Food

Overnight Oats with Grapes and Pecans

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

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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

Five on Friday · Sport

5 Ways to NOT Skip Your Workout

We all know that physical activity is good for us - it helps with weight loss and/or maintenance, blood sugar control, and heart health (just to name a few benefits). Another great thing about exercise is that there are countless different ways someone can be active. Some folks run, others lift weights, rock climb, golf, play soccer,… Continue reading 5 Ways to NOT Skip Your Workout

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