BBQ Food Safety It’s summertime! This means the cabin is now open, the pool or lake is just the right temperature for the kiddos to jump in, and the invitations go out to friends and family for the next BBQ. But as you fire up the grill you will want to make sure that your …
When the word salad comes to mind many people think ”diet” and that’s all I’m going to eat for the next month. UGH! So, let’s get one thing straight, eating healthy foods such as vegetables makes for a healthy nutrition plan, not a diet. Vegetables provide us with lots of fiber that helps to keep …
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Happy National Walking Day! Time to dust off those shoes and hit the pavement or treadmill for your daily dose of exercise. Sometimes we hear that “I can’t run and walking doesn’t do anything.” Wrong! Walking can be SO beneficial for you. Here are just 7 reasons: 1. Improves your mood Walking at a moderate …
We are just a couple of weeks away from Easter and that means –get-togethers with friends or family and Easter baskets with goodies! So how do you keep up your motivation to eat healthy and exercise around a holiday? We have a few Easter tips for you. Here are 3 Easter tips from our dietitians: …
March is National Nutrition Month ® and this year we are celebrating how to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right! Eating healthy nutritious food does not need to be boring and tasteless. This year’s theme encourages us all to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors, and social experiences food …
What do you think about when you hear the word Valentine’s? Flowers? Gifts? Dining out? Chocolates and candies? Too many of our patients come into a session after Valentine’s Day and tell us that the weekend was very difficult. They typically mention that it was hard due to eating out and consuming a lot of …
This Friday is National Wear Red Day®. It is a movement to bring about awareness between Women and the risks of heart disease and stroke. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (N.I.H.) in the U.S, Coronary Heart Disease is the “#1 killer of women in the United States”. By wearing red this …
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A theme that I keep hearing this year is gratitude. This simply means a state of being grateful. This Thanksgiving, instead of giving all the focus to overflowing plates, we challenge you to focus on showing that you’re grateful for. For some families, they have a tradition to go around the table and say what …
Warm-up with this tasty turkey chili! Turkey chili can be significantly fewer calories and fat than traditional beef chili. This tasty recipe is also very plant-based with veggies included.
- 1 ½ pounds turkey, ground
- 1-28 ounce can petite tomatoes (do not drain)
- 1- 6 ounce can tomato paste
- 1 packet Mrs. Dash Chili Seasoning Packet
- ½ teaspoon Mexican Style Chili Powder
- 2 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 large zucchini, chopped
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 10 mushrooms, chopped
- Optional: 1 cup black or kidney beans
- First, brown ground turkey until fully cooked over medium heat. Then drain any visible fat.
- Add Mrs. Dash seasoning pack, petite diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Then stir until well blended.
- Next, add fresh vegetables, garlic powder, chili powder, and onion powder.
- Now, cover and simmer over low-medium heat for 20 minutes.
- Last, uncover and finish simmering over low-medium heat for 20 minutes.
- Finally, serve with homemade garlic toast.
Why Mrs. Dash? Because it’s lower in sodium, which can help with blood pressure, kidney issues, and more! Make the switch if your doctor has recommended you decrease your sodium intake.
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