Healthy Families

Healthy Families


Instant Pot Chicken Piccata

This healthy take on chicken piccata isn’t dredged or fried, but still packs all the flavor! If you haven’t realized the true potential of your instant pot this recipe is going to blow your mind!! Makes 8 Servings | Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time:...

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Roasted Spring Veggie Pasta Bake

Although most people don’t think of pasta when they think about eating healthy, pasta can certainly still be part of a healthy diet. I just recommend using whole wheat pasta for the added vitamins and minerals. Makes 9 Servings | Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 20 min...

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Baked Salmon & Asparagus

I really like this recipe, because it’s an easy, “less-mess” way to enjoy fish and veggies. The salmon provides protein, omega 3s, high amounts of vitamin B12, and vitamin D (wild salmon has even more vitamin D). Makes 4 Servings | Serving Size: 1 foil wrap Prep Time:...

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Instant Pot Chicken Leek Casserole

This simple “casserole” is perfect for a weeknight dinner. It is easy, ready in 20 minutes, and has all of the comforting flavors of a classic chicken and rice casserole. Makes 8 Servings | Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Total Time: 20 min...

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Prevent Injuries in Young Athletes

Prevent Injuries in Young Athletes

written by Ryan Rockhill, owner and strength and conditioning coach, Athletic Republic Logan Would you throw your child into a pool and tell her to figure it out? Would you give your child an instrument, put him in front of hundreds of people, and tell him to...

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CPR Saves Lives: Local Mother Shares Her Story

CPR Saves Lives: Local Mother Shares Her Story

written by Jenny Mathews, contributing writer Jensen Miller was born with with a birth defect affecting his trachea and esophagus, causing spells where he struggles to breathe and turns blue. His mother, Breanne Miller, calls these “blue spells.” Because of his...

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Weight Loss Variables

Weight Loss Variables

courtesy of Spence's Pharmacy The new year is upon us and many of us ask the ubiquitous question, “Why can’t I lose weight?” Effective weight loss means dealing with several variables: • Poor diet: Most of us eat habitually or based on family and cultural traditions,...

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To Flu or Not to Flu

To Flu or Not to Flu

written by Ryan Bell, MD, pediatrician, Treehouse Pediatrics Influenza season has arrived in Cache Valley, along with the annual question from your doctor: “Would you like a flu vaccine today?” I have this discussion with patients numerous times every day during this...

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Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Your Children’s Vision?

Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Your Children’s Vision?

written by Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family Eye Care Center Screen time is a topic frequently brought up by parents in our office. Many children are spending increasing amounts of time with digital devices, playing video games and apps, and spending less time in...

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Growing Fresh Herbs Indoors

Growing Fresh Herbs Indoors

written by Mark Anderson, owner, Anderson’s Seed and Garden If you like to cook the way I do, then you know it’s a must to have fresh herbs available when the cooking urge strikes. I spent three years in Italy, and I learned many of the techniques of cooking that I...

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Commit to Safe Driving in 2019

Commit to Safe Driving in 2019

Courtesy of Discount Tire & Automotive The start of a new year is the perfect time to make a commitment to better yourself. Since we spend so much time in our vehicles, doesn’t it make sense to apply some of these resolutions to that area of our lives? Here are...

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Colon Cancer Screenings: Get one at age 45, not 50!

Colon Cancer Screenings: Get one at age 45, not 50!

courtesy of Cache Valley Hospital While you can't control your genes, you can take care of your body. If you are between the ages of 45 and 50, add getting a colorectal screening to your list of “must dos” for good preventive care. If you thought that test was several...

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Good Morning Muffins

This is a great way to sneak in your fruits and veggies in the morning! Kids young and old love these muffins, so I often make a big batch and freeze them for busy mornings or a healthy snack. Makes 12 Servings | Serving Size: 1 muffin Total Time: 30 min Ingredients:...

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

When we brought this recipe into the office for taste testing, people were hesitant, to say the least. It’s an orange-colored lasagna made with squash, after all...but then they gave it a try. It was a huge hit! Makes 9 Servings | Serving Size: 1 portion Total Time: 1...

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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Fresh lemon thyme, tarragon, parsley, and lemon juice give this soup extra flavor. I love my chicken noodle soup to be loaded with vegetables, noodles, and chicken. With this recipe, you’re bound to have a hearty bite in every spoonful! Makes 6 Servings |Serving Size:...

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Loaded with veggies, this is the perfect, low-calorie stew for a cold evening. We used our secret veggie marinara sauce for extra veggies, but you can use regular marinara sauce for the tomato base of this soup. My favorite part of this dish is that all the veggies,...

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CHEESY MUSHROOM SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Looking for a delicious way to get in your vegetables? Strands of tender spaghetti squash mixed with cheese and mushrooms make for a delicious meal with fewer calories than its pasta-based counterpart. Makes 3 Servings | Serving Size: 2 cup Total Time: 1hr 25 min...

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Whole Grain Sugar Cookies

Whole Grain Sugar Cookies

This is one of my favorite sugar cookie recipes. By using Kodiak Cake Flapjack Mix, which is made with whole wheat flour and whole grain oat flour, you can get lots of extra vitamins and minerals. Makes 32 servings | Serving size: 1 cookie TOTAL TIME: 30 min...

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Five Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Five Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Brett Murdock, DC, Murdock Family Chiropractic Winter provides ideal conditions for sickness to spread. It is a time when we are less active, more stressed, and healthy foods are pushed to the side to make room for sugar cookies. There is no need to spend this holiday...

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