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Member Spotlight: Maggie Dines

This month, we spoke to AHWC member Maggie Dines about her fitness journey. Maggie has been a member at AHWC since April 2019. She chose to join AHWC about six months before an upcoming weight loss surgery, and she started training every week with Emily in May 2019. “I wanted to learn to develop the…

Air Fryer Falafel

This week, the Culinary Medicine team presents a recipe for crispy Air Fryer Falafel! Air Fryer Falafel Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 garlic cloves, diced 1 cup dried chickpeas ½ small onion ½ cup parsley, chopped ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin ¾ tsp sea salt 1 tsp black pepper…

10 Wellness Tips for Going Back to School

Are you ready for the new school year? If not, we’ve got your back. Check out our tips for kicking off the school year with your health and well-being in mind.  Set a Schedule Having a schedule will set you up for success with whatever you have in store each week.  Plan for different activities…

Leafy Green Pesto Pasta

This week, the Culinary Medicine team presents a hearty and flavorful recipe perfect for pasta lovers – Leafy Green Pesto Pasta! Leafy Green Pesto Pasta Ingredients (Serves 4) Pesto 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts (could alternatively use walnuts, almonds, or pistachios) 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 small garlic clove 1/4 tsp. sea salt Freshly ground…

Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa

This week, the Culinary Medicine team presents a recipe perfect for Taco Tuesdays – Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa! Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa Ingredients (Serves 4) Taco Filling: 1.5 lbs. chicken breast 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. smoked paprika 1/4 tsp. ancho chili powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. of…

Trainer Spotlight: Linh N. Secures Spot in the Record Books!

One for the Record Books Growing up in California, Linh Nguyen has always participated in sports and stayed active. She attended the University of California, Irvine, and earned her degree in Biological Science. Now in Colorado, she feels at home in the outdoors and continues to stay active by rock climbing, powerlifting, and participating in…

Tomato, Olive, and Feta Summer Salad

This week, the Culinary Medicine team presents a recipe perfect for warm summer days – a Tomato, Olive, and Feta Salad! Tomato, Olive, and Feta Salad Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 2 cucumbers, diced 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered 1 bell pepper (your color preference), diced ½ red onion, diced ½ cup pitted black (or…

Grilled Beef Mushroom Burgers

This week, the Culinary Medicine team presents a recipe for Grilled Beef Mushroom Burgers! Grilled Beef Mushroom Burger Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 oz. sliced button mushrooms 1 pound 90% lean ground sirloin 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1/8 tsp. black pepper 3/4 tsp. kosher salt, divided 1/3 cup chopped cucumber 1/4 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt…

Shirazi Salad

This week, the Culinary Medicine team presents a recipe for a delicious Shirazi Salad! Shirazi Salad Ingredients (Serves 6) 3 Roma tomatoes, small dice 1 English cucumber, small dice ¼ – ½ cup finely chopped onion, red or yellow 15 oz. can white beans*, drained and rinsed 2-3 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped 2-3 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped 2-3 Tbsp.…

Mason Jar Chickpea, Farro & Greens Salad

This week, the Culinary Medicine team presents a recipe for Mason Jar Chickpea, Farro & Greens Salad! Mason Jar Chickpea, Farro & Greens Salad Ingredients Farro (feel free to substitute another grain and/or cook extra for later) 1 ¼ cup farro 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium clove garlic, pressed or minced ¼ tsp. salt…

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