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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: ...

Eat Right for Life: Cookbook Companion Celebrates Family Healthy Eating

Posted by Ann G. Kulze, M.D. on September 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
Dr. Ann Kulze

It’s September, and you know what that means – adjusting to new schedules, picking up kids from soccer practice, and helping with homework.  Getting the family together for dinner can be a challenge during back-to-school time, but preparing and eating meals together is one of the most powerful avenues available to improve our collective health and well-being. Due to recent studies that show that family meals improve the health and well-being of parents and their ...

Healthy Recipes: Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on August 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Yield: 8 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 8 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes (not including soaking time) To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Description: This beautiful salad combines fresh tomatoes, green beans, red onions and dried heirloom beans. Recently harvested beans (and thus freshly dried) cook more quickly than the kind you buy year-round at the market. In the latter part of the summer, ...

What Makes Fruits and Vegetables So Healthy?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Everyone knows that eating fruits and vegetables is important to maintain a healthy diet, but not everyone understands the science behind it. While there are a number of reasons why these food groups are so essential, one of the most important is the presence of phytochemicals, also know as phytonutrients. Besides giving fruits and vegetables distinct colors, smells and tastes, phytochemicals are rich in antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease ...