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Healthy recipe: Chicken breasts with mushroom cream sauce

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on January 25th, 2013 | No Comments »
Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Yield: 2 servings Servings: 2 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: The secret to a good cream sauce is always the same: not too much cream or it can be overpowering, masking the more delicate flavors. Here it contains a bountiful amount of mushrooms and is served over chicken breasts. Recipe Ingredients: 2 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and tenders removed (see Tip) 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 medium shallot, minced 1 cup thinly ...

Tips to maintain a healthy weight [Infographic]

Posted by Will Melor, Communications Associate - Graphic Design on January 22nd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
William Mellor

Maintaining a healthy weight is an important step we can take to greatly reduce the possibility of developing certain forms of cancer. When trying to lose excess weight, many of us turn to fad diets that promise a quick fix. These dieting schemes often cause short-term weight loss, continuing no more than six months, followed by weight regain. Typically more weight is gained than was lost. The best way to lose excess weight is to ...

Healthy recipe: Spiced chickpea “nuts”

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on January 18th, 2013 | No Comments »
Spiced Chickpea Nuts

Yield: 4 servings, 1/4 cup each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 1 hour To Make Ahead: Cover and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.   Recipe Description: When roasted in a hot oven, chickpeas become super crunchy. They’re a great low-fat substitute for nuts when salty cravings hit. Recipe Ingredients: 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon salt Recipe Steps: Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat ...

Healthy recipe: One-bowl chocolate cake

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on January 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
One Bowl Chocolate cake

Yield: 12 servings Servings: 12 Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes Recipe Description:   This easy-to-make chocolate cake is dark, moist, rich—and only dirties one bowl! Not quite as easy as boxed cake mixes, but those often contain trans fats. Our simple "from scratch" recipe gives you a home-baked cake with healthful canola oil and whole-wheat flour. Recipe Ingredients: 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole-wheat pastry flour (see Ingredient Note) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking ...