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Healthy Recipe: Butternut Squash Pilaf

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on November 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Butternut Squash Pilaf

Yield: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 8 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Recipe Description: Grated butternut squash adds color and nutrients to this brown rice pilaf. Greeks like to use winter squash, especially pumpkin, to make savory and sweet pies, fritters and croquettes, casseroles and myriad other dishes with fall’s telltale vegetables, but these dishes are virtually unknown outside the country. It’s traditionally made with pumpkin, but since most pumpkins in the U.S. are grown ...

Healthy Options for Halloween

Posted by Liona Chan, Associate Manager, Marketing and Communications on October 26th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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Though many have outgrown the tradition of trick or treating, Halloween still remains a time for extreme sugar highs and indulging in lots of unhealthy treats. Skip the candy bowl this year and instead opt for one of these healthy options. They are sure to treat your body well and not trick your system with empty calories. For the little ones: Trail Mix: Portion control is key in keeping trail mix healthy. Homemade mixes are also good—you have ...

Healthy Recipe: Rustic Parsley & Orzo Soup with Walnuts

Posted by Ashley Boggs on October 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
Rustic Parsley and Orzo Soup with Walnuts

Yield: 6 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour Recipe Description: This soup recipe is based on a traditional pasta dish that consists of lots of parsley, garlic, chopped walnuts, hot chile and olive oil, all fried up and tossed with pasta. We amped up the greens, made the pasta a nutritious supporting player and turned the recipe into a soup. It’s best served immediately, because the orzo will absorb liquid ...

Elmo, SpongeBob and Dora are Helping Sell Healthful Foods to Kids

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Fruits and vegetables in the supermarket will soon have a new and fun look that will help motivate kids to eat more produce. Major food companies have adopted a marketing strategy that includes displaying edible stickers of children’s’ favorite characters, Elmo, SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer, on fruits and vegetables. This new marketing strategy stems from recent research showing children were twice as likely to select the produce with a popular character sticker as the ...