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Sautéed Spinach with Garlic

Posted: 12/12/2011

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 2 bags (10 ounces each) washed spinach (preferably organic) • ½ cup reduced sodium chicken broth • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, optional   Yield: 4 servings (serving size: ¼ of recipe, 182 grams or ~ ¾ cup) Nutritional Information...

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Exercise and cold weather: Tips to stay safe outdoors

Posted: 12/12/2011

Exercise and cold weather: Tips to stay safe outdoors Dressing in layers, protecting your hands and feet, and paying attention to the forecast can help you stay safe and warm while exercising outdoors in cold weather. By Mayo Clinic staff So you don't like grinding out miles on the treadmill or power walking the malls, but you dread exercising during cold weather. Unfortunately,...

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Are energy drinks hazardous to your health?

Posted: 12/08/2011

Energy drinks may give you a lift, but they also may give you serious health problems.From 2005 to 2009, the nationwide number of emergency room visits associated with consumption of non-alcohol energy drinks soared by more than 1,000 percent — going from 1,128 to 13,114. That’s according to a study released Nov. 22, 2011, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

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January Tips!

Posted: 12/08/2011

January tips       1.      EAT DARK RED KIDNEY BEANS! Don't be fooled by their small size, beans pack a huge nutritional punch. They are loaded with figure-friendly protein, filling fiber, energizing B vitamins and heart-healthy antioxidants. Go for the dark red kidney beans, as this variety takes the budget super-food prize because they...

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Dr. Janet's Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Posted: 12/01/2011

December Recipe Dr. Janet’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts   • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper   Serves 4 Per 2/3 cup serving Nutritional Information Food weight: 1.0...

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Lower Back Stretching Exercises

Posted: 12/01/2011

Lower Back Stretching Exercises The lower back can be a sensitive area, where many people feel tightness or pain. Causes can include tight hamstrings, weak abdominal muscles, injury due to heavy lifting and even disk damage. Being too sedentary or sitting all day in an office or at a computer can aggravate lower back problems as well. In addition to being more active throughout...

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Super Foods!!

Posted: 12/01/2011

1.      Try KALE! Few foods on earth can compare, nutrition-wise, to this leafy green—a true superfood. The dark green hue is a giveaway that kale is packed with vitamins, minerals and health-enhancing antioxidants such as beta-carotene. What’s more, kale’s filling fiber, bone-building calcium and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids have...

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Family Fitness Made Simple

Posted: 12/01/2011

Family Fitness Made Simple It can be hard to get your kids up off the couch and get the game controller or laptop out of their hot little hands. Believe me, I’ve got seven kids, and although none of them are addicted to television (because we rarely watch it), my boys do enjoy the Wii. I find that I have to allocate their time carefully because they seem incapable of self...

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