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YMCA of Greater Waukesha County

Association Offices

3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive, Suite 100
New Berlin, WI 53151

Tri County YMCA

N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Mukwonago YMCA

245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI 53149

Waukesha YMCA

320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center

3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151

West Suburban YMCA

2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Southwest YMCA

11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53228

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Association Offices

New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center


YGWC ASSOCIATION OFFICES

3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive, Suite 100
New Berlin, WI  53151
262-330-5199

 

HOURS

MON-FRI | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tri County YMCA

Tri County YMCA


TRI COUNTY YMCA

N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI  53051

 262-255-9622

 

HOURS

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mukwonago YMCA

Mukwonago YMCA


MUKWONAGO YMCA

245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI  53149

262-363-7950

 

HOURS 

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Waukesha YMCA

Waukesha YMCA


WAUKESHA YMCA

320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI  53186

 262-542-2557

 

HOURS 

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center

New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center


NEW BERLIN YMCA WELLNESS CENTER

3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive
New Berlin, WI  53151
262-330-5190

 

HOURS 

MON-FRI | 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SAT & SUN | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

West Suburban YMCA

West Suburban YMCA


WEST SUBURBAN YMCA

2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI  53226

 414-302-9622

 

HOURS

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Southwest YMCA

Southwest YMCA


SOUTHWEST YMCA

11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI  53228

414-546-9622

 

HOURS

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Camp Double Eagle

W365 S8661 Highway 67
Eagle, WI 53119

Y Children's Academy

100 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

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  • FREE Y-Connect Orientation Program
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The Y has programs for children of all ages. From infant and toddler care at our Y Academy, to Preschool and 4K programs, to Before & After School care for elementary and middle school students, the Y can help your busy family find programs and care that's right for you.

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Healthy Living at the Y

VARY YOUR VEGGIES

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SMART Goals for Healthy Living
YMCA OF GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY

POWER UP YOUR PLATE WITH PLANTS

Fresh vegetablesFriday, April 9, 2021
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Eating healthy foods is a lot easier when you have them on hand. Meal prepping can help you stay on track instead of turning to convenience foods.

Roasting a sheet pan of vegetables every weekend is a healthy habit that will help you meal prep for the week ahead and get your veggies in each day. Roasting caramelizes the natural sugars in produce which can make them tastier to those who have a hard time eating their veggies.

Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body. Adding vegetables to your meals can help increase intake of fiber and potassium, which are important nutrients that many Americans do not get enough of in their diet.

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Nutrient Facts


 

  • Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
     
  • Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections.
     
  • Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron more easily.
     
  • Dietary fiber from vegetables, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower the risk of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
  • Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Vegetable sources of potassium include sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white beans, tomato products (past, sauce, and juice), beet greens, soy beans, lima beans, spinach, lentils, kidney beans, acorn squash, kohlrabi, and yucca.
     
  • Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories.
     
  • Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.

Recipe Ideas


 

VEGGIE MIGAS

A Tex-Mex dish, migas are corn tortilla strips gently fried and incorporated into scrambled eggs. This spin on the classic from the American Heart Association uses very little oil while also adding an array of veggies into the mix.

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ROASTED VEGETABLES

Ingredients

Try roasting any of your favorite veggies, including:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Peppers
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Squash
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Asparagus
  • Zucchini
  • Brussel sprouts
Instructions
  1. Cut vegetables into bite-sized pieces and toss to coat with olive oil on a sheet pan. For easy clean-up, line your pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Bake at 375º for about 30 minutes or until fork tender.
  3. Use your veggies to make different dishes all week long.

CAULIFLOWER TABOULI

Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 3-4 scallions (green onions)
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or flax oil
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop the vegetables and herbs, making sure the cauliflower florets are finely diced.
  2. Mix the vegetables, herbs, garlic, lemon juice, and oil in a large bowl.
  3. Add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste. 
  4. Serve chilled. Salad lasts in refrigerator for up to 7 days.

CHOPPED ASIAN SLAW

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cup purple cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cup. snow peas
  • 3-4 green onions
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Slivered almonds (optional)

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 Tabelspoons sesame seeds
  • Minced garlic or ginger (optional)
Instructions
  1. Chop romaine lettuce and cabbage and place in a large bowl.
  2. Slice snow peas and green onions. Dice bell pepper, slice carrots, and roughly chop cilantro; add to bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  4. Pour dressing over salad, add slivered almonds, and toss to combine.
  5. Top with additional sesame seeds, if desired.

NOTE: If making ahead of time, store the salad and dressing in separate containers so the salad doesn't get soggy.


 

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The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 45-5119441.

 

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