National Nutrition Month 2021

March is here! It has been deemed National Nutrition Month since 1980. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics uses this month to promote nutrition on a national level, as well as the value of a registered dietitian in your personal health journey. This year’s theme is “Personalize Your Plate.”

Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Expo

The Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Expo is back in Chicagoland!  Join me April 7th and 8th in Schaumburg for a great day!  This expo features vendors specializing in gluten-free and allergy-friendly foods.  There are samples to try and lots of freebies to take home.  It is a great way to try before you buy and […]

Enjoying the Holidays….Without Guilt tips from a pro

We are days away from Halloween, which I think of as the gateway to the holiday season.  Many parties, get-togethers, work events, and other festivities will fill our time.  It is during this time we are often bombarded with articles and news stories related to “avoiding the holiday weight gain” or “healthy versions of traditional […]

Allergy Friendly Halloween

The holiday season is about to begin, and that means many events and gatherings revolving around food.  For folks with food allergies, it can be extremely stressful to navigate through this all.  Halloween kicks it all off with the excess of candy, much of which is not allergy friendly.  Peanuts, tree nuts, milk, wheat, egg, […]

As American as….

Every year we make a trip right over the border to visit our favorite Wisconsin apple picking spot.  We load up on apples and cider doughnuts, say hello to the goats and visit the famous “Big Cheese.” It is a wonderful tradition shared with my husband’s family.  We get there as soon as it opens […]