2019 Dec 19

Nut Consumption Tied to Less Annual Weight Gain, Obesity

2023-12-12T09:55:24-06:00December 19, 2019|Nutrition|

According to a study published on September 23rd in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention, and Health, people who regularly consume nuts tend to be at less risk of obesity and extreme weight gain. This information comes from researchers from the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston who looked at three separate independent cohort studies with more than 140,000 [...]

2019 May 23

Grilled Pork Skewers

2023-12-12T09:55:26-06:00May 23, 2019|Nutrition|

Want to make a simple, delicious recipe for your next barbecue that will wow all of your guests? This is it. The marinade is super easy and the pork will turn out juicy and flavorful. If you don’t have a grill, don’t pass on this recipe. It will work just fine in the oven or on a grill pan on [...]

2019 Apr 18

Vitamin D: How Much do you Need?

2023-12-12T09:55:28-06:00April 18, 2019|Nutrition|

Vitamin D is a nutrient needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It helps the body absorb calcium (one of bone’s main building blocks) from food and supplements. It is found in fatty fish such as salmon and tuna, fortified breakfast cereals, fortified milk, beef liver, eggs, cheese, and mushrooms,among other foods. The body makes vitamin D when skin [...]

2019 Apr 10

Turkey Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers

2023-12-12T09:55:29-06:00April 10, 2019|Nutrition|

If you’re looking for pure comfort-food nostalgia, you’ll enjoy these meatloaf stuffed peppers. Serve with veggies on the side. Serves 6 3 large bell peppers (red, green or yellow) 1 pound ground turkey (93.7% lean) 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/4 cup very finely minced sweet onion 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup natural catsup (no corn syrup) Preheat oven to [...]

2018 Apr 26

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

2023-12-12T09:55:33-06:00April 26, 2018|Diabetes, Nutrition|

Who doesn’t love healthy, low-calorie lettuce wraps? Crunchy vegetables, buttery lettuce and small portions of meats with various dipping sauces combine for delicious meals that are eaten with your hands. The secret to a good wrap is bold spicing, along with a mixture of textures and crunch in the fillings. Almost any lettuce will work as long as the leaves [...]

2018 Feb 27

Scallops in Lemon Wine Sauce

2023-12-12T09:55:35-06:00February 27, 2018|Nutrition|

Serves 4 There is nothing quite so elegant as a plated dish of scallops. Pair this dish with a simple vegetable such as roasted asparagus or sautéed green beans and shallots. Round off the meal with a nice-but-simple rice pilaf to gather up the wine sauce. Ingredients: 1 large lemon 1 1/2 pounds large sea scallops 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided [...]

2018 Jan 24

Vitamin C: What You Need to Know

2023-12-12T09:55:36-06:00January 24, 2018|Nutrition|

Vitamin C is vital for a number of processes in the body. It assists in the production of collagen, which helps wounds heal. It also helps the immune system work more efficiently to protect from disease. The recommended daily amount depends on a person’s age, with more needed for children as they grow older. The recommendation for adult men (90 [...]

2017 Nov 14

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots

2023-12-12T09:55:37-06:00November 14, 2017|Nutrition|

Serves 6 Dressing down some of our holiday favorites can not only be healthier but actually can awaken our taste buds. Without all the mushroom soup and canned fried onions, you can actually taste the delicious individual flavors of the green beans, shallots and mushrooms in this side dish.   Ingredients: 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into [...]

2017 Oct 26

Easy Baked Teriyaki Chicken

2023-12-12T09:55:38-06:00October 26, 2017|Nutrition|

Serves 6 (2 chicken thighs per serving) This delicious meal can be prepared in about 30 minutes. The recipe can easily be cut in half to serve three or you can cook the full amount and use leftovers in a wrap with raw veggies the next day. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon cold water 1/2 cup light brown sugar [...]

2017 Aug 24

Overweight? All Is Not Lost!

2023-12-12T09:55:40-06:00August 24, 2017|Exercise, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Need to shed 15 or 25 pounds? Try this trick: Pick up a 15- or 25-pound turkey in the grocery store (or a bag of soil at the nursery). Then carry it around for a few minutes. Did you find it tough to do? Extra pounds take a toll, don’t they? But weight gain is often such a gradual process that [...]

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