Wellness Wednesday Recipe: Banana-Nut Oatmeal

by MikeMeehan 1/9/2017 1:49 PM

It’s National Oatmeal Month! This homemade oatmeal recipe uses cinnamon for a robust flavor and bananas for natural sweetness. Ingredients 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup water 1 banana, sliced 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon cinnamon Preparation 1. Combine oats and 1 cup water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 3 minutes. 2. Top with banana slices, walnuts, and cinnamon. Photo and recipe credit: http://www.health.com/health/recipe/0,,50400000108125,00.html  

Wellness Wednesday Recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms

by MikeMeehan 12/28/2016 10:32 AM

Is eating healthier one of your New Year’s resolutions? Try these stuffed mushrooms filled with zucchini, spinach and hazelnuts for a delicious, healthy appetizer. Ingredients Mushrooms 16  large mushrooms 1 tbsp butter 2 shallots finely chopped 1  garlic clove crushed 1 small zucchini finely chopped 1 cup  finely chopped baby spinach leaves Garnish 1/2 cup  fresh whole-wheat bread crumbs 1/2  cup  finely chopped hazelnuts 2 tbsp  finely chopped parsley 1/3 cup  grated Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper  Servings: 16 mushrooms Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Remove the stems from the mushrooms and chop them finely. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped mushroom stems, shallots, garlic and zucchini, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chopped spinach, bread crumbs, hazelnuts, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Place the mushroom caps, hollow side up, in a single layer in a lightly sprayed shallow ovenproof dish or on a lightly sprayed baking tray. Heap some of the shallot and zucchini mixture into each mushroom cap and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top. (The mushrooms can be prepared 2 to 3 hours ahead and kept, covered with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator.) Bake until the mushrooms are tender and the cheese has melted, about 15 minutes. Serve warm, on a bed of spinach leaves, if desired. Recipe Notes  (one mushroom) provides: 53 calories, 36 calories from fat, 4g fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 2 grams protein   Recipe and photo credit: http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-eats/recipes/stuffed-mushrooms/

Food For Thought: The Best and Worst Fare for Your Smile

by Jason 3/11/2014 9:59 AM

March is National Nutrition Month, which is the perfect time to take stock of the foods you’re eating – and take note of those that can have a positive or negative impact on your oral health.

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