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.
Part of the anticipation and tradition of the holidays is wrapped in food. And yet, each year so many of us put our favorite holiday foods on the naughty list, and feel nothing but guilt when we look at them. So this year while you’re busy creating a holiday health [...]
Does it sometimes feel like Groundhog Day for you because you find yourself asking this same question most days of the week? Here are four ways to feel confident in your answer! 1. Embrace your favorite food/meal/recipe. If you like something that’s a better choice, like honey crisp apples in [...]
With the busy school year back in full swing, it can feel like there’s no time for anything! But the good news is, with a little planning, there is time to make balanced choices to get us through the day with the nutrient rich foods we need. We all want [...]
In today’s fast-paced world, all too often grocery shopping is relegated to mindless options within arm's reach, leaving us too rushed to stop and smell the produce, so to speak. But when time allows, I like to explore and enjoy every second of what I like to call an IGA [...]
When’s the last time you stopped to think about exactly what you were eating and why? Most of us get into a rut when it comes to food choices, buying what we always do, making what we always make, and taking in the occasional unexpected food or beverage, when someone [...]
Who would ever say they aren’t interested in eating better? No one, that’s who. Who only purchases healthier foods every time they eat? Very few people, that’s who. Reconciling our taste buds and our brains can sometimes be a bit of a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. How [...]