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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 ...

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 ...

Surviving the Valentine’s Day sugar rush

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Program on February 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Making health conscious choices is not something you normally think about on Valentine’s Day. I love getting a card from my sweetheart, but my sweet tooth cannot wait for a box of chocolates. It is my favorite day of the year for chocolates and truffles of all types. Post Valentine’s Day, many regret the sugar laden treats this season brings and ultimately the havoc it reeks on our bodies. We feel sluggish and often eat ...

Healthy recipe: Strawberry & blue cheese bruschetta

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on September 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
Strawberry & Blue Cheese Bruschetta

Yield: 1 dozen Servings: 12 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: The big, bold, salty and tangy flavor of blue cheese makes an unexpected but utterly delicious match with sweet juicy strawberries. This healthy bruschetta recipe makes a quick and easy appetizer. It is pretty topped with chopped green chives. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 12 medium strawberries, hulled and sliced 2. 1 teaspoon sugar 3. 1/4 cup (2 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel) 4. 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese 5. 1-2 teaspoons water, ...