Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Be Well Washington

How fit and healthy are we Washington? It seems like everywhere you turn these days people are talking about healthy eating, exercise, and balance in your life. It can be overwhelming can't it? I know that I have trouble sometimes deciphering what information is credible and what's just a fad that will be outdated next week. Well have I got good news for you and your family. This week in the Puget Sound area the folks over at Be Well Washington are putting on a Family Health Week! It's an entire week dedicated to FREE family activities, screenings, and educational opportunities aiming to give you and your family the ingredients you need for living a healthy and happy lifestyle! Check out the website at http://www.bewellwashington.net/ for a list of all the activities and locations around the city this week. The entire thing culminates this Saturday, August 7th at Qwest Field from 10am-2pm with a health fair - and FYI - there will be some former Seahawks and the Sea Gals in attendance!

Here's some of the awesome info we got this morning:

1. Dr.Catherine Potts, Chief of Primary Care: Women's Health
- get regular sleep (really hard to do but super important)
- get your blood pressure checked regularly
- eat healthy
2. Chef Tselani Richmond: Healthy Cooking

'Chef Tse' teaching me how to make healthy but yummy chicken

Crispy Chicken Strips (Makes 12 strips)
-2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
-2 large eggs
-1/2 medium clove garlic, peeled and grated
-1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
-1 cup whole-wheat or regular Panko (Japanese) breadcrumbs
-4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
-fresh lemon juice
-salt & pepper

Remove any extra fat from chicken breasts and cut into 6 strips each. Sprinkle strips with salt, pepper, and paprika on all sides. Pour flour into a shallow dish and season with salt & pepper. Whisk together eggs and garlic; pour into second shallow dish. Pour breadcrumbs into third shallow dish and season if necessary.

Preheat oven to 350. Take one strip and dredge in flour, shaking off excess. Dip strip in egg wash and then dredge in breadcrumbs. Place on plate and repeat with remaining strips.

Heat oil in an oven-safe, nonstick pan over medium heat. When oil is hot, add strips and saute until breadcrumbs are crispy and brown, about 2 mins. Do not crowd pan. Flip strips and saute on second side, 1 minute. Place pan in oven and bake until strips are cooked through, about 5-7 mins. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice and serve hot.

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3. Sea Gals: the importance of stretching and cardio

With the beauties from the Sea Gals!

4. Dr. Kim Schrier, Pediatrician: Your kids' health

-get regular check-ups and Sports Physicals before your kids play sports

-keep up-to-date on vaccines (check out the HPV vaccine for girls)

-KEEP KIDS ACTIVE! Limit "screen" time to 1 hour per day - them send them outside to play

Dr. Kim Schrier and I


Thanks for stopping by the blog and Make it a great day!

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