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Recipe: Non-alcoholic sangria

Recipe adapted from Epicurious. Nothing says summer like a pitcher of sangria shared with friends, but that’s not exactly the epitome of cancer prevention. Alcohol consumption has been linked to an increased risk of head and neck, liver, breast and colorectal cancers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says if you drink alcohol […]

Recipe: Banana-berry smoothie bowl

Smoothie bowls are my new favorite weekend breakfast. It’s so easy to pack in tons of nutrients and they feel more filling than drinking a smoothie―plus you get to add toppings. Millions of Americans admit to skipping breakfast, but this important first meal keeps your metabolism up, gives you energy and can help you lose […]

The perfect Valentine’s Day dinner

There’s no better way to show your significant other you care on Valentine’s Day than a home-cooked meal. This year, skip the expensive and indulgent prix fixe restaurant menus and spoil your loved one by preparing a healthy three-course meal at home. Start with a spinach salad with beets, walnuts and goat cheese, followed by […]

Super Bowl Recipe: Smarter Spinach Artichoke Dip

Recipe adapted from My Sequined Life The Super Bowl is as much about the snacks and the commercials as it is about football. While almost all foods are ok in moderation, many popular game day snacks like chicken wings, pizza and nachos can throw your healthy diet off track. But there are ways to lighten […]

Red lentil soup

It’s soup season! During these cold winter months, soup is on my table at least twice a week. But let’s face it—many of the old favorites are loaded with cream, cheese or bacon. For a healthier option, try red lentil soup. Red lentils are a great base for soup because they cook quickly and are […]

Healthy holiday gift idea

Baking is one of my favorite holiday traditions, especially because these goodies are the perfect homemade gifts for family, friends and coworkers. Unfortunately, many seasonal treats are not-so-healthy, but homemade granola offers at least three antioxidant-rich foods linked to reducing your risk for cancer: oats, nuts and cranberries. It’s also easy to make and customize […]

Trim your Thanksgiving meal with these 5 tips

It’s difficult to eat healthy on Thanksgiving, not only because you may tend to overeat, but because traditional dishes are often loaded with calories. Obesity is linked to at least 13 types of cancer, so it’s important to eat well and maintain a healthy weight―even during the holidays. We’re sharing five ways you can still […]

Pumpkin spice quinoa cookies

Adapted from Skinny Taste blog Healthy enough for breakfast, but tasty enough for dessert, these cookies are packed with the hidden health benefits of quinoa, pumpkin and flaxseed. Quinoa is full of protein to keep you full longer, pumpkin is high in beta-carotene which may lower risk of certain cancers like lung and prostate, and […]

Easy ways to cook July’s best produce

If you’re tired of making the same old dishes, here are some easy tips and tricks on how to cook up summer’s best produce to add some nutrition and pizazz to your plate. Apricots Instead of eating apricots plain, try baking, broiling or sautéing them, then sprinkle with cinnamon and top with chopped walnuts. Apricots […]

Healthy road trip snacks

This summer, about three-fourths of Americans are expected to hit the road for a family trip—cue the chorus of kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The key to keeping the backseat quiet and content? Food. But between rest stop vending machines and fast food meals, staying healthy on road trips is anything but easy. Fortunately, […]