Asparagus Fries

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Crunchy, Tasty and Kid-Friendly

A little panko bread crumbs take asparagus to a new level. Kids and adults will be fighting over these fries especially when they’re made with fresh asparagus that’s in season now!

Ingredients: yields 6 servings

  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed
  • ½ C. flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ C. panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ C. grated Parmesan
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Dredge the asparagus in the flour.
  2. Dip the dredged asparagus in the beaten egg.
  3. Coat the asparagus with a mixture of the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan, salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer to a wire rack set on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake until golden brown, about 7 to 13 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information: Serving size 3 spears
Calories 119; Fat 3g; Saturated fat 1g; Trans fat 0.01g; Carbs 16.6g; Fiber 2.19g; Sugar 1.78g; Protein 6.97g; Cholesterol 56.52mg; Sodium 97.65mg


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Keep Track of Your Points Earned and Spent

Tracking your points and rewards from your A Healthier You™ portal is now easier with these enhancements.

  • Points displayed in the top right corner reflect the amount of points available to enter monthly sweepstakes drawings.
    • Hover over the points to view your “Plan Year Total” points as well as your “Spent” points.
  • Plan Year Total reflects the total number of points you’ve earned during the current program year by completing various health actions.
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Walk, Stretch or Dance?

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Which is Best for the Brain?

As we age, processing and absorbing new information slows down. But activities like country dancing could slow some of those changes in our brain otherwise inevitable with aging.

The study, posted in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, revealed engaging in “any activities involving moving and socializing,” might perk up mental abilities in aging brains. Try not to be sedentary!

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Change Your Behavior

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Three Digital Health Programs Now Available

If you’ve wanted to quit smoking or lower your cholesterol or blood pressure, these new digital behavior change programs are for you. Access these directly from your A Healthier You™ portal from the Health Coaching tab within each of the following Care Plans:

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These programs are designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and develop good habits:

  • Access a suite of resources and education materials.
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Live Well At Any Age

Each decade of life presents different health challenges. These tips support good health and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

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