Check out the following food and nutrition blog posts for health and wellness information and tasty recipes! Nothing is more powerful than good nutrition. Not only can optimal nutrition help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, good food can also give you energy and make you feel great! The world of nutrition is constantly changing as experts conduct innovative studies and publish breakthrough research. We are bombarded with new and trendy nutrition information every day via the internet, TV, fad diet books, magazines and more. So what does good nutrition mean to me? Follow my food and nutrition blog to stay up-to-date with important nutrition topics and discover delicious healthy recipes!
The crisp and colorful months of September, October and November are the perfect time to embrace dark leafy greens and sweet starchy fruits! Our fall produce chart and healthy colorful fall recipes will keep you inspired while you enjoy the everything from the changing autumn leaves to weekend football tailgating. Learn more about the importance of seasonal produce here. We also have winter produce, spring produce, and summer produce guides.
Here are some of our favorite fall fruits and vegetables and a...
It’s that time of year! Dietitians from around the nation have FNCE fever and are gearing up for the biggest event of the year – the 2016 Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo! This year the conference is in historic downtown Boston – will you be there? With over 8,000 dietitians expected to attend, FNCE hosts over 400 food and beverage exhibitors and 130 research and educational presentations, lectures, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations. Whether this is your first year to the conference or you are a seasoned FNCE veteran,...
With food allergies on the rise, brands and recipe developers are using terms like “gluten-free”, “grain-free”, “soy-free”and more. But what do all of these claims represent and what ingredients are they actually avoiding? What does “allergy-free” and “allergy-friendly” even mean?
“Allergy-free” and “allergy-friendly” are claims most commonly placed on food products or recipes that are free from the eight most common food allergens in the United States, as...
Football season is finally here! There’s something about the crisp fall weather and friends coming together to cheer on their favorite team that’s simply magical. And then there’s the food. Oh man, the food. Football parties are notorious for unhealthy food – you’ve got your fried chicken wings, loaded baked potatoes and pigs wrapped in blankets. Wash it all down with a few beers and you’re bound to have a rough morning the next day.
Meat-based front runners generally steal the thunder of the football party spread while healthy...
Back in 2014, I did a brief personal review of the original Oh She Glows Cookbook. This year I am excited and honored to provide yet another review for Angela’s brand new cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day, which was released earlier this month!
The vegan recipes in the original OSG cookbook were so phenomenal, creative and nutrient-packed that many of them have become go-to staples in my dietitian kitchen. So, as you might imagine, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Angela’s next cookbook! When the book finally arrived in the mail, the...
Can you believe it’s already August? I can’t. I refuse to acknowledge that summer is coming to an end…mostly because the weather in Chicago continues to be hot with a capital H with no signs of cooling down anytime soon. In effort to stay cool, we’re guzzling down anything chilled over ice these days, including this Cherry Lime Chia Fresca!
Yup. This summer beverage is a thing of beauty and packed with all of the right nutrients. Fibrous chia seeds are soaked in antioxidant-rich...
With the warm and sunny Chicago summer upon us, opportunities for outside exercise are endless. Whether you choose to go for a casual stroll through the city, bike up Lake Shore Drive or run one of the many 5K races around the Chicago area, you will need some jams to keep you moving! Below are a few of my favorites summer workout songs this year.
July/August 2016 Workout Playlist
Budapest – George Ezra
They – Jem
Riptide – Vance Joy
Middle (feat. Bipolar Sunshine) – DJ Snake
The warm and humid months of June, July and August are the perfect time to embrace sweet and juicy summer tomatoes and berries! Our summer produce chart and healthy colorful summer recipes will keep you inspired while you enjoy the sunny outdoors by the grill or at the pool. Learn more about the importance of seasonal produce here. We also have a spring produce guide, fall produce guide and winter produce guide.
Here are some of our favorite summer fruits and vegetables and a few healthy summer recipes to keep you...
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...
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. Check out our fall produce guide, winter produce guide and summer produce guide as well!
Here are some of our favorite spring fruits and...