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Red, White & Blue Cheese Dip

We already gave you a few ideas for a healthier Fourth of July, but if you need a little more inspiration, try this easy Red, White & Blue Cheese Dip. Serve it with your favorite veggies for a more nutritious alternative to potato chips and store-bought dip.    Red, White & Blue Cheese Dip ¾ […]

Lemon Basil Shrimp Salad

During the warm summer months, the kitchen may be the last place you want to spend your time. But preparing your own meals rather than eating at restaurants makes it easier to choose healthy options. This shrimp salad is packed with bright, crisp veggies and bursting with flavor using healthy fats from olive oil and […]

Roast cauliflower soup

There’s nothing like a warm, creamy soup for dinner on a cold winter night. Soup is also an easy way to incorporate cancer-fighting foods into your diet in a flavorful way. Research has shown cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, may reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, as well as cancers of […]

Lighten up Thanksgiving

Many traditional Thanksgiving dishes are not exactly known for their nutritional benefits. The Calorie Control Council estimates the average American will consume about 4,500 calories from Thanksgiving dinner, and snacking before and after. That’s more than twice as many calories as we typically consume on a given day! This year, why not bring a lighter […]

Pumpkin spice protein bites

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy snack that will actually fill you up, try these pumpkin spice protein bites packed with nutrients and full of your favorite fall flavors. Pumpkin is a great source of vitamin A, which boosts your immune system. Adding flax seeds to this recipe won’t affect the flavor, but […]

Make Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole for Less Than 200 Calories

No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without my favorite staple side dish- sweet potatoes. Most recipes call for marshmallows, butter and lots of sugar, but an unhealthy diet can increase your risk for cancer. This year, try this healthy take on the Thanksgiving classic. This recipe tastes like an indulgence without all the calories. Sweet Potato […]

New Cookbook with Healthy Living Tips Developed by Community Grant Recipient

Craving an end of summer peach cobbler? The Down Home Healthy Living 2.0 cookbook features healthier versions of traditional southern recipes and tips for staying active.

Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable that takes on many different flavors and pairs well with meats and fish. Now is the perfect time to pick up some fresh cauliflower at your local farmer’s market or grocery store because its peak season is right around the corner.

Zippy Summer Watermelon Salad

Every summer cookout or picnic includes the all-star green on the outside red on the inside summer fruit- watermelon. It’s a crowd favorite sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Most people simply cut and eat large triangles of watermelon, but this year give summer’s favorite fruit a kick with this tangy and sweet salad.

Build a healthy salad

(photo: Kurman Communications, Inc.) All salads are healthy, right? Wrong. Your salad is only as healthy as your toppings and iceberg lettuce is not as healthy as you think. Healthy eating is an important step to reducing your cancer risk. What you feed your body directly impacts its ability to stay healthy. Salads are often […]