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Atkins Fall Health Tips

With the change of the season, it's important to stay healthy

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Fall Health Tips
Pat Baird, a re gistered dietician, has all the health tips to keep you on the straight and narrow as you head into the holiday season.
Her top three tips:
1. Get a flu shot
  • Anyone over the age of 6 months is recommended to get a flu shot. 
2. Avoid added sugar
  • Add fresh fruit to plain yogurt instead of eating fruit-flavored yogurt.
  • Try guacamole with sliced zucchini or hard boiled eggs instead of chips.
  • Put a Bumble Bee Chicken Salad in your bag for a healthy snack on the go.
  • To satisfy your sweet tooth, grab some Atkins Protein Wafer Crisps!
3. Get adequate sleep
  • Sleep deprivation can make you more vulnerable to illnesses – especially the flu. 
  • Make sure kids are getting the proper amount of sleep, too, so their immune system stays strong.
Thai Peanut Buddha Bowl Recipe
T he Atkins website and cookbook feature many recipes that are filling, delicious and healthy! Pat he lped Fiona make t his delicious Thai Peanut Buddha Bowl as a healthy fall option.
Ingredients:
  • 12 ounces raw chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • tablespoons coconut milk (canned)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2/3 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 each California avocado
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 carrot (7-1/2") carrots
  • 2 large (1 inch to 1 1/4 inches diameter) radishes
  • 8 sprigs cilantro
Recipe :

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  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a small skillet with cooking spray.  Add the chicken and cook 3 to 4 minutes, turning once or twice to brown the chicken. Slide into the oven and bake 6 to 8 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center when sliced with a knife. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes, then shred.
     
  • Place the peanut butter, coconut milk, fish sauce, hot chili sauce and 3 tablespoons of hot water in a large bowl. Whisk well until smooth. Divide the spinach and avocado between four bowls. Top with the chicken, zucchini, carrots, radishes and the cilantro.  Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.
  • For more delicious recipes, visit the Atkins website to learn how you can have a fulfilling, low-carb diet!