Chilean Corn & Meat Pie

INGREDIENTS FOR MEAT MIXTURE

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 8 oz extra lean ground beef (5 percent fat)
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ C raisins
  • 2 tsp olives, chopped

FOR CORN TOPPING:

  • ½ Tbsp canola oil
  • ⅛ tsp paprika
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 16 oz frozen yellow corn, thawed
  • ½ C fat-free milk
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  2. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium heat. Cook the chicken breast for 4 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and shred the chicken with a fork. Set aside.
  3. Put beef in the same skillet; cook, stirring constantly, until no longer pink.
  4. Stir in the green pepper, black pepper, raisins, and olives.
  5. Spoon the mixture into an 8” × 8” baking dish. (If you prefer, divide the mixture into four servings and bake in four small ovenproof bowls.) Arrange the chicken on top of the mixture in the dish.
  6. Combine oil and paprika in the same skillet; warm over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. While the onion is cooking, combine the thawed corn, milk, cumin, salt, black pepper, and basil in a blender, and puree.
  7. Add pureed corn mixture to the cooked onion in the skillet; mix well. Continue cooking for 5 minutes. Spoon the corn mixture over the meat mixture in the baking dish.
  8. Bake until bubbly and nicely browned, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • PREP TIME 10 Minutes
  • YIELDS 4 Servings
  • COOK TIME 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • SERVING SIZE 1 Square
  • CALORIES 251
  • TOTAL FAT 6 G
  • SATURATED FAT 2 G
  • CHOLESTEROL 48 MG
  • SODIUM 69 MG
  • TOTAL FIBER 3 G
  • PROTEIN 21 G
  • CARBOHYDRATES 31 G
  • POTASSIUM 592 MG

Recipe from StayWell

Beef & Bean Chili

Throw this in the crock pot before kick-off this Sunday, and serve up delicious warm bowls of chili at half-time!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lb lean beef stew meat (trimmed of fat), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 C water
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 lb tomatoes, chopped (about 3 C)
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 C canned kidney beans (use no-salt-added to reduce sodium)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Brown meat in a large skillet with half of vegetable oil. Add water. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour until meat is tender.
  2. Heat remaining vegetable oil in a second skillet. Add garlic and onion, and cook over low heat until onion is softened. Add flour and cook 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic-onion-flour mixture to the cooked meat. Then add the remaining ingredients, and simmer for ½ hour.
  • PREP TIME: 10 Minutes
  • COOK TIME: 2 Hours
  • YIELDS: 9 Servings
  • SERVING SIZE: 8 oz Soup
  • CALORIES: 274
  • TOTAL FAT: 10 G
  • SATURATED FAT: 2 G
  • CHOLESTEROL: 65 MG
  • SODIUM: 159 MG

Recipe from StayWell

StayWell Monthly E-Learning Sessions

NOW AVAILABLE: MONTHLY E-LEARNING SESSIONS
Sessions, one of many cool new features of the new Well Wisconsin platform, can help you improve your well-being knowledge. And there’s a new one offered each month!

‘WHAT EXACTLY IS A SESSION?’
A Session is an e-learning opportunity that consists of well-being readings, games and quizzes.

We see you falling asleep reading that last sentence. Wake up! We promise these are way cooler than they may sound—snazzy, snappy, simple and engaging.

A new Session “opens” at the start of each month and you can complete it on your own time, at your own pace.

‘WHAT KINDS OF SESSIONS ARE THERE?’
Session topics include:

  • Energy Balance
  • Fats
  • Stress Management
  • Portion Sizes
  • Heart Health

And a lot more. New Sessions open monthly on wellwisconsin.staywell.com and the first one—Introduction—is available now!

‘IS THIS PART OF THE WELL WISCONSIN INCENTIVE PROGRAM?’
Yes, it is!

By completing at least three monthly Sessions, you can check off the “complete a well-being activity” box as you work your way toward your $150 Well Wisconsin incentive.*

‘HOW DO I COMPLETE A SESSION?’
Just go to wellwisconsin.staywell.com to get started. If you haven’t already created a new account for 2020, you’ll need to do that. Don’t worry—it’s quick and easy.

You can also complete Sessions on the My StayWell app. Search for “My StayWell” in the App Store or on Google Play.

QUESTIONS? Contact the StayWell HelpLine at 800-821-6591 or wellwisconsin@staywell.com.

*The Well Wisconsin incentive program is a voluntary program available to employees, retirees and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program, excluding Medicare Advantage participants who have incentives available through their health plan. The Well Wisconsin incentive will automatically be issued to eligible participants upon completing the applicable activities. All wellness incentives paid to participants are considered taxable income to the group health plan subscriber and are reported to their employer, who will issue a W2. In some cases, the Wisconsin Retirement System acts as the employer. Retirees, continuants and their spouses will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.

StayWell Portal Change

StayWell, the administrator for the Well Wisconsin Program, has a new employee portal in 2020. Remember, the Well Wisconsin Program is available to you and your spouse in 2020 if you have enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program for 2020.

You and your spouse will need to create a new account through the new StayWell portal (http://wellwisconsin.staywell.com/).  Please click Sign Up in the upper right corner the first time you go to the new website to create your new account.

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Note: The only information that will transfer to your new StayWell account is your 2019 biometric screening data.

Want to see a demonstration of the new portal?  Register for the StayWell webinar on Tuesday, January 14th at 12:00 pm by clicking here.

Please review the Well Wisconsin Program page to learn more about the Well Wisconsin Program.

‘WAIT … DIDN’T I READ SOMETHING ABOUT $150?’
Yes, you did!

All you need to do to earn your Well Wisconsin incentive* is complete three activities by October 9, 2020:

  1. Submit your 2020 health screening results (we will have onsite health screenings in 2020 like last year, and will let you know when the sign up is open, otherwise you can visit your primary care doctor as well)
  2. Take the 10-minute health assessment on the StayWell website
  3. Complete a well-being activity through StayWell

‘WHAT’S A WELL-BEING ACTIVITY?’
It’s a program, tool or educational session that helps you improve your well-being.

And we’ve got a ton of them for you to choose from, including challenges, health coaching, goal-tracking and more. Go to wellwisconsin.staywell.com for a full listing.

GET STARTED!
Just go to wellwisconsin.staywell.com to get started. It’ll only take a few minutes and you’ll be ready to start improving your well-being.

Download the new My StayWell mobile app: After you register on the website and join a team, you can download the app if you want. Search for “My StayWell” in the App Store or on Google Play.

Remember: The deadline to complete your activities and earn incentives is October 9, 2020—which may seem like it’s a long way off, but think about how quickly we got to the year 2020!

QUESTIONS? Contact the StayWell HelpLine at 800-821-6591 or wellwisconsin@staywell.com.

*The Well Wisconsin incentive program is a voluntary program available to employees, retirees and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program, excluding Medicare Advantage participants who have incentives available through their health plan. The Well Wisconsin incentive will automatically be issued to eligible participants upon completing the applicable activities. All wellness incentives paid to participants are considered taxable income to the group health plan subscriber and are reported to their employer, who will issue a W2. In some cases, the Wisconsin Retirement System acts as the employer. Retirees, continuants and their spouses will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.

Source: UW System Human Resources & The StayWell Company, LLC

TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions

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You can meet with a TIAA financial consultant at UW-Green Bay.  No matter where you are in life—just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with a TIAA financial consultant can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

DATE: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

TIME: 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

LOCATION: Wequiock Room (#101A) in University Union

RSVP today, as space is limited. Register by visiting www.TIAA.org/schedulenow  or calling 800-732-8353, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).  We look forward to working with you.

This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice under ERISA. This material does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on the investor’s own objectives and circumstances. Investment, insurance, and annuity products are not FDIC insured, are not bank guaranteed, are not bank deposits, are not insured by any federal government agency, are not a condition to any banking service or activity, and may lose value. The TIAA group of companies does not offer tax advice. See your tax advisor regarding your particular situation. TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., and Nuveen Securities, LLC, Members FINRA and SIPC, distribute securities products. ©2018 Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund, 730 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Employees have unlimited Kress Events Center access during winter break

Reminder that UW-Green Bay employees have unlimited access to the Kress Events Center and group fitness classes during winter break. Winter hours, December 21st through January 26th, are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 6:30am-9:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Employees also have access to equipment rentals, including snow shoes and cross country skis, at a special university price.

Please contact the UREC front desk at 920.465.2449 with any questions or visit uwgb.edu/urec

Try Chamomile Tea Tonight

A nice, warm beverage can be a great way to relax before bedtime. But coffee, hot chocolate, and black and green teas contain caffeine that can disturb your sleep. Instead, try chamomile tea. The herb has soothing qualities and may promote relaxation. Tonight, make yourself a hot mug of tea about an hour before bed. Sip it slowly and savor the gentle sweet, grassy aroma. You may find it’s your new favorite part of your nighttime routine.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Strawberry Cheese Cake

Ingredients
• 6 graham crackers (2-1/2-inch square)
• Cooking spray
• 2 8-ounce packages fat-free cream cheese, softened
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 large eggs
• 1 pint strawberries, hulled and halved
• 3 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
• 1 tablespoon water
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Crush graham crackers. Spread evenly over bottom of lightly sprayed 8- or 9-inch pie pan. Beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla until well blended, about 5 minutes. Add eggs and blend. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until center is almost set. Cool, then refrigerate overnight.
Melt raspberry jam with water in microwave or on top of stove. Cut wedges and put on serving plates. Arrange strawberries over wedges and drizzle melted jam over each piece.
Serves 8
Each slice contains approximately 186 calories, 28 g carbohydrates, 10 g protein, 2 g fat, 451 mg sodium, and 1 g fiber.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.

Try a Drop of Lavender Oil Next to Your Pillow

Irregular sleep can sometimes be aided by the smell of lavender oil next to your bed. Tonight, consider using lavender to help you sleep better by following these steps:
• To prevent staining your pillow or sheets, start by getting a tissue or paper towel.
• Place one to two drops of lavender oil , depending on your preference, on the tissue or paper towel and let it absorb in.
• Keep the tissue next to your pillow while you sleep.
• Avoid burning lavender oil while you sleep as this is a fire hazard!

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Carrot-Oatmeal Muffins

(Gout-friendly)
Ingredients
• 1 cup quick oats
• 2 cups unbleached flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
• 1 large egg, lightly beaten
• 1 cup skim milk
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
• 2 carrots, grated
• 1 cup raisins
• 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Directions
Line a regular muffin pan with 12 paper liners. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a small bowl, beat egg lightly. Add milk, vegetable oil, and grated carrots.
Stir wet ingredients into large bowl of dry ingredients. Do not overmix. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Divide batter among 12 muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.

Makes 12 muffins
Each muffin contains about 266 calories, 6 g protein, 9 g fat (30% calories from fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 42 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, and 113 mg sodium.
This food is gout-friendly because it contains foods moderate in purines. You should limit the amount of oatmeal you eat to less than 2/3 of a cup (uncooked) per day.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.