Peanut Butter Banana Boats

Lots of people eat three square meals a day, but to me that has always seemed like a very hungry way to go through life. When my schedule allows, I much prefer to eat between five to six times a day, with two or three snacks sprinkled in between three smaller meals. This tip is … Continue reading

Fresh Garden Salsa

All summer long, my parents have diligently taken care of three beautiful tomato plants – from the storms in early June through that surprisingly cold late July through the sweltering heat of August, they’ve watered and pruned and staked those plants, patiently waiting and hoping for the late summer bounty. Now, in the last week, … Continue reading

Guilt-Free Raspberry Margaritas

I have a friend who recently told me that they refuse to drink calories – no juice, no smoothies, no lattes, no milkshakes… It’s their new way to cut calories and shed pounds. In my opinion, this is can be pretty good idea. Beverages can add tons of calories to your day without much nutritional … Continue reading

Guilt-Free Greek Zucchini Dip

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past eight months that I’ve spent in my combined Masters and internship program, it’s that life moves quickly and it never really slows down. As it turns out, the internet is full of people who discovered this before me (to think that I was so naïve to … Continue reading

The Power of Purple: Confetti Cabbage Salad

Hey, Good Looking! Happy Monday! Today I have a delightful – and I do mean delightful – recipe for you. It’s a variation of a traditional coleslaw, and it’s just brimming with nutrients. I call it “Purple Confetti Cabbage Salad.” It stems from a traditional coleslaw, then my mom modified it a bit to turn … Continue reading

Beating the Winter Blues: Blueberry Pineapple Oatmeal

In the spirit of keeping New Year’s Resolutions, I’d like to share a meal that is a staple in my diet. As you might know, breakfast is very important, and some folks go as far as saying that it’s the most important meal of the day. This is because your metabolism can’t start revving until … Continue reading

Veggie Shrimp Stir Fry

Hey, Good Looking! Hope this Monday is treating you well! My commute from the suburbs into Chicago took a mere 55 minutes this morning, which makes be a very happy camper. It’s the little things in life! Today I introduce to you my Veggie Shrimp Stir Fry recipe, which I posted on the Chicago Dietetic … Continue reading

A Taste of Fall: Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Muffins

As seen on the Chicago Dietetic Association’s blog…to visit their website, click here. This year in Chicago, fall arrived with a flourish, riding in on crisp winds with the promise of all things autumn. It’s precisely this time of year that makes me so thrilled that I am back in my sweet home of Chicago … Continue reading

Not All Greek Yogurts are Created Equal

By now, if you haven’t heard about the craze surrounding Greek yogurt, you’ve at least probably noticed the influx of it in the dairy aisle at your grocery store. The hulabaloo is not without merit – the best of the Greek yogurts pack a lot more protein than regular yogurt (more than double in some … Continue reading

Nicci’s Super Amazing Spin on Egg Salad

I made something delicious recently. It may seem like nothing to you, but cooking isn’t exactly my favorite thing to do (especially for just myself). If I must cook, I prefer an audience that eats my creations, then showers me with praise. The problem with me and cooking is that I take too long to … Continue reading