Food on a Stick!

Food-on-a-Stick

If your initial thought was that this post entails all the reasons why you should avoid food-on-a-stick from the Iowa State Fair, you’re wrong. While I am certainly not an advocate for practices such as eating an entire stick of deep-fried butter, I’m also not going to wax¬†philosophical¬†on a such an obvious no-no. What I’m …

Go for the Gold!

Go for the Gold!

Last weekend, Drake University and Hy-Vee partnered to welcome home the Olympians from the great state of Iowa. Because I work for Drake, I was able to be front and center for this awesome event. I was actually assigned to be Coach Chow’s host, aka go-to gal, which was pretty neat in my opinion! Hearing …

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Try This: Homemade Baba Ghanoush

One of my favorite places in Des Moines is Open Sesame, a restaurant serving Lebanese food. I’ve always enjoyed their baba ghanoush (along with just about everything else on the menu) and decided to make my own with some eggplant from my neighbor Ed’s garden. For those unfamiliar with baba ghanoush, it is a side, …

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Got Kale?

With summer produce in abundance, I have been branching out and trying new things and finding different ways to eat the same old, same old. I recently presented a seminar on healthy eating to young athletes. During the seminar we discussed the importance of getting enough iron and calcium as they continue to grow and …

Ready To Go!

DIY: Oatmeal To Go

Do you find yourself rushed in the mornings? If you’re like most people, the answer to that question is probably yes. While breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day, it is often times the meal that gets brushed aside resulting in a rumbling tummy mid-morning and overeating the rest of the day. …

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Alphabet Arms & Legs

This short video will show you a challenging routine for your low-back. I find that many times people neglect these muscles and focus too much on the abs. Remember, it’s best to keep your body balanced front to back and side to side. The next time you do some crunches, roll over and catch your …