White bean and asparagus salad on arugula

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | April 13th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Now that you know how to store your asparagus, how about a fresh, new way to serve this spring beauty? Tossed with a lemon dressing and served over arugula, this asparagus and white bean mix meets all my requirements for the perfect salad: seasonal, refreshing but yet filling, packed with nutrients, and of course, delicious. It's also very pretty, making it ideal to serve at your next get-together or summer barbecue (grilling the asparagus would Read More...

Wine o’clock: 2011 Black Slate la Vilella Alta

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | April 11th, 2014 | 0 Comments
It's wine o'clock again. Finally. Our apologies for the lapse between wine posts, which wasn't due to a lack of trying, er tasting. To toast our comeback, we've picked a beautiful blend from Spain. The 2011 Black Slate is a red Read More...

Tuesday tip: storing asparagus

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | April 9th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Spring has sprung, and with it comes one of my favorite vegetables of the season: asparagus. A cinch to prep (just trim off the ends and go), asparagus is my top "get something ready in a hurry" veggie, and also my go-to when I want to "debloat Read More...
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Pretty, purple Brussels sprouts with pine nuts

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | March 26th, 2014 | 2 Comments
When I came across purple Brussels sprouts at the grocery store, I had to have them. I love beautiful colors on my plate, and other than the occasional radicchio or cabbage in salads, the color purple rarely makes an appearan Read More...
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Guest post: Appreciate and respect the rest days

By Andrea Duke, PhD | March 9th, 2014 | 0 Comments
As humans, we are programmed to GO, not STOP.  Americans have the longest workdays and workweeks, along with the least amount of holiday time off.  According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, only 57% of U.S. workers use the leave d Read More...
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Cleanse this: 3 days of raw food and juice

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | February 26th, 2014 | 4 Comments
I don't cleanse. I don't fast. I don't even skip breakfast. I have a healthy diet and a healthy appetite, and I enjoy food and eating. But, ever since I dined at Sarma Melngailis' raw, organic, vegan restaurant, Pure Food an Read More...

Congrats Dr. Duke!

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | February 10th, 2014 | 1 Comments
Andrea Duke wears many hats: a wife and a mother to two young children, ages 2 and 5; an adjunct professor at the University of Texas San Antonio and the University of Incarnate Word; owner of Athletica Consulting; director of The Training Ground; a guest co 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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