Tag Archives: november

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

Healthy Recipe: Black Bean and Veggie Enchiladas

Enjoy this healthy, meatless enchilada recipe from our Registered Dietitians and add more vegetables and fiber into your diet! For the Enchilada Sauce Ingredients 3 T olive oil 3 T flour, any kind 1 T ground chili powder 1 t ground cumin ½ t garlic power ¼ t dried oregano ¼ t salt, to taste…

Fit in 15 – Kettlebell Crusher

This quick workout utilizes a kettlebell and can be done in as little as 15 minutes! Complete six rounds each of 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5 reps. Reps will go down by five each round until there are zero reps left, so round one is 30 reps of every exercise*, round two is 25…

Healthy Recipe: Herb Feta Dip

Looking for a shareable crowd-pleasing favorite? Bring this rich, tangy, and healthy herb feta dip to your next get together! Ingredients 6 oz feta 2 T water ½ cup chopped parsley ¼ cup chopped mint 2 T finely chopped dill 3T olive oil Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation 1. Blend feta and water in…

Member Spotlight: Mandi Singleton

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) Member Mandi Singleton, tells the story of how weight training at AHWC led her to find love and empowerment in her personal life. “I joined AHWC in March of 2014 to get back into weight training after a running injury from a half marathon I had completed. I loved…

Trainer Spotlight: Jon N.

He’s a California native, with a “no quit” attitude. Get to know more about AHWC’s newest Fitness Specialist, Jon Nicholson. Where is your home town? “I am from a small town called Bishop, California that is 45 minutes south of the huge ski resort Mammoth Mountain. I graduated in a class with around 150 students…

Member Spotlight: Chad Singleton

Former Fitness Specialist and current member, Chad Singleton, shares his story of fitness and finding love at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC). “Before I was hired on as a fitness specialist at AHWC, I was a Colorado State Champion and Deadlift record holder, and an experienced personal trainer. Even before my interview at…

Healthy Recipe: Lean Bean Turkey Chili

The days are shorter and colder, so why not warm up with a delicious bowl of turkey lean bean chili from our Culinary Medicine cooking series? Ingredients 20 oz 93% lean ground turkey ½ cup onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 10 oz can Rotel mild tomatoes with green chiles, no salt added 8 oz…

State of Slim – Chicken and Mushroom Quinoa

Ingredients 2 cups dry quinoa 1 T garlic powder 4 cups chicken broth 14oz sliced cimini mushrooms 1/2 large, red onion chopped 1 T coconut or extra virgin olive oil 3 large chicken breasts 1 cup chopped, fresh, Italian (flat leaf) parsley Salt and pepper to taste   Preparation 1. Bake chicken at 350 for…

Why Having Great Posture Isn’t Necessarily So Great

When I begin working with a new client, they will almost invariably put on their “best posture,” or, if not that, will tell me what awful posture they have.  The truth is I really don’t care about what their posture looks like.  I care about how their individual body segments function as a unit, and,…

State of Slim Friendly Chicken Tenders

Ingredients: 2 lb. 4 oz. chicken tenders ½ cup egg whites 1 cup steel cut oats 2 t garlic powder ½ t ground black pepper 1 t curry powder   Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 425F. 2. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and spray with pan spray. Set aside. 3. In a large…

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