Balsamic grilled veggies, simple, quick and packed with flavor

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With summer in full swing and July 4th right around the corner, now’s the perfect time for grilling. Although grilling is a great way to add a smoky flavor to food, there are some downsides to this cooking method. Barbecue grills are mostly used to cook meat, and the high heat and smoke can cause harmful substances to form in these foods. Carcinogens and compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) formed during grilling may increase your risk of cancer.

For tips to minimize the risks of grilling, follow AICR’s guide to healthy grilling. Even more importantly than how you cook your food, I like to focus instead on what foods to eat more of. Grilling vegetables does not produce HCAs, and eating more plant-based foods will actually help lower your risk of cancer. Read more… “Balsamic grilled veggies, simple, quick and packed with flavor”

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    Five Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy that Could Even Be Healthy

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    10762288_sNow that Halloween has come and gone, it’s time for the annual question: what to do with the leftover treats your kids have racked up? Here are a few creative ways to use that candy, from quick snacks to science projects, that are both fun and educational.

    1. Cereal and Nut Mix
    This can be a delicious and healthful snack to make with kids. Use a mix of whole-wheat cereal, nuts – and this year – some of your Halloween candy. Whether you enjoy candy corn or crispy chocolate bars, adding small amounts make a creative addition to the whole-grain cereal and nut mixture. This would be a great snack for Thanksgiving dinner—you’re going to need something to hold you over while the turkey is baking!

    2. Piñata
    Do you have an upcoming party that will feature a piñata? Save that Halloween candy! No need to buy more when you have leftovers. Use it to fill the piñata and enjoy! Read more… “Five Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy that Could Even Be Healthy”

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      High-School SuperFoods Winner, trying new foods and fusion

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      It’s that time of year, again. The dishes are in and the judges have made their decision; first place goes to… New York City’s Kristopher Lopez, whose execution of Faux –lafels proved to be a hit!

      The AICR Healthy Recipe C-CAP Winner 2015For the last three years now, AICR has partnered with the C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Programs) for their annual cooking competition. High school students enrolled in vocational culinary programs are encouraged to submit a recipe, given specific guidelines, in the hopes that they will have the winning recipe. This year students created small plates or appetizers that followed AICR’s evidence-based guidelines for lowering cancer risk.

      Here, Kristopher shares his experience in the competition, what inspires him, and his plans for the future.

      Was it challenging to develop a dish given AICR’s nutrition guidelines?

      Yes, it was a little challenging because I was asked to work with ingredients that I was unfamiliar with and that I don’t really deal with coming from a Puerto Rican background. The development process involved a lot of research of ingredients as well as trial and error. Read more… “High-School SuperFoods Winner, trying new foods and fusion”

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