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Healthy recipe: Blue cheese-walnut green beans

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on December 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: These green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and topped with toasted walnuts pair well with grilled steak or chicken. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 pound green beans, trimmed 2. 1/4 cup water 3. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 4. 1/4 teaspoon salt 5. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 6. 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese 7. 1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts (see Tip) Recipe Steps: 1. Bring green beans and water to ...

Healthy recipe: Quinoa cakes with smoked salmon

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on December 6th, 2013 | No Comments »
Quinoa Cakes with Smoked Salmon

Yield: 32 (2-inch) cakes Servings: 32 Active Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 3/4 hours To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate quinoa (Step 1) and lemon sour cream (Step 2) in separate containers for up to 1 day. Form quinoa cakes (Step 3) up to 6 hours ahead. Recipe Description: These crisp quinoa cakes spiked with smoked salmon and topped with lemony sour cream make a lovely appetizer. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 1/4 cups water 2. 3/4 cup quinoa (see Tips) 3. 8 ounces smoked ...

Happy and healthy during the holidays (Infographic)

Posted by Will Mellor, Graphic Design Manager on December 4th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
William Mellor

Studies show that weight gained during the holiday season isn’t lost during the rest of the year. Temptations are everywhere in the month of December – holiday cookies and copious amounts of eggnog provide zero nutritional value. Don’t let the holiday season destroy your health! We created this infographic using Dr. Ann’s article Staying Healthy During the Holidays to provide you with helpful tips for maintaining your health during the craze of holiday festivities. You’ll be ...

Celebrate Thanksgiving on a lighter note

Posted by Liona Chan on November 27th, 2013 | No Comments »
Liona

The holidays are generally a fairly indulgent time of year. While giving up some of your favorites can be difficult, navigate this year’s Thanksgiving with some helpful ideas from the Prevent Cancer Foundation and wellness expert Dr. Ann. Stay healthy and substitute some of those heavy dishes with these lighter alternatives. Original: Mashed potatoes Dr. Ann refers to mashed potatoes and other starchy foods made from white flour as the “Great White Hazards.” This holiday favorite has ...