Grocery Deals and Featured Recipe, Sweet and Savory Grilled Cheese

August 31, 2017 | Food, Health, Kids & Families, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC

Sweet and Savory Grilled Cheese (Makes 2 grilled cheese sandwiches) 4 slices of 100% whole wheat bread 1-2 Tbsp of butter, or non-dairy spread 2 Tbsp honey 10 thin apple slices (a tart apple recommended, but any will work) Colby-Monterey Jack and Swiss cheese, sliced into thin slices Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. […]

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Fruits and Vegetables…More Matters!

August 31, 2017 | Uncategorized

By Christine Bauer MDI RD Intern With fall fast approaching, choose frozen or canned fruits and vegetables when fresh might not be available. Try adding vegetables to your breakfast by making smoothies and savory oatmeal. Also keep fruits and vegetables on-hand for healthy snacking options.  Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption is a good step towards […]

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Great Grocery Deals and Featured Recipe, Raspberries!

August 24, 2017 | Food, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes

Featured Recipe – Raspberries! Raspberry Oatmeal Bars 1 1/4 c 100% whole wheat flour 1 c old-fashioned oats (do not use quick-cooking) 1/2 c unsweetened coconut 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 c vegetable oil 2 egg whites from large eggs 6 oz raspberries (more if desired) […]

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Grocery Specials and Featured Recipe…Peach Crumble!

August 17, 2017 | Uncategorized

Featured Recipe – Peaches Breakfast Peach Crumble 4 large peaches, diced 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, divided 1/4 tsp nutmeg 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats (do not use quick-cooking oats) 1/4 cup 100% whole wheat flour 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave 2 tbsp unsalted butter or butter substitute   […]

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Travel vaccinations; start early!

August 16, 2017 | Communicable Disease, Immunizations

Finally, your trip is here. You have your guidebook, electricity convertor and passport.  Do you have protection from getting sick while you are gone?  Before travelling internationally make sure your standard immunizations are up to date.  Currently, CDC has travel warnings for Italy, Germany, Romania, Belgium and France because of measles outbreaks.  You need two […]

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Teen vaccinations; more important than ever.

I was married when I found out I had Human Papillomavirus (HPV). I had no idea what it was, or how I contracted it. What I did know was that it was scary. It required a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) to remove the advanced-stage, precancerous cells. Years later, it re-appeared. Again, a LEEP, and […]

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Grocery Specials and Featured Recipe, Ratatouille!

August 3, 2017 | Food, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes

Featured Recipe – Tomatoes & Summer Vegetables Ratatouille A classic and simple fresh dish, packed with healthy vegetables. The dish can be altered to fit your family’s tastes, and to feature in-season produce.   2 medium-large zucchini, sliced 1 large onion, sliced into rings 1 1/2 cups sliced (fresh) mushrooms 1 green bell pepper, sliced […]

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Newborn vaccinations; a personal and professional perspective.

  I remember first starting as a nurse at the immunization clinic and having some of the same doubts that I now hear from parents about the immunizations I was asked to administer. This was without any children of my own. I am now pregnant with my first baby, and I can’t imagine how fearful […]

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