21 things to pack when flying with kid(s)

Keeping with my travel theme, I figured I’d share what has worked for me. To be prepared, you want to pack as light as possible, be hands free, and stay organized so when a meltdown happens, you can grab what you need in less than 3 seconds. For toddlers: pacifier […]

GreenBlender: Organic Smoothies Delivered

I’ve been jones’ing for a tropical vacation, big time. So when this box of fresh fruits & veggies showed up at my door, it was just what I needed to lift me from my winter blues. Along with all the organic fruits & veggies you need (with the exception of […]


Travel Friendly Snacks

Airports and rest stops are generally not known for their healthy fare. With salty, sugary temptations abound (and stress levels high!) it can be tough to make decent snack choices while on the go. But with a little planning, you can arrive safely at your destination and still fit into your bikini. […]


Homemade Spelt Pizza

I’m always trying to find ways to have Joaquin participate in the kitchen with me – even if it is to make not-so-healthy foods like cookies. Last Friday, we finally got around to using our new pizza stone and the result was so worth the wait. Javier also got a […]


Honestly Green Popsicles

I’d feel like a failure as a nutritionist and mom if I couldn’t get my kid to eat at least one green thing a day. Sure, he eats those pouches with mixes like kale, apple, and mango, but let’s be honest, it’s like 99% fruit and 1% greens. (More of […]


Must Have Supplements for Mom and Baby

I’m not one to advocate for supplements, powdered shake mixes, or fortified foods, but there are a few instances where I definitely think they can help. During pregnancy, I recommend a good quality food-based multivitamin. I say “food-based” because the vitamins and minerals harvested from actual food (like fruits and veggies) […]

Breastfeeding Trouble – Overactive Letdown

As if it’s not hard enough to be tethered to your babe for what seems like 24 hours a day, it really sucks (no pun intended) when your efforts to feed him seem to fail and a one-hour feed turns into two — just in time for the next one to […]

Blueberry Protein Pancakes

I’ve been loving this Protein Pancakes recipe from my dear friend and colleague Joy Bauer. And my son, Joaquin, is obsessed! I feel good knowing this uber picky eater is getting some decent protein (about 20 grams per pancake!). The key is the eggs. Both my husband and Joaquin despise eggs in […]


8 ways to get more protein into a picky toddler’s diet

My 21 month old son is a picky eater. In terms of protein, he eats one particular brand of chicken tenders, cooked crispy but not too crispy. He refuses any other forms of meat, poultry, fish and eggs. Of course, he would eat copious amounts of dairy if I’d let […]