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Healthy Recipe of the Week – Chia Seed Pudding

With the holidays over and the new year starting, it’s a great time to start fresh with routines and begin healthy habits. While I don’t go out of my way to set resolutions for myself in the new year, I have recently made a personal goal to get better at meal prep. This recipe featured is great for this as it only takes a few minutes to prepare, and makes a great breakfast that will help start your day off right!

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Wellness Tips for the Holiday Season

AVOID NOISY TOYS FOR HEALTHY HEARING

Did you know some common holiday ‘wish list’ toys may be harmful to your child’s hearing?  The American Academy of Audiology recently released an important warning to the public to check noise levels before purchasing toys for children this holiday season. » More …

Healthy Recipe of the Week – Harissa

Originating in Tunisia, Harissa is a chili pepper paste that pairs great with a variety of foods! Try it with meat, fish, roasted vegetables, rice or soups; it’s heat will be sure to add a lot of flavor to your dish of choice.

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Healthy Recipe of the Week – Mashed Butternut Squash

Butternut squash has been my go-to vegetable for my family these past few months. It doesn’t make a huge mess to prep, I can incorporate it easily into so many dishes my family loves and it alone can be a great side dish that is easy to throw together. Not to mention, 1 cup of it alone has more Vitamin A than a carrot does, and more potassium than in a single banana. While I usually enjoy it simply roasted, this is a new fun way for me to mix it up while keeping it simple.

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Mindful Tips for the Holidays

By: Tracy L. Skaer, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacotherapy

While there is often much joy surrounding family gatherings during the holiday season, some may experience increased tension. Practice these mindful techniques to help you increase empathy, reduce stress, improve relationship satisfaction, and better enjoy your holiday moments.

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Healthy Recipe of the Week – ‘Baked’ Granola Apples

I use apples in a lot of my cooking, especially in the fall, to add flavor and color to many of my appetizer dishes. However, I have never tried stuffed apples before. I found this recipe incredibly easy, involving barely any prep or clean-up. Enjoy!

 

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 large apples of your choice, halved and cored
  • 2 Tbs dried cherries, chopped
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 tsp butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup granola

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Healthy Recipe of the Week – Cranberry Orange Relish

Skip the canned cranberry this Thanksgiving and try a fresh alternative that is almost just as easy!

Makes: 6 servings (2oz per serving)

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz – bag cranberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice & zest
  • 1 fresh lime – juice & zest
  • 1/2 cup good maple syrup
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded & minced (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

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