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Healthy recipe: Turkey, corn & sun-dried tomato wraps

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 29th, 2013 | No Comments »
Turkey, Corn & Sun-Dried Tomato Wraps

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: Fresh corn kernels, tomatoes and lettuce fill these hearty turkey wraps. This wrap is great for picnics or when you need to have dinner on the run. Add some crumbled feta or shredded Cheddar for another layer of flavor. Serve with carrot sticks, sliced bell pepper or other crunchy vegetables plus your favorite creamy dressing. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 cup corn kernels, fresh (see Tip) or frozen ...

Healthy recipe: Zesty bean dip & chips

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »
Zesty Bean Dip & Chips

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 ...

Healthy recipe: Summer succotash salad

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

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 ...

“5-A-Day” rule backed by Swedish study

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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An extensive Swedish study found a direct correlation between the ‘5-a-day’ fruit and vegetable recommendation and a longer life. According to the study, those who had at least the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables tended to live a longer life than those who did not. Of the men and women that participated in the study, those that said they did not eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables had their lives cut ...