nutrition

July 21, 2021

Back to School Snacks

Summer is winding down and school is quickly approaching and along with school comes school and after-school snacks! Our Registered Dietitian, Jennifer Lincecum put together a list of low-prep, healthy and homemade school snacks. Although it ta [...]

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Dinner Ready in 20: Pesto Pasta Salad

Grill, crockpot or bake a few extra pounds of chicken ahead of time, or buy a rotisserie chicken on the way home. As long as you have some cooked chicken and this recipe and just five additional ingredients, you can have a healthy supper on the [...]

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July 13, 2021

Tips and Tricks for Top-Shelf Summer Burgers

There’s no better summer comfort food than a juicy grilled hamburger. These tips and tricks can help you optimize flavor and nutrition as you grill yours this summer. Meat Choices Really Matter Most grill masters opt for 4 ounces of 80% ground [...]

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Your Best Burgers: Take Time and Make Them at Home

My ideal burger is easy, and here it is, by the numbers: 93% lean ground beef A slice of extra sharp cheddar cheese Served on a whole wheat bun Topped with grilled onions, lettuce and tomato Sauced with a bit of barbecue sauce and a [...]

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June 8, 2021

Making Sense of Many Milk Choices

Milk and its growing number of alternatives is a popular nutrition topic. Unfortunately, like many other popular nutrition topics, there’s no good generalized recommendation. Each type of milk has advantages and disadvantages. When you’re cons [...]

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April 14, 2021

Fueling for Performance

We know that the macronutrients — carbohydrates, fats and proteins—are vital nutrients required to fuel our everyday lives. However, athletes and those participating in rigorous exercise or intense training schedules have nutrition needs that c [...]

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April 6, 2021

How Prebiotic and Probiotic Foods Affect Your Gut Health

You keep hearing about probiotics, and now, prebiotics, but what exactly are these foods? What do they do? “The key to a healthy gut is nourishing the microbiome bacteria,” said Dawn Flickema, MD, Avera Medical Group Integrative Medicine. “Wh [...]

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