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You’ve decided to enroll in a residential weight loss program at a destination spa or weight loss retreat — that’s taking action. Deciding which program is best for you can be challenging.
January 8, 2018 | Spa Index
This recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Orange Glaze is courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run, Vermont, and uses up summer bounty of squash. Don’t limit yourself to this treat in the warmer months, however. It can be enjoyed at the holiday table as well.
October 10, 2017 | Kitchens Spa Index
This lighter, healthy recipe for Turkey Chili is a nice lunch or dinner entree as the weather turns crisp for the fall. Courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run, Vermont.
October 9, 2017 | Kitchens Spa Index
Because smoking is oral in nature, it’s common to turn to various oral replacements such as chewing gum or snacking as a way to make up for the loss of oral satisfaction smoking may provide. While gum or snacks can be the lesser of evils when it comes to quitting a potentially lethal habit, even these substitutes can quickly become a new unhealthy habit.
July 25, 2017 | Spa Index
Based on over 40 years of experience helping women make small, impactful changes in their lives, here are 10 tips to help you on your journey of making healthy, positive changes each day.
January 21, 2017 | Spa Index
If there’s one thing that seems to plague many of us, it’s the munchies leading to overeating at night. Even after eating dinner, many of us find ourselves peering into the refrigerator each night, searching for something to satisfy. Is it physical hunger that’s calling? Or emotional soothing that food is sometimes so good at providing?
January 4, 2017 | Spa Index
Many of us are our own worst enemies when it comes to our perception around what we have or have not achieved, as well as how we look. As women who live in a society that values body perfection, this “not enough” talk may manifest in the form of body loathing.
December 28, 2016 | Spa Index
Grilled Turkey Burgers are a terrific departure from beef, and Broccoli Slaws are popular in our home and office. They tote well, last a long time and improve with a day or two in the fridge.
October 1, 2016 | Spa Index
Whether you’re brown bagging it, or making a quick lunch to enjoy at home, this tasty Black Bean and Veggie Wrap wrap will delight you and your family. Once they take a bite, they won’t even notice it’s chock full of good-for-you fruit, veggies, beans and brown rice!
March 25, 2016 | Spa Index
This simple recipe for carrot cake is courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run, Vermont, a health retreat for women. How can cake be healthy? Well for one thing, it doesn’t need heavy cream cheese frosting. Just trust us on this one.
August 5, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
Green Mountain at Fox Run in Ludlow, Vermont, shares a Lasagne recipe that is fit and healthy, and still lets us taste the best of Autumn.
October 4, 2014 | Kitchens Spa Index
The fresh raspberries baked into the crust of this White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake are a refreshing surprise. Add your own favorite berries or zests.
February 6, 2014 | Kitchens Spa Index
This simple classic recipe for low-fat Orange Maple French Toast is courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run, Vermont.
January 20, 2014 | Kitchens Spa Index
Besides tasting great, smoothies are an excellent way to get needed calcium that many women need.
November 8, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This recipe is courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run, a for-women-only health retreat in the green hills of Vermont. This rich smoothie is a guest favorite for breakfast. This smoothie is based on pumpkin — a Super Food, and dense and creamy Greek Yogurt, which gives great “staying power” for the morning.
October 14, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
The bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables at Farmer’s Markets and Produce Stands makes it easy to select healthy and flavorful side dishes to accompany the sizzling steaks, chicken, and hamburgers of summer months. Banish the mayonnaise coated potato salad from your picnic table, and try this light, flavorful Green Bean and Red Potato Salad instead, courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run in Vermont.
June 13, 2013 | Spa Index
Spring and Summer is the time for strawberries. One glamorous way to show them off is in a parfait. You can make a Strawberry Parfait with frozen yogurt, ice cream, pudding or custard — all relatively easy and pretty to serve. This version calls for a made-from-scratch soft custard. We’ve given a stovetop or microwave method.
June 7, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This recipe for Maple Glazed Salmon is courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run, Vermont, a for-women-only health and weight loss retreat. We have made this countless times, always to great applause.
March 24, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This recipe for Easy Black Bean Soup by Green Mountain at Fox Run Vermont is delicious and full of fiber.
January 16, 2013 | Spa Index
Here’s a great way to get your vegetables and love every bite! This tasty sweet potato mushroom wrap recipe is courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run, a for-women-only health retreat in the green hills of Vermont. It may look complicated, but it really goes quickly and is worth the time you invest. If some of the vegetables aren’t your favorites, experiment with those you love. For instance, fresh spinach, shredded carrots, kale, and even parsnips, which are very sweet, will all make a wonderful sweet potato mushroom wrap.
December 17, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
This healthy recipe for Whole Wheat Lemon Berry Muffins by Green Mountain at Fox Run, a health retreat for women, are a wholesome breakfast treat.
August 27, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
This is a festive biscotti to have on hand for a spa party, reception or holiday cookie giveaway. Courtesy of our friends at Green Mountain at Fox Run
March 12, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
This easy to prepare Raspberry Custard Brulee makes a perfect lunch treat, dessert, or special occasion reward.
March 28, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
This healthy recipe was created by the Green Mountain at Fox Run culinary team especially for SpaIndex.com for the benefit of our vinotherapy and wine enthusiasts. For an especially rich and satisfying dessert, we prepare it with our Fage Non-Fat Greek Yogurt.
March 25, 2011 | Spa Index
If it’s summer, that means peaches, and Peach Salsa is a wonderful condiment for all kinds of healthy recipes.
June 28, 2010 | Spa Index
This healthy frittata recipe makes an easy and appealing lunch or brunch dish. Start with eggs and cheese, then add vegetables and herbs from the late summer’s garden for an endless number of combinations. Green Mountain says “Garnish this frittata with Chunky Tomato Salsa and serve with a mixed green salad or Waldorf Salad and a whole grain roll for lunch, or pair it with a fresh fruit cup and an Oat muffin for a Sunday brunch.” Courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run — a for-women-only health retreat in the green mountains of Vermont. Be sure to…
September 17, 2006 | Kitchens Spa Index
Take the stress out of entertaining with this great do-ahead dish for your next breakfast or brunch get-together. Our Easy Breakfast Casserole can be made 1-2 hours ahead or even the night before. Also, the recipe can be doubled easily for bigger crowds. Experiment with other vegetables such as sliced mushrooms or chopped tomatoes and/or other fresh herbs.
April 23, 2006 | Kitchens Spa Index
Oatmeal pancakes are good all year around, but summer is the time of year to make a blueberry version. These sweet juicy berries, high in fiber and antioxidants, are at the peak of their season. Green Mountain at Fox Run, Ludlow, Vermont, is the country’s foremost women-only healthy weight loss program. It offers a practical, livable healthy lifestyle approach with which, for the past three decades, women have discovered how to lose weight and keep it off. They maintain a complete collection of recipes from their book “Recipes for Living” on the website. We highly recommend you visit.
September 15, 2005 | Kitchens Spa Index