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Healthy Recipes: Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Posted by PCF Admin on December 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Healthy Eating - 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 rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut cauliflower into quarters. Remove any extra woody core from the ends, but keep the quarters intact. Brush with 2 teaspoons oil and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Place cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Roast the cauliflower for 15 minutes. Turn so the opposite cut sides are down. Continue roasting until tender, 15 to 20 minutes more. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, blue cheese, vinegar, water, scallion greens and pepper in a small bowl. Serve the roasted cauliflower drizzled with the vinaigrette. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 90 calories; 7 g fat (2 g sat, 5 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 5 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 2 g fiber; 304 mg ...

Health and Fitness Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Posted by Tony Pelton, Communications Intern on December 7th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Not everyone on your holiday gift list will like a gym membership or running shoes. But fear not, here are some other healthy gifts for the people you will be shopping for this holiday season. Pomegranate. An easy, inexpensive and healthy gift, the pomegranate is a traditional Christmas fruit symbolizing fertility and birth. Loaded with antioxidants and thought by many to prevent some types of cancer, pomegranates are tasty as garnishes or as a standalone snack. ...

Fruits and Vegetables Still Absent in Teen Diets

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - 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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Healthy Eating - 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 ...