Eat Better.

Cook Less.

Raise Healthy Kids.

Over 6 years ago, when my 3-year-old daughter lay on a hospital bed, IV's in both arms, half-conscious, my life changed in that moment.  With a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease, I  knew things would never be the same. 


Being her biggest advocate, I made it my mission to learn how to best feed her so she could live a very long and healthy life.  This new shift, however, not only started to heal her, but myself as well!  A chronic yo-yo dieter for over 15 years, I had never taken the time to get my own health sorted out.  I finally found my motivation to dive headfirst into what it meant to truly be "healthy". 


The problem was I was swimming in a sea of online information that had me feeling even more stressed than before.  To top it off I couldn't find any easy, kid-friendly recipes, or meals without an ingredient list a mile long.   Who has the time!?


My approach is simple, fast and very realistic for our busy lives.


I CAN and WILL help you cut through the noise and begin the process of healing &'s kinda my thing! ;-)

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From one busy Mom to the next, this site is dedicated to"...helping you finally find that realistic balance of health and happiness  for you and your family...NO stress, NO overwhelm, NO judgments!"   

I'm so glad you're here!  My name is Jen and I'm a mother to three amazing little girls.

Over six years ago my life was flipped upside down.  Ever since then I've been on a journey that has led me to find YOU!  Right here. Right now. 


My Mission is simple, empower and encourage you while sharing my tools, tips and resources to help raise healthy children while reducing your stress and make life a whole lot easier.  Yes it's possible and I want to show you how!    

Hi Mama,

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The transition to a healthier lifestyle can be a tough one!  Especially if you have little ones that are sometimes hard to please when it comes to food!


I'm confident that you'll find these simple, yet delicious snacks helpful (all of which have 5 or less ingredients!!)  Can't wait for you to check it out.

My Passion

"The struggle for perfection is everywhere!  Our Facebook feed, our favorite Netflix series, magazines, even our closest friends and family.  I don't know about you, girl, but I'm so freakin' sick of it!


In addition to this constant pressure and our ever-growing to-do list, we are also becoming more aware about how our food choices are affecting our health and our family's.  Add that to the guilt pile.


I guide you in discovering where and how to find more time while decreasing your stress level.  This site was created to cut through that crap and empower and encourage you, not to make you feel like less of a mother.  So whether you buy organic apples, use your microwave or yell at your kids...I'm not judging (and yes, I'm guilty of all of them)!     


Plants Not Perfection is about helping you finally find that realistic balance of health and happiness by incorporating more whole foods into your life and showing you how to do that with ease (while still tasting damn good)!

That's right, NO stress, NO overwhelm, NO judgments! 


Whether you have a child with dietary restrictions, autoimmune disease, picky eaters or just want to improve their overall health, you are FINALLY in the right place.       

What Moms are Saying

"Jen you are an artist! Every dish has been a success! My son who hates vegetables asks me every day to make those black bean burgers!"     ~Grace L.

 "My family loved this! My daughter found her favorite dish since going gluten free.  I felt much more prepared for the week because we had a plan!"   ~Michelle B.

"The smoothie was a success, my daughter drank her greens!  She also asked for the leftover veggies and rice to be packed in her thermos!"   ~Robin T.

"Jen you're a genius!  I'm literally watching my daughter drink her smoothie with spinach in it and she has no idea!"   ~Amy G.

"Tried the recipe and the WHOLE family including my extra picky son and husband LOVED IT! It is super easy to make, and absolutely delicious!"   ~Michelle W.

"Thank you so much!  I'm inspired to get these kids on the same page as me!"  ~Natalie R.

My Programs

Have you ever considered:

~Customized Meal Plans
~One on One Coaching
~Nutrition Counseling

~Live Cooking and/or Health Workshops
~21 Day Challenges and more...


Work with me


Are you completely overwhelmed and unsure where to even start?

Does the idea of making any changes leave you feeling stressed and anxious?

Could you benefit by having someone come along side you to help motivate you and hold you accountable?

If any of this rings true for you, then I'd love to talk to see if us working together would be a good fit.  I've helped many Moms break through these road blocks and create amazing new habits and lifestyles for themselves and their families. 


All you need to do is say "YES, I'm ready!"

P.O. Box 1232

Pomona, CA 91769

Jen Rivas



Tel: 323-391-6553

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