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

Nurse Loses 57 Pounds through State of Slim, Gains Much More

Recently, Tina Van Winks lost 57 pounds by investing in her health and wellness, but she is the first to tell you that her gain is much more significant.   “I’ve gotten my health back, regained confidence in myself, and found new ways of coping with stress,” said Tina, a nurse manager in Denver Health’s…

Mushroom Bolognese over Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients Serves 4 ½ cup hot water ½ oz. dried porcini mushrooms 1 (3lb) spaghetti squash – halved lengthwise and seedless 2 Tbsp. olive oil 2 cups sweet onion, chopped 1 cup celery, diced 1 cup carrot, diced 1 tsp. dried oregano ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 (8 oz.) white…

Chicken Tzatziki Bowls

Ingredients For the chicken: 1lb. boneless (skinless chicken breasts) ¼ cup Greek yogurt 1 tsp. olive oil ½ tsp. red wine vinegar 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped) ½ tsp. dried oregano ½ tsp. ground turmeric ½ tsp. salt ⅛ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional) Black pepper to taste For the salad: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar black pepper to taste For the Tzatziki (makes two cups): 8 oz Greek…

Sheet Pan Veggie Hash with Eggs

Ingredients 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 zucchini sliced 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup black beans ½ red onion cubed 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. paprika Salt to taste 6 organic eggs Parsley for garnish 1 avocado cubed Method of Preparation 1. Pre-heat oven to 375˚…

5 Ways To Improve Your Heart Health

Happy Heart Health Month! In honor of American Heart Month, here are five simple heart health tips that you can implement right now:   Get Moving! Your heart is a muscle, and like other muscles in your body, it needs exercise to stay healthy and strong. Finding a physical activity that you love will leave…

Salmon Croquette w/ Lemon Dill Sauce

Ingredients 1 lb. fresh salmon fillets ½ cup dry white wine (can use stock for substitute) 2 large eggs, beaten 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs 2 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped ⅜ tsp. Kosher salt, divided ⅜ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided 1 Tbsp. canola oil 1 6 oz. container…

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients ½ cup roughly chopped pecans 2 cups old-fashioned oats 2 tsp. Frontier Co-op ground cinnamon 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. Frontier Co-op ground nutmeg 1 ¾ cups milk of choice ⅓ cup honey 2 large eggs or flax eggs 1 ½ Tbsp. melted unsalted butter or coconut oil, divided 2…

Vinegar Chicken with Crushed Olives

Ingredients 3 ½ pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken parts 1 tsp. ground turmeric 6 Tbsp. olive oil Kosher salt and black pepper ½ cup white wine vinegar 1 ½ cups green Castelvetrano olives, crushed and pitted 2 garlic cloves, finely grated 1 cup parsley, tender leaves and stems, chopped Method of Preparation 1. Heat oven to…

UV Filtration System Offers Healthier Alternative for AHWC’s Pool and Spa

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s pool and spa are now operating with an upgraded ultraviolet (UV) filtration system. The UV filtration system is a healthier alternative to chlorine and significantly decreases the amount of chemicals necessary to keep the pool and spa balanced. Some of the benefits of UV filtration include: UV filtration kills 99.5…

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