Simple, Flavorful Dressings & Sauces

The art of sauce making seems to have been replaced in recent decades by packaged marinades, dressings, and sauces. Ready to save some money and reduce the added sugar, sodium and preservatives in your meals? Here are some of our favorite simple sauce recipes that will become the star of your meal. Ranch Dressing made … Continue reading Simple, Flavorful Dressings & Sauces

How to Choose a Healthy Cereal

Cereal is a common go-to breakfast food because it is quick, easy and convenient. Unfortunately, many popular cereals are loaded with sugar, so it is important to check out the food label to make sure you are making a good choice. It can be confusing when going down the cereal aisle, but the following tips … Continue reading How to Choose a Healthy Cereal

Help Your Kids to Have a Healthy Relationship with Food

The eating habits your children form when they are young will likely persist into adulthood, so setting a good example now is important. A healthy relationship with food means being able to take pleasure in eating while also listening to the body’s hunger cues. By teaching healthy habits, and modeling these behaviors yourself, you can … Continue reading Help Your Kids to Have a Healthy Relationship with Food

5 Creative Freezer Meals

What's better than having convenience meals on hand at the end of a busy day? Having home made convenience meals! Read on to see our favorite, healthy freezer meals. All recipes have separate freezing directions. Make a double (or triple!) batch; have some tonight & start stocking your freezer with ready-to-heat meals. Farm Fresh Quesadillas … Continue reading 5 Creative Freezer Meals

Perks of Homegrown Fruits & Vegetables

A favorite summer memory of many Wisconsinites is the taste of a freshly-picked, homegrown tomato still warm from the sun’s rays. Food straight from the garden just tastes better – ever wonder why? Read on to hear our top reasons for choosing home- or locally-grown produce.   Gardening as a lifelong hobby Gardening is a … Continue reading Perks of Homegrown Fruits & Vegetables

Dark Chocolate: Your New Favorite Health Food

-Saturday, July 7th is World Chocolate Day! You may have heard that dark chocolate can be good for heart health. Today, we explain what, why, and how much to enjoy to reap this delicious treat’s benefits. Let's take a step back in time... As far back as 600 AD, the ancient Mayans revered the cocoa … Continue reading Dark Chocolate: Your New Favorite Health Food

5 Health Benefits of Yoga

June 21st is the International Day of Yoga -- Val Koschnick, RDN, RYT-200 breaks down her top 5 reasons why yoga is for everyone.   Increased Flexibility & Strength All too often I hear folks say, “I’m not flexible enough to do yoga”. If this is how you feel, then you are in the PERFECT … Continue reading 5 Health Benefits of Yoga

Nutrition Strategies for GERD

Many people experience indigestion from time to time, but when it occurs frequently, it could be an indication of gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD. This condition affects about 20 percent of Americans of all ages. Many pregnant women as well as people who are overweight suffer from GERD. GERD is a digestive disorder in which stomach … Continue reading Nutrition Strategies for GERD

Nutrition for Men

Men and women differ in many ways, including their nutritional requirements. Many problems related to nutrition are common in both men and women, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity. Men, however, do have unique nutrition considerations in order to maintain optimal health. Men generally need to consume more calories than women due to having … Continue reading Nutrition for Men