Healthy Eating

January 18, 2018

Detox Diets – More Harm than Good?

By Shannon Glenn Certified Nurse Practitioner, Mission Weight Management A detox, or detoxification, diet is done for a number of reasons: to lose weight, rid the body of harmful wastes or help with chronic inflammation. These detox diets vary by what manner they “cleanse” the body. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of evidence-based research […]

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January 4, 2018

Time Saving Meal Prep Strategies – 6 Tricks to Faster, Healthier Meals

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator We all want to save time on meal preparation. But we also don’t want to sacrifice healthy meals along the way. These six methods will help you cut down on your time in the kitchen while maintaining your health-friendly meal planning. Get organized – Organization is paramount. Choose a consistent […]

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December 27, 2017

New Year’s Goal to Lose Weight? Why a Focus is Better than a Resolution

By Marit Weikel Behavioral Health Specialist Ah, the end of the year. Time for a brand new calendar and a reinvented life. But most of us who make New Year’s resolutions do not keep our resolutions past February. Our resolutions fail because we set too many, we were too vague, or the resolutions were unrealistic […]

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December 20, 2017

How to Order Healthy at Any Restaurant – Expert Advice

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator There are several simple actions to take to set yourself up for success when dining out. These tips can help you eat healthy while eating out, regardless of what kind of restaurant you choose. Sit Strategically A 2014 study conducted by Cornell University Food and Brand lab revealed that […]

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December 18, 2017

Healthy Holiday Recipe – Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Try these out with your friends and family this holiday season, and “Seasonings Greetings” to you and yours! Roasted Curried Cauliflower Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, broken into large florets, or 2 packages of frozen cauliflower florets 2 tsp olive oil ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp curry […]

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December 14, 2017

Expert Advice – Avoiding Weight Gain over the Holidays

By Cassy Scott & Elizabeth Holmes Mission Weight Management The average American gains 5-10 pounds during the holiday season and often ends up keeping the weight on permanently. Here are some ways to stay healthy, help keep the pounds off and reverse weight gain and still enjoy the holiday season. It’s a holi-day, not a […]

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December 12, 2017

Healthy Holiday Recipe – Orange Rosemary Chicken

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Share this tasty meal with your friends and family this holiday season, and “Seasonings Greetings” to you and yours! Orange Rosemary Chicken Ingredients 6 (4 oz each) skinless chicken breast halves 2 cloves garlic cloves, minced 1-2 tsp olive oil 3 tsp fresh rosemary, minced 1/8 […]

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December 4, 2017

Low-Carb Hacks – Healthy, Nutritious Carbohydrate Options for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes or are prediabetic, eating a nutritious diet is crucial to regulating blood sugar levels. Yet, managing carbohydrates can be challenging. Here are some carb-friendly tips and ideas for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Befriend Carbs In proper quantities, carbohydrates themselves aren’t bad, said Stacy Eilers, RDN, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator at Mission […]

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November 28, 2017

Healthy Fall Recipe – Lima Beans and Spinach

It may feel like autumn is winding down, but there are several weeks of comfy, cool weather to enjoy before winter sets in. This tasty, fall-inspired dish will pair wonderfully with the crisp, autumn air. Lima Beans and Spinach Ingredients 2 cups frozen lima beans ½ cup onion, chopped 1 cup fennel bulb, rinsed and […]

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November 20, 2017

Don’t Let Diabetes Stop You from Having Happy, Healthy Holidays

By Stacy Eilers Clinical Nutritionist Educator, Mission Diabetes Center The holidays are traditionally a time to enjoy family, friends and food. Unfortunately, we have a habit of focusing too much on the food part, and Americans gain about one to two pounds during the season. That may not seem like much, but research shows that […]

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