Healthy-Bites

1.22.17

Power through Your Day with Protein

Most often a typical day looks like: a carb-heavy breakfast, a sandwich or salad at lunch, and an overly large serving of meat and protein for dinner. The majority of us tend to eat a lot of our protein during our evening meals instead of getting 25 to 30 grams of protein per meal per day. The ...

01.15.17

5 Secrets to Becoming 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 ...

1-17-17

SPIRALIZING GOODNESS

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 to duplicate by hand. How ...

12-25-16

Stay on Track with Healthy Holiday 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 over the holidays, but this does not have to be the case for you with ...

12-18-16

Entertain Your Way to Health

Perhaps you’ve been working on eating healthier and want healthy choices for that yearly holiday party. 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 to help with wellness tips ...

11-27-16

Diabetes Prevention and Pre-Diabetes

During the month of November, Hy-Vee Registered Dietitians want to educate our customers on diabetes, especially about prevention, since it is National Diabetes Month.A frequently asked question is "How can I prevent diabetes?" Luckily, research has been done to help us better understand how ...

11-20-16

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 ...

11-13-16

Navigating Holiday Fare with Greek Yogurt

With colder weather and seasonal indulges on the horizon, being careful to not sabotage yourself into a calorie coma can be a difficult task to navigate. Remember the old saying the "freshman fifteen?" During this time of year I find myself referring to the "holiday five!" Feel-good foods ...

11-6-16

Managing Diabetes with Carbohydrates

November 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 now to prepare ...

10-30-16

Yogurt’s Hidden Gem – Probiotics

The 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 bacteria is vital for immune ...

10-23-16

Trick or Treat? Give me Something Good to Eat!

Halloween 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 frustrating time for ...

10-2-16

Hy-Vee + Busy Families = Making Meals, Making Memories

It 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 question is how do you do ...