Looking for a way to jazz up your usual snack of apples and peanut butter? Try adding toasted coconut flakes! Add toasted coconut flakes to a deep plate or bowl, then just dip your apple slice in some natural peanut butter and dunk it into the coconut flakes so that they stick to the peanut… Continue reading Coconutty Apple Snack
I am a big fan of overnight oats - they are simple to prepare in advance and perfect to grab for breakfast on a busy morning. This recipe is one that I adapted from SELF magazine's Ready Set Sweat Challenge library of recipes. I removed the sources of added sugar from the orginial recipe (honey,… Continue reading Overnight Oats with Grapes and Pecans
Try this sweet and simple recipe for your next cocktail party! Ingredients 1 cup crumbled goat cheese 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup honey 12 Italian prune plums, pitted and quartered 1 cup walnut pieces 1 baguette Mix the cheese and yogurt well. Add 2 tablespoons of honey to the cheese and yogurt mixture.… Continue reading Honeyed Plum Crostini
I love salsa - you can have it as a healthy snack, use it to top a grilled fillet of fish, or even add it to your morning omelet. I love to try different salsa recipes using whatever produce is in season or on sale at the store. This time around it was radishes! I… Continue reading RADish & Cucumber Salsa
March is an exciting time of year for nutrition professionals. First of all, it's National Nutrition Month, and second, today is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day! For those who don't know, a registered dietitian (RD) has a degree in nutrition, dietetics, or a related field, has completed an internship, and has passed a registration exam.… Continue reading A “Toast” to Registered Dietitians
I was excited to try this flavored water the other morning before my workout. Avitae is a 0 calorie, naturally caffeinated water; perfect for those mornings when you need a little boost- without cream, sugar, chemicals, or calories! Avitae: Tara Tested, Tara Approved! This is a great alternative to a morning cup of coffee or a pre-workout energy drink… Continue reading Wake Up, Water!
I timed my Whole30 program just right so that I would be finished up by the Super Bowl - a friend- and food-filled day for most. Once you finish the Whole30 program, you are supposed to add certain foods back into your diet gradually, adding only one category (i.e. dairy) for one day, going back… Continue reading Chex It Out!