About Mel


Hi, Iโ€™m Mel! Iโ€™m so excited to have you visit my page! I am a Nutrition grad student in NYC and future Registered Dietitian. I love all things health and wellness and am a firm believer in eating real food.

I am here to share easy, healthy, and delicious recipes! There is a common misconception that eating healthy is bland and unappetizing, but it doesnโ€™t have to be! I truly believe that eating healthy can be fun and delicious and I hope that my recipes show you how. As a former Management Consultant, I also share some tips on how to stay healthy while traveling for work.

I hope you follow alongย ๐Ÿ˜Š




After college is when I really became interested in nutrition. I was cooking for myself and wanted to eat healthy so began experimenting with cooking different healthy recipes. Nutrition quickly became my hobby. Fast forward five years later, and I found myself spending almost allย of my free time engrossed in nutrition- reading studies by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, watching documentaries on the various food industries, and listening to wellness podcasts. I even bought a book about the microbiome as beach leisure reading. I quickly realized that nutrition was more than just a hobby- it is my passion and I wanted to make it my career.

I started this blog in May 2018 while considering a career change into the field of nutrition. At age 27, I was afraid that I was too invested in my current career path and was too “old” to make a career change. I started my blog as well as my instagram account,ย @wellbymel_ , as a way to enable myself to post healthy recipes and really decide if this is something that I was interested in doing long term. The verdict? I love it and cannot be more excited about going back to school to study nutrition!

In addition to cooking healthy food, I also love to sweat! I’m a former collegiate swimmer and love to swim, run, and go to megaformer and barre classes. When Iโ€™m not in the kitchen or working out, you can also find me drinking margaritas with friends โ€“ itโ€™s all about balance ๐Ÿ˜‰