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Posts tagged "winter" (7)

Beating the Winter Blues

January 12, 2015, 5:00 am ARTICLES

Winter is a difficult time for a lot of people - we stay indoors more often, the days grow shorter, and pigeon color skies means less sunny days. This can bring upon what is known as the "winter blues," a general feeling of malaise, lethargy, and even depression. If you are someone who succumbs to these feelings, how do you combat them? Perhaps nutrition can provide some answers. The connection between depression and obesity have been studied extensively. In fact, there is a link between the gu...

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Garlic & Herb Mashed "Potatoes"

December 19, 2014, 3:00 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup; Makes about 10 servings 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients ½ lb yucca, peeled and diced 1 lb turnips, white, peeled and diced 1 lb parsnips, peeled and diced 1 lb cauliflower florets, chopped into small pieces 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 TB rosemary, minced 1 TB thyme, minced ½ cup sour cream 5 oz butter 2 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp ...

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Squash Season: How to Cook, Roast, and Enjoy Fall/Winter's Favorite Fruit

December 17, 2014, 3:00 pm ARTICLES

Here’s everything you need to know (tasty recipes included) about ALL the various types of squashes out there… some you may have never even heard of! Get the Scoop here: http://www.northwestpharmacy.com/healthperch/squash-season/ Brought to you by: Health Perch

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Because... Diet

December 15, 2014, 3:00 pm ARTICLES

There never is really a "time of year" when nutrition is NOT on someone’s mind. Whether you are thinking about your physical appearance, the types of foods you eat, trying to be more physically active, or doing what you "should not be doing," the idea of nutrition is the underlying theme. In response to any of these feelings, we try to implement small changes in our lives. Sometimes, we implement larger changes that do not last. While a series of smaller changes is usually recommended ...

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Beef Galumpkies

December 5, 2014, 3:00 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 15-20 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 30-40 minutes Serving Size: 2 cabbage rolls, Serves approximately 4-6 1 Slice on The Slice Plan Ingredients 1 head cabbage, green 1 lb ground beef, 90% lean 2 TB Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp black pepper 1 egg 1 TB tomato paste ½ cup parsley, chopped 1 TB olive oil ½ onion, yellow, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups brow...

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Can Like a Pro! (Canning & Preserving Foods)

September 29, 2014, 2:00 pm ARTICLES

Canning is a great way to preserve delicious fruits and veggies that are ripe during the summer months and allow us to enjoy our favorite produce year round. There are two basic methods for canning; water bath canning and pressure canning. Depending on what foods you are canning will determine the method you choose. Foods with high acid content such as citrus fruits, pickles, salsas, jams, and jellies (just to name a few), use the water bath method. Foods like vegetables and animal products, tha...

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Eggnog Chicken Bites + Cranberry Chutney

December 24, 2012, 5:02 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes (6 hours for marinating) Cooking Time: 15 minutes Serving Size: 3 pieces (makes 12 pieces, 4 servings) Ingredients 1 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, cut into 12 small chunks ¾ cup eggnog, no alcohol added 1 tsp. salt, kosher ½ tsp. cayenne pepper, ground 1 cup breadcrumbs, Italian-style ½ cup cornmeal 2 tsp. salt, kosher ½ tsp. cayenne pepper, ground 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 cani...

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