Irina Gonzalez

I am a writer, editor and aspiring memoir author. When I'm working on my book about growing up Cuban & Russian or blogging about my 100 pound weight loss on HealthyLatinFood.com, you can often find me checking out a new pizza or brunch spot.

I know I'm Latina when...

I wear bright, vibrant colors in any season, for any occasion. Oh, and lots of animal print!

Irina's Latest Posts
BACK TO SCHOOL: HEALTHY RECIPES

10 Healthy Latin slow cooker dinners perfect for back to school

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One of my big goals for the new year is to cook more, and to cook healthier. I'm sure I'm not the only one with these New Year's Resolutions. I'm also not the only one who also doesn't want to spend hours slaving over the stove. Here are healthy Latin slow cooker meals that make dinner tonight easier than ever.

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BACK TO SCHOOL: HEALTHY RECIPES

5 Ways to get kids to eat real food

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As someone who's gone up-and-down in weight her whole life, I know now that eating healthy is ALL about keeping the weight off and I am absolutely determined to make sure that I do the same with my family. That's why I think it's very important to eat real food, instead of processed junk--and even teaching the kids to eat real food, too! Why? Well, good habits start early. If you constantly fight with your kids about eating their veggies and opting for healthier choices, I have a few suggestions on how you can teach them and make it easier for everyone involved. Read on and find out how!

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8 Ways to throw the best Olympics-watching party, inspired by our favorite celebs

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If you're like everyone else in the world, then you are PSYCHED about the Olympics set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Whether it's the opening ceremony, rooting for #TeamUSA or watching Cuban hottie Ryan Lochte swim, this year's Summer Games are sure to WOW. And the first thing to do is to prep for an Olympics-watching party with these 8 tips inspired by our favorite Latino celebs.

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7 Reasons why getting yourself flowers will empower you

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We know ALL about the #TreatYoSelf movement and don't shy away from girl's night in when we need it. Chocolate is always included but boys are not. However, when it comes to flowers, most of us still forget to buy ourselves some oh-so-pretty smelling beauties. As Naya Rivera recently demonstrated, here are 7 reasons to get yourself flowers ASAP.

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10 Latin-style French fry recipes to make NOW

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French fries may not be what you think to serve the family as a snack, but it certainly should be. If you've never experienced the joy of loaded and Latin-flavored fries, then you're missing out. To get a huge dose of flavor and a recipe for a delicious afternoon pick-me-up, try one of these 10 delicious Latin-style French fry recipes.

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