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Healthy Happenings

Our Cafe is bustling with new opportunities for you to stay healthy! Try a veggie cup with hummus or fruit cup to brighten your day.   Our trail mix includes nuts and chocolate. Chocolate lowers blood pressure and improves circulation which is great for the brain. Omega-3 fatty acids in the nuts strengthen brain tissue and help maintain memory.   Who knew that the healthy option could be so tasty. And ... Read More »

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Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

COMBINE:3 1/2 cups quick oats3 cups flour2 tsp baking powder2 tsp baking soda3 tsp cinnamon2 tsp salt CREAM:1 cup brown sugar1 cup white sugar1 cup butter (2 sticks) ADD:2 eggs1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce2 cups raisins or craisinsOPTIONS:2 cups nuts or2 cups chocolate or white chocolate chips (1 bag=2 cups) OVEN TEMP: 350 DegreesTIME: 12-14 MinutesQUANTITY: 24 Cookies If making mini cookies check after 5 ... Read More »

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Own Your Energy Bars

  CLEAN BARS (Food and Wine Magazine)     INGREDIENTS Nonstick spray, for greasing
 1/2 cup sliced almonds
 1 pound Medjool dates, split and pitted
 Two 3.5-ounce dark chocolate bars (72%), coarsely chopped
 3/4 cup raisins
 1 1/2 tablespoons Bitterman’s Espresso Salt (see Note)
 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
     HOW TO MAKE ... Read More »

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Starting 2017 Out Happy and Healthy!

Let’s continue down our road to health and happiness via the YMCA Cafe’. This time we will discuss more of the “mental” aspects of health. Did you know… You can boost your brain power, and we can help you. There are a few lifestyle habits which can help keep your brain and memory healthy. 1. Get your heart rate up with some aerobic exercise. This creates neurons in the hippo-campus ... Read More »

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Health and Happiness

There is an old adage wishing health, wealth and happiness as we enter the New Year. We at the Cafe intend to help you with the first and last of these. The Cafe will be focusing on new, healthier offerings in 2017. To achieve this, we are implementing some changes which will be reflected in our menu. We began a few months ago by adding new items such as: energy bites, fresh fruit and veggie cups, trail mix, homemade ... Read More »

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