About Me

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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Recent Posts


Simple Kale & Bean Detox Soup


 This is one of my all time favorite soups to make when I’m feeling like I’ve been eating too much processed food or need a little nutrition boost and detoxification support. It’s super simple, fast, and delicious.   For those of you who have trouble digesting raw vegetables, soups are […]


Spiced Pumpkin Bread (Gluten Free, Low Carb)


 Pumpkins are definitely the highlight of fall, so I’m always finding new ways to incorporate this naturally sweet veggie into new recipes. It’s packed with beta-carotene for healthy, glowing skin and fiber for “all systems go” digestion. I love using almond flour for baking, because (aside from being gluten-free) it […]


Easy Coconut Cashew Stir Fry


 I’m always looking for dinner ideas I can throw together as quickly as possible, and ideally with one hand (the other one is usually accommodating a child on my hip). This coconut cashew stir fry takes about 10 minutes to prep, and only 15 more to cook.   It’s also […]


The Perfect Salad


 If you’re taking the time to make a salad, why not make it work for you?   I’m all about building efficient meals that maximize nutrient density, gut-healing ability, texture and flavor. I follow this perfect salad formula for 99% of my lunches and many of my dinners as well. […]


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 […]


Salted Tahini Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Paleo)


 If you love a chewy chocolate chip cookie, (thinking about those fresh baked Mrs. Fields cookies we used to get in high school. Why were those sold at school?! Do they still do that??) I think you’ll like this healthier version. The tahini gives them a rich, gooey cookie dough […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]