Versatile Modern Mom on the Street: Jennifer Bruner

versatile modern mom Jennifer Bruner

Jennifer has a passion for eating good food and sharing it with the world. Through her business, Knead Good Food, this Versatile and Modern Mom on the Street inspires beginner cooks and experts alike to pursue a healthy lifestyle with tasty foods.

Meet Jennifer

Originally I launched Knead Good Food to bring people together through my love of eating and sharing good food.  Yet several months after the launch, I was overworked, stressed out, and struggling with my physical and mental well being.  Something had to change. It was then my journey to health through plant-based, whole foods began. Through Knead Good Food workshops and personal consultation services, it is my hope to share this journey with others, and to show everyone how easy it can be to create plant-based dishes that are simple, delicious, and good for you.

I believe our relationships with food should be about what's practical and possible for each of us.  Nothing in life is perfect – nor does it have to be!

Versatile Modern Style

Which three words best describe your style? Elegant, Versatile, and Modern

What are some of your favorite places to shop? Maje, Isabel Marant, ba&sh, Iro

Who is your favorite style icon? I love Olivia Palermo. To me, she personifies elegance by effortlessly balancing both classic and trendy styles.

What's your best style advice? I'm trying to educate myself as much as possible on the concept of ethical fashion. When at all possible, buy less and buy better. Join me and take the increasingly popular 30-wear pledge. Before you buy anything, can you commit to wearing it a minimum of 30 times?

What article of clothing/accessory would you not want to live without? A white blouse. No matter the season, it's the item I reach for the most in my closet.

What should never make a comeback? Crocs…unless you're in a public shower. No, not even then.

What fashion/style did you love at the time, but now cringe when you see old photos? I'm very happy to put my 1990's preppy look to rest. Monograms, nautical flags, flipped collars and no socks. No thank you.

What's your best style secret? Earrings! By choosing carefully and considering the occasion, the right earrings can absolutely make on outfit.

Stilettos or flats? Yes!

Versatile Modern Family

What's your favorite way to spend time with your family? We're all so busy with work, school, activities, social engagements, and general responsibilities that we love setting aside time– especially on a Friday night, to cook together. The process of creating a meal together gives us the chance to slow down, catch up, and connect with what's happening in each of our lives. It may take longer, be messier, and involve extra clean-up, but its worth it!

What's been your best family vacation? Visiting Egypt was an adventure that made out family's travel dreams come to life. To see the awe-inspiring sights, eat the incredible food, and experience the warmth of the Egyptian people was simply magical.

Best parenting advice: Put yourself first. It's nearly impossible to take care of anyone else when you're not taking care of yourself.

Parenting true confession: When I don't want to share something I'm eating, I tell my kids it has mushrooms in it.

What's your go-to family dinner? We love having breakfast for dinner! After a long day of work and half an empty fridge, eating pancakes for dinner brings me as much joy as it does for my 8 year old.

What's your favorite family restaurant? We love going out for Mexican food!

Versatile Modern Life

What's your favorite show to binge-watch? If I'm being completely honest, I love watching the Real Housewives of New York. It's my guilty pleasure.

If you could pick anyone to star as you in a movie based on your life, who would it be? Gwyneth Paltrow. I know she's mocked and disliked by many for her "goopiness," but to me, she's a source of inspiration on many fronts.

What's your favorite beach read? After living outside of the U.S. for the last eleven years, I am currently on a quest to catch-up on all Reese Witherspoon's Book Club recommendations.

What's the best song to dance to when nobody's watching? My son and I have been known to put "Sofia" by Alvero Soler on repeat and dance in the kitchen until we collapse laughing – or someone else in the family changes the song!

If you could go shopping with anyone from history, living or deceased, who would it be? My grandmother! She loved fashion, was always staying on top of the trends, and even opened her own dress shop to bring European styles to the U.S. in the 1950s. I'd love the chance to shop with her and get her timeless fashion advice today.

What’s at the top of your travel bucket list? It's a toss-up between Israel and India

What’s your favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day? My daughter and I have a ritual of spending several minutes in bed together reading. No distractions, just the two of us getting lost in our books, lying side by side. 

Your Versatile Modern Style

We love Jennifer's dedication to her family and her passion for sharing delicious, wholesome food! Her effortless, versatile style keeps her comfortable and confident while she balances a career with being a devoted mom and taking time for self-care. Be sure to check her out on Instagram @jen.kneadgoodfood and on her website. If you weren't hungry already, you will be.

And for more classy and stylish moms, be sure to check out FamilyApp’s Mom on the Street page.

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