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HealthyLiving...forLife! Nutrition Services' Healthy Living…for life raises awareness about nutrition education and physical activity, and encourages organizations to work collaboratively and mobilize with community.
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The Nutrition Services program is a program of the Community Health Services Division in the Alameda County Public Health Department.

The Nutrition Services program is a program of the Community Health Services Division in the Alameda County Public Health Department.

Mission: We promote and support healthy eating and physical activity through committed partnership with communities to reduce chronic disease and improve long-term health.

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Looking for a quick, easy and filling snack? Well, look no further. INGREDIENTS:1 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats1/2 Cup Peanut B...
10/15/2020

Looking for a quick, easy and filling snack? Well, look no further.

INGREDIENTS:
1 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter/ any nut butter substitute
1/2 Cup Ground Flax Seeds
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/3 Cup Honey
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Chia Seeds

DIRECTIONS:
Combine oats, peanut butter, ground flax seed, chocolate chips, honey, chia seeds, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Cover and chill dough in the refrigerator 30 minutes.
Remove dough from refrigerator; roll into balls, about 1 inch in diameter.

Serves: 20

Per Serving:
Total calories: 113.7 Total fat: 6.5 g Saturated fat: 4 g Carbohydrates: 12.6 g Protein: 3.1 g Fiber: 4 g Sodium: 31.8 mg

Full recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/245429/no-bake-energy-balls/

#snackofchampions #eatfresh #nocooksnack
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¿Buscas un refrigerio rápido, fácil y que llene? Bueno, no busques más.

INGREDIENTES:
1 taza de avena entera
1/2 taza de maní de cacahuate o cualquier sustituto de mantequilla de nuez
1/2 taza de linaza molida
1/2 taza de chocolate
1/3 taza de miel
1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla
1 cucharadita de semillas de chía

DIRECCION:
Combine la avena, la mantequilla de maní, la semilla de linaza molida, chocolate, la miel, las semillas de chía y el extracto de vainilla juntos en un tazón. Cubra y enfríe la masa en el refrigerador por 30 minutos
Retire la masa del refrigerador; rodar en bolas, de aproximadamente 1 pulgada de diámetro.
Sirve: 20

Por porcion:
Calorias: 113.7 Grasa Total: 6.5 g Grasa Saturada: 4 g Carbohidratos: 12.6 g Proteina: 3.1 g Fibra: 4 g Sodio: 31.8 mg

Full recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/245429/no-bake-energy-balls/

#snackofchampions #eatfresh #nocooksnack
#bocadillosdecampiones #comesano #bocadillossincocinar

The best refreshing snack! Easy and nutritious! Strawberry yogurt popMix 1 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt with 6 chopped ...
10/14/2020

The best refreshing snack! Easy and nutritious!

Strawberry yogurt pop

Mix 1 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt with 6 chopped strawberries. Use an ice tray or paper cups as a mold, and pour in yogurt mixture. Cover tray or cups with plastic wrap or tin foil, and add craft sticks. Freeze about 4 hours or until firm.
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¡El mejor aperitivo refrescante! ¡Fácil y nutritivo!

Paletas de yogur de fresa
Mezcla 1 taza de yogur de fresa con bajo contenido de grasa con 6 fresas picadas. Use una bandeja de hielo o tazas de papel como molde, y vierta la mezcla de yogur. Cubra la bandeja o tazas con una envoltura de plástico o papel de aluminio, y agregue palitos artesanales. Congele alrededor de 4 horas o hasta que esté firme.

Power snacks pack a lot of punch in small bites. Did you know that popcorn is a whole grain? It's also easy to make on t...
10/13/2020

Power snacks pack a lot of punch in small bites.

Did you know that popcorn is a whole grain? It's also easy to make on the stove! Sprinkle your favorite seasoning on top for a nutritious snack. High-fiber whole grains, like popcorn, can help decrease our risk of health problems like heart disease and diabetes, and reduce inflammation. And, well-prepared popcorn can help you feel more satisfied longer than other non-power-snacks like potato chips.

Some tips:
Try using an air-popper to make your own popcorn snack. They are fun and easy to use, and let you control how much toppings you add.
Avoid microwave or movie theater popcorn that is smothered in butter, sugar, and/or salt.

Here’s a quick recipe for homemade, nutritious popcorn: https://eatfresh.org/recipe/snacks/popcorn-toppings

Sources:
https://www.heart.org/en/news/2019/06/18/popcorn-as-a-snack-healthy-hit-or-dietary-horror-show
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25646321
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24478050

#powersnacks
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Los bocadillos poderosos tienen mucha pequeñas bocados.
¿Sabías que las palomitas de maíz son de grano entero? ¡También es fácil de hacer en la estufa! Espolvorea tu condimento favorito en la parte superior para un aperitivo nutritivo. Los granos integrales de fibra alta, como las palomitas de maíz, pueden ayudar a disminuir nuestro riesgo de problemas de salud como enfermedades cardíacas y diabetes, y reducir la inflamación. Además, las palomitas de maíz bien preparadas pueden ayudarte a sentirte más satisfecho durante más tiempo que otros bocadillos que no son de potencia, como las papas fritas.

Algunos consejos:
Intente usar un air-popper para hacer su propio refrigerio de palomitas de maíz. Son divertidos y fáciles de usar, y te permiten controlar la cantidad de ingredientes que agregas.
Evite las palomitas de maíz en el cine o microondas que están sofocadas con mantequilla, azúcar y/o sal.

Aquí hay recetas rápida para palomitas de maíz caseras y nutritivas: https://eatfresh.org/recipe/snacks/popcorn-toppings

Fuentes:
https://www.heart.org/en/news/2019/06/18/popcorn-as-a-snack-healthy-hit-or-dietary-horror-show
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25646321
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24478050

#bocodillospoderosos

Make Every Day Healthy Snack Day! Help provide your family with healthy snacks for good nutrition. Look forward to some ...
10/12/2020

Make Every Day Healthy Snack Day! Help provide your family with healthy snacks for good nutrition. Look forward to some simple, healthy, and affordable snacks for your family this week!

Looking for a new snack idea? Try a yogurt parfait—Snack of champions!

TIP: Combine all ingredients except the granola the night before, for a quick breakfast on the go.

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit (preferably at least two different kinds)
1/2 cup unsweetened yogurt
1/2 tablespoon 100% fruit spread or honey
1/4 low sugar granola or low sugar dry cereal

DIRECTIONS:
Wash and cut fruit into small pieces.
In a bowl, mix the yogurt and fruit spread together.
Layer each of the four parfaits as follows: ¼ cup fruit, ¼ cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons granola (repeat).

Serves: 1
Total calories: 272 Total fat: 7 g Saturated fat: 4 g Carbohydrates: 44 g Protein: 9 g Fiber: 4 g Sodium: 137 mg

Full recipe: https://eatfresh.org/recipe/snacks/yogurt-parfaits

#snackofchampions #eatfresh #nocooksnack
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Buscando un nuevo bocadillo? Trate el Parfaits de yogur—Bocadillos de campeones!

Consejo: Para un desayuno rápido, combine todos los ingredientes, menos la granola, la noche anterior.

INGREDIENTES:
1/2 taza de fruta fresca o congelada ( preferiblemente al menos dos tipos diferentes)
1/2 taza de yogur sin azúcar
1/2 cucharada de mermelada 100% de fruta o miel
1/4 taza de granola o cereal seco bajo en azúcar

DIRECCIONES:
Lave y corte la fruta en pedazos pequeños.
En un recipiente, mezcle el yogur y la mermelada.
En cada de los 4 parfaits coloque capas así: ¼ de taza de fruta, ¼ de taza de yogur, 2 cucharadas de granola (repita).

Tamaño de porcion: 1
Calorias: 272 Grasa total: 7 g Grasa Saturada: 4 g Carbohidratos: 44 g Proteina: 9 g Fibra: 4 g Sodio: 137 mg

Receta: https://eatfresh.org/recipe/snacks/yogurt-parfaits

#snackofchampions #eatfresh #nocooksnack
#bocadillodecampiones #comosano #bocadillossincocinar

Power snacks pack a lot of punch in small bites. Nuts and seeds are super nutritious, have healthy fats that are good fo...
10/09/2020

Power snacks pack a lot of punch in small bites.

Nuts and seeds are super nutritious, have healthy fats that are good for our skin and brain, and help us feel satisfied longer. Certain nuts, such as almonds, peanuts, walnuts, and hazelnuts, are full of antioxidants that can even help raise our “good” (HDL) cholesterol and low our “bad” (LDL) cholesterol. Some, such as Brazil nuts, walnuts, almonds, and pistachios, can help lower inflammation.

Some tips:
Eat them alone, fresh or roasted.
Combine with dried fruit and other non-perishables (such as pretzels or dark chocolate pieces) to make your own trail mix.
Chop and add to salads for some crunch and healthy fat.
Sprinkle seeds, such as sesame seeds, over stir-frys or steamed vegetables.
Add nuts to muffins or quick breads.

Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21106921
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26269239
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26383493
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25396407

#powersnacks
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Las nueces y las semillas son súper nutritivas, tienen grasas saludables que son buenas para nuestra piel y cerebro, y nos ayudan a sentirnos satisfechos por más tiempo. Ciertos frutos secos, como las almendras, los cacahuetes, las nueces y las avellanas, están llenos de antioxidantes que incluso pueden ayudar a aumentar nuestro colesterol "bueno" (HDL) y bajar nuestro colesterol "malo" (LDL). Algunos, como las nueces de Brasil, las nueces, las almendras y los pistachos, pueden ayudar a reducir la inflamación.

Some tips:
Comerlos solos, frescos o asados.
Combinar con frutas secas y pretzels o piezas de chocolate negro para hacer su propia mezcla de senderos.
Picar y añadir a las ensaladas para un poco de crujido y grasa saludable.
Espolvorea semillas, como semillas de sésamo, sobre salteados o vegetales al vapor.
Añadir nueces a magdalenas o panes rápidos

Fuerte:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21106921
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26269239
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26383493
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25396407

#powersnacks
#Bocadillospoderosos

Power snacks pack a lot of punch in small bites. Edamame makes it easy to get protein, vitamins, and minerals with just ...
10/08/2020

Power snacks pack a lot of punch in small bites.

Edamame makes it easy to get protein, vitamins, and minerals with just a cup full. Where does it come from? Edamame refers to immature soybeans like those shown in this picture. They come either in their seed pod (which is not eaten) or already shelled. Soybeans are high in protein, which means they will keep you feeling satisfied longer. Edamame is a good source of vitamin K and folate.

Some tips:
Steam seeds in pods or boil the shelled pods in salted water, and enjoy! Or...
Add shelled pods to soups, stir-frys, noodle dishes, or stews. They hold up well in a crock pot and can be a nice substitute for carrots or green beans, if needed.
Use as a key ingredient for a fresh green salad, or combined with other beans and corn for a delicious side dish.
Purée with a little water, sesame oil, lime juice, salt, and your favorite seasoning for a yummy veggie or chip dip.

Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17192192
https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/9873/2

#powersnacks

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Los bocadillos energéticos tienen mucho impacto en bocados pequeños.

Edamame hace que sea fácil obtener proteínas, vitaminas y minerales con solo una taza llena. ¿De dónde viene? Edamame se refiere a la soja inmadura como las que se muestran en esta imagen. Vienen en su vaina de semillas (que no se come). La soja es alta en proteínas, lo que significa que te mantendrán satisfecho por más tiempo. Edamame es una buena fuente de vitamina K y folato.

Algunos Consejos:
¡Al vapor de semillas en vainas o hierva las vainas con cáscara en agua salada, y disfruta! O...
Agregue vainas con cáscara a sopas, salteados, platos de fideos o guisos. Se sostienen bien en una olla de crock y pueden ser un buen sustituto de las zanahorias o judías verdes, si es necesario.
Use como ingrediente clave para una ensalada verde fresca, o combinado con otros frijoles y maíz para un platillo delicioso.
Purée con un poco de agua, aceite de sésamo, jugo de lima, sal y su condimento favorito para una deliciosa verdura o salsa de chip.

Fuentes:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17192192
https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/9873/2

#bocadillospoderosos

Our favorite before-bed snack? Whole wheat toast with peanut butter. Toast triggers the sleepy hormone serotonin and PB ...
10/08/2020

Our favorite before-bed snack?
Whole wheat toast with peanut butter.

Toast triggers the sleepy hormone serotonin and PB keeps your blood sugar levels stable while you sleep.

#midnightsnacks
#snackhealthy

Need some quick energy? Try our recipe for “Banana Sushi”—the perfect power snack!INGREDIENTS:1 8-inch soft whole wheat ...
10/06/2020

Need some quick energy? Try our recipe for “Banana Sushi”—the perfect power snack!

INGREDIENTS:
1 8-inch soft whole wheat tortilla
2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
1 banana peeled
1 tablespoon raisins or chopped nuts (optional)
Cinnamon to taste

DIRECTIONS:
1. Spread a layer of peanut butter across the tortilla. Leave a gap at the edge about as wide as your fingertip.

2. Sprinkle with raisins or nuts, if using.

3. Shake cinnamon on top of the peanut butter.

4. Place the peeled banana in the middle of the tortilla.

5. Roll the tortilla tightly.

6. Cut in half to share with a friend.


Serving size: ½
Total calories: 191 Total fat: 10 g Saturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 23 g Protein: 6 g Fiber: 4 g Sodium: 142 mg

Full recipe: https://eatfresh.org/recipe/snacks-breakfast-desserts/banana-sushi

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Necesita un poco de energía? some quick energy? Trate nuestra receta de “Banana Sushi”— El Bocadillo perfecto!

INGREDIENTES:
1 tortilla suave de trigo integral de 8 pulgadas
2 cucharada de mantequilla de cacahuate natural
1 platano pelado
1 cucharada de pasas o nueces picadas (opcional)
Canela al gusto

DIRECCIONES:
1. Unte una capa de crema de cacahuate sobre la tortilla. Deje libre un borde alrededor de más o menos el ancho de la yema de su dedo. 

2. Espolvoree con pasas o nueces, si las usa.

3. Espolvoree canela por encima de la mantequilla de cacahuate.

4. Ponga el plátano pelado en medio de la tortilla.

5. Enrolle la tortilla apretada mente.

6. Córtala en 8 pedazos y comparte con un amigo.


Tamaño de la porción: ½
Calorias: 191 Grasa total: 10 g Grasa Saturada: 2 g Carbohidratos: 23 g Proteina: 6 g Fibra: 4 g Sodio: 142 mg

Receta: https://eatfresh.org/recipe/snacks-breakfast-desserts/banana-sushi

#powersnacks #eatfresh #nocooksnack
#bocadillospoderosos #comersano #bocadillossincocina

Make Every Day Healthy Snack Day! Help provide your family with healthy snacks for good nutrition. Look forward to some ...
10/05/2020

Make Every Day Healthy Snack Day! Help provide your family with healthy snacks for good nutrition. Look forward to some simple, healthy, and affordable snacks for your family this week!

Have a chocolate craving or a sweet tooth?

This is a perfect recipe to provide a little chocolaty goodness as well as some healthy fats from avocados. Cocoa powder is made from crushed cocoa beans, the same beans used to make chocolate. Cocoa beans aren’t naturally sweet—the sugar is added in the chocolate making process.

INGREDIENTS:
2 ripe avocados, peeled and cubed
1 banana, peeled and cubed
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup milk or non-dairy alternative
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:
1. Mix all ingredients together in a blender or food processor until creamy and smooth. Adjust texture and flavor by adding more cocoa powder or milk.
2. Spoon into individual cups if you want to be fancy. Chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes (or eat right away if you can’t wait!).
3. Top with your favorite fruit, a few chocolate shavings, some toasted nuts, or coconut.

Serving size: ¾ cup (Serves 4)
Total calories: 160 Total fat: 11 g Saturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 18 g Protein: 3 g Fiber: 6 g Sodium: 64 mg Added Sugar: 6g

Full recipe: https://eatfresh.org/recipe/desserts/no-cook-chocolate-pudding

#chocolatecraving #eatfresh #nocooksnack

Food distribution for New Haven Unified School District families.
09/16/2020

Food distribution for New Haven Unified School District families.

Good morning NHUSD Families and Staff! We hope to see you this afternoon, 2:00-3:30pm at Alvarado Elementary for our WEEKLY Wednesday Food Distribution. It is a drive-thru event. However walk-ups are welcome for those who live nearby. Social distancing and masks required.

09/08/2020

Have you used the Alameda County COVID-19 Food Distribution, Testing & Services map?

acgov.org/maps/food-services.htm

07/26/2020

One thing you can do while you’re safely sheltering in place or seeing people in your social bubble is rest and drink water. Stay safe all!

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Castro Valley Helping Hands
07/18/2020

Castro Valley Helping Hands

🚨LOCATION CHANGE FOR TOMORROW ONLY:
Trinity Christian Fellowship (1500 feet down the street) 📍Address: 20307 Marshall street

📍Drive-through pickup only.
📍Please come with a face covering, stay in your car, and be prepared to pop your trunk open!

🚨 Hey #CastroValley— Please share! Our weekly Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution with Marshall Elementary School PTA is tomorrow at 10 a.m.!

⚠️ Please be mindful of our neighbors and keep driveways clear while waiting in line. Thank you!

⚠️ Do not have a car, are sick, or medically vulnerable? Please visit our website to signup for FREE Groceries Delivery Weekly.

✅ Link: https://helpinghandscv.org/get-help

#HelpingHandsCV

Right on! Mask On!
07/02/2020

Right on! Mask On!

Please share and Mask On Alameda County❣️😷😷
Show us your mask on our Twitter account @dare2BWell
#maskonalamedacounty

Alameda County Library
06/16/2020

Alameda County Library

Free healthy grab & go meals for kids, teens, and their caregivers started today from 12-1 pm at the San Lorenzo Library. Learn more: bit.ly/3dRSEte

Alameda County Library
06/13/2020

Alameda County Library

AC Library will have free healthy grab & go meals for kids and teens at the San Lorenzo library, June 15-August 6. Meals will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. No registration is needed! You can also get a Kind, Connected Summer game board while you’re there! Learn more https://bit.ly/2W8cqtB

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