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Ellen Thomsen, MS, RD, LMNT

Farmer’s market finds have major health benefits


Weight Management

Local farmer’s markets will be in full swing through October. This means plenty of time to cash in on the health benefits that fall produce has to offer. From broccoli to swiss chard, these plants provide major benefits in the form of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. While visiting your local market this weekend, be sure to check out these finds and more. Farmer’s Market Find Health Benefits How To Prepare: Apples • Rich in antioxidants which help prevent diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. • Dip slices into Greek yogurt • Homemade applesauce • Sprinkle slices with cinnamon and bake Broccoli • Excellent source of Vitamin K, which plays a role in blood clotting and bone health. • Sautee with olive … Continue reading

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CHI Health

Pork Chops with Savory Apples


Farmers Market to Table

Our Pork Chops with Savory Apples recipe serves 4 people and happens to be gluten free. Each serving contains about 271 calories, 24 g protein, 13 g fat, 71 mg cholesterol, 13 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, and 75 mg sodium. (Serves 4) Notes:  Gluten Free           Ingredients: 2 medium apples 1 medium onion 1 large clove garlic 4 pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick, with bone (about 1-1/2 pounds total) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream Directions: Quarter and core apples. Peel if desired. Cut onion in half and then slice it. Use a large frying pan with a lid. Heat oil over medium-high heat and add pork chops and garlic. … Continue reading

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Robin Duhon, RD, LMNT

How to Make Your Own Applesauce


Nutrition, Wellness

Live Well Omaha Kids recently sponsored a Healthy Families nutrition class at Whole Foods Market where five different healthy recipes were offered.  People of every age enjoyed the homemade applesauce the most, even more than pizza rolls! Made only with cinnamon extract, apples and water, this applesauce has a creamy texture and an appetizing aroma. Customers were surprised to learn that the applesauce is made with the peel of the apple being left intact. A mother decided to offer this applesauce to her exclusively breastfed 6 month-old daughter as her first food, and the baby loved it! Apples are naturally sweet, so added sugar is not needed for this treat. Additionally, various fruits such as bananas, blueberries or pears can … Continue reading

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