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Healthy Recipes: Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on March 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad

Yield: 5 servings, about 2 cups each Servings: 5 Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Pureed berries give the tangy wine vinegar dressing a creamy texture that gently clings to the lettuce and fruit. This is a salad to enjoy when fresh berries are in the market. Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries, divided 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar 1 small clove garlic, coarsely chopped 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 cups mixed salad ...

Healthy Recipes: Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on March 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Yield: 4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Lemon zest ties all the flavors together in this light and creamy pasta. Make it a meal: Serve with a salad of sliced fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes tossed with a little fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Recipe Ingredients: 8 ounces whole-wheat penne pasta 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1 1/2 cups whole milk 4 teaspoons whole-grain mustard 4 teaspoons ...

Images of Vegetables May Increase Student Consumption

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
Vegetable Bounty

You are what you eat, but do you eat what you see? In a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from the University of Minnesota compared the consumption of vegetables on two separate days by 800 kindergarten through fifth grade students. On the first day, the researchers observed how many vegetables the students took and how much of them were eaten. Then using trays with images of carrots and green ...

Healthy Recipes: Avocado-Corn Salsa

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on February 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Avocado-Corn Salsa

Servings: 2 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: This colorful salsa comes together in a snap with avocado, frozen corn and ripe tomato. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 avocado, diced 1/2 cup thawed frozen corn kernels 1 plum tomato, chopped 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro Lime juice to taste Salt to taste Recipe Steps: Combine avocado, corn, tomato and cilantro in a small bowl. Add lime juice and salt to taste. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 99 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 ...