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Healthy Recipes: Tomato & Olive-Stuffed Portobello Caps

Posted by PCF Admin on October 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
Tomato-&-Olive-Stuffed Portobello Caps

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: Portobello caps make excellent mini casseroles. Here, they hold a tomato, cheese and olive stuffing that grills up to a smoky perfection. Serve them with whole-wheat couscous and a mixed green salad for an easy meal. Recipe Ingredients: 2/3 cup chopped plum tomatoes 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 4 portobello mushroom caps, 5 inches wide 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce Recipe Steps: Combine tomatoes, cheese, olives, garlic, 1 teaspoon oil, rosemary and pepper in a small bowl. Preheat grill to medium. Discard mushroom stems. Remove brown gills from the undersides of the caps using a spoon; discard gills. Mix the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, lemon juice and soy sauce in a small bowl. Brush the mixture over both sides of the caps. Oil a grill rack (see Tip). Place the caps on the rack, stem sides down, cover and grill until soft, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and fill with the tomato mixture. Return to the grill, cover, and cook until the cheese is melted, about ...

Healthy Halloween Tricks and Treats

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Instead of putting on pounds, these simple tricks will treat you and your family to a healthier Halloween. Kara Smith, special project coordinator at the Loyola Center for Fitness suggests: Buy candy you don’t like, and buy it the day before Halloween to avoid temptation while handing it out. Stay away from chocolate. Research shows people tend to eat more chocolate than any other type of candy. Eat a full, healthy meal before trick-or-treating to suppress the urge ...

Healthy Recipes: Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on October 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Healthy Eating - Servings: 10 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including freezing time) To Make Ahead: Cover and freeze the pie for up to 3 days. | Equipment: 9-inch deep-dish pie pan Recipe Description: While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it’s fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year—it just might become one of their holiday favorites. No need to let them know how easy it is. Recipe ...

“Moderate” Crucial for Women’s Exercise

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - A team of researchers lead by Steriani Elavsky at Penn State University has found that women between the ages of 40 and 60 respond better to moderate rather than vigorous exercise. According to Elavsky, the group of women who exercised moderately were two-times more likely to feel energized, confident and willing to continue exercising in the future. Elavsky notes that middle-aged women are one of the least-active groups when it comes to exercise and are ...