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New York City Wellness Guide

by Marissa on August 17, 2018

Photo by Katherine Mendieta Photography Once upon a time, I had a corner of this blog dedicated to Healthy Hot Spots – local restaurants that served up “healthy-ish” food which at the time was harder to come by. That was then. Now, New York City is ranked among the 20 healthiest US cities and the […]


5 Healthy Pantry Staples to Stock In Your Kitchen

August 14, 2018
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Doing the weekly grocery shopping is a task I’ll admit I don’t always love. The weeks seem to speed by and inevitably, Friday rolls around and I’m back to weekly meal planning again. While I often have to force myself to stay on track with this task, the payback is worth it when we have […]

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The Sakara Life 10-day Reset + A Discount Code

July 27, 2018
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          Earlier this month my mom and dad brought my 14-year-old niece to New York City for the first time. We spent the week with them at the Jersey Shore and then back in the city shopping, sightseeing and visiting our favorite restaurants. Of course, there was a lot of snacking, cocktailing and generally eating […]

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The Morning Smoothie I Can’t Live Without + A Giveaway!

July 16, 2018

This post is sponsored by NOW Foods. All opinions are my own. This morning smoothie was a happy accident. When I visited NOW Foods back in May, Day 2 started with a sweaty workout and after we were treated to a make-your-own Smoothie Bar. This Smoothie Bar had every smoothie ingredient you could dream of […]

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10 Tips for Tantalizing Salads

July 10, 2018
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I don’t know about you, but in the Summer, I crave salads. Rising temperatures call for lighter, cooling foods and fewer meals offer the refreshment that salads. Whenever my husband and I make dinner together, he delegates me to the salad – he says it’s what I’m best at. With lots of salad-making practice under […]

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Body Confidence

July 5, 2018
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When I sat down to write this post I asked myself if I’m really cut out to be writing about body confidence. A few of my readers have requested posts on this topic but I’m hardly the poster girl for it. Like most women, I have insecurities about my body. You know, those voices in […]

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Recipe: Plant Bowl with Basil Avocado Dressing

July 3, 2018
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Last week in Miami, David and I ate at Seaspice, a restaurant that easily became one of my favorites in the area mostly because of their Plant Bowl but also because everything we ordered was just so good. And the outdoor table we had overlooking the river was pretty sweet too. When I saw the […]

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Miami: Two Incredible Seafood Restaurants in Brickell

June 28, 2018

Two trips to Florida in one month? I could get used to it. Earlier this month, we spent some time in Tampa and last week we spent a long weekend in Miami. A few years ago, David and I discovered that whenever we visit Miami, we prefer to stay in Brickell, a neighborhood in downtown […]

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Why You Don’t Have to Sweat to Get a Good Workout

June 26, 2018
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If you’re a fitness fanatic, someone who generally likes to exercise or are working toward a health or fitness goal, chances are you like a good sweat session. And I’m guessing that when it comes to your chosen workout, the more intense and sweatier the workout, the better – right? Not necessarily. As a barre […]

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