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

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

Posted on Sep 18, 2017 in Snacks

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

These four simple, healthy Greek yogurt veggie dips are low in calories, high in protein and made with real food ingredients. The famous healthy snack of raw veggies and a delicious dip can do no harm, right? Wrong. While fresh veggies are always a safe bet, what you dip them in makes ALL the difference. Traditional veggie dips made with cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream can be high in calories, saturated fat and sodium – not ideal for a heart healthy diet. But with the simple swap of non-fat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt, you...

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Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #2

Posted on Sep 4, 2017 in Meal Plans

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #2

Celebrate the final days of summer with this heart healthy meal on the grill featuring lean beef, savory fruit salad and unconventional green fries. I love three-day weekends. Just when you think the weekend is over, BAM. One more bonus day. Winner winner chicken dinner. And you know what else is a winner? This tasty heart healthy meal right here. In case you’re new, let me remind you about these beautiful heart healthy meals we call Prevention Plates. Each plate serves 2 and features both my own recipes and those I love...

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Top 6 Mediterranean Cookbooks You Need

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 in Cookbooks

Top 6 Mediterranean Cookbooks You Need

New to the Mediterranean diet or looking for heart-healthy recipes, here is a list of my top 6 favorite Mediterranean cookbooks! Today I’m bringing you the best Mediterranean cookbooks – ones that you should definitely add to your healthy cookbook collection. I’ll be the first to admit – I’m one of the worst offenders when it comes to cookbook obsessions. I read them in bed at night, I click through cooking e-books on my commute, I place holds on new releases at the library and there are always at least 10...

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What is the Mediterranean Diet?

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 in Nutrition

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet reduces risk factors that can cause heart disease including high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, obesity & high blood pressure. We all know the Mediterranean diet to be a “heart-healthy diet”. But what exactly IS the Mediterranean diet? The first country that comes to mind when Americans think about the Mediterranean diet is Greece. We actually went to Greece (Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and Athens) on our honeymoon and FELL. IN. LOVE. with the food and culture. Gotta get back there…   BUT the...

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