Twice Baked Butternut Squash

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Twice Baked Butternut Squash Ingredients 1 large butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper to taste  Filling 3/4 cup parmesan cheese ½ cup plain greek yogurt (full fat) ½ teaspoon garlic powder Freshly ground salt and pepper to taste For the salted maple pecans (shortcut – you can buy glazed pecans) ¼ cup roughly chopped pecans 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup Pinch of sea salt Additional toppings ¼ cup parmesan 1/3 cup chopped bacon ¼ cup  dried cranberries Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place your butternut squash halves cut side up and drizzle the flesh with olive oil then season …

Dietitian’s Dish – Fall Flavors

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by Lisa Shettle, MS, RDN, CD-N Food is fantastic during the fall season! The smells of the season make all of us crave a cozy meal or drink like a warm pumpkin spiced latte. But, pumpkin spice isn’t the only thing that’s nice this time of year! From apples to sweet potatoes, there are so many wonderful flavors to try.  These different foods are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and other healthy plant elements. There are many nutrients that overlap amongst the different produce items, but there are also many differences. Aiming for a variety of foods will provide a variety of …

Little Sprouts Space – Sunscreen Tips for Children

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Sweet Sweet Summer Time by Sarah Fontaine, APRN, FNP-C Kids love getting outside and having fun in the summer. Keep the fun going and protect your little ones from damaging UV rays with these quick tips for sunscreen usage: Do not apply sunscreen to a baby under the age of 6 months. Keep babies under the age of 6 months out of direct sunlight and instead allow for indirect sunshine; place baby near a sunny window or take outside and keep under umbrella. Cover skin with loose cotton if going in direct sun. After age 6 months, use a mineral …

Dietitian’s Dish – Healthy Summer Nutrition Swaps to Keep your Goals on Track

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by Lisa Shettle, MS, RDN, CD-N With summer comes ice cream in the warm evenings, hot dogs at barbecues and popsicles and cocktails by the pool. With all that fun, it can be easy to lose track of any nutrition goals you might have set for yourself. To help balance summer fun while maintaining healthy habits here are some healthy summer nutrition swaps: Add Fresh Produce to Your Meal Plan Summer is a great time to check out some local farmers markets and get fresh produce for new recipes. Visit a nearby farmers market for some in season produce or …

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Dietitian’s Dish – Eat Seasonally This Spring

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by Lisa Shettle, MS, RDN, CD-N Spring is officially here, bringing with it warmer weather, chirping birds, and blooming flowers!  One way to celebrate the change in seasons is by switching up what we put on our plates! Spring is a time of renewal, so now is the perfect opportunity to liven up your grocery shopping list with seasonal spring produce. I love the creative challenge of discovering new fruits and veggies to incorporate into recipes, and it brings variety to a diet by keeping our meals exciting. Some in-season produce picks: Arugula Arugula is a leafy green with a unique, peppery …

Functional Medicine Featured on The Today Show

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We were excited to see functional medicine featured on the Today Show recently! The four-minute clip features a patient and physician sharing their stories about how functional medicine has addressed the root causes of their chronic illnesses. Check out the video here, and if those stories resonate with you, why not subscribe to our newsletter? You’ll get timely and holistic wellness tips, delicious and nutritious recipes using whole foods, and supplement specials. Hope to see you there!