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
Sometimes you just need a little fresh salsa in your life! I threw this recipe together on a busy Monday night and it couldn't have been easier. Another bonus: you can eat this with just about anything. I first served this fresh goodness on top of a grilled steak and then the next morning over… Continue reading Simple Salsa!
I had a very fun end to 2016 - a trip to New Orleans (despite a dislocated shoulder), cruise to the Bahamas, and holiday celebrations with friends and family. All of this fun (and physical therapy) however, meant that I lost sight of my healthy eating and exercise habits. Like most of us, I decided… Continue reading Back on Track with Butternut Squash
I recently tried Kodiak Cakes pancake mix (Power Cakes, Protein Packed) and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I'll make pancakes for breakfast once in a blue moon, but this mix boasts 14g of protein for 3, 4-inch pancakes...so I wanted to give it a try. I prepared the batter with milk (which brought the protein… Continue reading Pumpkin Power Cake Muffins