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5 Mindful Choices for a Healthier Holiday

5 Mindful Choices for a Healthier Holiday The holidays are upon us; and, with the fun and festivities, comes lots (and lots) of food. If you’re like a fair number of Americans, you’ll probably spend your holidays saying something like: “The diet and exercise will start tomorrow.” And, while you may be someone who can…

Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats

Ingredients 2/3 cup whole natural almonds, divided 1 1/2 cups nonfat or 1% milk 1 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt (non Greek-style) 1/3 cup all-fruit blueberry jam 1 t pure vanilla extract 1 cup old fashioned oats 2 T chia seeds 2 cups blueberries, divided   Preparation 1. Toast the almonds in a dry…

State of Slim – Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground beef (96% lean) 1 cup brown rice 1 small yellow onion, diced 1 whole egg 1 cup salsa 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh cut up parsley Salt and pepper to taste 4-5 green bell peppers (depends on size)   Preparation 1. Mix all ingredients (bell peppers excluded). 2. Cut top…

State of Slim – Cinnamon-Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking) 2 scoops vanilla protein powder 1 T Stevia (baking formulation) 1 1/2 t baking powder 1 1 /2 t ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups liquid egg whites 1 1/4 cups canned, unsweetened pumpkin puree Preparation 1. In a blender or food processor, grind the oats to…

Giving to Receive: How to Decrease Stress this Holiday Season

By Dr. Liz Chamberlain With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, not surprisingly, many of us experience an increase in stress. Although our purpose in celebrating the season is often to give gifts of love and appreciation to people in our lives, sometimes we feel more overloaded as we pack more…

A Fast Answer to Weight Loss?

National Institutes of Health fund Colorado study of intermittent fasting Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are looking for healthy adults who need to lose some weight. They are planning the largest study yet of intermittent fasting. It would provide more reliable evidence of whether fasting is a safe and effective alternative…

Asian Zoodle Bowl

Ingredients 15oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness 1 T oil 2-3 medium zucchini, spiralized 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped 1/4 cup peanuts, roughly chopped* Sesame seeds (optional) Lime wedge, for serving *substitute cashews or almonds   For the sauce 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1…

Marinated Chicken with Cucumber and Cashew Salad

Ingredients 1.5 lb. fillet chicken breast, cut into strips Freshly ground black pepper ½ t salt ½ t cumin ½ t coriander 1.5 T lemon juice ½ t cayenne pepper (optional) 1 t garam masala 1 t grated ginger 1 T olive oil For the salad 3 T lime juice 1 T sugar or honey…

State of Slim Granola

This granola is a great way to top yogurt for breakfast or to take on the go for a quick snack throughout the day! Ingredients              Rolled Oats: 2 cups Egg Whites: 3 Tbsp Raw Almonds: ½ cup Walden Farms Pancake Syrup (sugar-free): ¼ cup Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon: 1 Tbsp (more or less…

Black Bean Brownies

These brownies were a hit at the CU Block Party this month! We gave out over 1000 samples in 3 hours! The black beans provide extra protein and fiber in a delicious sweet treat. Adapted from a recipe by Johnson & Wales University, these brownies are sure to be a healthy hit at your next…

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