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Leah J

Leah J
Working as a Class Assistant and Event Administrator at The Chopping Block inspired Leah to pursue a career in food and nutrition. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Leah’s goal is to make healthy eating and healthy cooking approachable and user-friendly. Many studies have shown that people who cook more often have diets that are more nutrient dense. Leah’s hope is to empower people to take control of their health by being REAL: • Eat real food. • Make it real easy on yourself. • Knowledge based on real science. • Changes that are realistic. When she’s not working with clients or in her kitchen cooking, she is performing improv comedy around Chicago with her improv troupe, SKORT, a group of eight dynamic and hilarious women.

Recent Posts

Make Your Meal Planning Life Easier

  I was leading a virtual workshop recently discussing the basics of healthy eating. The workshop is entitled Healthy Eating 101: What you need to know to start eating for overall body wellness. As I ...

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Is Plant-Based Meat Really Better For You?

  Plant-based meat alternatives, or meat analogs, are not just for vegans and vegetarians anymore. As the interest in plant-based diets has grown in the last few years, so has the market for meat ...

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DIY Dining Experiences to Try with a Group

  Food brings people together. Nothing rings truer than that statement. While heading to the newest and hottest restaurant in town can be deliciously fun, there are plenty of ways to gather friends ...

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What is the MIND Diet?

    In the last few years, the health of our brain has been a growing topic of interest. When we explore brain health, it’s not just about mental health. The brain is one of our most important organs ...

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The Diet of the Decade

    I know what you’re thinking. New year, new me, new diet…. What fad diet shall I choose to follow this year? While we understand the appeal of fad diets, nutrition experts are typically not huge ...

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7 Tricks to Eat Healthier in 2020

  It’s that time of year, when people start reflecting on the past year and thinking about the year ahead. If you are like so many others, planning for the year to come often includes setting goals ...

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Food is Medicine, So Let’s Use It

  An opinion article was recently published entitled “Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us.” After being initially taken aback by the heavy, straight-forward title of the article, the subtitle stated ...

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Sausage, Crispy Broccoli, Caramelized Red Onion & Garlic Za

  I know what you are thinking: why is a Registered Dietitian suggesting eating pizza? One of my favorite parts of my job is helping clients subscribe to the idea that all foods can be included in a ...

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8 Anti-Inflammatory Foods in Season Now

  You may have heard through the grapevine that food is actually medicine. A healthy diet is essential for protecting the body and eating foods in season can mean even more nutritional benefits. The ...

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6 Ways to Make Your Diet More Mediterranean

Of all the places on my list to travel, Greece has always been at the top. I recently had the pleasure of checking this one off the list. The most common post trip question has been, what was your ...

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