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

Healthy Recipe: Easy BBQ Chicken

INGREDIENTS 1 ½ lbs. Chicken breasts cut into 8-12 pieces To taste Salt and Pepper Easy BBQ Sauce (see below) ¾ cup Low-sodium Ketchup ¼ cup Brown sugar 3 Tbsp White wine vinegar 2 Tbsp Onion, minced 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard ¼ tsp Hot sauce ¼ tsp Black pepper 3 Tbsp Scallions, chopped 1 ½…

SNACK: Healthy Pumpkin Bars

These pumpkin bars are not only healthy, but they make a great snack between meals. Check out these other great fall favorites: BREAKFAST: Sweet Potato Pancakes LUNCH/DINNER: Avocado Pesto Zoodles DESSERT: Healthy Apple Pie Mug Cake SNACK: HEALTHY PUMPKIN BARS INGREDIENTS 1 cup white flour (Oat and whole wheat flour works; the texture is just…

BREAKFAST: Sweet Potato Pancakes

As the weather cools down, these sweet potato pancakes are a great way to warm up your breakfast routine! PLUS, try these other fall favorites! SNACK: Healthy Pumpkin Bars LUNCH/DINNER: Avocado Pesto Zoodles DESSERT: Healthy Apple Pie Mug Cake Ingredients: 1 cooked sweet potato (approx 1 pound by weight) 3/4 cup uncooked old fashioned oats…

LUNCH/DINNER: Avocado Pesto Zoodles

This creamy, savory, heart-healthy dish is packed full of protein! What a delicious way to fall into healthy habits! Ingredients: 3 medium zucchini 1 avocado 1 cup canned peas (drained and rinsed) 2 cups fresh basil leaves 2 cloves garlic Juice from 1 lemon Salt to taste 1 can (16 oz) chickpeas Sun-dried tomatoes to garnish…

Healthy recipe substitutions for your sweet tooth

Lauren Ott, one of the Registered Dietitians here at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, stopped in to visit with the 9News team yesterday to discuss healthy recipe substitutions. See the full list of substitutions and recipes on 9News.com!  

Healthy Recipe: Winter Risottos

Paired with lean proteins, this winter warmer compliments many dishes with its intensity of flavor. Whether baked or cooked on the burner, this basic vegetarian risotto, with healthy greens and the brightness of lemon is a sure winner. We also have a great mushroom risotto as a second option. Lemon, Pea and Asparagus Risotto Ingredients Broth…

Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato and Cumin Seed Soup

What’s for dinner tonight? Try this hearty, comforting and healthy Sweet Potato Cumin Soup. It will fill you up and keep you warm!  Ingredients ¼ cup canola oil 2 t cumin seeds 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp ground coriander 1 onion, chopped 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 small red…

Healthy Recipe: Cauliflower and Parmesan Soup

Enjoy the flavors of cauliflower and parmesan in this incredibly creamy soup. It’ll keep you warm and full on a Winter evening! Ingredients 1lb cauliflower, cut into 1” florets (4 cups) 1 medium onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 4 Tbsp butter 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup milk 1 medium potato, peeled and…

Healthy Recipe: Sweet Chili Chicken with Cashews

The crunch of cashews and the sweetness of chicken come together in this Thai home favorite. Paired with a rice noodle salad of fresh herbs, these clean flavors work well when taste is diminished form cancer treatments. INGREDIENTS Culinary Comforts Version 1.5 lbs. chicken breasts, in strips 7 oz. unsalted cashews 2 Tbsp. olive oil…

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