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Healthy eating within the season

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Winters in Wisconsin can be brutal.  It’s cold, snow is everywhere, and somedays the wind hurts your face so much that just walking to your car seems impossible.  So spring arrives and the weather gets warmer we rejoice and hope the snow melts faster than an Olympic sprinter running the 100 meter dash.  With our […]

Fresh, local, nutritional – find it at your farmers market

With the arrival of warmer days, comes a rainbow of nutritionally rich fruits and vegetables at your local farmers market. This food is often fresher and more affordable than the produce that travels 2000 miles or more to get to its destination. According to Mary Sadler, registered dietician, at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital in Stevens […]

DASH your way to a healthy heart

Every year U.S. News & World Report puts out an annual rating of popular diets. The DASH diet (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute came out on top for the 6th year in a row for best overall diet. The DASH diet ranked highly effective in lowering […]

A twist on tradition

As seen in @Affinity magazine… Along with the holidays comes a deep adoration for traditional dishes, such as stuffing, green beans and even the bread basket. Many of our favorites are laden with calories, fat and carbohydrates, so we tested these healthy sides in the kitchen and give them the green light as new additions […]

Meal planning for diabetics: A meal-by-meal guide

Meal planning for your week can take some extra time initially, but knowing what ingredients you need for each meal can save time and stress during you daily routine, especially if you have special dietary needs. Below are enough ideas for each meal of the day to go through one week, and they’re all diabetes-friendly! […]

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