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Believe in Brussels Sprouts: They’re Tasty and Good for You

The bum rap that brussels sprouts get is unfair. You’re not one of those folks who rejects outright this nutrition and fiber-packed little green superfood, are you? If you are, we’re here to change your mind. These tiny little cabbage-clone vegetables have to shake their reputation as a bitter “nobody likes me” side dish and snack because when cooked properly, they offer a lot more than just the good feeling that comes with adding greens. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Get Your Greens Even in Whiteout Conditions

When it’s cold, damp and windy my thoughts don’t go to a crisp, green salad. In fact, it isn’t very appealing to me at all right now and I love salads – but not so much in winter. Here are a couple of ways to get your greens in winter. Read More »
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Family Eating Thanksgiving Dinner

Thriving for Your Health Through the Holidays

Family Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Oh the holidays! What a wonderful time of year. Well, I hope you are feeling that way; it’s not that way for everyone, though. The holidays can be a very hard time, a stressful time, a busy time, and of course when we are working on weight loss, a time when temptations surround you. Read More »
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Warm Up With This Yummy Cider

When the temperatures drop, a hot cup of apple cider is a great way to warm up. Added bonus — apples and cherries are both antioxidant-rich along with other healthy nutrients. The recipe below is for hot cider but can also be served cold or as a base for punch. Read More »
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Here’s How to Navigate the Holidays with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you may be looking forward to the holidays with a mix of excitement and dread because of the food-focused nature of the season. But you can not only achieve your goals, you can be a role model. Read More »
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Oatmeal: An Overnight Breakfast Sensation

Need a quick and hearty breakfast? Consider oatmeal! Oatmeal has many nutritional qualities as it’s a whole grain, containing 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving to help keep you full longer! Hy-Vee Dietitian Janine Albers has some great information about the nutritional benefits of oatmeal: Supports Weight Loss Oatmeal is an appetite suppressor that can be an integral part of any weight loss diet. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health