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Healthy recipe: Zesty bean dip & chips

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »
Zesty Bean Dip & Chips

Yield: 1 serving Servings: 1 Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Recipe Description: Stirring salsa into versatile canned refried beans makes a quick and healthy bean dip. It also works well as a sandwich spread with your favorite vegetables and a sprinkle of cheese. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1/4 cup fat-free canned refried beans 2. 1 tablespoon salsa 3. 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro 4. 1 minced scallion (optional) 5. 1 ounce tortilla chips (about 10) Recipe Steps: Combine refried beans, salsa, cilantro and scallion (if ...

Healthy recipe: Summer succotash salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
Summer Succotash Salad

Yield: 10 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 10 Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 2, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Finish with Steps 3 & 4 just before serving. Recipe Description: This summer salad is based on the Southern favorite, succotash, and is a fresh-tasting combination of butter beans, corn, summer squash and tomatoes. Butter beans, the same species as lima beans, are the bean of choice ...

Healthy recipe: Strawberry-banana smoothie pops

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 9th, 2013 | No Comments »
Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Pops

Yield: 6 (4-ounce) pops Servings: 6 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes (including freezing time) To Make Ahead: Freeze for up to 3 weeks. | Equipment: six 4-ounce freezer pop molds (see Tip) Recipe Description: Turn a strawberry-banana smoothie or your favorite blended concoction into freezer pops for a cool treat. Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups frozen strawberries 1 medium banana 1 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt or vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail or pomegranate juice 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup Recipe Steps: Place strawberries, ...

“5-A-Day” rule backed by Swedish study

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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An extensive Swedish study found a direct correlation between the ‘5-a-day’ fruit and vegetable recommendation and a longer life. According to the study, those who had at least the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables tended to live a longer life than those who did not. Of the men and women that participated in the study, those that said they did not eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables had their lives cut ...