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Mango Strawberry Salsa with Sriracha Mahi-Mahi

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INGREDIENTS FOR MANGO STRAWBERRY SALSA 1 cup mango, diced 1 cup strawberries, diced ½ cup red onion, diced ½ cup yellow pepper, diced ¼ cup of cilantro 1 lime, juiced (¼ cup) ¼ tsp of pepper INGREDIENTS FOR SRIRACHA MAHI MAHI 4, 3oz  pieces Mahi Mahi 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp sriracha Directions for Salsa: In a bowl combine the prepared mango, strawberries, red onion, yellow pepper, and cilantro. Drizzle with the juice of 1 lime and add ¼ tsp of pepper. Let the salsa mixture rest while you prepare and cook the fish. DIRECTIONS FOR FISH: Preheat the…

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New Diabetes Education Classes

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The FPCA has become a Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education program through AADE-Accreditation.   FPCA was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization (NAO), certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This will provide individuals with diabetes increased access to high quality diabetes education services. What is Diabetes Education? Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. The program is…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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Did you know that April is Alcohol Awareness Month?   Drinking alcohol in excess can contribute to: Risk of injury Violence Drowning Liver disease Some types of cancer.   During Alcohol Awareness Month the FPCA Wellness Center encourages you to educate yourself and loved ones about the risks of drinking in excess. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug dependence is one place to find more information about alcohol abuse.   Here are some quick tips to help you focus on reducing alcohol consumption: Limit drinking to no more than 1 drink per day for women and no more than…

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3-Ingredient Pineapple Ice Cream

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3-Ingredient Pineapple Ice Cream  Serving Size: ½ cup Servings: 6   Ingredients: ½ cup of 2% Milk 1 Banana, frozen and sliced 3 cups pineapple, frozen and cubed   Directions: Add milk, banana and pineapple chunks to a food processor. Blend the ingredients together until the mixture is a creamy soft-serve consistency and there are no longer pieces of fruit visible. Put the mixture in an airtight freezer safe container and freeze until solid. Enjoy with fresh fruit and toasted coconut.   Nutrition Facts: (½ cup serving) Calories: 70 Total Fat: 1 g Total Carbohydrates:16 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g…

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Apple Nachos

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Ingredients: 1 small medium apple 1 Tbsp Nut Butter (Try peanut, almond, sunflower, etc)   Topping Ideas: 1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs 1 Tbsp dried fruit (Try cranberries, raisins or cherries) 1 Tsp coconut, shredded 1 Tsp seeds (Try hemp, pumpkin, sesame, etc) 1 Tsp spice (Try cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, apple pie spice mix, etc.)   Instructions: Use mandolin or knife to slice apple into thin slices. Arrange slices on plate. Microwave nut butter in microwave for about 30 seconds or until nut butter reaches a thinner consistency. Drizzle nut butter over apple slices and then top…

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Diabetes Alert Day

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The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day is observed each year on the fourth Tuesday in March. Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” to inform the public about the seriousness of diabetes and help individuals assess their diabetes risk.                       This year we celebrate Diabetes Alert Day on March 27, 2018. What is Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose or blood sugar levels are too high. Over time, having too much glucose or sugar in your bloodstream can lead to other…

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March is National Nutrition Month!

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March is National Nutrition Month!  National Nutrition Month was started as an education campaign to help consumers recognize the importance of making healthy food choices. The theme for 2018 is “Go Further with Food”. The theme encourages healthy eating habits but also encourages all of us to determine ways that we can reduce food waste. Did you know that about 90 pounds of edible food goes uneaten each year? It is estimated that this costs consumers about $370.00 each year. Simple strategies to reduce food waste: Plan and Save: Focus on meal planning. Look in your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry…

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February is Heart Health Month

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Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? The good news is that there are simple lifestyle and diet changes you can make to help keep your heart healthy.   Eat Well for Your Heart The Mediterranean eating pattern is one that has been well-research and can be beneficial to heart health. How can you transition to a Mediterranean eating pattern? Here are a few simple tips about foods that you can include and limit to improve the health of your heart: Add to your eating plan:…

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