As the weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing actions continue, Carroll Hospice bereavement counselor Jessica Roschen encourages us to communicate.
Turkey burgers are a great alternative to beef as they have less saturated fat and calories. Place this burger on a whole grain hamburger bun, add some fresh tomatoes, red onion and dark leafy greens like arugula or spinach for added vitamins and minerals. Pair this burger with a side salad and some juicy fruit for a well-balanced meal.
On the Carroll Hospital Health Chat, Melissa Murdock, Tevis Center for Wellness coordinator, shares tips to relax and reduce stress.
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Everyone always has bananas that are too brown to eat, but they are just right for this recipe. Try replacing ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce for the canola oil to increase moisture or replace chocolate chips with blueberries. Using the wheat bran and whole-wheat flour increases the fiber in these tasty muffins. Pair this muffin with a serving of non-fat Greek yogurt or cottage cheese for a well-balanced snack.
Pair this delicious salmon with some fresh sautéed asparagus or steamed broccoli and roasted red potatoes. Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation in the body. Most Americans do not get enough omega-3s in their diet. The American Heart Association recommends at least two servings of fatty fish per week. Other sources include albacore tuna, lake trout, sardines, mackerel and herring.
Beans are a great staple item to have in the pantry—they are quick and easy to use in a pinch! Beans, beans are good for your heart … because they are high in fiber! Beans are a great source of plant-based proteins, and there are so many varieties. Remember to rinse and drain your canned beans to reduce the sodium content.