Author name: Krista Linares, MPH, RD

Krista Linares, MPH, RDN is a Registered Dietitian. She specializes in Latino food culture and foodways, and is an expert in the intersection of nutrition and Latino food. In addition to running a private practice specializing in PCOS management, Krista is an in demand public speaker and writer. Credentials and Education: - Master of Public Health/Coordinated RD Program: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2018 - Registered Dietitian since 2019

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Is Mole Healthy? A Latina Dietitian Explains the Benefits

If you’re wondering if mole is healthy, it may be because you’re not used to hearing about the health benefits of traditional Mexican foods.  As a Latina dietitian, I’ve spent years talking to Latinos about food and nutrition. Time and time again, I hear them say they’ve been told to avoid traditional Latino foods. But […]

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It’s National Nutrition Month®: Here’s How it Connects to the Latine Community

It’s National Nutrition Month®, and the theme for 2024 is Beyond the Table. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this year’s theme encourages us to think about more than just the nutrients on our plate. I’m a Latina dietitian who advocates for Latine foods and helps people learn about just how healthy our

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30 Healthy Mexican Side Dishes Recommended by a Registered Dietitian

As a Latina Dietitian, I сan’t recommend these healthy Mexican side dishes enough! So many of my clients say they need more ideas of healthy side dishes they can make that go with their favorite Mexican food.  They’re surprised to find out that plenty of the Mexican dishes they already know and love are actually

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Cacahuates Locos Recipe (Spicy Mexican Peanuts)

These Mexican spicy peanuts (cacahuates locos) are a fun, easy, and healthy snack! The inspiration for these hot spicy peanuts comes from Tostilocos–a popular snack you can get from street vendor carts.  If you’ve ever seen pictures of Tostilocos, they look really decadent! There are so many layers, ingredients, and flavors going on! Which is

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