Leah Fliter

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Leah Fliter, like many Kansans, is one generation removed from the family farm. She relishes the opportunity to help urban and rural Kansans meet on common ground.

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    Grilled Fruits & Veggies

    By Leah Fliter on May 20, 2016

    Summer’s bounty brings tasty fruits and vegetables to grocery stores and farmers markets. Kansas gardens yield harvests of strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, peppers and squash that can be enjoyed raw...

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    Add a little zing!

    By Leah Fliter on February 16, 2016

    If you're like me, you have an entire drawer of spices, but no idea how to use them. Not only are herbs and spices a low-calorie way to add zest to your meal, they also have an array of health...

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    Herb Appeal

    By Leah Fliter on February 16, 2016

    COOKING WITH DRIED HERBS Most herbal flavors and aromas are released by heat. Although many cooks prefer fresh herbs, you can use dried versions. When possible, grind whole spices in a grinder or...

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  • Delicious Recipes Using Holiday Leftovers

    By Leah Fliter on November 12, 2015

    Thanksgiving and Christmas often feature big meals that leave us with some tasty leftovers. Hy-Vee registered dietician Karen Hanson offers some recipes and nutrition tips that will take you beyond...

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    Roasting Vegetables

    By Leah Fliter on August 10, 2015

    Need a tasty, enticing way to convince your family to eat their veggies? Try roasting them.  “Fall vegetables are perfect for roasting,” says Hy-Vee registered dietician Karen Hanson. “Roasting...

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    Beef Nutrition

    By Leah Fliter on May 15, 2015

    Summer days mean more chances to head outdoors and ramp up your physical activity. Beef-loving Kansans may wonder about fitting beef into a healthy lifestyle; Hy-Vee registered dietitian Karen Hanson...

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    Delicious Seafood

    By Leah Fliter on February 13, 2015

    Although we live in a landlocked state, Kansans can — and should — enjoy seafood as part of a nutritious diet. “Eating seafood twice a week decreases our risk of dying from heart disease by 36...

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    Tailgating with Nutrition in Mind

    By Leah Fliter on August 15, 2014

    Supporting your favorite team is always fun. When you add in tasty food, you up your game, but we may end up calling "foul" on our waistlines. Registered dietitian Karen Hanson offers tips to keep...

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