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Reimagining the Cranberry During the Holiday Season

Posted by PCF Admin on November 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - When you think of canned cranberry sauce, images of the gelatinous, sugar laden holiday staple come to mind. But without all the added sugar, cranberries can be used to liven up a holiday meal by providing extra flavor and an assortment of health benefits. Cranberries are loaded with vitamin C as well as antioxidants and have properties which may help prevent cancer, heart disease and stomach ulcers. Cranberries are also effective against bacteria which cause bladder and urinary tract infections. Instead of using canned cranberry sauce, here are some tips for re-imagining the cranberry this holiday season. Drink as close to 100% cranberry juice as you can find to avoid excess sugar Add Craisins to salads, yogurt or cereal for added flavor and health benefits Make your own cranberry sauces and control the amount of sugar added Add cranberries to your baked goods for increased taste without as much butter or sugar If you do use store bought canned cranberry sauce be cognizant of the nutritional information Read the full article at Fox News Health. Best Ways to Enjoy Cranberries

Healthy Recipes: Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

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Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

Healthy Eating - Recipe Description: Staples like canned black beans and frozen corn transform into spicy croquettes in mere minutes. Serve with warm corn tortillas, coleslaw and lime wedges. Recipe Ingredients: 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup plain dry breadcrumbs, divided 2 cups finely chopped tomatoes 2 scallions, sliced 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon chili powder, hot if desired, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 avocado, diced Recipe Steps: Preheat oven ...

Dancing + Exercising + Fun = Zumba

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Exercise Daily - I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Zumba class at Ballston Common Sport & Health in Arlington, VA and I had such a wonderful experience! I’m not the kind of person who goes to the gym regularly or goes running in my neighborhood, but I know that regular exercise is important to stay healthy and to help prevent cancer. Since I love to dance, Zumba was a perfect activity for me to try ...

5 Healthy Tailgating Tips

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on November 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Fall football season is here—meaning lots of tailgating parties with football, fun and food. Follow these easy tips to swap those fattening recipes for some healthy and delicious alternatives. Bake—Many foods can be prepared in a much healthier way simply by skipping the fryer. Try “oven frying” wings, zucchini fries or sweet potato chips at home by rolling items in a seasoned coating and baking them in the oven for treats without all the oil and ...