Energy Bites

This is a fun recipe to try with your kids. We make them every weekend, because they serve as a great snack or even a quick breakfast (we usually eat 3 at a time). Plus, if you make them with sunflower seed butter, they’re school-friendly as they contain no nuts. […]


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 […]


Sneaky Ways to Be Active with a Sedentary Lifestyle

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 […]

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 […]


Starting Solids

  When should you start? Around 4 months you can start giving little tastes of the foods you’re eating – a dab of your pasta sauce, a tiny taste of your oatmeal… just nothing that poses a choking hazard.   Which foods are best? Consistency is key. Steam or roast […]


8 Healthy (and fun!) School Lunch Ideas

If your child is like mine, they’re more likely to taste something if it looks cool and is fun to eat. Joaquin is a bit of a grazer and prefers to eat things that are bite-sized, and since he’s 2 1/2 it’s all about him being in control. So I […]


Tidying for a living

This year is going to be a tough one for us. Javier started a one-year Master’s program in May, so the challenges of parenting two kids in NYC just went up, exponentially. Some days it’s just me holding down the fort. It’s only one year, and from a 30,000-foot view, […]

No Fuss Road Trip Snacks

I’m a great snack packer. Always have been. My mom calls me a squirrel, because I have something stored away in my bag at all times. You never know when you’ll get stranded underground in a hot subway car or stuck in traffic gridlock. And now that I have kids, […]