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Pack your way to a tastier, healthier and cheaper lunch

There are numerous benefits to packing your own lunch: 1. You save money – eating out every day can break the bank, 2. You know exactly what you are putting in your body, and 3. You can spend the extra time on your lunch break doing these productive things instead of standing in line for […]

Five of the healthiest cheeses

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 […]

‘Pinning’ my way to prevention

Pinterest is one of my favorite social media outlets, especially for collecting quotes. This week, I pinned some of my favorite motivational quotes and pictures on Prevent Cancer’s Word to inspire Pinterest Board. Start your day off right with these inspirational thoughts – I hope they help you be your healthiest self today. 1. “The […]

Congressional spouses attend briefing on military health initiatives

On March 13, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, a program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, teamed up with leaders from the Department of Defense (DoD) to educate over 20 congressional spouses (including a primary health care doctor and a mental health professional) on the military’s Healthy Base Initiative (HBI). HBI promotes healthier living to […]

5 tips for eating well in your 20s

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 […]

Healthy recipe: Smoky maple-mustard salmon

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Recipe Description: It doesn’t get much easier—or more delicious—than this speedy recipe for roast salmon topped with a smoky maple-mustard sauce. The sweetness of the maple balances the tangy mustard; smoked paprika or ground chipotle adds another layer of flavor. Ask at […]

Healthy recipe: Grilled chicken thighs with cucumber-mint salad

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: The cumin and coriander rub in this grilled chicken thigh recipe pairs deliciously with a minty cucumber salad. Chicken thighs can vary widely in size. Ask your butcher to hand-select 4 large thighs for this recipe. If you can only […]

Healthy recipe: Quick pasta bolognese

Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup pasta & about 1 cup sauce each Servings: 4 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Refrigerate the sauce (Steps 1 & 3) for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Recipe Description: Who doesn’t love pasta with a quick meat sauce? […]

Healthy recipe: Blue cheese-walnut green beans

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: These green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and topped with toasted walnuts pair well with grilled steak or chicken. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 pound green beans, trimmed 2. 1/4 cup water 3. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin […]

Healthy recipe: Quinoa cakes with smoked salmon

Yield: 32 (2-inch) cakes Servings: 32 Active Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 3/4 hours To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate quinoa (Step 1) and lemon sour cream (Step 2) in separate containers for up to 1 day. Form quinoa cakes (Step 3) up to 6 hours ahead. Recipe Description: These crisp quinoa cakes spiked […]