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Diet Diva

Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus. 

  • Nov 16 2012

    Book Review: 1000 Low Calorie Recipes

    Jackie Newgent is an amazing dietitian, chef and friend, but that is not why I adore her new book, 1000 Low-Calorie Recipes. This is a gem of a cookbook. Not only is it loaded with healthy recipes, everything I’ve made from pizza to salad dress...

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  • Oct 17 2012

    Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins this Fall

    Today's post was inspired by a recent trip to the pumpkin patch with my five-year-old-son. Pumpkins seem to be the shining crop of fall -- they are fun to pick, great for carving, and the best of all, they are absolutely delicious in almost anyth...

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  • Jul 06 2012

    Where is Your Money Spent at the Grocery Store?

    Whenever I take clients on grocery store tours, I always talk to them about the following things: Fill the majority of your cart with plant-based foods--fruits, veggies, whole grains, beansNever go to the grocery store hungry to prevent impu...

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  • Jun 29 2012

    Be Adventurous on the Grill – Unusual Grilling Ideas!

    Summer’s here! Why not spend some more time outside on the grill? Everything tastes better on the grill! Grilling meats reduces the fat content because it allows the fat to drip off the grill. The grill isn’t just for hot dogs, hamburgers, an...

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  • Jun 22 2012

    Simple Summer Eating

    The best part of the year and my favorite time of the year is finally here! That’s right …it’s summer time. Warmer temperatures mean more days spent outdoors, more pool days with the kids, backyard BBQ’s, vacations, and many other social events...

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  • Jun 20 2012

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Red Peppers

    Are you ready to liven up your summer with something sweet and vibrant? Red pepper is the perfect superfood to incorporate into your diet this summer! This crunchy and slightly sweet food has a vibrant color that will liven up any summer meal....

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  • Jun 15 2012

    “Man Food” Makeover

    Father’s Day is right around the corner. Why not make some healthy “man foods” for your man, or yourself! Typical man foods (wings, pizza, burgers, Sloppy Joes, onion rings, French fries) are normally full of saturated fat, sodium, empty calori...

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  • Jun 11 2012

    A Small But Mighty After-School Snack!

    Want to provide your children with a nutritious after-school snack that prevents excessive calorie intake and increases satiety (feeling satisfied longer)? Small but mighty, raisins might be your snack of choice! A recent study found that chil...

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  • Jun 04 2012

    Best Toppings For Your Pizza!

    If you’re like I am, you enjoy a nice greasy slice of pizza (or two…or three…). Just like the next guy, but you may be wondering, “How can I possibly make this meal of oh-so-good cheese, sauce, and bread of any nutritional worth?” Take this lit...

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  • May 31 2012

    Super Spice of the Week: Turmeric

    You may have been keeping up with my blog and reading about the superfoods and super nutrients. Well, I’d like to introduce you to the very first…wait for it…. super spice! It’s turmeric. You may have heard of it. You may even know about its nu...

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About the Author


Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.