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5 of the healthiest cheeses

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on May 9th, 2014 | No Comments »
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You don’t normally see cheese on healthy food lists, but it’s part of pretty much everyone’s diet. No matter how healthy I eat, there is always room for a little cheese. This month, I did some research on the healthiest types of cheese that you can enjoy at breakfast, lunch and dinner. In general, choose cheeses that are low in sodium and fat - soft cheeses tend to have higher amounts of both. Here are 5 cheeses ...

Healthy recipe: Creamsicle breakfast smoothie

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on April 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings, 1 3/4 cups each Servings: 2 Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Recipe Description: Though it tastes like those iconic vanilla-and-orange popsicles, this creamsicle breakfast smoothie recipe is a balanced breakfast with carbohydrates, protein and, thanks to the addition of coconut water, essential electrolytes. Coconut water serves up more than 10 percent of your daily dose of potassium—an electrolyte you lose through sweat—in every cup, making it a great hydrator for light workouts. Plus, this ...

5 tips for eating well in your 20s

Posted by Allison Godfrey, Wicked Healthy Washingtonian on March 29th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Eating healthy can be a challenge at any age, but it can be especially hard for us twenty somethings. Many of us are out living on our own for the first time, experiencing our first full-time jobs and trying to get a handle on how to take care of ourselves. We’re trying to figure out how to be real, legitimate “grown-ups” and a part of that is managing our health and wellness. With so much else going on, however, ...

Healthy recipe: Cherry, wild rice & quinoa salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on March 20th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad

Yield: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 8 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Recipe Description: This whole grain wild rice and quinoa salad recipe is perfect for toting to summer potlucks. It features sweet cherries, crunchy celery, nutty aged goat cheese and toasted pecans. If you can find red quinoa, it’s particularly pretty. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3/4 cup wild rice 2. 1/2 cup quinoa (see Tips), rinsed if ...