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Healthy and Tasty Grass Fed Restaurant in Bucktown!

If you have been searching for a new, healthy dining experience, look no more!  I recently had the chance to review an amazing restaurant tucked away in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area known as Grass Fed.  Grass Fed is sourcing beef from Wisconsin, 100% pasture raised, all on grass fed farms.  They also use local produce... Read more »

Magnificent MagNoodles: Organic & Vegan Smart Pasta

As a healthy initiative chef, I am always interested in trying out new products to work with. Recently, I was contacted by Aileen Magnotto, owner of MagNoodles Smart Pasta to sample her organic, vegan pasta. In 1999, she started marketing and distributing MagNoodles in grocery stores in Pennsylvania and the product took off. There is... Read more »

Meatball Recipe

  Ingredients: 1 1/2 # Lean ground beef or turkey or chicken (Mix them for optimal flavors!) 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, oregano, thyme (combined) 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic 2 tablespoons fresh minced shallots Splash of black pepper,... Read more »
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Creamed Kale Recipe, Healthy and Whole!

This recipe is called Creamed Kale with a healthy twist! Very low calorie, healthy spin. Approximately only 6g of fat, 90 calories per 8 ounce serving. Recipe ingredients: 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 5 garlic cloves, minced 3 large shallots, chopped finely Salt & Pepper to taste Pinch of ground nutmeg 16 ounces fresh kale 1... Read more »

Diabetic Recipe: Moroccan Couscous Salad

Enjoy this easy to make, low calorie recipe which is easy to prepare and is simply very tasty!  Please email me with any questions regarding the recipe and feel free to send comments and feedback.   Ingredients: 2 cups couscous, cooked and fluffed with fork, cool 1 bunch scallions, finely chopped 1 green pepper, chopped;... Read more »

Roasted Chicken Chili Recipe!

This recipe is not only 280 calories per serving, but simply very tasty and really easy to prepare.  If you want to save some time, purchase a roasted chicken from your local grocery store and feel free to purchased canned, seasoned chopped tomatoes if you don’t want to roast your own.  I also make my... Read more »
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Super Bowl Appetizer 2013: Hot Artichoke/Spinach Dip

This is a very simple, easy great tasting recipe, low fat version, to get your guests ready for Super Bowl Sunday! Remember to use jarred artichokes which are packed in water, not oil, to keep the calorie count down. This recipe makes 4 servings, double it for a bigger crowd! Enjoy!!! Ingredients: 1-14 ounce canned,... Read more »

Super Easy Weekly Menu Recipe Ideas!

SALADS: • Romaine Greens: 10 Calories/8oz. Plus fresh grape tomatoes, celery &, carrot sticks, English cucumbers, red pepper sticks • Fresh Iceberg Lettuce & Mixed Greens: 10 Calories/8 oz. Keep it healthy by adding a balsamic dressing: Add to calorie content • Orzo Pasta Salad: 105 Calories/8 oz. Orzo, dried cranberries, roasted pine nuts •... Read more »

Super Easy Cranberry Turkey Burgers

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds ground Turkey, lean 1 onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon sage, fresh, chopped 6 tablespoons panko bread crumbs 4 tablespoons cranberries, whole, cooked 1/2 cup applesauce 2 teaspoons canola oil Splash of black pepper 4 whole wheat buns, lettuce, tomato 4 teaspoons cranberry; reserved from above Mix the turkey, onion, sage in... Read more »
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Flu Fighting Foods

Top 10 Flu Fighting Foods: 1. Ginger 2. Red Onions 3. Spinach 4. Raw Garlic 5. Honey 6. Fresh Strawberries 7. Cloves 8. Turmeric 9. Cayenne Pepper 10. Cinnamon Each one of these is packed with antioxidants which can help prevent flu and colds. Don’t forget to keep eating those fruits and veggies, which are... Read more »
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    Chef Jody

    Professional Chef and Wellness Coach, specializing in specific dietary needs. Includes diabetics, renal failure, cancer and chemo patients, low fat/high protein, gluten free, protein free, and overall healthy cooking. Most recipes are under 350 calories or less! Graduate of Kendall College, Chicago, IL. Certifications in Professional Chef, Bakery and Pastry Chef, Dining Room Management and Catering. Studied in Lyon, Paris, France.

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