Posts tagged "Healthy Eating Tip"

Mediterranean Cooking Class with Chopping Block and Common Threads

Mediterranean Cooking Class with Chopping Block and Common Threads
Get ‘em cooking. That’s the mutual goal for nonprofit Common Threads, with its mission to get 1 million kids cooking through healthy-eating and culturally aware cooking classes, and for Chopping Block, Chicago’s renown recreational cooking school whose aim is to get people to cook. This past week the two teamed up for a special Mediterranean... Read more »

The Thanksgiving Healthy Eating Poem

The Thanksgiving Healthy Eating Poem
T’was the season of Thanksgiving, And all across the land, Anticipation abounded, For the holiday most grand. Thoughts of turkey, stuffing, and pie, Danced in our heads, While notions of ruining our diets, Filled us with dread. ‘Cause Thanksgiving meals average, 3,000 calories, Nearly a pound of weight, just one night, Wrecking havoc on our... Read more »

Healthy Eating Out: Italian

Healthy Eating Out: Italian
When it comes to eating healthy out, Italian food gets a particularly bad rap: pasta and bread and cheese, oh my! But I’m here to tell you that Italian food need not be the forbidden fruit or path straight to dieting hell. Rather, it’s just misunderstood. Strip away excessive American portions and alterations, and Italian,... Read more »
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Chicago’s Best Happy Hour is at Shaw’s Oyster Bar

Chicago’s Best Happy Hour is at Shaw’s Oyster Bar
If you ever find yourself off work before 6pm, do yourself a favor and head down to the Oyster Bar at Shaw’s Crab House, the famous Chicago institution, for happy hour. It’s the best in Chicago, at least for those of us of a certain age who are more excited by half price oysters than... Read more »

Maude’s Makes Aging Better

Maude’s Makes Aging Better
Strange fact about my husband and me: we’re birthday twins! We were both born on March 13, although please note that he is older. This all works out really well for me, because, as I get older, I find myself not liking my birthday at all. It’s nothing new (kind of like me?), just the... Read more »

A Belated Valentine’s Day at Tango Sur

A Belated Valentine’s Day at Tango Sur
This year, the hubby and I celebrated Valentine’s Day a bit late. I was in Cincinnati for work, and he was working 90+ hours on the job. Totally romantic, right (insert eye roll here)? While he was working, I got spend Valentine’s Day with our adorable 6-year-old niece who lives in Cincinnati. She took me... Read more »
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Get Your Raw Bar On at King Crab

Get Your Raw Bar On at King Crab
There’s something inherently satisfying about eating oysters at a dive bar. It feels properly gritty and somehow truer to its ocean origins than dining on oysters elegantly displayed over perfectly shaped ice at some fancy restaurant. Not many places do this right, but King Crab Tavern and Seafood Grill in Lincoln Park/DePaul definitely does. Decorated... Read more »

Top 5 Ways to Keep Salads Healthy

Top 5 Ways to Keep Salads Healthy
Salads make a great appetizer or meal. Salads can also be the Venus flytrap of healthy eating for those trying to keep it light. This is particularly true when eating out, since it can be hard to know exactly what ingredients are used or how the food is prepared.  So, without further unnecessary intro, here... Read more »

Gemini Bistro + J Parker = Date Night Love

Gemini Bistro + J Parker = Date Night Love
Date night! The hubby and I had been meaning to try Gemini Bistro for years. I used to live right around the corner, but for some reason we never made it over there until now. Tsk, tsk. Unpretentious and reasonably inexpensive while still exuding a comfortably upscale air, the “American” bistro was clearly gourmet and... Read more »
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There’s No Need to go to Naples when Spacca Napoli is Right Here

There’s No Need to go to Naples when Spacca Napoli is Right Here
Ravenswood is one of my favorite streets in Chicago.  Starting around Irving Park, large, old industrial buildings line the street heading north.  And inside those buildings, an array of unique tenants have made themselves homes: Story Studio (one of my personal favs); Architectural Artifacts (an amazing spot for an event or to just get lost... Read more »
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    Chewables Chicago is dedicated to healthy eating in Chicago. To exploring the amazing and diverse food places Chicago has to offer without packing on the pounds. The majority of entries are challenges, restaurants reviewed for healthy and flavorful options. Of course, occasionally it’s worth going all out (hello Alinea), and the splurges entries ensure you know when. Sprinkled throughout are eating and fitness tips, recipes, and classic restaurant reviews.
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