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Healthy recipe: Basil, shrimp & zucchini pasta

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on April 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »
Basil Shrimp and Zucchini Pasta

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: This quick-cooking, healthy dinner is a simple combination of zucchini, shrimp and pasta flecked with plenty of fresh basil. If you have leftover cooked pasta from another meal, use it and skip Step 2. Since the recipe combines a starch, vegetables and the shrimp, all you need is a fruit or vegetable salad to round out the menu. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup ...

Healthy recipe: Quick french onion soup

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communication Associate on February 27th, 2013 | No Comments »
Quick French Onion Soup

Yield: 6 servings, 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: French onion soup is a favorite but it usually isn’t substantial enough to make a complete meal. We’ve solved this problem by adding fiber-rich chickpeas to a broth flavored with sherry and three kinds of onions. Of course, we didn’t forget the gooey topping, we’ve just made it a little lighter and a lot easier to prepare at home—simply top toasted ...

Healthier menus; Healthier profits

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Healthier meal options may start popping up on more restaurant menus with the latest research showing healthy food items meaning healthier profits for the restaurant industry. Looking at top fast-food and sit-down chains, researchers found that those that increased the amount of reduced-calorie options they served had better sales growth, greater increases in customer traffic and stronger gains in total servings than their competitors who offered fewer lower-calorie options. In 17 of the 21 restaurant ...

One man’s healthy weight loss journey

Posted by Tim Elbing, Jr. on February 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
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I started on my weight loss journey back in late March 2012. I was in denial about my weight gain until I saw a photo of me next to my cousin who was 9 months pregnant. I was shocked by how heavy I had gotten and the picture led me to question who was really pregnant! I immediately pulled out a scale and hopped on. The number I saw on it scared me: 260 pounds. My ...