Category: The Well

Recipes, quizzes, and more interactive fun to keep you well

Slow Cooker Zucchini Lasagna

zucchini lasagnaTry your garden zucchini in this recipe. This recipe was a winner in our Simply Slow Cookin’ contest. Congratulations to Autum Kukowski, Pediatric Urology, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center – University Campus, Worcester, MA

It Only Takes a Moment … A Mindful Check-in

Guest Blogger: Patti Holland, Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School

“I don’t have time to just sit around and do nothing.” “I have to drop the kids off at school, get to work, come home and make dinner, get my son to football practice and then catch up on emails.” “I have way too much work on my plate right now.” “I don’t know when I’d fit this in. I’m taking care of my aging mother and working full time.” 

Vote Now: Simply Well 2018 Flavors of the World Calendar Contest

Vote-Flavors-of-the-World-WidgetThe polls are open; vote for your favorite world recipe today! The top 12 winning recipes will be featured in our 2018 Simply Well Flavors of the World calendar and posted right here on the blog. Our Simply Well blog team would like to thank all the UMass Memorial Health Care team members for submitting recipes celebrating their diversity. More than 75 recipes were reviewed by our nutritionists, and judged on creativity and taste. Twenty-four finalists were selected. Now it’s time to vote for the top 12. Polls close Friday, October 13. Vote today!

Breaking News: Cauliflower Replaces Carbs

cauliflower pizzaDo you feel like you have too many carbohydrates in your diet? You can still have some of your favorite dishes, but replace the starch with cauliflower. You may have heard that the more colorful your plate, the better, but this white vegetable has benefits all around. Because of how versatile it is, you can use it to replace grains and legumes in your diet with just a little extra prep work. Here’s why you need to add cauliflower to your grocery list.