Posts Tagged "summer"

5-Ingredient Healthy Tuna Salad 00

5-Ingredient Healthy Tuna Salad

5-Ingredient Healthy Tuna Salad

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Create healthy tuna salad with a few flavorful ingredients to create nutritious meals that you’ll want to eat year-round! What comes to mind when you hear “tuna salad”? Personally, I think tuna plus mayo – and maybe a few other miscellaneous ingredients like celery, relish or onion. The popularity of tuna salad is twofold: it’s budget-friendly and extremely versatile. A batch of tuna...

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads 00

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

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You don’t need a fancy bread machine or advanced baking skills to make one of these delicious and healthy seed breads! There’s something about a slice of hearty, dense, whole grain bread packed with nutritious nuts and seeds and topped with nut butter, mashed avocado, or a fried egg that gives me the feels. The comforting homey ingredients of seed breads elicit a feeling of coziness,...

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #2 00

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #2

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #2

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Celebrate the final days of summer with this heart healthy meal on the grill featuring lean beef, savory fruit salad and unconventional green fries. I love three-day weekends. Just when you think the weekend is over, BAM. One more bonus day. Winner winner chicken dinner. And you know what else is a winner? This tasty heart healthy meal right here. In case you’re new, let me...

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #1 00

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #1

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #1

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Fire up the grill with one of our summer picnic heart healthy meals featuring sunny produce, savory eggs and grilled meat! Looking for ideas to cook up heart healthy meals? You’re in the right place! Remember when I told you about my Prevention Plate heart healthy meals? Maybe you’ve forgotten. Let me remind you. Each Prevention Plate is a heart healthy meal...

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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...

What’s In Season – Summer Produce Guide 00

What’s In Season – Summer Produce Guide

What’s In Season – Summer Produce Guide

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What’s in season for summer? Our summer produce guide and healthy summer recipes will inspire you to eat with the seasons and keep cool during the warm weather. The warm and humid months of June, July and August are the perfect time to embrace sweet and juicy summer tomatoes and berries! Whether you’re grilling with friends or catching some sun by the pool, let this summer produce...

Sweet and Savory Blueberry Recipes 00

Sweet and Savory Blueberry Recipes

Sweet and Savory Blueberry Recipes

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It’s the end of summer and it’s time to start thinking (not feeling) blue with one of these sweet and savory blueberry recipes! Do you prefer sweet or savory blueberry recipes in the summer? Either way, blueberry season is here! Pints and pints of blueberries begin stacking up on grocery shelves in July and August – you know, the part of summer where you start panicking that you...

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Healthy Labor Day Recipes

Healthy Labor Day Recipes

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Thanks to fresh summer produce and grilling, healthy Labor Day recipes are easy. Feed your guests with one of these nutrient-packed recipes this weekend! Hello holiday weekend! Whether you are spending the long weekend soaking up the last of the summer sunshine at the pool, grilling out with the family before the kids go back to school, or celebrating the start of football season, I have plenty...

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Chicago Gourmet 2013

Chicago Gourmet 2013

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This was my first year attending Chicago Gourmet at Millennium Park and I had the most amazing time! I came perfectly prepared (see my event tips) and enjoyed a day full of delicious food, elegant wines, and talented entertainment! The park opened at noon for the event, and there was quite the line at the entrance! However, the weather was a beautiful 80 degrees and the crowds were in great...

Tips for Chicago Gourmet 2013 00

Tips for Chicago Gourmet 2013

Tips for Chicago Gourmet 2013

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Are you going to Chicago Gourmet this year? The Bon Appetit Chicago Gourmet celebration of food and wine at Millennium Park is soon approaching! This will be the first year attending the event and I simply cannot wait! I’ve been reading up on some tips and tricks to help make my trip as efficient as possible. Here is what I’ve come up with: Arrive early. As one of the biggest food festivals...

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The Big Ten 10K

The Big Ten 10K

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Earlier this summer, we participated in the 2nd annual Chicago Big Ten 10K! It’s so fun living in the South Loop and only a hop, skip and a jump away from the start line to so many amazing races this summer! Representing Will’s alma mater – Northwestern University!   Me and my sister-in-law  Laurel at the start line. Will and David as finishers looking cool in their...

Chicago Food Swap – Green Home Experts 00

Chicago Food Swap – Green Home Experts

Chicago Food Swap – Green Home Experts

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Today was my very first Chicago Food Swap! Back in March, I heard all about the Chicago Food Swap through the Good Food Festival and a couple weeks ago, my talented “foodie friend” Sarah and I decided to register and see what it was all about! We wanted to make something innovative, something unique, something all the swappers would be talking about long after the swap was over. And above...