Top Nutrition Questions Answered

Posted at: 03/11/2014 10:20 AM
Updated at: 03/12/2014 7:19 AM

In celebration of National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on March 12, Hy-Vee Dietitian, Jen Haugen, will share answers to the top three most frequently asked questions she gets as a dietitian.  

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Open-Faced Whole Wheat Waffle Sandwich

Source: www.thebreakfastproject.com

Serves 6.


6 – frozen whole wheat or whole grain waffles

6 slices Canadian Bacon

12 tablespoons Colby-Jack cheese


Preheat broiler to high heat.  Arrange waffles on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler for 2 minutes, watching closely.  Arrange a slice of Canadian bacon on each waffle, then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of cheese.  Return waffles to the broiler and broil until cheese melts, about 2 minutes more.  Serve immediately with a glass of milk.

Nutrition: 210 calories, 10 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 15 grams protein, 16 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 870 mg sodium, 153 mg calcium.

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.