Building a Better Recipe for Life

Healthy Eating Demo

Healthy eating can still be delicious, and Chef Hardette proved it. Chef Hardette Harris helped us kick off the first Saturday clinic of 2019 with her Waldorf Turkey Salad. Think chicken salad with turkey instead. You will quickly notice that her recipe does not call for mayonnaise which is a traditional staple in most chicken salad recipes. Instead she mixed together a yummy honey mustard dressing. This recipe is so delicious some patients headed straight to the grocery store after their appointment...

Be the Light Fitness, LLC

We work to promote more than just good health at MLK Health. We want to promote overall wellness for our patients and community. That’s why we partner with local organizations and business to expand access to holistic care. Today, we would like to introduce you to the founder of Be the Light Fitness, LLC:  Lori Panu.  Lori founded Be the Light Fitness, LLC in 2016. As a personal trainer she helps her clients live their best life based on...

Simple Gazpacho

Louisiana summers are hot. So hot many of us don’t even want to turn the stove or oven on. Chef Melissa Brannan of Now You’re Cooking understands this struggle. That’s why she taught us how to make a simple gapacho (could tomato-based soup) recipe that took about two minutes to whip up. Check out her recipe below. 2 pounds ripe red tomatoes, quartered and cored 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, roughly cut into chunks 1 small red onion, peeled and roughly cut into...

Stay Hydrated This Summer

  Did you know that as you age, your body loses some of its abilities to properly regulate fluid levels and your sense of thirst may begin to diminish. This puts you at a higher risk for becoming dehydrated. The LSU AgCenter joined us today to teach our patients and staff on ways we can stay hydrated this summer. Here’s what they recommend! At least 1.5 liters of fluid daily is advised for aging adults, but needs may vary depending on you medical...

What’s for breakfast?

We’ve all heard it before…breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet many of us struggle to start the day off right. To help us get started, we invited the LSU AgCenter team over to the clinic to teach us a new, healthy breakfast recipe. Who knew banana splits could be healthy! Breakfast Banana Split:  1 banana 1/4 cup of blackberries 1/4 cup of strawberries 1/4 granola 1/2 cup Greek yogurt Instructions:  Cut banana length-wise, down the middle. Spoon Greek yogurt between the two slices of banana....

Now You’re Cooking

With Thanksgiving just a day away, we wanted to share with you this fun, healthy roasted butternut squash recipe from Melissa Stewart of Now You’re Cooking to add to your holiday spread. Roasted Butternut Squash with Browned Butter-Honey Melissa Stewart is a CIA (Culinary Institute of America) trained chef who partners with us on clinic days to offer free cooking demos that teach our patients and staff healthy new recipes we can incorporate into our weekly menus. Today, we...

#GivingTuesday

We don’t believe we live alone. As a community, we’re all connected and our health matters. Our goal is to raise $3,000 on #GivingTuesday to ramp up our Building a Better Recipe for Life program. We understand how struggling with your health can make it difficult to provide for your family and be an active part of the community. We also understand that small changes to our diets can significantly improve our health. Your donation on #GivingTuesday will help: keep our community garden blooming...