Lisa Valente

Lisa Valente, M.S., RD

Lisa Valente is a registered dietitian and the senior digital nutrition editor for EatingWell. She always wants to keep things realistic for our readers when it comes to explaining healthy eating, nutrition science and trends. She loves pasta and chocolate, and also helping people eat more veggies. A mom to two young boys, and a dog, she stays busy playing with trains and blocks, hiking, skiing and exploring all the great things there are to do in Vermont.

Because bread can absolutely be a part of a healthy diet, but some are better for you than others.
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These TJ’s snacks help satisfy your tastebuds and are nutritious. Here are our registered dietitian's picks.
Save the math equations for another time. Here are four reasons why I don't love counting calories.
Yes—gasp—dietitians eat bread. Here’s why I recommend this type.
He’s identified 5 pillars that are important for brain health and also one healthy habit that’s extra important. 
These healthy energy balls made with peanut butter, chocolate and dehydrated blueberries deliver a mixture of simple and complex carbohydrates to help fuel you up whenever you need a little boost.
Is this tasty sauce too good to be true? Here, we break down the nutrition of pesto and tell you more about how to enjoy it.
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Their Life’s Simple 7 checklist can help you assess your risk and make a plan for taking steps to a healthier heart.
Should you be worried about pesticides on your fruits and vegetables? We talked to an expert to find out more.
I have a lot of TJ’s favorites, but this is the food that always ends up in my cart.
I’ve been a vegetarian for almost 15 years—here’s what I wish I knew before I gave up meat.
Get all the nutrition of spaghetti squash, plus all the convenience of pasta with SOLELY's dried spaghetti squash.
It’s made up of four ingredients that have been shunned in certain nutrition circles—but here’s why I think it deserves some love.
I buy lots of fruits and veggies at the store, but the humble potato is always stocked at my house. Here’s why I think potatoes deserve a spot on your plate, too.
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They've got veggie in the name, so they must be better for you than potato chips right? Here's what a registered dietitian thinks. 
Should you change what you eat if you’re type A or type O? Here’s what you should know about the Blood Type Diet.
If you have kids, pets or like to drink wine or coffee—consider this cleaning spray a must-have.
Hate to break it to you—but this expensive "candy" vitamin probably isn’t going to make you any healthier.
Like many of us, Taryn Newton had some high highs and low lows last year, but her knack for keeping it real on Instagram and looking on the bright side is helping her family and others improve their lives in realistic ways.
A healthy gut helps keep your immune system strong. Plus, new research continues to link gut health with COVID-19 severity and symptoms. We sat down with Will Bulsiewicz, M.D. to get the scoop on the latest gut-health research and what to eat to keep your gut strong and healthy.
Poor pasta. It always gets a bad reputation, but noodles can actually be good for you. Here we took a look at some of the best noodles to eat for your health.
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It's my favorite pasta shape and I haven't had it months. If you miss this noodle, here's where you can get it.
Stock up on these better-for-you snacks next time you make a Costco run.
Technically, I could think of a few things you shouldn’t do. But as diet season kicks off, here’s one thing I hope you’ll skip.