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5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

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Sustaining healthy habits away from home can be a challenge. These 5 ways to stay healthy while traveling will help you plan ahead for your next work trip. While I’d like to say that I travel for pleasure on relaxing vacations, the truth is I travel most frequently for business – at least once a month, sometimes more. Maintaining health habits is easy when you’re at home – you have your...

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Top 10 FNCE Tips

Top 10 FNCE Tips

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Whether this is your first year to the conference or you are a seasoned FNCE veteran, below are ten FNCE tips to consider before you go! 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 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE)! Will you be there? With nearly 10,000...

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Summer Workout Songs

Summer Workout Songs

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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...

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Winter Workout Playlists

Winter Workout Playlists

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During the cold weather months of Chicago, it can be difficult to stay motivated to bundle up and go to the gym every day. A fresh music playlist every couple of months keeps me motivated to move even on the coldest mornings. Add a few new upbeat songs to your exercise routine with these winter workout playlists! Below are some of my favorites from January and February as well as songs that I...

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How to Eat Healthy at Chicago Gourmet

How to Eat Healthy at Chicago Gourmet

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One of the 8 Chicago Food Events You Don’t Want to Miss took place at Millennium Park last weekend – Chicago Gourmet 2015! With so many tasty treats to indulge in and top shelf wines, beers and spirits to sip on, maintaining a healthy diet during a day at Chicago Gourmet will make you feel like a kid trying to ignore the candy in a candy shop. But I’m here to tell you that it...

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BeHealthful Retreat 2015

BeHealthful Retreat 2015

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Remember the 8 Chicago Food Events You Don’t Want to Miss post from earlier this summer? Well, one of the recommended events, the BeHealthful Retreat, took place last weekend and our very own Karen Schroeder had the privilege of attending and reviewing the event! Although complimentary admission was provided to the following event, all views and opinions expressed on this blog belong...

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8 Chicago Food Events You Don’t Want to Miss

8 Chicago Food Events You Don’t Want to Miss

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Are you wondering what food and nutrition events are coming up in Chicago? I am! Well I was…until I wrote this post. Whether you are a foodie, blogger, dietitian or nutrition enthusiast, below are a few upcoming events you won’t want to miss! Chicago Food and Wine Festival August 28-29 Lincoln Park Get ready for tastings, wine & cocktail samples, insightful seminars, and...

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Welch’s Vineyard Tour

Welch’s Vineyard Tour

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Remember last year when I got to meet Alton Brown at the Welch’s Harvest Dinner? Well this year, Welch’s sent Amelia on a tour of the Welch’s concord grape vineyards in Washington! Check out her experience below! (Post by Amelia Seith) This past week, I had the amazing experience of traveling to Washington State to explore Welch’s vineyards during harvest time to get an inside...

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Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes

Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes

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Looking to celebrate Mardi Gras without all of the extra calories? These tasty and nutritious recipes will leave you feeling satisfied without affecting your waistline. Trade in your beignets, paczkis and king cakes for one of these healthy Mardi Gras recipes!   Simple Roasted Garlic Cauliflower and Potatoes by Jeanette’s Healthy Living – Use green, gold and...

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How to be a Registered Dietitian

How to be a Registered Dietitian

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Wondering how to be a registered 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. Undergraduate History: My career as...

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Food Tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown

Food Tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown

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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...

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Weekend in Omaha

Weekend in Omaha

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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...