Food · Nutrition

Coconutty Apple Snack

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

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Five on Friday · Nutrition

5 Foods that Fight Inflammation

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

Food · Nutrition · Sweet Tooth

A “Toast” to Registered Dietitians

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

Food · Nutrition · Sport

Wake Up, Water!

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!