We're excited to highlight Kelsey Lynch as our August Chompian of the Month! Kelsey is the creator of Trader Joe's Food Reviews on both Instagram and TikTok where she reviews every Trader Joe's item and helps followers find their new favorite item (and know which ones to avoid adding to their shopping cart). She is also the author and chef behind the Cooking Through Trader Joe's Cookbook sold on Amazon. This cookbook takes you through the aisles of TJ's showcasing the very best products and gives you amazing recipes using these items.
Kelsey is a game changer in the social media world, growing a following of over 1.2 million across both IG and TikTok in less than 2 years. Kelsey shared, "Leading with positivity and passion has created the most amazing Trader Joe's Food Reviews community that I am so thankful for."
Follow her on IG for more TJ reviews - @traderjoesfoodreviews
What’s your best tip on how to stay positive?
Know yourself as a person and be okay with strangers not seeing you how you are. I grew up thinking that everyone had to like me and I made decisions I thought other people would respect like never quitting anything and never saying no. This year I made a leap my past self would not of and that was to focus full time on Trader Joe's Food Reviews and writing a second cookbook and I could not be happier. I stay positive by doing the things that make myself happy and surrounding myself with family and friends who push me to be a better person.
What’s your workout routine?
Working out is what keeps me so motivated in my day to day life and allows me to really destress. I workout at Orangetheory 4-6 times a week and also love going on walks with my golden retriever puppy, Rue.
How do you consider yourself a “game changer?” This is 100% open to your interpretation!
My mantra I am constantly repeating to myself is "relentless forward motion". Whenever I begin something that I am truly passionate about, I tell myself, I will not let this fail. I think my follow through and ability to be extremely consistent has allowed me to be a game changer in the social media world and grow a following of over 1.2 million across both IG and Tiktok in less than two years. Leading with positivity and passion has created the most amazing Trader Joe's Food Reviews community that I am so thankful for.
What’s the best thing you do for your personal health everyday (mental or physical)?
I take time to do the things I love. Whether its an early morning workout to start my day off right or an evening bubble bath with a glass or wine and netflix, I never feel guilty resting at any time during the week to recharge. Learning to set boundaries and only saying yes to things that serve me and my family has been a game changer in bettering my mental health. Understanding that I don't have to say yes to everything and I can protect my energy from running low has been one of the best lessons I've learned this past year.
What is your favorite Chomps product?
The Original Turkey Stick
How does Chomps fuel your lifestyle?
Adding Chomps to my diet has really opened my eyes to focusing more on fueling my body with clean healthy and high protein food. I love how convenient Chomps are to throw in my bag for a hike in the Colorado mountains, to pack on trips with me, or to have as a post workout refuel. I know I'm doing something good for my body when I have Chomps! Our pantry is always stocked.