What exactly IS a Registered Dietitian? And how does being a dietitian differ from a nutritionist? Many folks confuse these titles or even incorrectly use them interchangeably. Don’t let the confusion of credentials fool you; learn the difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist in order to confidently select the correct expert for you!
What is a Registered Dietitian?
A Registered dietitian, or RD for short, is a food and nutrition expert responsible for translating the science of nutrition into everyday practical...
The weather in Chicago today has been completely unpredictable. With the Bears game delayed, the rain coming down, and a tornado warning in effect, I decided to keep cozy with some soup!
Classic French Onion Soup is one of my favorite winter comfort foods. Yes, even dietitians enjoy comfort food once in a while in…in moderation of course. In my defense, it has been over 2 years since I last made this soup!
While most recipes for French onion soup start out with loads of butter to help brown the onions, I prefer to simply...
Happy Friday! With the holidays soon approaching, what will YOU be getting the food blogger in your life this year?
Here are a couple unique ideas!
Colorful Ceramic Measuring Spoons – These make a great addition to any food photograph. I love these Polka Dot Spoons as well as all of these options from World Market.
DSLR Camera – Nothing will make you feel more professional, than a high quality camera. I use a Canon Rebel that I absolutely adore.
Food Experience – Food or wine tours make great blog posts! Check out Chicago Food Planet...
Wondering how to become a dietitian? You’re not alone. I am constantly receiving emails and phone calls from prospective students wanting to interview me and pick my brain about how I got my start as a Chicago dietitian and what advice I can give to aspiring dietitians. Finally I decided to put it down all on paper…err…blog post. Here’s my story.
My career as a Registered Dietitian began back in college. As my final year of college at Loyola University of Chicago was approaching, I was contemplating my next...
Yesterday was the November Chicago Food Swap at The Chopping Block! I wanted to bring something unique, healthy, festive and trendy to the swap and thus, these Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts were born!
But before we get to the recipe, let’s take a look at all the action during the swap!
The Chopping Block was the PERFECT location for the swap – plenty of room, lots of counter space, and of course darling kitchen decor to set the mood! Everyone set up their items and swap coordinator Emily gave us the run down. This was my...
Hello Chicago! Today I wanted to share with you an amazing experience I had this weekend at the Chicago Food Planet Food Tour of Wicker Park/Bucktown! I found out about the tour through Vimbly and have been anticipating the event all month!
I had such a great time tasting my way through the neighborhood and wanted to share every moment of it with you! Disclaimer: the foods eaten in this post were not healthy or nutritious in any way. They were however, absolutely delicious. So sit back, enjoy, and drool away!
This is Kent, our amazing tour...
With the holidays soon approaching, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy and energized. These nutritious pumpkin pie energy bites provide a quick and easy boost of energy to keep you going! I absolutely love these tasty little treats – they taste just like pumpkin pie, but have a nice added crunch with the coconut and pumpkin seed coating. Not to mention they are the perfect nutritious blend of protein, healthy fat, and fiber to satisfy your holiday hunger!
Will and I spent this past weekend in Omaha visiting friends and family! We had a busy weekend scheduled with a football game, a wedding and food and drinks aplenty! I didn’t bring my camera with me on the trip, so please enjoy the following Facebook and Instagram montage…
On Friday, I went to Urban Wine Company in the Old Market with my mom and sister. We ordered a giant charcuterie plate to share and plenty of delicious wine.
Saturday was the big game – Northwestern vs. Nebraska. A handful of Will’s college friends were in...
How much time do you have for breakfast? You don’t have to wake up 2 hours early just to make a healthy breakfast. Whether you have 15 minutes or even just 1 minute, here are some great ways to start your day!
Got 15 Minutes? Make a smoothie by blending fresh or frozen fruit. Toss in a handful of spinach or kale for an extra boost! Try this delicious Get Your Greens Smoothie to start your day off with plenty of healthy vitamins and minerals!
Get Your Greens Smoothie ...
It’s that time of year again – autumn! Check out the beautiful trees changing color right outside our window!
The season calls for all things involving apples, pumpkins, mulling spice, apple cider, winter squash and hot tea. What better way to celebrate then a trip out to Kuiper’s Family Farm to pick some delicious apples right from the orchard!
Last weekend I went apple picking with my two favorite people – Catherine and Jessica!
The orchard was extremely busy for a Sunday afternoon, so we patiently waited in line while enjoying...