Weight Management

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 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 8, 2020

Setting Up for Success: Bariatric Surgery Helps You Reset Your Life

By Jennifer Sellers There’s something that happens to people after bariatric surgery. Garth Davis, MD, medical director of Mission Weight Management, has seen it many times. It’s a transformation of sorts. And it’s not just physical. These people become a new person. Or, depending on how you look at it, they become the person they […]

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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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March 25, 2020

Social Distancing and Eating Healthy

By Mary Lindsey Jackson, RN, LDN As social distancing has become the new norm with COVID-19, many people are facing new challenges, such as cooking more frequency at home, planning meals for longer stretches of time and making creative substitutions in the store due to low supplies. These challenges don’t have to mean complete abandonment […]

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March 4, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Nutritious Winter Stew

Fiber, lean protein and lots of vitamins and antioxidants make this the perfect meal for a chilly evening. ingredients 2 tps canola oil ½ medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 oz sliced mushrooms 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces 1 bunch kale (about ¾ lb), stems 1 15-oz can diced […]

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