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Health e Matters
hcmc.org  |  April 2012
 

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Guard against Lyme Disease: Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

Managing Digestive Diseases What's the Word on GERD?

First Foods: Please Picky Eaters Without Abandoning Good Nutrition

The Value of Volunteering

Good food or good fun? What if you didn't have to choose?

Nutrient-Dense Smoothies

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Good Food or Good Fun?
What if you didn't have to choose?

At Taking Steps Together (TST), you don't have to choose between good food and good fun. You'll be able to enjoy both.

TST is a nutrition and healthy lifestyle education program for families who are living with or are concerned about childhood obesity. Through weekly goal-setting, families will work toward healthy lifestyle changes. Families will share their experiences, learn from each other and contribute to the growth of the program.

Join us at TST and triple your fun:

  1. Eat Healthy
  2. Be More Active
  3. Enjoy Family Time

Families are referred by their primary care provider within the HCMC system. Classes are facilitated by pediatric and nutrition health professionals in English and Spanish.

Call 612-239-0371 for more information.

The kids and families from the latest Taking Steps Together class (tomando pasos juntos in Spanish), share four of their favorite recipes below.

Nutrient Dense Smoothies

Groovy Green Smoothie

2 bananas, chopped in pieces
2 cups of grapes
1 ½ cups of yogurt
1 apple cut up without seeds
2 cups of spinach (washed and cut up)
1-2 cups of ice

Directions

  1. Put all of the fruit, yogurt, spinach and ice in the blender.
  2. Cover the blender, and blend for 1-2 minutes. If needed scrape the sides of the blender to get all of the ingredients mixed.
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Servings: 8
Calories per serving: 96

Triple Threat Smoothie

2 kiwis – cut up without the skin
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 cup of ice
½ cup of orange juice
1 cup of yogurt
1 cup of milk

Directions

  1. Put all of the fruit, ice, juice, yogurt and milk in a blender.
  2. Cover the blender, and blend for 1-2 minutes. If needed scrape the sides of the blender to get all of the ingredients mixed.
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Servings: 8
Calories per serving: 62

Rainy Day Smoothie

1 mango – peeled and cut
1 can of pineapple in its own juice
1 cup of frozen peaches
1 cup of orange juice
1 cup of yogurt
1 cup of milk
1 cup of ice

Directions

  1. Put all of the fruit, ice, juice, yogurt and milk in a blender.
  2. Cover the blender, and blend for 1-2 minutes. If needed scrape the sides of the blender to get all of the ingredients mixed.
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Servings: 8
Calories per serving: 97

Sweet Potato Smoothie

1 sweet potato – baked
1 ½ cup of yogurt
1 cup of milk
1 cup of ice
2 tablespoons of honey
½ teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions

  1. Cut the sweet potato into quarters and place it in a blender with the yogurt, milk, ice, honey and cinnamon.
  2. Cover the blender, and blend for 1-2 minutes. If needed scrape the sides of the blender to get all of the ingredients mixed.
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Servings: 8
Calories per serving: 80

Recipes and photos courtesy of Taking Steps Together.

 

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