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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Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

  Photo & Recipe Source: FoodHero.org Number of servings: 6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 5 minutes   Ingredients:   1⁄2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1⁄4 cup peanut butter 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)   Directions:   In a small bowl, mix together yogurt and peanut butter. Add cinnamon, if desired. Serve with slices of […]

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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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Changing Lifestyle to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes or know someone who is?  In Tillamook County, there is currently 11.3% of the population that have type 2 diabetes, and approximately 30% at risk for prediabetes.  The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association through their research “Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes,” found […]

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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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NW Rides Improves Access to Care

Have you ever needed to get across town or even out of town for a doctor’s appointment, but were unable to find a ride? What were your choices? This challenge often results in not getting needed care or having to wait longer than advisable to get care. Forgoing or postponing care should not be an […]

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