The Nutritarian

Healthy Eating Insight

Archive for August, 2012

Chicago Places to Try

Parrot Cage – Washburne Culinary Institute Hearty - Lakeview / East Lakeview Wishbone – West Loop, Southern, Vegan Options Broadway Cellars - Edgewater, Contemporary America Big Jones – Andersonville, Southern Southport and Irving- Lakeview / East Lakeview, American

Read the rest of this entry »

Spaghetti Salad: An Unconventional Healthy Breakfast

Some times you don’t want spaghetti and meatballs, it doesn’t seem like the best way to start out the day, plus not many Italian restaurants are open at 8:30am for breakfast. Today I gazed into the fridge ready to fuel up for the day.  I found an apple, ate it; still hungry.  Next course: cracked […]

Read the rest of this entry »

To Be, or Not to Be Organic: “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15″

That is the question. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) used the results of nearly 43,000 tests for pesticides on produce collected by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 2000 and 2004, to produce a ranking of commonly eaten fruits & vegetables.[17]  Wikidpedia, 2012.  The EWG lists the “Dirty Dozen” and a “Clean […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Eat Seasonally & Save

Seasonal eating will help everyone; from the farmer to your wallet, while backing the environment and covering your health and tastebud bases in between. WiseBread has listed the various fruits and vegetables that are in season each month.  During its prime season produce will be more abundant, therefore less expensive and easier to acquire, so it […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Terrapin 5k and Music Fest Needs a Health Makeover

Who offers runners and athletes cheesy quesadillas and sprinkled donuts to go with Magic Hat beer after a 5k race?  GROSS.  I traded my food ticket for extra beer and made a delightful feast at home that was satisfying and nourishing.  Here is the quick, healthy, and easy recipe replacement: Ingredients: Lundenburg Elbow Rice Noodles […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Health & Sodium Intake: How Much is too Much?

Do you ever feel that people are choosing to act old these days?  It almost seems like an acceptance of deterioration; defeat displayed by dropping older bodies off at the surgeon’s.  Why not practice health and being well?  Surely it couldn’t hurt. Earlier this year The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released an article addressing […]

Read the rest of this entry »