Food

The Power of Protein

When it comes to sports nutrition, there are several nutrients you need in your diet and one of those important nutrients is protein. An important function of protein is to build and repair all the tissues in our body, which our muscles need when it comes to sports and exercise. Protein is ...

Leeks Vinaigrette

By Wendy MonroWe had another party at our house this weekend. This time it was a welcoming of Ella and my friend Amy's birthday party. Yes, another combination party. Claud and I discussed what we would cook. He was certain that he would grill some ribeye steaks and make dauphinoise potatoes. I ...

5 Simple Steps to Power up Your Summer Salads

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDMay is National Salad Month, making it a great time to give your salads a powerful boost by choosing nutrient-rich ingredients. Salads don't have to be boring, tasteless, diet foods. With the right base, toppings, and dressing they can be main-dish stars or sides your ...

Fresh from the Grill!

Fire up that grill! May is National Barbecue Month and what better way to kick off the warmer weather than getting outside and grilling up your favorite foods?Think outside the burger and hotdog box. According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association, the most common grilled foods are ...

Sweet and Sour Chicken

My daughter Ella is here visiting us from England. We almost didn't pick her up at the airport. I was looking at an itinerary from last year, which read that she was arriving on the fifteenth. This year, she arrived on the fourteenth. Ella and I do this thing back and forth each time she is ...

Fruit Tarts

We had another successful Mother's Day brunch at the Monro household. Every year, Claud makes me eggs Benedict for Mother's Day and we eat these while sipping mimosas. We do the same thing for my birthday because this is my favorite meal. This time, it seemed like it was just going to be our ...

Step into Spring… the Fresh & Healthy Way!

Did you know that May is Mediterranean Diet Month? The Mediterranean diet is characterized by fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, dried beans, fresh seafood, herbs and spices, low-fat dairy products, and heart-healthy fats such as olive and canola oil. Spring is a great time to focus on ...

Pear Upside Down Cake

I did it! I finally baked something that tastes amazing. I can't believe how easy it was too.Allow me back up a little. I am getting ahead of myself. A few days ago, we went to California to visit my mom and stepdad. On our way home, we decided to drive through Piru. We used to live in Piru ...

Ready, Set, Mango

Not only are mangos one of the world's most popular fruits, they're also an ideal addition to any Cinco de Mayo menu. Lush, flavorful, and versatile mangos work their tropical magic from beverages to desserts and everything in between. In many Latin American countries, mango on a stick with the ...

Responsible Choice: Serious About Meeting Goals

If you have problems baiting your line this spring and summer, fear not - Hy-Vee has your back! Hy-Vee has recently achieved its sustainable seafood goal: 100 percent of Hy-Vee's fresh and private-label frozen seafood now comes from responsible sources! Communications Vice President Tara ...

Spring Salad With Honey Roasted Almonds

I binge watched The Great British Baking Show for the past few days on Netflix. This is a PBS show but the first season now is on Netflix. I walked around everywhere with my Ipad because I couldn't stop watching it. I folded clothes, washed dishes, bathed, and cooked while watching the ...

Thai Red Curry

My daughter, Daphne, has a stalker. Yes, a stalker. A young man has decided it would be a good idea to call her about three hundred times a day, text about a thousand times, instant message on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all day long, and even send three or four letters per day in the mail. ...

Fair Trade: Products with a Purpose

A lot of people wonder about Fair Trade So, what is it and does it really make a difference?Fair trade is best described as a movement to help producers in developing countries get a fair price for their products, reducing poverty, providing for the ethical treatment of workers and farmers, and ...

Gnocchi with tomato sauce

By Wendy MonroClaud and I love gnocchi. Gnocchi is like a potato dumpling. It is made with potato, egg and flour. It can have cheese and herbs added into the mixture as well. Then, it is boiled and topped with a delicious sauce, like pasta. We have been eating this for years.Normally, I buy ...

A Saladicious Start to Spring

Spring has sprung! Start the season out right by eating fruits and vegetables in some delicious salads. With a large variety of salad greens, fruits, and vegetables, there are endless combinations to be made. Each salad can offer different flavors as well as vitamins and minerals, ...

Quinoa Salad With Citrus Dressing

By Wendy MonroI really enjoy watching the enthusiasm young people are having with this presidential election. In fact, my daughter's eagerness to be a part of the process has inspired me to get involved as well. I promise this is not going to be an article trying to get you to support my ...

Hy-Vee’s One Step Program Gives Back

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDAs part of Hy-Vee's mission to make lives easier, healthier and happier, health and wellness has long been a focus of our efforts. In 2011, Hy-Vee began the One Step program, which takes that commitment to health and wellness one step further, by funding projects locally ...

Green Chile Mac and Cheese

By Wendy MonroA while ago, I went to Trader Joe's. They have the best frozen mac and cheese. It is so creamy and delicious. I was surprised to see that they had a new version sitting next to the regular version I love so much. This was a green chile mac and cheese. I was intrigued. I bought ...

Mindful Eating

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDWhat does it mean to eat mindfully? Mindful eating means paying attention to your actual eating experience while at the same time enjoying it. It means submersing yourself fully into your meal, without multitasking. This can be tough especially in today's fast-paced ...

Mexican Pineapple

It's picnic time again. The weather is getting amazing around here and that always calls for a good picnic and lots of fun in the sun. My mom and Doug came out for the weekend from California. The weather report told us it was going to be eighty-five degrees. We planned lots of outdoor ...

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