Discovery Familia Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Chef Marcela Valladolid And Her Tips For Traditional Dishes With Healthy Recipes

Valladolid returns to the network to host a series of new capsules, "Salud con sazon"

Sep 16, 2013, 11:00 ET from Discovery Familia

MIAMI, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its role as a positive force in the community, Discovery Familia celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a special initiative committed to inspiring a new generation of healthy families.  Hosted by Mexican chef Marcela Valladolid, new capsules SALUD CON SAZON offer alternatives for a healthy lifestyle.

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Specially designed to be a celebration of Hispanic culture, SALUD CON SAZON is a series of spots featuring Valladolid, who presents practical tips for making nutritious eating choices. Marcela first collaborated with the network on RELATOS CON SABOR, a series in which families shared their traditional recipes.  In the new capsules, the popular chef gives hands-on advice for preparing traditional food, but using easy recipes and tips to adopt healthier lifestyles. For example, SALUD CON SAZON offers tips for packing wholesome school lunches, stresses the importance of cooking with more natural ingredients, and demonstrates how to use alternative ingredients to cook traditional meals. The SALUD CON SAZON capsules will air during the network's nighttime programming and will also be available at, along with downloadable recipes, information and other useful tips.    

"I am proud and happy to return to the Discovery Familia screen and to be part of this celebration with an initiative created especially for Hispanic audiences," Valladolid commented.  "I strongly believe that it's possible to conserve our heritage while making more healthful choices.  I share Discovery Familia's mission to improve our community's quality of life and make a commitment to a healthier future."

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About Marcela Valladolid 
Marcela was born in San Diego and grew up in Tijuana, Mexico.  Her grandfather was a chef in Mexico and her aunt opened one of Tijuana's first cooking schools, where Marcela got her first job.  She studied at the Los Angeles Culinary Institute and graduated with a degree in classic French pastry from the Ritz Escoffier cooking school in Paris.  Marcela's passion for cooking and her classical training won her a job as food editor at Bon Appetit magazine.  She went on to participate in The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, coming in fourth place on the show.  The Discovery Familia original production Relatos con sabor was the first series she filmed for television, but she has appeared on numerous shows on the Food Network and hosted its series Mexican Made Easy.  Marcela is also the author of several books, including Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor and Mexican Made Easy.

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Part of Discovery Communications, Discovery Familia is the only Spanish-language channel dedicated entirely to Hispanic mothers and the things that matter in their lives: their children, their homes and their time. During the day, the Discovery Kids block provides a safe environment for children aged 2-6 with entertaining, research-based programming to prepare them for the world around them. In the evening, the channel offers programming for moms, focusing on such topics as childcare, the home, food, health and beauty. With trustworthy content and top-quality entertainment, Discovery Familia is a place for Hispanic moms and their children to call "home."  For more information, please follow us on Facebook at

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