About

Hey I'm Nicci, a year has passed since starting this blog, and how things have changed!

Originally, I called myself a stay-at-home mum, but now I am a blogger, and a business owner. I own a small business called ‘Delights’ here in Whangarei, New Zealand, that sells gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free treats. And yes, a ‘blogger’, I still find it weird introducing myself to people, explaining I have a blog, that I just share things I love, which is mainly food!

I’m a Mum to two beautiful boys, which are my inspiration, I want them to understand healthy eating, and love the food that I provide for them. I think my love of meal planning has come from my personality traits, I really thrive off been organised, and knowing what to expect. I decided to make this blog when friends and family started asking for my meal plans. I try to provide meals for my family. It has then evolved into much more than that, kids focused, guilt free treats, recipes etc... 

The idea of becoming a nutritionist and/or personal trainer sounds amazing to me; this may be the year that I sign up for my personal training certificate! I have a wee obsession for exercise, I need to do something daily, otherwise go a little crazy! 

Earlier in 2014 I was diagnosed with graves disease which is hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid), for me this seems to flare up when I am pregnant and post birth. I saw a natural doctor about what my options were and she suggested going gluten free, so for some time I followed a strict gluten free diet, now I am more casual about it, but understand the requirements around being gluten free. I have decided that I am not going to put myself in a little box and call myself 100% ‘paleo’ or ‘gluten free’ – the lifestyle that I aim to follow is eating ‘real food’ – which essentially means eating unprocessed foods such as fruit, veggies, meat, nuts. And I'm not going to lie… I have a small liking towards chocolate….

The name 'At a Pinch' came about, essentially from using meal planning to save money; but it means so much more than that. At a Pinch represents amazing meals that can be made with few ingredients, that meals may only take a 'pinch' of time; that eating healthy may not cost an arm and a leg. 

Please share your thoughts as I would love to hear from you. You can also contact me through Facebook and email atapinchmealplans@gmail.com

I hope you enjoy my blog! 

Nicci xx 



Disclaimer: 
I'm not a dietitian, doctor or nutritionist, just a stay at home mum who likes to be organised and try new recipes. Please consult your physician or doctor if you need professional help. 



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