Medicare Blueprint Advisors - January/February 2022


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ROOT VEGETABLE BUDDHA BOWLS Don’t accept services you don’t need. Your doctor may try to take advantage of your lack of Medicare knowledge. They could try to persuade you into getting services you think are unnecessary, but you can deny their proposed service. The only time a Medicare representative can call you is if you called 1-800-633-4227 and left a message. Remember, your Medicare provider will never call you to update any information. You should never share your private information with anyone who contacts you by phone, email, or in-person unless they are your doctors, insurance companies, or other providers.

Root vegetables are the cream of the crop during winter, and this recipe makes the most out of them by pairing them with other protein- packed ingredients. To level it up, add grilled chicken or fish! Have any questions about Medicare, how you can protect yourself, or services? Allow Medicare Blueprint Advisors to help. Call us at 888-335-9498 . Ask for a second opinion from another physician. It’s okay to be skeptical about these services, even if the provider says Medicare will pay for it. You can reference Medicare’s coverage rules in order to determine if a service is covered. A coverage list can be found at under the “Get Answers” tab.


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1. Preheat oven to 400 F. 2. On a large sheet pan, toss root vegetables in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them evenly and roast until fork tender, about 40 minutes, stirring and flipping halfway through.


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In a serving bowl, layer 1/2 cup warm quinoa with 2 cups root vegetables, 2 tbsp hummus, 1 handful of baby kale, and 1/2 an avocado. Repeat for the 3 remaining bowls, drizzle with balsamic glaze and any other desired toppings, then serve and enjoy! (If you don’t want individual bowls, you can mix everything together into a salad!)

8 cups root vegetables of your choice, chopped

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2 tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt


1/4 tsp black pepper 2 cups quinoa, cooked

1/2 cup hummus

4 handfuls baby kale 2 small avocados, sliced

Balsamic glaze

Optional: Garnishes of your choice (lemon juice, fresh herbs, etc.)



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