8 Ways to Avoid the Afternoon Slump

You might aspire to finish out your work day strong, hit the the gym after the office, make a home-cooked dinner or have a spontaneous, mid-week outing with your family. But then that afternoon slump strikes between 3 and 5 p.m. — and take-out and pajama pants mount their mighty takeover. The problem with that […]

9 Foods You Should Be Eating to Boost Brain Power

You know carrots are great for your eyes and that milk does wonders for your bones, but what about your brain? A diet filled with nutrient-rich foods can be a game-changer for your brain, improving your decision-making and problem-solving skills, as well as sharpening your focus and boosting your memory, explains Matthew Kuchan, Ph.D., lead scientist and […]

Subscribe to Make It Better and Help Make Chicago Healthier

Chicago is not only an exciting city for foodies—it’s also a mecca for the healthy food-oriented nonprofit movement. That’s particularly important because one out of six people in Cook County are dependent on food pantries, shelters and other nonprofit help, according to an ABC Channel 7 report. Broad swaths of our city are food deserts […]

Depot Nuevo’s Famous Ceviche Recipe

Hold on to that last gasp of summer with this healthy, low-calorie recipe from Wilmette’s Depot Nuevo. It’s the perfect dish to accompany a margarita on the patio. Don’t skimp on ingredients; finding the freshest seafood is a must to optimize this dish. Ceviche 2/3 pound peeled, deveined raw shrimp 2/3 pound raw bay scallops […]

Keep Pets Safe This Holiday Season

The smells of Holiday treats fill your home and everyone’s mouth begins to water … including your pets!     This time of year brings out the counter surfing talents of dogs and cats. Here are some food items to be aware of: High fat foods Meat, gravy, butter, and desserts may cause pancreatitis (inflammation […]

Fresh: Artisanal Wilmette

Artisanal Wilmette, a new grocery store featuring locally-sourced, sustainably produced, organic and specialty products, opened its Linden Ave. doors on Friday, September 7th. This beautiful, family-owned shop focuses on supporting small, independent and artisanal vendors and offers an array of items like pastas, soups, eggs, greek yogurt, cheese, olives, salsas, eco-friendly cleaners and healthy snacks. […]