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Healthy Recipes: Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

This rib-sticking chili offers a hearty mix of wheat berries, beans, peppers and onion. Feel free to add an additional chipotle pepper to crank up the heat in this one-pot meal. Cooked wheat berries will keep for up to 1 month in your freezer and there's no need to thaw them; just stir them directly into the chili. 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 ...

Quick Tips for a Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit

Posted by PCF Admin on January 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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10 quick diet tips to help you stay energetic and healthy.  Boost your energy levels and keep your moods on an even keel with these quick everyday tips for your mind, body and spirit.   1. Take baby steps. If you’re trying to make healthful changes to your diet, keep in mind that even small changes will improve your health and feelings of well-being. Small changes are easier to make and stick with. Keep track of your food intake ...

Healthy Recipes: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans

Acorn squash’s natural shape makes it just right for stuffing. This filling has Mediterranean flair: olives, tomato paste, white beans and Parmesan cheese. Serve with: Mixed green salad with radicchio and red onion and crisp white wine, such as Pinot Grigio. 4 servings Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 2 medium acorn squash, halved (see Tip) and seeded 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 ...

Healthy Recipes: Melon & Apple Granita

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 7th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Melon & Apple Granita

Welcome to a new year filled with healthy recipes for prevention!  This granita uses sweet ripe melon for flavor, apple juice instead of sugar and a touch of lime juice to perk up the flavors. Berries look beautiful on top; or if you can find fresh figs, add them. For a vibrant look, make with an orange-fleshed melon, such as cantaloupe, Charentais or orange honeydew. 8 servings, about 3/4 cup granita & 1/4 cup fruit each ...