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Healthy Holiday Memories

Posted by Tony Pelton, Communications Intern on December 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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Growing up in a free-spirited Northern California household, my family celebrates the holidays a little differently. Out is the normally rich holiday fare and in with the simple, healthy, vegetable based holiday feast. My family tends to go fairly light in the appetizers department, focusing on smaller amounts of tasty and simple dishes. A recent favorite has been my father’s carrot purée for dipping raw vegetables such as cucumber, broccoli and cauliflower. Carrot purée is quick ...

Healthy Recipes: Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on December 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Recipe Description: Cauliflower roasted in big chunks is delicious and the quick blue cheese vinaigrette makes it special. Try it as a side dish. Recipe Ingredients: 1 large head cauliflower, leaves trimmed 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/8 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon minced scallion greens 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Recipe Steps: Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large ...

Fruits and Vegetables Still Absent in Teen Diets

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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American teens are still not eating enough fruits and vegetables. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported teenagers are consuming fruits and vegetables an average of 1.2 times a day, far below the recommended daily intake for adolescents of 4.5 times a day. The latest CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that black students consumed fruits and vegetables once a day compared to Hispanic students who consumed 1.1 servings a day and white ...

High Calorie Content in Apple Juice Poses Health Risk

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There have been recent headlines about arsenic in apple juice, but leading experts say the real problem is the juice’s high sugar and calorie count. Nutritionists believe the popularity of apple juice, combined with its lackluster nutritional values, is adding to the childhood obesity epidemic and tooth decay. Some nutritionists say other juices can be just as harmful. Despite being fortified with vitamins in an attempt to balance out high calorie content, these juices can still ...