Shannon Center Weekly Nutrition Tip

Cranberry Spinach Salad 1 tablespoon butter 3/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered 1 pound spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces 1 cup dried cranberries 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1/2 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons minced onion 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/2…

Shannon Center Weekly Nutrition Tip

Now that fall is finally here, apple season is upon us! Apples offer us a wide variety of nutritional benefits, especially the skins. For example, apples are: A great source of heart-healthy soluble fiber, which helps lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol; High in antioxidants, which are a key to heart health because they help protect…

Shannon Center Weekly Nutrition Tip

Consumer Reports (CR) recently released a new report on high arsenic levels found rice products such as organic rice baby cereals, rice breakfast cereals, brown rice, and white rice. Arsenic not only is a potent human carcinogen but also can set up children for other health problems later in life. In virtually every product CR…

Shannon Center Weekly Nutrition Tip

Here is a comprehensive list of good foods to keep on hand for a healthy and more vibrant life. And don’t forget to mix it up! Some of the ingredients (especially the produce) may vary from week to week depending on your work, travel, and social schedule, as well as your family’s preferences.   Fresh…

Shannon Center Weekly Nutrition Tip

Get ready to relax and fire up the grill because Labor Day is just around the corner! Summer get-togethers and cookouts don’t mean you have to compromise your healthy meal plan. By keeping portion sizes in check, you can still plan a well-balanced and satisfying meal. Check out Eating Well’s Healthy Labor Day Recipes for…

Shannon Center Weekly Nutrition Tip

Here are some refreshing smoothie recipes you can take advantage of this summer. Now that more fruits are in season, try making smoothies a few times a week for your fruit servings. These recipes are quick to make, and you can even use them to make popsicles – just pour into Dixie cups and freeze!…