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21 03, 2022

Ten things to know about Nutrition

2022-03-21T16:06:18-04:00March 21st, 2022|Categories: Cooking, Diet, food, Health, heart health, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |

March is National Nutrition Month!  It’s a time for each of us to focus on our diet and its’ effects on our health and wellbeing.  And it’s also a good opportunity to reflect on how our health affects our loved ones as well.  If you’re not healthy, chances are that you aren’t living life to its’ fullest and it’s probably preventing you from taking advantage of enjoyable activities with friends and family.  So, take this month to regroup, look at your own eating and exercise habits and press the restart button on your health and happiness.  To get you started, FirstLantic Healthcare created this quiz so you can test your knowledge on basic nutrition.  Answers are at the bottom but no peaking! How many glasses [...]

30 11, 2021

Good to the Last Bite – Leftover Recipes

2021-11-30T14:55:40-05:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Celebrations, Cooking, Entertainment, Holidays|Tags: , , , , , , , |

So, you had a great holiday with lots of food, fun, friends, and family. Now, you just need to figure out what to do with all the leftovers!  As usual, you bought a little too much food, the refrigerator is full, and you have run out of ideas.  Don’t worry, FirstLantic has you covered.  Last week, we gave you some new takes on old classics. This week we help you get a little more mileage out of all those ingredients.  Try one or all of these three tasty recipes we found and gobble, gobble!  And don't forget your furry family members as they are always more than happy to help you get rid of leftovers (just make sure they are dog or cat safe foods)! [...]

25 10, 2021

Six Ways for Adults to Get in the Halloween Spirit

2021-10-25T15:00:41-04:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Celebrations, Cooking, Entertainment, Holidays, Pets|Tags: , , , |

Do you feel like you’re too mature to celebrate Halloween?  Have you given up on costumes since your kids moved out of the house?  Well, you’re never too old to have some fun.  And Halloween can be a great holiday to spend with friends and family with the right kind of adult activities (nothing too risqué, of course)!  FirstLantic has ideas that might make you forget your age and turn into a Halloween believer.  Remember, even the Grinch came around in the end! Horror Movie Marathon Invite some friends over that are scary movie fans, make some festive Halloween cocktails, pop some corn, light some candles, and prepare to cover your eyes if the movie gets too frightening.  You can even make a game out [...]

14 09, 2021

What is bad cholesterol and why does it matter?

2021-09-14T16:40:24-04:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Cooking, Diet, Fitness, Health|Tags: , , |

We have all heard that having a high cholesterol score is not good for our health.  But you may not know what good and bad Cholesterol is, why it matters and what to do about it if you are in an unhealthy range.  So, in support of National Cholesterol Education Month, FirstLantic wants to do our part to educate on the risks of high Cholesterol and provide some simple steps to get you back on the path to health.  High Cholesterol is a huge problem that affects 102 million Americans over the age of 20.  It can be caused by an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and exacerbated by smoking.   What is Cholesterol exactly?   Cholesterol is a waxy type of fat or lipid [...]

7 09, 2021

Get Cooking with These Heart Healthy Recipes

2021-09-07T11:39:47-04:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Cooking, food, Health|Tags: , , |

If you missed FirstLantic’s blog last week, we provided some reasons to eat healthier and do your heart a favor.  We also included two easy and nutritious meals to try that take 25 minutes or less to prepare. If you didn’t take it to “heart” last week (pardon the pun), we’re going to give it one more good old-fashioned college try by tempting you with two more delicious recipes.  But first, take this brief quiz and see how well you do.  Click on the hyperlink in each question to get the answer. Which country in the world has the highest life expectancy? A. Switzerland B. Japan C. United States D. Hong Kong, China What percentage of the population in the U.S. has diabetes? A. 2.5% [...]

23 11, 2020

Let’s Get Cookin’ – Five Simple Thanksgiving Recipes

2020-11-23T11:42:57-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cooking, Entertainment|Tags: , |

For most of us, this Thanksgiving is probably going to be very different than in years past.  Less travel, smaller gatherings, a slower pace, and maybe a little simpler.  And while it may be different, that doesn’t mean it still can’t be enjoyable.  After all, a slower pace is probably what most of us need anyway.  So, why not get back to basics with your Thanksgiving dinner as well?  FirstLantic has gathered five simple recipes from Delish.com and AllRecipes.com that are sure to hit the spot whether you’re cooking for yourself or for a few family and friends.   1.Never too Stuffed for Stuffing Ingredients: 2 baguettes, country, or sourdough bread (1 pound) 8 tbsp. butter, plus more for baking dish 1 large onion, diced (about [...]

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