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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. ...

Wine train steak

By Wendy MonroSerendipity: Good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries.We spent Thanksgiving in Napa Valley, California. We drove into Napa on the most glorious of days. The sun was shining and the air was cool and crisp. It couldn't have been more beautiful as we drove past grape ...

Salmon Puttaesca

By Wendy MonroThis week, Claud and I visited Vancouver, British Columbia. I really love going to Canada. The people are always so nice. Vancouver is a beautiful city with tons of high-rise apartments and is surrounded by water. Every time I went for a walk in a different direction, I ended up ...

Snacks to save the day!

Being prepared for snacks home or away can be difficult. Snacking has several benefits such as preventing overeating at our next meal, allowing an opportunity to provide our bodies with important nutrients, assist with blood sugar control, and give us satisfaction and enjoyment. Next time you ...

Navigating Holiday Fare with Greek Yogurt

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDWith colder weather and seasonal indulges on the horizon, being careful not to sabotage yourself into a calorie coma can be a difficult task to navigate. Remember the old saying the "freshman fifteen?" Well, during this time of the year we may find ourselves referring ...

Not feeding a crowd this Thanksgiving? Roast a turkey breast

By SARA MOULTONAssociated PressLet's say that this year's Thanksgiving feast is going to be a more intimate affair than the usual cast of thousands, yet you still want turkey. It can be done.Instead of cooking up a whole bird, why not go with a turkey breast? "Because," you reasonably reply, ...

Managing diabetes with carbohydrates

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDNovember is Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that one in 11 Americans have diabetes or that someone is newly diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. every 23 seconds? We also know that 86 million Americans are at risk of developing diabetes. There is no better time than ...

Minestrone

By Wendy MonroThis time of year, I love to cook and eat soup. It really does warm me up. If I am feeling chilly, I like a hot bath or a bowl of soup or both. Those two things are all that seem to warm me up from the inside out. Soup is amazing because you get so many nutritious ingredients in ...

Yogurt’s hidden gem – Probiotics

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDThe human digestive system is naturally inhabited by billions of bacteria that are collectively called the "microbiome." Most of the bacteria resides in the lining of the human gut, which contains about three pounds of bacteria. The balance of beneficial and harmful ...

Spicy Chicken Wings

By Wendy MonroIf anyone knows me, they know I don't follow professional sports. Oddly enough, I ran track in junior high and played volleyball, softball and basketball in high school. Also, I had season tickets for the Dodgers, Kings, and Lakers while I was in high school. Still, it never ...

Trick or Treat? Give me something good to eat!

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDHalloween is just around the corner and soon the goblins will be knocking at the door. With the chance to dress up in costumes and stock up on sweets, Halloween is the highlight of the year for many kids - from toddlers to teens.But the high season for candy can also be a ...

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