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Giant
(703) 729-3877
44110 Unit #160 Village
Ashburn, VA
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Tue:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Wed:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Thu:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Fri:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sat:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sun:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Safeway
(703) 726-1371
43150 Broadlands Center Plaza Suite 140
Ashburn, VA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,SunTrust Bank Branch
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
703-726-1379
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Sam'S Club
(571) 434-8711
45425 Dulles Crossing Plaza
Sterling, VA
Pharmacy #
(571)434-8723

Walmart
(571) 434-9434
45415 Dulles Crossing Plz
Sterling, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(571) 434-9409
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Safeway
(703) 430-1192
30 Pidgeon Hill Drive
Sterling, VA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
703-430-6610
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Harris Teeter
(571) 223-0110
20070 Ashbrook Commons Plaza, Suite 151
Ashburn, VA
Store Hours
Open 24 hrs
Pharmacy #
(571) 223-0517
Pharmacy Hours
9am-9pm Mon-Fri

Harris Teeter
(703) 723-0842
43300 Southern Walk Plaza, Suite 130
Ashburn, VA
Store Hours
Open 24 hrs
Pharmacy #
(703) 723-0981
Pharmacy Hours
9am-9pm Mon-Fri

Target
(703) 463-2008
45130 Columbia Pl
Sterling, VA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Wegmans Dulles
45131 Columbia Place
Sterling, VA
Services / Departments
Wi-Fi Internet Access, WKids Fun Center, Coin Redemption Self Service, MoneyGram / Money Orders

Bottom Dollar Food
(703) 430-5408
46081 Briarcroft Plaza
Sterling, VA
Store Hours
7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, 7 days a week

Good Food? Healthy Holiday Parties

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by Maureen Callahan, RD

Stringing up multicolored lights and decorating the house for the holidays just puts me in a good mood. I guess that’s because I like throwing parties and having the chance to cook for friends and family. We all have a lot to be thankful for, and there’s nothing better than good food and good conversation to underscore that theme.

As much as I love to concoct all kinds of delicacies in my kitchen though, it’s getting trickier and trickier to plan these party menus. Lately, everyone seems to be on a different food wavelength. I have a brother-in-law who is a strict vegetarian. One of my good friends is allergic to wheat. And I’ve come to expect that at least a few of my guests will be dieting or embracing some new food fad of the moment. Instead of agonizing about these culinary quirks and differences, I’ve learned to make appetizers, entrées, and desserts that suit many tastes and preferences. A vegetarian dish that is made with tofu and tempeh might not appeal to the masses, but a vegetarian-style roasted stuffed mushroom or vegetable loaf might. The key is to keep the flavors rich and varied so that no one thinks about what is missing but instead revels in the flavors that are already there.

My goal this year is to try to make all my party foods fit a holiday theme without screaming “special diet.” So for an appetizer I’m serving stuffed portobellos full of cashews, rice and nutty- flavored fontina cheese. Luckily, they’ll double as a perfect entrée for my friends who avoid wheat and gluten. For the main course I’m making a roasted vegetable loaf. It’s shaped with brown rice, nuts, cheese, breadcrumbs, herbs and roasted vegetables, so it’s packed with a lot of flavors that should suit both my vegetarian and meat-eating guests. I’ll probably dish up sides like garlic mashed potatoes and lemony green beans to go with the loaf. Dessert for everyone includes the traditional holiday pumpkin, but it comes as part of a vegan, dairy-free cheesecake. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser with its rich, creamy blend of pumpkin and tofu dusted with a crunchy streusel topping. Happy Holidays!

RECIPES

Roasted Vegetable Loaf

This vegetarian entrée will be a hit with meat-eating partygoers since it’s stuffed with lots of flavorful ingredients including walnuts, two kinds of cheese and roasted vegetables. Toast the walnuts in a dry skillet on the stovetop to bring out their nutty flavor. Add leftovers of the loaf to chili, or use slices to make “mock meatloaf” sandwiches.

1 cup brown and wild rice blend (such as Lundberg)
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 bay leaf
11/2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 slices whole-grain bread
11/2 cups chopped red and yellow bell pepper
11/2 cups chopped eggplant
1 cup chopped yellow or white onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
1/2 cup 1-percent reduced-fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat white cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon fre...

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Living with Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is the one type of diabetes that is generally short lived. Gestational diabetes occurs only in pregnant women when blood sugars rise above normal target range (over 120). Gestational diabetes generally has a quick onset (first few months of pregnancy) and ends soon after the mother has given birth. Gestational diabetes occurs in three to eight percent of women, so if you or a loved one is planning to become pregnant, or is already pregnant, you should consider learning more about this type of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes occurs because mother's tissues become resistant to a hormone called insulin. When you eat food, your body digests it and breaks down all the carbohydrates into sugar, or glucose. When glucose enters the bloodstream your brain signals your pancreas (a digestive- and hormone-regulating organ) to release insulin. Insulin helps glucose to leave the bloodstream and enter your muscles for energy. For pregnant women, the muscles and placenta (the sac surrounding the baby) become resistant to insulin so that glucose remains in the blood stream, ultimately creating a higher level of blood sugar (consistently higher than 120).

Some women are more at risk for this rise in blood sugar than others. Some risk factors for gestational diabetes include age (older than 25), family history (family members with type 2 diabetes or who have had babies over 9 pounds), weight (inactive, overweight women are more at risk), and race (women who are African American, American Indian, Hispanic or Asian are more at risk). Although many of the risk factors mentioned are out of your control, you can generally try to control your weight and lifestyle during and preceding pregnancy. Ask your doctor what the best weight for you is and then ask advice on improving eating habits and making exercise habit.

If you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes you can generally control it with diet, exercise, careful monitoring and potentially medication. Diets h...

Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is one of several types of diabetes mellitus (diabetes that deals with your body's ability to use carbohydrates). Diabetes, in general terms, is found in people who either are insulin dependent or insulin resistant. Insulin is a hormone from your pancreas that helps sugar molecules (glucose) from your food to enter your muscles for use as energy. People who are insulin dependent do not make enough insulin. People who are insulin resistant have muscles and other tissues in their body that do not respond to insulin's efforts to supply glucose-based energy. Another term for insulin resistance is type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is typically diagnosed in late teens or adulthood for reasons still not completely known. Although chemical causes have not been solidly identified, the health community has been able to identify several risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Major risk factors include obesity, inactivity, age, and family history.

If you are overweight, generally inactive, over the age of sixteen and have type 2 diabetes in your family, you are at risk. If you have already been diagnosed you will find that although sometimes inconvenient, living with type 2 diabetes can be quite manageable. A few keys to living with type 2 diabetes are making sure you eat a healthy diet with lots of fiber and vegetables, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight for your height and age, and living an active lifestyle. Medicine can be completely avoided in some cases if ...

Types of Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases in the United States. People of all ages and ethnicities can be diagnosed with diabetes. There are three kinds of diabetes that are commonly diagnosed, these include diabetes mellitus type 1, diabetes mellitus type 2 and diabetes insipidus.

Diabetes mellitus, or sugar diabetes, deals with your body's ability to properly use sugar. In a properly working body, glucose (sugar molecules) enters the body in the form of food and is broken down to either be stored or used for their primary purpose: energy. With diabetes mellitus your body struggles to produce or accept the hormone called insulin. Insulin is secreted (distributed) by one of the body's main digestive and hormone regulatory centers, the pancreas. Sometimes the pancreas does not make enough insulin, and sometimes the body's tissues that are meant to recognize insulin for sugar absorption do not.

Patients with type 1 diabetes are insulin dependent, meaning that their bodies do not make enough insulin for sugar to enter muscles and tissues for energy. Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed in early childhood, but can be diagnosed at anytime during life. Patients with type 2 diabetes are insulin resistant, meaning that their bodies do not respond well to insulin's attempt to bring sugar, or energy, into the body's tissues. Type 2 diabetes is most commonly found in adults. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can be managed with shots of insulin. Type 2 diab...