Food

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 ...

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 ...

Quinoa Veggie Bowl

By Wendy Monro Daphne is very much involved in the vegan community around Las Vegas. She reads the articles, eats at all of the restaurants, and attends mixers with other vegans. She shares recipes with friends and reads their recipes. She has become an amazing cook. She tries to rope me ...

Getting back on track with food in the new year

It’s a new year! I have a feeling this is going to be a really good one. I like to think positively. 2016 was a weird time. It’s like Mercury was in retrograde for the entire year. We lost so many amazing talented people and a lot of them were very young. Several of my friends suffered ...

5 secrets to become the best version of you in 2017!

You may have pictured it in your head numerous times – the best version of you. The best could mean the healthiest version, the happiest version, the smoke-free version, or the less-stressed version of you. Whatever your best version means, the following 5 secrets can help you reach your ...

Simply Food: Beets, leaves, and cheese

Daphne had her four wisdom teeth pulled two days before Christmas this year. I am not sure why she chose this date. I do know that she cancelled her appointments about three times before this last time. The oral surgeon finally made me leave a deposit to ensure she would come. That tactic ...

Stay on track with healthy holiday food goals

The holiday season is here, which means family, friends, presents, traditions and - of course - food.  Eating healthy can be a challenge when the aroma of Grandma’s cookies is in the air.  The average American gains weight during the holiday season, but this does not have to be the case for ...

Carrot Cake Cookies

ByWendy Monro I don’t know what happened to me. I never used to like desserts. Then, I started liking cupcakes. That was the beginning of my downfall. My new love for cupcakes led me to the carrot cake cupcake, which is my absolute favorite cupcake. Now, I love anything carrot cake. If I ...

Spiralizing Goodness

By Laura Schmidt, RD, LD Spiralizing is a new way to eat healthy. It’s making “noodles” out of any and every vegetable, from zucchini to beets to carrots. It’s a simple process to transform produce into long, thin noodles or wide, curly pasta-like ribbons that would be challenging ...

Spiralizing Goodness

By Laura Schmidt, RD, LD Spiralizing is a new way to eat healthy. It’s making “noodles” out of any and every vegetable, from zucchini to beets to carrots. It’s a simple process to transform produce into long, thin noodles or wide, curly pasta-like ribbons that would be challenging ...

Mediterranean Chicken

I began to feel the pressure from my neighbor across the street. They have a real Griswold’s Christmas light show happening over there. We are rarely home for Christmas. I don’t think we have been home for Christmas since we moved to Las Vegas. So, we never decorate. I don’t have many ...

Entertain Your Way to Health

By Laura Schmidt Perhaps you’ve been working on eating healthier and want healthy choices for those yearly holiday parties. This 2016 holiday season, bring some dazzle to your holiday parties with healthier snack platters, tasting plates, and side dishes. Your Hy-Vee dietitians are here ...

Baked Garlic Crab

By Wendy Monro I am a huge fan of crab legs. I’ve eaten blue crabs in Maryland from the Chesapeake Bay. In fact, I worked at an amazing restaurant while I lived in Maryland. Crabs were our specialty. Jimmy, the owner, plucked the crabs from the ocean himself. He and his sons would get up ...

Crack into Happiness & Health for the Holidays

By Laura Schmidt The holiday season is upon us! Spending time with family and friends probably puts a big smile on your face, and what better snack to have around than the “happy nut.” In China, pistachios are known as the “happy nut” because of their resemblance to a smiley face. ...

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