Episode 211: Healthy Living at Every Age with Dr. Sylvia Melendez-Klinger

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Happy October! New month, new episode. This week, we speak to another returning guest, Dr. Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger, Registered Dietician and spokesperson for Aguacates Frescos – Saborea Uno Hoy. We’re talking about healthy living at every age and the benefits of eating fruits & veggies with lutein like delicious aguacate. Want to learn more about how to keep your brain healthy and possibly even help your kids perform better in school? You’ll want to listen to this episode!

Our Conversation with Dr. Klinger

What is lutein? Tell us more about it!

How does lutein help support healthy eyes?

What is cognitive health?

So there is a potential connection between lutein and our kids performing better in school? And, also a connection between lutein and keeping brains healthy as we get older?

I am not sure if the foods my family like have a lot of lutein. What foods are good sources of lutein?

What are other nutritional benefits of avocado for people of every age?

Pick or Tip of the Week

Bricia really really loves vegetables and she’s also a fan of organizing. She recently started using the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver 3-piece, and with her mom as her witness, it actually works! It keeps all the produce much fresher. Bricia even took her produce drawers out of her refrigerator. If you have the space in your fridge, you can keep your fruits and veggies fresher for longer with these containers.

Paulina is the one with a bougie pick this week! She is loving this new lunchbox for Zixta - OmieBox Bento Box for Kids - Insulated Bento Lunch Box. It comes with a thermos that keeps food hot or cold for lunch, and it also has a handle which is great because you don’t need to buy another lunch box or bag to put it in.


You can find more avocado recipe inspiration and read more about the benefits of lutein for every age at

Dr. Sylvia recommends removing an avocado pit with a spoon vs. using a knife. See helpful video here.

Recipe for Tropical Whole Grain Mini Muffins on

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Episode 203: All Things Hatch Chile with Chef Ida Rodriguez of @melissasproduce


Check it out, it’s a new episode! This week we interview Chef Ida Rodriguez, a corporate chef at Melissa’s Produce, the largest distributor of produce in the United States 🥕🌽🌶 (and at our restaurant!). Hatch Chile season only comes once a year and Chef Ida is teaching us all about it - the history, its heat levels and the BEST ways to eat the chiles. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to find out how you can experience a live chile roasting, and make sure you listen to the episode with snacks, because it’s going to make you hungry! 🤤

Before the interview, Bricia talks about how she’s hooked on a new show, Euphoria, and how the female characters make her nervous to ever have a daughter. Paulina also had her cumbia party last weekend and it was so much fun! It was chill, there was good bites of food, and even the cops made an appearance! 🚔🚨 It might have to be an annual party. 😉 They also attended an all-women-in-the-restaurant-industry brunch and had a great time speaking with so many empowering intellectual women. 

On another note, we want to send love, healing energy & prayers to the families of the victims and all others affected by the senseless shootings at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. We talk about the festival during this episode, but we recorded the interview prior to the incident which is why we don’t mention it during the episode. We’re sending lots of light to all those suffering because of these shootings. 

Pick or Tip of the Week

Paulina is currently loving the lotion she was gifted by Leah of Brujita Skincare. It’s a Palo Santo + Jasmine lotion. Lately she’s been having issues with perfumes on skin, but this after applying this lotion, the scent really mellows out and she’s received so many compliments. Follow @brujitaskincare on Instagram and check out her restock on in August!

Bricia’s pick is Euphoria on HBO because it’s THAT good. Watch it here.


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Check out Hatch Chile Roasting dates and locations in your area!