Spinach and White Bean Soup

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 c. dry white wine

32 oz. low-sodium vegetable stock

15 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1 c. sliced zucchini, cut into half moons

2 c. peas

3 c. baby spinach, washed and dried

1 c. freshly grated Parmesan

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The Power of Magnesium

Eating on the run? Tired of experimenting with new diets? Forget to eat your veggies? These are all common factors among the majority of the population. Busy schedules, fad diets, and bad eating habits get in the way of proper nutrition. Luckily, there are mineral supplements and multi-vitamins to help replace much needed nutrients such as zinc, calcium, potassium and magnesium.

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October 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Life has a funny way of taking over and most of the time we put ourselves last. Millions of adults are leading unhealthy lifestyles. Even though we are living in an age of amazing medical advancements such as treatments and drugs that can keep you alive longer than before, too many people ignore the importance of leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle. It is time you put yourself first.

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Turkey Club Roll

INGREDIENTS

4 slices deli turkey

2 tsp. mayo

2 slices cheddar, halved or quartered

1/2 c. shredded or chopped lettuce

1/2 tomato, sliced

1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 avocado, sliced

4 slices cooked bacon

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

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September 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Life is all about balance. Creating the proper balance in your in life is vital to maintaining low to average stress levels and it is just as important for your children to learn to balance stress as well. As an adult with stress on a daily basis, it is known to be the front-runner to serious illnesses down the road. Unfortunately, studies are showing that 10 – 20 % of school aged children also experience anxiety which could potentially leading to chronic stress, especially now during these unprecedented times.

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Techniques to De-stress

Stress has always been and will always be one of the main contributors to virtually every problem known to man. Stress levels today may very well be at the highest point they have ever been in history. The thousands of thoughts you are thinking every single day have a direct impact on how you feel and therefore how stressed you may be. Paying close attention to your thoughts and feelings is one of the best techniques on how to distress and enjoy life as you should always be doing.

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August 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

We hope you are all enjoying your summer! It is almost time for back to school and with the uncertainty if schools will reopen and which model is best suited for kids safety is at question. Many parents are concerned but need to carry on working on a daily basis to continue to provide for their families. There are a few key factors you should start implementing into your schedules to prepare your child for the new school year and this new normal we live in.

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Road Trip

Road Trip

Whether you are squeezing in a summer trip before the kids possibly start school or sending them off to college, keep in mind that as a HCCUA member you can always utilize your Premium Roadside Assistance Benefit provided by Allstate Motor Club. This benefit offers you many advantages when on the road which include:

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Flank Steak with Watermelon Salad

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp. brown sugar

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. chili powder

flank steak

2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 c. arugula greens

1/4 c. Chopped red onion

1 c. croutons

2 c. watermelon, cut into chunks

1/2 c. feta

Sea salt (such as Maldon)

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Balsamic Grilled Steak Salad with Peaches

INGREDIENTS

1 lb. skirt steak, trimmed of fat

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp. brown sugar

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 large lemon

6 c. baby arugula

2 peaches, thinly sliced

1/3 c. crumbled blue cheese or feta

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