Author: Madeline

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Air Fryer Squash

2-3 summer squash sliced thinly1.5 Tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon of garlic powder1 teaspoon of dried basil1 teaspoon oreganosalt and pepper to tasteOptional - parmesan Preheat the air fryer to it's highest setting (possibly 450F)Slice the squash into thin roundsIn a bowl with the squash, add the olive oil and seasonings and coat evenlyPour the squash into the air fryer basket making sure that they are evenly dispersed and not touching if possible. Cook for about 15 minutes or until they're golden brownStop the cooking about 8 minutes to redistribute the squash in the basket.Serve right away with parmesan if desired! ...


Mood-Boosting Smoothie Recipe

You know those days when you can't seem to shake that tired feeling? The old adage "you are what you eat" is certainly true! Try this colorful smoothie recipe for a boost of energy! Ingredients: 1 Cup of Spinach1/2 Cup of Frozen Pineapple1 Banana1/2 Avocado3 Celery Ribs, chopped2 Cups of Coconut Water1 TBSP of Turmeric Powder1 Cup of Ice Blend until smooth, adding more liquid as needed! ...


Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs

We love smoothies because it's a simple way to add in lots of leafy greens or whatever produce you have sitting in your fridge! Check out these ideas for make-ahead smoothie packs. Prepare these bags in advance and toss them in the freezer. When you are ready for your smoothie, simply add it to your blender with a liquid of your choice (nut milk, coconut water, juice etc.). It's fun to explore and add more or less ingredients depending on what you enjoy! Play around with it and get creative! Try these unique flavor combinations: Pina Colada 1/2 Can of Coconut Milk1/2 Cup of Shredded Coconut1 Banana1 Cup of Pineapple1 Carrot Sweet Greens 1 Cup of Spinach1 Banana1-2 Celery Pieces1/2 Green Apple1/2 Avocado2 Tbsp of Almond Butter Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup 1-2...


Healthier Flourless Chocolate Cake

Check out this delicious flourless chocolate cake (gluten-free)! It's a perfect addition to Valentine's dinner! Ingredients 4 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate, roughly chopped¼ cup light-tasting olive oil¾ cup pure maple syrup1 tsp espresso powder (optional)2 tsp pure vanilla extract½ tsp kosher salt½ tsp baking powder¼ cup unsweetened applesauce4 eggs, lightly beaten⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted* (plus more for dusting)Fresh berries such as blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries, for garnish (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.Place a double boiler over simmering water. Add the baking chocolate and olive oil and heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is completely melted. Note: If you do not have a double boiler pan, a large mixing bowl works well...


Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter1 large onion choppedSalt10 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 jalapeño, minced3 (4-ounce) cans chopped green chiles2 teaspoons cumin3 teaspoons onion powder1 teaspoon dried oregano½ teaspoon ground cayenne2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs3 cups chicken stock2 cans great Cannelini beans2 cups frozen corn1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 lime, juiced Directions: In a large Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened and translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and jalapeño and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the chopped green chiles, cumin, onion powder, oregano and cayenne and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.Transfer the mixture into a 5- to 8-quart slow cooker. Generously season the chicken thighs with salt and add them to the pot. Stir in 3 cups...


Basic COVID Guidelines

Please wait to test until you have had symptoms for at least 24 hours.COVID-19 symptoms include cough, congestion, sore throat, runny nose, fever, shortness of breath, headache and loss of smell or taste.SPC will still require COVID-10 screening for other sinus or sore throat related symptoms.You may be asked to screen initially and based on the result, given instructions to quarantine or be further evaluated by a provider.Please note your symptoms evaluated onsite may result in a copay fee or be applied toward your deductible.SPC cannot guarantee screening appointments for all patients based on volume of requests and availability and may refer some to area Urgent Cares and pharmacies ...


Easy Weeknight Dinner: Sheet Pan Chicken with Roasted Veggies

This is one of my favorite recipes to use for a busy week! Maybe the kids have an extra weeknight game or you just don't feel like cleaning lots of pots and pans - this dinner is an easy and quick family favorite. Ingredients: 1 medium sweet potato1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces 1 head of broccoli or cauliflower cut into florets1 red bell pepper slices1 zucchini chopped1 yellow squash choppedZest and juice of 1 medium lemon2 teaspoons Italian seasoning1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon onion powder1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese SaltPepperOlive Oil Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degreesDrizzle sweet potatoes with olive oil and allow to cook in the oven for approximately 15 minutesDrizzle veggies and chicken with oil and spices and...


Roasted Figs with Chevre, Honey, and Walnuts

Check out this delectable and easy recipe that makes a perfect appetizer and takes advantage of fresh and in-season produce! Ingredients: 12 Fresh Figs1 container of ChevreHoneyWalnuts Directions: Preheat oven to 250Slice figs in half and place on a lined cookie sheetSpread chevre on each figTop each peice with a walnutDrizzle w/ HoneyCook until the cheese is melted and slightly browned. ...


Safety Requirements for Office Visits

Sensenbrenner Primary Care prioritizes the wellness and safety of our employees and patients to ensure business continuity and a healthy place to work and visit. We want you to prioritize your health and allow us to care for your medical needs while keeping everyone safe.  Please be aware of our Policies and Procedures: If you are vaccinated, please provide your record with staff for us to maintain on file.If you need a mask upon arrival, we will be happy to provide you with one.We will still ask pre-screening questions of all patients.You may be asked to wait in your car as we practice social distancing.You may be limited on additional guests accompanying you to your appointment.Inquire if you qualify for a Telemedicine visit. Limitations might involve being a...


Delectable Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are perfect for a summer night out on the porch! They are filling and hearty, but still healthy! Serve with a mixed greens salad and roasted sweet potatoes for a complete meal. 1 clove garlic, minced1/2 onion, chopped1/2 pound ground beef3 bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise with inside removed2 tablespoon olive oil1 15-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes (drained / you only need to use half)1 cup cooked rice1/2 tablespoon oregano or blended Italian spices2 cups baby spinach1/2 cup shredded cheese ...