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About Us

Since 2014

I’m Karla, a wife, mom, and Holistic Health Coach. After gaining 82 pounds when I was pregnant with my daughter, I learned the importance of nutrition. On this new path, I began to explore how to better nourish myself and my family. As a Puerto Rican woman born and raised in Miami (now living in Brooklyn), I began to “flip” recipes. By using whole, plant-based foods and higher-quality ingredients instead of unhealthy ones, I gained a healthier body weight and happier outlook on life.

Today, I’ve overcome the fear, anxiety and confusion around eating, and I’m committed to helping “flip” your relationship with food.

My weekly blog and Instagram @TheLatinaHealthCoach helps you on this journey. I love sharing my expertise as a Holistic Health Coach to help others mend their unhealthy relationship with food and learn to implement healthier more plant-based alternatives. I offer 1:1 coaching, group coaching, virtual cooking classes and host workshops in NYC, Miami and Puerto Rico. The enthusiastic response from followers led to my plant-based cookbook, Abuela’s Plant-Based Kitchen (Skyhorse Publishing a division of Simon & Schuster, April 2023).

I earned a certification in Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City and today I am a frequent TV guest expert on Telemundo and NBC.

When I’m not working with clients or testing new recipes, you’ll find me exploring new plant-based restaurants with my husband Joe and daughter Carolina.

Learn how you can flip your recipes and health!

“I worked with Karla for over 6 months. Initially, I wanted to work with her because I wanted to lose weight, but I soon learned that there is so much more to health than weight loss. Karla helped me reframe my thinking, teaching me to heal my body with food, and learning to accept my body as it is. Karla also taught me about the way certain foods interact with you and why you should eat more of certain foods, but never limiting you in what you can/can't eat and never starving yourself if you have a craving for something. Most importantly, Karla helped me with my anxiety around food. I used to label foods as good and bad and get very anxious if there was bad food around. Karla helped me work through my anxiety, coaching me to ask myself whether I really wanted to eat the food or not. Now I know how to navigate situations where I would normally feel anxious and do not feel that anxiety any more. Karla is caring, motivating and very passionate about her clients and her work. I would recommend Karla to anyone who wants to learn about how to maximize your health with food and all-around wellness. ”

- Jessica Morlete