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Tips for a healthy and peace-filled Holiday Season

Guest post from By Teresa Farrell, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Essentia Health. Tips for a healthy and peace-filled Holiday season By Teresa Farrell, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Essentia Health. We all love the holidays but most of us find it’s also a very hectic time of year, often too hectic leaving us tired and… Read More Tips for a healthy and peace-filled Holiday Season

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Let’s talk turkey | recognizing sodium in your Thanksgiving dinner

{shared, with permission, from a Essentia Health press release) By Bonnie Brost, Essentia Health registered dietitian Let’s talk turkey – sodium in your Thanksgiving dinner You don’t even need to pick up the salt shaker to find yourself consuming more than a day’s worth of sodium in your Thanksgiving dinner. Depending on your menu and… Read More Let’s talk turkey | recognizing sodium in your Thanksgiving dinner

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Mom Bosses! Make a plan to have a healthy Breakfast

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. This a prime time to organize our breakfast plans. We’re back from vacation and setting up routines for work and the upcoming school year. So Mom Bosses-let’s make a plan to have a healthy breakfast every day! Some say breakfast is the most important meal… Read More Mom Bosses! Make a plan to have a healthy Breakfast

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Fabulous Fish Recipes from Essentia Health

by Teresa Farrell, RD, LD Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic Fish! Fish! Fish!  Is everyone enjoying the lakes after a long winter? If you are a true Minnesotan, you were putting a line in the water as soon as Fishing Opener was announced! In addition to fishing being an enjoyable pastime, fish are tasty and a lean protein option.… Read More Fabulous Fish Recipes from Essentia Health

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Try these kohlrabi recipes (cabbage’s crazy cousin!)

By Bonnie Brost, a licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. If you’re looking for a new vegetable, give cabbage’s crazy cousin a try. They may be odd looking, but they are packed full of flavor and nutrition. Here’s a little background on this veg plus some kohlrabi recipes to try. What is Kohlrabi exactly? Consider… Read More Try these kohlrabi recipes (cabbage’s crazy cousin!)

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Boosting Healthy Fats | Grilling Salmon 3 Different Ways

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Nutrition can be confusing and that’s especially true when it comes to fats in our diet. When the nutrition facts label for foods was born in the 1980s, it was believed that explaining that some fats are good and other fats are bad would be… Read More Boosting Healthy Fats | Grilling Salmon 3 Different Ways

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Berry Infused Summer Appetizers | Balsamic Berry Bruschetta

Guest Post by Teresa Farrell, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Essentia Health. Summer is a time for lighter foods, including fresh fruits and veggies, whether they be from your garden, the local farmers market or the local grocery store. Berries are one of my favorite summer foods, actually, I enjoy them all year long, but… Read More Berry Infused Summer Appetizers | Balsamic Berry Bruschetta

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Summer Grilling Tips: Healthy marinades add flavor to grilled foods

Guest post By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Healthy marinades add flavor to grilled foods Summer brings out the grills and healthy menu options as we grill lean meats, chicken, fish, and vegetables. Marinating can add robust flavors. Grilling red meats to the point of charring can increase the heterocyclic amines that… Read More Summer Grilling Tips: Healthy marinades add flavor to grilled foods

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Sugar affects your liver as well as your waistline | The scoop on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Guest Post By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Awash in the candy and treats of Easter, you’re probably thinking more about your waistline than your liver. Take a minute to consider just how much sugar you’re eating. For example, a 14-ounce bag of jellybeans can have 70 teaspoons or 1½ cups… Read More Sugar affects your liver as well as your waistline | The scoop on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

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Beneficial Berries: Good Tasting, Great for Your Body (Plus Blueberry Scone Recipe!)

**Information provided by Essentia Health of Brainerd   Beneficial Berries: Good Tasting, Great for Your Body         If you’ve bought any fresh fruit lately, you know berries are in season right now.  But not only are berries delicious, they’re also a terrific food for getting much-needed fiber and for fighting disease. “Berries are some of… Read More Beneficial Berries: Good Tasting, Great for Your Body (Plus Blueberry Scone Recipe!)

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Brainerd Lakes Bicycle Safety Clinic and Pequot Lakes PTA Bike Rodeo May 19

Brainerd Lakes Bicycle Safety Clinic and Pequot Lakes PTA Bike Rodeo May 19 Teach, Test, and Reward bike safety Children and their parents are invited to attend one of the two local bike events on Saturday, May 19. Both events are open to riders of all ages free of charge. Don’t forget to bring your bike… Read More Brainerd Lakes Bicycle Safety Clinic and Pequot Lakes PTA Bike Rodeo May 19