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Licensed Clinical Counseling

With all the things going on in our daily lives and around the world, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed or stressed out. Research shows that counseling enhances lives whether you’re old or young, male or female, white or black, gay or straight, rich or poor. Your educational background makes no difference either!

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Baked Mushroom Rice

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

35 mins

Total Time

45 mins

The oven baked version of the wildly popular Mushroom Rice! The idea behind this recipe is that the mushrooms act as a “lid” over the rice as it bakes, and the mushroom juices drip into the rice – best broth ever! The rice is FLUFFY, garlicky and buttery, and the mushrooms are golden brown and juicy inside. Recipe VIDEO below.

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Cheesy Tex-Mex Cauli Rice

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 c. cauliflower rice

1 tbsp. tomato paste

2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken

1 c. canned black beans, rinsed and drained

1 c. frozen corn, defrosted

1 c. chopped cherry tomatoes

2 jalapeños, thinly sliced

1/4 c. freshly chopped cilantro

1 c. shredded Cheddar

1 c. Shredded Monterey Jack

Lime wedges, for serving

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The Importance of Staying Active

As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever! Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. Furthermore, exercise is not only good for your body, but it is also good for your heart, mood, and memory. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve confidence, and boost your fitness.

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May 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

With all the uncertainties going on Nationwide with Coronavirus, it is vital we do not ignore other health issues due to fear of going to hospital or visiting your doctor. Heart disease and stroke are an epidemic in the United States and numbers continue to rise.

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Zucchini Enchiladas

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

kosher salt

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. chili powder

3 c. Shredded chicken

1 1/3 c. red enchilada sauce, divided

4 large zucchini, halved lengthwise

1 c. Shredded Monterey Jack

1 c. shredded Cheddar

Sour cream, for drizzling

Fresh cilantro, for garnish

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April 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

As we enter some uncertain times globally and with the ongoing events in response to the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), we would like to assure our members that we are here to help you any way possible. It is natural to have feelings of uncertainty during this time of prevention and adjustments. Rest assured that we will get through this and come back stronger than ever! That being said, it is vital that we take proper precautions towards COVID-19 and most importantly listen to advisories we must follow.

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Lasagna Stuffed Zucchini

INGREDIENTS

4 large zucchini, halved lengthwise

1/2 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 lb. ground beef or turkey

1 c. jarred marinara

pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1 c. ricotta

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 c. shredded mozzarella

Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

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March 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

With flu activity at an all-time high in over 24 regions it is more important than ever that you make sure you are taking good care of yourself. Believe it or not, it’s not too late to still get the flu shot and is highly recommended by doctors even towards the end of flu season. During this time of colder weather, it is vital that we take proper precautions towards cold and flu season which is most common during December 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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