Turkey Potpie with Cornbread Crust
Whether because of shorter days or cold temperatures, I am craving warm, soothing and filling foods these days. These comfort foods are often high calorie with lots of added fat – okay for an occasional treat – but winter weather can last awhile so it’s easy to overdo and end up with a few extra pounds when spring finally arrives.
Fortunately, here at AICR we have plenty of recipes based on traditional comfort foods, but they’ve gone through a healthy makeover. As for all AICR dishes, they meet our recipe guidelines and they’ve had to pass the taste test, so you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for a healthy, cancer-preventive dish. Continue reading
The end of one year and beginning of a new year always brings lists – the best of, the worst of, and trends for the new year. Rather than forecasting what Americans will be doing in 2013, here’s my wish list of trends to improve our health. These trends would help Americans eat smarter and move more and in the long run prevent about 1/3 of many cancers.
1. Patriotic Portion Sizes: Our nation spends more than $150 billion per year on health problems stemming from overweight and obesity. At restaurants, appropriate portion sizes and calorie levels promote healthier weight and we’d help balance America’s budget through health care cost savings. So the healthy choice would be the patriotic choice. Continue reading
AICR’s new summary of the evidence on coffee and cancer shows that the popular beverage does not increase cancer risk, but some holiday coffee drinks are loaded with added fat and sugar. Consuming just a few of these drinks every week can lead to weight gain which increases risk for seven types of cancer.
AICR’s tips will help you cut the calories but still enjoy the flavors you love. (more…)