IGA Better Choices Blog
When you decide it’s time for you and/or your family to start making better choices in food and activity, it helps to have a reliable resource to turn to—especially when you consider all the conflicting information out there coming from everyone from your neighbor up the street to latest diet guru on social media.
That’s why IGA has registered dietitian Kim Kirchherr. With over 18 years as a registered dietitian, 15 years as a certified diabetes educator and having made hundreds of appearances on national television and radio shows to talk about health and wellness, Kim knows a thing or two about eating right and making better choices. It’s all about balance and enjoying occasional treats while making wise choices every day. Moderation is key, and with a little planning, pretty much all your favorite things fit in just fine.
Whether your household is small or large, celebrating Family Meals Month can be fun and simple when you focus on the season. Since September is fruit and veggie month, too, here are five ways to make your fall meals tastier, healthier, and more memorable. Best of all, these tips are [...]
Summer flew by and it’s time to get back to the books! Whether prepping for preschool, grade school, high school, or college, a little planning goes a long way. With the right ingredients and equipment, you can make fast and easy take-away meals that are better for you and your [...]
Summertime is a favorite time for seasonal fruits and veggies and meals from the grill. This month we have two more great reasons to celebrate the season—and the better choices the culinary creations it offers—with both the Fourth of July and Picnic month! Here are four tips for making the [...]
Summer’s finally here, and June’s the perfect month to enjoy entertaining outdoors and celebrating the Dads in our life. Here are some fun ideas to treat Dad while enjoying the season: Great grilling. Keep the heat out of the kitchen and enjoy a great meal from the grill! Choose a [...]
May brings spring flowers and a time to celebrate moms. Whether it’s for you, your mom, aunt, sister, cousin, friend or any of the other fabulous women in your life, here are some fun, budget-friendly and healthful ways to treat her: Special Occasion Breakfast! Help the little ones treat Mom [...]
“April showers bring May flowers”. April and Earth Day are among my favorite time of year. Spring arrives and is typically in full bloom, inspiring a reinvigoration in our health commitments. We like to change up our menus to reflect the new season and a fresh focus on crisp, cool [...]