Healthy Living

August 18, 2020

Healthy Recipe — Mediterranean Tuna Wrap

Rich in nutrients, and low in fat, this easy-to-fix seafood wrap makes a delicious lunch or dinner treat. ingredients • 2 5-oz cans albacore tuna • 1 tsp lemon zest • ½ cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped • 2 roasted red peppers (from a jar) sliced into strips • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, […]

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July 20, 2020

Healthy Recipe—Oatmeal Pecan Waffles (or Pancakes)

Take this breakfast favorite up a notch. Top with fruit to make it an extra healthy start to your day. ingredients For waffles: 1 cup whole-wheat flour ½ cup quick-cooking oats 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp sugar ¼ cup unsalted pecans, chopped 2 large eggs, separated (for pancakes, see note) 1½ cup fat-free (skim) […]

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July 16, 2020

Avoiding Injury While Recreating Outdoors—But Safe Care Is Available if You Need It

By Carolyn Comeau North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper put a stay-at-home order into effect in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. It was lifted on May 22, to many outdoor enthusiasts’ and athletes’ reliefs. This meant that citizens could again enjoy the outdoors with more frequency, while observing social distancing etiquette. Even though […]

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July 7, 2020

Healthy Recipe—Sweet Potato and Spinach Turkey Burgers

Fire up the grill! This tasty burger will be the star of your next cookout. And for dessert, try berry yogurt popsicles. ingredients 1 medium sweet potato, cut into ¾-inch chunks (about 2 cups) 1 lb lean ground turkey 2 cups medium packed fresh spinach, chopped small 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 large cloves […]

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June 22, 2020

Healthy Recipe—Berry Yogurt Popsicles

Blueberries are full of nutrients that keep your body healthy, and they’re the main ingredient in this no-bake, kid-friendly treat perfect for these hot summer days. ingredients 1½ cups pitted fresh or frozen cherries ½ cup fresh or frozen blackberries 1 Tbsp honey 24 oz vanilla Greek yogurt 12 3-oz paper cups 12 popsicle sticks […]

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June 9, 2020

Healing through Supporting: Words of Inspiration from a Hospital Chaplain

By Robert A. Poarch “Gratitude is enormously important. It helps us pause and think about what we have, rather than what we don’t have.” — Jerene Broadway Jerene Broadway, a Staff Chaplain in Mission Health’s Department of Spiritual Care, has been at the hospital for almost 18 years, starting at the behavioral health facility Copestone. […]

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June 3, 2020

Quick Guide: Greens

Score one for mom. Turns out those green vegetables you always turned your nose up at when you saw them on the dinner table really are good for you. Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, leafy greens are an important part of a balanced diet and have a number of health benefits. Here are a […]

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May 26, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Baby Greens with Blackberry Vinaigrette

Brilliant color makes this salad appealing, and the natural vitamins and antioxidants make this nutritious. ingredients salad dressing ½ cup fresh or frozen blackberries (defrost if frozen) 2 tsp coarsely chopped shallots 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 tsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp agave syrup or honey 2 tsp balsamic vinegar ½ tsp […]

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April 17, 2020

Establishing Healthy Habits during Social Distancing

By Garth Davis, MD Ritual, it is the key to success. Ritual creates habit. So many of us live in a rut. We do the same things over and over. Wake up, get in the shower, pour coffee, go to work. Day in and day out, the same protocol, the same food, the same movement […]

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April 8, 2020

Quick Guide: Probiotics

Probiotic foods are increasing in popularity due to the abundance of “good bacteria” they provide, but how do you know what’s what? Use this overview of popular options as your guide. Yogurt One of the most well-known probiotic foods, yogurt — which is made from fermented milk — can improve bone health and digestive health. […]

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