Posted at: 03/12/2013 1:28 PM
Updated at: 03/13/2013 9:38 AM

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Inside the Dietitian’s Kitchen

March is National Nutrition Month and registered dietitians celebrate National Registered Dietitian Day on March 13.  Registered dietitians are nutrition experts and Hy-Vee Dietitian, Jen Haugen, will show you what dietitians keep in their kitchens to help them be healthier (and it’s not cardboard and twigs!)
Must-Haves in the Kitchen

Always in the Frige
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Dark Leafy Greens
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Whole Grain Tortillas
Favorite Pantry Staples
  • Canned Beans
  • Whole Grain Pasta
  • Quinoa/Brown Rice
  • Canned Tomatoes (all kinds!)
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole Grain Cereal
  • Canned Fruit and Vegetables
Nutrition Advice to Follow NOW
  • Eat More Fruits and Vegetables – Half Your Plate!
  • Enjoy Everything In Moderation – Even Dessert!

Dietitians Do Eat Dessert!

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

All you need:
2 cups (1-inch pieces) frozen rhubarb
2 cups fresh quartered strawberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup margarine
1 teaspoon cinnamon

All you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine rhubarb, strawberries and lemon juice.  Place fruit mixture in 8-inch baking dish.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, sugars, margarine and cinnamon.  Combine until crumbly.
  3. Evenly distribute oatmeal mixture over fruit.  Bake 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.  Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.