Visiting the Taste of Chicago this year? Check out Humana Healthier Choices!
I am a true Chicagoan. I was born and raised in Chicago and one of my favorite Chicago perks is attending the Taste! That has been a family tradition that I carry out to this day. I am a true foodie and there is always so much good food to chose from. Now that I have become a little more aware of what I eat and the portions size, I cringed a little when I heard that the Taste was in full effect. I knew I had to attend (I couldn’t break my tradition), but I didn’t want to be tempted with all the rich, fried, but tasty foods. Since I am a week away from a beach vacation every pound I lose or gain counts I had to be wise about my visit to The Taste. The heavens heard me and I did the happy dance. I found out that Humana had a Healthier choice option program this year at the 2013 Taste of Chicago. So not only could I go and enjoy all the action that The Taste offer I could also enjoy some tasty treats and eats, but know they are healthier choices and will keep me on the road of healthy eating.
Not only are they offering Healthier Choices, but also giving away awesome prizes just for sampling the Healthier choices items or completing an activity at the Humana Well Being Experience located on Congress Parkway. All you have to do is get your Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide stamped, once you have all six stamps you turn in your passport at the Humana Booth to be entered in the giveaway. The prize drawing will be live Sunday July 14th at 3:30 PM at the The Biondi Boomer Bash with WLS-FM Host Dick Biondi. You will need your Humana Healthier Choices Passport (which can be downloaded online or picked p at your locale Dominick’s grocery store or at the Humana Booth) to help you locate all the fun activities, as well as show you all the tasty, but healthy food options you have to chose from and locations of the 20 restaurants booths that will be serving up healthier choices this year!
Talking about tasty healthier choices let me give you an example of some of the great options you will be able to try:
All of the snack/appetizers are under 320 calories
Sweet potato chips -BJ’s Market and Bakery
Celtic Corn on the Cob – O’Brien’s Restaurant
Watermelon Lemonade – Wishbone
All Main Course/Entrees are under 500 Calories
Grilled Steak Taco – Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill
Taste Portion Ham and Cheese Crepe – Flip Crepes
Pulled Chicken Sandwich – Robinson No 1 Ribs
All Desserts are 320 or less calories
Fruitti Di Bosco (mix berry sorbet) – Caffe Gelato
Taste Portion Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry – Kilwins Chocolates
Italian Ice: Cherry, Lemon or Orange – Tutto Italiano
This is just a small sample of the many poption you can chose. There are 20 Chicagoland restaurants that are participating with the Humana Healthier Choices program and 35 dishes you can try out. Just look for the green apple!
Humana isn’t playing about being healthy and active this year with the Well-Being Tour. The Humana Well-Being Tour is traveling across the country to provide people with a fresh perspective on healthy living and making its stop at Taste of Chicago from 11am to 7pm on July 10th-13th on Congress Parkway at the Humana Experience. Stop by for free Biometric Screenings, fuel up at the Hydration station, join the Walkit program for a free pedometer, take pictures at the Fit for fun photo booth, and visit their healthy food kiosk. Plus much more!
I love the new and improved healthier options available at the Taste and me and the kiddo will be there tomorrow to enjoy the festivities.
Want to try some of those healthier options too? Well one of my lucky readers will be able to win 24 tickets to be used at the 2013 Taste of Chicago. The giveaway ends 7pm (Central time) Wednesday July 10th! The winner must be able to pick up tickets in person Thursday July 11th 11am to 3pm at the Humana Experience booth! Want to win? Comment on this post with one reason why you enjoy going to the Taste and if you have never been tell me why not!
This post was a compensated post, but all the thoughts and views were mine. Humana Healthier Choices information and the Taste tickets have been provided by Humana