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August 2019 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Summer is in full effect! Many people like to take summer trips and participate in fun activities with their kids to make each summer memorable, but ideas on what to do can be helpful. There is no need to break the bank, the key is being prepared and planning ahead. By skimming through all the places Entertainment offers discounts, you are sure to plan a fun day full of savings.

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Planning a Roadtrip

Whether you are squeezing in a summer trip before the kids start school or sending them off to college, keep in mind that as an 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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Cashew Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

INGREDIENTS

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

kosher salt

1/4 c. sweet chili sauce

3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp. sriracha

1 clove garlic, minced

Juice of 1 lime

1 tbsp. sesame oil

2 red bell peppers, sliced

1 large zucchini, sliced into half moons

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes

1/2 c. raw cashews

Scallions, for garnish

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Top 10 Benefits of Exercise to help with Mental Illnesses

Regardless of age or fitness levels, studies have shown that making time for exercise provides some serious mental benefits. People gain from exercising on a regular basis in several ways, such as boosting self-confidence, creating a daily routine, and even promoting smarter thinking.

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July 2019 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Millions of Americans live on a daily basis with various types of mental illness and mental health problems, such as social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit/ hyperactive disorder, eating disorders and personality disorders. There are so many layers of mental illnesses, it is difficult to simply scratch the surface on each.

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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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June 2019 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Summer is approaching! Time to bring out the bug spray, hats, and most importantly, sunblock. The mystery linked between sunlight and different skin types can astonish us all. As the numbers grow to approximately 4.5 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed each year in the United States, and more than 96,480 cases of melanoma expected in 2019, there is no doubt that we must pay attention to the importance of taking care of our skin when under the sun.

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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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