Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Day 20

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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!

Here we are at day 20! It was a day of working and getting home late, with no time to prepare a meal. So, Chipotle it was! But, how did that go for David, having never before eaten anything but a burrito from Chipotle?

And how important are empty, refined carbs? Do we rely on them more than on foods that fuel and heal? Are we meeting the needs of our bodies before we fill the void? Good question to ponder…


  • Coffee with half-and-half
  • Oatmeal with 2% milk and pecans
  • Strawberries and Raspberries


  • Greek Horiatiki salad
  • Tuna with avocado mayo
  • Cherries
  • Corn bread with natural PB


  • Chipotle chicken salad with black beans, veggies, salsa, cheese, guac
  • Red wine


  • Dark Chocolate, 72% cocoa


  • Betsy – 2,345 calories, 100g protein

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