Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Humana offers list of healthier Taste of Chicago options AND a ticket giveaway

*Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Humana, which is providing tickets for the giveaway winner. Humana will also be providing me with complimentary tickets to enable me to sample Humana Healthier Choices items to share my honest opinions. I am receiving no compensation for this post and all opinions are my own.   


It's almost here! That festival of food that hungry Chicagoans wait all year for - the Taste of Chicago. Running July 8 to 12 at Grant Park, it's an opportunity to stuff yourself on so many of the culinary masterpieces that the Windy City is known for. However, since that not everyone goes to the Taste intending to go into a fried food coma, Humana again worked with a panel of medical and nutrition experts to identify a long list of healthy options at the fest.

The Humana Healthier Food Options this year number 55, the largest number ever. Of those 55 healthy options, 42 are vegetarian. The selections come from a total of 24 restaurants and new this year, Humana is also highlighting six gluten-free options. 

You'll find those special Humana Healthier Options one menu boards with a green apple beside them. A list can be found at the Humana tent (located on Columbus Dr. between Jackson Blvd. and Buckingham Fountain) or can be downloaded at the Taste of Chicago website and via facebook.com/TheTasteOfChicago

If you head to the Taste and try out any of these better-for-you food options, they would love for you to share to your social channels (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) photos of the Humana Healthier Choices you’re enjoying (tagging @Humana and including the hashtags #Tasteofchi and #healthierchoices.) I love to see what everyone is eating, too, so don't forget to tag @carrieste on Twitter or tag Chicago Foodie Sisters on Facebook or Instagram and use the #chicagofoodiesisters hashtag.

Also, stop by the Humana Tent to participate in the Humana Healthier Choices Reward Program. After receiving a free Humana Healthier Choices Tag, which comes with a lanyard for a hands-free and convenient experience, participants can collect stamps by sampling any Humana Healthier Choices food item or participating in healthy activities at the Humana tent.

Once Taste-goers receive six stamps, they can drop off their badge at the Humana tent to be entered into random prize drawings, donated by the Taste of Chicago restaurants. Prize winners will be announced on July 12 starting at by 8:45 p.m. CDT. 

Another nice feature of the Humana tent is a shaded seating area featuring a backyard barbecue/tailgaiting theme, a photo booth and trivia wheel. There will also be a Walk & Wellness Station where participants can take a free pedometer – if they don’t have their own fitness device or app – and will then be encouraged to return to the tent after walking around the Taste of Chicago to report their steps.

Humana is offering two strips of Taste Tickets (24 tickets total) to one of our Chicago Foodie Sisters followers. To enter, take a look at the long list of Humana Healthier Choices food options at the 2015 Taste of Chicago and comment on this post about which one you would most like to try - if you can pick just one! 

The contest runs through 11:59 p.m on Sunday, July 5. One entry per person. Winner will be selected randomly and contacted via e-mail and given a time frame of 12 hours to respond to claim their prize. If the winner fails to respond in the allotted time, a new random winner will be selected. Thanks for participating! Find a full list of Humana Healthier Choices for 2015 below. Those noted with a (v) are vegetarian options.


Appetizers/Starters – Less than 320 calories, 300 mg sodium and 2 g saturated fat

·         Taste Portion of Veggie (Vegan) Burger (V) – Beat Kitchen
·         Taste Portion of Mustard Fried Catfish – BJ’s Market
·         Taste Portion of Grilled Chicken Taco – Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill 
·         Taste Portion of Grilled Steak Taco – Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill 
·         Corn on the Cob (V) – Mariano’s
·         Roasted Celtic Corn on the Cob (V) – O'Brien's Restaurant
·         Taste Portion of Doner Kebab (V) – DönerMen 
·         Taste Portion of Shrimp on a Stick – Haire's Gulf Shrimp 
·         Taste Portion of Avocado Toast (V) – Farmer’s Fridge 
·         Taste Portion of Watermelon Hibiscus Gazpacho (V) – Farmer’s Fridge 
·         Taste Portion of Chap Chae (V) – Jin Ju 

REMOVED: Taste Portion of Malnati Salad – Lou Malnati’s AND Taste Portion of Eggplant Sandwich – Gino’s Steak Truck


Main Dishes – Less than 500 calories, 500 mg sodium and 4 g saturated fat

·         Veggie (Vegan) Burger (V) – Beat Kitchen
·         Mustard Fried Catfish – BJ’s Market
·         Grilled Steak Taco – Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill
·         Grilled Chicken Taco – Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill
·         Taste Portion of Smoked Alligator – Chicago's Dog House 
·         Taste Portion of Smoked Rattlesnake with Rabbit – Chicago's Dog House 
·         Watermelon Hibiscus Gazpacho (V) – Farmer's Fridge
·         Avocado Toast (V) – Farmer's Fridge
·         Vegetable Spinach and Plantains (V) – Iyanze
·         Taste Portion of Jerk Chicken – Iyanze 
·         Chicken Ke-Bob Curry Rice with Vegetables – Kasia’s Deli
·         Malnati Salad (V) – Lou Malnati’s
·         Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and Cucumber Salad – Star of Siam
·         Doner Kebab (V) – DönerMen
·         Kebab Salad (V) – DönerMen
·         Chap Chae (V) – Jin Ju
·         Vegetable with Cheese Sandwich (V) – Gino's Steaks Truck 
·         Taste Portion of Chicken Tacos – La Cocinita 
·         Black Bean and Cheese Arepa with Venezuelan Guacamole (V) – La Cocinita 
·         Taste Portion of Grilled Cheese (V) – The Fat Shallot 
Desserts – Less than 320 calories, 300 mg sodium and 2 g saturated fat

·         Taste Portion of Lemon Sorbet (V) – Caffe Gelato 
·         Blood Orange Sorbet (V) – Caffe Gelato
·         Taste Portion of Peach Cobbler Gelato (V) – Caffe Gelato 
·         Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato (V) – Caffe Gelato
·         Italian Lemon Ice (V) – Franco's Ristorante
·         Taste Portion of Italian Lemon Ice (V) – Franco’s Ristorante 
·         Italian Watermelon Ice (V) – Franco's Ristorante
·         Taste Portion of Italian Watermelon Ice (V) – Franco’s Ristorante 
·         Lemon-Lime Paleta (V) – La Mexicana 
·         Strawberry Paleta (V) – La Mexicana
·         Taste Portion of Strawberry Paleta (V) – La Mexicana 
·         Mango Paleta (V) – La Mexicana
·         Watermelon Paleta (V) – La Mexicana
·         Taste Portion of Watermelon Paleta (V) – La Mexicana 
·         Sliced Watermelon (V) – Mariano’s 
·         Mango Sorbet (V) – Star of Siam
·         Chocolate Frozen Baby Banana (V) – The Fudge Pot
·         Chocolate Dipped Strawberry (V) – The Fudge Pot
·         Taste Portion of 2 Dinky Donuts (V) – Dinky Donuts 
·         Red Velvet Cupcake Mini (V) – Ms. Tittle's Cupcake 
·         Frozen Mango Kefir with Granola (V) – Starfruit Café 
·         Taste Portion of Frozen Mango Kefir (V) – Starfruit Café
·         Frozen Original Kefir with Fresh Blueberries (V) – Starfruit Café 
·         Taste Portion of Frozen Original Kefir (V) – Starfruit Café
The following items, available from Dia De Los Tamales, do not meet the Humana Healthier Choices nutrition criteria but provide options for Taste-goers with gluten-free dietary restrictions:
·         Slow Roasted Cuban Pork Tamale
·         Taste Portion of Slow Roasted Cuban Pork Tamale
·         Spicy Black Bean & Corn Tamale (V)
·         Taste Portion of Spicy Black Bean & Corn Tamale (V)
·         Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Tamale
           ·         Roasted Pepper Goat Cheese Tamale (V) 

Get your grilling questions answered by LongHorn Steakhouse experts

Disclosure: I was not compensated monetarily for this post. I have received complimentary product and gift card. All opinions are my own.



Grilling season is here and for some people grilling comes really easy. For others, like me, questions arise when I am contemplating preparing dinner on the grill. Should I use direct or indirect heat? What's the best way to keep the food from sticking? At what point should I add the sauce to the meat? What seasonings will work best on pork? Is it ok to put this meat on frozen or should I thaw it? Are the flames supposed to be that big? :) Those kinds of things.

LongHorn Steakhouse wants to help you out with all your grilling questions this season. There's three ways you can some answers and learn a few expert tips as you gear up for your big 4th of July barbecue.

#1: The Twitter Party

Tonight, join LongHorn for a Twitter Chat. It starts at 6 p.m. Chicago time. You can get some insight into grilling and feedback and see what other grillers - from novices to experts have to say. Join them @LONGHORNSTEAKS and use hashtag #GRILLHERO




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Also, stay tuned to Chicago Foodie Sisters as we'll be sharing a summer grill recipe and hosting a great grilling giveaway from our friends at LongHorn Steakhouse. 




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Deviled Eggs Three Ways

Deviled eggs are a favorite of my hubby. As I am in the kitchen making them, he circles around like my kids do when I'm making cupcakes. The other night, I told him that if he'd put some on to boil and then peel them I would make him a few different flavors.


Let me also insert here that I know they do not look pretty. My deviled eggs never do. It takes an almost an hour to make them from start to finish. It take less than four minutes for my husband and sons to inhale them. Therefore, I've determined that it's not worth the extra work of piping in the filling and working on a beautiful presentation. I'd be lucky to get a photo before they were gone.
So, here's what I did:

Start with 14 boiled eggs, peeled
Slice in half, longways. Scoop out yolk and place in large bowl. Repeat with each egg. Add about 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise. This amount will vary a little depending on how creamy you like yours and how big the yolks are. Add about two or three teaspoons of spicy mustard. I love to use the mustard I pick up at Drier's Meat Market in Three Oaks, Michigan when we are up there. It's delicious! You can get it online, too, at driers.com.

So, I stopped there and filled about 6 of the egg halves. I scooped out almost half the filling, moved it to a different bowl and then added about 3 teaspoons of horseradish, stirred it well and added it to about 8 of the egg halves. 

Then I scooped out most of the yolk mixture that was left and added a couple teaspoons of sriracha sauce. I stirred it well and filled in the rest of the egg halves. With the little bit of original yolk mix that was left, I turned a few into double deckers with the sriracha mix on the bottom and the plain mix on the top. 

Sprinkle with eggs with smoked paprika and enjoy! :)
A few other nice additions for deviled eggs:
bacon bits
pimentos
pesto
and my mom's secret ingredient - pickle juice



Monday, June 29, 2015

A Return to Noodles & Co.

I've been to Noodles & Company on several occasions, but my husband had never been there, so when a buy one bowl, get one free coupon showed up in my e-mail, I figured it was time that I introduce him.

He isn't a big pasta fan and needs some meat in his meal, so he decided on the Japanese Pan Noodles with marinated steak. He's also not a fan of sprouts, but I totally am, so I gladly took them off his hands. I tried out the noodles and veggies, as well. Loved the al dente veggies and had the noodles been a tad milder it would have been a winner for me, but with the wimpy taste buds I have, it was a bit over the edge on my spice-o-meter.


I opted for a dish I've had a couple times before, the Alfredo MontAmore. I always forget to order a small, which is usually a perfect portion for me, but ended up with the regular size. All was good, though. I took the other half home for a lunch the next day. I love the creamy sauce with spinach, mushrooms tomato and parmesan-crusted chicken.


If you're not familiar with Noodles & Company, they offer a nice variety of Italian-style pasta dishes and Asian-inspired bowls along with American classics like mac and cheese and buttered noodles. There are about a dozen different options for the noodles & pasta and you can add meat or tofu and then you can add a side of soup, salad or extra veggie for $1.25. You'll also find usually three or four soups another four salads, four sandwiches and then some other small bites that include potstickers and cheesy garlic bread. There are also yummy desserts!

It's a nice, casual place that's a step up from fast food drive-thru windows with fresh ingredients where you don't have to eat out of a styrofoam container. Give it a try if you get a chance! Visit noodles.com for more info.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Urban Accents Hot & Spicy Habanero Brine


**Disclosure: I did receive complimentary product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own.




Brining is definitely not a new method of preparing meats, but it seems be a trend in the food world as of late...or maybe I'm just becoming more aware of it. A lot of posts regarding brining have been showing up in my feed. When Meatheads opened a location not far from me and I visited with their marketing rep on opening day, I learned that they brine their chicken tenders in pickle juice - and let me tell 'ya, those are some of the juiciest and most flavorful ones I've ever eaten.

So, when my friends at Urban Accents sent me some samples of their new brine kits, I was pretty excited to try them out. The first one I'm trying out is the Hot & Spicy Habanero Brine, which according to the package works well for pork and poultry. I always have boneless skinless chicken breasts on hand, so decided to give it a go with those.

The directions recommend placing it in brine solution in the refrigerator for 6 to 24 hours (the longer the spicer). Mine was in there for about 21 hours.

I like spicy, but wondered if it might be too spicy for me after that long soak. After you remove it from the fridge, you rinse and pat dry and then sprinkle a little more brine spice over the meat before baking or grilling. I went easy on a couple pieces just in case.

We decided to put the chicken on the grill and have a nice meal outside on the patio.

Hubby put the chicken on the grill and I made some baked Yukon gold potatoes (served with some sour cream, cheese, bacon bits and fresh chives from the garden) with a side of Fire Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic Butter Sauce from the freezer section at Trader Joe's.

Since I was expecting some major heat, I drizzled with some ranch dressing to cool it down. It was full of flaming, nitty-gritty, make-you-sweat heat that you know is coming when your recipe has "Habanero" in title and the couple of pieces I reserved with just a dash still had some good zing, but tamed down for sissies like me, so if you have non-spicy fans in your house you can adjust it to make it tolerable for them. :)

While it's a great centerpiece for a grill meal, you can take it indoors to bake or roast - it's sure to heat you up even after the weather cools down. :)






Saturday, June 27, 2015

New Food Network series "Burgers, Brew & 'Que" premieres July 17


Fellow foodies, set those DVRs! A new food show is coming your way highlighting some of the best burgers, barbecue and brews on a road trip across America. It sounds delicious!


PULL UP A CHAIR FOR SOME BURGERS, BREW & 'QUE AS MICHAEL SYMON ENJOYS THE TASTES OF SUMMER ON FOOD NETWORK

Symon Sets Out to Visit Some of the Best All-American Fare Summer Has to Offer

Series Premieres Friday, July 17th at 10:30pm ET/9:30pmCT on Food Network

NEW YORK - June 15, 2015 - Michael Symon is taking a summer road trip to taste the best of American classics in Burgers, Brew & 'Que, premiering Friday, July 17th at 10:30pm ET/9:30pm CT on Food Network. Whether it is mouth-watering, mile-high cheeseburgers or slow smoked, fall-off-the-bone ribs, Michael is going to eat and meet his way through some of the best All-American spots to get your grub on. And what better way to wash it all down than with local beers and brews, sure to make any meal perfect!

"Michael is not only a world-class chef, but a fan-favorite for our viewers," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President Food Network. "Michael's down-to-earth style, humor and expertise makes him the perfect guide on a road trip sampling the best burgers, brews and BBQ the country has to offer."

Over six episodes Michael visits some of the most well-known establishments to experience the unique and best Burgers, Brew & 'Que. In Nashville, Michael visits a new burger joint that encourages you to construct your own custom creations. And while in the Music City, the local tradition is hot chicken, which has Michael pushing his personal limits to find out just how much spicy chicken he can take. In New York City, special guest Bobby Flay joins Michael as they visit an over-the-top BBQ joint for a Brontosaurus Beef Rib. Mario Batali also joins Michael as they try one of his favorite late-night indulgences at New York City's most classic burger joint. And family friend and fellow chef, Alex Guarnaschelli, joins Michael at one of his favorite Manhattan spots, where they combine a bottomless beer selection with high-octane hot dogs.

And no trip would be complete without Michael traveling to his own backyard in Northeast Ohio, where a former NFL star's top secret ribs de-boning process was inspired by his wife who doesn't like getting messy. In Cleveland, Michael tackles the mother of all burgers - the Brunch Burger, topped with massive onion rings and an over easy egg. And a visit to a newcomer has Michael pushing the boundaries of pub food and house-made brews.

Chef Michael Symon cooks with soul. Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his award winning restaurants Lola, Lolita, Roast, Bar Symon, B Spot and the forthcoming Mabel's BBQ. Symon also shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style with viewers, most recently on Food Network's All-Star AcademyIron Chef America and as a co-host on ABC's The Chew. He is the author of three cookbooks, "Michael Symon's Live to Cook - Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen," "Carnivore," and "5 in 5."

Visit FoodNetwork.com/BurgersBrewQue to discover more about the locations featured in the show. Join in on the conversation at #BurgersBrewQue.

Burgers, Brew & 'Que is produced by Relativity Lifestyle Television, a division of Relativity Television.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Humana Healthier Choices return to Taste of Chicago with nearly 50 healthy options

Coming soon is the grand foodie fest that Chicagoans wait all year for. The Taste of Chicago is a gathering of some of the most iconic and revered culinary spots in the city. ALL. IN. ONE. PLACE! It's an opportunity to nosh on the best of the best that Chicago has to offer...or at least the best of what you can eat while you walk around in the summer heat. No doubt there will be fried grub galore, but that's not all you'll find. Humana is once again working with the Taste of Chicago on their Humana Healthier Choices Program and for the first time in the 8-year history of the program, it has now identified vegetarian options to its designated offerings. 

This year's healthy food listing features 48 healthy food options, 34 of them vegetarian, from 24 of Chicago's participating restaurants. They've also identified additional Taste items that are gluten-free. That's huge! The gluten-free diet is becoming more widespread between those who opt to follow it for better health and those for whom it is a medical necessity. 


“By expanding Humana Healthier Choices to include vegetarian options and promoting gluten-free alternatives, we’re looking to help a greater population of Taste-goers pursue a healthy eating experience that inspires lifelong well-being,” said Charles Dow, Humana’s Regional President of Senior Products in the Great Lakes in a released statement. “I encourage everyone to try these delicious, healthy foods and immerse themselves in Humana’s rewards program for a fun, active experience at the Taste of Chicago.”




With strict guidelines to qualify as a Humana Healthier Choices menu item, a panel of five top Chicago-area physicians with expertise in diet and nutrition collaborated to compile this year's list.

The panel included Amy Hess-Fischl, M.S., R.D, advanced practice dietitian and program coordinator at University of Chicago’s Kovler Diabetes Center; Kathleen Duffy, M.S., R.D., Diabetes Nutrition Educator, Rush Oak Park Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Care Center; Rob Sargis, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Adult Endocrinology, University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center; Donna Perisee, M.D., Ph.D., Humana Medical Director, Medicare Great Lakes Region, Health Services Organization; and Neal Fischer, M.D., Humana Regional Medical Director, Medicare Operations, Great Lakes Region.

The Humana Healthier Choices will be identified by a green apple on the menu boards at participating restaurant booths. The Humana Healthier Choices list of items will be handed out at the Humana tent, located on Columbus Drive between Jackson Boulevard and Buckingham Fountain, and can be downloaded at the Taste of Chicago website and via facebook.com/TheTasteOfChicago




The 35th Annual Taste of Chicago is July 8–12 in Grant Park. Hours are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the FREE admission festival, call (312) 744-3316 or visit tasteofchicago.us. Find a full listing of Humana Healthier Choices items below.

Humana Healthier Choices for Taste of Chicago 2015 (vegetarian options noted by a V):

Appetizers/Starters – Less than 320 calories, 300 mg sodium and 2 g saturated fat

·         Taste Portion of Veggie (Vegan) Burger (V) – Beat Kitchen
·         Taste Portion of Mustard Fried Catfish – BJ’s Market
·         Taste Portion of Malnati Salad (V) – Lou Malnati’s
·         Corn on the Cob (V) – Mariano’s
·         Roasted Celtic Corn on the Cob (V) – O'Brien's Restaurant
·         Doner Shot – DönerMen
·         Shrimp – Haire's Gulf Shrimp
·         Taste Portion of Eggplant Sandwich (V) – Gino's Steaks Truck

Main Dishes – Less than 500 calories, 500 mg sodium and 4 g saturated fat

·         Veggie (Vegan) Burger (V) – Beat Kitchen
·         Mustard Fried Catfish – BJ’s Market
·         Grilled Steak Taco – Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill
·         Grilled Chicken Taco – Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill
·         Smoked Alligator – Chicago's Dog House
·         Smoked Rattlesnake with Rabbit  – Chicago's Dog House
·         Watermelon Hibiscus Gazpacho (V) – Farmer's Fridge
·         Avocado Toast (V) – Farmer's Fridge
·         Vegetable Spinach and Plantains (V) – Iyanze
·         Jerk Chicken – Iyanze
·         Chicken Ke-Bob Curry Rice with Vegetables – Kasia’s Deli
·         Malnati Salad (V) – Lou Malnati’s
·         Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and Cucumber Salad – Star of Siam
·         Doner Kebab – DönerMen
·         Kebab Salad – DönerMen
·         Chap Chae (V) – Jin Ju
·         Eggplant Sandwich (V) – Gino's Steaks Truck
·         Chicken Tacos – La Cocinita
·         Black Bean and Queso Fresco Arepas with Guasacaca and Cabbage Slaw (V) – La Cocinita
·         Grilled Cheese (V) – The Fat Shallot
Desserts – Less than 320 calories, 300 mg sodium and 2 g saturated fat

·         Limone (Lemon) Sorbet (V) – Caffe Gelato
·         Blood Orange Sorbet (V) – Caffe Gelato
·         Peach Cobbler Gelato (V) – Caffe Gelato
·         Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato (V) – Caffe Gelato
·         Italian Lemon Ice (V) – Franco's Ristorante
·         Italian Watermelon Ice (V) – Franco's Ristorante
·         Strawberry Paleta (V) – La Mexicana
·         Mango Paleta (V) – La Mexicana
·         Lime Paleta (V) – La Mexicana
·         Watermelon Paleta (V) – La Mexicana
·         Seedless Watermelon (V) – Mariano’s
·         Mango Sorbet (V) – Star of Siam
·         Chocolate Frozen Baby Banana (V) – The Fudge Pot
·         Chocolate Dipped Strawberry (V) – The Fudge Pot
·         1 Dinky Donut (V) – Dinky Donuts
·         Southern Red Velvet Morsel of Love (V) – Ms. Tittle's Cupcake
·         Frozen Mango Kefir (V) – Starfruit Café
·         Taste Portion of Frozen Mango Kefir (V) – Starfruit Café
·         Frozen Original Kefir (V) – Starfruit Café
·         Taste Portion of Frozen Original Kefir (V) – Starfruit Café
The following items, available from Dia De Los Tamales, do not meet the Humana Healthier Choices nutrition criteria but provide options for Taste-goers with gluten-free dietary restrictions:

·         Slow Roasted Cuban Pork Tamale
·         Taste Portion of Slow Roasted Cuban Pork Tamale
·         Spicy Black Bean & Corn Tamale (V)
·         Taste Portion of Spicy Black Bean & Corn Tamale (V)
·         Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Tamale
·         Roasted Pepper Goat Cheese Tamale (V)
A panel of five top Chicago-area physicians with expertise in diet and nutrition collaboratively judged each item to assure that nutritional values were met. The panel included Amy Hess-Fischl, M.S., R.D, advanced practice dietitian and program coordinator at University of Chicago’s Kovler Diabetes Center; Kathleen Duffy, M.S., R.D., Diabetes Nutrition Educator, Rush Oak Park Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Care Center; Rob Sargis, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Adult Endocrinology, University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center; Donna Perisee, M.D., Ph.D., Humana Medical Director, Medicare Great Lakes Region, Health Services Organization; and Neal Fischer, M.D., Humana Regional Medical Director, Medicare Operations, Great Lakes Region.


About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of: 

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·         Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
·         Most recent investor conference presentations;
·         Quarterly earnings news releases;
·         Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
·         Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors); and
·         Corporate Governance information.