GO UP
St Pete Healthy News

Cooking

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader   With the new year right around the corner everyone is trying to set themselves up for success. The best way to set yourself up nutritionally is to eat probiotics daily. Probiotics help your body maintain healthy gut microorganisms. Greek yogurt is full of probiotics that help prevent obesity. It’s a great source of calcium and can keep you satisfied for longer. Dark Chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants. It may improve blood flow and

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader For many that don’t know, December is in the middle of pomegranate season. Even though they stain my hands and clothes, I can’t get enough of that sweet and sour fruit. Pomegranates can help prevent or treat various disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, oxidative stress, hyperglycemia, and inflammatory activities. It is demonstrated that certain components of the pomegranate, such as polyphenols, have potential antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticarcinogenic effects. Greek yogurt contains

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader   Now that Fall is upon us it is time to dive into all the flavors the season has for us. This recipe has some very nutritious elements that you and your family should try for dessert or snack. Pumpkin is a rich source of heart-healthy nutrients like fiber, potassium, and antioxidants. Several studies have connected eating dried dates with improved brain function. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber. Fiber takes longer to digest

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader   This Summer Grilled Corn Salad is one of those salads that just has so many layers of flavor. Not only is it full of flavor but each element of the dish is good for you as well. Grilled corn is a summertime staple, this salad brings together the best parts of the summer. Corn has just over three grams of protein per ear. Compared to most vegetables, corn is higher in protein. That's because corn

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader   Did you know that June 17th is National Eat Your Veggies day? This month’s Fresh Rec Stop recipe is centered around just that idea. Because the last thing you want to do during the dog days of summer is crank up the oven - here is a much cooler recipe for you to try instead.  Fresh strawberries, cucumbers, and avocados are everywhere during the summer months. Strawberries are good for your whole body. They naturally deliver

  This quick and easy on the go morning cereal will help infuse some calm into your hectic morning routine. This energizing Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cereal is a recipe from the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics. Try it at home and share your creations using #HealthyStPete on Instagram. Be sure to join the Healthy St. Pete Facebook Group.   Did you know that you can find fresh, affordable produce near you? Healthy St. Pete‘s Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to produce at affordable

This quick and easy recipe from the American Heart Association is sure to be a huge hit! Sweet Potato Nachos are a perfect, heart healthy recipe for an afterschool snack or game day appetizer. Try it at home and use #HealthyStPete to share your creations! Follow us on Instagram @StPeteParksRec and join the Healthy St. Pete Facebook Group. Did you know that you can find fresh, affordable produce near you? Healthy St. Pete's Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to

This is a fun and simple recipe that kids love to help prepare. Kids of all ages will love to enjoy some warm, fresh baked cookies and learning to follow a recipe! Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips.  Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about the Fresh Rec Stop program and our recipes?  Click here to see when Chef Melissa is scheduled

This is a fun and simple recipe that kids love to help prepare.  Younger children can help sprinkle the cinnamon and older children can practice knife skills by cutting the apples. Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips.  Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about the Fresh Rec Stop program and our recipes?  Click here to see when Chef Melissa is scheduled for

This quick recipe can be adapted to include your family's favorite veggies and types of cheese.  Mix it up and bring the kids shopping for ingredients so they can choose something new to try. Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips.  Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about the Fresh Rec Stop program and our recipes?  Click here to see when Chef Melissa