Prevent Aches and Pains While You’re Plugged In

26 Nov

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Prevent Aches and Pains While You’re Plugged In 🖥🖱⌨📱💻

The next time you’re using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, pay close attention to what you do. Too much typing, tapping and swiping can lead to damaged joints, muscles or tendons. And, bending your head downward to see the screen is a common source of neck and shoulder discomfort.
A few simple changes can reduce the ailments that come with a constantly lifestyle.

Straighten Your Slump
To reduce stiff or sore tech neck when sitting down, follow these tips:

1. Situate your computer or tablet on a table or desk where you don’t have to look down
2. Position the screen so you need to bend your head only slightly forward
3. Relax your shoulders and pull your elbows close to your body
4. Make sure your forearms, wrists and hands are parallel to the floor

Relieve the Pain of Repetitive Movement
Try these suggestions to avoid “smartphone thumb” – pain when bending your thumb or wrist and a dull ache at the base of your thumb.

  • Hold your device in one hand and type with the other index finger
  • Use the word-prediction feature in apps and web browsers
  • Use voice-to-text apps
  • Make a call instead

Double Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

24 Nov

Our Double Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters will satisfy your sweet tooth!

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Double Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

Servings:
1 Fruit
1 Nutritional Supplement Bar
Freedom and FastTrack Approved

Ingredients:
1 Double Chocolate Nutritional Supplement Bar
2-3 oz Water
1 serving Pomegranate Arils

Preparation:
Use 2-3 ounces of water to melt the Double Chocolate Bar in a small glass dish. Microwave for one minute, stir the bar and water until the texture becomes creamy. Add a little more water if needed. Mix the melted chocolate bar with your serving of Pomegranate Arils. Drop spoon fulls of the mixture, until gone, onto a tray with wax paper and let the chocolate covered pomegranate clusters chill in the refrigerator for a half hour. Then enjoy this sweet dessert!

Cauliflower Stuffing

21 Nov

Think you can only eat stuffing at Thanksgiving?  Try this twist on traditional stuffingCauliflower Stuffing makes a tasty side dish any time!

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Cauliflower Stuffing

Servings:
3 Vegetables
1 Nutrient
Suitable for Fast Track patients

Ingredients:
¼ medium onion, chopped
¼ cup carrots, peeled and chopped
¼ cup celery, chopped or thinly sliced
1 ½ cup cauliflower, chopped
¼ cup baby bella mushrooms, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
¼ cup freshly chopped parsley
2 Tbsp. freshly chopped rosemary
1 Tbsp. freshly chopped sage (or 1 tsp. ground sage)
1 packet MWLC Chicken Bouillon
Unflavored cooking spray

Preparation:
Spray unflavored cooking spray in a large skillet. Add onion, carrot, and celery and sauté until soft, 7 to 8 minutes. Add cauliflower, mushrooms and season with pepper. Cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes more.

Add parsley, rosemary, and sage and stir until combined. Make the MWLC Chicken bouillon per directions on the package and pour the broth over the vegetable mixture and cook until tender and liquid is absorbed, 10 minutes.

Mild Pomegranate Salsa

20 Nov

Need another Pomegranate recipe in your life?  How about a Winter Salsa?  Why not?  Enjoy salsa all year round with our Mild Pomegranate Salsa recipe!

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Mild Pomegranate Salsa 

Servings:
2.5 Vegetables
1 Fruit
Suitable for Fast Track patients

Ingredients:
½ small Pomegranate, save Arils only
½ medium Cucumber, diced
¼ medium Green Pepper, diced
1/3 cup Cilantro, finely diced
¼ medium Red Onion, diced
½ Lime, freshly squeezed
¼ Jalapeño, minced

Preparation:
Take all ingredients once prepared and mix them together. Refrigerate or enjoy at room temperature. You can use this delicious salsa to spread over top of chicken, pork, beef, or use as a dressing for over top of a fresh salad.

Zoodles Primavera

19 Nov

Another delicious recipe in honor of Vegan Month!  Our Zoodles Primavera is dairy free and plant-based goodness!

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Zoodles Primavera

Servings:
3 Vegetables
Suitable for Fast Track patients

Ingredients:

Freedom Meal Plans:
1 cup Zucchini
1 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp. minced Garlic
1/4 medium Onion, diced
1/2 cup raw Broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup raw Spinach
1/2 cup raw Mushrooms
1 tsp. Black Pepper
1 tsp. dried Basil
1 tsp. dried Oregano

Fast Track Meal Plans:
Replace Extra Virgin Olive Oil with 2 Tbs. of Apple Cider Vinegar.

Preparation:
Use spiralizer for the zucchini. In a bowl, combine oregano, basil, black pepper, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil. Mix these seasonings together well. In another bowl combine all of your chopped and diced vegetables, including the spiralized zucchini. Drizzle the oil (or apple cider vinegar) and seasonings mixture over the top of your vegetables, stir them until they are all combined, than serve.