CAND BLOG

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies

By Kate Egan / December 8, 2017
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Hello everyone! With finals week in full swing for my graduate school and dietetic internship program, I can appreciate the realness of stress eating right now. Whenever I’m under stress, I tend to crave sweet things (especially ones that involve chocolate!) Over the last few years, I have tried to find and develop ways to…

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Ginger, Not Just for Gingerbread

By Katrina Christianson / December 7, 2017

Tis the season for merriment, holiday lights, time with family, and ginger! The holiday season is one of my favorites and one of the things I get most excited about is ginger cookies. Ginger has many uses beyond making scrumptious cookies and other baked goods. Below are ways to add this delicious anti-inflammatory root to…

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Feedspot Award

By Michelle Phan / December 1, 2017

Happy December! I’ve got some exciting news to share with you. The Eat Right Chicago blog has been selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 100 Chicago Blogs! These blogs were ranked based on Google reputation, influence and popularity, quality and consistency, and an expert review. Our members represent a wide variety of practice…

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HIV/AIDs and Nutrition Therapy

By Kate Egan / December 1, 2017

Today is World AIDs Day, where we talk about HIV/AIDs prevalence and prevention! As dietitians, our biggest role with patients who have HIV/AIDs is that of support. Nutrition plays a key role in keeping patients healthy and improving quality of life, as well as preventing the progression of HIV into AIDs. Symptoms of the disease…

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T1DM Need Love Too, RDNs!

By Patrick Mylett / November 30, 2017

Today is the last day of National Diabetes Awareness Month! Intern Perspective – For the past 5 years I have worked at a children’s summer camp, Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children (TCDC). It is a two-week camp created for children living with type 1 diabetes to have a place to be themselves while learning more about…

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National French Toast Day: Quick Tips for Healthier French Toast

By Patrick Mylett / November 28, 2017
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French toast has always been a breakfast favorite of mine. On the rare occasion that my family had a free morning, my parents would make a French toast spread. We’d have a wide array of toppings to add onto our plates to make it our own. At an early age, my parents had taught us…

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How to Make a Healthy Parfait

By Amanda Hookom / November 25, 2017
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It’s National Parfait Day!  I don’t know about you, but I LOVE fruit and yogurt parfaits.  They’re quick and easy, versatile, and, most importantly, delicious!  But are they healthy?  Here are a few things to keep in mind when building your perfect parfait: Type of Yogurt With dozens of different yogurts to choose from –…

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Tips for Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Kate Egan / November 24, 2017
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Hey everyone! Hope that you are enjoying a well-deserved break for this Thanksgiving holiday! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for a number of reasons. Obviously number one is that it revolves around food (duh), but I also enjoy the time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. The aftermath of Thanksgiving,…

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Bring Healthy to Your Thanksgiving Table

By Anna Veselovsky / November 20, 2017
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Happy Monday! Can you believe Thanksgiving is just THREE days away? Being the ultimate foodies, we dietitians by nature know the importance of having varied offerings at the dinner table for all of our guests. Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy your favorite plated items, but to also make sure you are staying mindful of…

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#PeanutButterLovers Month

By Melissa Smith / November 18, 2017

November is a great month for peanut butter lovers. Recognized nationally as #PeanutButterLovers Month, let’s #SpreadLove and talk about all of the reasons to absolutely love peanut butter! The nutty concoction dates back prehistorically as mashing up peanuts into paste has long been loved by many. However, in 1985, the creator of Kellogg’s cereal, Dr.…

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Celebrating Homemade Bread Day with Pumpkin Bread!

By Kate Egan / November 17, 2017
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Happy Homemade Bread Day, everyone! To celebrate, I’m going to share with you a super simple recipe for pumpkin bread that my parents keep in their house almost 24/7 all year. While this bread is certainly a treat (I didn’t even attempt any “healthy swaps” on ingredients here because it is just SO tasty as is), pumpkin itself…

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Oooo that Smell!

By Anna Veselovsky / November 15, 2017

Can you smell that smell every time you open your fridge? Looks like it might be a good time to roll those sleeves up and clean it out! With the holiday season kicking in, could National Clean Out Your Fridge Day have come at a better time? The easiest first step is to focus on…

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World Diabetes Day

By Amanda Izquierdo / November 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14 marks World Diabetes Day (WDD), helping to bring awareness to a condition that affects an astounding 415 million people. Unfortunately, more than 46% of adults with diabetes don’t even know they have it.With 1 in 10 women living with diabetes, this year the theme of WDD is Women and Diabetes. Both Type…

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A Culinary Adventure: Cook Something Bold Day

By Jacqueline Winkler / November 8, 2017
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Are you ready to expand your cooking horizons? Cook Something Bold Day is designed to encourage us to shake things up with zesty ingredients like garlic and hot peppers to get our taste buds on fire. In honor of today, I decided to make Hummus and not just any hummus… but a hummus loaded with…

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