Author: Jessica Marcus

What to Eat During the first trimester of Pregnancy

Breakfast part 1) 2 whole grain crackers with 1 Tbsp peanut butter before leaving house, and part 2) Sprouted grain toast spread generously with 2 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter, and part 3a) Large bowl of brown rice cereal with unsweetened almond milk, sliced strawberries and banana, or part […]

Faux cookie dough recipe

These things are so delicious I could eat the whole batter. And as a bonus, they happen to be raw and vegan (depending on your chocolate). This recipe is modified from my friend Heather. No, they are not meatballs. The picture doesn’t do them justice. Make them — you will […]


Folate packed kale smoothie

  Leafy greens like spinach, kale, collards as well green veggies like broccoli and asparagus are filled with folate, the B vitamin needed to prevent neural tube defects during pregnancy. I add avocado (technically a fruit!) for even more folate. While it’s crucial to get this vitamin during pregnancy, it’s […]



Jessica Marcus, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. She earned her BS in biology from the University of Michigan and MS in dietetics from Eastern Michigan University.  She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Greater New York […]