Tara Collingwood

4th of July Grilling


Your 4th of July may look a little different this year, but it can still be special and tasty! If you’re not able to hang with your loved ones, maybe you can do a virtual BBQ together and cook the same recipes and compare the end product!

I shop at ALDI all the time so I have partnered with them because it’s so much more affordable to get organics, fresh meat, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options so conveniently! Of course, as a dietitian I make sure I always have veggies. One way to get the […]

Family Meal Ideas During Quarantine


This is a great time to try some new recipes because you might have more time to search up some recipes and add a few to your repertoire when life gets back to normal.

Here are some suggestions!

Meal 1:  You can make all 3 items at the same time.  The pork chops in the oven, potatoes in the air fryer, and veggies on the stovetop.

Baked Pork Chops
Air fryer French fries
Green beans (or veggie of choice) on skillet

Meal 2:  Stir Fry is a great way to use up any […]

Making Your Groceries Last Longer and Prevent Waste


Now that we are well into social distancing and stay at home orders of this COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are limiting their trips to the grocery store. How can you manage to store that food a little bit longer to try to stretch the days between trips out of the house?

• Invest in produce savers. Many options exist on Amazon from green bags to containers to freshness saver balls. These will keep your produce from going bad as quickly.

• Remove rubber bands from any produce like greens, carrots, and others that might come with a rubber band […]

Staying Fit and Healthy Under Quarantine


You’re stuck at home. Maybe you’re working from home or homeschooling your kids, or maybe you are just dying of boredom, feeling like a prisoner in your own home! With stress and feeling confined also comes emotional eating and fatigue.

You have a choice. You can panic and eat and drink too much, or you can decide to reset your bodies and focus on YOU.  Take this time when you might have a little bit more time, a little less on your work plate and better yourself.  Don’t obsess over watching the news.  Improve your health so […]

8 Ways to Cut Out the Extras

Losing weight is not easy, and it gets infinitely more difficult around the holiday season. In the past, you have probably tried diet after diet that may have worked in the beginning but then you stray a little bit and the pounds start creeping back up. Why does it always seem to much harder to lose than the time before? Believe me, I have seen this with many of the clients I work with.


When I have clients track what they are eating, some of them tend to forget to write the “extras” down. What do I mean by […]

Football Season = Reason to Tailgate!


I unashamedly can admit that I am a football girl. Born and raised in Wisconsin, I bleed green and gold, but I like all football from high school to college to my Green Bay Packers. And we all know that football games are a perfect reason to tailgate!

I shop at ALDI all the time so I have partnered with them, mainly because when I’m feeding my crew of boys, it’s so much more affordable to get organics, fresh meat, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options so conveniently! Of course, as a dietitian I make sure […]

Winner, Winner!

I’m always on the lookout for 2 things when I’m grocery shopping: Good food and good deals. Shoppers now have even more tasty reasons to head to ALDI with their grocery lists, and they might want to add some new items to their carts. Eighteen ALDI-exclusive products were recently voted 2019 Best New Product Award (BNPA) winners, according to the 2019 BrandSpark consumer survey.* These 18 products, plus all the other great choices at ALDI, make it even easier to create an award-winning meal with ALDI ingredients. In fact, I learned that 1 in 5 ALDI […]

National OJ Day: May 4


Living in Florida, who could resist eating oranges and drinking Florida Orange Juice? I can’t! Plus, it’s National OJ Day!  If you’re a lover of 100% orange juice like me, cheers!  If you don’t drink Florida OJ regularly, read on to learn more about why you should consider pouring some Florida OJ goodness every day.

My kids LOVE smoothies, and I like to use 100% orange juice as the liquid base with fresh or frozen fruit, a scoop protein powder, and ice. Smoothies are a refreshing treat for them right after a practice or game in […]

Six People Who Might Sabotage Your Diet


When you’re trying to lose weight, often your friends and loved ones become your biggest obstacle, contributing to halting your best efforts in your weight loss program. Since those closest to us have the greatest influence on our eating habits, be sure to stay dedicated to your goal by watching out for the top 6 diet saboteurs in your life.


Men have a higher amount of muscle mass and lower body fat percent than women. Since their energy needs and metabolism are much higher, they can consume more calories without gaining weight. Ladies:  Never try to […]

Save Money Eating Right This New Year


I hear from clients all too often that eating healthy is expensive.  Myth!  It really honestly doesn’t have to be.  The biggest food cost is food waste…not using the food you bought and it going to waste instead!  So plan ahead and be creative with leftovers and you will save lots of money!


I have partnered with ALDI grocery stores for a few years now because I love, love, love their high quality brands at a fraction of the price.  Even after all of these years I never cease to be amazed when I get to the […]