Posts in category "food"

Eat This, Not That: Portabella Mushroom Burger, Kale Chips and Apple Pie Cupcakes!

We all have those dishes that we love – whether that’s a burger and fries, a big bag of potato chips or a warm slice of apple pie. If you are open to trying something new, you might surprise yourself with how much you like the healthier version of your old favorite. The next time... Read more »

Cafeteria Overhaul: Get Healthy At School!

One of our missions in Chicago is to start redefining the cafeteria lunch. As a kid, standing in line on the rare days I didn’t have my brown bag in hand, I remember thinking, “Where are all the fruits and veggies?” Though I indulged in sweets and Lunchables were often a staple in that brown... Read more »

Got 5 Minutes? Healthy Hot Chocolate 3 Ways!

While cold weather delights coffee or tea drinkers, many are more in the mood for hot chocolate. If you get it while you are out, get ready for lots of sugar, chocolate syrup or cheap ingredients. If you’re at home and want to make a quick, healthy drink (also a great substitute when you are... Read more »
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Power Lunch: Get All Your Fruits and Veggies in One Salad!

If you’re like most people, getting enough fruits and especially veggies can feel almost impossible. Though it’s best to get fresh produce with each meal, if you’re short on nutrients or time, you can fit them all into one salad to have for lunch or dinner. If you don’t like any of these veggies or... Read more »

Eating Animals: Which to Eat? Which to Pet? Why?

It’s no secret that it’s still hard for me to eat animals. A vegetarian for most of my life, I’ve only brought myself to eat chicken, turkey and fish on occasion. Because I buy the meat at Whole Foods and because it’s organic, I assume some of the guilt will be assuaged because what I... Read more »

10 Minute Flourless Cookies!

Playing on a recipe for almond butter cookies, I decided to substitute chunky natural peanut butter and sprinkle in some oats instead. Baking in 10 minutes, I served them to a friend, and she immediately said: “You should sell these! Seriously.” Perhaps the easiest cookies I’ve ever made (and with no flour), the batter consists... Read more »
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Simplify Your Diet: 10 Super Foods to Eat Every Day!

In a world of infinite food choices, it can be an overwhelming experience just to step out your front door and come up with a proper course of action for the day. Pack on about a million restaurants and trillions of calories at our fingertips, and it’s sometimes easy to forget how to eat well.... Read more »

Thanksgiving Leftovers: 3 Healthy Ideas!

You’ve eaten the turkey. You’ve gorged on the casseroles. You’ve been in your food coma. You say to yourself, “I never want to eat again.” But, a few days later, your appetite returns to normal, and you might look at your refrigerator still stuffed with leftovers and think, “What can I do with these?” Try... Read more »

Healthy Chili Cheese Fries!

I was talking to a client the other day when she mentioned she loved chili cheese fries. Immediately, I was taken back to my days as a child, when I would gorge myself on a huge batch of french fries, dripping with greasy chili and cheese. I have not had anything like that since, burying... Read more »
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Your Healthy Thanksgiving Meal: Eat This, Not That!

Every year, millions of people sit back after hours of meal preparation and moan audibly, their bellies distended, eyes glassy from too much heavy food. Fatigue sets in, and a nap is the only thing on the afternoon agenda. If this is the way your Thanksgiving usually goes, it might be time for a change.... Read more »