Blue skies. Fresh powder. And energy to burn. Sounds like a perfect day to explore the Northern Michigan outdoors. But before you go hiking, skiing or sledding (or another favorite winter activity!), it’s important to fuel your body. Traverse City chef Michelle Rodriguez shares her favorite protein pancakes recipe and more winter breakfast ideas. “Carbohydrates […]
Are you ready to make a healthy lifestyle change but don’t know where to start? Advice can come from all directions, and it can easily become overwhelming. Here’s a simple solution: Start small. We consult with Traverse City Behavioral Health Specialist Mandy Remai, who works at Munson Healthcare’s Healthy Weight Center and also owns a […]
© Photo by Graceland Fruit Munson Healthcare Community Health Coordinator Tara Rybicki, MS, says small, healthy lifestyle changes quickly add up and are key to meeting your goals. There’s a well-known quote by teacher and author Eckhart Tolle, “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” And it’s a quote Tara Rybicki […]
This applesauce is such a sweet treat you won’t believe it doesn’t have any added sugar! Ingredients: 6 large apples (about 3 lb), any sweet variety (Jonagold, Fuji, Gala, Braeburn, etc.) 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup water Directions: Core and roughly chop the apples into 1-2″ pieces, depending on how chunky you prefer your applesauce. […]
Perfect hearty soup for fall! The three main components of this dish, the “three sisters,” are the corn, squash, and beans. However, make this dish your own by adding any other veggies you like! Tomatoes, sweet peppers, and chilies are all good add-ins. Makes 8 servings. Want leftovers for lunches? Refrigerate for up to three days […]
This versatile and hearty recipe could be used as your main meal or as a filling side dish. Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 2 Tbsp canola or olive oil 1 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup chopped red onion 4 red potatoes, diced 1 tsp chili powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional) 2 1/2 […]
Delicious side dish to go with any meal! Ingredients: 2 Tbsp canola oil 3 garlic cloves, sliced thin 4 ears corn, kernels cut from cobs 1/2 tsp salt 6 oz cherry tomatoes, halved 1/3 cup feta cheese 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil Lemon juice Directions: Heat oil and garlic in skillet over medium heat. Cook, […]
This salad is super fresh and super simple! To give it more of a kick, substitute vinegar for the lemon juice. Ingredients: 1 pound carrots, grated 2 Tbsp finely snipped chives or green onions 2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained Dressing: 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 […]
Great as a side dish, for the start of a stir-fry, or to snack on all day long!
Delicious and affordable recipe- especially good with farm fresh cucumbers and tomatoes! We recommend leaving the cucumber peel on, for extra nutrients.