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Kristy Hegner

Zucchini Chickpea Veggie Burgers

by Kristy Hegner

Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Serves: 4 Veggie Burger Ingredients 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed 1 teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons tahini 2 teaspoons white miso 1 teaspoon… Continue Reading →

Stress-Free Tips for Entertaining This Holiday Season

by Kristy Hegner

Whether you are the ultimate party planner or you’re simply the go-to house for holiday gatherings because no one else volunteers to host, it IS possible to have a stress-free get-together. Follow these suggestions and ideas on how to have… Continue Reading →

Whole-Grain Cranberry Orange Muffins

by Kristy Hegner

This month’s featured recipe includes seasonable ingredients, higher protein than your typical muffin and heart-healthy ingredients. But don’t worry, it’s packed full of delicious flavors too! Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 17 minutes Total Time: 32 minutes Servings: 12… Continue Reading →

Are Fish Oil Supplements Worth the Hype?

by Kristy Hegner

Omega-3 fatty acids, the healthy type of fat found in fish oil, have been researched extensively. Specifically, EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) are the types of omega-3s found in fish that are shown to likely be important for… Continue Reading →

Hindsight Is 20/20: Protect Your Vision Today

by Kristy Hegner

Your annual healthcare routine should include a number of healthy habits, like yearly physicals and updated vaccinations, and a regular eye exam is a necessary inclusion. Your vision, while obviously important in its own right, also shares crucial connections with… Continue Reading →

Spinach Peach Salad

by Kristy Hegner

This simple salad is a perfect summer side dish that includes sweet peaches and a simple five-ingredient dressing.  Prep Time: 10 minutes   Total Time: 10 minutes   Servings: 4 servings Ingredients 3 cups spinach, chopped 3 large peaches, sliced 1 avocado, sliced ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons chopped pecans… Continue Reading →

Alcohol Addiction: A Complicated but Treatable Disease

by Kristy Hegner

Approximately 14.5 million Americans at the ages of 12 years and older and more than 300 million people worldwide have an alcohol use disorder (AUD) as of 2019. Worldwide, alcohol is responsible for about 3 million deaths each year. Unfortunately,… Continue Reading →

Better-For-You Individual Seven-Layer Snack Cup

by Kristy Hegner

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with a nutritious and simple recipe featuring a variety of produce. Check out this month’s featured recipe that can be served as a great party dip or enjoyed as part of a meal. Prep Time: 5… Continue Reading →

Processed Foods That Are Beneficial to a Healthy Diet

by Kristy Hegner

By definition, “processed food” is any food that has been altered in some way from its original state. This includes cooked, canned, frozen, washed, milled, headed, packaged or changed by fortifying, preserving or preparing it in a different way. There… Continue Reading →

Screenings, Prevention and Early Detection of Cervical Cancer

by Kristy Hegner

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness and education to this preventable and serious cancer that affects thousands of women yearly including more than 600,000 women worldwide in 2020. Cervical cancer is mainly caused by certain… Continue Reading →

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