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

Balsamic BBQ Black-Eyed Peas

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Side Dish, Vegetarian & Vegan

Balsamic BBQ Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas don’t get enough love the rest of the year, so we are featuring them again today with spicy balsamic BBQ black-eyed peas!  But how do you recreate that smokey bold bacony flavor without the bacon? The answer – chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I seriously love these things. I always have a can open in my fridge to add to any dish needing a spicy or smokey kick. If you’ve never tossed a can of these these flavorful peppers into your shopping cart when you peruse down the “ethnic food”...

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Hoppin’ John Quinoa Sliders

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in Dinner, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian & Vegan

Hoppin’ John Quinoa Sliders

We are two weeks into the New Year and it’s time to pay homage to our lucky black-eyed peas! Hoppin’ John is a peas and rice dish made with black-eyed peas, onion, bacon, spices and sometimes greens like collard greens, Swiss chard or kale. The dish, traditionally served in the South, is meant to bring about a prosperous and lucky year. So I wanted to give this traditional dish a unique healthy twist that lives up to everyone’s New Year’s resolution to be healthier in 2015! These gluten-free, vegan burgers bring...

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Chocolate Cherry Granola

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 in Breakfast

Chocolate Cherry Granola

A few years ago, a family friend gave me a cute little cookbook called Salty Sweets at our engagement party. While the pages are filled with beautiful delectable desserts and tempting treats, they are also packed with sugar, butter, heavy cream and syrups. While many of us are gorging on all of the above this time of year, I decided to flip one of these sweet and salty recipes into something healthy and guilt-free! This chocolate cherry granola will jazz up any holiday breakfast and your guests will thank you when...

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Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2014

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 in Recipes

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Back by popular demand. Drum roll please… It’s time to celebrate the Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2014! All year long I collect and cook from countless healthy cookbooks both old and new. Year after year I am blown away by the innovation and creativity that emerges from competitive healthy chefs and bloggers from around the world. And I research and review them all – just for you! You’re welcome. So without further ado, my favorite...

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