About Nutritious Vida


Nutritious Vida is a virtual private practice specializing in vegan nutrition for children. We help each family feel confident in planning nourishing meals for their children so that they meet their nutrient needs and thrive on a vegan lifestyle. Whether you’re just starting out in your transition or have been following a vegan lifestyle for many years, we get to know your unique goals and inspire you to make healthy choices in your own life so that you can lead a sustainable and nourishing vegan lifestyle as a whole family.


Meet Karla

Hi, I’m Karla and I am a Registered Dietitian who enjoys to cook plant-based meals from various ethnic backgrounds using my collection of spices. I eat a variety of foods, from fresh green salads to veggie-loaded pizzas and vegan donuts. I believe that all foods fit into our dietary pattern and we should enjoy what we want to eat without limitations.

I began my vegan journey back in 2008 to not partake in factory farming practices and to widen my circle of compassion for the animals and the sustainability of our environment.

My journey to veganism led me to create Nutritious Vida, a platform that brings together my passion for plant-based foods and nutrition to help educate and inspire parents in adopting a healthful vegan lifestyle.


As a new mom to a little girl, I new it was important for me to instill the values that I had and raise my daughter on a vegan diet as well. I believe that children can grow and thrive on a vegan diet with an appropriately planned and supplemented diet. That is why this site has been transitioned to be a resource for parents to support them in their decision to raise a vegan family as well.

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I am originally from Southern California and relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota in late 2017. In my spare time, you can find me jogging a new trail, visiting a cozy coffee shop, or trying out a new vegan restaurant with my husband Luke and our daughter, Camila.

Professional Biography

Karla Moreno-Bryce, MDA, RD, LD is a Registered Dietitian and a Licensed Dietitian. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Anthropology through the University of California Santa Barbara while studying to go to medical school. She later went on to obtain a post-baccalaureate in Nutrition & Dietetics at Cal Poly Pomona. She completed a Dietetic Internship through Utah State University and also obtained a Masters of Dietetic Administration. She is credentialed through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.  Karla is also fluent in Spanish. 

Professional Affiliates and Memberships

  • Licensed Dietitian in the state of Minnesota

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group

  • Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

  • Certificate of Training in Vegetarian/Vegan Nutrition

  • 2016-2017 National Nutrition Month Chair for California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Coastal Tri Counties