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Build a healthy salad

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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(photo: Kurman Communications, Inc.) All salads are healthy, right? Wrong. Your salad is only as healthy as your toppings and iceberg lettuce is not as healthy as you think. Healthy eating is an important step to reducing your cancer risk. What you feed your body directly impacts its ability to stay healthy. Salads are often avoided because they are boring. These quick and easy tips will prove you wrong and teach you to build a nutritious salad ...

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 ...