anti-inflammatory diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Day 11

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!

Another night at a restaurant! And surprises all around for David, who wanted to get the cream-of-chicken rice soup, but discovered that creamy soups contain flour. And he also learned that BBQ sauce contains a lot of sugar! Thus that was also foiled. Dang. But he managed to get by with a steak and some veggies. Betsy ate salmon. Again. It’s definitely not her favorite but at L.Woods it’s about as good as it gets. She admits that there is a slight change that her shoulder might be a teensy bit better, but she doesn’t want to get her hopes up or be overly excited at this point, so stay tuned!


  • Oat bran pumpkin muffin
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Scrambled eggs with cheddar
  • Coffee with half-and-half
  • Fruit salad (necatrine, blueberries, strawberries, banana)


  • Caprese salad
  • Fage plain yogurt
  • Cucumber
  • Cherries


  • Cedar planked salmon
  • Baked potato
  • Corn
  • Caesar salad (no croutons)
  • Red wine


  • Mixed nuts


Betsy 2,557 calories, 126g protein

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