Crowd-Pleasing Chili

This warm and hearty chili can feed a crowd and warms you through and through. Hearty Vegetarian Chili Source: Blue Zones Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 large white onions, diced 3 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes 3 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 (42-ounce) container dairy...

Flu Symptoms: Prevention, Early Signs, Hand Hygiene are Key

Submitted by William Chasanov, DO, MBA

With nearly 3,000 cases of influenza in Delaware as of January 31, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health, residents are pouring into walk-in clinics and primary care offices. Sussex County already has more than 300 cases of flu than this time last year. In Delaware, four deaths have...

Ornish Green Smoothie Recipe

It's actually easy being green, especially when you are a yummy green smoothie! Looking for a fast, vitally energizing breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up? This refreshing smoothie combines nutrient-rich spinach with sweet fresh pineapple and cooling cucumber and mint. Pureeing rather than juicing...

Ornish Apple Spice Muffins

Full of warm spices and sweet apple, these wholesome muffins make a healthy start to the day. They can also serve as a delightful afternoon snack or dessert. Source: Ornish Ingredients: 2 TABLESPOONS ground flaxseeds (flaxseed meal) 1/4 CUP water 1 1/2 CUPS whole wheat flour can substitute with...

Ornish Smoky Bean and Corn Tacos

Black beans, pinto beans, and corn come together in this taco filling with a sauce of tomatoes, poblano peppers, and smoky chipotle peppers simmered with oregano and cumin. This dish offers lots of fiber, plant-based protein, and heart-healthy vitamins. Source: Ornish Ingredients: ONE 28-OZ CAN...

Ornish Cocoa Truffles

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Finally, a moist, fudgy, delicious truffle that’s good for you, too. Sweet, nutrient-dense medjool dates take the place of sugar here, while dark cocoa is rich in flavonoids (antioxidant compounds that help ward off inflammation and lower blood pressure) as well as in...

Ornish Red Lentil Stew

Red lentils make a fast and easy chili, perfect for warming up. This simple one-pot meal is excellent for a crowd or for a no-fuss dinner with family and friends. (It’s even better the next day.) Butternut squash is easy to find, but you can also use kabocha squash, which has a rich, chestnutty...

Sweet & Spicy Jicama Slaw

Looking for a healthier dish to serve at your next party or potluck? This jicama slaw is a blend of sweet citrus, refreshing jicama, and a kick from radishes and Thai chile peppers. It's the perfect side for your next event (and it is heart healthy and Ornish approved)! It's great on its own or as...

Health Bomb: Hummus & Veggie Wrap

Hummus is a great way to add additional fiber as well as health benefits of chickpeas. Hummus can be made with white beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), or even black beans. In addition, it can also be made with or without oil. In the following recipe, you can use your favorite style of hummus and...

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Submitted by Kim Westcott, MS, RD, LDN

New year, new me? It’s a popular pledge during January as people will crowd into fitness centers to start the year fresh and healthy. While exercise is a critical part to improving your health and shedding a few pounds, a balanced and nutritious diet is also an important factor. There’s a new diet...


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