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Jessica Marcus, MS RD

I'm Jessica Marcus — a registered dietitian nutritionist and lover of all things wellness! I gave up med school to help people rediscover vibrant health using food as medicine. I hope you find something healing and delicious here. xx

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Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

 These cookies are perfect when you want a sweet snack that won’t blow your sugar quota for the day. In fact, they contain absolutely no added sugar! Dates are naturally very sweet and offer a hearty texture to hold these cookies together. They’re also quite chewy (not as chewy as […]

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Matcha Bars

 

 For me, matcha was an acquired taste. I can only handle it in a tea with lots of vanilla almond milk to cut the bitterness. Using it in recipes makes it much more palatable, and the bright green color is pretty awesome. When I was in the blitz phase of […]

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Toasted Coconut Brown Rice with Kale

 

 My next door neighbor brought a brown rice dish similar to this one to our bbq a couple weeks ago, and I legit devoured it. It was one of those awkward moments where you feel bad that you’re eating too much of what your guest brought, because they won’t have […]

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Honey-Ginger Chicken Thighs

 

 Once I finally tried a properly cooked chicken thigh, I never went back to buying chicken breasts again! There is so much more flavor, thanks to the additional fat in the meat. (Thighs have about three times more fat than chicken breasts.) If you’re still stuck in the “low-fat” mentality […]

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Instant Pot Rice & Beans

 

 I’ve made this dish at least 6 times, but it always turned out a little different… sometimes a little too soupy, sometimes too mushy. I finally nailed it and decided this one was worth sharing. I love that it’s all in one pot, and that the prep is literally 5-10 […]

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Paleo Twix Bars

 

 These Paleo Twix Bars are one of the most satisfying desserts I’ve ever made. They’re salty, sweet, buttery, and, if you freeze them like I do, they *kinda* satisfy an ice cream craving. It seems like a lot of work, but I promise you it’s not. It does take a […]

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Morning Oatmeal with Coconut Milk

 

 Sometimes I love a cold smoothie in the morning, but there’s something so grounding and comforting about warm oatmeal. In this version, I finish cooking my oats with coconut milk to add creaminess. It also makes the oatmeal a bit heartier and more satiating thanks to the fat in the […]

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Mind-blowing Meatballs

 

 Spaghetti with meat sauce has been a regular favorite at our house, but I’ve grown tired of it. It doesn’t feel special enough, and for some reason, I don’t love it for leftovers. I’ve been all about the “cook once, eat 2-3 times” strategy, because lately it feels like I’m… […]

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Lasagna Bolognese (gluten free, dairy free)

 

 This lasagna recipe doesn’t fit in with my typical “30 minutes or less” mantra, but if you have two hours on a weekend, this is the recipe that keeps on giving all week. Most American lasagnas tend to be very cheesy (ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella, etc). While that’s insanely good, the […]