Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

Posted at: 03/04/2014 2:11 PM

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, Jen Haugen, Hy-Vee Dietitian will share ideas to help you enjoy the taste of eating right, the theme for 2014.  Simple ways we can all make our meals a little better!

5 Foods, 3 Ways

Greek Yogurt

• Substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream on tacos. Stir in

cumin or cayenne pepper and top with fresh cilantro.

• Use Greek yogurt as a dip for veggies. Stir in thawed,

frozen spinach or cucumber and dill for added flavor.

• Mix honey and fresh mint into Greek yogurt and freeze for a frozen treat.

Canned Tuna

• Make tuna salad with canned tuna and Greek yogurt instead of mayo and add diced red onion and celery for

crunch. Serve in lettuce leaves

• Stir canned tuna into pasta salad with fresh veggies and tarragon or parsley

• Turn canned tuna into patties with parsley and green onion and bake

Whole-Grain Cereal

• Add low-fat milk to whole-grain cereal and top with fresh fruit

• Layer whole-grain cereal in a parfait with low-fat or Greek Yogurt and fresh or frozen fruit

• Use whole-grain cereal as a crunchy coating on chicken or any other protein


• Add bananas to a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread with a touch of cinnamon

• Blend a banana into a smoothie with low-fat or Greek yogurt

• Bake bananas into bread

Sweet Potatoes

• Bake sweet potatoes and top with Greek Yogurt and chives

• Mash sweet potatoes with cinnamon or nutmeg and finish with chopped pecans

• Turn sweet potatoes into sweet potato fries or wedges and sprinkled with cumin or paprika

Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.  Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.