From food and healthy recipes to fitness exercises and research studies, the AHWC blog offers expert health and wellness advice.

CXWORX is now Les Mills CORE

Your favorite core workout, CXWORX™, is now LES MILLS CORE™. Les Mills, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s group fitness partner, announced the name change earlier this year in hopes of “more accurately reflecting the workout.” You can now experience LES MILLS CORE as a 45-minute class option, in addition to the existing 30-minute version. What…

Baked Risotto with Greens and Peas

Risotto typically requires a lot of attention, but our version not only allows you to step away from the kitchen, it’s delicious, nutritious, and baked! Make it as a side or main dish. Baked Risotto Ingredients Serves: 4 2 tsp. olive oil ½ cup yellow onion, finely chopped 1 small garlic clove, minced 1 cup…

Vegan Feijoada

Feijoada is a Brazillian stew typically made with beans, beef, and pork. Our vegan rendition obviously omits the meat but the dish is still packed full of protein, keeping you full longer. Vegan Feijoada Ingredients Serving size: 4 1 15-ounce can low sodium black beans 1 small onion, chopped 1 stalk of celery, diced 1 bell…

Masoor Dal (Spiced Red Lentils)

Masoor dal (spiced red lentils) is a popular protein-rich dish in Indian cuisine that’s easy to prep and quick to cook. It’s a perfect meatless Monday option that’s bound to please everyone’s tastebuds (including meat lovers) and keep you full for hours. Serve it over basmati rice, naan, or roti. Enjoy! Masoor Dal Ingredients Serving…

Women in the Weight Room: What You Need to Know!

By Lauren Heap, CPT, Senior Fitness Specialist In the gym, women often gravitate towards cardio machines and neglect the weight room. While being a cardio queen is impressive, there are many misconceptions about weight lifting for women. So, we’re here to clear up some myths and encourage women to incorporate strength training into their workout…

Seven Helpful Tips for a Healthier Holiday

It’s the Holiday season! Although we may be celebrating the holidays a little differently this year, it’s imperative to make healthier food decisions. For many of us, the winter months are a time to indulge, and our exercise or healthy diet routines often suffer.  Holiday Food by Numbers In truth, 75% of weight gain occurs…

Whole Wheat Walnut Pancake with Pumpkin Sauce

If we had to describe the perfect fall-themed pancake, then the whole wheat walnut pancake with pumpkin sauce takes the win! Whole Wheat Walnut Pancake Ingredients Serves: 14 For the Pancakes 1 cup whole-wheat flour ⅔ cup  walnuts, finely chopped, divided 3 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. kosher salt 2 eggs…

Roasted Cauliflower and Tahini Dip

Roasted Cauliflower and Tahini Dip Ingredients Serves: 8 1 cauliflower head, broken into florets 1 Tbsp. coriander seeds, plus extra for garnish (optional) 1 Tbsp. cumin seeds, plus extra for garnish (optional) Salt to taste 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 2 Tbsp. tahini 1 lemon, juiced 1 garlic bulb, peeled Method of Preparation 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.…

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