anti-inflammatory diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Day 13

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!

David has his annual check-up today, and was pleased to know his primary is also on a version of the anti-inflammatory diet! Doc shared with David the “chocolate cake” theory during the visit. David’s starting to think about returning to work (he’s been off for the summer, since he is a high school teacher), and is wondering what he will do for meals at school.


  • Coffee with half-and-half
  • Strawberries and blueberries
  • Pumpkin muffin (gluten, flour and sugar free)
  • Monterrey jack cheese


  • Salad (greens, tomatoes, blue cheese, nuts, hummus)
  • Roasted chicken
  • Cherries


  • Roasted chicken
  • Baked potato with olive oil butter
  • Greek Horiatiki salad
  • Watermelon
  • Red wine


  • Dates
  • Dark chocolate, 70% cocoa


Betsy 2,347 calories, 88g protein

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