Healthy Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Healthy Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Hi Everybody!! We wanted to arm all of you with an arsenal of healthy Thanksgiving recipes to help you survive this upcoming holiday!! Feel free to scroll through some of these yummy recipes below to view some “healthified” common Thanksgiving dishes, and a few alternatives!! Happy Eating and Happy Thanksgiving!! Turkey Breast Recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/herb-roasted-turkey-breast-recipe.html   Sweet Potato Casserole http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/sweet-potato-pecan-casserole-recipe.html   Green Bean Casserole http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/green-bean-casserole-with-crispy-shallots-recipe.html   Mashed Turnips Mashed Turnips   Butternut Squash Butternut Squash   Mashed Potatoes http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/buttermilk-parmesan-mashed-potatoes   Cranberry…

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SOLE-Food Check It Out

SOLE-Food Check It Out

Hello All, This past Tuesday we had the pleasure of having Liza Baker as the leader of the Lunch N’ Learn . Liza is a certified Health Coach and chef that likes to place great emphasis on SOLE food: Seasonal, Organic, Local and Ethical and “from scratch” cooking. Seasonal: Try to eat food that is in season—and with hoop houses, that variety has increased, even in the winter in Michigan! Organic (and/or sustainably grown). Food should be raised in a way…

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October Challenge

October Challenge

  Hello All, It’s a very exciting time of year! The cool weather is slowly creeping its way to our neighborhood (at least for those of us in the northern regions), and with that comes the changing of the leaves. Mother nature is providing us great timing to transition into our October Health Challenge!! Like the colors of the leaves we too are changing. How are we changing? We are reaching beyond typical, physical health goals (i.e. eat more fruits and…

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Mastering Metabolism #4

Mastering Metabolism #4

Good afternoon everyone! With this week wrapping up my time here at McKinley, this will be my final email to you all. I know you’re all probably very distraught and inconsolable right now, but please pull it together to read this last (and fantastic email) Alright, here we go! Ever since the dawn of time, we as humans have been told that there are three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and that’s the only correct way to eat. But now with…

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Mastering Metabolism #3

Mastering Metabolism #3

Good morning everyone!! The last hormone we’ll be talking about is Leptin, the “fat burning thermostat”. Leptin: When you have taken in enough food (energy) for your body to function, leptin is released sending a signal to your brain that you are full. It’s a protein hormone made by our fat cells (like adiponectin) and regulates the amount of fat stored in the body. However, unlike adiponectin, the more weight you gain the more leptin you produce and while this…

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Mastering Metabolism #2

Mastering Metabolism #2

Good Morning All! We’re on to #2 of the Mastering Your Metabolism series . The second hormone we’re going to talk about is Grhelin, one of the key hormones in hunger regulation. Ghrelin: It’s produced mainly in the stomach and stimulates appetite when your body is hungry and promotes the accumulation of fat in the abdominal area, which can be the most harmful.  Ghrelin is released right before meal time when your body needs food and energy. Ghrelin levels increase when the calories…

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