The Best Chicago Farmers Markets

Woman at farmers market

The great city of Chicago is home to a fantastic assortment of farmers markets.  The farmers markets have locally grown, in-season food for the best taste and nutrition. It's more than a shopping trip, it's an outing suitable for the whole family.  Supporting local farmers means supporting the local economy.  Farmers markets are also environmentally friendly, food does not need to be shipped from half-way around the world.  How can you beat good for you, good for the family, and good for the environment?

Grilled Eggplant Burger Recipe

Eggplant Burger with tomato and basil

Looking for a healthy replacement to beef burgers?  Instead of substituting one meat for another, we go all the way vegetarian with this recipe.  Eggplant is our meat replacement.  We grill it for a nice smoky taste, combine it with a salty cheese, fresh tomatoes, and basil and turn it into one great burger!  You'll be craving this one long after you've eaten it.

In-Season Fruits and Vegetables

In-season fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables grown locally have a limited season. The change of the seasons brings a great new batch to the table. The peak of the growing season are the summer months, where you'll find the most variety available. Purchasing locally grown, in-season fruits and vegetables assures their freshness, supports the local economy, and is more environmentally friendly.

Healthy Breakfast Foods

healthy veggie omelette

The traditional midwest breakfast goes something like this: coffee, bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, and hashbrowns.  While it's a satisfying line up of morning grub, it's not really the best menu for a healthy diet.   There are excellent, satisfying alternatives that will leave you feeling better, have more consistent energy, and are healthier for the body.

Let's look at some traditional breakfast foods and their healthy replacements: