Jackie Vega

Jackie writes the recipes and creates the meal plans for our subscription service. Jackie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and ACE certified personal trainer.  She is married with two children. Her busy family and entrepreneurial life has drawn her specialties towards pre/postnatal, children and families, & mentoring mommies and mommies-to-be towards fit, healthy pregnancies and achieving that pre-baby physique!


Sweet Cocoa Pancakes

If you have been a regular reader here or a subscriber to our meal plans, you may already know me.  I am the dietitian behind the Super Healthy Kids meal plans and oftentimes, I hear this from other moms when they…

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Vegan Gluten Free Cupcake Recipe

Delicious vegan, gluten free cupcakes from the cookbook, Vegan Beans from Around The World. Recently I helped organize a health fair at my children’s elementary school. Our focus was to show the school’s families and the surrounding community how fun…

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Frozen Peanut Butter Berry Pops Recipe

Frozen Peanut Butter Berry Pops Recipe While I was pregnant with my daughter, I actually took time to sit and read "fun" things that were not school and research related.  One of my favorites was Parents magazine and I found…

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10 Items You Don’t Need To Buy At a Health Food Store

Even I love the (guilty) pleasure of walking into a health food store.  Call me crazy, but I love the aroma and the thought that I am in a "health food" store.  There are indeed times for purchases that do…

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Not So Gluten Free

It seems as though it could be a diet craze or a fad that may pass but the gluten-free diets, or way of life, seem to be here to stay.  I realize, naturally, that some people indeed have an intolerance…

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5 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Daily Vitamin

What are vitamins and minerals? That is an easy question because they are simply substances found in the foods we eat that are needed for our bodies to grow, develop and function properly.  Knowing this, as well as having access…

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Sugar: Is There a Better Way

A recent documentary is once again making a stand amongst social media.  A documentary I have yet to see but I know it revolves around sugar and how much of our food is soaked in it.  It should be simple,…

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Travel Tips To Keep You Healthy

  Whether you want to admit it or not, the holiday season is quickly approaching.  Holiday traveling to our loved ones homes means celebrating with rich foods, sweet drinks and watching football.  Hmmm...healthy? Not likely.  What about the time you…

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Cooking With Cans 101

All too often I hear how healthy cooking and eating is “so expensive.” Is it really? Or is it that we are not using our resources as adequately as we can? I have seen many times over, that yes, people…

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Too Many Food Rules?

So I just finished a rather interesting book called, The Pizza Trap, by Gabrielle Welch.  Throughout her book she discusses a lot of the same concepts we, here at Super Healthy Kids teach, such as more fruits and vegetables, offering…

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You Should Not Eat That While Your Mother Is Out

It is easy to let go of our "eat-clean-no-artificial-colors/flavors-paleo-gluten-free-organic-etc" lifestyles (when it is not life threatening) for that one special occasion.  But what happens when our clean food habits are thrown to the way-side for a full day or maybe…

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