Friday, July 13, 2018

Healthy Summer Snacks for Your Kids

It's summer 2018 and you are busier than ever as a parent. Central Ozarks Medical Center understands that. It can be difficult to set aside the time to prepare healthy snacks for your kids. Keep reading for 3 healthy summer snack recipes for your kids. If you are in need of a Pediatrician at the Lake of the Ozarks you can count on, call Central Ozarks Medical Center.


Healthy Summer Snacks for Your Kids


Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Source: https://www.superhealthykids.com/peanut-butter-banana-smoothie/

 Serves: 4
 Prep Time: 5 m

Ingredients
4 medium – banana
1/4 cup – peanut butter, all-natural
2 cup – milk
1/4 cup – chocolate protein powder
1 cup – ice
1 tablespoon – honey

Directions
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately.
For an extra creamy smoothie, freeze the bananas before using.

Nutrition Facts

NUTRITION PER SERVING% DAILY VALUE

Calories: 335 17%
Fat: 14 g 22%
Carb: 42 g 14%
Fiber: 4 g 16%
Protein: 14 g 28%
Sugar: 27 g




Oven-Baked Garlic-Herb Potato Chips

Source: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/259423/oven-baked-garlic-herb-potato-chips/

¼ cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 sprigs fresh thyme, bruised
2 sprigs fresh oregano, bruised
1 medium russet potato
1 small sweet potato
¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt or table salt

In a small saucepan, heat oil, garlic, thyme, and oregano over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. If garlic starts to bubble, turn heat to low. Remove from heat. Let stand at room temperature until cool. Remove garlic and herb sprigs from the oil. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the oil. (Store the remaining oil in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week and use in place of olive oil in recipes.) Preheat oven to 425°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; brush paper with some of the 2 tablespoons herb-infused oil. Scrub potatoes. Use a mandoline to slice potatoes ⅛ inch thick. Arrange russet potato slices in a single layer on one of the prepared baking sheets; arrange sweet potato slices in a single layer on the other prepared sheet. Brush tops of potato slices with the remainder of the 2 tablespoons herb-infused oil. Bake potatoes, one sheet at a time, for 24 to 26 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown, turning potato slices once halfway through baking. Check potatoes often during the last 2 to 3 minutes of baking since they will brown at different rates. Transfer any potato slices that are nicely browned to a clean piece of parchment paper on the counter. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Serve immediately.


Nutrition information
Serving size: 12 chips
Per serving: 80 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 4,022 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 11 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 84 mg sodium; 181 mg potassium
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (80% daily value)
Carbohydrate Servings: ½
Exchanges: ½ starch, 1 fat



Granola & Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles

Source: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/263350/granola-yogurt-breakfast-popsicles/

1¼ cups low-fat plain yogurt
1½ cups chopped fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and/or blackberries)
4 teaspoons pure maple syrup, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons granola, large chunks crumbled

Stir yogurt, berries, 2 teaspoons maple syrup and vanilla together in a medium bowl. Divide among six 3-ounce popsicle molds. Stir granola and the remaining 2 teaspoons maple syrup together in a small bowl. Top each popsicle with 1 tablespoon of the granola mixture. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.

To make ahead: Store popsicles in the freezer for up to 1 week.
Equipment: Six 3-ounce popsicle molds

Nutrition information
Serving size: 1 popsicle
Per serving: 100 calories; 2 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 0 folate; 3 mg cholesterol; 11 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 50 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 76 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 36 mg sodium; 102 mg potassium
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: ½ fruit, ½ reduced-fat dairy, ½ starch

Pediatrics at the Lake of the Ozarks


From their first heartbeat, you want to give your children the best of everything…including the best medical care.  Child-focused healthcare and parent education is the practice of providers at Central Ozarks Medical Center from birth to 18 years of age. Our comprehensive services include well-child exams, diagnostic tests, follow-up of chronic problems, sports screenings, as well as evaluation and management of growth and health maintenance. To learn more, visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.


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Friday, July 6, 2018

Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing to Start a Diet

It's swimsuit season and you are extremely motivated to lose weight, but how will you go about it? There are healthy ways to diet and then there are also unhealthy ways to diet. Central Ozarks Medical Center is here to give you a few questions to ask yourself when choosing to start a diet. If you are looking for a new health clinic at the Lake of the Ozarks for your health-related needs, call Central Ozarks Medical Center.


Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing to Start a Diet


What has been known to ruin your diets in the past?

Learn from your past mistakes. For example, if you know you have little to no willpower when it comes to doughnuts, but your child loves doughnuts - try suggesting something with fewer calories that could also satisfy a sweet tooth, like a yogurt parfait.

How will you be able to fit this diet into your current daily routine, is it realistic?

Let's say you work more than 60 hours a week, but the diet you want to do requires a lot of cooking and meal planning. Will you really be able to keep up with that with your busy work schedule? If your answer is no, don't give up on losing weight, just find a new path.

Is this going to be a temporary diet or a lifelong change?

Will you be able to keep this sort of healthy eating up forever? When you choose a diet, choose something that fits into your life. You could lose weight in the beginning, but if you choose a diet that doesn't fit into your life and you only stick to it temporarily - there's a chance that you could gain all of that weight you lost back and more.



Do the foods you plan to eat on this diet sound good to you?

If they sound gross, then the odds are you won't stick to this diet. Save yourself the money and find a diet that doesn't make you want to gag.

Are you prepared for the possible negative feedback you will get from others?

If this isn't your first diet, there's a chance your peers may react negatively and say things like, "Are you really trying to diet again? You know you aren't going to stick to it." Stay positive, you may not be able to control what other people say around you, but you can control how it makes you feel. Stay strong and believe in yourself.

Be Healthy with Central Ozarks Medical Center


We aim to lead the way to healthier communities and we believe that having a low income should not mean low or no quality of health care for you and your family. Beyond having excellent, Board Certified Providers, several recent studies have found that patients who regularly use community health centers, like Central Ozarks Medical Center, have lower total annual healthcare costs when compared to patients who use other primary care providers, such as HMOs, hospital outpatient units or private physicians. If you are interested in trying a new health clinic, give one of the Central Ozarks Medical Center clinics a call. Our phone numbers are listed below.


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