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Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - December 30, 2019

Now that the holiday season is wrapping up, the onslaught of ‘new year, new you’ is upon us. With the ringing in of each new year comes the hope and promise of a fresh start. It’s a time to reflect on our 2019, and if we achieved the goals we’d set out last January, or […]

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Winter Squashes Galore

Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - December 16, 2019

  Besides fall foliage, one of the best things about this time of year is that it’s peak winter squash season. Though these squashes are available year-round, they are the star of the show now, and I am always thrilled when it’s their time to shine.       Butternut Squash  Though it takes a […]

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An Apple a Day

Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - October 21, 2019

  It’s officially fall, which means it’s prime apple season. We all know the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you ever wonder what about apples makes them so notoriously good for us?       1.   Fiber: As far as nutrients go, apples are a fantastic source of […]

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A Tribute to Late Summer Produce

Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - September 23, 2019

  Summer has always had the best reputation when it comes to produce; it seems like every fruit or veggie you find at the market tastes its best sometime from June to August—even the veggies you know are truly ‘winter vegetables.’ But there are some that are standouts to me, the ones for which I […]

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Travel Snacks

Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - August 6, 2019

  If you’re one of the many Americans who chooses to travel over the summer, you’ve likely recently faced the tough reality that is packing healthy snacks when driving, flying, or taking the train to your summer vacation destination. Sure, you could get a snack at an airport shop, but those stores tend to be […]

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Healthy Poolside Snacks

Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - July 7, 2019

The perfect pool day is a rarity in Chicago—over 75 degrees, minimal clouds, no chance of thunderstorms—and one that deserves to be cherished and taken the utmost advantage of considering how short Chicago summers can be.     So on the ideal pool day, you don’t want to be bothered spending hours in the kitchen; […]

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