Registered Dietitian, Blogger, and Food Enthusiast

As a Registered Dietitian in Chicago, Amari offers health and wellness coaching to everyone and anyone looking to eat healthy. Whether you are looking for a weight loss plan, need assistance managing a specialty diet, or are looking to spice up your corporate wellness program, Eat Chic Chicago is right for you!

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I learned a lot from you and appreciate the things you shared with me. I'm slowly, but surely making changes and I'm really enjoying it!

K.G. Carol Stream, IL

Recent Blog Posts

Country Fried Steak Fingers with Cashew Cream Gravy

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in Dinner, Gluten-Free

Country Fried Steak Fingers with Cashew Cream Gravy

Memorial Day weekend is for grilling. These country fried steak fingers and gravy are for all of the other summer nights. This is where diner chicken fried steak meets poolside finger food. Prepare to be addicted…and embarrassingly eating the gravy dipping sauce with a spoon. Guilty. Spoiler alert – chicken fried steak isn’t actually chicken. It’s beef. Cube steak to be exact. Cube steak is usually top round steak that has been tenderized fiercely with a meat tenderizer. Thankfully you can rely on...

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What’s In Season – Spring Produce Recipes

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 in Healthy Living

What’s In Season – Spring Produce Recipes

The cool sunny (sometimes rainy – or even snowy here in Chicago…) months of March, April and May are the perfect time to embrace delicate spring greens and refreshing fruits! Our spring produce chart and healthy colorful spring recipes will keep you inspired while you wait for those April showers to bring May flowers. Learn more about the importance of seasonal produce here. Here are some of our favorite spring fruits and vegetables and a few healthy spring recipes to keep you cooking this...

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Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 in Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian & Vegan

Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here in Chicago, spring is in the air. There was everything from warm spring weather and the Macy’s Spring Flower Show to cold snowy weather and the Shamrock Shuffle to kick off the Chicago running season. Keeping with the spring green theme, today I am sharing one of my new favorite superfood concoctions, this refreshing basil matcha smoothie! This smoothie has it all, seriously. Healthy fats (hello avocado and hemp seeds), fibrous greens (thank you cucumber and kale), whole food...

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6 Things You Need to Start a Nutrition Private Practice

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in How To Guides

6 Things You Need to Start a Nutrition Private Practice

The number one question I get from peers in my inbox is “I love what you do and I think I want to start a private practice, where do I start?” Seeming so simple at first glance, this question is deceptively loaded. The question assumes that there is a “starting point”. Anyone who is either in private practice or does private contract work knows that this area of work looks less like a straight line and more like a tangled web of opportunities. But don’t let this lack of linearity hold you back. There are a few key things you...

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