While we are accustomed to finding cauliflower year-round in the grocery store, it is also a favorite cool season vegetable that can be found as farmers markets are winding down for the season. Many people might find this vegetable bland on its own, but cauliflower is rapidly gaining attention and popularity for its versatility.
Cauliflower is member of the Brassica family, making it related to broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage. The word cauliflower literally means ‘cabbage flower’. It originated from the island of Cyprus in the 13th century before making its way to western Europe in the 16th century and eventually to the United States in the 1900’s. Today, California is the top producer of cauliflower, as well as Arizona, Florida, and Texas. The cooler climate states of Michigan, New York, Washington, and Oregon also make the list of top producing states.
Cauliflower is a good source of vitamins C, K, B6 and folate, as well as the minerals potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. While white cauliflower is most common, selective plant breeding has also produced green, orange, and purple varieties. The various color varieties also supply unique phytonutrients found in their color families: beta carotene in orange, anthocyanins in purple and chlorophyl in a green variety also known as broccoflower.
Even the standard white cauliflower provides the phytonutrient sulforaphane, which is found in the colored varieties as well. Sulforaphane is the compound that gives a bitter taste to vegetables in the Brassica family, particularly when overcooked. With this rich nutrient profile, cauliflower joins the list of vegetables that provides protection against diabetes, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and other inflammation related health conditions.
When selecting cauliflower look for heavy, dense heads that are four to six inches across, with bright green intact leaves. No matter which color variety, there should be no discoloration on the florets, also called ‘curds’. Cauliflower wrapped in sealed plastic can hasten mold and spoilage, so it is recommended to transfer to a loosely sealed bag with a paper towel to absorb moisture for storage up to seven days.
For maximum flavor, nutrition, and color retention, choose steaming, sauteing or roasting over boiling. A bit of acid such as lemon juice also aids in keeping white cauliflower from darkening. Because of its neutral flavor, cauliflower can be easily combined with other vegetables in a mixed sauté and is also commonly used in curry dishes.
It has also become a popular replacement for rice when finely chopped or as a main ingredient in low carb pizza crust. A favorite preparation at my house it to mix with mashed potatoes, which reduces the carbohydrate count and increases the fiber content (and no one will really notice).
Because this involves boiling the vegetables to get them soft enough to mash, I like to save the cooking water and freeze for use in soup or stew. I hope you will give this recipe a try!
Does the thought of cooking balanced, healthy meals for your family make your head spin? One of the biggest obstacles busy Americans face when preparing nutritious meals is lack of time. But there is thankfully a simple solution that can help manage mealtime mayhem: preparation, planning, and a “cook once, eat twice” strategy. Here’s why you should implement these to make mealtime less stressful:
Time Efficient: Even the happiest chefs don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen; therefore the cook once, eat twice method is a game changer. Finding simple, 30-minute (or less) recipes that serve more than needed at meals is the easiest way to escape takeout (or the dreaded vending machine at work).
Tastes Better: Not everyone loves leftovers, but they can become more appealing if it saves you from coming up with something to eat later on. The best part? Sometimes reheating a meal tastes better the second time around.
And no one said that you can’t doctor it up a little differently the second time around. Steak last night makes the perfect protein in a burrito bowl today.
Saves Money: If less cooking didn’t convince you to go this route of planning/prepping, then maybe the dollar sign will. It’s no secret that some forecasting on the front end can help your wallet (and waistline) on the back end. Whether you’re cooking for one or an entire family, expanding the ways you use and stretch your grocery dollar can be a major benefit.
Now that you’re convinced that the cook once, eat twice strategy is the gold standard in stress-free meal making, let’s talk about food. Whether you plan your meals around the protein, the carb, or even the veggie – all can be used to save you time later in the week.
Try grilling up extra chicken breasts so you can enjoy it with a side of roasted potatoes and asparagus one night and chicken stir-fry the next.
Brown extra ground beef - think tacos tonight and chili tomorrow.
Never discount the incredible, edible egg. Hard-boiled eggs can be used at breakfast, tossed in a salad, or as a quick snack mid-afternoon.
Toss together a large bowl of dark leafy greens, tomatoes and carrots – pull out for a side salad here and there, and dress it as it goes. This is an easy way to add some produce in your life without all the prep.
Life’s hectic, but meal prep doesn’t have to be. Start incorporating these strategies today for a simpler (and tastier) tomorrow.
The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.
(StatePoint) October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual opportunity to spend your dollars on products and services that benefit breast cancer advocacy, research and patient care services. However, experts say that the clutter of pink products on store shelves and online can make savvy shopping a challenge.
“Determining if a given product sold during October actually benefits a breast cancer charity, is not always easy,” says Sarah Rosales, vice president of Corporate Partnerships at Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization.
One way to ensure that your purchases are making the impact you think they will is by shopping with Komen’s Annual Live Pink program. This year, Komen has partnered with more than 25 companies, and the lineup of products and services available includes everything from specially designed clothing and skin care products, to bagels and bikes. By shopping with the brands in the Live Pink portfolio during October, you can help fund research and care services that support people through their breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond. Program details are transparent on the Live Pink site. To learn more and to shop, visit, komen.org/livepink.
For other purchases you make this National Breast Cancer Awareness Month that make charitable claims, Susan G. Komen recommends asking the following questions:
1. What charity is the program supporting? Do promotional materials about the product or service clearly and conspicuously state this information?
2. How will the benefitting charity use the donation? You should be made aware where your money is going and what charitable programs your purchase will support. Funds raised to benefit Komen, for example, go to support the organization’s advocacy for breast cancer patients, investments in research and a number of direct patient care services.
3. How is the program structured? What percentage or exact amount of the proceeds will go to the charity? Will the company be making a minimum or maximum donation to the charity? Shop only with companies that offer transparency with regards to program details and how donations are structured.
By shopping savvy this October, you can support the fight against breast cancer and ensure your purchases are making the biggest impact possible.
The cost of treatment and access to quality, affordable care, along with stigma, are major barriers to Americans seeking help for mood disorders, according to a recent national survey.
The 2021 Mood Disorder Survey was conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Mood disorders are a common type of mental illness and include bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and others. The survey questioned three groups of American adults: those who have been diagnosed with a mood disorder, those who are caregivers and those who have no experience with mood disorders.
Among people who have a mood disorder, about half (52%) say cost prevents them from trying a treatment they’re interested in — a proportion that is much higher among the uninsured (74%). In addition, 61% of those without insurance report stopping a treatment because they could no longer afford it.
The vast majority of all adults, 84%, agree that stigma is a major barrier to people accessing treatment for mood disorders, and 87% believe that mood disorders — if left untreated — have significant economic and social impacts.
Yet despite this sympathetic attitude, 37% feel fearful of being around people with mood disorders. About 3 in 5 people living with a mood disorder (61%) say that people treat them differently after they learn they have been diagnosed with a mood disorder, and about three-quarters (76%) say people around them do not understand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder on a daily basis.
On the positive side, even while experiencing daily symptoms, more than 3 in 4 adults with a mood disorder (77%) feel their symptoms are well-managed. While about half of those with mood disorders (48%) currently use routine or maintenance psychiatric medication, significant proportions use nonpsychiatric treatments such as psychotherapy (25%), guidance or support from other people with lived experience (23%) or complementary health approaches (28%) such as exercise, meditation or dietary supplements.
Nearly half of people with a mood disorder (47%) say supportive personal relationships have been helpful in both the management of symptoms and the recovery process.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has posed new mental health challenges for many of us, it has also increased acceptance of mental health conditions, with more than half of all adults (52%) saying they have been more open with others about their mental health since the pandemic began. The vast majority (91%) agree that mental health challenges can affect anyone, but nearly 1 in 3 (30%) say they are unable to get the support they need for their mental health during the pandemic. Telehealth may be part of a solution, as about 4 in 5 of those with mood disorders who have taken advantage of the technology (79%) say it has made it easier for them to access mental health care.
“While the ongoing impact of the pandemic shines a light on the widespread need for better access to affordable, quality mental health care in our communities, there is a clear need to better understand mood disorders and reduce barriers to care,” NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. said.
“The status quo is unacceptable, and we must do better for people with mood disorders through a holistic approach that recognizes that there is no health without mental health.”
“The survey points out that once people with mood disorders get care, they do well and can flourish,” NAMI Chief Medical Officer Ken Duckworth, M.D. said.
“The survey also found an increased openness in discussing mental health, which is a positive step, but more needs to be done to increase access to care.”
The NAMI HelpLine is a free nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support and can be reached at 1-800-950-6264 and firstname.lastname@example.org (Mon.-Fri. from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET).
There are many ways to save money on your grocery bill and also eat healthier. Here are five budget-friendly shopping tips:
Plan to Save Your Pennies: Meal planning and weight management go hand in hand, but meal planning can also help you save your hard-earned paycheck. Planning meals helps as you compile your grocery list and makes shopping more efficient.
Without a plan, you’re more likely to purchase extra items or not enough – and then takeout becomes more tempting. Pro tip: Don’t shop on an empty stomach – hitting the store while hungry will push you over your budget faster than you can say “junk food.”
Buy Whole Foods: It’s no secret that some foods are less expensive in a less processed form. For example, a block of cheese is cheaper than shredded cheese, and a canister of oats is less expensive than a box of instant oatmeal packets. Of course conveniently cut up fruit and portioned yogurt saves you time, but this is an area that can save you some extra dough.
And speaking of dough – when selecting grains, like bread, choose the whole-wheat options, rather than their white counterparts. This small swap will provide you a healthier nutritional profile without spending more.
Shop Smart to Fill Your Cart: At Hy-Vee, we offer our own private label That’s Smart! brand for nearly any product you can think of. Full Circle is Hy-Vee’s organic brand, which can be found in the HealthMarket.
Store brands offer the same quality; they’re just less expensive. Be on the lookout for these and watch your savings add up.
Stock Up on Sales: We all love a good deal, but it can backfire. Ask yourself: “Is this item something I’d normally buy, or am I just interested in it because it looks like a steal?” Pro tip: Make sure a product is going to last for a while (if not using soon), because it won’t save you money if you end up throwing it out later.
Frozen Produce is Your Finance’s Best Friend: We all have good intentions of using the head of broccoli staring at us each time we open the fridge, but as the week goes on, unfortunately so does the quality. That’s where frozen vegetables come into play – they are convenient and an easy addition to any meal.
The freezer is also the perfect place to house make-ahead meals, which you’ll need ample room for after attending one of our Family Friendly Freezer Meal Classes. Free up time in your week by prepping ahead in this virtual class held by one of your Hy-Vee dietitians. In under an hour, prepare five freezer meals to feed 4-6 people.
Sign up for this freezer meal class by visiting hy-vee.com/health. Or reach out to your local Hy-Vee dietitian for more expert healthy budget-friendly tips.
The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice
Tara Sallee is a Hy-Vee corporate dietitian dedicated to helping people live healthier and happier lives. Tara received a Bachelor degree in dietetics and nutrition from Missouri State University. Tara went on to attend Kansas University Medical Center where she received her Master of Science degree in dietetics and nutrition and completed her dietetics internship.
She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With a passion for nutrition and wellness, Tara is dedicated to educating customers and promoting healthy lifestyles. .
If you're spending 8 to 10 hours a day in front of the screens of your computers and smart devices, you could be experiencing an overload of something called "blue light" If you're exposed to too much of this light, it can cause things like disrupting your sleep patterns, retinal cell damage, and digital eyestrain.
What's worse, is that younger eyes are more at risk. Your tech devices play a big role in your life, so it's unrealistic to give the advice that you stop using them. There are a number of things you can do to reduce the amount of blue light you're exposed to. Check out these quick and easy tech tips to help you cut down how much blue light your devices emit.
1. Enable Blue Light Protection On Your Devices. Hardware and software manufacturers are aware blue light can cause issues, so most of your smart devices already have a means for you to enable protection.
iPad or iPhone: On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Display & Brightness. Tap the Night Shift setting, which will change the screen temperature of your Apple device to a warmer color, which will filter out the blue light. This won't permanently change your devices to filter blue light. It's designed to filter out blue light to help your body adjust to sleep, so you will have to enable it every time you use your device.
Android Smartphone or Tablet: Most Android devices have built-in blue light filters, but not all. If your mode supports this, go to Settings > Display. Look for an option for Night Light or Blue Light filter and turn it on. Like Apple devices, this doesn't enable blue light permanently, you have to turn it on every time you use your device.
Windows 10: I'm sure most of you think Windows devices are behind the curve, but they have blue light settings that can be turned on from Settings > System > Display. Toggle the Night light switch to turn on the feature. Like other devices, you have to enable this every time you use your Windows computer.
Apple Computer: If you have an Apple computer 2012 or newer, you can turn on the blue light blocking feature. To do so, follow these steps: Choose Apple menu> System Preferences> Click Displays >Night Shift tab. Again, this will only allow you to set a schedule to turn this feature on. It does not enable it permanently.
2. Download an App. If you own an Android device that doesn't have a blue light filter, consider the following apps>
sfilter. This app will allow you to turn it on and off at specific times. You can change the color and brightness of the filter, and even create a shortcut icon or widget, so you don't have to open the app to enable the filter.
Blue Light Filter. This app will allow you to adjust the color temperature by choosing from among several options as well as tweaking the intensity and the brightness of the filter.
Twilight: This app will allow you to always enable the filter to run from sunrise to sunset, or turn on and off at specific times.
3.Get a screen protector. No matter what device you spend hours staring at, you can get a screen protector to help block blue light. Check out products from www.ocushield.com. You can get screen protectors for Apple, Samsung and a variety of monitors to help reduce the strain to your eyes.
4. Try Protection Glasses. new monitors and screen protectors aren't an option, try these blue-light-blocking glasses. Wear them while you're on your devices before bed to get better sleep at night. These glasses come with a protective case so you can take them to work, school or just keep them safe at home. Wherever you choose to wear them, it's nice to know you can protect your eyes any time, anywhere.
5. Rest Your Eyes. The simplest way to help prevent overexposure to digital blue light is by managing the time spent using them. Be sure to take regular breaks away from the screen. One easy method is to employ the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a break from your computer to look at something 20 feet away for a minimum of 20 seconds. This technique can help you avoid eye strain, and serves as a regular reminder to be conscious of blue light exposure.
As you can see, there are many ways to protect your eyes from Blue Light. In our digital world, there is a need for laptops, television, and smartphone eye protection. Hopefully, the above advice will help you protect your eyes from a mobile screen or computer.
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by Denise Sullivan, University of Missouri Extension
Eggplant is another one of those vegetables that I didn’t discover until well into adulthood. While it may not be a vegetable found in our family garden, it is a favorite of mine to choose at the local farmer’s market. While the bulbous purple variety is the most common, some eggplant varieties can also be long and slender with a purple, pink, white or black hue, as well as small white globe shapes that indeed resembles an egg.
While we refer to eggplant as a vegetable, they are botanically a fruit since they grow from a flowering plant and contain seeds.
Eggplants are a member of the Solanaceae family, along with tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers. This family, also known as nightshade, may get a bad reputation due to a natural chemical called solanine, which is considered by some to contribute to inflammation. While there is not a consistent body of evidence that supports this theory, those with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis should monitor their symptoms after eating vegetables in this family.
Eggplant has a bit of an uncertain origin, but historical consensus indicates that eggplant originated in India and China, who are still the top producing countries.
As trade routes opened, it was transported to Europe, Africa and eventually to the United States by Spaniards in the 1800’s. According to the USDA Agriculture Marketing Research Center, the top producing states of eggplant are Georgia, Florida, California, New Jersey, and New York.
When selecting eggplant, choose a product that is free from blemish with a smooth glossy skin that is firm and heavy for its size. Eggplant is temperature sensitive and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five to seven days. Once cut, the flesh will turn brown very quickly. Eggplant can also be frozen for later use, most commonly in slices, for grilling or frying.
While some may have concerns about the potential inflammatory nature of eggplant, it is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as folate, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber, all at a very low calorie per serving.
The deep purple color also makes it rich in anthocyanins, a phytonutrient showing promise in prevention of heart disease. Because eggplant can be bitter, especially if over-mature, a key first step in preparation is salting to draw out the bitterness. After cubing or slicing, sprinkle pieces with salt and set on paper towels for at least 30 minutes. After the standing time, rinse with water and pat dry with paper towels before moving to the next step of preparation.
I have learned to enjoy many preparations of eggplant, such as eggplant parmesan, rollatini and grilled slices with olive oil and herbs. One of my favorites, however, allows me to enjoy eggplant with squash, peppers and tomatoes that are bursting from my garden. If you’ve never tried eggplant, ratatouille is a great way to combine it with vegetables that you might be more familiar with. Enjoy!
Denise Sullivan is a Nutrition and Health Education Specialist for MU Extension in the Urban West Region, serving Jackson and Platte Counties. For research-based nutrition and food safety information and programs, visit https://extension.missouri.edu/counties/urban-west-region
by Tara Sallee, MS, RD, LD, Hy-Vee Corporate Dietitian
Bone broth has become a staple in the health-food category for a number of reasons. Bones are full of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, phosphorous and magnesium.
Bones also contain the most abundant form of protein in the body called collagen. To make a bone broth, simply add animal bones to a pot of boiling water and simmer them for a length of time to allow as many nutrients as possible to seep into the water. When collagen is boiled it becomes gelatin, containing essential amino acids that provide building blocks for more collagen production in the body and support for maintaining muscle mass.
By drinking the protein-filled gelatin in bone broth, consumers find that it helps with gut health and joint pain for starters, and may also address other ailments.
It is important to consider the quality of the animal bones being used to make bone broth. I was elated to try bone broth made by the trusted brand Smart Chicken. Here are five reasons to try Smart Chicken bone broth, the Hy-Vee dietitians’ pick of the month.
The only chicken bone broth made from pure air-chilled chickens. Made from free-range chickens fed an organic, non-GMO diet. Smart Chicken takes no short cuts to provide high-quality chicken, from quality feed to a free-range environment.
Contains 10 grams of protein per serving. This is equivalent to about 1.5 ounces of meat. A perfect addition to any meal plan, providing protein for collagen development to support tissues and joints in the body.
Slow-simmered with organic ingredients. The process and ingredients matter when it comes to choosing what to feed your body.
No preservatives or powders — only fresh vegetables are used for additional seasoning in the broth. Fresh is simply the best.
Use in recipes and cooking as a replacement for water or stock to boost nutrition and add flavor. Give your recipes a nutritious boost by using bone broth in place of water.
Enjoy the nutrition benefits of incorporating Smart Chicken bone broth into your recipes or by supplementing your cup of joe with a steaming cup of savory bone broth. Could drinking 1 cup of Smart Chicken bone broth each day be the beginning of improving your nutrition habits?
Reach out to your Hy-Vee dietitian to learn about classes and programs available. This month we’re offering free biometric screenings at participating locations across eight states. Our class offering this month is Freezer Friendly Family Meals.
Go to hy-vee.com/health to find more details and take the steps to sign up. We’re here to help make your life easier, healthier and happier.
The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.
(StatePoint) Many older adults have been delaying preventive health care during the pandemic because of fear of visiting the doctor’s office. As more people get vaccinated for COVID-19, now may be a good time to make up for gaps in care, according to Dr. Gina Conflitti, chief medical officer for Medicare Advantage at Cigna.
“Delaying preventive care can catch up with us, especially as we get older,” says Dr. Conflitti. “As people age, preventive care becomes increasingly important in helping prevent or manage chronic conditions. Doctors’ offices have nationally accepted, evidence-based COVID-19 safety protocols in place and many preventive services are covered by Medicare or Medicare Advantage at no extra cost when visiting a participating or in-network provider.”
Each person’s doctor should determine the right services based on age, gender, medical history and health status. Among those to consider are:
Annual wellness visit. Covered by Medicare, this is a great way to develop a personalized annual care plan. Among other things, the doctor will ask the patient to fill out a health risk assessment to help determine the services likely needed in the year ahead. The doctor will assess how the patient is feeling physically and emotionally, since mental health often impacts physical health. It’s important for the patient to be open about their feelings, current condition, and medical history.
Mammogram. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every woman is at risk, but risk increases with age. Fortunately, breast cancer is often treated successfully when found early. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends women 50 to 74 at average risk get a mammogram every two years.
Colorectal screening. Like breast cancer, colorectal cancer risk increases with age. Screening tests can find precancerous polyps early so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. The USPSTF recommends screening for adults age 45 to 75. Medicare covers the cost of a screening colonoscopy once every two years for those at high risk or once every 10 years for those at lower risk. Though colonoscopy is the most comprehensive test, providers can help determine the best option for individuals.
Bone density scan. USPSTF recommends women aged 65 and older be routinely screened for osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become weak and brittle. According to the agency, routine screening should begin at 60 for women at increased risk. Screening may facilitate treatment that helps prevent fractures.
Eye exam. A routine eye exam is important to identify early signs of eye disease that are more likely as people age. People with diabetes are particularly prone to retinopathy, which leads to vision loss, and it’s recommended they have annual retinal screening exams.
Vaccinations. While the COVID-19 vaccine is certainly a top priority, especially for older adults, there are other important vaccines, including flu, pneumonia and shingles. Patients should ask their doctors about current recommendations as autumn approaches and risk potentially increases.
“Even in the best of times, health screenings and vaccinations are often a missed opportunity and the pandemic has only made matters worse,” says Dr. Conflitti. “But with these services, individuals can take control of their health in partnership with their doctors. As the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
The information contained in this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen.
Training is a stressor on the body. During weightlifting and resistance training, our muscle fibers are broken down and weakened at a microscopic level. A proper diet, rest and recovery allow our bodies to adapt to this stimulus and rebuild the muscle fibers to be bigger, faster and stronger.
After exercise, our muscle cells are like a dry sponge, ready to absorb nutrients and start the recovery process. To maximize recovery, aim for the four R’s of post-exercise fueling:
Refuel with carbohydrates. We need carbohydrates to replenish our muscle glycogen or our stored carbohydrate in our muscles. This is especially important if you are training multiple times in a day. Glycogen is what we tap into during intense exercise, and we need to replenish it with carbohydrates.
Repair with high-quality protein. Protein provides the building blocks for new muscle, and high-quality protein after a workout jumpstarts the muscle repair process.
Rehydrate with fluids and electrolytes. We lose water and electrolytes in sweat. That’s why it’s important to include both to fully rehydrate our body. Water will quench your thirst, but it will not provide electrolytes like sodium and potassium, which are lost in sweat.
Reinforce with color and/or healthy fats. Exercise is a stressor on the body and creates a low level of inflammation in the body. We can fight inflammation in the body by consuming essential fats like omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants found in colorful fruits or vegetables.
Post workout is the best time to include these key nutrients.
While protein food sources are always preferred, it’s not always the most convenient food group to have on hand. A high-quality protein drink or powder can be a terrific solution. Whey protein is a classic choice for a convenient and versatile protein source.
Whey is derived from milk and is known for its high amounts of essential amino acids to support muscle recovery and growth. A well-formulated whey protein, such as Performance Inspired Isolate Whey or Ready 2Go Protein, is a perfect option for a recovery snack on-the-go, or to complement any meal to provide high-quality protein.
Connect with your Hy-Vee dietitian for sports nutrition services on our new virtual nutrition services platform. To learn more, visit hy-vee.com/health and schedule a complimentary Discovery Session. Our Food & Fitness Virtual Nutrition Store Tour is all about developing healthy habits in and out of the gym.
Join a Hy-Vee registered dietitian on this virtual tour to learn shopping tips and product recommendations to support an active lifestyle. Other services are available to help you meet your health and wellness goals, including one-on-one consultation packages, other virtual nutrition store tours and more!
Check out this smoothie recipe from hy-vee.com for your next workout recovery snack.
The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.