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Alex Lester

co-founder

Hey there, I’m excited for you to be here! I’m Alex and I have a passion for food and fitness. Growing up a Boy/Eagle Scout the love for the outdoors was ingrained in me from the start. However, my story goes like mosts. Once I went to college I became overweight, unhappy, and found my days consisting of Cheetos, pizza, and let’s face it – one too many beers on Friday night. 

I then met my lovely wife Lauren who was in the same boat except my Cheetos were Chick-Fil-A for her. We decided to shape up our diet and in return, I shaped up too. After cutting out all fast and processed food I dropped 80+ pounds and have kept it off since. 

Now my days are spent running, biking, swimming, hiking, and traveling. Functional exercise is what I love most. To fuel these EPIC adventures I’ve found my happy spot with a Keto style diet.

This isn’t your “eat a 48oz ribeye for dinner” style website. We focus on whole foods – tons of plants, high-quality grass-fed, pastured, or wild-caught proteins, and healthy fats. Plus, all of the recipes on Cast Iron Keto will be 100% gluten-free. THANK YOU for being here! 

Lauren Lester

CO-FOUNDER

Hi! I’m Lauren, the other half of Cast Iron Keto working with Alex to create delicious and EASY Keto recipes with stunning photographs to inspire you to create a life you love through functional food that fuels YOUR epic adventures!

Back in 2012, I founded the Paleo food blog, Wicked Spatula. Although we sold Wicked Spatula in early 2019, I’m forever grateful to that audience for showing me that a career in online food media was possibly and sustainable.

After years of building my portfolio, Alex and I decided to join together to create Cast Iron Keto as well as our creative content agency Healthful Creative.

It’s a blast getting to work alongside Alex on a day-to-day basis! We hope that you love our recipes!