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Jan’s 5K Challenge: We Are Family!

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on August 12th, 2010 | 2 Comments »
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Over the weekend I attended a birthday/family reunion for my older brother Ray at his farm in Pennsylvania.  I have to admit, I went with a little bit of trepidation.  After all, I was going to see family members I hadn’t seen in years and some I’d never met. Seems pretty exciting, so why the trepidation? Because like most families, mixing some of my family members together is like mixing explosive compounds. Now we were going to ...

Healthy Recipes: Citrus Berry Smoothie

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
Citrus Berry Smoothie

This meal-in-a-glass smoothie is bursting with berries and orange juice, healthful sources of carbohydrate and powerful antioxidants. Getting plenty of antioxidant-rich foods makes sense for active people, since free radicals are produced any time the body’s cells process oxygen. Servings: 1 Yield: 1 smoothie, about 2 cups Total Time: 5 minutes Prep Time: 5 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1.  1 1/4 cups fresh berries 2.  3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt 3.  1/2 cup orange juice 4.  2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk 5.  1 tablespoon toasted wheat ...

On the Road this Summer? Hit the Salad Bar!

Posted by Ann G. Kulze, M.D. on August 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Editor’s Note: Ann G. Kulze, M.D. is a noted nutrition and wellness expert, physician and member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s board of directors. This post is part two of a two part series on healthy eating while traveling. Well stocked salad bars offer a quick and convenient opportunity to tap into the extraordinary nutritional benefits the right foods can provide.  Fortunately - comprehensive salad bars are now easy to access.  To successfully navigate through the salad ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Grilled shrimp is perfectly accented by this light, summery pineapple-melon salsa. The flavors are bright and fresh, just right for a hot day. Use just one melon or any combination of melons—including watermelon—for the versatile salsa. For best flavor marinate the shrimp overnight. Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 1 1/4 hours (plus marinating time) Prep Time: 45 minutes To Make Ahead: Marinate the shrimp (Step 1) for up to 24 hours. Cover and refrigerate the salsa (Step 2) for ...