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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Recent Blog Posts

How to Make Preserved Lemons

Posted on Jul 20, 2014 in Healthy Living, Nutrition Education, Recipes

How to Make Preserved Lemons

Whether you are sun drying tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, or freezing fresh herbs, there are plenty ways to preserve the summer harvest this season. How about preserved lemons? Preserved lemons are a staple in Indian and North African cuisine. They are simple to make and can add zesty flavor to just about any dish! The goal of preserving lemons is to be able to use the rind to add extra lemon flair to a recipe. How? Here are a few ideas! Stews and Tagines:  Preserved lemons are commonly used in Moroccan-inspired tagines. Simply chop them...

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Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 in Juicing

Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer

I recently had the opportunity to review the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000. I’ve juiced quite a bit over the past several years with my Cusinart 5-Speed Juicer so I was anxious to do a comparison. The product arrived in the mail and I couldn’t wait to use it! As I assembled the juicer with ease, I could not believe how compact the machine was and the small size of the pulp cup surprised me as it was nearly half the size of the pulp cup of my current juicer. I read through the entire instruction manual before I began. There were plenty of...

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Think Outside the Box

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 in Family Nutrition, Nutrition Education

Think Outside the Box

Nothing says convenient comfort food quite like boxed macaroni and cheese. Healthy? Let’s not kid ourselves. But with so many students and travelers turning to this pantry staple for a quick, easy and shelf-stable option, there are certainly ways to make it more nutritious. With the simple addition of a few ingredients (think protein and veggies) you can bring nutritious life to this budget-friendly meal. While the following recipe ideas involve a variety of brands and flavors of macaroni and cheese on the market, feel free to mix and match!...

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Cottage Cheese Toast

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in Breakfast, Recipes, Vegetarian & Vegan

Cottage Cheese Toast

After making these delicious Rye Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls from The Nordic Diet back in January, I decided to revisit the cookbook for more recipe  inspiration this week! After practicing my Dutch unsuccessfully in trying to pronounce Smørrebrød (the Danish word referring to an open-faced sandwich), I decided my time was better spent in the kitchen – enter my favorite breakfast this week, cottage cheese toast! Creamy cottage cheese, crunchy cucumbers and delicious fresh chives served up on a crusty piece of pumpernickel toast –...

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