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What Does Allergy-Free Mean? 00

What Does Allergy-Free Mean?

What Does Allergy-Free Mean?

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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...

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Nutrition in the News

Nutrition in the News

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Kellogg’s to Remove Artificial Ingredients by 2018 – Nestle, Kraft, Campbells , General Mills and now Kellogg’s. Cereal giant Kellogg announces they are working to remove artificial colors and flavors from cereals, snack bars and frozen foods by 2018. Good thing turmeric is trending.   Eating Spicy Food is Linked to a Longer Life – New research shows eating spicy food is associated...

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Hasselback Russet Potatoes

Hasselback Russet Potatoes

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Trade in traditional baked potatoes for these accordion-sliced garlic herb Hasselback Russet Potatoes! This Swedish dish takes its name from Hasselbacken, a Stockholm restaurant where it was first served. The gourmet potato is crisp on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. This impressive side dish has a fluttered appearance with pockets stuffed full of garlic, butter and fresh herbs....

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Balsamic BBQ Black-Eyed Peas

Balsamic BBQ Black-Eyed Peas

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Black-eyed peas don’t get enough love the rest of the year, so we are featuring them again today with spicy balsamic BBQ black-eyed peas! But how do you recreate that smoky bold bacony flavor without the bacon? The answer – chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I seriously love these things. I always have a can open in my fridge to add to any dish needing a spicy or smoky...

Stress and Adrenal Fatigue 00

Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

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The relationship between stress, obesity and metabolic disease is an important one to understand. Stress is something everyone experiences. Stress helps motivate us. We stress about our job, our finances, our family, our environment – the list is endless. But can all of that stress be detrimental to our health? Could stress be linked to obesity and weight loss resistance? Understand the...

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Butternut Squash Flatbread with Caramelized Leeks

Butternut Squash Flatbread with Caramelized Leeks

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Forget delivery and create a healthy pizza of your own! White or red sauce, meat lovers of vegetarian, there’s no right or wrong way to make a homemade pizza! Simply add your favorite toppings (or whatever leftovers you have in the fridge) to a homemade or store bought pizza dough and bake it in the oven for an easy and delicious dinner! Looking for something a little more...

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What is Paleo?

What is Paleo?

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What is Paleo? The Paleolithic (Paleo for short) diet takes us back to the foods of our primal ancestors. If you think back to Paleolithic times when humans were hunters and gatherers, what types of foods did people eat? Mostly meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Hunters and gatherers were around long before the agricultural revolution and domestication of animals. Therefore, their diet did...

Deal of the Week: Spectrum Organic Cooking Oil 00

Deal of the Week: Spectrum Organic Cooking Oil

Deal of the Week: Spectrum Organic Cooking Oil

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This week’s Deal of the Week is on Spectrum Organic Cooking Oil!   Currently there is a coupon for $2.00 OFF any Spectrum product in the Whole Foods Market Whole Deal. Additionally, there is a coupon for $1.00 OFF any Spectrum product that can be found in the Vitamin Angels coupon book. Vitamin Angels coupon books are usually distributed to health food stores nation-wide and are...

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The Paleo Solution

The Paleo Solution

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Recently I have been on a Paleo Diet kick, specifically cutting out the refined grains in my diet and replacing them with lean protein and fresh vegetables (a harder feat than one might think!). If you are not familiar with the Paleo Diet (the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors) and are interested in learning more about it, I recommend you either read The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolff or just watch...

25 Days to a Healthier Holiday 00

25 Days to a Healthier Holiday

25 Days to a Healthier Holiday

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After a devastating computer crash last week, I am finally back up and blogging! Staying healthy during the holiday season without sabotaging your diet or exercise regimen can be a challenge. This December, Eat Chic will offer daily healthy holiday tips to get you through the stressful shopping and festive parties and leave you looking great and feeling fabulous by Christmas! Identify situations...

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Eat Real Food

Eat Real Food

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I came across this video that does an awesome (an humorous) job of summing up what eating real food is all about. The video is based on the well known Paleo Diet (or the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors). So don’t forget to fuel your body as nature...

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Farmer’s Market Fall Produce

Farmer’s Market Fall Produce

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This morning I rode my bike up to Green City Market in Lincoln Park to check out all of the new fall produce!    I came home with a bundle of goodies: one small butternut squash, one miniature pumpkin, one red onion, one sweet yellow onion, garlic, a bunch of kale, two ears of sweet corn, one jalape??o pepper, one small bundle of sage, one small bundle of thyme (I also wanted rosemary...