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Healthy recipe: Turkey, corn & sun-dried tomato wraps

Posted by Rebecca Evans on August 29th, 2013 | No Comments »
Turkey, Corn & Sun-Dried Tomato Wraps

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: Fresh corn kernels, tomatoes and lettuce fill these hearty turkey wraps. This wrap is great for picnics or when you need to have dinner on the run. Add some crumbled feta or shredded Cheddar for another layer of flavor. Serve with carrot sticks, sliced bell pepper or other crunchy vegetables plus your favorite creamy dressing. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 cup corn kernels, fresh (see Tip) or frozen (thawed) 2. 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomato 3. 1/4 cup chopped soft sun-dried tomatoes (see Shopping Tip) 4. 2 tablespoons canola oil 5. 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar or cider vinegar 6. 8 thin slices low-sodium deli turkey (about 8 ounces) 7. 4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas 8. 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce Recipe Steps: 1. Combine corn, tomato, sun-dried tomatoes, oil and vinegar in a medium bowl. 2. Divide turkey among tortillas. Top with equal portions of the corn salad and lettuce. Roll up. Serve the wraps cut in half, if desired. Recipe Tip: To remove corn kernels from the cob, stand an ear of corn on one end and slice the kernels off with a sharp knife. One ear will yield about 1/2 cup kernels. Shopping Tip: Look for soft sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed) in the produce section of ...


Healthy recipe: Zesty bean dip & chips

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »
Zesty Bean Dip & Chips

Healthy Eating - Yield: 1 serving Servings: 1 Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Recipe Description: Stirring salsa into versatile canned refried beans makes a quick and healthy bean dip. It also works well as a sandwich spread with your favorite vegetables and a sprinkle of cheese. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1/4 cup fat-free canned refried beans 2. 1 tablespoon salsa 3. 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro 4. 1 minced scallion (optional) 5. 1 ounce tortilla chips (about 10) Recipe Steps: Combine refried beans, salsa, cilantro and scallion (if ...

Research opens doors

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator of Research and Programs Administration on | No Comments »
Jenny Twesten

Research - The application cycle for Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 2013 Research Grant and Fellowship Program just closed, and, while we gear up to review these new applications, we thought we’d check in with our 2012 awardees and see how they’re doing in their first year of research! For those unfamiliar with our grant and fellowship program, we awarded seven researchers from across the country with two years of funding to conduct research using innovative technology and fresh approaches ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon visits the Latin American Festival in Worcester, MA

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
Prevent Cancer Super Colon

The Super Colon - The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ went to Worcester last weekend for the 23rd annual Latin American Festival. The exhibit was hosted by UMass Memorial Health Center. Volunteers gave out magnets, bracelets and our Guide to Preventable Cancers in English and Spanish. Among the 433 visitors were Congressman Jim McGovern and Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program Executive Director Lisa McGovern. A drawing for a free iPad mini helped attract visitors to the exhibit where we spoke with ...