White bean and butternut squash soup with baby kale

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | September 14th, 2014 | 0 Comments
You know those foods that you love as an adult but didn't think you liked as a kid? And if you didn't like it as a kid, it's because (a) you never had it prepared well, or  (b) you never had it prepared for you at all. For me, one of those foods is butternut squash, because (b) my mom never made it. Zucchini and yellow squash,  yes, but deliciously sweet and nutty butternut squash, never. It wasn't easy, but I've forgiven my mother (rea Read More...
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Guest post: 4 Ways to Survive Weeknight Dinners

By Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD | September 7th, 2014 | 3 Comments
I’m not going to sugarcoat it: Making dinner every night is hard. It’s not the cooking that’s usually the issue. It’s all the stuff that comes with it, like crazy work schedules, middle schoolers dashi Read More...
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Wine o’clock: 2013 Tavel Rosé

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | August 29th, 2014 | 0 Comments
On our Labor Day weekend menu: a short getaway with dear friends, fab food, and another winning wine pick. We're saying goodbye to summer with the 2013 Tavel Chateau de Trinquevedel Rosé from the Rhone Valley. Clean and bright, sweet and fruity Read More...
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Back to school: Thinking outside the lunchbox

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | August 22nd, 2014 | 0 Comments
I love seeing friends' pics of their children on my Facebook page this week.  Proud, smiling, eager faces ready for their first day back at school, photographed by their proud, smiling, even more eager parents ready to send off th Read More...
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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 - th Read More...

Guest Post: Five Timeless Nutrition Truths

By Andy Bellatti MS, RD | July 19th, 2014 | 1 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...
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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