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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

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An Eggs-cellent discussion | the health benefits of eating Eggs

Guest post from Essentia Health of Brainerd, MN Happy Spring Everyone! One tradition many families enjoy during the Easter season is to dye hard-boiled eggs. They are often bright and colorful, adding a nice touch to the dinner table, and are good tasting too! There is some debate whether eggs should be a part of… Read More An Eggs-cellent discussion | the health benefits of eating Eggs

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Healthy Easter recipes that add a delicious twist

{shared with permission from Essentia Health press release} Try a healthy twist on your Easter feast By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health Easter is on the horizon and this Christian Holy Day has many food traditions. Common meats are roasted lamb and baked ham, which have very different histories. Lamb is… Read More Healthy Easter recipes that add a delicious twist