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Ask Questions to Find the Freshest Flavors at Local Farmers Markets

You might not make it there as often as you’d like, but you should make regular trips to your local farmers market part of your food shopping – if you want to have the freshest and most long-lasting flavors of the season. Read More »
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10 Tips for Healthy Eating On-the-Go

Trying to be healthy isn’t easy, but add to that the rigors of a restaurant menu and it can be downright daunting. Hy-Vee Dietitian Kristin Sousek has 10 tips for eating healthy when you’re dining out. If possible, choose a restaurant that you know has healthy options. Read More »
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Why I Went to an Integrative Medicine Doctor

In the past, I’ve gone to primary care doctors, and have appreciated specialty care for my parents and children when they’ve had more serious illnesses. But I had never considered integrative medicine for me until I met an integrative medicine doctor. Read More »
Integrative Medicine, Nutrition · Avera Health
With a little pre-game planning, you can have a tailgate party with plenty of healthy game day food.

On-the-Go? Buy Precut Veggies

If you’re on the go, Hy-Vee Dietitian Robbyn Nelson suggests taking advantage of the store’s precut vegetables. Quick options: Asparagus and Squash Olive oil McCormick Lemon and Herb Perfect Pinch seasoning Mix together and grill Premium Veggie Mix Mix with Italian dressing and grill. Read More »
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Recipe: Southwestern Salmon Cobb Salad

Hy-Vee Dietitian Janine Albers  recommends this salad for a nutrition-packed lunch throughout the week. Simply wait to mix the dressing with the greens. If you’re packing your salad in a Mason jar, put the dressing on the bottom to avoid wilting lettuce.   Read More »
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Recipe: Garlic and Herb Spaghetti Squash

We’ve got tons of ways to add in veggies without feeling like you’re depriving yourself of taste. Check out this great recipe provided by Annie Ailts, Dietitian at the Empire Hy-Vee. Garlic and Herb Spaghetti Squash Serves: 6 (about 1/2 cup each)  Ingredients 1 medium spaghetti squash (2 1/2 to 3 pounds) 2 tbsp. Read More »
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