February 24, 2011
Americans eat a lot of burgers. Want a healthy alternative to your closest drive thru or even home-cooked beef patties? Check out this recipe from Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries, and Shakes:
Salmon Burger with Honey Mustard-Dill Sauce
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
- 3 tablespoons wild honey
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh organic dill
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 ½ pounds fresh, wild salmon
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 4 whole grain hamburger buns, split
- 12 slices organic English cucumber, each 1/4 inch thick
- ½ small organic red onion, thinly sliced
1. Whisk together the Dijon and whole-grain mustards, honey, and dill in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Let the sauce sit for at least 30 minutes before serving. The sauce can be made 1 day in advance and stored, covered in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before using.
2. Cut the salmon into large pieces and then coarsely chop in a food processor. Do not over-process. (Alternatively, you can chop it by hand with a sharp knife). Divide the salmon into 4 equal portions (about 6 ounces each). Form each portion loosely into a 3/4-inch-thick burger and make a deep depression in the center with your thumb. Place on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and let chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
3. Heat the oil in a sauté pan or griddle (nonstick or cast iron) until it begins to simmer. Season both sides of each burger with salt and pepper. Cook the burgers until golden brown on the bottom sides, about 3 minutes. Turn over and continue cooking until medium-well, about 3 minutes longer.
4. Place the burgers on the bun bottoms and top with slices of cucumber and onion. Drizzle the honey mustard-dill sauce over the top, cover with burger tops, and serve immediately.
February 17, 2011
Are you excited for the 3-day weekend coming up? With President’s day just around the corner, this weekend has potential to be a great break! A 3-day weekend also means a 4-day work week, which can provide additional stress of squeezing a week’s worth of activities into 20% less time.
Here are 5 things to do next week when life gets crazy:
- Keep drinking plenty of water and eating well. What you put in your body will affect how you feel, so keep putting in things that are good for it so it keeps running smoothly. Remember to avoid stimulants and sugar, too!
- Take a quick break. Standing up and walking around for 10 minutes can help you clear your mind and get back to work with renewed focus.
- Breathe deeply. It’s common for stressed people to take shallow breaths, so practice breathing deeply – 5 counts in and 5 counts out. Slowing down and paying attention to every breath forces our nervous system into a relaxed state.
- Laugh. Laughing increases oxygenation to our entire body – there is even researchthat suggests it activates parts of our immune system as well! Hang out with people who make you laugh, rent some funny movies and laugh out loud!
- Keep your schedule clear. Avoid making appointments that can be pushed to another, longer week.
What are additional ways you keep the stress down?
February 10, 2011
Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day on Monday? Since February is known as the month of love, we wanted to offer a few ideas for giving yourself the gift of love by taking care of your mind, body and spirit:
- Schedule a little “me” time to relax by yourself. Read a book, take a bath, go for a walk, etc. Anything that will help you recharge!
- Make time to see a few close friends / family. Actual socialization is good for our sanity, and research shows it’s good for our physical health, too. Make sure you fit time with friends into your busy schedule.
- Eat well and stay active. Taking care of your body is a great way to love yourself. For ideas and suggestions, read articles here and here.
- Think about yourself positively. Constantly putting yourself down – even if it’s just in your head – can really affect your outlook. Instead of dwelling on areas you need to lose weight or activities you don’t do well, focus on the positive things: How do you feel? What are you good at?
- See a chiropractor regularly to keep your body operating in its best possible condition. To find out more about this, give us a call at 408-979-9999.
So what do you think? What are additional ways you show yourself some love?
February 3, 2011
Did you know that chiropractic care is important for pregnant women too? Our own Dr. Stephanie has an advanced certification in pregnancy and pediatrics, meaning she can work with expecting mothers and children of all ages.
Here at Rozenhart Family Chiropractic, we’ve seen many women through their pregnancies. Many women have low back pain and sciatica during their pregnancy due to the weight gain and change in posture. Many members have reported that after chiropractic care during pregnancy they’re more comfortable, able to sleep better and have a faster “recovery” time after the birth.
A few questions we receive about chiropractic care during pregnancy:
Is it safe? Yes! Dr. Stephanie has been trained in techniques that avoid unnecessary pressure on the abdomen, and can provide women with exercises and stretches to compliment adjustments made to the spine.
Why should I invest in it when I’m pregnant? A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes to create the environment necessary for the developing baby. Although it’s completely natural, these changes can result in misalignment in the spine or joints. Keeping the spine aligned will help the entire body work more effectively and create the best possible environment for the baby to develop.
What are the benefits? We’ve had women tell us they’re more comfortable, they sleep better and have a faster “recovery” time following the birth, but that’s not all that chiropractic care can help with. It’s also known to control nausea, reduce the time of labor and delivery, relieve back, neck or joint pain, help prevent a potential cesarean section and more.
Read more about the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy:
Feel free to call our office (408-979-9999) if you have questions too!