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A guide to cooking with peppers

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on July 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
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(photo: John Winkelman) We all know that eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce your risk for cancer, but incorporating vegetables into your diet isn’t always an easy task. They can be intimidating! One easy, fun (and colorful!) way to incorporate more vegetables into your dishes this summer is to try cooking with peppers. High in vitamin A and C, peppers add punches of flavor and nutrients to your dish. 3 ways to ...

Nothing more patriotic than prevention

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on July 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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(photo: Tim Hamilton) You’re headed out to the fireworks tonight. While blasting patriotic tunes on the patio, you jam a perfectly grilled cheeseburger into your mouth, so pumped that you can barely chew. More than a couple of alcoholic beverages later, you eat a gigantic piece of gooey, good old-fashioned chocolate cake. By the time you get to the fireworks, your food-induced coma has knocked the energy, life and holiday cheer out of your red, white ...

Pack your way to a tastier, healthier and cheaper lunch

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on May 31st, 2014 | No Comments »
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There are numerous benefits to packing your own lunch: 1. You save money - eating out every day can break the bank, 2. You know exactly what you are putting in your body, and 3. You can spend the extra time on your lunch break doing these productive things instead of standing in line for takeout. If you are anything like me, you spend about 10 seconds thinking about lunch before running off to work in ...

Healthy recipe: Creamsicle breakfast smoothie

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on April 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings, 1 3/4 cups each Servings: 2 Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Recipe Description: Though it tastes like those iconic vanilla-and-orange popsicles, this creamsicle breakfast smoothie recipe is a balanced breakfast with carbohydrates, protein and, thanks to the addition of coconut water, essential electrolytes. Coconut water serves up more than 10 percent of your daily dose of potassium—an electrolyte you lose through sweat—in every cup, making it a great hydrator for light workouts. Plus, this ...