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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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Heart Healthy Meal for Heart Health Month

Written by: Liz Gorecki, RD, CSO, CD Agnesian HealthCare Dietitian According to TIME.com, consumers spend an average $100 more at restaurants on their special Valentine’s Day meal than they normally would. This price usually comes with at least half a day’s worth of calories and more than a day’s worth of saturated fat and sodium. [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Cranberry, Cherry & Walnut Marmalade

From EatingWell:  November/December 2007 Fresh cranberries get crunch from walnuts and an infusion of sweetness from dried cherries in this take on a classic marmalade. Leftovers are great on a turkey sandwich. 4 cups | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours (including cooling time) Ingredients 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup water 1/2 [...]

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“Mock” Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Recipe courtesy George Stella; Food Network.com Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 6 min Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 1 medium head cauliflower 1 tablespoon reduced fat cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen Prep Time: 20 min  Cook Time: 40 min Serves: 6 servings Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing 5 cups sliced green beans 4 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 1 cup grated Parmesan 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 1/2 cups diced onions 2 cups [...]

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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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Healthy Recipe: Apple & Cream Cheese Roll-ups

Ingredients Filling: 1 cup dried apples, chopped 1/3 cup thawed apple juice concentrate, undiluted 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Dash of ground nutmeg 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese 1 large egg Pastry: 12 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed Cooking spray 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs, divided 1/4 cup sugar, divided Topping: [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Creamy Chicken Casserole

Makes: 6 servings Serving Size: 1 cup Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 35 to 40 minutes 1. Coat a large casserole dish with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, melt the margarine over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until it is incorporated. Slowly add the milk, [...]

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