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Recipe: Beet and Orange Salad with Grilled Steak and Walnuts

We’re celebrating National Nutrition Month at St. Vincent’s by helping you find delicious ways to work some of our favorite superfoods into your diet.

Our own Chef Lance will be preparing this Recipe for diners in Our Daily Bread, St. Vincent’s new restaurant on Level C of the Medical Center on Thursday, March 10th. Stop by and sample our superfood recipe of the month and then make it for the whole family with this step-by-step recipe courtesy of Compass-USA.

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The Sweetest Superfood: Dark Chocolate

 
 
 
 
The Sweetest  Superfood of All  By: St. Vincent's Guest Blogger Frankie Maderia, RD  


Just in time for Valentine’s Day:
The superfood for February is dark chocolate!
 


 
When you hear the word chocolate, some different things may come to mind like, treat, dessert, or ‘not on my diet,’ but there are so many amazing benefits to dark chocolate. Dark chocolate containing 60% or more cocoa solids contain antioxidant (it may state 60% cocoa on the chocolate label). Your body releases free radicals simply from cell breakdown, something that occurs all over your body, all day and night. Free radicals are known to “bother or tweak” your healthy cells.  

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Recipe: Heart Healthy One-Pan Pasta

 

Preparing a favorite meal doesn't get much easier than this!

This super-easy one-pan pasta recipe is heart-healthy with canned tomatoes,  an excellent source of the antioxidant lycopene, shown to help lower the risk of heart disease.  

Heart Healthy
One Pan Pasta

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Recipe: Mulled Christmas Cider

Mulled Christmas Cider

How about a nice warm cup of immunity?

All of the ingredients in this delicious, festive mulled cider contain immune boosting properties. The cider itself is a great source of potassium and iron, with no added sugars, while the potpourri of spices add amazing flavor, aroma and added health benefits.


Simmering this cider will fill your home with the scents of the season, while sipping it will warm you up and help ease holiday stress and tension.

This recipe can easily be adapted with the spices you have on hand.

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Recipe: Spicy Pumpkin Chili

 

Pumpkins aren't just super-festive
- they're a bonafide superfood!

It's a great time of year to work some pumpkin into your diet. Pumpkin is packed with nutrients including beta-carotene, fiber, protein and vitamin K. In other words, pumpkin is good for you - head to heart to toe - even from the can. Here's a delicious twist on chili that is sure to warm your family up on a chilly autumn day or night. 


Spicy Pumpkin Chili

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Savory Watermelon Feta Salad

 

We love this savory summer salad recipe. It's easy to prepare and is a great compliment to grilled foods and seafood. While watermelon is mostly water, it's got some nutritional value as well, including vitamins A, B6 and C, lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids.


Watermelon Feta and Basil Salad

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Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breast

 


Most experts agree – a Mediterranean diet is among the best for us. This recipe is relatively easy and super delicious, featuring some of our favorite healthy Mediterranean elements.

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breast

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Rosemary Fish Kebabs

 

These savory fish kebabs are heart-healthy and good brain food too. Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3s, essential for brain function. 




Rosemary Fish Kebabs

Number of Servings: 4, 2 kebabs each 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
 

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Very Nice Ice with a Botanical Twist

 



Staying hydrated never looked so good. These beautiful botanical 
ice cubes add color and flavor to water or any favorite beverage.

Preparation:

Any ice cube trays will do, but silicone works best. For larger flowers, sprigs or fruit, simply fill your trays with water, position

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Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup

Love avocados?

Skip the guacamole and try this delicious chilled summer soup recipe instead. Avocados are high in healthy monounsaturated fats and a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.


Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup

Number of Servings: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2+ hours 

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