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What is the Mediterranean Diet?

February is national Heart Health Month, and you can’t discuss heart healthy eating without discussing the benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet is the traditional style of cooking seen in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea and is abundant in foods that are readily available in the area.

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Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken

Here is a wonderful one-pot dish that epitomizes the Mediterranean diet: lean protein, garlic, olive oil and lemon. And it’s even better the next day for leftovers!

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Family Birthplace Construction Update: Phase One Complete

The first of four phases is now complete in the renovation and expansion of The Family Birthplace.

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Greek Chicken Pasta

Pasta dishes are a quick weeknight meal, but we are often at a loss for creating something different. This Greek Chicken Pasta dish is so flavorful and, most importantly, simple to make! It uses the classic garlic and olive oil of many Greek dishes with the unique flavor of marinated artichokes and the freshness of lemon. Try whole wheat linguine to make it even healthier!

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February is Heart Health Month

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death, both locally and nationally. One out of every four people dies of heart disease each year in the United States, and about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year.

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Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

When you are craving a hearty, savory breakfast to feed the masses—but want something easy to prepare—this make-ahead breakfast casserole is worth a try. It can be prepared the night before and popped in the oven in the morning.  And it’s a good source of protein, Vitamin A and calcium.

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Medical Misconception: Stomach Ulcers

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth.

This month’s misconception: Stomach ulcers are caused by stress and spicy food.

There it is again – that burning feeling in your stomach. Sometimes it comes when you haven’t eaten, or it keeps you up late at night. It can last for a few minutes or a few hours, sometimes for days, sometimes for months.

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Overnight Oats

Oatmeal meets the 21st century. Overnight oats are all the craze! The beauty of this concept is you make individual servings so everyone in the family can have their own tailored to preferences and dietary needs. Cow’s milk, almond milk or soy, they all work well. They are delicious, and oatmeal is high in soluble fiber and essential minerals.

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Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal?

January is a time when we reevaluate our lives and make resolutions for the coming year — a fresh start. So why not take a look at making a fresh start to each day?

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Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

If you are looking for a good breakfast sandwich to eat at home, but find the frozen varieties in your grocery store to be unhealthy, it’s easy to make your own. This recipe is quick, easy and fun to make. Get your kids involved in the assembly!  You can add veggies to the eggs for a western or Tex-Mex version.

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