Food and Nutrition Blog

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!

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2016

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2016

It’s my favorite time of year – my annual healthy cookbook roundup! And with Black Friday right around the corner, it’s time to start shopping! Whether you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for that special someone or simply seeking inspiration to impress your guests this season, I’ve done the research for you and identified the best healthy cookbooks of 2016! This year, my roundup just happens to highlight some of the amazing published work from many talented healthy food bloggers in the blogosphere!...

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Healthy Halloween Treats

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

Healthy Halloween Treats

Happy Halloween! If all of the sugary candy and treats this season scare you, try one of these creative healthy Halloween foods instead! Be sure to check out our tips for How to Have a Healthy Halloween and avoid cavities and weight gain throughout during this fun holiday. Halloween Yogurt Bark – Freezing yogurt (even the non-dairy kind!) creates a breakable bark similar to chocolate without all the sugar. Add fruit and homemade monster googly eyes for a festive look! Owl Rice Cake Snacks – I love everything about...

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What’s In Season – Fall Produce Recipes

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in Healthy Living | 2 comments

What’s In Season – Fall Produce 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...

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Top 10 FNCE Tips

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in How To Guides | 0 comments

Top 10 FNCE Tips

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,...

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What Does Allergy-Free Mean?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Nutrition Education | 0 comments

What Does Allergy-Free Mean?

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...

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Healthy Football Party Snacks

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Snacks | 0 comments

Healthy Football Party Snacks

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...

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Oh She Glows Every Day Cookbook Review

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016 in Snacks | 0 comments

Oh She Glows Every Day Cookbook Review

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...

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Cherry Lime Chia Fresca

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Juicing, Recipes | 0 comments

Cherry Lime Chia Fresca

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...

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Summer Workout Songs

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Fitness | 0 comments

Summer Workout Songs

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 Roses (feat....

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What’s In Season – Summer Produce Recipes

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

What’s In Season – Summer Produce Recipes

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...

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