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Skip the Soda: Grab a Refreshing, Healthy Drink This Summer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Summer is right around the corner, as is the need to remain hydrated in the approaching hot weather. Drinking water is a great way to prevent dehydration, but be careful what other liquids you are grabbing this season. Sugary drinks such as soda are not good for you, especially those sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. Contrary to popular belief, diet sodas are not a healthier alternative. They have been linked to weight gain and the risk ...

Healthy Recipes: Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on June 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Recipe Description: Jammy raspberries and rich chocolate combine for a delicious, tart frozen yogurt. It is quick and easy to prepare, but plan ahead if you’re using fresh berries—they take a little longer to freeze. Mini chocolate chips give you the most chocolate in every bite, but any kind of chip will work—dark-chocolate lovers should try bittersweet chips. Recipe Ingredients: 3 cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) raspberries 2 cups low-fat plain yogurt 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla ...

Healthy Recipes: Corn & Broccoli Calzones

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on May 24th, 2012 | No Comments »
Corn & Broccoli Calzones

Yield: 6 calzones Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: These calzones are stuffed with a summery combination of corn and broccoli, but you can use whatever you have in your fridge. Part-skim ricotta and mozzarella make our pizza pockets lower in saturated fat. Plus a whole-wheat crust adds a nutty flavor and extra fiber. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping. Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli florets 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels ...

Healthy Recipes: Hot Chile Grilled Cheese

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on May 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
Hot Chile Grilled Cheese

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: This deconstructed version of a chile relleno turned sandwich packs some heat and an ooey-gooey filling. We like the flavor of sourdough, but any kind of bread will work well. Serve with: Coleslaw and sliced pineapple. Recipe Ingredients: 4 poblano peppers (see Note) 1 14-ounce can pinto beans, preferably low-sodium 3 tablespoons prepared salsa 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt 3 scallions, ...