Make Dairy a Part of Your New Year

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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.

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Fitness, Health, New Year's Resolution

Reachable Resolutions

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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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Dairy Diva, Guest Contribution, Health, New Year's Resolution, Protein

World Osteoporosis Day: Make Dairy Your Friend

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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.

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Calcium, Health, Osteoporosis

Fit In Fitness

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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…

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Dairy Diva, Fitness, Guest Contribution, Health, Recovery Drink, Tips

Smart Snacks for Kids

Smart Snacks for Kids

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.

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Back to School, Family, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Snacks

Is Butter Better? We Think So!

9 reasons why we think butter is better.

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.

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Dairy Facts, Dairy Good, Health, Nutrition

The Power of Milk: Natural Sugar Versus Added Sugar

The Power of Milk - Natural Sugar Versus Added Sugar.

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.

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Dairy Facts, Health, Milk, Nutrition, Sugar

Don’t Let Your Kids’ Nutrition Slack This Summer

Don’t Let Your Kids Nutrition Slack This Summer

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.

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Family, Health, Nutrition, Summer

Sharing is Caring on National Spouse’s Day!

Sharing is Caring on National Spouses Day

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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New Year, New You?

New Year...New You

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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Get Your Greens: Kale Slaw with Citrus Dressing

Kale Slaw with Citrus Dressing

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.

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Health, Orange Juice, Recipes

Fruity Baked Oatmeal

Fruity Baked Oatmeal

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!

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Breakfast, Health, Recipes, Tips

Fun Kids Recipe: Frozen Yogurt Medley!

Kid Friendly Recipe Frozen Yogurt Medley

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.

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Family, Health, Recipes, Snacks, Tips

The Deal on Dairy and Your Health

The Deal on Dairy and Your Health

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.

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Health, Tips

What the Whey?

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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.

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Fitness, Health, Protein, Recovery

The Lacto-Paleo Diet

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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.

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Calcium, Health, Protein, Weight Loss

Dairy: the Protein Powerhouse

Dairy: the Protein Powerhouse

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!

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Health, Midwest Dairy, Milk Life, Protein

So What is a “Hiland Home,” Anyway?

So What is a “Hiland Home,” Anyway?

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.

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Family, Happy, Health, Tips

D-FENSE: Dairy Dips and Drinks

D-FENSE: Dairy Dips and Drinks

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.

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Dips, Health, Recipes, Snacks