Monthly archive for December 2015

Superfood of the Month: Oats

Superfood of the Month: Oats

Remember being a little kid looking up at that Quaker oats tube wondering why anyone would choose that over frosted flakes? From the smell to the bland color bubbling away in the pot, it was the bane of your morning at Grandma’s house. Well, with the ringing

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Recipe of the week: Spicy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos With Lime-Cilantro

Recipe of the week: Spicy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos With Lime-Cilantro

Prep Time: 30 minutes Makes: 4 servings  Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds (about 2 medium) sweet potatoes, cubed 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (or 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon coriander, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne) Salt Pepper 1 small onion, finely chopped

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Setting successful New Year’s resolutions

  After ringing in 2016 you may be reflecting upon the past year and determining areas you’d like to improve this year. While your resolution shouldn’t be easy, tackling too much can result in failure. Plus, it can be difficult to continue your resolution beyond the first

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Healthy eating on a budget

  Before heading to the grocery store, developing a “game plan” can help you get organized and save money. It also allows you to rethink your food choices and pick healthier options. Stay organized with a grocery list to avoid buying items you don’t really need. Grocery

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How to fit fitness into your busy schedule

How to fit fitness into your busy schedule

  Whether you have young children, are a caregiver to an older loved one, or are just plain busy, making time to exercise can be a challenge for many people. Your schedule is often all over the map, making it difficult to be consistent with your workout

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Recipes of the Week: Sweet Potato, Almond and Ginger Muffins

Recipes of the Week: Sweet Potato, Almond and Ginger Muffins

These muffins are filled with nutrients and super easy to make. the base flour comes from almonds, so they are not only gluten-free, they also have healthy fats, protein, and fiber to help keep you satiated (and balance blood sugar). Then there’s sweet potatoes and eggs, which are

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Recipe of the Week: Twice Baked Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash

Recipe of the Week: Twice Baked Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash

  The holidays are here and if you’re looking for a dish that will impress your guests, you’ve found it! This quinoa-stuffed butternut squash is just as pretty to look at as it is delicious to taste, yet it’s incredibly easy to prepare. Whether you prefer to serve

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Mindfulness@ Work Session 6: Befriending Reality

Mindfulness@ Work Session 6: Befriending Reality

In this week’s class we’ll be working on acceptance. Life is full of experiences that we like, and others we don’t like. Seeing things for what they are is part of the informal mindfulness process. We may have a long standing relationship with someone that we have

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Curbing the late-night munchies

Curbing the late-night munchies

Excess calorie consumption often results from eating unhealthy snack food late in the day. If you find yourself snacking at night, it is possible you are not eating enough during the day, are bored, looking for a way to unwind, or just stuck in a bad habit.

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Recipe of the week: Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops & Snow Peas

Recipe of the week: Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops & Snow Peas

  Makes: 6 servings, about 1 cup each Active Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes   INGREDIENTS 12 ounces dry sea scallops, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, or dry bay scallops (see Note) 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari, or soy sauce, divided 4 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons canola

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