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The Skinny on Bacon
By: Jodie - 29 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Follow these five tips and bring home “healthier” bacon!   By: Jodie Shield, RDN Bacon’s popularity is sizzling! Who can resist its sweet, rich, hickory-smoked taste? Despite its rising fame, bacon is no health food [...]

Meal Makeovers App Review
By: Jodie - 24 July 2014 - 1 Comment

A family-friendly app developed my Mobile Skillet. Guest Post By: Nikki Nies, Dietetic Intern Benedictine University         Meal Makeovers: Family Favorites Made Healthy Price and Platform $1.99; iPhone and iPad RDN [...]

Easy Blueberry Pie
By: Jodie - 19 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Who needs a rolling pin? Use RTE crusts and a freshly baked pie is only minutes away! By: Jodie Shield, RDN I love baking fresh pies, but homemade piecrust is another story! Sure it [...]

Beet-Walnut Spinach Salad
By: Jodie - 15 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Roasted beets add natural sweetness to this refreshing spinach salad! By: Jodie Shield, RDN This antioxidant-rich salad gets its naturally sweet flavor from roasted beets. Save time by baking them earlier in the day; [...]

Top 10 Pie Baking Tips
By: Jodie - 12 July 2014 - 0 Comments

How to bake a double-crust fruit pie perfectly! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Baking a homemade pie is simple and a great way to enjoy the season’s freshest berries, apples, and farmer’s market bounty. Here [...]

To Buy Organic or Not?
By: Jodie - 08 July 2014 - 1 Comment

How to shop for fresh produce without blowing your food budget. Guest Post By: Laura Chalela Hoover, RDN The reasons to buy organic fruit and vegetables are many. Earlier this month, Organic Authority highlighted five [...]

Red, White, and Blueberry Bites
By: Jodie - 01 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Get your 4th of July party started with this healthy, patriotic treat! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Not sure what to serve at your 4th of July picnic or barbecue? Treat your friends and family [...]

Grilled Peach Gazpacho
By: Jodie - 28 June 2014 - 0 Comments

There’s nothing more refreshing then a fresh, juicy peach! By: Jodie Shield, RD One of my favorite things that I do as a registered dietitian nutritionist is analyze recipes for the Chicago Tribune’s Good [...]

Unwashed Fruits & Veggies Can Make You Sick!
By: Jodie - 24 June 2014 - 1 Comment

Tips for keeping fresh produce safe and avoiding food poisining. By: Jodie Shield, RDN Do you know how to pick and store fresh fruits and vegetables?  Summer offers plenty of tasty options, but they all [...]

Tuscan Flank Steak
By: Jodie - 21 June 2014 - 0 Comments

Grill this super lean, high-protein steak topped with lemon-rosemary sauce. By: Jodie Shield, RDN The Chicago Tribune recently ran several delicious flank steak recipes with international flare, but Tuscan Flank Steak was my favorite. [...]