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Jamie’s 5K Challenge: From Fat to Fit & Flab to Fab

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 13th, 2011 | 10 Comments »
Jamie 5K 2010

If there is a word that I despise nearly as much as the “c word” (cancer) it would have to be the word “fat.”  After losing the baby chub from early childhood I was finally at a normal weight during high school, although my 5’3” frame and body type has always been somewhat “stocky.” When I went to college I gained more than double the “Freshman 15,” mostly due to the turmoil that my family ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on June 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Our healthier eggplant Parmesan sandwich uses tender, smoky grilled eggplant instead of fried, so it has a fraction of the fat and calories. To make these sandwiches a cinch to prepare, make sure to have all your ingredients ready before you head out to the grill. 4 servings | Active Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 large eggplant, (1 1/4-1 1/2 pounds), cut into 12 1/4-inch-thick rounds Canola or olive ...

Healthy Recipes: Chilaquiles Casserole

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on May 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
Chilaquiles Casserole

Our version of this enchilada-style chilaquiles casserole is packed with nutritious beans and vegetables. Canned prepared enchilada sauce has great flavor and keeps the prep time quick. It can vary in heat level so find one that suits your taste. If you want to eliminate the heat altogether, try a green enchilada sauce (which is often milder than red) or substitute two 8-ounce cans of plain tomato sauce. 10 servings | Active Time: 20 minutes | ...

Healthy Recipes: Zucchini Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Posted by PCF Admin on May 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
Zucchini Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Drizzle grilled zucchini with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and it becomes an easy vegetable salad. Want a little heat? Add minced fresh jalapeño.     Makes 6 servings Active Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 medium lemon 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 pounds small zucchini, cut into lengthwise slices about 1/2 inch thick 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted (see Tips) 1/3 cup thinly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (see Tips) Preparation Bring a small saucepan of water to ...