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Chicken, Arugula & Butternut Squash Salad with Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 6 servings

  • 2 3/4 cups precubed butternut squash
  • 2 1/2 cups halved Brussels sprouts (or quartered, if large)
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken (1/2-inch; about 10 ounces)
  • 1 cup red grapes, halves
  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 5-ounce package baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
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Eating Healthy While You Are Sick

Fighting a cold or the flu is a horrible feeling — especially when trying to keep up with your daily routines! It is important that you practice some common cold prevention tips to reduce the chance of catching anything during cold and flu season:

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November 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

As we enter flu season, it is more important than ever that you make sure you are taking good care of yourself. Doctor’s nationwide highly recommended the flu shot. As the weather begins to change, it is vital that we take proper precautions towards cold and flu season which is most common during November through March. Under these kinds of conditions it is easy to catch the common cold or flu because defenses are down, we get less vitamin D from being indoors more often and people have the tendency to fall out of daily routines like eating right and exercising daily.

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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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