Easy Asian slaw with creamy ginger dressing

By Elizabeth Hopson | April 26th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Claudia’s recent veggie fried farro post is the inspiration for my sharing one of our own family favorites  - a delicious Asian slaw. There is something so satisfying about the freshness and crunch of this slaw, and it is so easy to make (warning: and just as easy to finish), we often make a big batch of Asian Slaw at the beginning of the week, and and enjoy it all week long. To prepare the slaw, I just pull out my mandolin and get slicing. It Read More...
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Push-up #likeagirl

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | April 25th, 2015 | 0 Comments
I've been loving the latest addition to my workout routine: Tabata Thursdays. Tabata is a type of high intensity interval training that involves eight 20-second all-out bursts, with 10-second recoveries in between for a total of 4 minutes. You can apply Read More...
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Veggie fried farro

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | April 19th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Welcome to the new generation of comfort food. A mix of hearty grains with lots of veggies and a healthy dose of garlic and ginger, this veggie fried farro is a family favorite, and I can't believe I've taken this long to post the easy, one-pot recipe. Read More...
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Planking our way to summer 2015: the side plank

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | April 14th, 2015 | 1 Comments
Remember the "planking our way to summer" challenge back in 2013?  We were all about holding the traditional forearm plank, and eventually (and it was a long eventually), I worked my way to a personal record of 7 minutes, 30 sec Read More...
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Tuesday video tip: prepping kale 101

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | April 7th, 2015 | 2 Comments
Welcome to my first video tip: a quick instructional on prepping lacinato kale for a salad. From how to tear the leaves off the stem to softening the leaves and ideas on what foods go well in a kale salad, I'll show you how to mix up healt Read More...
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Sprouted grains & almond meal chicken fingers

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | March 30th, 2015 | 0 Comments
  You know those days when you want something fried and maybe just a little salty? Yeah, me too. A healthier take on panko chicken, this delicious recipe for breaded chicken breasts was recently calling my name. Loudly. Read More...
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Fitness: Warm up like a champ

By Tom Trevino | March 11th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mark Allen had a thing for warmups. The elite level triathlete reportedly started his long workouts with a leisurely 15 minute walk, before moving on to a very slow jog for a mile or so, and then gradually and progressively building to his tr Read More...
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Almond flour and coconut flour: a primer

By Andy Bellatti MS, RD | March 10th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Over the past few years, almonds and coconuts have commanded national attention, not only as nutritious additions to our diets, but also as tasty and versatile ingredients. By now, many of us are familiar with almond butter, almond mil Read More...
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Stocking the healthy kitchen, part 2: the pantry

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | March 9th, 2015 | 1 Comments
Thank you so much for the great response to my healthfully stocked and organized fridge post last week. The reactions to the picture of my refrigerator on my Facebook page were especially heartwarming and hilarious: "i Read More...
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