The Beet

A weekly column where nutrition editor and registered dietitian Lisa Valente tackles buzzy nutrition topics and tells you what you need to know, with science and a little bit of sass.

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Is Pesto Healthy? Here’s What a Dietitian Says

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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I'm a Dietitian and This Is My Go-to Breakfast

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’m a Dietitian, This Is the One Vegetable I Never Leave the Grocery Store Without

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.

10 Best Healthy Snacks to Buy at Costco, According to a Dietitian

Stock up on these better-for-you snacks next time you make a Costco run.