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A guide to cooking with peppers

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on July 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
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(photo: John Winkelman) We all know that eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce your risk for cancer, but incorporating vegetables into your diet isn’t always an easy task. They can be intimidating! One easy, fun (and colorful!) way to incorporate more vegetables into your dishes this summer is to try cooking with peppers. High in vitamin A and C, peppers add punches of flavor and nutrients to your dish. 3 ways to ...

Easy, healthy breakfast in under ten minutes

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on June 25th, 2014 | No Comments »
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We all love breakfast food - just not when we are running off to work and eating in the car on our commute. Many of us even vouch for skipping breakfast altogether. For years, I have made it a part of my routine to eat a healthy and tasty breakfast every morning. Like our moms always said, breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Studies show that mom is right: eating a ...

Pack your way to a tastier, healthier and cheaper lunch

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on May 31st, 2014 | No Comments »
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There are numerous benefits to packing your own lunch: 1. You save money - eating out every day can break the bank, 2. You know exactly what you are putting in your body, and 3. You can spend the extra time on your lunch break doing these productive things instead of standing in line for takeout. If you are anything like me, you spend about 10 seconds thinking about lunch before running off to work in ...

5 of the healthiest cheeses

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on May 9th, 2014 | No Comments »
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You don’t normally see cheese on healthy food lists, but it’s part of pretty much everyone’s diet. No matter how healthy I eat, there is always room for a little cheese. This month, I did some research on the healthiest types of cheese that you can enjoy at breakfast, lunch and dinner. In general, choose cheeses that are low in sodium and fat - soft cheeses tend to have higher amounts of both. Here are 5 cheeses ...

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