Welcome

Welcome to North Country Nutrition & Wellness! My name is Ashley Wentworth and I am the Registered Dietitian here at Littleton Regional Healthcare. I firmly believe that good nutrition is essential to overall health and can prevent or help manage chronic diseases like obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and more. Here you can find nutrition and wellness news, learn new cooking skills, and experiment with delicious recipes to help keep you healthy, or get on the right track.

Cancer Prevention

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Everyday choices can have a big impact on our health, even in preventing cancer.  Lifestyle changes you start now can really make a difference over time.  Things like healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight all play a part in cancer prevention.   Photo Credit Follow these recommendations for cancer … Read more

Get to know your Roots (Vegetables)

It’s that time of year…root vegetables will be in season soon.  These vegetables are perfect to add to your upcoming meal plans since they are affordable, packed with nutrition, versatile, have a long shelf life, and can add volume to any meal.  Use root vegetables as a side, an entrée, or as a way to stretch a soup, stew or … Read more

Trend Spotlight: Spiralized Veggies (with Recipes)

Turning vegetables into spiralized noodles, also called zoodles, is a new exciting trend. Mostly, it has been used as a great replacement for pasta for those individuals on low carbohydrate meal patterns. It has gotten to be so popular that there are special cookbooks and websites focusing just on recipes including spiralized veggies.  I think it is just … Read more

Spring Pea Salad with Strawberries

Spring Pea Salad with Strawberries From EatingWell.com There is no better way to welcome spring than with a bright, tasty salad with seasonal fruits and vegetables! This recipe makes 4 servings.  If you are watching your sodium, the feta cheese and salt in this recipe may be too much.  Heart Healthy Tip: Try a different cheese and remove the salt. Enjoy! … Read more