Nutrition Services

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Have you looked into all your options to manage your health? Including nutrition? Here at CHI St. Gabriel’s Health you have the ability to work one-on-one with our Registered Dietitian, Jenna Bautch, to reach your personal health goals. Join the others who have worked to lower their cholesterol and cut back their blood pressure medications after a few simple lifestyle modifications. Don’t settle for simply a new medication to manage your health, <<<Don’t let a new medical condition hold you back >>>>.

Speak with your care provider to schedule an appointment today. Unable to make it into the clinic, video visits are available!

Why to reject the diet mentality?

Research has shown the act of restrictive eating, in the form of the latest diet, is not sustainable and increases the risk of weight gain in children, teens, and adults. Your body views dieting as a famine versus a desire to lose weight, directing the body into survival mode. As a result, the body slows down metabolism, converts muscle into needed energy, and creates a hormonal shift that increases the feeling of hunger and preoccupies the mind with thoughts of food. Research has shown with each diet, the body adapts and learns how to survive the next possible “famine”, making it difficult to lose more weight the next time. Dieting is linked to body dissatisfaction, body preoccupation, food cravings, and reduced self-esteem. Those who participate in dieting have an increased risk of developing eating disorders, including binge eating. By restricting the body, intense food cravings build, resulting in a binge episode once broken.  Dieting causes a person to feel disconnected and unable to trust their body around food, leaving the person to believe, “I don’t know how to eat any more”.

Intuitive Eating Program

Bridging the peace between your body and food

The Intuitive Eating Program is guided by our Registered Dietitian through personal one-on-one counseling. Intuitive Eating is a learning process, working against the diet mentality, where it focuses on self-compassion rather than feeling shameful and placing the blame on yourself. Instead of letting guilt and mistrust overcome you, allowing yourself self-compassion helps you to change unproductive behaviors.  Intuitive eating is centered around 10 principles to help rebuild body attunement in yourself. You are the expert of your own body. Only you have control over your own thoughts and feelings, just as with your own hunger and the decision on whether a food is satisfying or not. Research has shown there to be an association between Intuitive Eating with an increase in overall well-being, lower risk of eating disorders, and improved biomarkers, such as blood sugars and cholesterol, while enjoy the foods you love.  With Intuitive Eating, you’ll learn to make peace with your body and food while learning to trust yourself and enjoy your ‘Forbidden Foods’ once again – guilt free.

To stress, Intuitive Eating is not meant to be used as another attempt at a diet, guaranteeing weight loss.  However, if your current weight is a result from being out of touch with your body, becoming an Intuitive Eater may help guide your body back to its natural weight.

Meet Your Personal Dietitian

Jenna Bautch, RDN, LD 

After completing her schooling in 2016, Bautch began her career here at St. Gabriel’s Health with a focus placed on clinical and community nutrition. Jenna holds a deep interest in learning to honor your health through basic nutrition and lifestyle adjustments in modern culture. With an importance place on preventative health, Bautch works to address health at all ages. Jenna earned her certification in training for adolescent weight management in the fall of 2017.  Since then, she has worked to incorporate nutrition using a family whole approach. Bautch supports the importance of healthy behaviors, regardless of size, while working to shift the focus from the dieting world to healthy behaviors that are sustainable. In the spring of 2020, Jenna continued her education by working to become a certified counselor in Intuitive Eating.   To schedule an appointment, call Family Medical Center at 320-631-7000.

Recipe Corner

Simply Kale Salad

Simply Kale Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups kale, ripped ¼ cup feta cheese 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds 2 Tbsp dried crasins Dressing: 2 Tbsp sunflower oil 2 Tbsp apply cider vinegar 2 Tbsp honey Instructions: (1) Devein or remove the stem from the kale stems. Rip the kale leaves into bit size...

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Cauilflower Fried Rice

Cauilflower Fried Rice

Ingredients: 1/2 head cauliflower 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup chopped white onion 2 cloves garlic minced 2 large carrots diced 1/2 cup frozen peas 2 large eggs 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil Instructions: (1) Cut cauliflower into chunks and throw into a food...

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Crispy Parsnip Fries

Crispy Parsnip Fries

Ingredients: 3-4 large parsnips ¼ cup avocado oil (or olive oil) 1 tsp garlic powder ½ tsp minced garlic 1 tsp turmeric sea salt, to taste 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese Instructions: (1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (2) Slice parsnips in even slices and toss in small...

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Baked Beet Chips

Baked Beet Chips

Ingredients: 12 beets red, golden, or mixed 1/2 cup olive oil 2 teaspoon celery salt or sea salt Instructions: (1) Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F, and line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Scrub the beets well with a veggie brush and cut off the tops....

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Garlic Mashed Turnips

Garlic Mashed Turnips

Ingredients: 2 medium-sized turnips 2 medium-sized russet potatoes 4 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp butter (or ghee) 2 tablespoon milk (or milk substitute) sea salt & pepper, to taste 1 handful of chives, chopped Instructions: (1) Wash, peel and cut the turnips and potatoes...

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Zucchini Rollatini

Zucchini Rollatini

Ingredients: 2 large, cut lengthwise into 12 (1/4-inch thick) slices 1/2 Tsp salt fresh black pepper, to taste 1 cup marinara sauce 1 large egg 2/3 cup part skim ricotta cheese 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese, plus more for serving 1/4 cup chopped basil 1 garlic clove,...

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Roasted Rutabaga

Roasted Rutabaga

Ingredients: 3 pounds rutabaga 1 Tbsp olive oil ½ Tsp thyme salt & pepper to taste 2 Tbsp butter, unsalted 2 Tbsp brown sugar Instructions: (1) Preheat oven to 425°F. (2) Peel rutabaga and cut into 1" cubes. Toss with olive oil, thyme, salt & pepper. (3)...

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Kohlrabi Slaw

Kohlrabi Slaw

Ingredients: Slaw 3 kohlrabi 1 large carrot 1 handful cilantro, chopped 1 handful parsley, chopped 5-6 mint leaves, finely chopped Dressing ¼ cup mayonnaise 2-3 teaspoons grainy mustard 1 teaspoon English mustard, less if you don't like the heat 1 teaspoon red wine...

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Garlic Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

Garlic Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts, (ends trimmed and sliced in half) 2 tbsp unsalted butter, (melted) 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/3 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese Instructions: (1)...

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Baked Okra

Baked Okra

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb Okra 1/8 tsp Cayenne ½ tsp Salt 1 tsp Paprika Instructions: (1) Dice okra into bite size pieces. Place diced okra in a large bowl, toss with olive oil. (2) In a small dish, mix together salt, paprika, and cayenne. Sprinkle over okra...

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Easy Vegetable Stir Fry

Easy Vegetable Stir Fry

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 red bell pepper, sliced 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced 1 cup sugar snap peas 1 cup carrots, sliced 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 2 cups broccoli 1 cup baby corn 1/2 cup water chestnuts ¼ cup soy sauce 3 garlic cloves minced 3 Tbsp brown sugar 1...

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Unstuffed Pepper Bowls

Unstuffed Pepper Bowls

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 small yellow onion, diced (1 cup) 2 cups chopped bell pepper Ground black pepper to taste 1 lb lean ground turkey 2 tsp garlic, minced 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp ground cumin Cayenne pepper, dash (optional) 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes,...

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