About The Messy Little Kitchen & Heather Grebler


Want fast, family-friendly recipes? Access to meal planning tips and resources? Tips and advice on engaging your kids in the kitchen? 

Great! That’s exactly what I’m here to help you with.

Launched in 2016, The Messy Little Kitchen was created to document the learning, organizing, and change happening within our home as we moved from being a double income couple, to a single income family on a budget with a taste for delicious food and a desire for organized and fun living. Recipes and meal planning are achievable during nap times!

Who Is Heather?

I'm a wife & mom, farmer's daughter, advocate for agriculture, foodie, organizer & an avid home cook who lives just north of Toronto in Canada. I started this blog to document my recipe and meal planning strategies that I have come to rely on and that became my focus and passion projects after being not having a job to return to post-maternity leave. I hope that you will look around and find the information helpful and inspiring.  I am excited about sharing some quick tips for cooking, family recipes and meal planning to help things move more efficiently and tastefully in your life!

When I am not blogging or working on my next project, I can also be found working as a freelance educator and nutritionist. I have worked as a professional in various areas of health education and promotion – from teen cooking programs, to faculties within colleges and universities, to roles within health centres, communities and schools. I have over 14 years of experience working with the learners of all ages, teaching nutrition and promoting healthy lifestyles. I have a Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Nutrition, a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Education and a Certificate in Family Supports. I have an authentic love for health education, and developing thought provoking curricula and content, as well as creating great food for in the kitchen. I am experienced with writing web and reviewing content for publication, developing recipes, meal planning, and I have a passion for research and preparing learning resources.

I keep active professionally as a member of Ontario Certified Teachers, with the Ontario Home Economics Association as a Professional Home Economist, and I am on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Home Economics Association.


Work With Me

Want to work with me? I’m an Ontario food blogger, certified teacher and nutritionist, also offering services such as freelance recipe development, food and nutrition educational resource development, copy writing, and blog writing services (including editing & rewrites). I’m also available for social media event coverage within Ontario. Email me for more information — I’d love to hear from you!