Weight Management

September 11, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Mushroom Barley Soup

Fall is near! In that spirit, try this hearty – and healthy – easy to make soup to get you in the mood for the crisp air and cooler temperatures. ingredients 1 Tbsp canola oil, divided 1 medium onion, chopped 2 celery ribs, chopped ½ cup pearl barley, rinsed and drained 6 cups reduced-sodium vegetable […]

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August 9, 2019

Healthy Summer Recipe – Glazed Chicken and Swiss Chard Roll-Ups

Keep the food on your plate light this summer with this healthy choice. This glazed chicken is a perfect protein for your dish. Happy and healthy eating this summer! ingredients 4 chicken cutlets (1 lb) 4 large Swiss chard leaves 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut in 1-inch diagonal […]

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July 26, 2019

Healthy Summer Recipe – Broiled Tilapia with Mustard and Yogurt Sauce

Looking for a light summery entrée? Try this quick and easy seafood classic. Happy and healthy eating! ingredients 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 (6-oz) tilapia fillets salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste ¼ cup 2 percent Greek-style yogurt 1 tsp Dijon mustard ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbsp fresh chives, […]

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July 16, 2019

Are You Tired of Being Tired? It Could Be an Elevated Calcium Level

By Andrew Rhodes, DO With the way our lives pull us in different directions, it can be difficult to take the time to listen to what our bodies are telling us. Perhaps you have experienced overwhelming fatigue over the last several months that’s caused you to not be yourself. Perhaps you have developed unexplained kidney […]

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July 12, 2019

Healthy Summer Recipe – Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers

If you’re looking out for your colon and looking for an alternative to a meaty burger, consider making it a veggie burger. Perfect for a poolside or backyard picnic, this healthy twist on a traditional summer favorite offers a flavorful punch. Happy eating! ingredients 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup baked sweet […]

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July 10, 2019

All in the Family: After a Long Struggle with Her Weight, Robin Merrell Decided She’d Had Enough

When attorney Robin Merrell, 44, tired of the laundry list of weight-related health problems that plagued her, like sleep apnea and arthritic pain in her back and knees, she knew she needed a healthy, long-term solution. “I struggled with weight for much of my life, as many do. Food has been a coping mechanism at […]

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June 21, 2019

Healthy Summer Recipe – Cold Fusilli Pasta with Summer Vegetables

Keep things on your plate light this summer with this healthy dish. This summer vegetable pasta salad is perfect to enjoy as your entree or alongside your favorite entree. Happy and healthy eating this summer, friends! ingredients 8 oz whole-wheat fusilli (spiral) pasta 2 cups cherry tomatoes, rinsed and halved 1 large green bell pepper, […]

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June 17, 2019

5 Fresh Ideas for Weight Loss: Top Tips to Attain and Maintain Your Weight Goals

If you’re like many people, weight loss is always top of mind. Yet, attaining and maintaining a healthy weight is a goal that seems just out of reach for many. Whether you have a few pounds to lose or a more significant goal, try incorporating these expert tips from Garth Davis, MD, Medical Director of […]

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May 17, 2019

Stick to the Plan: How Bev Barney Reached Her Goal and Lost More than 130 Pounds

A simple conversation with her mom tipped the scales for Bev Barney, a house cleaner from Flat Rock, who decided to have bariatric surgery after decades of battling her weight. “Weight is going to be a constant struggle in your life, isn’t it?” Barney remembers her mom asking a simple question that seemed to linger. […]

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April 22, 2019

Farro Salad with Asparagus, Almonds and Goat Cheese

This is the second farro-based salad featured on the Mission Health Blog – and for good reason! Farro is packed with protein, fiber and other key nutrients, making this grain a much healthier alternative to white rice or other refined grains. Bon appétit! ingredients 12 oz (2 cups) pearled farro 2 Meyer lemons, zested and juiced 1 […]

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