like it and that you agree 🙂 I preach it all the time so it’s good to know others do as well!

  • Liz

    This is such a great philosophy!

  • love it! And esp love this statement about exercise and a healthy balance…

    “For every action there’s always a counter-action.”

  • I’m so glad you mentioned the social aspect of food/ eating. It’s such and important component of our social lives, holidays and celebrations. Love the blog!

  • Hello! What a great blog!

    I look forward to reading more wonderful posts 🙂

    I have added you to my “daily” read list 😉

    Have a great Sunday Night!

    • Kris – Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it!

  • Cait,
    If you’re making gravy for Thanksgiving and want to make it healthier without losing any flavor, I have a great technique for degreasing pan drippings at http://www.adoctorskitchen.com/archives/degreasing-liquids . I use a chicken in the video, but it applies to all roasted meats and poultry. You get rid of the fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and alot of calories, while you keep all of the flavor from the actual turkey juices. I think it’s right up your alley.
    Have a great holiday.
    Deborah Chud

  • I stumbled upon your blog and glad I did!!! I love it!!!! I will keep reading for sure!!!! xoxo

    • Katie – I’m so glad you like it! Thanks for visiting 🙂

  • I agree with everyone else!! I also look forward to following your blog, Cait! 🙂

  • dorothy

    i really love your whole food philosophy and you phrased all your ideas perfectly!!

    ps you have a killer job 😉

  • M.E.


    I’ve been a lurker since the very beginning and wanted to ask you a few questions about your job and how you got in to the industry. I am a 21 year old about to graduate in May with a degree from Marketing and Management from University of Virginia. I am passionate about health and fitness and was hoping you could offer some advice. I’d love it if you could shoot me an email if you have a minute between all your working, blogging, exercising…and eating of course!!)

  • Candice

    I love your site. I’m a health nut and love seeing what are other good ideas for healthy meals. I love your blog! I’m a college student and it can be difficult to eat healthy in the dinning hall! Keep up the good work. I have your page bookmarked now 🙂

    • Aw thanks Candice! I’m so glad to hear it 🙂

  • This is a really great about section… Everything you’re saying resonates with me and I desperately want to shout things like this to my calorie counting friends who calculate everything… who give up drinking tea with honey so that they can drink coffee and no-calorie-what-is-this-stuff coffee creamer because of the calories. Who eat Lean Cuisines every day. Ahh the screwed perception of health 🙁 Love your about 🙂

    • Hahah I know – I couldn’t agree more! Thanks so much for reading and for your comment! 🙂

  • Awesome blog! I totally agree with you about how to get proper nutrition. Believe it or not (based on my blog) I always try to make the majority of my food healthy and wholesome.

    • haha – i believe it! plus there’s always room for dessert! 🙂

  • I completely agree with your philosophy! Everything in moderation. Feed your body the nutrients it needs, but also enjoy your food and don’t be afraid to treat yourself! I have the same mindset, and it’s always worked for me! I just ate nothing but unhealthy foods for the last 3 days in Chicago and enjoyed every minute… but now the next few days, I know that I need to eat a little lighter. It’s all a balancing act.

    Have a great day!

  • THank you so much for the comment on my blog! Your blog is adorable, well-written, and fun. Definitely adding you to my ‘read!’ list!

  • Well said! Your blog (and pictures) are awesome.

  • Thanks for stopping by my blog! LOve your food philosophy!

  • What a beautiful blog!! Thanks so much for stopping by mine!! 🙂 – What work do you do in NY?? (if that isnt too personal…!?) SO glad its finally the weekend! xox

    • Haha not too personal at all! I’m in marketing for a publishing house 🙂

  • So happy to find your blog today! Made my afternoon!

    • Oh that comment just made my afternoon!! I’m so happy you like it!

  • krystal

    Hi Cait =) I recently started reading your blog and I’ve quickly become a regular reader. I love your beautiful pictures that really capture the deliciousness that I can only imagine fill your meals! I noticed that you’re in great shape and have a very slim frame. Do people ever tell you that you look too thin? The reason I ask is because people are constantly telling me this and I have a body shape very similar to you because I too eat healthy and exercise. If so, how do you deal with it?

    • I’m so glad that you love the blog! Thank you so much for reading 🙂 I think everyone has their opinions of whether someone is too thin, too heavy, etc. I’ve gotten all different kinds of opinions but I don’t worry about it so long as I know I’m happy, healthy and within a normal weight range (which I most certainly am). I just try to let every one else be entitled to their opinions and know that at the end of the day, I’m happy so long as I’m healthy 🙂

      • krystal

        You’re right. Everyone will always have their own opinion! Thanks Cait!

  • Hi cait! I like your blog. Will be back here again. 🙂

    • So glad you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

  • Just found your blog, love your philosophy on food and healthy living! Will definitely be back 🙂

    • Cait

      Oh I’m so glad to hear it! You have no idea how happy that makes me to hear 🙂

  • Jane

    I REALLY adore your perspective on eating and wellness. I would love to chat if possible. I know you are not a professional, no problem! I just have an interest in this stuff also and would love to gather experiences and thoughts and insights. Thanks! (p.s..what line of work are you in?).

    • Cait

      Of course!! Feel free to email me anytime – I’m always game to talk nutrition and health 🙂 I’m at caitsplate@gmail.com. As for work, I’m in marketing!

  • Cait, I absolutely adore your blog and your entire philosophy on eating and healthy living. I especially value your opinion on how food plays an important role in bringing people together. I come from an Italian family and my fondest memories have been around a table full of bright and traditional italian meals (and hefty desserts!) I think it’s so important to help people understand that food is delicious and healthy – it is something to be valued and sought after, not haunting and anxiety-producing. I’m bookmarking your site because I have a feeling I’ll be wandering back here on a pretty regular basis.

  • I just recently found your blog and I am really enjoying reading it! Your pictures are beautiful, your recipes look great and I agree with your healthy living philosophy 100%! I am definitely looking forward to following your posts!!

  • Hi Cait! Just read all about your philosophy and totally agree! I have been on a journey of health and nutrition ever since I learned about my first son’s multiple food allergies , eczema and asthma. With many foods eliminated from his diet, it has been a challenge. Thankfully, I love food and love to cook! We eat and live a healthier life…I am so thankful! I even took up running! I look forward to reading your blog!

  • Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award – http://eatnowtalklater.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/blog-awards/

    • Cait

      Aw, thank you!

  • i dont know how but i only JUST found your blog…anyway, im excited to read on. your passion and attitude about health is right in line with mine. 🙂

    • Cait

      I’m so glad you found it!! I remember thinking the same thing when I stumbled upon your blog for the first time! 🙂

  • Wow! I just discovered your blog. I have no idea how it took so long. I am an avid “healthy living” blog reader, so you think I would have stumbled across it by now. It just shows how many great blogs there are out there.

    I had to comment because everything you said in this section resonates so much with me. I firmly believe in the 80/20 rule when it comes to food and life choices. Once I began living a balanced, healthy life with some fun indulgences mixed in, my relationship with food and myself completely changed. I am so much happier and healthier as a result, and I don’t feel the constant need to “diet” like I did in my earlier years.

    I’m looking forward to reading through your blog some more!

    • Cait

      I’m so glad you discovered it and that we share a similar view on healthy living! 🙂 I hope you enjoy the more you read!

  • Totally agree with your philosophy. Ooh I love Greek food <3 Do you have any good greek recipes 😛

    • Cait

      I definitely do!! I’ll share some soon!

  • I absolutely love your food philosophy. You are so right, there is no reason that you can’t fit in flavour to your palette. Nutritious eating doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring and cookies can definitely migrate into my diet on occasion!

    • Cait

      Absolutely! There is always room for cookies 🙂

  • I agree with everything you said and I couldn’t have said it any better myself, food should be enjoyed and everything in moderation!

    I get sad when people think they have to starve themselves to be happy/thin.. that isn’t the answer at all! Or when people live off processed food! You are what you eat… and who wants to be something quick, cheap and easy! Blah! Cooking, creating, and eating HOMEMADE food is SO MUCH more enjoyable. But hey that is my opinion. 😉

    I LOVE the way you think and live. I am so glad I found your blog. <3

    Much love xoxo


    • Cait

      I’m so happy to hear you like the blog and yes, it seems we DEFINITELY share the same philosophy! I totally agree, I love and enjoy the whole process of cooking and creating in the kitchen!

  • Arlene Mitchell

    I would like to receive notice of new posts by email. Thanks!

  • Lisa

    I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog. What a beautiful outlook on life you have!!!! I completely agree. Being kind to yourself, your body and others is the best thing you can do.

    • Cait

      Thank you so much for stopping by and I’m so glad you like it! 🙂

  • I absolutely love your blog! I went to my undergrad for Wellness Management and am getting my masters in Healthcare Admin. I recently decided to make a change and get my R.D. I’d love to hear about your experience and how your doing!


    • Cait

      Hey there! First off I love the way you spell your name (I spell it the same way 🙂 ) and second of all, congrats on making that decision! I’d be happy to tell you about my experience – feel free to email me at caitsplate@gmail.com!

  • Hi Cait!
    I discovered your blog via Instagram and find such inspiration in the beautiful pictures of your wholesome meals. I saw you are/were? in Boston- I just moved from there and finished my master’s in Gastronomy (food studies) from BU. Anyways, I love your approach to healthy living/eating and thanks for sharing it 🙂

    • Cait

      Oh so fun! Yes, I am in Boston – welcome to the city! 🙂 I’m so glad you found me via instagram and thank you so much for the lovely compliment. I’m so happy you enjoy what I share!

  • Sarah


    I just stumbled upon your blog the other day while looking for healthy recipes online and I must say as a fellow distance runner and yoga fan I am already in love with your blog!! I have already tried a couple of your recipes in the few short days and have started blogging (just for myself on my iphone) a record of my own meals and recipes I create! I look forward to continually using your blog for healthy and delicious recipes! Plus, as a college student, I think I might have to try your “Healthy Eating on a Budget” week plans once I head back to school. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Cait

      Oh yay! Welcome to the blog! It makes my heart soar that you’ve found it to be a good resource – I hope to continue to provide you some good healthy meal inspiration! 🙂

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