East, West, whatever: there’s so much to love happening in wellness on both coasts that it’s hard for us to pick a side. We’re obsessed with the way long distance BFF’s Jessica Jones (MS, RD, CDE) and Wendy Lopez (MS, RD) are flaunting their healthy lifestyles on both coasts. The two friends live in Oakland and the Bronx, respectively, and share their variety of healthful adventures via Food Heaven Made Easy.
The pair recently co-authored the new whole food cookbook, 28 Day Plant-Powered Health Reboot and we asked for a few insights. Find out what these two are all about, from green smoothies versus green scrambles, vegan donuts versus pizza, and the one winter veggie they’re both obsessed with…
Jessica Jones: Oakland, CA
Wendy Lopez: Bronx, NY
Go to healthy breakfast:
Best Farmer’s Market:
Jessica: There are too many to name! But I love the Temescal Farmer’s Market in Oakland.
Wendy: Parkchester Farmers Market in the Bronx.
Fave local produce right now:
Jessica: Butternut squash.
Wendy: Butternut squash.
3 things always in my pantry:
Jessica: Chopped almonds, beans, matcha.
Wendy: Cayenne pepper, ground flaxseed, sesame seed oil.
Top Outdoor Recreation Location:
Jessica: Redwood Regional Park in Oakland.
Wendy: Sedona, Arizona.
Top Natural Grocery:
Jessica: Hands down, Berkeley Bowl in Berkeley, California.
Wendy: Trader Joes.
Best thing you ever ate from your city:
Jessica: Vegan doughnut from Berkeley Bowl.
Best Restaurant that uses Local Resources:
Jessica: Cafe Romanat (Ethiopian cuisine).
Wendy: True Food Kitchen.
Best place to get a good workout:
Jessica: God’s gym.
Wendy: The local park.
Favorite local experience living in your city:
Jessica: The beautiful landscapes and amazing fresh produce.
Wendy: Walking through Bronx Little Italy and tasting cheeses, olive oils and gelato.