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Healthy Recipe: Charred Tomato & Chicken Tacos

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
Charred Tomato and Chicken Tacos

Yield: 6 servings, 2 tacos each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Charring tomatoes in a cast-iron skillet yields smoky results. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 pound ripe plum tomatoes cored (about 4-5) 2. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil divided 3. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks 4. Salt & freshly ground pepper 5. 1 large white onion finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 6. 2 cloves cloves garlic very finely chopped 7. 2 jalapeño peppers seeded ...

Some Olympic Athletes Reject Sports Drinks for Healthy Foods

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
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As the 2012 London Olympics winds down, it’s no surprise that advertisements for sports drinks are in full force. However, many nutritionists and athletes suggest more natural options for training and competitions. Yale University Nutritionist Expert David Katz says many of the advertised sports foods can actually dehydrate you, make you tired and add on a few extra pounds. The sports nutrition industry claims that sports drinks contain electrolytes and minerals you can’t get from water. ...

Healthy Recipe: Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Honey Soy Broiled Salmon

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: A sweet, tangy and salty mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey does double-duty as marinade and sauce. Toasted sesame seeds provide a nutty and attractive accent. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and sautéed red peppers and zucchini slices. Recipe Ingredients: 1 scallion, minced 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned (see ...

Healthy Recipe: Green Salad with Strawberries & Goat Cheese

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on July 27th, 2012 | No Comments »
Green Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: This lively salad captures the essence of early summer with ripe strawberries, chives and baby spinach. To make it a meal, top it with grilled chicken breast. Recipe Ingredients: 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or brown sugar 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 3 cups baby spinach 3 cups watercress, tough stems removed 2 1/2 cups sliced fresh ...