Tripp to Health
Our adventures in healthy eating.
I just wanted to let you know that the blog is up and running again! I have changed the name of my business and rebranded to DuPage Family Wellness (and my last name for that matter!). If you aren't already on my list to receive blog updates here, I'll add you to the list! You should expect to receive a weekly emaily with any blog entries included that have been written over the course of the week!
In case you have been missing out on articles published during the last few weeks, you can find them all at www.dupagefamilywellness.com/blog!
Enjoy, and have a great day!
Dr. Jamie ThomureContinue reading
I know it's been a bit- life has been crazy- I got married... yada yada :)... Anyways, I am back, and still trying to be as healthy as I can! So as many of you may know, Jared and I eat eggs for breakfast just about every day. No I am not worried about my cholesterol, if you want to learn more about that read this old post! Anyways, Jared was getting a bit sick of of eggs and vegetables, so I found a new recipe to add to the mix!!
Easy No Flour Banana PancakesContinue reading
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Let me just start by saying that eating out can be very tough! You don't always know how your food is being prepared. It seems like 90% of the options come with some sort of bread/tortilla/french fry, etc. Sauces are almost always thickened with flour or corn starch. One of my favorite ways to keep things in check is to sub OUT items on the menu for more veggies or other healthier options!! While this isn't always possible, you never know if you don't ask!
One of the hardest parts about eating healthy is being prepared. Jared has been complaining lately that while our fridge and freezer are full of healthy meats, veggies, fruit etc, it all takes prep time. We don't have enough ready to eat food on hand to simply snack on. I decided that I am going to try to make a large amount of something each week to fill this gap! This week- I made chicken salad! Not only is this a healthy snack, but it is very helpful in supplementing our lunches for the week!
Here's how I did it!!Continue reading
Hi Everyone! I haven't posted a recipe in a while, so I figured I should get with the program! Last night for dinner, I made an awesome Paleo Chili! I found the recipe at fastpaleo.com. I used most of the same ingredients that they used, but I made it in my crockpot instead of on the stove! If you are looking for a meal that is super easy, and you can prep it early in the day, and have dinner ready to roll when you get home, than this is a great one for you! It was super tasty too!!
Here's what I did...Continue reading
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Happy Spring! I know for all of your Chicago Folks, we just had snow a few days ago, but walking around outside today officially feels like spring! And what better to do in the spring than BBQ!!!
This past weekend, Jared and I grilled out with some friends. This is not only great on the budget (so much cheaper than meeting friends out for dinner!), but it’s delicious too!!
Here is what we had, plus a bonus list of my TOP 10 veggies for grilling!Continue reading
So I’ve had an acorn squash sitting around for a while, and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it. I used to always bake it and then put butter and brown sugar in it. I admit, this was delicious, but I’ve been trying hard to avoid adding sugar to things! So I found this recipe on www.stupideasypaleo.com and it was Awesome!!!Continue reading
Do you get tired of that boring bowl of cereal for breakfast? Think it is impossible for you to make something that tastes good in the morning? Time to think again. Making a healthy, delicious breakfast is achievable, and you can do it yourself! Here is what I used this morning (serves 2):Continue reading
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I have had quite a few people ask me lately "so if you don't eat bread and sandwiches, then what do you eat for lunch?" Before Jared started working, I used to go home for lunch and eat whatever delicious food he cooked for me! I was totally spoiled. Since he started working (woohoo!) we both have to pack lunches every day! It was a bit of a change, but with a bit of planning, it really wasn’t so bad! And now I can give much better advice when people ask me about easy healthy meals to bring with them!
Here is what we brought with this week!Continue reading
Book Review- It Starts With Food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig
I decided to review this book, because it is AWESOME! Every time I bring it to the office, it disappears because I send it home for another patient to read telling them how great it is, and how it will change their life if they let it! It's so hard to explain everything I want patients to understand while they are in the office, but this book explains EVERYTHING- and then some!Continue reading