CHI Health Food and Nutrition Services

Healthier Superbowl Snacks

Nutrition, Wellness

Sporting events tend to mean sitting around watching the game while eating a lot of food – which can add up to a lot of extra calories.  At this year’s Superbowl, how about making some undercover recipe swaps for healthier Superbowl snacks? These recipes will fool even the pickiest eaters, so the only person who needs to know that the food is healthier is you! Turkey Sliders           Ingredients: 1 lb ground turkey breast ¼ tsp black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp salt ¼ cup reduced fat mayonnaise ¼ tsp black pepper 2 tbsp relish (sweet or dill) 12 dinner rolls 6 leafs of lettuce 6 slices of Swiss cheese Directions: In a large bowl, … Continue reading

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Grant Hewitt

World-Class Weight Loss

Weight Management

The results of the always anticipated and respected U.S. News & World Report Diet Rankings are in.  A program offered by CHI Health Weight Management and created by HMR Weight Management Services (HMR) has been named the #2 Best Diet for Weight-Loss in the nation!  This is the first time ever that the report has evaluated HMR, and, as a clinic that has offered these programs for almost a decade, we are delighted that HMR was recognized for this honor.  The ranking was based on both short- and long-term weight-loss ratings of the HMR program.  It was evaluated against 34 other diets in categories including easiness to follow, ability to produce short- and long-term weight loss, nutritional completeness, safety, and potential … Continue reading

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Liz Foxhoven MA, RD, LMNT

Good Mood Foods

Mental Health, Nutrition, Wellness

Our bodies are a chemical factory. We use our foods to build muscle, fuel growth and movement, heal damaged cells, fight infection, and much more. So it only stands to reason, the foods we eat can influence how we feel physically, mentally, and emotionally. As the computer term GIGO stands for “Garbage in…Garbage Out”. Have a chef salad for lunch feel one way, have a Big Mac and large fries, feel another way. Manage Your Diet, Manage Your Moods: Eat regularly: 3 meals per day or 6 small meals per day. Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast! Eat a Well Balanced Diet: Refer to Choose My Plate Consume caffeine and alcohol in moderation if at all! Downer: Sugar and Simple Carbohydrates. Junk foods earn their reputation. … Continue reading

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Karen Bermel LIMHP, MC

Chasing Away Wintertime Blahs

Mental Health, Wellness

We made it through holidays and January is well underway.  Much of the county has struggled with brutally cold, wind, and snow this winter. We still have a ways to go to get through this winter. One of my colleagues reminded me that Groundhog Day is February 2nd. If Wikipedia is correct, the groundhog, Punxsatawney Phil, will either see his shadow or he won’t. If it’s cloudy, and he doesn’t see his shadow, it’s actually good news – indicating that spring will come early. If the sun is out, it means six more weeks of winter. Whether we all buy into this or not, it can be fun to see all the fuss that’s made over this cultural celebration. No … Continue reading

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Robin Duhon, RD, LMNNT

How To Succeed With Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions


This time of year it is easy to find healthy tips, recipes and articles to help you make healthy resolutions for the New Year. Most people you purchase a new gym membership or healthy recipe books with all the best intentions find themselves slipping back into their old habits before January is even over. Here are some ideas to help you stick to your resolutions and have healthy New Year! Rethink your resolution If you having been trying for weeks and either are not seeing success or feel that your goal is too unrealistic, give your resolution a makeover. Instead of vowing to lose thirty pounds this year, aim to lose 5 pounds every 2 months. This is much more … Continue reading

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