Healthy-Bites

3756149

Cooking Family Meals with Tea

There 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 drink to have on the ...

3884282

Harvesting Healthy Meals

The end of the summer season may be fast approaching, but we still have a few weeks to enjoy many of the tastes associated with warmer weather. Gardens and produce departments have an abundance of end-of-summer vegetables just waiting to be added to your meals! With all the readily available ...

4500245

5 Habits You Need to Know to Improve Your Metabolism

Metabolism is a word we hear often. But do we actually know what it does and how to take care of our own? The human body is truly amazing. Our body can take the food we eat and the beverages we drink and give us energy. Our bodies then use that energy to perform necessary functions such as ...

3756519

Taboo No Longer – Happy, Healthy Hearts Love Beef!

Wait a minute...beef is okay to eat AND keep my heart healthy too? Yes, you read this correctly. No longer “taboo” for healthy, active lifestyles, nutrient-rich lean beef such as top sirloin steak can be enjoyed again without guilt. In fact, top sirloin meets the American Heart Association ...

3755556

Back-to-School Breakfasts

There are several health benefits to eating breakfast as part of a regular routine. Eating breakfast may assist with weight loss or maintenance, increase overall nutrient intake and help kids perform better in school. A healthy breakfast can also add nutrients such as protein, fiber, calcium, ...

3758274

Sensational Summer Berries

It is summer time and that means fresh eating. One way to enjoy more nutritious and delicious summer foods is to include more sensational summer berries! Berries encompass tantalizing tastes for everyone to enjoy from tart blackberries to sweet blueberries; there is a berry for everyone. ...

4526733

Kids in the Kitchen

Children love to be involved in activities with adults, so why not let them join in preparing family meals? Learning to cook is a valuable experience that can introduce nutrition and healthy eating habits early on; not to mention helping to create memories with loved ones. Whether you’re a ...

N1511P66028C

Do Good for Your Gut with Probiotics

One of the more recent health crazes is adding more probiotic-rich foods into our diet… and for good reason. Probiotics help increase the amount of good bacteria in our gut flora, the space where millions of both good and bad bacteria live in our gut. Recent research is showing how the health ...

3758710

Munch on Melons for Healthy Hydration

It’s that season of the year when hot morning temperatures grow hotter with each passing hour. The pavement permeates heat. Lawns scream for moisture. Keeping cool is priority one. Health and Hydration: The Important Connection Hydration helps regulate body temperature. After all, our ...

3759009 (1)

Facts, no Fear on Agriculture

We hear a lot in the media about GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) vs. non-GMO. Hy-Vee dietitian Hailey Boudreau provides some facts about the differences: What is the difference between GMOs, hybrid and heirloom plants and seeds? Genetically modified organisms, or genetically modified ...

3748036

Power Up the Protein in Your Diet

Now is a great time to talk about new research on protein and good health. There are a number of recent studies that suggest protein may have health benefits such as weight loss and maintenance, retaining muscle mass as we age and even helping lower risk of disease. Studies are looking at ...

3749013

Fiber is Your Friend!

If you’re looking for a way to lose weight or reduce your cholesterol, perhaps fiber should become your friend. Fiber is a complex carbohydrate; however, it does not give our body energy thus additional calories. Instead, fiber is simply eliminated from our body. The current dietary ...

4037615

Make More, Waste Less

Do you ever look in your pantry or refrigerator and think: “Where did that come from?” Then you look at the product and notice there is no way you can use that in a meal at your house; there is mold or it's past its best-use-by date. Proper meal planning, along with utilizing what's in your ...

3758718

It’s time to bring the grill out from under cover!

Tis’ the season for that favorite fair weather cooking activity! Grilling is a fantastic way to serve up delectable, flavorful meals with ease while maximizing nutrition. While you enjoy these favorite grillables, be sure to follow some basic techniques to help reduce the risk of carcinogen ...

3833448

Fuel your activity right with carbohydrates!

As the weather gets warmer, many of us head out to take part in local running or biking races, or just to have some active fun on our own or with our families. To fuel up for these activities, it is important to eat foods that will help us do our best, whether for competition or just for fun. ...

3759124

Fresh from the Grill

Fire up that grill! May is Nation 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 ...

3758908

Five Foods for Heart Health

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 choices may put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, ...

N1606P61005H

Milk by the Glass

Walk down a grocery aisle today and you will find a lot of competition for cow’s milk. Whether customers have a specific food allergy or just prefer the taste of one over another, customers are exploring their options. Let’s take a closer look at some of the competition. Soy: You’ll ...

N1607P37011H

5 Habits You Need to Know to Improve Your Metabolism

Metabolism is a word we hear often. But do we actually know what it does and how to take care of our own? The human body is truly amazing. Our body can take the food we eat and the beverages we drink and give us energy. Our bodies then use that energy to perform necessary functions such as ...

N1704P29004H

Make More, Waste Less

Do you ever look in your pantry or refrigerator and think: “Where did that come from?” Then you look at the product and notice there is no way you can use that in a meal at your house; there is mold or it’s past its best-use-by date. Proper meal planning, along with utilizing what’s in ...