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  • Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for September
    September is the final month of the year where an abundance of seasonal produce is available in northern Illinois. Here is everything you need to know.
  • How to Make and Freeze Pesto In Less Than 10 Minutes
    Pesto is easy to make and even easier to freeze. The entire process takes about 10 minutes, then you can enjoy the fresh flavors of summer all year. Let me show you how.
  • Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for August
    Are you looking for a truly local guide to seasonal produce in Illinois for August? Look no further, here is everything you need to know. Everything is in season right now. Get out there and enjoy it before it’s gone.
  • How To Freeze Fresh Blueberries in Three Simple Steps
    Do you have too many fresh blueberries in your fridge? Don’t let them go to waste. Freeze them! Let me show you how to freeze blueberries in three simple steps.
  • Liquid Egg Products or Whole Eggs: Which is Better?
    There are many liquid egg products available at the grocery store. How do they compare to whole eggs in terms of taste, cost, and nutritional value? Here is a guide to help you choose the best product for your needs.
  • Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for July
    Summer is in full swing. If you want to live a healthier life, eating locally grown fruits and vegetables that are in season is the perfect place to start. In this article, you will learn what is currently in season, how to select the freshest produce and how to store it when you get home. All that’s left is to head out to the farmers market and get started!
  • Why Eat Less and Move More Doesn’t Work
    Eat less and move more sounds so simple. Why doesn’t it work? This article will teach you why weight loss is so hard and show you the steps you need to take to truly change your life and improve your health.
  • Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for June
    Farmers markets are opening for the summer. You are ready to start eating locally grown fruits and vegetables that are in season. You just aren’t sure what is currently in season. Here is a quick guide and handout to bring with you to the farmers market in June to help you.
  • Growing Tomatoes in Pots
    Have you always wanted to grow your own vegetables but kill them every time you try? Follow my step by step guide and in no time you will see how easy it is to grow your own vegetables at home. I even made a free shopping list to bring to the store with you. What are you waiting for?
  • Seven Best Grocery Delivery Services in Chicago
    Want to compare all of the options for grocery delivery in the Chicago area? Here is a list of the best choices including Instacart, Target and Walmart. Click and review just one or learn about them all. I even compared the cost of each one to make it easy for you to decide.
  • Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for May
    Spring is finally here! Have you ever wondered what fruits and vegetables are in season in May here in Illinois? Whether you are new to eating with the seasons or just starting out, here is a detailed guide to help you.
  • How to Identify Farmers Market Fraud
    Fruits and vegetables at the farmers market are not cheap, especially early in the season. How do you know you are getting what you paid for and not just repurposed supermarket produce? Here are a few tips to help you identify and support honest local farmers.
  • Respect Not Fear
    How do you process fear in uncertain times? The COVID-19 pandemic has completely altered our daily lives. Try approaching the situation with mindfulness and respect and notice the change in the way you move through your daily life.
  • Do You Need to Take a Whole Food Multivitamin?
    Is it necessary to take a multivitamin every day for optimal health? There is more to food than just the vitamins and minerals we see on nutrition labels, and you may be missing out if you just rely on a multivitamin every day. Read this article to learn why.
  • Cronometer Review 2020: Diet Tracking Made Easy
    Cronometer is my favorite nutrition tracking program. Learn about the features, how to set up an account and how to get the most accurate assessment of your diet quality.
  • The Health Benefits of Choosing Maple Syrup
    What are the health benefits of maple syrup? Is there a difference between pancake syrup and maple syrup, and if so is it worth the higher cost to choose maple syrup? The answer is YES! Read on to learn all you ever wanted to know about maple syrup.
  • Is Sea Salt Really Better for Your Health?
    There are so many kinds of salt at the store, all claiming to be better for you than table salt. In the end it’s all marketing and salt is salt. I compare several types of salt to help you understand the difference and see for yourself.
  • Pasture Raised Eggs vs Free Range vs Cage Free: What’s the Difference?
    Are you tired of trying to decipher all of the different codes and statements on egg cartons? Food doesn’t have to be so complicated.
  • Is the Impossible Whopper Healthy?
    The Impossible Whopper makes big promises but can it deliver? Many think it is a healthy alternative to a traditional burger but my analysis shows it is just a less healthy version of the traditional Whopper.
  • How to Roast Red Peppers
    When you end up with too many red peppers at home, roast them! It is a great way to bring out the flavor of your peppers, whether you grew them yourself or bought them at the farmers market.
  • How to Shop for Seafood
    Shopping for seafood doesn’t have to be difficult. I created an easy to read guide to help you pick the best seafood and get what you are paying for.
  • The Truth About Eggs: They Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet
    The science is clear; the cholesterol in eggs does not affect heart health, yet many health care professionals still recommend limiting how many eggs we consume each week. Help me spread the word; eggs are great for your health.
  • Say Goodbye to Brown Spots in Avocados
    Are you tired waiting for your avocado to ripen only to finally cut into it and be disappointed when it’s brown inside? Read this article and get the perfect avocado every time.
  • Get the Full Health Benefits of Garlic Cloves
    Everyone says to wait 10 minutes after you chop raw garlic cloves to cook them, but is that enough time? New research suggests waiting longer to ensure you get the maximum health benefits when you include fresh garlic in your diet.
  • Welcome
    Welcome to my blog! I am a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Naperville, IL. This is my first post, thank you for reading.