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Healthy Recipes: Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

Crisp and chewy, this bar is a good-for-you alternative to store-bought cereal bars. The secret ingredient, silken tofu, will give your day a protein-packed start. The recipe also works with other fruit-and-nut combinations.  Yield: 16 servings Total Time: 2 hours (including cooling time) Prep Time: 30 minutes To Make Ahead: Individually wrap in plastic and […]

Healthy Recipes: Creamy Tarragon Chicken Salad

Reduced-fat sour cream and mayo make a sumptuous, creamy dressing for a considerably lightened take on chicken salad. Oven-poaching the chicken in broth intensifies its flavor and keeps it moist and succulent. Combined with sweet grapes and aromatic tarragon, this is an elegant version of chicken salad that’s wonderful on a bed of mixed greens […]

10 Ways to Make Exercise a Priority

Whether you enjoy exercising or not, a common pitfall we all face is keeping it a priority. I constantly interact with people failing to get their daily workout in because they are either too busy, too tired or simply unmotivated. Do these reasons sound familiar to you? Of course they do! Which is why you […]

Healthy Recipes:Orange-Glazed Shredded Carrots

An orange glaze brings out the sweetness in one of the kid-friendliest vegetables around. With convenient pre-shredded carrots, there’s no chopping required. Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup each Total Time: 15 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes   Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1/2 cup orange juice 2. 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 3. 1 teaspoon cornstarch 4. […]

Healthy Recipes: Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

A Moroccan-inspired spice rub coats the steaks and is tossed with the sweet potatoes as well. The foil-packet cooking method for the sweet potatoes yields excellent results (and fewer dishes). Make it a Meal: Sautéed greens, such as arugula, kale or spinach, and a glass of Zinfandel round out the meal. Yield: 4 servings Total […]

Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Diagnosis Puts Focus On Risk Factors

News that Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas has been diagnosed with throat cancer has led many to wonder about their own risk for this type of cancer. Like many cancers, there are ways for you to drastically reduce your risk of throat and oral cancers: Don’t use tobacco in any form. If you smoke, quit immediately. […]

Prevention – A Grassroots Outreach

What do tractors, ponies, cotton candy and the Prevent Cancer SuperColon™ have in common?  The Calhoun County Fair, that’s what!  Running annually for the last 162 years it is the oldest fair in Michigan. The Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Regional Health Alliance hosted the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s exhibit to highlight prevention awareness about colon […]

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Grilled shrimp is perfectly accented by this light, summery pineapple-melon salsa. The flavors are bright and fresh, just right for a hot day. Use just one melon or any combination of melons—including watermelon—for the versatile salsa. For best flavor marinate the shrimp overnight. Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 1 1/4 hours (plus marinating time) Prep […]

Healthy Recipe: Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes

Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes Servings: 4 Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Total Time: 20 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: This dish of roasted broccoli and tomatoes is tossed with bright Mediterranean ingredients just before serving. Recipe Ingredients: 12 ounces broccoli crowns, trimmed and cut into bite-size florets (about 4 cups) […]