anti-inflammatory diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Day 27

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!

Day 27

Lunch today was leftover chili, which made for an easy pack, and was pretty complete as a meal on its own. But Betsy still got that late afternoon headache from lack of carb intake.

Betsy shares her beginning thoughts about the future of the anti-inflammatory diet vlog, and David pipes in about his hopes for how this experiment may positively impact other people who have joined in the journey.

Both Betsy and David are hanging on by a thread, and your comments and shares are fueling these last few days.


  • Coffee with half-and-half
  • Banana
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Raspberries


  • Chicken quinoa chili
  • Skillet corn bread
  • Greek Horiatiki salad
  • Fresh peach


  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Baked potato
  • Mixed Normandy veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots)
  • Sliced tomato
  • Cantaloupe
  • Red wine


  • Dates


  • Betsy 2,177 calories, 73g protein

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