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Staff Spotlight: Jared

Welcome new AHWC Fitness Specialist Jared Laxner! Jared Laxner recently joined the fitness center’s personal training staff and we are so excited to introduce him to the AHWC community! Originally from Byron, Illinois, Jared most recently resided in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he completed his Master’s in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise and Sports Science…

Fall into GEX: A New October Challenge at AHWC

Starting October 1, we’re launching our Fall into Group Exercise challenge! All month long, we’re encouraging our AHWC members to take as many GEX classes as you can for a chance to win prizes! Want to participate? Here’s how: Stop by the front desk to pick up a special scorecard (or grab one from your…

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˚…

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…

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…

Healthy Recipe: Winter Bliss Bowls

Try these healthy Winter Bliss Bowls from our Culinary Medicine team! They are perfect for cold wintry days! Ingredients (Serves 4) For the Roasted Veggies: 5-7 carrots 1 head cauliflower 2 Tbsp. olive oil 4 tsp. cumin Salt and pepper to taste For the Bliss Bowls: 8-10 pieces of Lentil Falafel (see our Lentil Falafel…

Lentil Falafel

Ingredients 3 Servings Per Container (Serving Size 3 pieces) 2 cups cooked lentils 1 huge handful (about 1 cup) fresh cilantro leaves and stems 1 huge handful (about 1 cup) fresh parsley leaves and stems 1/2 jalapeno (if you like spicy – leave ribs and seeds) 1 1/2 T olive oil 1-2 garlic cloves A…

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