Greetings from Sweetwater!
Volunteers within their Community!
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
After 17 years of volunteer work with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Dr. Bryan Blonder was honored to be nominated to the Board of Directors. With almost 2 decades under his belt, he continues to work hard in dedicating his time and passion to our community for the benefit of hundreds of families, students and business opportunities. Dr. Blonder's prior participation as Chairman of the Health Committee and wine and swine sales really kept him busy with a vast array of responsibilities at the event. Dr. Blonder and his wife Denise will continue their work with this great charitable event which provides over 20 million dollars in scholarships, awards and other educational programs to Texas youth!
On an exciting note their 5 year old son, Brayden, participated in the super fun “Mutton Busting” event! Brayden rocked the race and held on like a champion.
2017 Sartartia Middle School Jaguar Dash!
"A BIG congratulations to Dr Shannon Crowe, our VIPS Volunteer of the Year for Sartartia Middle School! Shannon took on the huge task of organizing our first annual Jaguar Dash this year, an event that raised over $21,000 that will go towards resurfacing the school track. We want to thank Shannon for her willingness to take on this leadership position and working tirelessly to make it a success."
Dr Crowe firmly believes that you can make a difference in the community you live in by giving back as a volunteer. Besides the PTO, Dr Crowe also serves on the National Charity League and on the Board of Directors for the New Territory Tarpons swim team and for Attack Poverty. Attack Poverty is a nonprofit based in Fort Bend County that empowers local communities and individuals to overcome generational poverty.
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Eating Healthy for Two
Eating for two can be a nerve-wracking responsibility, especially with so much conflicting information that can be found all over the internet.
Is it important to eat enough fish, or does it contain too much mercury? Do you need meat for protein, or is it too fatty? Are eggs okay, or do they have too much cholesterol? It's enough to make you want to throw your hands up and dive into the nearest bag of candy bars. There are lots of ways to ensure that you and your baby are getting the nutrients you both need.
Here's some advice from nutrition experts on their top pregnancy foods. You don't need to like or eat them all, but pick and choose your favorites to give your pregnancy a nutritional boost.
Eggs are rich in choline, which promotes your baby's overall growth and brain health, while helping brain and vision development. (Brands that have omega-3s will probably state it on the label. Look for DHA-enriched eggs because those contain the most beneficial form of omega-3s.)prevent neural tube defects. Some eggs even contain omega-3 fats, important for both
Not only is salmon rich in high-quality protein, but it's also an exceptionally good source of omega-3 fats, which are good for your baby's development – and may help boost your mood. And unlike swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish, and shark, salmon has low amounts of methylmercury, a compound that can be harmful to your baby's developing nervous system.
Just remember that even for salmon and other low-mercury fish, such as canned light tuna and pollock, the FDA recommends eating no more than 12 ounces per week to avoid ingesting too much mercury.
Navy beans, lentils, black beans, pinto beans, chickpeas … there are so many to choose from. Beans contain the most fiber and protein of all the vegetables. You already know that it's important to get enough protein during pregnancy, but you may not yet realize that fiber could become your new best friend. When you're pregnant, your gastrointestinal tract slows down, putting you at risk for constipation and hemorrhoids. Fiber can help prevent and relieve these problems.
- Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are also a great source of vitamin C, folate, and fiber. And like beans, they're inexpensive and versatile. Cook extra and save them to slice up later as a snack.
- Whole Grains
Whole grains are important in pregnancy because they're high in fiber and nutrients, including vitamin E, selenium, and phytonutrients (plant compounds that protect cells).But don't stop at popcorn: There are lots of other whole grains out there, from oatmeal to barley.
While plant-based omega-3s don't provide much of the DHA that will benefit your baby, they're still good for both of you. Walnuts are also a good source of protein and fiber.
- Greek yogurt
Greek yogurt typically has twice the protein of regular yogurt, making it one of the best pregnancy foods. And any kind of yogurt is a great source of calcium, which is vital in a pregnancy diet. If you don't take in enough calcium, the limited amount you have will go to your baby and deplete all the calcium in your bones.
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55 Sweetwater babies brought into the world for March 2017!!
Cheesecake Eggs Recipe
This is a pretty neat idea for a different dessert. Works well with the whole Easter theme or any occasion where dessert brings a smile at the end of an awesome meal. This cheesecake eggs are so indulging that we are sure they will become your staple dessert . Don’t worry, that isn’t real egg yolk at all 😊
12 small balloons, rinsed
1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips, melted
2 8-oz. blocks cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
pinch of kosher salt
1/3 c. apricot jam
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Blow up balloons in the shape of an egg. Dip in melted chocolate, swirling it around the balloons, until just the tops aren’t coated. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and freeze until firm, 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, make cheesecake filling: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, heavy cream, vanilla and salt.
Cut tops off balloons to pop and gently peel out balloon from each chocolate shell. Spoon or pipe cheesecake filling into each shell.
Top with a spoonful of apricot jam. (If apricot jam begins to slide off, freeze 10 minutes more to firm up.)
Crystal Cortez, Newsletter Producer April 5th (Right)
Michelle Zwahr, Supervising Nurse
April 27th(Left )
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