Registered Dietitian, Blogger, and Food Enthusiast

As a Registered Dietitian in Chicago, Amari offers health and wellness coaching to everyone and anyone looking to eat healthy. Whether you are looking for a weight loss plan, need assistance managing a specialty diet, or are looking to spice up your corporate wellness program, Eat Chic Chicago is right for you!

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I learned a lot from you and appreciate the things you shared with me. I'm slowly, but surely making changes and I'm really enjoying it!

K.G. Carol Stream, IL

Recent Blog Posts

National Nutrition Month Recipes

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 in Recipes

Celebrate good health this month with informed food choices, routine physical activity and these beautiful green National Nutrition Month recipes! Every March, National Nutrition Month (NNM) – a nutrition education campaign – shines light on the importance of informed food choices, and sound eating and physical activity habits. This year, I’ve got the perfect National Nutrition Month recipes to help you celebrate! In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I have rounded up several superfood-rich...

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What is the New Nordic Diet?

Posted on Feb 5, 2018 in Nutrition, Resources

Research suggests that the New Nordic diet may have heart-healthy benefits – reducing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and fostering weight loss.  Each year, Christmas at my in-laws begins with risengrød (a Danish rice porridge made with rice, milk, and vanilla topped with cinnamon and a pat of butter) for breakfast followed by a small Scandinavian gift (think Swedish Dala Horse, Icelandic wool socks, or a Nordic diet cookbook) for everyone at the table. This small tradition celebrates family heritage from Scandinavia –...

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No-Bake Maple Cinnamon Pecan Bars

Posted on Jan 22, 2018 in Dessert, Recipes

These 5-ingredient no-bake pecan bars are the perfect heart-healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth after a nutritious meal!  My favorite kind of dessert is the no bake kind. And I’m OBSESSED with these no-bake pecan bars this season. Made with only five ingredients, they’re incredibly easy to make and totally guilt free. And the best part? They’re heart healthy – meeting the dessert criteria set by the American Heart Association for a heart healthy recipe! I like to cut these bars...

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Must-Have Kitchen Essentials – Appliances for Healthy Cooking

Posted on Jan 15, 2018 in Nutrition, Resources

The right healthy kitchen appliances can help you get the job done right. With these tools on hand, you’ll be cooking a healthy meal in no time. You wouldn’t show up to work without the right equipment to get the job done and cooking in the kitchen isn’t any different. But your commitment to eating healthy doesn’t have to be another full-time job. The right healthy kitchen appliances can save you time and energy. With nutritious ingredients and these helpful tools on hand, you can whip up a healthy dish easily, even after a hard...

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5-Ingredient Healthy Tuna Salad

Posted on Jan 2, 2018 in Lunch, Recipes

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 salad can be served over lettuce as a salad, with crackers, in a wrap or between two slices of bread for a quick and easy meal. But after 100+ years as...

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