Guest post: The Mental Game

By Andrea Duke, PhD | July 29th, 2014 | 0 Comments
What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there somewhere...The smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you. --- Inception   We’ve all seen the inspirational quotes, trying hard to pump us up or ignite some Read More...

Guest Post: Five Timeless Nutrition Truths

By Andy Bellatti MS, RD | July 19th, 2014 | 0 Comments
It is true that when it comes to nutrition, what works for me may not always work for you. Some of us operate better eating three square meals a day; others are daylong grazers. A substantial smoothie can be the perfect breakfast for Read More...

Summer comfort food: fruit salad with a kick

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | July 16th, 2014 | 0 Comments
  THIS is how I grew up eating fresh vegetables and fruits. Carrot, jicama, and cucumber sticks, apple slices, pineapple, oranges, and melons all had a sprinkle of chile spices. The Mexican-inspired preparation of "fruta con Read More...
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Water of the week: Pineapple

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | July 13th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Are you kids still drinking sodas, energy drinks, or (gulp), Capri-Sun to stay cool this summer? Kick their sugary-drinks to the curb, and make hydration fun and appealing with fruit-flavored waters. Of course, they'll like them! Duri Read More...

Easy Sunday food prep: Mint & lemon ice cubes

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | June 29th, 2014 | 0 Comments
  If your schedule allows it, Sunday is the ideal day to shop, plan, and prep meals. Planning and prepping not only makes your weekday load easier, it also sets a healthy tone for the week ahead, especially if you're pla Read More...

Creamy fresh fruit popsicles

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | June 27th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Confession: I didn't grow up with fresh fruit popsicles. My siblings and I used our popsicle molds, but we filled them with (gulp!) Kool-aid. Or Tang! It was the 70s, and processed food was still considered a treat. Fast forward to today, and so Read More...
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Wine o’ clock: Rosé to the rescue

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | June 23rd, 2014 | 0 Comments
With the summer solstice passed, we've reached the home stretch for the Texas heat that will no doubt haunt us until late August. Rosé to the rescue! Sean and I were pleasantly surprised by this 2013 Domaine de la Sangliére's Cuvée Speci Read More...

Tuesday tip: The 5-minute rule

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | June 17th, 2014 | 12 Comments
My friend, Leslie, recently posted a video from her vacation. In the short clip, she's watching a local in Jamaica slice open a coconut. But, never mind the coconut.  I'm watching her. OK, I'm watching her bikini bod. Leslie's been working o Read More...
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Tuesday tip: Blanch it and forget it

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | May 27th, 2014 | 0 Comments
If you want your family to eat their veggies, you've got to vary both what you prep and how you prep it. Make it appealing and make it taste good, and they'll come back for seconds. It's that simple. Somedays I keep veggies fresh in a salad; Read More...

Lentil, beet, and carrot “earth” salad

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | May 15th, 2014 | 0 Comments
As much as I enjoy fresh greens, there's something perfectly satisfying about a beautiful bean salad. Hearty enough for a one dish meal without weighing you down, it's the kind of dish that leaves a "that was delicious, and I had just e 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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