Posts Tagged "kale"

Health Benefits of Avocados 00

Health Benefits of Avocados

Health Benefits of Avocados

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I. love. avocados. No, I mean…LOVE.  It’s a problem…or healthy addiction if you will. As a dietitian, I’m always looking for new and creative ways to add them to everything. There are so many amazing health benefits of avocados that it would be a shame not to! Avocados are a great source of healthy unsaturated fats, are naturally cholesterol and sodium free, and contain only 50 calories...

Garlic and Herb Roasted Chicken 00

Garlic and Herb Roasted Chicken

Garlic and Herb Roasted Chicken

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I have been all over creation today…literally. After leaving home at 6AM and not returning until 10PM, I have successfully made my way through countless northwest suburbs meeting clients, giving seminars and teaching classes all day stopping along the way at any coffee shop or cafe parking lot willing to lend me free Wi-Fi to get some work done on my laptop from my car (don’t pretend like...

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin K 00

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin K

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin K

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Upon request, Vitamin of the Month is back! Check out previous vitamin of the month posts to see more information on Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E. In keeping with the theme of fat-soluble vitamins, January is the month for Vitamin K! What is Vitamin K? Vitamin K (along with vitamins A, D, and E) is the last of the fat-soluble vitamins. This means that dietary fat is necessary for the...

Butternut Squash Tortellini 00

Butternut Squash Tortellini

Butternut Squash Tortellini

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After a long day in Harvey, IL for a Dietetic Internship Seminar, I finally got around to eating my Butternut Squash Tortellini! Unfortunately I crashed into bed before I could get this post up, so here it is now! This recipe works out perfectly to prepare it ahead of time and freeze it to cook later, which is what I did! It was great to come home after a long day and just have to put on some...

The Importance of Antioxidants 00

The Importance of Antioxidants

The Importance of Antioxidants

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Today we are always hearing talk about antioxidants and how we should eat this or drink that becaues it is full of antioxidants that can save us. But what exactly is an antioxidant? Don’t think you can’t know what an antioxidant is just because you hate science. Eat Chic will fill you in with this quick and dirty explanation. When oxygen reacts with certain compounds it produces free...

Kale Chips! 00

Kale Chips!

Kale Chips!

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Eat Chic would like to share with you one of our favorite snacks, kale chips! With kale typically available year round, you can easily snatch up a bunch at the grocery store or local farmers market for super cheap. And a bunch goes a long way when it comes to kale chips! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Rinse off your kale, pull the leaves from the stalk, and rip into 2-3 inch pieces (you can...