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Sep 25, 2020

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

Nothing beats the mix of dark chocolate and peanut butter…except maybe adding a hint of coconut. You get it all in this delicious snack. Feel free to get the kiddos involved in the action for this easy hands-on recipe. This snack has it all with a great balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrate to keep you moving. They may be small, but don’t let the size fool you, these little morsels are packed with flavor and much needed energy to get you to your next meal or help you recover after a workout. Pop these in the fridge for an easy snack you and your family can enjoy for the entire week!

Sep 05, 2020

Sandwich on a Stick Recipe

In this recipe demonstration, we’ll be showing three variations, including PB&J, veggie, and turkey. We’ll also be talking nutrition and including tips and tricks on how to build a healthier sandwich. The best part is that these are adaptable and you can use whatever ingredients you prefer or have on hand. These are perfect for school lunches, snack time, or even as a fun party favor!

Aug 21, 2020

Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

This recipe for Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers makes a complete meal, and can serve as a template for a variety of other options. Each skewer is a good source of protein as well as fruits and veggies. The protein used in this recipe is chicken, but the recipe would also be delicious if lean beef or tofu was used. And the options for adding veggies is endless – mushrooms! Zucchini! Snow peas! Pairing protein with fruits and veggies gives long-lasting satisfaction and makes a nutritious summer meal.

Aug 14, 2020

Spaghetti Squash Salad Recipe

This spaghetti squash salad is super flavorful and incredibly easy to throw together for a quick side dish recipe, perfect for BBQ’s, pot-lucks, you name it! It includes minimal ingredients and no cooking skills are required. This salad is full of veggies, with the main ingredient, you guessed it, being spaghetti squash.

Jul 27, 2020

Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Pineapple salsa is a fun, colorful way to add variety to a chips-and-salsa snack or to a fish-taco meal. This salsa is a great source of Vitamin C, fiber and beneficial phytochemicals and antioxidants because of the variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.

Jul 10, 2020

Overnight Oats Recipe

Our next Be Well Utah 2020 virtual cooking demo features three delicious variations on overnight oatmeal: banana nut, apple cinnamon, and chocolate peanut butter. Try them out with your family and see which one is your favorite!

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The Scope

Detecting Hearing Loss in Newborns

Sep 28, 2020

Hearing loss is the second most common birth defect in newborns—1 in 500 is born without the ability to hear. All 50 states in the United States mandates Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, which detects hearing loss in all newborns born in hospitals. Dr. John Carey talks about when and how the screening occurs.

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Treating Erectile Dysfunction without Surgery

Sep 16, 2020

Erectile dysfunction can cause stress, self-confidence, and relationship problems. It's no wonder men are embarrassed to talk about it and often seek solutions on their own. Urologist Dr. John Smith says a majority of the patients he sees are for ED, so there is no need to be ashamed. Dr. Smith talks about how he diagnoses the possible causes, the first-line treatment options he recommends and assures men a doctor can find the best solution regardless of the cause.

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How to Get Your Child Off the Pacifier

Aug 27, 2020

For many parents, the pacifier was a godsend in helping soothe their infant—especially for those fussy late nights. But prolonged use of the binky may lead to dental problems and orthodontic work, and in some cases, even hinder speech development. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains when and why your child should stop using a pacifier and shares her strategies for getting your child off the binky for good.

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The Importance of Exercise for Aging Women

Aug 27, 2020

For women over 50, it’s “move it or lose it,” says women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones. Weak bones from osteoporosis or creaky joints from arthritis are more likely to develop with age. The best way to prevent these conditions is exercise. Dr. Jones highlights the importance of exercise in aging women and offer some easy ways to keep yourself moving.

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