Giving up Diet Coke: an RD spills all

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | November 17th, 2014 | 14 Comments
The irony of the beginnings of my Diet Coke habit does not escape me. What happened after I gave it up, however, was completely unexpected (hang on for the suspense). It was 1998, and I was back in college to pursue a graduate degree - in nutrition. I didn't drink coffee, hadn't discovered green tea, and started turning to Diet Coke to keep me going during three-hour classes on subjects like maternal and infant nutrition. Plenty of other nutrition student Read More...
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Guest post: Roasting the perfect turkey

By Elizabeth Hopson | November 10th, 2014 | 0 Comments
There is something about the holidays that instills a little fear and anxiety in everyone. We tend to forget what the season is really about: family, love, friends, joy, and giving thanks. I want to ease a little of this pain by emp Read More...

Healthy in a hurry: rotisserie chicken tacos

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | November 3rd, 2014 | 2 Comments
The key to healthy eating is planning, but sometimes (OK, lots of times), you scramble. Whether it's a busy weekday or a lazy Sunday, there are those days when you need a good shortcut. Not takeout, not delivery and not a frozen pi Read More...
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Feminine Fierce

By Andrea Duke, PhD | October 26th, 2014 | 1 Comments
Femininity. The word that packs a punch, embodies different ideals and notions to women. For some, it’s about equality. For others, it’s about lace and beauty. For Lauren Fleshman, a professional runner, it’s about being proud – proud of what you can do and w Read More...

Guest post: 7 Burning Questions About Cooking Oils

By Andy Bellatti MS, RD | October 20th, 2014 | 1 Comments
Oils are an essential part of every home cook's pantry. While their role in the kitchen is simple – oils add flavor, help impart creamy textures, and can aid in the browning process of some foods – their role in our diets is Read More...

The healthiest move I make

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | October 1st, 2014 | 20 Comments
While tucked away, the house cried out for help. Knee-high weeds plagued the grass, overgrown shrubs blocked the garage door, and the front door behind an iron gate didn't invite. I checked the address one more time to make sure I was in the rig Read More...
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Succulent fig, spicy berry and super greens salad

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | September 22nd, 2014 | 0 Comments
  We all have a Martha Stewart in our circle. You know that one woman, whom no matter what the task, takes it to another level. Wraps gifts like an elf, puts on parties like a professional party planner, and generally m Read More...

Tuesday tip: soaking the bite outta onions

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | September 16th, 2014 | 0 Comments
My husband and son love onions, especially when served raw (condolences welcome). However, our youngest daughter can't stand the sight or smell of them and many a meal will be rejected if there's even a trace of an onion. And yes, I' Read More...
cl Claudia Zapata, MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and fitness enthusiast who blogs about enjoying healthy eating and exercise. With recipes and wine selections, workouts for all levels, and everyday wellness tips, Claudia celebrates good health.
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