ABOUT KACY and mackenzie



Hi! My name is Kacy Harlan (Patterson - baby sis to Mackenzie). I was born and raised right here in Decatur, Illinois.

Over the last few years, I have discovered the importance of living a life full of health. What does health mean to me? Well, to me health means balance. I don’t believe in diets or counting calories. Health is fueling my body with real food that tastes amazing and makes me feel amazing, filling my mind with positive and encouraging thoughts, fueling my life with passion, spending time outside and breathing fresh air, and living in peace.

I absolutely love food, cooking and eating. I also enjoy spending time my family and friends, riding my horses and playing with my dogs, being outside in nature and traveling, gardening, kayaking, yoga, camping, reading, and JESUS of course!

Our business and food is created to nourish your body and mind, and save you time from grocery shopping and preparing meals so that you have more time to spend with your loved ones or doing whatever it is that makes you smile!


P.S. Friends - I want to share my story with you. Click here to hear about my own struggles with eating disorders and body image issues.



Hey there loves! My name is Mackenzie Patterson, and I’m the co-founder or Simple Roots Meal Delivery with my wonderful sister, Kacy.

I truly believe that food either heals or harms. Obviously, I enjoy choosing healing foods for myself –but what I love most, is helping others to discover healing foods for their own body. What foods add health? Protein, fat, fiber, greens.

BOOM. But don’t get me wrong, ya gotta have fun with food sometimes too. This girl loves pizza, Mexican (mas queso, por favor) craft beer, and wine (duh). It’s all about balance, right?

Life = Balance

I believe it is my calling to help others in the area of health. When we eat well, we feel well, and when we feel well, we are inspired to live our best in every area of our life–relationships, work, play, rest, etc. When we feel good, we go for our dreams, and we reach our destiny.

So, what do I love? To start, I put Jesus Christ first in my life. I love spending time with my family and friends, food of course, cooking, camping, canoeing (Iowa rivers are the best), horses, traveling, the great outdoors, reading (especially the science of how food works in the body), writing, yoga, gardening, learning about local and organic farming practices, fishing, and music (Hank, Willie, Waylon, Merle, Led Zeppelin, contemporary Christian, Whiskey Myers, etc).

That’s me in a nut-shell. Cheers to a healthy Midwest!

Peace and blessings,