Jessica is a registered dietitian and registered nurse and passionate about health and wellness. She graduated from Bastyr University in 2015 with a Master of Science in Nutrition. Currently, Jessica works alongside her husband at Modern Manna Ministries and serving their BellaVita Lifestyle Center guests. More importantly, she is a full-time mother to two sweet little boys and loves God with her whole heart. 

Recent content

Fried Lentil Salad
Fried Lentil Salad
Jessica Vierra · Sep 28 2 minute read

Quick and easy to make, this salad has a depth of flavor that will have you making it again. Dark leafy greens like spring mix or baby kale add high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. This dish is tasty with some garlic bread, avocado toast, or whole grains such as brown rice, millet, and quinoa.

Ukrainian Borscht
Ukrainian Borscht
Jessica Vierra · Aug 13 1 minute read

I remember the first time I had borscht as a child at a friend’s house. It definitely made an impression and the vivid colors were memorable. How often do you eat a meal that is naturally magenta? Those deep rich colors found in plant foods are in fact healing nutrients called phytochemicals that are seldom found in packaged foods.

Oat Walnut Waffles
Oat Walnut Waffles
Jessica Vierra · Apr 19 1 minute read

Our family loves family traditions and every Sunday morning we make waffles or pancakes! This is originally a waffle recipe but it works well for a chewy hearty pancake.

Coconut Chickpea Curry
Coconut Chickpea Curry
Jessica Vierra · Mar 12 2 minute read

This easy curry recipe is a wonderful weeknight dinner that is full of vibrant exotic flavors from both pantry and fresh ingredients. Using fresh turmeric and fresh garlic enhances the nutrient density and anti-inflammatory properties to assist your body’s natural healing potential. Slow-cooking in a crockpot will make the flavors really stand out!