Can a cleanse cancel out Christmas cookies?

By Claudia Zapata | 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 "T Read More...

Unwrap Goodness: Vegan & Vegetarian Tamales

By Claudia Zapata | December 17th, 2014 | 13 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 tamal Read More...

The problem with cheat meals

By Claudia Zapata | 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 Read More...

Healthy holiday gift guide 2014

By Claudia Zapata | November 21st, 2014 | 0 Comments
After putting together this year's healthy holiday gift guide, I realized I had unwittingly picked a basket of goodies that was one part cute gym gear and most parts recovery and rejoice after the sweat. Welcome to 2014's list of a few Read More...

Giving up Diet Coke: an RD spills all

By Claudia Zapata | November 17th, 2014 | 24 Comments
The irony of the beginnings of my Diet Coke habit does not escape me. What happened after I gave it up, however, was completely unexpected (hang on for the suspense). It was 1998, and I was back in college to pursue a graduate degr Read More...

Healthy in a hurry: rotisserie chicken tacos

By Claudia Zapata | November 3rd, 2014 | 2 Comments
The key to healthy eating is planning, but sometimes (OK, lots of times), you scramble. Whether it's a busy weekday or a lazy Sunday, there are those days when you need a good shortcut. Not takeout, not delivery and not a froz Read More...

Feminine Fierce

By Andrea Duke, PhD | October 26th, 2014 | 1 Comments
Femininity. The word that packs a punch, embodies different ideals and notions to women. For some, it’s about equality. For others, it’s about lace and beauty. For Lauren Fleshman, a professional runner, it’s about being proud – proud of what you Read More...

Guest post: 7 Burning Questions About Cooking Oils

By Andy Bellatti MS, RD | October 20th, 2014 | 5 Comments
Oils are an essential part of every home cook's pantry. While their role in the kitchen is simple – oils add flavor, help impart creamy textures, and can aid in the browning process of some foods – their role in our d Read More...

The healthiest move I make

By Claudia Zapata | October 1st, 2014 | 21 Comments
While tucked away, the house cried out for help. Knee-high weeds plagued the grass, overgrown shrubs blocked the garage door, and the front door behind an iron gate didn't invite. I checked the address one more time to make sure I was in the Read More...