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Valentina R.

Valentina is a mother of five and passionate about healthy, time-saving recipes. Always pressured for time and energy during the day, she keeps her healthy snacks closeby. Valentina is an avid runner, whether it be on trails or chasing her children around.

Recent Posts

4 Important Tips to Find the Healthiest Snacks

Posted by Valentina R.

February 28, 2017 at 7:54 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - 4 Important Tips to Find the Healthiest Snacks

Why is snacking the hardest issue to target when attempting to follow a diet? The satisfaction we get from eating a delicious snack is hard to replace. Making a healthy meal that tastes great sometimes feels like an easier task than cutting back on snacks. 

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Topics: Diet, Body, Recipes

Healthy Recipes: How To Make Your Super Bowl Snacks Healthier

Posted by Valentina R.

February 3, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Healthy Recipes: How To Make Your Super Bowl Snacks Healthier

Snacking goes hand-in-hand with football and there is no day that better exemplifies this fact than Super Bowl Sunday. For the day of the Big Game, you will need big recipes and that usually means loads of carbohydrates, added sugars, sodium, and calories – a mixture that your body will regret on Monday. Maybe it’s time to consider a healthier Super Bowl lineup.

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Topics: Recipes, Organics

Healthy Recipes: Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Kale Patties

Posted by Valentina R.

January 20, 2017 at 7:34 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Healthy Recipes: Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Kale Patties


These patties are golden brown fragrant snacks that just happen to disappear right after you place them down at the table. For a delicious and healthy snack that you can’t wait to toss into your mouth, try making quinoa, sweet potato and kale patties with a fresh yogurt dipping sauce. These pan-fried bite-sized treats make for a great appetizer or snack.

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Topics: Diet, Body, Recipes

Why Organic Seasonings Are Worth The Money

Posted by Valentina R.

January 4, 2017 at 8:05 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Why Organic Seasonings Are Worth The Money

Exploring my kitchen cabinets will expose a chaos of herbs and spices used in many of my culinary masterpieces and failures. In an earlier and less experienced time, I would reach for the basics: salt and pepper, but as my recipes grew, so did the array of seasoning options in my spice cabinet. Perpetually concerned for potential health impacts, one of the first questions I had was:

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Topics: Diet, Body

A Festive Eggnog Latte Recipe to Spread Holiday Cheer

Posted by Valentina R.

December 23, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - A Festive Eggnog Latte Recipe to Spread Holiday Cheer

If you are anything like me, the holidays are a hectic mess of holiday parties, shopping, and family gatherings. There are trees to erect, gifts to wrap, and children to calm. Make sure to take time for your own relaxation

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Topics: Stress, Recipes

What Can You Do With The Rest of Your Pumpkin?

Posted by Valentina R.

October 21, 2016 at 11:34 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - What Can You Do With The Rest of Your Pumpkin?

Driving down my street, the smell of pumpkins overwhelm me.

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Topics: Diet, Fresh Yes Picks, Recipes

5 Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas To Save Time on Weekdays

Posted by Valentina R.

October 14, 2016 at 9:09 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - 5 Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas To Save Time on Weekdays

From Monday to Friday, it is easy to gloss over your first meal since mornings tend to be the busiest time of day.

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition, Recipes

Healthy Recipes: Organic Zesty Quinoa Salad

Posted by Valentina R.

September 30, 2016 at 8:03 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Healthy Recipes: Organic Zesty Quinoa Salad

There’s no better dish to showcase organic food than a salad

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Topics: Diet, Body, Organics

Healthy Recipes: Banana Oat Flourless Muffins (Gluten-Free)

Posted by Valentina R.

September 6, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Healthy Recipes: Banana Oat Flourless Muffins (Gluten-Free)

When the aromas of ripened bananas takes over my kitchen, my family knows it’s time to expect some muffins.

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition, Weight Loss

Healthy Recipes: Vegan Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

Posted by Valentina R.

August 26, 2016 at 10:11 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Healthy Recipes: Vegan Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

Rich chocolatey desserts never survive long at home, which is why I had to find a healthier version

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Topics: Diet, Body, Recipes

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