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Nutrients in Cranberries Could Prevent Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Cranberries are a great source of nutrients and aren’t only for Thanksgiving. These delectable fruits are low in calories and contain vitamin C, manganese, vitamin K and fiber – as well as high quantities of antioxidants. "Cranberries are good for kidneys, gastrointestinal and oral health, if unsweetened. They also lower low-density lipoprotein (the 'bad' cholesterol), and raise high-density lipoprotein (the 'good' cholesterol)," says Phil Lempert, food industry analyst. The nutrients in cranberries may also aid stroke recovery, ...

Health Regulations Push Schools to Serve Healthier Lunches

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For the first time in over a decade, stricter health regulations have pushed schools to offer healthier lunch choices for students. Options will include more servings of fruit and vegetables and overall less saturated fat content. Many school systems are also increasing the number of dishes that incorporate vegetarian and whole grain options. The recent government regulations are a result of the increasing obesity epidemic affecting school age children in the U.S. With one-third of all ...

Healthy Recipe: Tofu Parmigiana

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 16th, 2012 | No Comments »
Tofu Parmigiana

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: Instead of having a greasy, battered coating, the tofu “steaks” in our revamped Parmigiana are breaded and lightly pan-fried in just a small amount of oil then topped with part-skim mozzarella, fresh basil and your favorite marinara sauce. This Italian classic will please even those who are tofu-phobic. Recipe Ingredients: 1/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 14-ounce package firm or extra-firm water-packed tofu, rinsed 1/4 teaspoon ...

Healthy Recipe: Charred Tomato & Chicken Tacos

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
Charred Tomato and Chicken Tacos

Yield: 6 servings, 2 tacos each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Charring tomatoes in a cast-iron skillet yields smoky results. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 pound ripe plum tomatoes cored (about 4-5) 2. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil divided 3. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks 4. Salt & freshly ground pepper 5. 1 large white onion finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 6. 2 cloves cloves garlic very finely chopped 7. 2 jalapeño peppers seeded ...