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Posted: Oct 20, 2021

Pumpkin Oat Muffins | Thrive in the Kitchen Healthy Cooking Series

A Thrive in the Kitchen Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

T'is the season for sweet pumpkiny treats! Keep it nutritious with this tasty recipe for Pumpkin Oat Muffins. Each muffin is loaded with vitamin C, beta-carotene and fiber to boost immunity, fight infection and help control blood sugar.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2021

Fruity Chicken Salad | Healthy Cooking with Thrive

A Thrive in the Kitchen Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

Learn to make Fruity Chicken Salad with our Thrive in the Kitchen team in this healthy-cooking video tutorial. This protein-packed dish helps prevent infection, improve indigestion and boost appetite (thanks to flavorful tarragon) — all helpful health benefits following surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

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Posted: Aug 17, 2021

Butternut Squash Bisque | Healthy Cooking with Thrive

A Thrive in the Kitchen Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

This month, our Thrive in the Kitchen team shows you how to make a delicious Butternut Squash Bisque. This healthy dish is an excellent source of vitamin C, beta-carotene and antioxidants. Our Thrive in the Kitchen series focuses on easy recipes that promote overall health and wellness for people living with cancer.

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Posted: Jul 23, 2021

Red Tide & Shellfish Poisoning: What You Need to Know

By Pharmaceutical Emergency Care Specialist Jeremy Lund, PharmD

Most Suncoast residents are familiar with the respiratory irritation and itchy eyes commonly experienced during red tide blooms. But did you know that eating red tide-contaminated shellfish can make you sick — possibly really sick?

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Posted: Jul 6, 2021

Strawberry Banana Smoothie | Healthy Cooking with Thrive

A Thrive in the Kitchen Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

In this month's Thrive in the Kitchen episode, our team shows you how to make a Vitamin C-packed, immune system-boosting Strawberry Banana Smoothie. Perfect for breakfast or a snack, this tasty treat is also high in fiber, Vitamin D and calcium — great for bone health and lowering cholesterol. Check out the easy recipe and how-to video with SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei and Registered Dietitian Laura McLeroy.

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