Holiday Foods That Will Benefit Your Hair

Holidays are a great time to eat nutrient filled foods for your hair! Be smart about your choices and remember that healthy hair isn’t made from sugar. Here are some great foods for hair growth!

Butternut Squash Can Improve Your Hair

Winter squash is here in all its nutritional glory! Seeing those giant, hard shelled squashes lining the produce aisles can be intimidating.

Fear no more! Learn how to cook butternut squash with ease and confidence with Chef Candy Lesher. Find out why its part of our food for hair growth plan!

Cooking Butternut Squash

6:30-7:30PM, Wednesday November 14th

Healthy Holiday Food for Your Hair

Sugary foods are everywhere this time of year. Take a break from the sweets with a savory protein and plant dish you can share with your friends and loved ones.

Join us for some new holiday recipes that become seasonal favorites! Class taught by Chef Candy Lesher and dietitian Terry Taylor.

Holiday Brunch

6:30-7:30PM, Wednesday, December 12th

Classes are free, however seating is limited. Registration is required. Visit or call 623-580-5800. Cooking classes in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Healthy Hair Recipes

Turkey Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

This hearty soup features autumns vegetable harvest. It boasts more vegetables and less carbs than a traditional chicken noodle soup, yet is still comforting and delicious. You can substitute chicken for turkey. For vegetarian version, replace chicken broth with vegetable broth and two cups of cooked cannelloni beans for poultry.

Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 medium yellow onion, finely diced

2 large carrots, peeled and chopped

4 stalks celery, chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 garlic clove, minced

3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh sage or 1/4 teaspoon dried

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried

6 cups low sodium chicken broth

2-3 cups butternut squash spiral noodles

2 cups diced cooked white turkey meat

1 cup spinach chopped

1 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Heat olive oil in soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, carrots, celery and salt. Sauté until golden, about 10-15 minutes
  3. Stir in garlic, sage, and thyme. Cook another minute.
  4. Pour in one-half cup broth to deglaze the pot, stirring to loose any bits stuck on bottom of pot.
  5. Cook until liquid is reduced by half
  6. Add remaining broth. Bring to a boil over medium heat
  7. Lower heat, add squash noodles and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 8-10 minutes
  8. Stri in turkey, spinach and lemon zest
  9. Simmer until turkey is heated through, about 3 minutes
  10. Enjoy!

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