Holiday Yum: Cranberry Sweet Potato Bread

Cranberry Sweet Potato Bread

 

This quick bread is spicy, sweet and a great way to use up leftover roasted sweet potatoes. It’s also chock-full of cranberries – perfect for the holidays.

Light and creamy, it’s sweet enough to go well with savoury food – and perfectly spiced. The texture is a luxurious cross between mousse and souffle. And it’s simple to make.

Warm up some holiday tea, sit back and enjoy this light, delicious cranberry sweet potato bread.

Makes 16 servings.

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Dec. 21 Webinar: Prediabetes: Don’t Sugar Coat It!

cakeIn recent years, prediabetes has outpaced diabetes among U.S. adults. That’s why it‘s important to understand your risks and make a prevention plan.

 

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class to individuals that will identify how diabetes can affect your health. The monthly webinar is offered to all Health Net members, as well as to the general public. Feel free to share this information with your friends and co-workers! Continue reading

How NOT to Eat Your Way Through the Holidays

Thanksgiving not only unofficially marks the start of the holiday season, but also unofficially marks the start of the I’m-afraid-to-step-on-the-scale season. In fact, the average American consumes some 4,500 calories – along with 229 grams of fat – from eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Continue reading

Seven Helpful Steps for Preventing Diabetes

As part of National Diabetes Month, Health Net wants to pass along useful information on ways to avoid developing diabetes.

 

The only bright side to diabetes is that it usually doesn’t develop overnight. Warning signs – and opportunities to do something about them – often are lurking for years. Heading diabetes off at the pass may be a lot easier than you think. Minor lifestyle changes – really, they’re things you should be doing anyway – can dramatically lower your chances of ever having to deal with it. Continue reading

July 20 Webinar: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Reading Food LabelsIt may seem difficult to maintain a healthy diet when you are on a budget. However, mealtime doesn’t have to be costly, complicated, or unhealthy. Eating right can be affordable, convenient, and nutritious. There are many strategies to help you stay on course when you are shopping at the grocery store. You can make good nutrition a priority without taking up too much time and money if you have a strategy.

 

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar based class to individuals that will help individuals stay on track to eating healthy while on a budget. Continue reading

Stress Relief Tips to Take to Heart

Are racing thoughts keeping you awake Sunday evening? ‘How am I ever going to finish that report on time?’ What you may be feeling is job stress.

Researchers are finding that job stress can increase the risk of heart attack, especially if you’re feeling a lot of stress in your daily life in general. But take heart: you can reduce your stress and protect your heart with these tips. Continue reading