Mission Weight Management

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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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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September 11, 2019

Healthy and Fun: Tips for a Healthier Experience at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair

By Rachel Vincent, Registered Dietitian An annual western North Carolina tradition is here: the North Carolina Mountain State Fair. With food trucks and vendors serving fair favorites, like candy apples, homemade ice cream, corn dogs, fried Twinkies and funnel cakes, it can be all too easy to cave in to the temptation. But with a […]

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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 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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