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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: Baja Butternut Squash Soup

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on October 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
Baja Butternut Squash Soup

Yield: 10 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 10 Prep Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate the soup for up to 3 days. Recipe Description: This silky-smooth butternut soup gets a hit of spice from chipotle, cloves and cumin. Adapted from Chef Jesús González, Chef of La Cocina Que Canta at Rancho La Puerta. Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds (1 small to medium) butternut or other winter squash 1 teaspoon canola oil 2 stalks celery, ...

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 ...