Booth Wellness Newsletter

January 2016

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Healthy Tip-Whole Fruit or Fruit Juice?

Drinking a glass of juice sounds like a healthy option. However, most fruit juice contains:

1. More calories

2. Less Nutrients like fiber and water soluble vitamins

3. Added sugars

Instead of fruit juice, eat an apple, orange, pear or other whole fruit.

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Recipe to keep you warm!

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup


1 yellow onion, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

4 garlic cloves, peeled

1 1/2 lbs. butternut squash - peeled, seeded and cubed

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3 cups vegetable broth, divided

1 cup water

2 teaspoons curry powder

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

Garnishes: Greek yogurt, cilantro, dry roasted peanuts


Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Spread onion, carrots, garlic and squash on a baking sheet.

Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to cover

Roast for 20 - 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender, turning once. Cool for 10 minutes.

Combine vegetable mixture, 1 cup of broth, water and spices in a large saucepan.

Use an immersion blender to blend vegetable mixture to desired consistency.

Stir in remaining broth and bring soup to a boil over medium heat.

Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Guns and Hoses 5K

Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency will be hosting its 10th annual 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run on February 27, 2016. The purpose of the run is to raise money for charity causes selected by both groups. This year, the charity for CCFD will be The Goshen Valley Boys Ranch which is a non-profit home serving young men in the state foster care system. The charity for Cherokee Sheriff’s Office will be the Cherokee Sheriff’s Foundation which provides funding for charities and people in need locally in Cherokee County. When registering, you will pick the team that you want to represent and a portion of your fee will go towards their chosen charity.

Shirts in Yellow/Blue for the Hoses and Grey/Blue for the Guns will be made available in your race packet for all 5K participants only. (Shirt size selections will be guaranteed for those that register by February 12th ONLY).

All 1 mile Fun Run participants will earn a commemorative medal. For the 5K race, awards will be given in both male and female divisions and in a variety of age groups as well. For questions contact Kate Borden at (404)445-6931 or

You can also visit our event website at for more information

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