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Healthy Protein Should Be Eaten Throughout the Day

Posted by PCF Admin on October 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Research presented at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Annual Food and Nutrition Conference suggests ingesting more protein over the course of one’s entire day instead of concentrating it during dinner time. As we age it becomes harder for our bodies to synthesize muscle proteins and keep our lean muscle mass. However, simply eating more protein is not the answer. Currently, servings from the protein group are limited because of heart-unhealthy saturated fat and a desire ...

Healthy Recipes: Tomato & Olive-Stuffed Portobello Caps

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on October 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
Tomato-&-Olive-Stuffed Portobello Caps

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 ...

Healthy Halloween Tricks and Treats

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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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: Lemon-Parm Popcorn

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on September 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon-Parm Popcorn

Yield: 2 servings, 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 2 Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes (not including popcorn-popping time) Recipe Description: Perk up your popcorn with a bit of lemon pepper and Parmesan cheese. Recipe Ingredients: 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper Pinch of salt 3 cups air-popped popcorn 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese Recipe Steps: Whisk oil, lemon pepper and salt in a small bowl. Drizzle over popcorn and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve immediately. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: ...