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10 Tips to Resist Halloween Candy

Halloween unofficially marks the beginning of the holiday feasting season. And for anyone trying to watch his or her weight, the scariest part of Halloween is not ghosts and goblins but the ever-abundant Halloween candy everywhere you go. Sugar and mostly empty calories is what you get in candy, and the truth is that most of us don’t exercise enough to warrant those extra calories. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Welcome Fall With Hearty Taco Soup (Recipe)

Fall means it’s time to get a taste of those hearty-warm weather recipes you’ve been missing. Soup is a great way to stay warm and get lots of good nutrients. This taco soup is recommended by the Hy-Vee Dietitians and is easy to make during a busy work week.   Read More »
Nutrition · Marshall
Wooden table with Trail Mix

Control of Portions Can Clobber Backsliding Habits, Help with Weight Loss

There’s a snack, dish or culinary delight out there that has your name on it. It’s the one you cannot resist. We all have our favorites – those sneaky treats, the ones we just lose it over. They are so darn good, we say we’ll have just one. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Seven Ideas to Make Tailgating Both Fun and Healthy

Whether you have a tailgate party in the parking lot of your local football stadium or in your own backyard, one of the best parts of this popular tradition is the food. But the typical tailgating fare of hot dogs, chicken wings and other snack foods are often high in fat and calories, which can throw your wellness goals off track. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Wrap It Up With Lettuce

Lettuce wraps are a great twist on traditional tacos or sandwich wraps. As you get started on this month’s challenge, Hy-Vee Dietitian Anna Schroeder has a great recipe that goes great for lunch or dinner.  Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 lb. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Add Pumpkin to Your Fall Foods

Fall and Thanksgiving are right around the corner, which means the pumpkin-flavored cakes, cookies and pies are popping up everywhere. It’s easy to justify that piece of pumpkin pie because pumpkins are good for us (which is very true). Pumpkins contain many antioxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health