Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'healthy snacks''

Fast and Fresh Bruschetta

Fast and Fresh Bruschetta

This freshly diced tomato, basil and garlic appetizer is the perfect Italian light bite. By: Jodie Shield, RDN Juicy, ripe tomatoes handpicked from your garden or local framer’s market – does it get any more delish? [...]

Heart Smart Trail Mix

Heart Smart Trail Mix

By: Jodie Shield, MED, RD Go nuts! You have got to try this trail mix recipe. It’s loaded with all sorts of heart-healthy ingredients. My sister-in-law, Mickey, shared it with me when we were hiking in Sedona – [...]

Watermelon Fruit Bowl Salad

Watermelon Fruit Bowl Salad

Get your melon baller rollin’ and celebrate National Watermelon Day! By: Jodie Shield, RD Watermelon reminds me of the lazy, carefree days of summer. One of my fondest memories is sitting in the backyard at a [...]

How To Eat Healthy on Road Trips

How To Eat Healthy on Road Trips

Part II: What My Family Ate On Our Summer Vacation By: Jodie Shield, MED, RDN Family road trips – everyone has a story! I remember going on summer vacations with my parents and two brothers. Dad [...]

How to Eat Healthier at Concession Stands

How to Eat Healthier at Concession Stands

Part I: What My Family Ate On Our Summer Vacation By: Jodie Shield, MED, RDN When my kids were little, we loved cooling off on sweltering summer days at the swimming pool attached to our health club. [...]

Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp

July is National Blueberry Month! By: Jodie Shield, MED, RD Remember that gum chewing, spoiled girl in Willy Wonka, Violet Beauregarde, who turned into a giant blueberry because she couldn’t control herself from eating the forbidden [...]

Not Sure What To Do With Leftover Easter Eggs?

Not Sure What To Do With Leftover Easter Eggs?

Four easy and healthy recipes featuring hard-cooked eggs. By: Jodie Shield, RDN The Easter Bunny has come and gone, but those pretty, hard-cooked eggs keep going on and on. If you’re running out of ways to [...]

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 [...]

5 Reasons Why Holiday Baking Is Important

5 Reasons Why Holiday Baking Is Important

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 of delicious [...]

8 Healthiest Halloween Treats

8 Healthiest Halloween Treats

The Regret-Free Halloween Candy List By: Jodie Shield, MEd, RDN Halloween is a scary holiday for us health and fitness fans. It’s torture being surrounded by gooey chocolate and creamy caramel – lookout hips, thighs and [...]