Butternut squash is one of the best sources of four carotenoids: alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Butternut-Apple Crisp Bars 9 3cupsbutternut squash, peeled and sliced 3cupstart apples, sliced 1/2cupall-purpose flour 1/2cupwhole wheat flour 1cupbrown sugar or honey 1/3cupchopped nuts 6Tbspunsalted butter, softened 2tspfresh lemon juice 1/2tspsalt 1/8tspground cloves Preheat oven to 350˚F and grease a […]

In the long run, we know that eating a healthy diet will not only improve our wellbeing, but likely reduce medical costs, lost income due to illness and other costs associated with chronic conditions. In fact, research from the Harvard School of Public Health found that the increased price of consuming a healthier diet (about […]

On September 15 the Steps to Wellness celebrated its fifth anniversary at the UVM Medical Center. The rehabilitation program offered to cancer survivors through the UVM Cancer Center has evaluated more than 700 patients since its launch in 2011.  Research data collected during this time demonstrates participants experience many benefits, including increased physical fitness and decreased stress, […]

Apples are a fantastic healthy snack, full of soluble fiber and immune-boosting vitamin C (providing 14% of the Daily Value). Cook up this delicious fall treat for a healthier sweet! Apple Crisp 8 8tart apples 1/3cuphoney or maple syrup 1tsplemon juice 1tspcinnamon 1/2tspvanilla extract 1/4tspnutmeg 1/2cupall-purpose flour 1/2cupwhole wheat flour 1/2cupbrown sugar 1stick unsalted butter, softened 1tspcinnamon […]

Fall into some healthy habits this autumn! Vermont is the ideal place for it, whether you want to get moving, cook up some new healthy recipes (apples are back in season!), spend more quality time with family and friends, or even start in on financial savings for the holidays (yes, they will be here before […]

While the thought of family dinners can be comforting and nostalgic, sometimes the thought of putting one on the table every night can feel overwhelming and stressful. Understanding the benefits of gathering around the table for a meal, while breaking it down into smaller steps, can help you make this new family tradition manageable and […]

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Applesauce 3 cups 8medium-sized Vermont apples 1/2cupwater 1Tbspfresh lemon juice or orange juice 1/2tspcinnamon maple syrup or brown sugar, to taste Core and dice apples. Place in […]

Join us online on September 23, 2016, 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., for a “Live Q&A” with Michelle Segar, PhD, fitness motivation expert and author of “No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness.” Michelle will help you find time for physical activity on even the busiest day! Submit […]