Happy holidays, everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving last week! The holidays are a great time to spend time with your family and eat lots of delicious food with no guilt…but that’s how you should always be eating. Food is something we need to live, so why do so many of us feel guilty when we eat? Many of us think, “Oh it’s the holidays, I’ll eat a lot now and then start dieting in the new year.” Even when it isn’t the holidays, most of us eat a donut and say, “I’ll work…


Eating healthy can get a bit boring sometimes. Especially when you only know a few basic recipes (like me). So what’s the solution to this? Travel with your plate! This does not mean literally traveling with a plate, but it does mean trying dishes from other countries. Many other cuisines use similar ingredients to the Latine community, and can teach us new ways to use our staple ingredients. Today I will cover the staples lentils (lentejas) and chickpeas (garbanzos). …


Last Wednesday, I took a break from writing the blog for personal mental health issues. Although having my anxiety real high was not fun, it inspired me to discuss mental health in the Latine community — which I feel is not talked about enough. Personally, I have witnessed many in our community be told that our depression, or anxiety, or trauma-related stress is caused by us “not being closer to God.” If we just prayed more, or smiled more, or went to Church more we would be cured of it all. Religion can be helpful for some, but treating and…


Happy spooky season, everyone! And…unhappy gripa (cold/flu) season. I bet everyone is beginning to ready themselves for the battle of the gripa with loads of oranges, limones (for that vile hot lime tea), and vaporub. Every parent, tia/o, prima/o, abuela/o, is about to tell you to STOCK UP on Vitamin C to fight against the illnesses that are coming this winter. All of this is in good intent, but…the reality is that Vitamin C probably won’t cure any gripas or prevent them much. All those citrus fruits and citrus-flavored things, are more likely to give you diarrhea than anything. But…


Por el amor de Dios, no hagan dieta! For the love of all that is holy, please don’t go on a diet! Diets, especially fad diets, can make you lose weight fast but tend to have many negative effects. When I say diet, I don’t mean a way of eating like veganism or vegetarianism, I mean the keto, paleo, blue zone, Atkins diet, etc. Below see a few reasons why you shouldn’t go on a diet!

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#1: Fad diets don’t lead to long-term results

As I previously mentioned, fad diets can help you to lose weight FAST, but it’s usually quite difficult for people to keep that weight…


Welcome back, everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week so far. Today I wanted to share a couple of easy recipes that I’ve learned during my time at home this year. Now look, I am NOT a good cook, but even I can’t mess these up! All of these recipes are healthy, simple recipes that include many of the staples in our Latinx diets. As I said before, we can eat healthy and still stay connected to our culture. There shouldn’t have to be a competition between the two.

Note: All of these recipes are completely customizable to…


Buñuelos, conchas, flan, arroz con leche, chocolate caliente, y mucho mas — all of these wonderful desserts and pastries, no wonder we have such a sweet tooth! However, according to the National Diabetes Statistics Report of 2020 made by the CDC, approximately 14.7% of the Hispanic population in the US has diabetes which is a pretty high percentage! I get it, sweets are delicious, but the amount of sugar we are consuming is hurting us at an alarming rate.

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What is Diabetes?

There are multiple types of diabetes, but I’ll mostly focus on type 2 since type 1 is generally hereditary rather than…


Have any of you started trying to be more saludable and your family and friends start to clown you for acting “gringo?” Yeah, I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there before. It’s not out of mal-intent, but many people believe that if you change how you eat, you’ll lose connection to your Latinx…ness.

Health is for all

I understand why that fear is there, for us food is an essential part of our culture and means A LOT to us. So veering away from our food makes it seem like we are also going away from our culture and who we are. However, eating…


Most of this blog so far has been focused on the nutritional aspect of living a healthier lifestyle, but today I want to go into something a bit different. Although our diet is generally what’s most important for our health and weight, physical activity is also essential to being healthy. Many believe that exercise is too difficult to do, but I think that we have are too narrow-minded on what “exercise” means. Most of us think of going to the gym, running, or doing intense workouts as exercise, yet there is so much more out there that could get our…


The first thing I think of when I think of Argentinian cuisine is BEEF. A cloud of smoke coming from a distant grill cooking up some cuts of beef, creating a wondrous smell that permeates everything around it. I’m starting to get hungry thinking about it in all honesty. Any-who, we’re not going to talk about asados today, we’re going to take a look at the milanesa a breaded cut of beef deep fried until the ultimate level of crispness. The reason I want to discuss the milanesa is because it reminded me of the German schnitzel and I was…

Simple Salud

I’m a young half-Colombian, half-English woman who is obsessed with food! My blog focuses on simple steps to improving the salud of our community.

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