Posts Tagged "yogurt"

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Soaked Oats

Soaked Oats

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Soaking or fermenting grains before using them to make porridge, breads, cakes, and casseroles is an age old tradition. Here are a few reasons why you should should jump on the ‘”soaked oats bandwagon” and give your digestive tract a break! All grains contain phytic acid in the outer bran layer. Phytic acid is an organic acid that combines with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron,...

Nonfat Plain Frozen Yogurt 00

Nonfat Plain Frozen Yogurt

Nonfat Plain Frozen Yogurt

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I recently discovered the most incredible nonfat plain frozen yogurt at Trader Joe’s! If you love the natural sour flavor of plain yogurt, you will go crazy for this tart frozen treat! At only 100 calories per 1/2 cup serving, this yogurt is fat free and even contains active live cultures. Ingredients include skim milk, sugar, corn syrup solids, tapioca, citric acid, vitamin C, lactic...

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CHEW Chicago Tour

CHEW Chicago Tour

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Yesterday’s CHEW Health and Wellness Tour of Chicago was amazing! I had such a blast and would recommend anyone and everyone to do it! The tour met at Green City Farmer’s Market in the heart of the Lincoln Park neighborhood. We stopped at Tiny Greens, a farm in Urbana, IL that sprouts greens and sells them to put on salads or sandwiches. They sell everything from sunflower and...

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Finding Local Food

Finding Local Food

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Today I challenged myself to buy local food during my trip to Whole Foods! While not everything is from Illinois, I allowed my self a one-state-away radius. Here is what I came home with: Kilgus Farmstead Skim Milk (Fairbury, IL) – At Kilgus Farmstead, milk is produced all-natural, without added rBST, in small batches and delivered at the peak of freshness. Kilgus Farmstead is Central...

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin B2 00

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin B2

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin B2

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As you all know, it’s been April for a while, and sadly our vitamin of the month has been pushed to the wayside due to my busy schedule! Luckily there is still enough of April left for us to celebrate the month of Vitamin B2, otherwise known at Riboflavin! Riboflavin is one of several B vitamins (8 to be exact) that make up the B-complex (all of which are water-soluble). Last month in March...

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Greek vs. Regular Yogurt

Greek vs. Regular Yogurt

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The difference between Greek and regular yogurt is simple. Sadly, many people are unsure what Greek yogurt is and are hesitant to even try it! Greek yogurt is regular yogurt that it has gone through a special straining process during which the whey (liquid portion of the milk) is removed. Because the whey has been removed, Greek yogurt contains less lactose and less carbs. Greek yogurt has a...

7 Foods That Will Give You Energy! 00

7 Foods That Will Give You Energy!

7 Foods That Will Give You Energy!

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When rainy days take cause energy levels to plunge or a long day at work leaves you feeling completely exhausted, remember that what you eat directly affects your energy levels. Eat Chic is here to tell you that you can actually have more energy by eating the right foods! By choosing foods that are high in complex carbohydrates, healthy fat, and choc full of vitamins and minerals you can make it...