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Kristy Hegner

10 Processed Foods Approved By Registered Dietitians

by Kristy Hegner

You’ve likely heard numerous times that you should avoid eating processed foods. In general, that is true particularly for foods that have sodium and sugar added during processing. The type of processed foods being referred to are highly (or overly)… Continue Reading →

Myth vs. Fact: COVID-19 Vaccines

by Kristy Hegner

We’re Busting Myths and Revealing Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines! Read on decipher misconceptions surrounding COVID-19 vaccines from the facts. Having accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines is critical to making informed decisions about your health: your most valuable asset! With the… Continue Reading →

Healthier Shepherd’s Pie

by Kristy Hegner

Looking for a New Recipe to Enjoy? Check Out a Delicious Lightened-up Version of Shepherd’s Pie. Read on for our featured recipe – a healthier version of traditional Shepherd’s Pie including lean beef and lots of veggies! Prep Time: 10… Continue Reading →

Mediterranean White Bean Soup

by Kristy Hegner

This Mediterranean White Bean Soup is a flavorful and satisfying vegetarian meal that can be served for lunch or dinner.  Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 25 minutes  Total Time: 35 minutes  Servings: 6 servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil… Continue Reading →

Cooking Oils: Healthy Choices and Correct Uses

by Kristy Hegner

Discover the Healthiest Oils to Cook With and How to Use Them Correctly! With several cooking oils available at the grocery store, it’s sometimes hard to know what type to use and when. Read on for a guide on how… Continue Reading →

Healthy Veggie Breakfast Casserole

by Kristy Hegner

Try This Healthy Veggie Casserole for Breakfast! Check out this month’s recipe, which features a veggie-packed breakfast casserole that’s perfect for the holidays and can be made a day ahead to save time. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40… Continue Reading →

The Rise of Colon Cancer in Young Adults

by Kristy Hegner

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed among both men and women, as well as the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. And unfortunately, colorectal cancer rates are rising for Americans under the age of… Continue Reading →

Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

by Kristy Hegner

A simple and delicious holiday recipe! Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes  Ingredients 3 medium sweet potatoes 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons light butter 3 tablespoons non-fat plain yogurt 1 teaspoon… Continue Reading →

The Different Types of Diabetes

by Kristy Hegner

November is designated as Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to the common types of diabetes: type 1, type 2 and gestational. Diabetes affects one in 10 Americans and about 84 million others are at risk of developing… Continue Reading →

Enjoy a Healthier Fall With These Helpful Tips

by Kristy Hegner

Be the Healthiest You Can Be This Fall by Following Simple, Yet Important Tips Read on to discover ways you can make the most out of this fall, while living your healthiest life. With the current pandemic still affecting most… Continue Reading →

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