Could you meet the New American Plate (NAP) challenge?
So far over 1,500 people from around the US (and the world) are ready to start. Beginning next week, these Challengers are stepping up to the New American Plate Challenge to lose weight healthfully and lower their cancer risk through healthier eating and increased physical activity.
Every Friday, you will receive a teaser email to prepare for the upcoming weekly challenge, describing what you need to buy at the grocery store or ways to prepare for moving more.
The Monday morning email will reveal that week’s challenge and you’ll find more specifics, including tips, tools and recipes on the NAP Challenge website to help you meet the week’s goals. Continue reading →
As sweet and light as the month of May, our Health-e-Recipe for Hazelnut Meringue Kisses is a delightful way to surprise Mom for Mother’s Day while keeping calories low.
Meringues are a magical creation from egg whites beaten stiff until they hold stiff peaks, then sweetened with a little sugar, flavored with a pinch of salt and baked. This recipe adds succulent hazelnuts, which – like all nuts – have healthy, mostly monounsaturated fat, vitamins A and E and fiber that helps to reduce cancer risk. Since they are high in calories (180 calories for about 21 hazelnuts), chopping them into a fine texture is a good way to make a little go a long way.
As they bake, these Kisses emit a fabulous fragrance. Your mama will be proud!
With only six ingredients, Health-e-Recipe for Colorful Southwestern Black Bean Salad gets high marks in all categories: it’s easy and quick to prepare, filling, healthy, cancer-preventive and delicious.
The 5 grams of cancer-fighting dietary fiber in each serving come from the vegetables and black beans, all rich in phytochemicals. A little olive oil and tomato salsa spread a piquant flavor throughout this yummy salad. Serve it in a brightly colored bowl.
Kids like it too, as proven in our supermarket taste test this Spring, where AICR staff and Super Kids Nutrition originator Melissa Halas Liang, RD (right in photo below), dished out portions to delighted children and parents as part of our Healthy Kids Today – Prevent Cancer Tomorrow campaign.
At only 125 calories per serving, you can add a half-cup of brown rice or a 6-inch whole-wheat tortilla to make it a healthy lunch. Eat another vegetable with it and have a piece of fresh fruit for dessert to round it into a meal.
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