AIA Green - Family Health Care News

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Caramelized Onion White Bean Dip

Caramelized Onion White Bean DipThis warm, melty dip — packed with sweet caramelized onions — makes a great alternative to traditional spinach-artichoke dip. Serve with whole wheat pita triangles or crostini for a satisfying starter at everything from holiday parties or backyard barbecues. Ingredients 1 medium onion, diced 4 teaspoons olive oil (divided in h...

Huntington‘s disease: how brain training games could help

Huntington‘s disease: how brain training games could helpLia Koltyrina/ShutterstockIn the search for new treatments, science often focuses on medication first. But drugs aren’t the only way to fight illness, particularly when looking at brain diseases. My research looks into how playing specially designed computer games might help people who are living with Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s is a b...

Vegan White Bean-Rosemary Crostini

Vegan White Bean-Rosemary CrostiniServe this easy-to-prepare vegan appetizer at your next get-together: a flavorful white bean spread slathered on toasted crostini, seasoned with a hint of fresh rosemary. You don‘t have to be vegan to enjoy this delicious starter. Ingredients 20 quarter-inch slices baguette 1 tablespoon olive oil 1½ teaspoons garlic, minced...

Quinoa-Cheese Casserole

Quinoa-Cheese CasseroleA healthier take on traditional macaroni and cheese, our gooey quinoa-cheese casserole will quickly become a family favorite. Quinoa, which replaces the noodles in this recipe, is a superfood: It has almost twice the fiber of other refined grains, and it‘s a good source of protein. Ingredients 1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced ¾ cup q...

How to reduce the risk of cognitive decline with age

How to reduce the risk of cognitive decline with ageJne Valokuvaus/ShutterstockResearch into how we can keep our brains healthy as we age has gained momentum in recent years. There is now an increased focus on the changes that we can makes to our health and lifestyle, which may prevent dementia. Here are some things that research has shown reduce a person’s risk of cognitive decline with age. Sex ...

Health Check: does brain training make you smarter?

Health Check: does brain training make you smarter?


No one disputes that extensive training on a specific task will improve performance on that task. Paul BoxleyNo one who has kept their head out of the sand over the past several years needs to be told “brain training” is a hot topic. And it’s big business too, with advocates using claims such as “personal training designed by scientists” ...

Avocado Toast

Avocado ToastAvocado toast is the perfect heart-healthy breakfast or snack, and ours — garnished with fresh cucumber, radish and watercress — may have you swearing off jam and hazelnut spread forever.   Ingredients Tomato salsa: 1 tablespoon mint, fresh, stemmed, finely chopped 1/4 lemon, zested and juiced 1 tomato, finely dice...

Baked Apple Crisps

Baked Apple CrispsBaked apple crisps are the perfect fall snack — easy to make and endlessly craveable. You can even use them to spice up cereal or yogurt. Ingredients 3 large sweet, crisp apples (Honeycrisp, Fuji, Gala, Pink Lady) 1 tsp ground cinnamon Instructions Preheat your oven to 200° F. Place racks in the upper and lower th...

Mexican-Spiced Fruit & Veggies

Mexican-Spiced Fruit & VeggiesKick your favorite summer fruits and veggies up a notch with the bold, zingy flavors of Mexican chiles, lime and salt.  Ingredients 1 large jicama, peeled, cut into sticks 1 large cucumber, peeled, cut into rounds 16 ounces watermelon, cut into triangles 1 lime, halved crosswise 1/8 teaspoon of Tajin Cl...

Roasted Chicken With Cranberry Sauce

Roasted Chicken With Cranberry SauceYour entire family will enjoy our tender, juicy roasted chicken, which gets its delicious flavor from thyme, sage and fresh cranberries. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1½ teaspoons dried thyme Coarse salt and ground pepper to taste 4 bone-in chicken breasts (7 ounces each, uncooked) 1 medium on...

Cowboy Caviar and Quinoa

Cowboy Caviar and QuinoaThis Southwestern-inspired side dish is a tasty alternative to potato salad or pasta. It goes well with everything from fish to ribs to veggie burgers — and it‘s a good source of protein. In fact, quinoa is the only grain that is a "complete protein," meaning it contains all nine of the essential amino acids our bodies need. Ingredients ...

Strawberry-Banana Crêpe

Strawberry-Banana CrêpeBring a touch of France to your next brunch or dinner party. Bursting with fresh strawberries and banana, and drizzled with a sweet balsamic reduction sauce, these elegant crêpes will impress and delight your guests. But with 168 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving, they only taste decadent! Ingredients Sauce 18 ounces balsamic...

No-Knead Multigrain Bread

No-Knead Multigrain BreadHome bread baking is hot, as Americans shelter in place and avoid regular supermarket runs. It’s really not that hard, and you don’t need one of those fancy bread-making machines to produce a warm, flavorful loaf the whole family will enjoy. If you‘d like to make fresh bread at home, but you‘re intimidated by the process, try this simple, no-...

Mango Mousse

Mango MousseThis light, refreshing confection — bursting with mango flavor — is a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth.   Ingredients 2 large mangoes, stones and skins removed and chopped (about 1lb) OR frozen mangoes 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice ¼ cup sugar 1 egg white, whisked until stiff peaks form* 3 ...

Crustless Sweet Potato Quiche

Crustless Sweet Potato QuicheNutrient-rich sweet potatoes form the crust for our spinach and mozzarella quiche, making it a great gluten-free option for breakfast, brunch or lunch.  Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 2 medium sweet potatoes (8 oz.), peeled, ⅛ inch thick slices 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 cup sliced onion 8 cups fresh baby ...

At last, a gold-standard study on brain training

At last, a gold-standard study on brain trainingUse it or lose it www.shutterstock.comThe headlines The Telegraph: Alzheimer’s disease: Online brain training “improves daily lives of over-60s” Daily Mail: The quiz that makes over-60s better cooks: Computer brain games ‘stave off mental decline’ Yorkshire Post: Brain training study is “truly significant” The story A new trial shows ...

Cucumber-Kale Smoothie

Cucumber-Kale SmoothieThis refreshing smoothie is a delicious way to get a serving of vitamin-packed dark, leafy greens. And it‘s as easy to prepare as it is healthful. Serve it at your next brunch or luncheon; the cucumber, ginger, lime juice and green apple make it especially refreshing on a hot summer day. Ingredients 1 cup kale, stemmed ½ cup fres...

Vegan Peanut Butter-Banana Ice Cream

Vegan Peanut Butter-Banana Ice CreamI scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. And this simple vegan version — featuring Elvis Presley‘s favorite food combination: peanut butter and bananas — will have you screaming for more. Ingredients 6 bananas 2 tablespoons peanut butter ½ cup soy milk Instructions Peel bananas and cut into ½ in...

Loaded Caprese Salad

Loaded Caprese SaladFresh, healthy and easy to make, a loaded Caprese salad is the perfect summer dish. Bring it as a side to your next socially distanced gathering, or enjoy it for lunch or dinner on its own. Ingredients 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup cucumber, chopped 1 cup sweet peppers, chopped ¼ cup green onion, chopped 3...

Brain training – why it‘s no walk in the park

Brain training – why it‘s no walk in the parkWe don‘t need fancy gadgets to improve our brain power. ScandinavianStock/Shutterstock.comYou’ve probably heard of “brain training exercises” – puzzles, tasks and drills which claim to keep you mentally agile. Maybe, especially if you’re an older person, you’ve even bought the book, or the app, in the hope of staving off mental decline....
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