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Healthy recipe: Zesty bean dip & chips

Posted by Rebecca Evans 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 using) in a bowl. Serve with tortilla chips. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 199 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 452 mg sodium; 273 mg potassium 2 Carbohydrate Servings Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat

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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 ...

Healthy recipe: Summer succotash salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
Summer Succotash Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 10 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 10 Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 2, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Finish with Steps 3 & 4 just before serving. Recipe Description: This summer salad is based on the Southern favorite, succotash, and is a fresh-tasting combination of butter beans, corn, summer squash and tomatoes. Butter beans, the same species as lima beans, are the bean of choice ...