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National Soy Foods Month

National Soy Foods Month

It’s National Soy Foods Month, and even if you aren’t a vegetarian or don’t have food allergies, soy can be a great source of protein in your diet.

Make the long-time staple (especially for those with dairy allergies), Homemade Soy Milk.

Homemade Soy Milk
Image and Recipe via Light Orange Bean

 

This Sheet Pan Honey-Sesame Tofu and Green Beans is hearty, tasty, and easy.

Sheet Pan Honey-Sesame Tofu and Green Beans
Image and Recipe via The Kitchn

 

Skip the meat in one dish on your grill with Vegan Sweet Potato Tofu Burgers.

Appetizing Vegan Sweet Potato Tofu Burger {Gluten-Free}

 

This Vanilla Soy Ice Cream is perfect for warm days when you’re avoiding dairy.

Vanilla Soy Ice Cream
Image and Recipe via Food

 

Your perfect summer side dish awaits with High-Protein Edamame Mango Salad.

High-Protein Edamame Mango Salad

High-Protein Edamame Mango Salad

 

No one will know this Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Pie uses tofu to get its silky texture.

The Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Pie

 

Eat with your eyes and skip the fish or pork with this beautiful Sesame-Crusted Tofu.

Sesame Crusted Tofu

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Protect Against Dryness for National Healthy Skin Month

National Healthy Skin Month

November is National Healthy Skin Month. These handy tips can help you protect your skin:

Healthy Skin Tips

 

The healthier your diet, the healthier your skin. Check out our blog or Pinterest for healthy recipes.

Eating Smart for You Skin

 

Next summer, prevent your skin problems.

Summer Skin

 

Stress and Your SkinStress is a huge contributor to skin problems, so take time to relax.

 

 

 

These tips can help:

Chasing Health: Writing, Resting, and Winning Winter

 

Do you know how to prevent skin cancer? We have tips to help:

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

 

Prevent dry skin this winter with these dermatologist-approved tips.

Don’t forget your lips this winter. Use lip balm with SPF to protect them.

Protect Your Kiss

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Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

Healthy Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

This week in food, we had rotisserie chicken recipes you can whip up with a store-bought chicken or with one you roasted at home.

Busy week? Cook this Perfect 1-Hour Whole Roasted Chicken for multiple meals.

Perfect 1-Hour Whole Roasted Chicken
Image and Recipe via Little Spice Jar

 

This Rotisserie Chicken Skillet is the hearty comfort food you crave after work.

Rotisserie Chicken Skillet

 

Make this Chicken Broccoli Pasta for a dinner the whole family will love.

Chicken Broccoli Pasta

 

Combine your summer favorites with these easy BBQ Chicken Tacos.

BBQ Chicken Tacos

 

Dress up your dinner with this Rotisserie Chicken with Peaches, Walnuts, and Basil.

Rotisserie Chicken with Peaches, Walnuts, and Basil
Image and Recipe via My Recipes

 

This Vietnamese Shredded Chicken Salad is perfect for a light summer meal.

Vietnamese Shredded Chicken Salad
Image and Recipe via Saveur

 

Give zoodles a try with this easy and delicious Pesto Chicken Zoodles recipe.

Pesto Chicken Zoodles

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The Perfect Peppery Bite in Radish Recipes

Healthy Radish Recipes

This week, we went spicy with the in-season, peppery veggie you love in inventive radish recipes.

First up was a light and refreshing Radish Pineapple Mint Quinoa Salad, perfect for summer.

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Don’t waste the greens from your farmers market find. Make Radish Leaf Pesto.

Radish Greens: Transform them into Pesto!

 

These fresh Herbed Goat Cheese and Radish Tartines are a super simple party food.

Herbed Goat Cheese and Radish Tartines
Image and Recipe via Camille Styles

 

This Creamy Radish Soup is a unique way to eat your veggies.

Creamy Radish Soup
Image and Recipe via Eating Well

 

Spring Pea & Roasted Radish Risotto is tonight’s deliciously in-season entrée.

Spring Pea & Roasted Radish Risotto
Image and Recipe via Noming Through Life

 

Try this Watermelon Radish, Orange, and Goat Cheese Salad for a refreshing side.

Watermelon Radish, Orange, and Goat Cheese Salad
Image and Recipe via Alexandra’s Kitchen

 

Hearty Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salad won’t disappoint your taco craving.

Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salsa

Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salad

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Reliving Summers Past

Long View: Summer Memories

It’s been quite a summer hasn’t it? We’ve faced state budget issues, unreliable weather, and rising prices every time we turn around. By the way, when will we be done with the ragweed pollen? There seems to be a never-ending parade of things to worry about, and I’m worn out.

This summer does not fit with my memories of my favorite season. My main worries used to be how to get the frisbee off the roof and finding the next bag of Fritos. It seems I didn’t have much to worry about. But wait a minute, I was a kid, so it was my parents’ job to worry.

My mom and dad would leave my younger brother and me at my grandparents’ farm for a couple of weeks in the summer, and we had a great time. We were a little spoiled, to say the least, and at the time, I felt like we had no rules.

We could eat anything we wanted, as long as we cleaned up our plates at mealtime. We could stay up as late as we wanted, but we usually turned in early because we were exhausted from playing all day. We could go wherever we wanted on their property, as long as there was a grown-up or older cousin within shouting distance. Best of all, we could watch as much TV as we wanted, but there always seemed to be too many distractions on a working farm.

The day before my parents would come to pick us up, our grandfather would take us into town for haircuts at the same barbershop he had used since the Great Depression. The morning of my parent’s arrival, we were scrubbed and polished, from our fingernails and neck to our ears, and dressed in our traveling clothes. It was hard to leave, but I think we were ready to get back to our routines, our friends, and the start of the school year.

One of the nicest parts about talking to our Medicare members is hearing their memories. I think the stories and experiences they share enrich us and give us a better perspective on the present. Try asking an older family member or friend about their favorite summer. I bet you get a smile and hear a wonderful story from their past.

Looking back, maybe this wasn’t such a bad summer after all. There might even be kids today who will look back on the summer of 2016 as the best one they can remember.

Patrick Harness is a community liaison with a long history of experience in health insurance. If you ask him to pick a color, he always chooses orange, and he is known for his inability to parallel park.

Coming Together and Eating Socially

Recipes for Eating Socially

For Social Wellness Month, we had recipes to help you entertain your closest friends and family and get eating socially.

Make entertaining easy with these 5 quick versions of bruschetta.

Strawberry Bruschetta
Recipe via Today

 

These Individual Salad Cups make it easy to munch healthily at any gathering.

Individual Salad Cups with Rhubarb Vinaigrette

 

Peach and Mozzarella Skewers with Basil and Lime are a simple, tasty app.

Peach and Mozzarella Skewers with Basil and Lime
Image and Recipe via Goop

 

Whip up Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos for the perfect party meal.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Image and Recipe via The Healthy Maven

 

This Vegetarian Mezze Platter is an easy app to put out for your next party.

Vegetarian Mezze Platter

 

 

These 8 Infused Water Combos make entertaining delicious and healthy.

8 Infused Water Combos to Keep You Hydrated

 

Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad Cups are the perfect summer finger food.

Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad Cups

 

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Healthy Grilling Together

Healthy Grilling

For National Grilling Month, this week in food, we focused on healthy grilling.

First up, grill any veggies like a pro:

Grill Veggies Like a Pro

 

Keep portions of a steak dinner in check with these Grilled Steak, Potato, and Mushroom Kabobs.

Grilled Steak, Potato & Mushroom Kabobs

 

Grill smoky Thai Chicken Zoodles for a light summer dinner.

Thai Chicken Zoodles

 

Spice up your dinner plans by grilling something with the perfect rub:

Dry Rub Mixes
Image and Recipe via She Knows

 

Looking for an alternative steak dinner? Grill Portobello Steaks with Avocado Chimichurri.

Portobello Steaks with Avocado Chimichurri

 

Make it a party with build-your-own Mini Grilled Pizzas.

Mini Grilled Pizzas
Image and Recipe via tbsp.

 

These Grilled Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a healthy gameday treat.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Image and Recipe via Joyful Healthy Eats

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