Plan/prioritize/lie: how to carve out me-time in 3 easy steps

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | January 27th, 2015 | 0 Comments
"A prior commitment" is my vague but important-sounding code phrase for working out. Say the receptionist at the dentist's office wants to schedule an appointment for 11 a.m. next Wednesday. "I'm sorry. That won't work for me. I have a prior commitment." No need for her to know the prior commitment is a lunch-time Pilates class.  Ditto for the repairman who wants to come at 10 on Friday morning when my friends and I have a standing appointment Read More...
Lentil soup

Lentil and leftover veggies soup

By Elizabeth Hopson | January 12th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Need to clean out your fridge and make good on your resolution to eat more vegetables? This lentil and vegetable soup recipe is the perfect way to empty the veggie bin on a Sunday and enjoy a healthy and delicious meal all week long (and it's even Read More...

Try something new: Truffle parsnip fries

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | January 11th, 2015 | 0 Comments
  Five years ago, I had never cooked Brussels sprouts or butternut squash, and I had never purchased, much lest massaged kale. Now all favorites, I can't believe how long my family and I were missing out. Think about the last ti Read More...
Healthy green Smoothie on wooden table

Can a cleanse cancel out Christmas cookies?

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | January 4th, 2015 | 4 Comments
Whether it's too many of Sean's fries I ate or one too many of glasses of wine I drank, I don't believe in calling it cheating.  I enjoy what I eat and move on without the side of guilt. In case you missed it, check out "The pro Read More...
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Unwrap Goodness: Vegan & Vegetarian Tamales

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | December 17th, 2014 | 2 Comments
First things first: thanks for the vote of confidence, but these tamales are not for sale.  It takes me such a ridiculous amount of time to spread the masa on the husk, I'd have to sell them by the single. I never made tamales Read More...
picadillo tostada

Guest post: Festive tostada bar

By Elizabeth Hopson | December 15th, 2014 | 0 Comments
In our house, the holidays are all about sitting around the kitchen table with the ones we love most. It doesn’t have to be an extravagant, expensive, or a typically unhealthy "holiday" meal to have a lot of fun. Although I’m always grat Read More...

The problem with cheat meals

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | December 9th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Is it because I'm a dietitian or are you also hearing about "cheat meals" like it's your job? Your friends apologize while reaching for the bread basket, with the "this is my cheat meal" disclaimer. Others go all out with a 16-hour "cheat day. 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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