Author: Jessica Marcus

Roasted Kabocha Squash

Most of us (myself included) need constant reminders and incentives for avoiding the familiar refined carbohydrate foods like bread and pasta, and replacing them with higher nutrient alternatives that don’t come with all the downsides of gluten. (Trust me, I still enjoy, really enjoy, a slice of pizza from time to […]

 

Creamy Paleo Vegan Mushroom Leek Soup

This soup is SO comforting and delicious, you would never guess it’s dairy free. It’s also vegan, paleo, and anti-inflammatory, in case you’re looking to check those boxes too. I don’t share recipes that often, because I make sure they taste amazing, serve some greater function nutritionally (beyond taste), and […]

 

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

  These pancakes were terrific. I just wish I had taken better pictures to show off how fluffy and delicious they turned out. And as a bonus, they are protein rich, so they serve as a welcome alternative to eggs in the morning. We enjoyed them with whipped cream, maple […]

 

How to Sleep Better Tonight and Why It Matters

At 9 months pregnant, sleep is something that eludes me even before baby #3 arrives. I find my mind racing, which makes it hard to fall asleep and even harder to get back to sleep after one of my several trips to the bathroom (hello squished bladder!). I’m hot, then […]

How to Keep Your Gut Healthy

If you know me, you know I don’t mind discussing bodily functions, including “number two.” While it’s gross, it’s also one of the greatest insights into our health. So naturally I jumped at the opportunity to take a deep dive into the topic and contribute to the Functional Medicine SF […]

 

A Functional Approach to PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

~ I recently contributed this article to Functional Medicine SF, a clinic overseen by Dr. Stephanie Daniel. I’m looking forward to collaborating more with them as I continue to explore the world of functional medicine. ~ Facial hair, acne, weight gain, irregular periods and trouble conceiving are just some of […]

Lime, Mint and Avocado Popsicles / Smoothies

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 […]

 

A Nutritionist’s Top 10 Staple Foods

My top 10 food staples are… Mixed Nuts. The high fat content in nuts means they taste delicious and are incredibly satisfying. They also come packed with protein and fiber to keep you fuller, longer. A recent study showed that even though nuts are generally high in calories, not all […]

Why You Should Eat Rice & Beans Every Week

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 […]