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Healthy Recipes: Almond-Honey Power Bar

Posted by PCF Admin on August 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
Almond-Honey Power Bar

Healthy Eating - Servings: 8 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour (including chilling) To Make Ahead: Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month; thaw at room temperature. Recipe Description: Great for breakfast on the go! Golden roasted nuts, seeds and oats are enveloped by flavorful almond butter in these delectably chewy, no-fuss energy bars. Unrefined turbinado sugar adds a deep caramelly undertone. Feel free to use light brown sugar instead. Bars stored at room temperature will be softer than those that are refrigerated. Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1 tablespoon flaxseeds, preferably golden 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 1 cup unsweetened whole-grain puffed cereal (see Note) 1/3 cup currants 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots 1/3 cup chopped golden raisins 1/4 cup creamy almond butter (see Note) 1/4 cup turbinado sugar (see Note) 1/4 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt Recipe Steps: Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch-square pan with cooking spray. Spread oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds and sesame seeds on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake until the oats are lightly toasted and the nuts are fragrant, shaking the pan halfway through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add cereal, ...

Visiting Michigan’s U.P. with the Prevent Cancer Super Colon

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on August 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - “So, Cheryssa, how are things down in DC?” Since I moved down to the city less than a year ago, this is a question I still get asked very often by friends and family. Over the last few months I’ve been able to give them quite an update – “It’s great! I travel with a giant colon that people walk through!” The Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM is definitely a sight to see! At 8 feet tall ...

Tips For Packing Your Own Lunch to Improve Your Health and IQ

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Healthy Eating - No matter how healthy the options are, eating at school or a cafeteria at work or, even worse, a fast food restaurant for lunch can be a risky proposal for your health. However, when you pack your lunch yourself, or for your kids, you can control the ingredients and therefore the calorie and fat content and the sodium levels to help provide a tasty, healthy and much cheaper alternative. In addition, a recent study has ...

Healthy Recipes: Garden Pasta Salad

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
Garden Pasta Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, 1 cup each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Description: This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from kalamata olives and basil. A colorful mix of diced bell pepper, shredded carrot and tomatoes adds vitamins and minerals. Serve on a crisp bed of greens. Toss in canned chunk light tuna, cooked chicken or flavored baked tofu to add protein ...