anti-inflammatory diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Day 10

Join Chicago-area pediatric dietitian Betsy Hjelmgren and her husband, David, as they venture on their own nutrition journey this August. Their vlog contains all the laughs, fun banter and tips you would expect from a great couple attempting a restrictive diet rollercoaster. Tune in as Betsy learns to truly appreciate the difficulties clients and families face when embarking on a new diet with nothing but a few handouts and some encouragement from others!

On the weekend, Betsy tends to over-exercise. While the 8 mile run this morning was better than it had been the previous weekend, it was still hard the remainder of the day to catch up with calories and replace the carbs.

David seems to be adjusting pretty well! He, too, had some indigestion secondary to the cauliflower pizza, but bounced back quickly and had a pretty good day overall. They’re hanging in there!


  • Coffee with half-and-half
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Cottage cheese
  • Strawberries, banana, blueberries, nectarine, cherries
  • Mixed nuts
  • Plain cheerios with milk


  • Chickpea pasta with marinara
  • Plain Greek yogurt with frozen strawberries
  • Caprese salad
  • Cucumber


  • Greek roasted chicken
  • Baked potato with butter and sour cream
  • Garden salad
  • Steamed broccoli and carrots
  • Red wine


  • Mixed Nuts
  • Milk
  • Dark chocolate 70% cocoa


  • Betsy – 2,616 calories, 113g protein

Send your anti-inflammatory diet or any pediatric nutrition questions or comments our way! Let’s chat!