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Americans’ diets fall short of U.S. guidelines

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A recent study compared the daily eating habits of over 8,000 Americans to the nutritional standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While some groups are doing better than others, researchers discovered that people are not meeting the nutritional recommendations. The study showed that children and the elderly tended to have better quality diets than middle-aged adults. Hispanics also exhibited healthier diets than blacks or whites and women have better diets than men. ...

Healthy recipe: Spinach & sun-dried tomato stuffed pizza

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on November 29th, 2012 | No Comments »
Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Pizza

Yield: 6 servings Servings: 6 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: This stuffed pizza is filled with crumbled tofu, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, cheese and fresh basil. It’s easy to make stuffed pizza at home. Just roll the crust thin, spread filling over half and fold closed. To use fresh spinach, cook 10 ounces until just wilted; finely chop and squeeze dry. Serve with: Marinara sauce for dipping and mixed green salad. Recipe Ingredients: Cooking spray, preferably canola ...

Healthy recipe: Brussels sprouts with chestnuts & sage

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communication Associate on November 21st, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts and Sage

Yield: 12 servings, about 1/2 cup each Servings: 12 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Recipe Description: Chestnuts and Brussels sprouts are a classic pair—the toasty, rich nuts balance the sprouts. This dish cuts down on the holiday oven gridlock because it can be done on the stovetop. Recipe Ingredients: 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium chicken ...

The first Thanksgiving meal

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 20th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Curious about how the first Thanksgiving feast may have looked like back in 1621? Some of the traditional foods have modified over the years, but many have remained the same. For starters, the Wampanoag Native people and the Pilgrims enjoyed several protein-rich meats, not just turkey, which included duck, geese, venison, cod and pigeon. The Plymouth Rock feasters also had their own versions of stuffing and gravy to accompany their meat. Mashed potatoes and sweet ...