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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, ...

Healthy Recipes: Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on April 26th, 2012 | No Comments »
Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Recipe Description: This is a vegetarian version of the classic soup, usually made with chicken. Earthy dark pasilla chile flavors the soul-satisfying broth. (Recipe adapted from Rick Bayless.) Recipe Ingredients: 3 large dried pasilla (negro), ancho or New Mexico chiles (see Note) 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium white onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick 3 cloves garlic, peeled 4 cups vegetable broth or “no-chicken” broth 4 cups water 1 large ...

New Food Plate Worksheets Focus on Minority Populations

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 25th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Last week was National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 15-21) and this year The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center created food plate worksheets to promote healthy eating habits and cancer prevention for African American, Hispanic and Vietnamese audiences. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer stated that obesity is the second largest preventable cause of cancer diagnosis and death, after tobacco use. The ...