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The Magic of Maca for Better Health

By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

The following article was written by Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek RD, LD. The human body is quite amazing! When we put it to the test, it doesn’t cower in the corner; it adapts to the situation. We’re wired with a survival mechanism to get us through tough times (i.e., stress). What a gift! But […]

The Best Foods for Stress Relief

By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

The following article was written by Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek RD, LD. Most people don’t realize how stressed they are. I’ll often hear them say, “Yeah, I’m stressed, but I’m handling it.” My first thought is: Are you really? You may think you’re coping, meanwhile a different story is likely being told underneath your […]

Healthy Food Trend: Boost the Quality of Your Grains with Buckwheat

By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

The following article was written by Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek RD, LD. Have you ever seen a pair of disguise glasses with the oversized nose, jet-black bushy eyebrows and furry mustache? That’s buckwheat. The name itself leads you to believe it’s wheat, only it’s not. Remove the misleading name and you’ll discover that buckwheat […]

Plant the Seeds for Better Nutrition with Sprouts

By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

The following article was written by Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek RD, LD. I’ll never forget the day when my husband asked for my opinion on the most underrated, underappreciated food. As if I’d been waiting my entire life for someone to ask me this question, I immediately shouted: “Sprouts!” I’ll admit, I used to […]

Can You Cook the Nutrients Out of Your Food?

By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

The following article was written by Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek RD, LD. To cook or not to cook? That is the question on the minds of those seeking to get the most nutrition out of their food. When it comes to fruits and vegetables, the answer is, it depends. The Benefits of Eating Raw […]

Convenient Better-For-You Frozen Foods

By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

The following article was written by Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek RD, LD. Tucked inside of Heinen’s Frozen Department, or the frozen sections of our Meat and Seafood Departments, are some of the most nutritious foods you can find. If you’ve ever struggled with eating a well-balanced breakfast or figuring out what to make for […]

Healthy Foods that Cost $5 or Less

By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

The following article was written by Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek RD, LD. Taste and cost are two of the most common reasons people give for not adopting and sticking to a healthier eating pattern. Let’s talk taste. Your body craves what you feed it most. So, if pizza and burgers are what you eat, […]