Lisa Valente
Lisa Valente

Lisa Valente, M.S., RD

Lisa Valente is a registered dietitian and nutrition editor. She studied at the University of Vermont, where she completed her undergraduate studies in nutrition, food science and dietetics, and attended the dietetic internship program at Massachusetts General Hospital to become a registered dietitian. She went on to earn a master's degree in nutrition communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She was a nutrition editor at EatingWell for eight years. Prior to EatingWell, Lisa worked as a research dietitian at Griffin Hospital in Connecticut and also taught cooking and nutrition classes. She was a featured speaker at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in 2017. Lisa always wants to keep things realistic for 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.
If you get sick with COVID-19, there are certain foods and drinks that may help you feel better. A registered dietitian shares which ones are best.
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Try these 7 probiotic-rich, fermented foods for gut health. The good bacteria may improve digestion, boost immunity, promote a healthy weight and more. Read on to learn the best fermented foods for a healthier gut.
Finding a quick breakfast option that will sustain you through the morning can be tough. Here we compare peanut butter toast to cereal with milk to see which is more sustaining and nutrient-dense.
The claims that celery juice is a cure-all drink are not backed by science. Here's what you need to know about celery nutrition, including health benefits and potential side effects.
These nutrient-packed foods are easy to eat and easy to find.
Eating more of these foods can help you with your weight-loss goals while keeping you full and satisfied.
All fruits are good for you and nutrient-rich. But if you're watching your carbs, some are lower than others.
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Your guide to eating more whole foods and reducing processed foods. These are our best tips to help you start eating clean—recipes included.
When you're looking for a high-protein food to eat, these healthy options all deliver more than 6 grams.
All fruits are good for you and nutrient-rich. But if you're watching your carbs, some are lower than others.
Your guide to eating more whole foods and reducing processed foods. These are our best tips to help you start eating clean—recipes included.
When you're looking for a high-protein food to eat, these healthy options all deliver more than 6 grams.
We love the classic peppermint bark, along with dark chocolate bark and even personalized tins for true peppermint bark aficionados.
Learn what to look for in a snack so that it helps with weight loss and how to make evening snacks fit into a healthy diet.
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If you have weight loss goals, quick and satisfying lunches can be hard to find. Not only are these lunch ideas high-fiber and low-calorie, but they are filled with healthy ingredients like avocado and whole grains. The Green Goddess Sandwich and the Chicken Salad-Stuffed Avocados are delicious meals for the lunchtime slump. 
Poor pasta. It always gets a bad reputation, but noodles can actually be good for you. Here we looked at some of the best noodles to eat for your health.
These recipes are packed with protein and vegetables to create a well-rounded meal that's on the table in 30 minutes or less.
If cutting out meat, dairy and eggs leaves you confused about how to eat a healthy, balanced diet, you're in the right place.
Peanut Butter Energy Balls
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These healthy peanut butter and chocolate energy balls deliver a mixture of simple and complex carbohydrates to help fuel you up whenever you need a little boost.
Meal prep can help you lose weight by setting you up for success. When you have a healthy plan in place you're less likely to grab take-out and processed foods on the run. Here are EatingWell's best meal-prep recipes for weight loss that are rich in veggies, fruits, whole grains, healthy protein and fat to help you reach your weight loss goals in a healthy way.
If you're following a vegetarian diet, try these meatless and plant-based options to get your protein.
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We compared the nutrition stats of each yogurt to help you make your choice. Plus, we looked at the environmental impact to help you decide which yogurt to eat.
Try these nine Mediterranean diet foods.
These potassium-rich foods might surprise you.
When it comes to a healthy immune system, certain nutrients can help. But there isn't one vitamin or mineral that can protect you from the coronavirus or the flu.
A healthy lunch doesn't have to be expensive. Stick to your budget by making your lunch at home and packing it for work.
Most of us don't get enough vegetables even though we know they're super healthy. Here's how you can eat more, according to a dietitian, without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
Learn more about why cabbage is so healthy and get information on benefits including weight loss, inflammation and gut health.