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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 ...

Tips to make more, waste less food

Do you ever look in your pantry or refrigerator and think: “Where did that come from?” Then you look at the product and notice there is no way you can use that in a meal at your house; there is mold or it’s past its best-use-by date. Proper meal planning, along with utilizing what’s in ...

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Ratatouille takes a little extra effort, but the results are worth it.

It all started with Ratatouille

Several years ago, I grew a garden out of love and passion. Our house sat on the side of the Lake Hanska, in an idyllic setting amongst trees and facing the farm fields. Claud and I loved this house. In fact, I remember clearly the day we drove up to it. We hadn’t yet stepped foot inside or ...

Performance inspired nutrition: Whey more than you think

Do you want protein from a company that puts its customers’ needs first? Then check out newcomer Performance Inspired Nutrition. Performance Inspired Nutrition was started when entrepreneur, actor, and producer Mark Wahlberg and former 25-year EBP/CMO/GM at GNC, Tom Dowd, were inspired to ...

Bracket snacks for tourney time

There is a good amount of madness in March! Chances are you are going to munch on food while watching these games. Did you know there are some foods that you could choose that would benefit your health but still allow you to indulge and enjoy? Below you will find some tasty yet healthy tips ...

Tips and tricks of a dietitian

We’ve all seen similar headlines relating to nutrition on magazine covers and social media posts coming from the latest and greatest reality TV star or music artist, so what makes this article different? It’s written by a Registered Dietitian, and more specifically one who works for ...

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Tuscan White Bean Soup

I hope none of you had a chance to look at my personal Facebook page this weekend. It may have been eighty-four degrees here in Las Vegas and I may have been boating. Then, I saw the news and you guys were hit with a serious snow storm. Mankato was even in the national news revealing the white ...

St. Patrick’s Day Shake

Shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, seas of green clothing, and various beverages of the same color: whether you are 100 percent or 0.1 percent Irish, many of us enjoy partaking in St. Patrick’s Day traditions and festivities. If you’re looking to keep the “new you” from the beginning ...

Oven Roasted Tomatoes.

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Lately I have been feeling a little low about my kids growing up and not hanging out with me as much as I would like. I guess this is the beginning of the Empty Nest Syndrome. It’s especially difficult because I have been a stay at home mom for 18 years. I would like to be with them every ...

Avocados 101 – Picked, peeled, and prepped to perfection!

Avocados are becoming a must-have to pick up in the produce department because of their versatility and variety of powerful nutrients. Between their healthy monounsaturated fats that can improve heart health, the fiber that may lower cholesterol, and folate’s ability to improve brain health ...

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