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Healthy Recipes: Creamy Tarragon Chicken Salad

Posted by PCF Admin on September 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
Creamy Tarragon Chicken Salad

Healthy Eating - Reduced-fat sour cream and mayo make a sumptuous, creamy dressing for a considerably lightened take on chicken salad. Oven-poaching the chicken in broth intensifies its flavor and keeps it moist and succulent. Combined with sweet grapes and aromatic tarragon, this is an elegant version of chicken salad that’s wonderful on a bed of mixed greens or a sandwich with nutty whole-grain bread. Yield: 8 servings, 1 cup each Total Time: 1 3/4 hours (including 1 hour chilling time) Prep Time: 30 minutes To Make Ahead: Bake the chicken (Steps 1-2) and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Cover and refrigerate the salad for up to 1 day; add the nuts just before serving. Recipe Ingredients: 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped 2/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon dried tarragon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 1/2 cups diced celery 1 1/2 cups halved red seedless grapes Recipe Steps: Preheat oven to 450°F. Arrange chicken in a glass baking dish large enough to hold it in a single layer. Pour broth around the chicken. Bake the chicken until no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast registers 170°F, 30 to 35 ...

Prevent Cancer News Round-up: Week of Sept. 4 – Sept. 11

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Foundation News - The below is the Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s weekly look at news from around the web in the wellness and cancer prevention communities. CDC Chief Says U.S. Smoking Rate of 20% is 'a paradox' After a 40-year decline, the U.S. smoking rate has hovered around 20% since 2005, although states with aggressive tobacco control programs have seen their rates drop as low as 13%, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Tuesday. (USA ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Does Age Matter?

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 9th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Yesterday I was wondering what I would write about in this week’s post and came up blank. Until a conversation in the gym this morning made me question – “does age matter?” While on the elliptical a woman I occasionally talk with struck up a conversation.  I’ll be honest, at first I thought about pretending I didn’t hear her, because quite frankly I find it hard to work out and talk at the same time.  For me, ...

10 Ways to Make Exercise a Priority

Posted by Sally McRae on September 7th, 2010 | 2 Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Whether you enjoy exercising or not, a common pitfall we all face is keeping it a priority. I constantly interact with people failing to get their daily workout in because they are either too busy, too tired or simply unmotivated. Do these reasons sound familiar to you? Of course they do! Which is why you must read my top 10 Ways to Make Exercising a Priority. Make an Appointment:  At the beginning of each week, grab ...