Nutrition

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12 Easy Tips for Quick Healthy Meals

12 Easy Tips for Quick Healthy Meals

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Be prepared for the busy week ahead – learn how to make quick healthy meals for you and your family with minimal effort using these 12 easy tips! Week nights can be hectic and difficult to plan for. An unpredictable turn of events (say the boss asks you to stay late at work, the nanny calls in sick, after-school programs are cancelled) can change a well-thought-out plan to cook a healthy...

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What’s In Season – Winter Produce Guide

What’s In Season – Winter Produce Guide

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What’s in season for winter? Our winter produce guide and healthy winter recipes will inspire you to eat with the seasons while you watch the snow fall. During the chilly months of December, January and February, many at-home chefs become uninspired by winter fruits and vegetables. But there are far more seasonal produce options during these months beyond potatoes and onions. Think outside the...

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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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Products I’m Loving

Products I’m Loving

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Every so often, I am blessed with the opportunity to sample a handful of noteworthy healthy food products on the market! And today I wanted to share with you some of my favorites!  Although I did receive complimentary samples for the following products, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely and entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences.  Bestowed New York-based...

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How to Make Preserved Lemons

How to Make Preserved Lemons

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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...

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Best Food and Nutrition Apps

Best Food and Nutrition Apps

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The average person checks their phone over 100 times every day. It’s obvious that we love our mobile devices, so why not use them to help us get healthy! I’ve compiled a list of my favorite free food and nutrition apps to help you do everything from reading food labels and making healthier choices at the supermarket to identifying the highest quality ingredients and collecting recipes...

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Products I’m Loving

Products I’m Loving

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Every month I am blessed with the opportunity to sample a handful of noteworthy healthy food products on the market! And today I wanted to share with you some of my favorites! Barbara’s Snacks and Cereals: I was first introduced to Barbara’s years and years ago when grocery stores started offering a “health food aisle” designated to foods free or artificial ingredients – remember those...

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DIY Salad Dressings

DIY Salad Dressings

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Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day to all of my fellow dietitians out there! Not sure what a dietitian does? Understand the difference between a registered dietitian vs. a nutritionist. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day commemorates the dedication of RDNs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world! As Gandhi would say, be the change you...

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Foods to Watch in 2014

Foods to Watch in 2014

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Watch for these Foods to Hit Your Plate and Excite Your Palette in 2014! The New Year is in full swing, and the foods we’ll all be talking about this year are starting to emerge. In 2014 it’s all about foods you know and love, with a few new stars along the way. Check out this list featured by Naked Juice of top go-to foods that will be making a splash this year! Coconut: Coconut is...

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Season 15 Biggest Loser Winner Too Thin?

Season 15 Biggest Loser Winner Too Thin?

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SPOILER ALERT! Season 15 winner of the Biggest Loser, Rachel Fredrickson takes home the grand prize of $250,000! But does the cash prize come at the price of health? Many are wondering – did she really deserve to win after appearing too thin and unhealthy at the finale? Is it possible to have a Biggest Loser winner that is too thin? Throughout Season 15 of the Biggest Loser, Rachel was...

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How to Stock a Healthy Pantry

How to Stock a Healthy Pantry

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Is your kitchen stocked with the healthy pantry staples you need to make a heart-healthy meal? Healthy pantry staples – the foods you regularly keep stocked in your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer -ultimately guide you in your daily cooking adventures. These ingredients are the foundation needed for a quick healthy weeknight meals or to inspire you to try a new healthy recipe...