Re-connecting to Motivation on your Health Journey

Many of us have the knowledge and information we need to make healthy choices & achieve better nutrition and physical fitness. We know the recommended amount of exercise and how many veggies to eat per day... So why are we not living our healthiest, most vibrant lives?! Various rewards are consciously and subconsciously motivating us … Continue reading Re-connecting to Motivation on your Health Journey

Enhancing Nutrition Before Surgery

Did you know that up to 50% of patients are malnourished when they enter this hospital? This is problematic because malnutrition prolongs recovery, increases post-operative complications including death, and is associated with increased length of stay and hospital readmissions. Good nutrition before surgery is important to help with your recovery. Surgery increases stress on your … Continue reading Enhancing Nutrition Before Surgery

Avoiding Diet Culture at the Holiday Table

The holidays bring lots of opportunities connect with friends and family. Read on to learn what types of comments may be causing more harm than good. Diet culture is everywhere; social media, magazines lining the check out line, television and in the way we communicate with one another. Diet culture proclaims, "Thinness is best!" 'Diet … Continue reading Avoiding Diet Culture at the Holiday Table

Healthy Fats: How to Eat More

A healthy diet includes fat! Check out this post for detailed information on the different types of dietary fat. Healthy fats are those that are rich in either monounsaturated or omega-3 fats. Healthy fat shopping list at the bottom of this post. Read on for some practical ways to incorporate more healthy fats into your … Continue reading Healthy Fats: How to Eat More

Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

In a cold cereal, toast or bagel rut? Read on to find 5 delicious, nutrient dense breakfast recipes. All can be made the night before for a stress-free morning.   Overnight Oats Many cold-oat skeptics find that they actually enjoy this refreshing spin on the traditionally hot cereal. The flavor possibilities are endless; some of … Continue reading Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

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

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