Jill Koegel is a certified diabetes educator, sports-certified registered dietitian and is the sports nutrition consultant for Creighton University Athletics. Jill writes regularly for livewellnebraska.com.

People hesitate, sometimes wondering what they will do with an ingredient like this. Is it really going to taste like rice? Will it sit in the freezer forever?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this year that an estimated 84 million Americans, or about 1 in 3 people in the U.S., have it. 

Meal prep is a great way to plan ahead to achieve a balanced diet, especially for people who are trying to lose weight.

They might look funny, and stick in your teeth, but if you can move past the crunch, they are easy additions to make your diet healthier.

If you are a person who likes to follow some structure for eating, you might try one of the following styles to keep yourself moving forward.

It’s great to be able to teach a life lesson through good eating habits. I’ve found when teaching my kids, the two tend to go hand in hand. 

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