Whole Cooked Fish

I'm a firm believer that cooking fish whole is a great way to create better tasting fish, with minimal extra effort. It's not to say that seafood fillets aren't great but cooking fish whole has some great advantages. For starters, the bones provide structure, especially on the grill, and they also help to retain moisture and flavor. In addition, the belly...
Sprouted Lentils

At a recent 5 Star Dinner Event, a group of eager healthy eaters sampled and learned about healthy foods from with the characters “So Sweet Potato” and “Go-Go Garbanzo” and learned grow their own personal garden. I told the group of enthusiastic gardeners that after just four days they would enjoy delicious produce fresh from their garden.  How...
Reasons to eat healthy

Eating healthy isn’t always easy, but committing to a healthy diet can be the smartest decision you ever make. Why? Not only can eating well make you look and feel better, it can also save you money. If you need some help getting motivated, here are my top reasons to include a few more nutrient-packed...
Maitake Mushrooms

No matter what mushroom is your favorite, all edible varieties are excellent low-calorie foods loaded with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrient antioxidants. These nutrient-dense, calorie-sparse delectable beauties are well-deserving of the classification of superfood. Of the thousands of mushroom species across the globe, approximately 20 are used for culinary purposes. Americans eat about 900 million...
Tips for Navigating the Holidays

As you learned in the first tip of our “Navigating the Holidays” series, a balanced eating attitude and visualization are two strategies to keep you on track this season. In addition, there are steps you can take both before and during your next holiday gathering to further your success at making healthier choices. Your “3-Step”...
Easy Holiday Entertaining ideas

Heinen's is Kickin' it with Kenny again this holiday season. Catch us Tuesday Morning December 8th, and tag along as Kenny and Chef Jacki explore some of our favorite semi-homemade recipes and entertaining ideas that are perfect for the holidays. Here you'll find all the scrumptious recipes and simple entertaining ideas discussed on the show. This holiday...