Weight Management

January 17, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Sautéed Swiss Chard

Looking for a tasty way to add greens to your diet? Try this quick, easy-to-make dish as a side for dinner or take it to lunch at work. Ingredients 1 bunch Swiss chard 2 cloves garlic, chopped pinch of red pepper flakes 1 Tbsp olive oil salt and pepper 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (or […]

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January 7, 2020

Understanding Obesity by Talking to Your Child’s Doctor about Weight

By Evelyn M. Artz, MD About 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese. Overweight and obese children are at risk for weight-related problems as they grow. Part of providing excellent healthcare for children and adolescents involves discussing weight at doctor’s appointments. How Do We Define Obesity? Children and adolescents should have both their height […]

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December 12, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Walnut-encrusted Tilapia

By Mary Lindsay Jackson, RN, LDN Keep things on your plate hearty and healthy with this flavorful seafood dish. Team it with a salad for a quick meal. Happy and healthy eating this winter! ingredients 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 large egg zest of 1 lemon 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 […]

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December 11, 2019

5 Worst Ways to Derail Holiday Health: Try These Tips to Stick to Your Weight-management Plan

By Sonia Humphrey, MD It seems inevitable to most people: You will gain weight during the holidays. It’s a season that offers plenty of opportunities to indulge in fattening food while at the same time offers challenges to physical activity. But this can be the year you don’t gain weight during the holidays. To combat […]

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December 6, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Pomegranate Salsa

By Mary Lindsay Jackson, RN, LDN Keep things on your plate light with this perfect side dish rich in nutrients and color. Happy and healthy eating this winter! ingredients 1 cup pomegranate arils ½ nectarine, peach or Fuji apple, finely chopped 1 Tbsp finely chopped red onion 2 tsp finely chopped jalapeño pepper, optional 2 […]

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November 27, 2019

Holiday Recipe – Cranberry Orange Pear Sauce

Add a little extra flavor to your holiday dishes this year! Drizzle this Cranberry Orange Pear Sauce, putting a flavorful twist on traditional cranberry sauce. Happy, healthy eating and be well! ingredients  12 oz fresh cranberries 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and diced 1 cup orange juice zest of ½ an orange ¼ cup pure […]

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November 27, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Sauce

Gathering around the table with friends and loved ones this Thanksgiving? Bring this holiday favorite that puts a healthy twist on green bean casserole. Happy eating and be well! ingredients Roasted green beans and mushrooms 1 medium yellow onion, about 1 cup chopped 1 lb green beans, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces 8 oz […]

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November 21, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara Sauce

By Mary Lindsay Jackson, RN, LDN Keep things on your plate light this with this tasty dish. Whether as a side dish or the main course, spaghetti squash is a nutritious stand-in for traditional noodles. Happy and healthy eating! ingredients 1 spaghetti squash, cut in half and seeds scooped out nonstick spray 1 28-oz can […]

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October 25, 2019

Go for the Gourd – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Thanks to their newfound superfood status, pumpkins will be spending less time on the front porch and more time in recipes and on dinner menus this fall. Plus, they’re amazingly versatile – pureed, mashed or cubed, baked, chilled or sautéed, pumpkin’s mildly sweet taste can get even sweeter or be savory, depending on how you spice […]

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October 18, 2019

Tempted by Halloween Candy? Tips and Tricks for a Healthy Halloween

For health-conscious parents, Halloween can be tricky. Do you set limits? Do you let kids decide how much to eat? There isn’t just one right answer. Instead, use your best judgment based on your child’s personality and eating habits. Kids who generally eat just a couple of pieces and save the rest might be trusted […]

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