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Healthy recipe: Kale chips

Posted by Rebecca Evans on February 20th, 2014 | No Comments »
Kale Chips

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, about 2 cups each Servings: 4 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes To Make Ahead: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Recipe Description: Not a fan of kale? These crispy baked kale chips will convert you! For the best result, don’t overcrowd the pans. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 large bunch kale, tough stems removed, leaves torn into pieces (about 16 cups) 2. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3. 1/4 teaspoon salt Recipe Steps: 1. Position racks in upper third and center of oven; preheat to 400°F. 2. If kale is wet, very thoroughly pat dry with a clean kitchen towel; transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle the kale with oil and sprinkle with salt. Using your hands, massage the oil and salt onto the kale leaves to evenly coat. Fill 2 large rimmed baking sheets with a layer of kale, making sure the leaves don’t overlap. (If the kale won’t all fit, make the chips in batches.) 3. Bake until most leaves are crisp, switching the pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through, 8 to 12 minutes total. (If baking a batch on just one sheet, start checking after 8 minutes to prevent burning.) Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 110 calories; 5 ...

Surviving the Valentine’s Day sugar rush

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Program on February 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Making health conscious choices is not something you normally think about on Valentine’s Day. I love getting a card from my sweetheart, but my sweet tooth cannot wait for a box of chocolates. It is my favorite day of the year for chocolates and truffles of all types. Post Valentine’s Day, many regret the sugar laden treats this season brings and ultimately the havoc it reeks on our bodies. We feel sluggish and often eat ...

Erin Marcus, M.D., to speak on communicating to patients about dense breast tissue

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President, Programs on February 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Events - In 2009, Connecticut became the first state to pass legislation requiring that women who have dense breasts be informed that dense breast tissue may make it harder for radiologists to see images of existing tumors on mammograms. By early 2014, 13 additional states passed similar laws and more are considering their passage. Erin Marcus, M.D., an internist and faculty member at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is currently studying ways to make that communication ...

Free webcast on cancer funding – February 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director, Policy and Advocacy on February 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Webcast - We regret to inform you that the Prevent Cancer Foundation webcast “Funding Cancer Research in an Era of Fiscal Restraint” that was scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 13 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EST must be canceled due to the impending snowstorm on the East Coast. Thank you for your interest and we will be in touch soon with a rescheduled date for the webcast. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is holding a free webcast this Thursday, ...