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Speedy Chunky Vegetable Black Bean Soup

Speedy Chunky Vegetable Black Bean Soup

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 chill out [...]

Healthy New Year’s Eve Appetizers

Healthy New Year’s Eve Appetizers

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 recipes. Sure [...]

Healthy Holiday Brunch Ideas

Healthy Holiday Brunch Ideas

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, tasty, and [...]

Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies

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 with my [...]

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread

Fall in love with this easy, whole-wheat pumpkin bread recipe. By: Jodie Shield, RDN When I think about fall, the first thing that comes to mind: bright-orange pumpkins. Sure, they make festive Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations, [...]

DIY Pumpkin Seeds

DIY Pumpkin Seeds

Skip the store bought seeds and roast your own! By: Jodie Shield, RDN  When you’re carving your Halloween jack-o-lantern, make sure you save the seeds. Pumpkin seeds (AKA pepitas) are a good source of protein and [...]

Spicy Ranch Dressing

Spicy Ranch Dressing

DIY salad dressings are easy, tasty, and healthy. Last recipe featured in a 3 part series. By: Jodie Shield, RDN Tired of buying expensive, processed salad dressings? Make your own! It’s so easy and much healthier [...]

Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing

DIY salad dressings are easy, tasty, and healthy. Second recipe featured in a 3 part series. By: Jodie Shield, RDN Tired of buying expensive, processed salad dressings? Make your own! It’s so easy and much healthier [...]

Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

Fresh Herb Vinaigrette DIY salad dressings are easy, tasty, and healthy. First recipe featured in a 3 part series. By: Jodie Shield, RDN Tired of buying expensive, processed salad dressings? Make your own! It’s so easy [...]

Classic Greek Salad

Classic Greek Salad

This super-easy fresh tomato and feta cheese salad with olives is Greek to me!  By: Jodie Shield, RDN Ripe, juicy, fresh tomatoes are the star ingredients in this classic Greek salad. Toss in chunks of cucumber, [...]

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