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Improving the health of the people and communities we serve

In keeping with our mission — to improve the health of the people and communities we serve — our community programs are designed to promote healthy lifestyles and teach you the basic steps of disease prevention and safety. They are built around what you tell us you need most, including classes on disease prevention and wellness, and health screenings for early detection of common health conditions. Our goal is to help you improve your health and live a healthier life. 

Our team of physicians, nurses and dietitians are dedicated to helping you take the first steps to better health. Our programs are offered on the Missouri Baptist Medical Center campus and at various off-site locations in your neighborhood.

NOTICE CONCERNING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
(COVID-19)

To reduce the risks and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our region, we are canceling group events through May 15. This also includes Missouri Baptist Medical Center attendance at community events.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. 

If you were registered for a class with fees, you will be given a full refund for this class or an opportunity transfer your enrollment to another date.

Missouri Baptist and BJC HealthCare take the issue seriously and continue to prepare responsibly. Our top priority is – and will always be – the health, safety, and well-being of our patients, staff and community.

More information about the novel coronavirus »

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For more information or to register for a class, call 314-996-LIFE.

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Stir-fried Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower takes the place of rice to help increase your vegetable intake and cut starches. Enjoy this delicious, one-dish meal.

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Tomatillo Salsa

With high fiber, unique antioxidant mix and vitamins C and A, "husk tomatoes" bring the flavor of Mexico to your table with this spicy Salsa Verde.

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Peach Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients filled with protein and fiber. This recipe makes a nutrient dense, guilt free snack for any occasion.

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Chopped Peanut Salad

With tofu croutons and chopped peanuts, this Asian-inspired chopped salad packs a nutritional punch with 16 g of protein and only 257 calories.

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Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

This timeless dessert recipe doesn't have to only be for special occasions. Treat yourself without feeling the guilt of a full slice.

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Pulled Jackfruit Arepas

Jackfruit is a versatile fruit that, because of its meaty, stringy texture, can be used as a meat substitution. We pair it with arepas to create a Latin twist on the traditional pulled pork sandwich.

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Ingredients for our mushroom, barley soup

Mushroom Barley Soup

This recipe is packed with nutrients lowering cholesterol, fighting infections, and boosting the immune system. Consider this soup recipe over the classic chicken noodle when fighting an illness.

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Beets and Couscous with Seared Chicken

Don't miss a beet! Take advantage of this antioxidant-packed recipe.

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Strawberries & Cream Overnight Oats

Perfect for the human-on-the-go, this recipe takes just minutes to prepare and is a sure way to set you up for success. With protein, fiber and fat, this easy recipe provides the nutrients you need to energize your morning.

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Don't feel guilty about indulging in this casserole, with only 27 grams of carbohydrates, you have room for another carbohydrate choice.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Don't feel guilty about indulging in this casserole, with only 27 grams of carbohydrates, you have room for another carbohydrate choice. Add a little kick by trying 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper in your recipe. 

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Root Vegetable Hash

Root veggies provide needed carbs and starch, making them a great replacement to grains.

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Modern Italian Meatballs

A modern twist on the traditional meatball. Lean ground turkey reduces the fat and sodium to be more heart healthy.

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Savory Granola

Great for an on-the-go snack, this recipe combines everyday ingredients that can be found in your cupboards and provides great nutritional value with only 2 g saturated fat.

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Green Superfood Salad

Tap into the power of green with this nutrient-dense dish full of plant based protein, quality fats to support hormones, and lots of antioxidants and fiber to promote health and longevity.

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Fermented Dilly Carrot Sticks

Fermented foods are an excellent source of probiotics that support gut health.  Carrots are an easy first vegetable to try fermenting at home and are appealing to kids. 

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Salmon Quinoa Cakes

With Omega-3 fatty acids from the fish and whole grains from the Quinoa, this recipe is a heart-healthy superstar. 

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Mason Jar Cobb Salad

Prepare a delicious, nutritious lunch in advance that is easy-to-pack and can hold in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. 

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Cherry Granita

Enjoy this frozen treat that requires no special equipment like molds or an ice cream maker.  Cherries are high in antioxidants and the kombucha adds a punch of probiotics for gut health.

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Watermelon Tomato Salad

Summer is the perfect time for fresh watermelon and tomatoes. What better way is there to enjoy these delicacies than to combine them in a salad? 

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Butternut Squash Soup

Soup is an excellent prep ahead meal to have on hand. Blended soups like this one are an excellent way to increase vegetable consumption.

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