Food

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 ...

Grilled Polenta Circles

Grilled Polenta Circles

My daughter, Daphne, is 18 now. She has a great job, a new apartment, and a food blog. I am a pretty proud parent. She has been trying to be an adult for about four years now and couldn’t wait to get her own place. In fact, a few months ago, she secretly adopted a cat. She couldn’t wait ...

One fish, two fish…Heart healthy heros

February is American Heart Month. Your heart health is dependent on your lifestyle habits. One of the most important behaviors is diet. One specific dietary habit in need of improvement in Americans’ eating patterns is increasing consumption of seafood. Current advice from our government ...

Simply Food

By Wendy Monro Yes, I was reminded of Mary and her little lamb; but, it had been a while since I have made something especially for Claud. He does love lamb. So, I quickly let that thought vanish from my mind and instead I concentrated on making Claud a meal he would enjoy. Usually, I think of ...

Hy-Vee Food

By Laura Schmidt Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. The most common pulses are dried beans, chickpeas, lentils and dried peas. Both economical and sustainable, pulses are a great way to add filling protein and fiber to your diet. Pulses’ unique fiber makeup has been ...

Simply Food

By Wendy Monro I am a huge fan of salad. I make salad all of the time, even for breakfast. Claud thinks it is so weird when I make a big salad for breakfast. I don’t think it is weird at all. Who says we need to eat eggs or cereal for breakfast? Salad is a great way to start my day. ...

Hy-Vee Food

By Laura Schmidt RD, LD Along with Valentine’s Day, February also marks American Heart Month. Heart health deserves attention because heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. – about one in every four deaths. Several medical and lifestyle ...

Edamame Hummus

By Wendy Monro We are not football fans in this family; although, I have watched more football this year than ever before. I have learned much more about how the game is played and unexpectedly became a fan of a man named Julio Jones. So, I was more excited than usual to attend a super ...

Cauliflower’s Most Convenient Form

By Laura Schmidt When people think of vegetables that are superfoods, seldom does cauliflower ever come to mind. However, it really is one of the greatest superfoods, not only in nutrition, but also in taste. It is part of the same family that broccoli and cabbage belong to and is ...

Simply Food

By Wendy Monro I am always trying to discover new ways to cook asparagus. For many years, I cooked it simply with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. I did have the displeasure of eating it boiled and I do not like that one bit. It becomes soft and stringy. I also thing the flavor changes ...

Hy-Vee Food

By Laura Schmidt RD, LD Everyone knows oranges are good for you. Advice like “Eat an orange when you have a cold” or “Oranges are full of vitamin C” are commonplace. It’s true that oranges are good for you, and, yes, the vitamin C in oranges may help you recover from your next cold ...

Chocolate Roulade

By Wendy Monro We have had a week of rain. I absolutely love it. Usually, it rains here and there and not very hard. Other times, we will get a downpour but it only lasts a few minutes. This week has been a steady stream of showers. It has been amazing keeping the fires going, eating soup, ...

Power through your day with protein

By Laura Schmidt RD, LD More often than not, a typical day for most Americans looks like this: a carb-heavy breakfast, a sandwich or salad at lunch, and an overly large serving of meat/protein for dinner. The majority of us tend to eat a lot of our protein during our evening meals instead ...

Citrus Salad

Simply Food: Citrus Salad

I haven’t gone to one yoga class yet. I have only written one journal entry so far and it’s two paragraphs. It has been a couple of weeks since the beginning of January and my resolutions haven’t really started to take shape. Let’s face it, I haven’t started them at all. Well, I just ...

It’s a wonderful time for citrus!

People often associate citrus fruits with the tropics and summertime, but citrus fruits are actually in season during the winter, too! We have our annual citrus sale this week starting Tuesday, Feb. 17 and running through Monday, Feb. 23. Cuties® and Mighties™ (clementines and kiwis) are ...

New Year, New You, New Snacks!

By Laura Schmidt RD, LD Each new year brings a sense of new beginnings and the opportunity for a fresh start. Many people take this opportunity to set health and wellness goals. Studies show that snacking the right way may help you avoid overeating later on. Snacks are a great pick-me-up ...

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