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Diet Diva

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

  • Nov 09 2012

    Let's Talk About Chili

    I’m sure we may all have a special memory that involves chili. This warm dish often signifies fall and cool weather; it warms you up from the inside out. Maybe you had chili while sitting snuggling by the fire, a chili cheese dog right after a ...

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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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  • Sep 04 2012

    Super Spice of the Week: Cinnamon

    Are you looking for more creative ways to spice up your cooking and add flavor to your dishes? As mothers and the prominent chefs of the house, we are always looking for ways to make our food taste better or to get our children to eat the food...

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  • Aug 01 2012

    Super Spice of the Week: Ginger

    Ginger has been used since ancient times as a healing medicine in Asian, Arabic, and Indian cultures.Ginger has a spicy and slightly sweet taste with a strong, pungent aroma. Ginger is rich in volatile oils,essential fatty acids, beta-carotene, an...

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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 25 2012

    Juicing vs. Blending: What’s Better?

    Are you confused on whether it’s better to juice or blend? The truth is they are both fantastic options to go with on our quest to “Live more fruitfully.” Whether you like to juice your fruits and vegetables or blend them, both are easy ways to...

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  • Apr 11 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Papaya

    There may be no better way to start a day than with a bowl of ripe papaya cut into chunks! This bright orange fruit is easy to digest, tastes great, and has a ton of nutritional benefits! That’s why papaya just happens to be my super food of th...

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  • Nov 14 2011

    Foodily App

    At the end of a long work day, do you ever struggle to come up with ideas for dinner? Believe me, I have been there numerous times, especially if it is one of those days where nothing sounds good. Well, have I got a solution for you! A Fun F...

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  • Nov 02 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Pecans

    Nuts are high on my list of favorite superfoods. They're full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that keep our bodies going strong, and they taste great too! I love all types of nuts, especially those that can really make a difference in o...

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  • Oct 28 2011

    Is It Possible to Have a Healthy Halloween?

    Halloween is approaching fast, and, if your kids are like mine, they love candy and would eat it as their meal if they could! Here are six tips for a healthier Halloween to prevent your children from filling up on non-nutritious foods all da...

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About the Author


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