This Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Is Healthy and Delicious
Typically, you wouldn’t think a creamy soup is a healthy choice. But this chicken and wild rice soup’s creamy base is made from wholesome Hiland Dairy Milk. It’s delicious, and you can make it easily in your slow cooker. You’ll enjoy the savory aromas of this soup the second you walk through the door.
Dairy Diva, Dinner, Guest Contribution, Health, Lunch, Recipes, Tips
Ring in a Healthier New Year With This Recipe
If you’ve resolved to making healthier food choices in 2018, then these peanut butter bars are the perfect treat. They’re good for you, and they make for a delicious dessert, snack or breakfast on-the-go.
Breakfast, Dairy Diva, Desserts, Guest Contribution, Health, Recipes, Snacks, Tips
Let’s Talk About Teeth
Since it’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, now is a great time to talk about how you can help keep your kids’ teeth strong and healthy, and the key may be as close as your fridge.
Dairy Facts, Dental Health, Health
Get Healthy With Hiland
Here are a few tips from our Dairy Diva on promoting a healthy lifestyle in your home…
Dairy Diva, Fitness, Guest Contribution, Health
February is American Heart Month
It’s a good time to focus on heart health and the things we can do to combat heart disease — the leading cause of death in the United States. If you enjoy a tall, cool glass of milk every day or maybe indulge in a few splashes on your breakfast cereal, then you’re already engaging in a heart-healthy diet.
Dairy Facts, Health, Heart Month, Nutrition
OK, we’ll take it for granted that you’ve resolved to be healthier in the New Year — everyone does. The question is, how are you going to do it? After all, it’s one thing to say you’re going to do something; it’s quite another to put it into action. Don’t fret. Hiland Dairy is here to help.
Fitness, Health, New Year's Resolution
Make 2017 the Best Year Yet
Making New Year’s resolutions is one thing. Making them come true is another. If you want your self-promises to stick, don’t make them unattainable. Keep them realistic and within reach, and make them a personal priority. My resolution in 2017 is to make sure my family maintains a healthy diet. At the top of my healthy-eating list is protein. This superpower nutrient does so much good for the mind and body that it’s a must in my house. Here’s what I’m doing this year to add more protein to our diets…
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More than 29 million Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes. Recent studies show that consuming dairy may help.
Health, National Diabetes Month
Although osteoporosis occurs in older age, it is at least partially a result of your diet and physical activity during those peak bone-building years before the age of 30. The good news is you are never too old (or too young) to improve your bone health. You can do many things to help keep your bones strong and healthy at all ages, and making dairy a regular part of your diet is a great start.
Calcium, Health, Osteoporosis
It’s National Women’s Health and Fitness Day
Hey, Divas! It’s all about us today, so grab up your gal pals and head to the yoga studio. And, don’t forget to recharge with Hiland Dairy Chocolate Milk after your workout. Studies show that chocolate milk is a natural source of high-quality protein to build lean muscle, and it contains the right mix of protein and carbs. Oh, and don’t worry if yoga isn’t your thing. Here are a few other ideas for National Women’s Health and Fitness Day…
Dairy Diva, Fitness, Guest Contribution, Health, Recovery Drink, Tips
Get Up and Move
I love to jog. My husband takes long walks. My kids enjoy riding their bikes. It’s important to stay active and eat right, so my family and I are going to participate in Family Health and Fitness Day this Saturday. You should, too!
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Once school’s back in session, it can feel like a whirlwind to keep track of homework, team schedules, extracurricular activities and more. But here’s one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about: making sure your kids can grab nutritious, delicious snacks. Here are some of our favorite ideas from our friends at the National Dairy Council and Dairy Good. Odds are you already have many of these items on hand.
Back to School, Family, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Snacks
Keep Dairy on Your Family’s Daily Menu
Calorie for calorie, whole milk is one of the most nutritious foods. That’s why dairy is an important part of your diet – especially for kids. Here are a few reasons to keep dairy on your daily menu…
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Here are nine reasons why we think butter is better.
Today, more and more Americans want to know what’s in their food – but that’s not all. People want real ingredients they can recognize. That’s led to some companies rethinking ingredients and swapping them with more natural, familiar ones. You can feel good about these changes too – especially when real butter is involved.
Dairy Facts, Dairy Good, Health, Nutrition
The problem with added sugar.
You’ve probably heard that obesity is reaching epidemic levels in the United States and is responsible for a host of serious medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, asthma and sleep apnea. One major contributor to the rise in obesity is the consumption of added sugar — sugar that’s not naturally occurring in a food but is added during processing.
Dairy Facts, Health, Milk, Nutrition, Sugar
The days are getting longer. The nights are getting warmer.
It can mean only one thing – summer is almost upon us. And that means that kids will soon be freed from the shackles of their daily school routines. For them, it’s heaven: Sleeping late. Playing with friends. Hanging out at the pool. But it can also mean that they’re no longer receiving the same level of nutrition they were when they were getting their lunches at school.
Family, Health, Nutrition, Summer
How do you make sure the food children should eat is the same as the food they want to eat?
Hiland Dairy’s very own Chef Sharon Schaefer did just that when she brought her pop-up restaurant to the Schuyler, Nebraska Middle School.
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Chocolate Milk Is The Perfect Sports Drink
Marathon training season is in full swing. One of my main focuses while training is to make sure I stay healthy with proper nutrition…
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Sweet or Savory?
No matter how you prefer to eat your favorite bagel, we’ve got the perfect spread for you! You may immediately think we’re talking about cream cheese here…but surprisingly, our spread is made with none other than Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese!
Breakfast, Cottage Cheese, Fitness, Health, Lunch, National Bagel Day, Nutrition, Protein, Recipes, Snacks, Weight Loss
Sunday is going to be about football, funny commercials and the best part of all…snacks! It’s a great time to infuse some of your standard football buffet items with some healthier options. With these successful alternatives, your guests won’t even know they’re eating healthy. Its a win-win!
Cottage Cheese, Dairy Diva, Dips, Health, Milk, Recipes, Snacks, Sour Cream, Tips
You’re probably aware that milk is good for your bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. You may even be aware that the protein present in milk is good for your muscles. But did you know that milk—along with other dairy products—may be good for your heart too?
Dairy Facts, Health, Heart Month, Nutrition
National Spouse’s Day is the perfect day to show the special person in your life just how much you care for him or her. So what better way to celebrate this great day by keeping your loved one healthy. It’s easy! Put your New Year’s resolution to good use and incorporate more protein into his or her diet. Here are a few simple ideas I’d like to share…
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Want to start the New Year off right with healthier eating? Good for you. Here at The Hiland Home, we also love to cook and eat foods that are good and good for us.
But just because you want to make a change, that doesn’t mean you have to throw out your old cookbook and start fresh, or change your diet completely. There are a few things to remember about dairy and fitness that might be key to helping you keep your New Year’s resolution.
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You know how when you’re feeling stresses or anxious, you “feel it in your gut?” Well, it turns out that this connection between your gut and your brain is real – and it may even be a two-way street.
Greek Yogurt, Health, Nutrition, Tips, Yogurt
It’s October! And we all know what that means…sweets, sweets and more sweets around your home. Let’s face it, October is a candy-laden month and our kiddos usually don’t make the healthiest choices. However, I’ve picked up some candy-crushing tips that will help you and your kids keep the treats at bay.
Dairy Diva, Guest Contribution, Health, Holiday, Lifehacks, Tips
Here’s another one of our favorite fall recipes. This Pumpkin Quiche with Quinoa Crust recipe not only tastes great, but is actually quite healthy, too.
Breakfast, Fall, Health, Milk, Recipes
Most people have enough to worry about in the morning without having to think about what to make for breakfast. We here at The Hiland Home know the importance of getting a healthy, balanced meal in the morning and we think we’ve found just the dish to help you do it: Overnight Oatmeal.
Breakfast, Half & Half, Health, Recipes, Tips
For the past few years, we’ve been hearing about the benefits of kale. Doctors praise how nutrient-rich it is with its high levels of antioxidants and vitamins A and K, but the slightly bitter taste can be hard to swallow.
At Hiland, we’ve created a recipe to make getting all those nutrients a little bit tastier.
Health, Orange Juice, Recipes
There’s more to dairy than meets the eye, you know. It’s not just a delicious treat that comes in a glass or on top of your favorite pizza. Here are a few more facts to help you brush up on dairy and what it offers to you and your family.
Calcium, Dairy Facts, Health, Protein
We’ve got a baked oatmeal recipe that’s chunky, crunchy and packed with sweet-and-tangy fruit! It’s delicious, nutritious and super-easy to make. What’s more, you can make it on Sunday and simply pop it in the microwave in the morning for breakfast all week long!
Breakfast, Health, Recipes, Tips
When your kids get home from school, what’s the first thing they do? If you’re like most families, they head to the kitchen to start snacking. Instead of candy bars and cookies, wouldn’t it be great if they’d eat something a bit healthier? Sure…but how do you get a kid to eat healthy snacks? The answer is, make them fun! And here’s a recipe that’s both fun and easy to make.
Family, Health, Recipes, Snacks, Tips
Dairy and Blood Pressure
Sure, dairy is a great source of protein and provides nine essential nutrients, but it can do so much more for our bodies. Today, we’ll examine in more detail how dairy foods can help us maintain a healthy body.
One of the best things about dairy products is that almost everyone can benefit from their delicious, nutritious nature. Even those with specific food sensitivities or needs can find a Hiland Dairy product for their lives with our gluten-free and lactose-free products!
Food Allergies, Gluten Free, Happy, Health, Lactose Free
Before we talk about the importance of whey, let’s back up a second and talk about protein. Proteins are organic compounds consisting of chains of amino acids. These amino acids are used by the body to build muscle and repair damaged tissue.
That’s where whey comes in.
Fitness, Health, Protein, Recovery
The so-called Paleolithic Diet (Paleo Diet, for short) consists of eating only what our Paleolithic ancestors ate. In simple terms, the diet has one rule: if cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either.
While some of its principles are praised by nutritionists – an avoidance of sugar and processed foods, for instance – some have expressed concern that the diet lacks certain essential nutrients. Two in particular are calcium and vitamin D, which are both abundantly found in dairy products.
Calcium, Health, Protein, Weight Loss
You already know that Hiland Dairy milk is a great way to get your body calcium to help build and maintain strong bones and protein to repair muscle after exercise…but did you know that it can actually help you lose weight too?
Calcium, Happy, Health, Lifehacks, Tips, Weight Loss
Closing the protein gap.
Whether you’re trying to build up the muscle and bones of a growing kid or simply trying to keep your own body in tip-top shame, Hiland Dairy products offer a broad range of options to get your body the building blocks it needs and close the protein gap!
Health, Midwest Dairy, Milk Life, Protein
Well, the Hiland Home is a lot of things.
For one thing, it’s this page – a home on the web where you can find all sorts of useful information to make your life easier. A happy home comes from the people that are in it, the attitudes that we come in the door with and the simple things we can do to make life feel natural and easy. That means you’ll find delicious and nutritious recipes here, as well as clever lifehacks to help you get the most out of your busy day.
Family, Happy, Health, Tips
The Dip Option
When you have a roomful of hungry football fans watching the Big Game on your big screen, the last thing you want is for any of them to miss a play while they’re going to the kitchen to hunt for snacks. So on Big-Game Sunday, make sure your TV area is well stocked with snack stations that are all within easy reach of your guests.
Dips, Health, Recipes, Snacks