Ginger Almond Asparagus

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org Number of servings: 4   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 15 minutes   Ingredients: 3⁄4 pound asparagus, washed and trimmed (2 1/2 cups sliced) 1 teaspoon oil 3 Tablespoons slivered almonds 1⁄4 teaspoon salt   Pinch of black pepper 1⁄4 teaspoon sugar 1⁄8 teaspoon ginger powder   Directions: […]

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 “WHY I’M IN …” An interview with Curt Shelley, Superintendent, TSD9

“WHY I’M IN …” An interview with Curt Shelley, Superintendent, TSD9   The Tillamook County Wellness “Why I’m In” interview series highlights our community partners and what has inspired and motivated them to work toward the common goal of improving community health.  What drew you/your organization to partner with Tillamook County Wellness? Shelley: Tillamook County […]

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Leek and Mushroom Orzo

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 9 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 45 minutes   Ingredients:   2 cups leeks, chopped 1 Tablespoon oil 2 cups mushrooms, sliced 1 cup dry orzo (rice shaped pasta) 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 1⁄2 cups tomato, chopped 3 Tablespoons cream cheese […]

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Taking Charge of Our Health

In Tillamook County, more than one in every ten people live with type 2 diabetes. Similar to other local, state, national and even global trends, type 2 diabetes rates are increasing at an alarming rate. Based on national data, one in every three people is at risk for developing prediabetes and 90% of them do […]

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Zucchini Salad

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 10 minutes   Ingredients: 1 teaspoon oil 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano or basil 1⁄4 teaspoon each salt and pepper 5 cups zucchini rounds (about 4 small zucchini) 1⁄2 cup red or sweet onion (sliced […]

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Savory Sweet Potatoes

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 5   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 40 minutes   Ingredients:   3 1⁄2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (2 medium) 1 Tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons italian seasoning 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper   Directions:   Preheat oven to […]

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Quick Penne Pasta with Veggies Recipe

Here’s a recipe with a simple stir-together meal from EatRight.org. Ingredients: 8 oz uncooked penne pasta 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 16oz package frozen broccoli florets, thawed 1 16 oz can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, thinly sliced; slices halved ½ teaspoon salt ¼ […]

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Processed Foods: Friend or Foe?

Sometimes on the top of the list of what to avoid, “processed foods” seem to have a bad reputation. Fresh foods are often considered a “best choice” – but is that true? There is definitely more to the story! When it comes to food, the word “processed” is a broad term that refers to any […]

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Veggie Quiche Muffins

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org Number of servings: 12 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 55 min   Ingredients: 3⁄4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup green onion or onion, chopped (1 medium onion) 1 cup broccoli, chopped 1 cup tomatoes, diced 2 cups nonfat or 1% milk 4 eggs 1 […]

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