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Super Bowl – Light Bites and  Less Filling
By: Jodie - 05 February 2016 - 0 Comments

Healthy tips and tricks for game-day celebrations! Jodie Shield, RDN As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I know it can be a struggle to celebrate on game day while trying not to overindulge. But Super [...]

Guinness Beef Stew
By: Jodie - 29 January 2016 - 0 Comments

This hearty beef stew gets a burst of rich flavor from stout beer. By: Jodie Shield, RDN Getting ready for your Super Bowl party? This year skip the chili and serve up crowd-pleasing beef [...]

Seafood Stew
By: Jodie - 22 January 2016 - 0 Comments

This stunning dish is simple enough for weeknight meals, yet it’s elegant enough to serve weekend guests. By: Jodie Shield, RDN There’s something fishy about this stew, and it’s not the seafood. Sure it’s [...]

Speedy Chunky Vegetable Black Bean Soup
By: Jodie - 15 January 2016 - 0 Comments

Grab your spoon and slurp away on this warm and healthy homemade soup. By: Jodie Shield, RDN Winter in Chicago screams soup please! JeanMarie Brownson’s Speedy Chunky Vegetable Black Bean Soup recipe takes the [...]

Rate Your Family’s Eating Habits!
By: Jodie - 05 January 2016 - 0 Comments

Take our 5 Minute Quiz !   By: Jodie Shield, RD Are your kids eating healthy?  Does your family get enough exercise?  If you have five minutes and want to find out, take the [...]

Healthy New Year’s Eve Appetizers
By: Jodie - 29 December 2015 - 0 Comments

Get your party started with these 3 crowd-pleasing appetizers!  By: Jodie Shield, RDN Whether you’re hosting or attending a New Year’s Eve party, serving appetizers is a must. Here are my top three go-to [...]

Healthy Holiday Brunch Ideas
By: Jodie - 23 December 2015 - 0 Comments

Start your party with these three super easy, tasty, and healthy recipes! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Looking for crowd-pleasing holiday brunch recipes? Here are my top three favorites because they’re super easy to make, [...]

Should You Eat Raw Cookie Dough?
By: Jodie - 18 December 2015 - 0 Comments

Batter up!  Take your licks wisely. By: Jodie Shield, RDN One of my fondest childhood holiday memories is baking sugar cookies with my mom. I loved flattening out the dough with her big wooden [...]

Gingersnap Cookies
By: Jodie - 11 December 2015 - 0 Comments

Enjoy a lighter version of this year’s  Chicago Tribune cookie contest winner! By: Jodie Shield, RDN December ‘tis the cookie baking season. My lightened up Frosted Sugar Cookies are so easy and a winner [...]

5 Reasons Why Holiday Baking Is Important
By: Jodie - 04 December 2015 - 0 Comments

Make time this season for baking cookies with your kids – you’ll be glad you did! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Christmas. Hanukkah. Kwanzaa. No matter what holiday you celebrate, they all feature some type [...]


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