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  1. How to be a mom.


    I don’t usually write purely personal posts, because I started my blog with the intention of sharing about food. But I haven’t been thinking much about food and nutrition lately. I even stopped posting altogether for a while, but a good friend encouraged me to share my thoughts, put them out in the universe, and just KEEP WRITING. (Thank you, Nicole!) Bear with me. This is bound to be a… Read More


  2. Consumed By Our Things

    Unpacking Stuff (1 of 1)

    I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on life throughout our migration west. One of the things that stands out the most is how much “stuff” we have accumulated and how little we need any of it. (Apologies for the gruesome photo.)   In the last 10 years, we have lived in 6 different dwellings: 3 in DC, 2 in NY, and now 1 in CA.  We’ve amassed 2 storage… Read More


  3. Sneaky Ways to Be Active with a Sedentary Lifestyle

    Playground in Walnut Creek

    One thing that changes when you move from NY to CA is that you drive, like everywhere. I knew I’d miss the effortlessly active lifestyle we left in New York. We didn’t have a car, we didn’t need a car – I could cover 5 to 10 miles in a day just with my work commute and errands without even feeling like I had “exercised.”   Since most of my… Read More


  4. Lime, Mint and Avocado Popsicles / Smoothies

    Lime Mint and Avocado Smoothie_1 (1 of 1)

    These popsicles rule. They’re both kid and adult friendly and make the perfect cool treat on a hot summer day. Plus, they pack in glutathione-rich avocado, which helps your body naturally detoxify. We could all use a little more avocado in our lives.   Lime, Mint & Avocado Popsicles (or Smoothies) 2 limes, juiced ¼-½ cup mint leaves (to your taste, I like it super minty) 1 large avocado 1… Read More


  5. Day One. California.

    California Cliff

    I’m wandering around the house, finding a million things to do all at once. Even sitting down to type this is a chore (I just heard the dryer beep), but I think my brain needs a focused exercise. And I need an outlet. This move from New York to San Francisco has not been easy. I left a large part of me back in Brooklyn (friends, loved ones, support system,… Read More


  6. Goodbye, New York.


    Food has been the last thing on my mind, yet it’s one of the few things keeping me grounded. Let me explain. We recently made the decision to move to San Francisco after my husband, Javier, got a career opportunity that was too good to pass up. It’s been an emotional month that had me saying goodbye to my patients at my midtown office, my Nourish Snacks family I’ve grown… Read More


  7. A Nutritionist’s Top 10 Staple Foods

    Roasted Peppers Onions & Fennel

    Last month, a friend and fellow-blogger, Margaret (, asked me to share some of my favorite foods to keep on hand at all times. Being the creature of habit that I am, it wasn’t hard for me to rattle off my go-tos. With these staples, you can whip up easy meals and snacks that will fill you up without filling you out. My top 10 food staples are… Mixed Nuts…. Read More


  8. Why You Should Eat Rice & Beans Every Week

    Rice & Beans (1 of 1)

    Rice and beans is one of my all time favorite dishes. It’s easy to whip up, incredibly tasty, satisfying, and so cheap! Plus, it’s a meatless, plant-based protein with some great health benefits. An all around winning meal that deserves a place at every dinner table. Beans are a decent source of protein and amazing source of fiber. We know now that protein is what keeps us satiated, so we’re… Read More


  9. 8 Workday Lunch Ideas to Fit Any Busy Schedule

    Salad Picnic_2

    When your job is #1, your body doesn’t have to be #2. Here are 8 healthy lunch ideas to help satiate you and steady your blood sugar so you stay focused, fresh and fit.   Hearty Homemade Salad. Grab your leftover roasted veggies (think: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, fennel, etc.), add to a bed of greens, and top with protein of choice—ideally whatever you have leftover from the night… Read More


  10. Tip #20 | You do you | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    Jess and Joaco Santa Monica

    Be on your own mission. FYI, nobody has it “all together.” Forget what everyone else is eating, wearing, spinning or tucking. Focus on you and what makes you feel good and strong. That’s a wrap on my 20 days, 20 ways to get in shape for spring! Remember, tomorrow is a new day. Take the first step. ‪#‎springiton‬ ‪#‎youdoyou‬ ‪#‎fitness‬