Recipe of the Week: Quinoa Pudding

This is a quinoa version of rice pudding for those who want to find new ways to use this supergrain. Prep: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Yield: 4 servings   Ingredients 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 cup quinoa 2 cups whole milk 2 ripe

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Recipe of the Week: Mexican Cabbage Soup

Based on a popular weight-loss plan, this healthy cabbage soup recipe gets tons of flavor and a metabolism-boosting kick from spicy chiles. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups chopped onions 1 cup chopped carrot 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped poblano or green bell

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Heart Disease Prevention with Healthy Living Habits

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack. A healthy lifestyle includes the following: Eating a healthy diet. Maintaining a healthy weight. Getting enough physical activity. Not smoking or

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Recipe of the Week: Butterflied Grilled Chicken with a Chile-Lime Rub

A quick and efficient way to cook a whole bird on the grill is to butterfly, or “spatchcock” it. When cooking a whole chicken on the grill, try searing the chicken first over direct heat then finish cooking over indirect heat (as instructed in this recipe). That

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“Navigating the Supermarket” Lunch & Learn with Webcast (3/13/18)

The supermarket is packed with food options!  A Family Food Registered Dietitian will guide you in becoming a savvy food shopper who can navigate the supermarket with ease making good decisions along the way.     These activities are being provided as an accommodation to and for

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5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure

What you don’t know about high blood pressure could hurt you. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans,1 yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death

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Recipe of the Week: Figs with Bacon and Chile

This figs recipe is sweet, salty, sticky, and acidic—everything you want in a one-bite appetizer. Photo by Alex Lau 8 Servings Ingredients 5 ounces slab bacon, sliced ½ inch thick, then sliced crosswise into ½-inch pieces 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup 8 ripe fresh figs, halved lengthwise

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Valentine’s Day Health

Valentine’s Day is a great time to celebrate love and can be a reminder to make healthy choices part of your everyday life. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day on your own or with someone else, take steps to be a healthy valentine. Be Active and Eat Healthy

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Are You At Risk for Heart Disease?

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6 Reasons to Talk to Your Family About Heart Disease

Heart disease, the leading killer of Americans, doesn’t just suddenly happen. It takes decades to develop, and your risk increases as you age. It turns out young adults (a.k.a. those born in the millennial era, from 1982 to 2002) have a unique opportunity to help parents and

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