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Healthy Living at the Vista Center...

Healthy Living is the section of our website that contains useful links to Articles, In the News, and Recipes all geared towards living a Healthy Lifestyle!

If you have any suggestions that you would like to see here, please feel free to Contact Us. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve our website... Naturally!

Articles


In the News

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Enzymes For Immunity. Enzymes are not just for digestion!
as Featured on the Dr. Oz show on 1/25/2013


Recipes


At the Vista Center, we believe that folks should become passionate about their food - - but at the same time be smart, with an eye on health. Always look for fresh, organic and local ingredients where it makes sense to do so.

Here is a collection of recipes that we are trying to grow that we believe can help put you on a better path towards better health without having to compromise on taste or having to spend your life in the kitchen.

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Baking -

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Avocado Chocolate Bread
This brings in a whole new level of healthy decadence!

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Molasses Cookie Muffins
Baking your own goods is the only way you can get to know every ingredient that goes into the mix - - and hence into your body!

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Maple Walnut Muffins
Maple and Walnuts ... there is no better duo on the planet and Walnuts are a "super food"!

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Dark Raisin Bran Muffins
These bran muffins provide a perfect balance of fiber and sweetness!

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Banana Wheat Germ Muffins
Baked in freshness - - where you get to control how much and what kind of sweetners are used!

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Pumpkin Bread
So aromatic with just the right amount of sweetness. A Fall (and right through winter) classic!

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Granola
It's all about textures and layering ... the perfect amount of sweetness -- So healthy! Just add almond milk.

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Entrees -

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Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon
Really high in Omega 3 fatty acids. Just a perfect meal for when you want to impress someone you love!

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Saag Paneer
...is an Indian Vegetarian classic. Turmeric and these related spices are great for easing inflammation in the body!

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Grains -

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Quinoa Pilaf
Quinoa is one of the healthiest grain options available!

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Salads -

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Rainbow Veggie Slaw
Amazing and healthy mixture with a bright and vibrant and flavorful crunch to it!

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Soups -

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Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Bisque
Smooth and just the right amount of "heat" ... Voted best Winter Soup Ever!

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Thai Coconut, Peanut Butter Soup
Similar to above ... smooth with just the right amount of "heat" ... Another Great Winter Soup!

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Vibrant Chilled Pureed Gazpacho
Smooth and zesty ... best served really cold in the dead of summer!

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Vegetarian Split Pea Soup
Split pea soup is a classic - - and this version will not disappoint!

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Easy White Bean Soup
Soups are a wonderful way to warm the heart! This Italian classic will keep them coming back for more!

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Dahl Soup
Chocked full of the spices that you'd expect of Indian - - a real crowd pleaser!

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Roasted Carrot-Ginger Soup
A great source of carotenoids. An easy to follow recipe for folks who are on the go!

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Vista's Butternut Squash Soup
A Fabulous Late Fall to Early Spring Seasonal Recipe!

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Veggies -

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Oven Roasted Asparagus
Asparagus is one of the finest vegetables around! Simple and clean favors!

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Sautéd Brussells Sprouts
Really tasty twist on an often overlooked vegetable!

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Smoothies -

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"PBnJ" Smoothie
Don't let the PBnJ reference fool you. Packed with Blueberries and Strawberries, this is an awesome pickup first thing in the morning... especially when fresh local berries are in season!


As you create a dish for the first time, you should probably follow the recipe to a T. After the initial learning process, you can always try variations that cut certain ingredients like salt, sugar and oils down to a bear minimum - - to find that perfect balance of what works best for your health and lifestyle without having to compromise on flavor.

Bon Appétit!