Hey y’all, welcome to A Sweet Pea Chef! I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! In short: I like to make clean-eating food that is delicious, good for you, and simple. I like big flavors without a lot of fuss or time. I find the best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to LOVE what you eat and how you go about your day, and I’m here to share that with you.
Here at A Sweet Pea Chef, you’ll find TONS of recipes, from sweet to savory, that are easy to make, but oh-so-yummy. My goal is for you to eat the food you love — just in a healthier way — and NOT go crazy in the process. That’s why you’ll see a heavy focus on meal prep because it is a total life-saver if you wanna eat healthy and still have a life.
I was born and raised in Southern California so I’m a big fan of the beach, mountains, fresh fish and burritos (YUM!). I’ve now lived in Texas for the past 9 years, first in Austin (LOVE), and now in Dallas and I couldn’t be happier. Plus: now I’m also a big fan of brisket, breakfast tacos, and peaches.
I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin, who is to thank for initially pushing me to start this blog and to pursue a life I loved (for which I am so grateful). He’s also the tech guy behind A Sweet Pea Chef and has been a frequent cameo in my YouTube videos and Instagram Stories. Together, we have 4 kiddos (Jordan, Savannah, Hunter, and Carolina), and we just added a new adorable puppy, Kiwi, to the mix. Life is amazing and crazy, all rolled up into one bundle of awesome and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My journey with developing a healthy relationship with my food and health came after struggling with my weight for years and feeling trapped in my own body. You can read more about that here. I learned how to stop battling with my food, love who I am, and enjoy life in the process. Along the way, I’ve lost over 60 pounds FOUR times after having my kiddos and learned how to enjoy the foods I love, but without any of the guilt, thanks in BIG part to embracing whole, unrefined foods and making intentional choices with my food through clean eating.
I’m glad I have you on board for this healthy life with clean eating and I hope you’re ready and excited to change your life for the better and to become a healthy, happy person that is able to enjoy your favorite food without the guilt or stress.
Let’s get started!