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
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 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
Have you ever tried a black radish? I didn't know black radishes existed until the other day when I spotted them in the produce section. I'm used to brightly colored red radishes and was surprised to see these dark, dirty looking vegetables among the other colorful selections. With a little help from Google, I learned… Continue reading Roasted Black Radishes
We recently had a "Brain Food" themed potluck at my office - I love potlucks! Everyone was encouraged to bring in a food or dish that featured an ingredient shown to improve memory or cognitive function. I knew that I wanted to use blueberries - a fruit packed with antioxidants that has been shown in… Continue reading Brain Food Potluck – Blueberry Avocado Muffins
One of the perks of waking up early on a Sunday morning is making it to the early fitness classes at LA Fitness. This morning I gave the 8:30 am Boot Camp class a shot! I arrived a few minutes early to set up my area - I followed what everyone else was doing and… Continue reading Sunday Morning Boot Camp