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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 nutrition is essential to our overall health and can prevent or help manage chronic diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and more. I also believe in providing weight neutral care and that all foods can fit in meal plans. Here you can find nutrition and wellness news, learn new cooking skills, and experiment with delicious recipes.

June Harvest of the Month Part I: Herbs

Herbs are one of the NH Harvests of the Month for June! Herbs can add so much flavor and depth to any dish.  Using herbs is a great way to experiment with new flavors and use less salt in cooking if you have been directed to reduce your sodium intake by a healthcare provider. Grow herbs in small containers … Read more

National Salsa Month

If you’re at home more than usual, you may be feeling like you’re stuck in a food rut.  What better way to spice things up than trying new salsa recipes to celebrate National Salsa Month in May. Salsa doesn’t have to be saved for only chip dipping-it is very versatile and can be used for spicing things … Read more

American #HeartMonth

Heart healthy nutrition doesn’t have to be rocket science.  Research shows that a plant based style of eating can have healthful effects.  You don’t have follow a completely vegetarian meal pattern, but small changes like switching from cooking with butter to using oil and adding plant based foods can add up to a healthier heart … Read more

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2020

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2020 The week of February 24th-March 1st, 2020 is observed by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to raise awareness of eating disorders.  Anyone can suffer from an eating disorder, no matter what they look like or where they come from. Here are 9 truths about eating disorders: Truth #1: Many … Read more

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In Season: Fall Produce-Cranberries

October is National Cranberry Month! Check out these cranberry tips and recipes to add a pop of color and flavor to foods and beverages! Storage and Preparation Peak cranberry season is from October-December.  Fresh cranberries should be stored in the refrigerator, preferably in a crisper for about three to four weeks. Cranberries freeze very well, either whole … Read more

In Season: Fall Produce-Pumpkin

Fall is definitely the season for everything pumpkin! Try making pumpkin recipes at home with fresh pumpkins using these tips (or use canned pumpkin puree!): Selection & Preparation The best type of pumpkin for cooking is a “pie pumpkin” or “sweet pumpkin.” These are smaller than carving pumpkins and the flesh is sweeter and less watery.  Figure one … Read more

In Season: Fall Produce-Kale

Kale is New Hampshire’s Harvest of the Month for October.  Check out these tips and recipes: Storage & Preparation Store in the refrigerator in a perforated plastic bag for 5-10 days. To freeze: Blanch for 2-3 minutes or until the leaves are soft, then place in a labeled and dated freezer-grade bag. Boil or steam … Read more