Contents tagged with Living Well Eating Smart
Let’s Have A Plant Party!
Giving fruits & veggies the VIP treatment during the holidays.
They crisp and crunch like no other; offer sweetness … more
Gluten-Free Cooking for 1 or 2
Tips for cooking up easy and affordable meals.
Tip #1- Shop by Food Groups. Make a shopping list by Food Groups and … more
Making the Most of Holiday Leftovers
You have 3 to 4 days to freeze or repurpose your leftovers. Are you ready?
Post-holiday leftovers are a thing. … more
Gluten Free Diet
Should you avoid gluten? Not unless you've been formally diagnosed (never self diagnose!) with celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis or non-celiac … more
Award Winning Lyman Orchards Pies
Each pie is handcrafted with the finest ingredients from an eighth-generation old family recipe from Lyman Orchards in … more
Yoga: More than Flexibility
Many people believe yoga can only be done by those that are strong and flexible. There’s nothing further from the truth.
Yoga’s … more
Living Well Eating Smart® Publications
From adding more colors to meals with fruits and vegetables to incorporating more plant-based protein into recipes, check … more
Events at Big Y
Celebrating Food is a fun and educational way to try new, different or alternative products.Big Y's knowledgeable Celebrating Foods specialists will … more
We have added a new natural, organic and gluten-free section to our stores!
Over 1,000 products
Diverse offerings from throughout the store
Convenient one-stop- … more
Weight Management Tips
Proper weight management is essential for overall health. Many diseases and conditions are associated with increased weight gain, as well as … more
Our team believes nutritious, better-for-you food can be satisfying and delicious. Whether you're looking for a new snack recipe, comfort food … more
Living Well Eating Smart® Newsletters
Our Past Issues
Living Well Eating Smart Newsletter - Practicing Mindfulness
November 12, 2020 - January 6, 2021
Being … more
Part of healthy living is acknowledging your individual health needs. Nutrition, physical activity, stress management and sleep all play … more
Food in :60 Cooking Videos
Looking for a little culinary inspiration? You've come to the right place! Walking through our stores, we love finding new and unique … more
Eating Gluten Free
A gluten-free diet can feel highly restrictive at first. But with a bit of practice, this new meal plan will get easier to follow over time. To eat … more
Ease your grocery shopping by:
Making use of Big Y's Gluten-Free shelf tags when shopping - COMING SOON!
Visiting the gluten-free … more
Healthy Baby, Healthy You
Chocolate Espresso Smoothie
This refreshing smoothie provides a nourishing energy boost along with calcium and … more
Living in a world of weight loss can be quite disconcerting for those trying to add more weight to their naturally lean build. Just as people who are … more
If you want to lose weight, there are a couple key questions to ask yourself:
Why? Make sure you figure out exactly why you want to lose the weight- … more
What is a Healthy Weight for You?
Throughout the years, you may have seen insurance charts that list Ideal Body Weight according to height. Unfortunately, what is … more
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Although your BMI may indicate you fall within a healthy weight range for your height, you may not be doing much to ensure you stay … more
Following a meal plan that is full of variety and Food Groups is essential for long term weight management- and good health. Below are some of our … more
Your body was meant to move. Whether you like to dance, hike, walk in the park or ski, let it do its thing! Daily physical activity does more than … more
Folate & Pregnancy
Folate is a B vitamin that can be found naturally in foods. In its synthetic form, folic acid is added to fortified foods, as well as … more
Does Your Baby Need Vitamin D?
When baby is first born, the days ahead can be a whirlwind experience for parents. Between feedings, diaper changes, visits from … more
Is it Safe to Drink Alcohol as a Nursing Mother?
While mothers are advised to avoid all alcohol during pregnancy because of severe risks to baby, they have more … more
Baby's First Bites: Is Baby-led Weaning Right for Your Little One?
How would you like to skip the phase of baby food jars and spoon feeding baby like it's a … more
Tips for Going Plant-Based During Pregnancy
Going meatless? Rest assured, your needs can be met through a plant-based meal plan. Knowing the role certain … more
Now that spring is in the air and the landscape is turning green, your little ones might be experiencing symptoms of seasonal allergies: … more
When children help grow fruits and vegetables, research shows they are more likely to try a wider variety of produce and eat more than … more
Tips for Teething
If your little one has started teething, you may be wondering how to soothe her – particularly after recent action from the Food and Drug … more
Survival Tips for Eating Out
During the busy summer season, eating out can be unavoidable at times. Whether going through the fast food drive-thru or … more
How to Reduce Swelling During Pregnancy
When pregnant during the summer months, you may look down at the end of the day and notice puffiness in … more
Introducing Cows Milk
For the first 12 months of life, babies receive their primary source of nutrition through breastmilk and/or formula. After … more
Staying Active as a Family
October is the month when so many enjoyable fall activities begin and the options for family fun are endless. With so … more
Keeping Baby Healthy During Cold & Flu Season
Whether or not we like it, cold and flu season has officially begun. The typical flu season lasts … more
Tips for Staying Energized through the Holidays
During pregnancy, you may experience nuisances like breathlessness; aching legs and back; … more
Know Your Numbers:How Much to Gain During Pregnancy
Eating for two? While it might sound like the golden ticket to overindulge in extra snacks and larger … more
5 Energizing & On-the-Go Breakfasts
Do you find it hard to spend enough time making sure the most important meal of the day is well balanced with nourishing foods. Here are five … more
Balanced Nutrition for the Breastfeeding Mom
Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mom and baby. Human milk contains the perfect combination of nutrients … more
Preventing Iron Deficiency
Feeling sluggish during pregnancy? You may need more iron.
Do you feel like you're more tired or light-headed than you used to be … more
As a parent, one of the scariest things to think about is SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS is a sudden and silent medical disorder … more
Finding Answers about Neonatal Jaundice
If your baby's skin tone appears to be yellow or orange in color, you may be wondering if it is normal or something you … more
What is Celiac Disease?
Often mistaken as a food allergy, celiac disease is a genetic disorder where individuals have an immune system reaction to gluten, a … more
Cravings During Pregnancy
Ever find yourself craving something sweet or salty during your pregnancy? It’s not uncommon for women to experience an … more
How to Manage Accidental Gluten Exposure
Even with utmost caution, accidental gluten ingestion is something many individuals with celiac disease … more
Celiac Disease Resources
Here are a few of our favorite resources for living and eating gluten free.
Celiac Disease Foundation
The Celiac Disease Foundation is a … more
Do I have Celiac Disease?
Although it is said that 1 out of every 100 people has Celiac Disease, most go undiagnosed for years. Symptoms often seen in adults with … more
Appliances & Tools
Pay attention to appliances that collect food- whether because of how they’re designed, how hard they are to clean or the type of … more
Ingredients & Food
Pay attention to possible areas of cross contact, or contamination, from gluten and label, label, label.
• Whenever a food ( … more