Karla A. Salinari is a wife, mom, and Holistic Health Coach. Her experience with pregnancy opened her eyes to the importance of nutrition. After gaining 82 pounds while carrying her daughter, Karla explored new avenues to better nourish herself and her family. Having grown up in Miami among Puerto Rican food lovers, Karla began to “flip” recipes, replacing the unhealthy aspects with whole foods and higher-quality ingredients, which resulted in a healthier body weight and a happier outlook. Now based in Brooklyn, Karla’s weekly blog, OurFlipSideLife, helps others do the same as she shares her journey with other busy moms and families.
One blog post’s viral success led Karla to launch Flipbox, an organic, gluten-free, dye-free and healthier version of a cake-in-a-box. Each kit includes an apron, mini spatula, and the dry ingredients needed to create a cake and frosting, which lets parents focus less on shopping and more on spending quality time with their kids, enjoying healthy foods together.
When she’s not flipping recipes, Karla runs baking parties and participates in pop-up events. She also co-leads an Annual Woman’s Summit for networking and promoting female empowerment.
In her free time, she enjoys running, exploring neighborhood restaurants and farmer’s markets, and traveling with her husband, Joe, and their daughter, Carolina.