Tortellini Tomato Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 40 mins

Total time: 50 mins



  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • ½ cup diced onion (about ½ medium sized onion)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1-28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1-32. oz. box of vegetable broth (chicken works too)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package tortellini
  • 1 cup packed fresh spinach


  1. Heat a large, heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Heat vegetable oil and add diced onion. Saute until onions are soft.
  2. Crumble Italian Sausage and garlic with the onion. Cook until sausage is no longer pink.
  3. Stir in crushed tomatoes, vegetable (or chicken) broth, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover. Let soup simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Add tortellini and spinach and simmer for about ten minutes, until pasta is tender.
  5. Serve with shredded Parmesan.

Recipe provided by Marissa Jahnke, UWGB Dietetic Intern

Campus to Campus Walking Challenge

 Campus to Campus Challenge 

Monday, October 3 – Friday, November 25, 2016

 Ever wonder about how many steps it would take to walk from UW-Green Bay to each UW Campus?  The Wellness Committee is sponsoring a ‘Campus to Campus’ Challenge, asking you to track your daily steps and participate so that we can try to get our campus to every campus in the UW System. 

Click here or see the poster below for more information on how to participate in this challenge!




Wellness Webinar – The Myth of Cholesterol


A growing body of research and new clinical information is shedding a new perspective about how cholesterol impacts your health. Believe it or not, cholesterol is not the culprit of heart disease; it’s inflammation; caused by certain types of food in your diet! This presentation will provide an overview of how inflammatory foods affect cholesterol which can lead to heart disease and many other chronic health conditions. Participants will learn how the “inflammatory” response can be prevented through the adoption of an anti-inflammatory diet. The webinar will provide participants with a variety of tools, resources and nutrition concepts that they can use to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (this webinar was previously scheduled for September 21st, and was rescheduled to October 21st due to technical difficulties on September 21st)

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: CL 735

Bring your lunch and learn more to improve your health!  (No need to RSVP – just mark your calendar to attend!)

4th Annual Healthy Potluck – great food & conversation!

Thank you to those who created tasty and healthy dishes to share today at the 4th Annual Healthy Potluck!  We enjoyed a delicious lunch of fresh fruit with Greek yogurt dip, creamy grape salad, Caprese salad, Texas caviar, adzuki bean salad (with kombu seaweed!), southwest corn and black bean salad, apple cake and apple crisp!

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4th Annual Healthy Potluck

PotluckPlease join us for the annual healthy potluck on September 12th!  Bring your favorite healthy dish to pass and your recipe to share, and we’ll enjoy a healthy lunch together!

Tableware and water will be provided.  Click here to see pictures from past potlucks.

When: Monday, September 12, 2016 at 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.

Where: 1965 Room, University Union

Please click here to RSVP by Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Sponsored by the Wellness Committee and SLO Food Alliance.

Wellness Program Incentive Reminder

Do you have health insurance through the State of Wisconsin?  If so, did you know that a $150 incentive is available through the Well Wisconsin program?  There are two steps to complete (just one step if you already attended the biometric screening event held on campus this year on April 18th), and details are available at the following link: http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov/home


Wellness Webinar – Stress and Your Physical Health

stressProlonged, uncontrolled stress is detrimental to our mental and physical health. Stress can kill. This presentation reviews the stress response in more detail and highlights the impact on the human body during each phase including discussions on stress induced weight gain, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety. Review of previous stress management tips and strategies will be discussed as well as building resilience to overcome barriers to effective stress management.

When:  Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: CL 735

No need to RSVP or register – just mark your calendar and join us! Feel free to bring your lunch too! :)

Wellness Webinar – Choose This, NOT That!

Making healthy choices is part of a healthy diet, but with all of the mixed media messages and new information on food and food types, it is difficult to know what to eat to stay healthy. This presentation provides an overview of 5 simple tactics to help individuals choose a healthy diet. In addition, based on the popular book, “Eat this Not That”, participants are provided with a comparison of similar foods that have a surprising disproportional nutritional value so better selections can be considered.

When:  Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: CL 735

No need to RSVP or register – just mark your calendar and join us! Feel free to bring your lunch too! :)

Wellness Webinar – Stretch and Flex

StayFitRecent research says that sitting is the new smoking! This presentation offers simple solutions to help you move more throughout your workday. Getting up and out of your chair; recharging your body & mind is important to your physical and emotional health. Many of us spend long hours sitting at a desk engaged in administrative and/or computer tasks that may be placing you at potential risk for certain health conditions.

Stretch & Flex offers a balanced approach to improving more movement at the workplace including simple stretching and exercises tips to reduce your sitting time.

When:  Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: CL 735

No need to RSVP or register – just mark your calendar and join us! Feel free to bring your lunch too! :)