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
Inflammation is our body's response to different stressors. Short-term inflammation is beneficial. For example, if you get a cut, the skin surrounding the wound begins to turn red and may swell slightly; these reactions occur to heal the wound. Long-term, or chronic inflammation on the other hand, can be detrimental to our health. This type… Continue reading 5 Foods that Fight Inflammation
Reading the nutrition facts panel can be confusing and a lot of people don't know where to begin! Understanding the label and how to use it for your personal needs can make a big difference to your health. Here are 5 of my favorite tips for reading the nutrition facts panel: 1. Start with the serving… Continue reading 5 Tips for Reading the Nutrition Facts Panel
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!
It's done, I've finished my first (maybe not my last) Whole30! If you aren't familiar with the Whole30, it is a program designed to reset your nutrition, stop unhealthy cravings, restore a healthy metabolism, promote healing of your digestive tract, and a slew of other things - in short, it's designed to change your life. The… Continue reading Whole30 Reflections