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Grilling Tips

There are few things that say Iowa summer like a hot grill of sizzlin’ summertime eats. We all know the basics of a healthy barbecue: choose lean meats, avoid mayo-based...

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Fiber Produce

The benefits of fiber are far-reaching, helping everything from regularity, weight management, blood sugar control, and healthy cholesterol. But did you know there are actually two different types of fiber?...

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Kids in the Kitchen

Do you have a young chef on your hands? Maybe a toddler that’s eager to help? The kitchen shouldn’t be off limits. Inviting your kids into the kitchen teaches valuable...

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Summer Produce

Meeting the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables may seem a little easier with an abundance of produce in peak season. Choose a variety of items and...

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Pork: General Health Info

Did you know that pork today is actually leaner that it was 15 years ago? In fact, in 2006, the USDA found that six common cuts of pork are 16%...

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Heart Health: Meat & Produce

When it comes to nutrition and your heart - what to eat, what not to eat and how much to eat – you may be confused and overwhelmed.  You may...

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Men’s Health

Attention all men! Celebrate your health this month and make small changes for an even healthier, and possibly longer, life. According to the Center for Disease Control, the number 1...

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Grill the Garden

Your grill is designed for everything but the kitchen sink—which means you can easily (and healthfully) grill fruits and vegetables to accompany your favorite steaks and chops. To get started,...

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Good Mood Foods

The winter blues may be in full swing, but there are foods that can actually improve your mood! However, eat for sustained energy, not quick-fix stimulation. Coffee, tea and chocolate...

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Fish

If you passed up fish the last time you were at the grocery store, then you also passed up some pretty powerful health benefits.  White fish (like cod, tilapia, and...

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