Fit Foodie Blogger We Love: Kath Younger of Kath Eats Real Food

Kath making goat cheese. Credit: KERF

Who’s ready for another exciting rendition of our Fit Foodie Blogger We Love series? We are! And today’s fit foodie blogger is Kath Younger of Kath Eats Real Food (KERF). A month or so ago, I got to hang with her and some other cool bloggers, and just knew we’d have to pick her brain about her favorite eats!

Fit Foodie Blogger: Kath Younger of Kath Eats Real Food

When and why did you start your blog? I started KERF in 2007 to share my meals and recipes day by day after others kept asking me how I ate healthy and lost weight. Most people know what to eat or perhaps why, but actually seeing it in action is less common—it’s hard work to document everything one eats! I had fun with it though and now have five years of meals photographed in history.

How did you come up with the name of your blog? I don’t follow many food rules. I’m an omnivore who eats all food groups (including sugar) in moderation. My only real food guideline is to focus on eating food in its most natural state. Therefore Kath Eats “Real Food” felt like a good umbrella name to let others know what they’d find at

What is your favorite healthy meal? I think I have to say oatmeal. You can see years’ worth of oatmeal bowls on my Tribute To Oatmeal page. I also really love sweet potato fries, kale chips and big salads with eggs on top.

If you could only eat three things for the rest of your life, what would they be? Sunflower butter, buttercream frosting (I am sensing a butter-texture theme here!) and some Great Harvest Cville Crunch bread to spread them on.

What’s the one kitchen appliance or utensil that you couldn’t live without? My salad spinner. When I travel and try to wash greens without one, I always end up with soggy lettuce. It’s a must-have if you grow your own greens.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? When I was in Africa, I asked to try some totally authentic food. We were served a saucy dish with little minnow-like fish (whole with the heads on) stirred throughout. I love fish, so I had a few, but it was quite interesting to eat them whole! See the photo in this post!

If you could make one unhealthy food magically healthy, what would you choose? I suppose that depends on your definition of unhealthy. I wish I could take the calories and hangovers out of craft beer, good wine and bourbon, and enjoy them without the worry of consequences if I have too much.

Check out more about Kath over on FBG and FBM! Thanks for chatting with us Kath! We’re off to eat some real food, too! —Jenn

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  1. I’ve never tried sunflower butter before! All the brands at my grocery store have so many artificial ingredients added to it. Do you know how to make homemade sunflower butter?