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Healthy Recipes: Mediterranean Wrap

Posted by PCF Admin on August 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Mediterranean Wrap

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: This wrap is stuffed with chicken tenders and couscous with a hit of lemon and a healthy dose of fresh herbs. Save any leftovers to wrap up for an easy lunch. Serve with: Mixed green salad and a glass of crisp white wine. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup couscous, preferably whole-wheat 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 pound chicken tenders 1 medium tomato, chopped 1 cup chopped cucumber 4 10-inch spinach or sun-dried tomato wraps or tortillas Recipe Steps: Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in couscous and remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Set aside. Meanwhile, combine parsley, mint, lemon juice, oil, garlic, 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Toss chicken tenders in a medium bowl with 1 tablespoon of the parsley mixture and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Place the tenders in a large nonstick skillet and cook over medium heat until cooked though, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean cutting board. Cut into bite-size pieces ...

Junk Food Ads Cause Children to Nag Incessantly

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Healthy Eating - In light of the growing problem of childhood obesity, a recent study at Johns Hopkins examined the effect that junk food television advertisements have on children. The study focused on what researchers call “The Nag Factor,” which theorizes that, after being inundated with ads for unhealthy food and beverages, children are persistent in nagging their parents to purchase junk food. While parents have a number of different ways to combat the problem, the study suggests ...

Smokers Looking to Quit Can Benefit from Weight Training

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
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No Smoking - A recent study found that smokers who participated in a three-month resistance training program had a higher success rate of quitting than those who merely watched informational health videos over the same time period. Following the experiment, 16% of smokers who participated in the twice-a-week weight-lifting regimen reported quitting, compared to only 8% of the control group, and a follow-up investigation three months later found that the percentages were largely the same. With only a ...

After August Recess on the Hill

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Advocacy - If you thought that the contentious debt ceiling vote in the first week of August would be the last of the budget battle in Congress, you would be mistaken. Members of Congress left Washington after the vote for August recess, but when Congress returns in September they will begin yet another battle, this time over FY2012 appropriations. The federal government’s fiscal year ends Sept. 30, after which new appropriations bills or a continuing resolution will ...