Egg White Chicken Tenders

Egg White Chicken Tenders

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 NestFresh Eggs separated into whites or 3/4 of a cup NestFresh Liquid Egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  3. Slice chicken breasts into 1 inch strips.
  4. Prepare 3 bowls. In first bowl, add whole wheat flour, paprika, garlic and onion powder, pepper and salt. Mix to combine.
  5. In second bowl add slightly beaten egg whites.
  6. In third bowl add whole wheat bread crumbs.
  7. To prepare chicken, coat chicken in whole wheat flour mixture. Then, dredge chicken into eggs followed by the final coating of whole wheat bread crumbs.
  8. Place coated chicken breast on lined baking sheet and continue with the rest of the strips.
  9. Bake chicken for 25 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
  10. Serve with dipping sauces.

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Quick Apple Sausage Quesadillas

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Quick Apple Sausage Quesadillas

Chef: Meal Makeover Moms

As family nutrition experts, we’re often asked to give cooking demonstrations and lectures to groups of moms. From preschool playgroups to parent teacher organizations, we welcome the opportunity to meet fellow moms (and dads) and to dish about our favorite topic: preparing healthy, nutrient-packed meals for kids. The recipe we find ourselves making most often is this one for apple sausage quesadillas. Our electric burner, nonstick skillet, and glass bowls are always ready for action. This recipe comes together quickly, and it demonstrates how easy it is to get nutritious meals on the table that everyone can — and will — eat.

Yield: 5 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch dice (about 1½ cups)
  • 2 fully cooked apple chicken sausages, casings removed and meat coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 7 minutes.  Stir in the sausage, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the cooked bell pepper and sausage, cheese, corn kernels, and barbecue sauce. Spread the mixture evenly over half of each tortilla. Fold over, press down gently, and set aside.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in the skillet over medium-high heat (you may want to wipe out the skillet first). Add 2 of the quesadillas and cook, pressing down occasionally with a spatula, until the bottoms are crisp and golden, about 3 minutes. Flip them, and cook until the other sides are golden, about 2 minutes.
  4. Repeat with the remaining oil and quesadillas. Cut into halves or quarters and serve.

Nutrition Information per Serving:  320 calories, 15g fat (3.5g saturated, 0.5g omega-3), 710mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 17g protein, 35% vitamin A, 100% vitamin C, 20% calcium

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Why Movember?

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In Movember, the mustache is a banner – the hairy ribbon that unites Mo Bros around the world for 30 days.

Your Mo is bound to attract attention, and for good reason. It’s a bold statement and a big opportunity. When someone asks, “so what’s with the hairy face?” that’s your chance to make a difference.

Even if you’re not growing a Mo (if you’re a Mo Sista or taking the MOVE challenge) your goal remains the same: to start a conversation.

So what will you say? Start with the basics…. read more

 

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Happier, Healthier – Holiday Challenge

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November 18, 2015 – January 8, 2016

Every holiday season a person will gain on average one to two pounds that they will never lose.

Over time those pounds add up!  Lets make this holiday season a healthier and happier one, together.

Sign-up for Weigh and Win and join the challenge!!!  

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November’s Healthy Hero, Paul Schuler

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Paul Schuler is the Lead for the HVAC department in Operation and Maintenance. Paul has been with the district for 2 1/2 yrs.

Paul, your commitment to fitness is inspiring.  What does your personal fitness routine look like?

I started riding and racing bicycles about 25 years ago. After the first winter it hurt so bad riding back into racing shape I decided to never go another winter again without riding. So, I started commuting to work as a way to ride every day. Been doing it ever since. It’s 22 miles from home to office. When the weather is good and I have a little daylight in the morning I ride both ways. When it’s dark in the morning I ride to the Flex Transit Bus stop in Loveland for the morning commute, riding back in the afternoon.  My fitness routine is living in Loveland and commuting to Longmont. I still work physically hard, constantly lifting, turning, climbing, carrying so my core and upper body muscles stay strong without lifting weights or doing core workouts. I ride mountain bikes on the weekends, which is also a full body workout. My wife and I also love to hike and xcountry ski so we stay active year round. We’ve hiked eleven 14years in the last two years and have a goal of hiking the other forty-seven in the next five years.

What are some things you do to prioritize healthy living?

  1. Take Juice Plus—I get the nutritive value of 26 fruits and vegetables in my diet every day
  2. Juice at least 5 times a week
  3. Drink local, high mineral content spring water—example: Eldorado Springs
  4. Eat vegetables raw, as much as possible
  5. Eliminate eating processed foods as much as possible and watch your sugar intake
  6. Drink Kombucha—great for digestion and immune system
  7. Read food labels. Do not use anything with additives, preservatives, dyes, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavorings
  8. Exercise at least 5 days a week
  9. Get a good night’s sleep
  10. Get off the couch and get outside. “LIVE” in Colorado. We are fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful states, with terrific weather and all kinds of things to do.

What are your favorite healthy foods?

An organic, grass fed, lean 6 oz. tenderloin; wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon; with fresh cut, raw broccoli; cherry tomatoes; avocado and an excellent Colorado craft beer. Many people would say, “that’s not healthy” but it is. Our bodies know what to do with good, non-processed whole foods.

 What would you like to see in our schools to promote healthy living for SVVS employees?

Purchase Juice Plus for every employee of the district!

Paul while that is a great idea, what other things can the District do to promote healthy living?

Seriously, great health is a lifetime commitment. For me to think any different is hard. But for others it takes some kind of external motivation pushing for change. Information is great but reward is even better.

Paul, what would be your Personal Healthy Tip?

Make healthy living be your lifestyle, every day for the rest of your life. We all save for retirement. Why not invest in good health? When retirement comes you’ll have the health to enjoy it.

 

Thank you Paul for being our Healthy Hero!!!!!!

 

 

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Eat. Drink. Grow.

Show off that facial hair and celebrate!  SVVS men, you are invited to an evening of celebrating “Men’s Health”!!

Ladies and Gentlemen! Join us Wednesday November 18th for an evening of celebrating the glorious mustache! We will be celebrating #Movember with amazing Großen Bart Brews, Knock-on-Wood’s buzzworthy grub, men’s health specialists from Longmont United Hospital to answer all your hairy questions, and spectacular contests and games with incredible prizes!!

You have worked so hard all November to grow that mustache, now it’s time to show it off!

See you there! Read more and Click here to RSVP             

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Happy Movember!!

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Grow A Moustache for 30 Days.
Do it for Men’s Health!

 

 
Movember is a movement for men’s health. For 30 days in the month formerly known as November, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas rally to support the cause, get people talking about health and raise some funds. There are two ways to participate: grow your mustache for 30 days, or take the MOVE challenge and get active each day for 30 days. Some Mo Bros do both! Together we’re tackling some of the biggest health issues faced by men – prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

Here is how to get involved: read more……

 

 

 

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The ABCs of Vitamins

Vitamins are an important part of a healthy diet. They help the body function and regulate our metabolism. Below is a list of the major vitamins, what they do, and how you can get them.   Read More…..

 

VITAMINS

 

 

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Get signed up and get winning!!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

SVVS!!!  Wear PINK October 27th, 2015 to show your support.

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