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Healthy Recipe: Cranberry Crostini

Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  25 mins Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS Crostini 1 small loaf of artisan whole grain bread, sliced into ½-inch thick slices 1 tablespoon olive oil 5 ounces goat cheese, preferably at room temperature (Brie, ricotta, or cream cheese would be fine substitutes) Cranberry orange sauce ½ cup [...]

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Aguacate / Avocado

Mango and Avocado Chutney

1 ripe avocado-peeled and diced 2 cups diced mango (can substitute peaches if desired) 1 cup ripe plum tomatoes, diced 1 tsp olive oil ¼ cup fresh cilantro Juice from 1 lime Mix all ingredients together and chill.  

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Healthy Recipe: Stuffing with Cranberries

Recipe courtesy of Mayo Clinic Staff Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped onion 10 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted and cubed 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup chopped fresh cranberries 1 cup whole water chestnuts 1 [...]

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans

1 Lb. Brussels sprouts, de-stemmed and shaved 1 cup dried cranberries ¼ cup red wine vinegar ½ cup pecans-chopped ¼ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp black pepper 2 Tbls olive oil 2 Tbls brown sugar Pre heat a sauté pan. Add the pecans and cook over medium heat until the pecan start to toast, about [...]

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Sauteed mung bean sprouts.

Sautéed Kale with Bean Sprouts

1 bundle fresh kale, trimmed, stems removed, and chopped  2 cups fresh bean sprouts  1 cup shredded carrots 2 tsp olive oil 1 Tbls light soy sauce ¼ tsp red pepper flakes Make sure kale is washed, trimmed and chopped. Pat dry and put the kale on a cookie sheet and place in your freezer [...]

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Pineapple and its cross section

Grilled Pineapple Kabobs

1 fresh pineapple-cut into eighths 1 tsp honey ¼ tsp sea salt 3 Tbls olive oil 1 dash Tabasco sauce (optional) Mix together honey, olive oil, salt, and tabasco sauce to make a marinade. Marinate pineapple wedges for 1 hour. Skewer pineapple with kebob sticks. Pre heat grill or grill pan. Grill pineapple two to [...]

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Roasted Vegetables with Apples

This makes a great side dish for fall to accompany roast turkey or pork loin. 1 butternut squash (small, cubed) 1 granny smith apple (cored and diced) 2 red bell pepper (seeded and diced) 1 sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed) 3 yukon gold potatoes (cubed) 1 purple onion (quartered) 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 2 [...]

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Summer Snacks

Written by: Chrissy Boe, Wellness Coordinator for Agnesian HealthCare There are so many things to look forward to in the summer from barbecues, camping trips, long weekends at the lake and summer festivals. These are days we wait all year for and are meant to be enjoyed. Summer can be a nice to relax, catch [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Citrus Couscous

With summer right around the corner I came up with a new side dish to go along with just about anything at your picnic. Replace the potato chips or ranch dressing covered pasta salad with this lighter side dish. The different textures and light flavors in this salad are sure to please. Serve it alongside [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Honey Cashew Salmon with Apricot and Brown Rice Quinoa

I developed this dish for the cafeteria here at St Agnes because I wanted to start offering healthy fish options and Salmon was my first choice. A marinade with the right balance of sweet and salty flavors, in my opinion, can’t go wrong. Top it off with the nutty, buttery flavor of the cashews and [...]

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