Food

Turkey cuts that will make you want to eat it more than once a year

Every November, we wonder why we don’t eat turkey more often. It’s high in protein, low in calories, affordable, and can instantly turn any side dish into an entrée. But I think we can all agree, preparing the whole bird is a labor of love we can justifiably reserve for special occasions. ...

5 reasons dietitians hope avocado craze never ends

If you’re not eating avocado toast every morning, chances are you’ve at least seen it in your social media feed. For a few good reasons, millennials are obsessed with this creamy green fruit, and dietitians are, too. Here’s why we hope this trend is here to stay. 1. Avocados contain ...

Milk alternatives: Choosing the right one for you

Lactose-free, dairy-free, plant-based — these are all labels you might find on beverages meant to replace cow’s milk. And with the demand for these products on the rise — especially for people with dairy or lactose intolerances and anyone trying to include more plant-based foods in their ...

Sugar Substitutes: The good, the bad, and the really sweet

They’re everywhere. In low-calorie ice creams, yogurts, breakfast bars, diet sodas, and more. Stevia, tagatose, erythitol — and blends of all of the above — these are just a few examples of the sugar substitutes you might find on an ingredient list. But what are they, why are they ...

Should you be taking a fiber supplement?

Perhaps this is a better question: Are you getting at least 28 grams of fiber per day? That’s the recommended daily value based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Turns out the average American only gets 15 or 16 grams of fiber each day. While many dietitians encourage clients to consume fiber-rich ...

How the cauliflower can morph into movie night snack

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press Years ago, I was attempting to reverse my daughter Valentine's disdain for cauliflower. She was always my veggie-loving kiddo, so I was stumped by her dislike of one my favorites. Who doesn't love roasted cauliflower florets, with those crispy ...

Healthy snacks can prevent you from overeating

By Laura Schmidt RD, LD 5 things you should know about Hy-Vee’s Dietitian Energy Bites, plus a few healthier snack ideas to get you through the week. You may have seen them on display in your local Hy-Vee. They’re the cookie dough-shaped balls that look too good to be healthy. So, what ...

Making health the new holiday tradition

We all love the holidays. It’s a special time of year to create our own traditions and make memories with our families. But they also offer great opportunities to add a few extra pounds, with all the extra food, holiday parties and get-togethers. The problem is, when the Christmas tree is ...

7 things to appreciate about pears

Let’s just take a second and talk about pears. While everyone else is buzzing about apples and oranges, pears are often cast aside as the hard fruit in the produce section. And that’s too bad, for many reasons! 1. Pears are loaded with fiber—more so than apples—which is something ...

Prepare your kids for busy season with energy-sustaining foods!

We all know after the first school bell rings, the race is on. Busy schedules get even busier, the days get shorter, and packing healthy lunches can become more challenging. Fortunately, your Hy-Vee registered dietitian is ready to help with a few motivating pointers. Think Outside the ...

Dinner is solved with advanced meal prep

Many parents plan to gather the kids and loved ones at the dinner table to help build a stronger family and successful kids. But on Tuesday night at 5:00, you are struggling to quickly put together a meal using what is left in the refrigerator, that everyone will enjoy, and that allows you to ...

Start school day right with back-to-school breakfasts

There are several health benefits to eating breakfast as part of a regular routine. Eating breakfast may assist with weight loss or maintenance, increase overall nutrient intake, and help kids perform better in school. A healthy breakfast can also add nutrients such as protein, fiber, calcium, ...

Beef as a complementary first food – and a family food

As one of the first foods introduced to infants (starting at six months), beef provides the nutrients babies need to set the stage for successful development and lifelong health. Make sure to incorporate beef into your meals to help your family members make the most of their days and meals. ...

KitchenWise: Crispy Shrimp Tacos are baked, not fried

By SARA MOULTON Associated Press From taco trucks to Mexican restaurants, tacos are just about everywhere these days. And why not? A taco is exactly as handy, versatile and filling as a sandwich, and crunchy to boot. Lots of folks dream of making these fried corn tortillas at home, but some ...

The importance of healthy hydration

When it’s your turn to fuel your athletes, it does not need to be a daunting task. Busy active kids and athletes need adequate hydration: 1. Fluids keep the body cool, provide electrolytes, and work to prevent dehydration. 2. Additional fluids replace electrolytes and the fluids lost ...

Do good for your gut with probiotics

One of the more recent health crazes is adding more probiotic-rich foods into our diet… and for good reason! Probiotics help increase the amount of good bacteria in our gut flora, the space where millions of both good and bad bacteria live in our gut. Recent research is showing how the health ...

Balanced diet: Pairing protein and carbs to regulate blood sugars

In 2010 the USDA introduced MyPlate as the new guideline for proper nutrition. Since then, it has been the education tool that dietitians use to teach clients about eating a healthy diet. A balanced diet should contain protein, carbohydrate and fat. Each of these macronutrients provides us with ...

Go gluten free with Glutino

Did you know that May is Celiac Awareness Month? Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It affects nearly 1 in 100 people. Hy-Vee registered dietitians are in each store and are available to answer your questions related ...

Milk by the glass

Walk down a grocery aisle today and you will find a lot of competition for cow’s milk. Whether customers have a specific food allergy or just prefer the taste of one over another, customers are exploring their options. Let’s take a closer look at some of the competition. • Soy: You’ll ...

5 Habits that will held improve your metabolism

Metabolism is a word we hear often. But do we actually know what it does and how to take care of our own? The human body is truly amazing. Our body can take the food we eat and the beverages we drink and give us energy. Our bodies then use that energy to perform necessary functions such as ...

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