Food

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 ...

Blue cheese dip

By Wendy MonroThe holidays are just around the corner. I know. I am sorry. You know it is true and you need to come to terms with this fact. I don't know how this seems to sneak up on us every year but I am starting to get used to it. Luckily, I love the holidays. Soon, it will be Halloween. ...

The flavors of fall

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDFall brings an abundance of flavorful, seasonal foods that are packed full of nutrition! October is National Pork Month, Apple Month, Cranberry Month - and October 29 is National Oatmeal Day! Now is the time to take advantage of these flavorful fall foods and the ...

Bowtie pasta with avocado citrus dressing

By Wendy MonroDaphne and I have become a little obsessed with avocados lately. When I buy a bag of avocados at the market, we have to eat them pretty quickly. There is a small window between ripe and gross. So, we keep coming up with a creative variety of recipes.Sometimes, we will cut one in ...

Oatmeal around the world

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDFun fact: Oatmeal is not just a boring breakfast cereal; it is so much more! In fact, oatmeal is used throughout the world in many other ways than just your typical rolled oats, milk, and sugar for breakfast.Oats have been a staple in many countries for thousands of ...

Oatmeal all day

By Laura SchmidtHave you heard? Oatmeal isn't just for breakfast anymore! Besides the steamy cup with a plethora of add-ins, oatmeal can be savory, used as a flour substitute, and can give a boost to your meat loaf. The health benefits of oatmeal make it a perfect addition to other foods to ...

Chili Mac and Cheese

By Wendy MonroHere we go again. It's Fall. You are so lucky to be in the Midwest where the leaves turn brilliant colors and fall to the ground. You can experience the slow change in the temperature as Fall moves its way into winter. It's really magical. Minnesota has the perfect four seasons as ...

Hy-Vee + busy families = making meals, making memories

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDIt seems like the majority of us have busy schedules, which is why Hy-Vee offers a variety of services to make lives easier. With September being National Family Meals Month, this is the perfect time to get your family to eat one more meal together each week. The real ...

Poached Eggs Carbonara

By Wendy MonroI normally don't order eggs Benedict when I am out because the Hollandaise sauce is never as good as Claud's. I am always disappointed. For some reason, on my last few days in England I had a hankering for it and wanted to give it a shot. All of the food we were eating was so ...

Cooking Family Meals with Tea

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDThere is something nostalgic about sitting on the front porch and sharing a glass of tea with neighbors or family that lends to slowing life down and making memories. But have you tried cooking with tea? With September being National Family Meals Month, it's the perfect ...

Beef Wellington

We have reached our final week in Great Brittan. It will be sad to leave; but, I have to admit, I am looking forward to sleeping in my bed and bathing in my bathroom. There are small conveniences I forget after I have been out of Europe for a while. For example, I like to use a tap that has the ...

Family Meal Month: Making meals, making memories

Are family meals a lost art? In our world today, with fast-paced lives, busy work schedules and extracurricular activities, drive-thru meals and takeout food have become the norm. What impact does this have on our kids, our families, and ourselves? As the trend moves toward simplicity and ...

Italian meatball casserole

By Wendy MonroWhat do you get when you bring an Italian man, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona with you on a trip to the beautiful English seaside town called Dorset? You guessed it, Italian meatball casserole. I need to back up a little in order to explain. My family is visiting England for a ...

Veggie Power!

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDAs children head back to school it's important to make sure vegetables make a regular appearance on their plates. Vegetables are naturally low in calories and pack a nutrient punch with vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber just to name a ...

Shrimp Fajitas

One of my very best friends moved to Virginia a while ago. She's only been gone for two months, but it felt like much longer. I was used to spending a couple of days a week with her while she lived here in Las Vegas. I have missed her so much. This week, she flew out to visit me. I was so happy ...

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